Cabarration 10 October 2015

previously at Aberration…

Aberration Cabaret

A Queer thing’s happening at the Arts Centre

Saturday 10 October 2015, Great Hall, Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Lou Safire

Doors open 7.30pm (with entertainment while you settle in); show starts 8pm

Tickets: £12 / £9 from Aberystwyth Arts Centre box office

Join us for the return of Cabarration: the cabaret night with a very queer bite. Prepare to be amazed by a glitzy line-up of local and national talent in the Great Hall, from burlesque to comedy via circus and song.

LGBT theme (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans). All welcome. Dress style: putting on the glitz.

“The rich atmosphere could only be described as Gatsbian with a queer twist!” – Ego magazine


Bethany Black
Bethany Black

Bethany Black: Standup comedy from Bethany Black, who played Helen in Channel 4’s Cucumber & Banana, and will appear in the next series of Doctor Who. Funny, fabulous and queer. ‘Something quite special and unique… I was genuinely grateful for the experience.’ – Time Out

Lou Safire: Bohemian burlesque and vaudeville from a man who is 96% Extrovert, 4% Polyester. Lou brings together circus and striptease, strutting his stuff and scaring the horses.

Kate O’Donnell: Kate returns to Aberration with ‘A Short History of My Tits’, told with music, tassels and pizzazz. As seen at Mother’s Ruin in Manchester and Duckie’s in London. ‘Loud and proud trans woman making waves’ – Sunday Times

Kate O'Donnell
Kate O’Donnell

Arms Like Legs: ‘Four apocalyptic noise spirits invite you to succumb to the whims of sound for the liquefied pleasure of all!’ Imagine Black Sabbath blended with Patti Smith with a handful of doom and hip hop thrown in. 2013 MidMad Band Slam winners.

Nic Herriot will be reading us one of her cheeky short stories. She lives locally with her wife and, when not trying to tame the jackdaws who live in her chimney,  enjoys researching plots for her erotica.

Maj Ikle is proud to live off grid in a rural women’s community, not a million miles from Aber. She will be performing the first chapter of her forthcoming autobiography, entitled ‘Maggie Thatcher made me an SM Dyke’.

Ali Cocks: last seen teaching us all some moves on the pole, Ali will be making magical shapes in the air from her new aerial hoop. Ali also teaches pole fitness classes in Aberystwyth. Accompanied by Lucy Edwards.

Aber’s newest musical duo, László Xavia and Emily Farr, are influenced variously by Paolo Nutini, Passenger, Amy McDonald and Alanis Morissette. The result is a melodious set that you may well be the first to hear!

We will have a charity raffle in aid of LGBT good causes with fab prizes donated by local businesses including meals out, drinks and a weekend away.

Ali Cocks
Ali Cocks (by Craig Kirkwood)

Cabarration is hosted by Helen Sandler, who  has compered at the York Lesbian Arts Festival, L Fest and London’s Bar Wotever. Keeping you happy through the night. Unless you don’t like to be happy – no pressure.

The night ends with DJ and dancing – everyone’s favourite DJ Boundary (of Swing City fame) will play us out.

Oh, what a night! Don’t miss it!

View photos from last year’s Cabarration>>


Aberration is programmed by Enfys Aber (Aberystwyth University Staff LGBT Pride Society) and SpringOut, and is a partnership with Aberystwyth Arts Centre.