Y Gair #18
The Dyddiau Du Newsletter
Bit of a belated one this, as we didn’t put a newsletter out at the end of the last month! Sorry if you’ve been waiting for post, like that scene in Scott Pilgrim. Rey and I (Joshua) are currently besieged with Covid, which is so 2021 of us. Luckily we have Oskar and Lucy holding the fort while we’re all snotty. Anyway, between that and trying to refocus/avoid burn out, things are a little slower on our side.
Still though, we got some good shit happening:
That’s right, princess! GWERING has been extended until the end of October. Sunday 29th, to be precise. That means more time to check out art and poetry by a wonderful group of artists who identify as an LGBTQ+ person of colour. It’s had such a welcoming reception so far - don’t miss out! And come to the closing event on Saturday 28th to hear poetry and music from our exhibiting artists!
Book of the Month
All About Love: New Visions
By bell hooks
It’s so good, it’s our October BOTM too! No horror, all love.
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!
Join authentically excellent writer and super-person, and the glue of Dyddiau Du, Lucy Smith in these immersive creative writing workshops!
Lucy invites attendees to consider literature and art in thought-provoking ways, often using art from our exhibitions and literature from our library in order to expand our ways of thinking and playing with writing.
Book your spot here!
G(END)ER SWAP - ZINE LAUNCH & SOCIAL
Join us on Friday 13th October between 5-7pm for the launch of G(end)er Swap’s new zine, a ‘Style Guide to Living Your Best Life’! They’re doing really important job helping trans, non binary, and intersex people slay. We’re really chuffed to be able to work with activists such as G(end)er Swap.
Please buy a ticket here to cover the costs of the zine production.
Trans Aid Cymru Social
Join us for another free sober social for Trans, Intersex and Non-Binary folks, Monday 16th October, 1-4pm! Bring board games, crafts or just come to socialise. We provide tea, coffee, juice and biscuits, but feel free to bring lunch, snacks and your own drinks!
Go to @transaidcymru for more details, including help finding your way or with travel costs.
Dyddiau Du Book Swap
is back, baby! Exactly what it says on the tin. Bring books, leave with books. Or bring books and don’t take books, OR take books without bringing them. Take a seat with a coffee and read your new prizes, gloat to your friends, or leave immediately to keep your booty to yourself. The choice is yours. You have so much power. You don’t let anyone tell you who’s boss, do you? You’re so big and gorgeous.
(New section, may or may not continue w this, but bare with me)
Short Documentary Screening
Ted & Noel at the Iris Film Prize 2023
They have loved each other for 50 years, they have fought for LGBTQ+ rights their entire lives, but was it enough?
Iconic activist, Ted Brown, has spent his life fighting for queer and black identities. But as millions celebrate London Pride’s 50th anniversary, the landmark event he created, Ted is grieving. Through the media buzz, counselling sessions and lonely nights, this coming-of-age documentary follows Ted in the lead-up to the anniversary of Noel’s passing. Can Ted rediscover his faith in activism and mount one last campaign for Noel and LGBTQ+ rights?
Watch the trailer here:
The film will be screening at Iris Film Festival:
Thu, Oct 12th, 12:15 PM @ Vue Cinema - Screen 1
Sat, Oct 14th, 12:15 PM @ Vue Cinema - Screen 2
Sat, Oct 14th, 4:30 PM @ Vue Cinema - Screen 1
Llanelli Unity Event
This event has been organised in my hometown of Llanelli, to celebrate multiculturalism, diversity and community within the town. When times are tough and are groups actively fighting to sow division within our communities, we must come together through art, music, good food and good times.
Support if you can! And donate to their GoFundMe so they can continue to put events on like this that benefits our communities.
And that’s all for now - I’m wearing a beanie indoors and drinking a tea of fresh ginger, lemon and turmeric. Bring on winter, babes x
Joshua, Lucy, Oskar & Rey x
Fri-Sat 11-6pm, Sun 11-4pm
Capitol Centre, Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2HQ
Twitter & Instagram: @dyddiaudu
Buy us a Kofi, so we can afford to stay open!