A TRIP to a fantasy village has inspired a new photographic club at a care organisation to stage their first ever exhibition.
The club was set up by Sarah Edwards, the award-winning artist in residence at Pendine Park, in Wrexham.
One of their first photographic safaris was to the picturesque Italianate village of Portmeirion, in Gwynedd.
Created by the legendary architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, Portmeirion provided the setting for The Prisoner, the cult television series from the 1960s.
Their pictures will go on display at Pendine Park later in the year.
Sarah has been running art classes there since she was appointed 13 years ago to run the Wellbeing Programme at Pendine Park.
Earlier this year, Sarah and Pendine Park proprietor Mario Kreft were presented with the Arts and Business and Sustainability Award at the annual Arts and Business Awards.
Sarah said: “Trips like this are about enhancing the quality of life of the residents.
“The art classes and the photography give them a focus and a sense of achievement. At the end of it, they will be able to see the photographs on the laptop and we’re hoping to use the pictures to stage photographic exhibitions.
“Portmeirion is a truly inspirational place and hopefully the pictures we have taken will form the basis of the first exhibition.”
Activities manager Gerry Humphreys said it was “very important” to have trips like the one to Portmeirion and it gives the residents something to look forward to.