Category Archives: Love Neath

Autumn at Gnoll Country Park

It’s the end of British summertime and Autumn has definitely arrived at the Gnoll Country Park, Neath.  We visited early on a raining Sunday morning, as I wanted to collect some leaves as part of my Positive Ageing project (more of that

World Mental Health Day 2014

What are you doing for your mental health and wellbeing on World Mental Health Day 2014? As someone who’s lived through several serious episodes of depression, I know how dreadful it can be to suffer from poor mental health.  I’m lucky

Neath Food Festival

Neath Food and Drink Festival 2014 Well, the sixth Neath Food and Drink Festival is over and I’m sure everyone will agree that it was a resounding success.  I visited on the two days and the streets and stalls were packed with visitors, with

Food Photography – Special Offer

To celebrate Neath Food and Drink Festival, I’m making a special offer on commercial food photography for local businesses until the end of October 2014. Good quality photographs can make such a difference to your marketing material, social

Neath Food and Drink Festival

Neath Food and Drink Festival 2014 Next weekend, Friday 3rd October and Saturday 4th October, brings one of the highlights of my year to Neath – the sixth Neath Food and Drink Festival.  With my love of food and food photography in particular,

Bethan Jenkins AM

A Love Neath Walkabout with Bethan Jenkins AM and Darren Nichols, Chairman of Chamber of Trade Great times during Street Food Saturday to showcase all the Neath has to offer, so a Love Neath walkabout was arranged with Darren Nichols, Chairman of

Street Food Saturday

Street Food Saturday with Le Petit Bouchon and Neath Ukulele Band Neath probably has more than its fair share of festivals and events – not that we’re complaining, but there’s always something going on, or something to look forward

Neath Community First

Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Neath Community First team were one of the many organisations to host a coffee morning in Neath in aid of Macmillan Cancer.  It was held in Neath Cricket Club and the cakes were made by staff and

Neath Ice Bucket Relay

Another fantastic event for Neath – this time raising money and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease – with the great Neath Ice Bucket Relay!  Thought up and organised by Theresa Holman, owner of the Cwtch Cafe, and aided and abetted by

Faces of Neath – Cllr. Andy Jenkins

My next nominee for the “Faces of Neath” project is Cllr. Andy Jenkins, Councillor for Neath South Ward for Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council. I first “met” Andy through Twitter last year, when he was the first to

Faces of Neath – Mair Sheasby

Next up on my “Faces of Neath” portrait project is the very lovely Mair Sheasby, owner of the Roundhouse Cafe, Castle Street, Neath.  I told Mair that she’d been nominated as one of the “Faces of Neath” during the

Neath’s first Pop-up Art Gallery

This weekend was a momentous time for Neath – we had our first pop-up Art Gallery!  Local artist Ray Thomas is exhibiting some of his fabulous work at the Roundhouse Cafe and his artwork will be adorning the walls until the end of the

Faces of Neath – Sarah Parsons

Welcome to the first in my series of portraits – the “Faces of Neath”.  This is a personal project which will be capturing portraits of people who live, work and visit Neath, and who help to make Neath the special place that it

The Faces of Neath

As a photographer, I like to have personal projects on the go and my latest one is to capture “The  Faces of Neath”. The idea for this project came from the Love Neath campaign, and in particular after Cllr. Andy Jenkins posted a

St. David’s Day Neath

Great fun for St. David’s Day Neath as part of the Love Neath campaign!  I was the official photographer for Neath and District Chamber of Trade and accompanied the judges for their Traders’ competition. The competition was ‘The

Love Neath Launch

This week I attended the official Love Neath Launch party at the Gwyn Hall in Neath.  Love Neath is a campaign to highlight the best that Neath has to offer.  Led by the Chamber of Trade, it is open to all sectors, and on the Love Neath launch

Photography as therapy

The potential of the healing and therapeutic effects of the arts has long been recognised and I have used photography as therapy for myself during dark times, when walks with my dog and a camera were the main things keeping me going.  As a life