Tag Archives: LGBT History Month

Icons & Allies exhibition Machynlleth

Icons & Allies: a one-night-only chance for the people of Machynlleth to see this touring exhibition about Icons & Allies from LGBT Welsh history on 10 March at MOMA. (Previously seen at Aberration ‘Blast from the Past’ in Aberystwyth on 3 March.)

Mike Parker will lead a tour round the exhibition, nineteenth-century artist Mary Charlotte Lloyd will appear from beyond the grave, plus time for you to say what you found interesting and who you would add if it were your exhibition! Arrive from 6pm for a 6.30 start.



Aberration Blast from the Past

Aberration presents

Blast from the Past

7.45pm Friday 3 March 2017, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, £7.50

Devils in Human Shape by Tom Marshman
Devils in Human Shape by Tom Marshman (pic: Vonalina Cake)

A fabulous evening about lesbian, gay, bi and trans lives, for LGBT History Month. With live music, theatre, talks, discussion and charity raffle…

‘The Devils in Human Shape’ – veiled gossips whisper about unspeakable sins in Tom Marshman’s theatrical interpretation of 18th century sodomy cases.
Ciaran O’Driscoll, as seen on The Voice, sings his way through queer musical history from Broadway to Bronski Beat.

Norena Shopland talks about the holes left in women’s history when sexual orientation and gender identity are overlooked.
Book launch & poetry recital from Archibald Tactful (Rachael Clerke): proto-God, cement-lover, experimental dancer.
Amy Daniel and Harry Heuser on the extraordinary eccentric collector, George Powell of Nanteos.
Charity raffle with prizes generously donated by Sophies, Rummers and the Arts Centre.
With your host for the evening, Helen Sandler.

Diolch yn fawr / big thanks for financial support to: Aberystwyth University; Over the Rainbow vegetarian guesthouse.

Croeso i bawb / all welcome. Aberration is organised by SpringOut and Enfys Aber in partnership with Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

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The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister: film screening

Wednesday 18th February 2015 8pm at The Hive, Belmont, Shrewsbury


Come and join SpringOut and the Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival crew for a screening of the Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister as part of our LGBT History Month celebrations.

Free entry – please book a seat via Eventbrite – click here –  so we know how many to expect

Starring Maxine Peake & Anna Madeley, this is a bold and passionate drama telling the story of Anne Lister, 1791-1840, a Yorkshire landowner, industrialist, traveller and diarist. She was a lesbian, who, despite needing to keep her orientation secret from society at large, in private defied the conventions of her times by living with her female lover.

Anne kept a detailed account of her life, her loves and her emotions in a fascinating and painfully honest 4,000,000-word journal. A sizeable portion was written in code, and the deciphering of the diaries a few years ago provides an astonishing insight into the life of the woman who has been called Britain’s first modern lesbian

Oxford Film Company, UK 2010  92 mins

Director James Kent