Category Archives: Women

Women Like Us & Women Like That: Rainbow Film Festival 2016

Saturday 15th October 1.30pm Double Bill

Women Like Us (1989) & Women Like That (1991) – followed by a discussion with the Director Rosalind Pearson. UK. 55 mins & 30 mins

Women_Like_Us(1) First screened in 1989 as part of Channel 4’s groundbreaking TV series ‘Out on Tuesday’, these two documentaries explore and revisit the lives of older lesbians in the UK from different cultures, classes and backgrounds from the 1920s to that present day (1989). Their stories incorporate ideas about lesbianism, the changing image of lesbians, love and romance, the pressures that led some of them to marry and the later discovery of their lesbian identity with the subsequent coming out stories to their children.

Putting this in context, only 6 years earlier Channel 4 had launched ‘One in Five’, a weekly programme for the gay and lesbian communities which led to calls for Channel 4 to be scrapped! Women_Like_That

We have been trying to get hold of these 2 films: Women Like Us & Women Like That  for years so we are delighted to be able to screen them and welcome Director Rosalind Pearson to join us for a discussion, Chaired by Jane Traies. We hope other special guests will join us to update you 25 years on!

For the full rundown visit at The Old Market Hall Cinema, The Square, Shrewsbury

Aberration goes Beyond the Binary

//Aberration discussion//


All the Genders We Are//

{Ewch i lawr y dudalen am y testun Cymraeg}

Monday 7 March 2016 at 6pm in the Executive Boardroom of the Visualisation Centre on Aberystwyth University main campus. FREE EVENT, just turn up.

Directions: Turn on to campus and take the first right, follow the road down and the visualisation centre is a big modern building – the first building on your right (known as ‘the ship’)

Aberration are proud to be part of Aberystwyth University’s week of events around International Women’s Day with our discussion: ‘Beyond the Binary: all the genders we are’.

gender booksAre you female? Male? Or do you live beyond those ‘binary’ divisions? What does gender mean to us today?

Speakers from our Aberration community will set the scene by talking about their own lives, genders, politics and art, including trans and agender identities. Followed by a friendly open discussion for all, chaired by Helen Sandler.

Event in English // Mae’r digwyddiad yma yn Saesneg.

Ddydd Llun 7fed Mawrth byddwn ni’n falch o chwarae rhan yn yr wythnos o ddigwyddiadau ym Mhrifysgol Aberystwyth i ddathlu Diwrnod Rhyngwladol y Menywod gydag ein trafodaeth Aberration: ‘Beyond the Binary: all the genders we are’. Bydd yn dechrau am 6pm yn Ystafell Gyfarfod y Ganolfan Ddelweddu ar brif gampws y Brifysgol.

Bydd siaradwyr o’n cymuned Aberration yn agor y mater drwy sôn am eu bywydau eu hun, a’u rhyweddau, eu gwleidyddiaeth a’u celf, gan gynnwys hunaniaethau traws ac anryweddol.

Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival 2015 Programme

SpringOut is programming the lesbian interest films again and delighted to be part of the Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival’s tenth birthday celebrations. We have picked films to suit different tastes – with hopefully a little overlap to tempt you to stay on and see something a bit different. As usual we have a documentary with Q & A – this year looking at Lesbian Custody cases of the 1970’s, accompanied by a lovely British short of ‘children’ (grown) nurtured in lesbian & gay households.

Full festival programme details can be found here : Rainbow Film Festival and, as always, the majority of the festival takes place at The Old Market Hall

A little precis :

Friday Night (16th October 2015)
19:30 Opening Ceremony – come and join us and raise a glass to 10 years
20:00 The Way He Looks

Saturday (17th October 2015)
10:15 – 12:00 Homegrown Shorts at OMH
13.00 – Mom’s Apple Pie: the Heart of the Lesbian Custody Movement plus Q&A – programmed by SpringOut
16:30 – Jayson Bend: Queen & Country plus Q&A
20:00 – Appropriate Behaviour – programmed by SpringOut

Sunday (18th October 2015)
11:00-12:30 Around the World Shorts (at other venue)
13:30 – Victim ith Q&A
16:30 – For 80 Days – programmed by SpringOut
18:30 – Boy Meets Girl