Travel back in time with talks, songs, stories and film clips! A lively evening to mark LGBT+ History Month.
Author Alison Child will read from and talk about her new biography, Tell Me I’m Forgiven, which takes us into the lives of the music hall duo (and romantic pairing) Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney. Ali and her partner Rosie Wakley will treat us to some of the songs that Gwen and Norah used to sing and ask why these stars of the 1920s and 30s had almost been forgotten. The book was recently described as 'a superb read' by G Scene – buy a signed copy on the night!
Queer Tales from Wales will tell stories of coppermine girls, women wrestlers and men in pink houses. And in a special presentation, Yasmin Begum & Laolu Alatise of the 1919 Race Riots Collective will shine a light on BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) communities and queer people of colour in Wales. Using little-seen evidence from the archives together with film clips, they will reshape our ideas of Wales not only in the past, but in the present and future.
Earlier in the day Yasmin and Laolu will also run a zine making workshop.
For more details of all events including a Queer History Walk from Ceredigion Museum, see www.aberration.org.uk.