Y Gair #17
The Dyddiau Du Newsletter
Hello again. How we’ve missed you. It’s been a weird, clammy summer without you. But we’re all here now, and don’t worry we’ve got plenty of treats this September to get you back into the swing of things…
We just celebrated the launch of Gwerin, an exhibition by Queer People of Colour, curated by the wonderful Neo Ukandu! Opening night was glorious, but if you weren’t able to make it pop in to check out the exhibition Fri-Sun for the rest of the month, and don’t forget to check out the panel discussion on September 8th, in conversation with artists Dainty Dafana, Ophelia Dos Santos, Tammy, MÈlanffro Madziva and Neo Ukandu - we’re so excited for this!
Book of the Month
All About Love: New Visions
By bell hooks
Find All About Love amongst many other fantastic reads in our community library. You’re welcome to come in, lounge and read, or borrow and take books home!
From panels to Trans Pride, writing workshops to showcases and open mics there’s plenty to sink your teeth into this September! Don’t forget to pop in to use the library and see our Gwerin exhibition in all its glory too!
Look at all those beautiful, queer faces! Poetry, music, dancing! We’re so chuffed to have been able to partner up with Trans Pride on this event, will be a chill and more quiet space, but still just as fun!
The (in)famous Dyddiau Du Monthly Open Mic is back, with a guest appearance from TuckFM, one our GWERIN exhibiting artists! If you frequent Lone Worlds you would have experienced their ethereal vibes.
As always, tickets are available from Eventbrite, open mic signs ups on the door!
PLANET MAGAZINE: PUBLISHER SHOWCASE
Boy oh boy, we’ve been excited to announce this one.
We’ve genuinely been organising this since January, so if you don’t come, we’re gonna be pissed.
Planet Magazine have recently been in the news lately too! Alongside writer Mike Parker, the National Union of Journalists and 145 signees (and counting), including our very own Joshua Jones, they published an open letter, calling for “urgent solutions to the chronic structural underfunding of our national magazine and website sector’, as Mike so eloquently puts it. This is a brilliant opportunity to find out more about Planet’s history, with over 50 years of radical Welsh publishing and supporting new literary voices.
The event will be introduced by Planet Editor Emily Trahair, followed by readings from Cardiff locals Katherine Stansfield and Taz Rahman. This event is ticketed so that we can afford to pay our readers, with a suggested donation of £3 (low income) or £5 (higher income). Get your tix at Eventbrite!
And that’s all for now - enjoy the last dregs of sun while we got ‘em and come to our events cos you’ll all have a blast x
Joshua, Lucy, Oskar & Rey x
Fri-Sat 11-6pm, Sun 11-4pm
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