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Hoyw Heddiw // Gay Today
What’s it like to be LGBT in Wales (and beyond)?
An evening of live music, discussion and readings
7.30pm Introduction by Dr Jenny Mathers, head of the International Politics department, an expert in Russian human rights issues including Pussy Riot and anti-gay legislation.
7.45pm Discussion about being LGBT in Wales, with our fabulous panel:
Jaci Taylor, who served as mayor of Aberystwyth in 2000-01, with her partner as mayoress.
Gareth Lloyd Roberts, director of Aberystwyth Arts Centre, past producer at Wales Millennium Centre.
Paddy O’Malley, co-editor and founder of The Aberystwyth EGO magazine and part of Sgarmes singing group.
Chaired by Elisa Haf, an Aber native with a degree in International Politics from the university and an interest in left-wing feminism.
The panel will be held in Welsh and English, with simultaneous translation. Followed by Q&A – join in with your questions for the panel.
9pm Richard Margraff Turley will read from and talk about his new novel, The Cunning House, about attacks on gay culture in Regency London and the raid on the White Swan molly house.
9.15pm Multilingual live music from Machynlleth’s answer to Edith Piaf – Nicola Burgess & friends.
10pm Ends – come with us up to the Arts Centre to buy a drink in the bar and continue the conversation.
Timings are approximate. Programme subject to change.
Aberration is brought to you by Enfys Aber (Aber Uni’s LGBT staff network) and SpringOut (arts events for women, LGBT folk and friends).