A Portuguese community group from Wrexham have photographed some of north Wales’ most stunning scenery for a major upcoming exhibition at Tŷ Pawb.
Bom Dia Cymru (Portuguese for “good morning Wales”) is a group made up of Portuguese diaspora community members living in Wrexham. The group is part of the Comunidade de Lingua Portuguesa from Wrexham (CLPW), led by Iolanda Viegas.
On a recent day trip with some typically turbulent Welsh winter weather – dramatic cloud and rain with occasional moments of heavenly sunshine – the group visited some of north Wales’ most well loved and most photographed landscapes, including the summit of Horseshoe Pass near Llangollen, Llyn Tegid on the outskirts of Bala, and Llyn Celyn just below the majestic Arenig Fawr mountain.
Helping the group with their photography skills on the trip was Mohamed Hasan, a renowned photographer with extensive experience of photographing Welsh landscapes.
Mohamed will be the focus of a new exhibition, opening at Tŷ Pawb this April.
The exhibition, also titled Bom Dia Cymru, will feature a selection of Mohamed’s works alongside a some of the best photos taken by the group on their trip.
Bom Dia member Raquel, said: “We enjoyed the trip very much, especially Llyn Celyn. Everyone was so helpful and kind. Everything went five stars! Thank you so much.”
Iolanda said: “We had the greatest feedback from the Bom Dia Cymru group who had a wonderful time visiting the beautiful north Wales! Learning photography skills with the talented photographer Mohammed Hassan lead us to taking breathtaking images of his trip! We are looking forward to invite all our friends and families and welcome everyone to come and see the Bom Dia Cymru exhibition!”
Lead Member with responsibility for Tŷ Pawb, Cllr Hugh Jones, said: “We in Wrexham are so very lucky to be on the doorstep of some truly breathtaking scenery; it’s no wonder more and more tourists are flocking here every year. This is the first time most of the group members have visited these areas in north Wales so it’s wonderful hear that they had such an enjoyable and memorable experience.
“We look forward to seeing the full exhibition with Mohamed Hasan in April. This forms part of an ambitious Tŷ Pawb arts programme for 2024, which has a significant emphasis on co-production with Wrexham’s diverse communities.”