10.00am-4.30pm, Tuesday – Thursday, Swansea Museum, Victoria Road, Maritime Quarter, Swansea, SA1 1SN
‘Stories of a Changing Landscape, a Farmers Perspective’ documents and celebrates local farming heritage looking at the challenges and successes of working the land and how farming practices have changed over the years, linking to sector specific support services for those who might be struggling silently in order to strengthen, support and create a resilient rural Swansea that has increase health and wellbeing.
The commissioned exhibition, with imagery and sound by documentary filmmaker Florence Browne and photographer, Callum Baker seeks to amplify the voices and experiences of farmers in rural Swansea. It is hoped the exhibition will create a point of connection for agricultural workers struggling with some of the issues explored, and to give the public a glimpse of what life is like for those feeding the nation.
A range of resources to help support those suffering with poor mental health have also been developed, for example, the Mental Health and Well-being Directory which can be accessed at https://www.swansea.gov.uk/RDPmentalhealth.
Swansea Rural Development Partnership administers the LEADER strand of the Rural Development Programme. The programme is part of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), funded by the European Union and Welsh Government. The LEADER programme supports innovative community led projects in eight rural wards in Swansea – Mawr, Llangyfelach, Pontarddulais, Penclawdd, Fairwood, Bishopston, Pennard, and Gower. The programme has been extended to 2023.