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Gallery all set to mark LGBT History Month

One of Swansea's longest established art attractions is getting a rainbow makeover.

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The latest free-entry Glynn Vivian at Night event will celebrate LGBT History Month tomorrow (Fri, Feb 22).

The post-work gathering at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery will feature a number of LGBT+ performers including a drag artist and a preview of a Strictly Come Dancing-inspired city event.

Robert Francis-Davies, Swansea Council's cabinet member for investment, regeneration and tourism, said: "I'm delighted that our Glynn Vivian team are working with others in the city to mark LGBT History Month.

"Swansea is a place of equality and diversity. It's essential that our cultural venues support diversity and that we increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, their history, lives, experiences and contribution to society.

"The Glynn Vivian event will be great fun and will also have strong messages about advancing education on matters affecting the LGBT+ community."

All are welcome to drop in to the event, from 5-8pm. It features a pop-up bar provided by city business Hoogah.

Swansea drag artist Ruby Slippers will perform a one-off cabaret show, with a mixture of live singing, mime and laughter.

Jermin Productions will talk about their forthcoming Swansea Pride Hits the Dancefloor event. This will be a Strictly-inspired night of same-sex ballroom dancing at the Brangwyn Hall on May 2. It will help celebrate Swansea Pride.

Other highlights include Gwilym Games from the council's library service, discussing Swansea figures from history and their LGBTQ associations. There will be a selection of short films from the Iris Prize LGBT+ International Film Festival Awards, live songs from Swansea's True Colours Choir and a fresh look at book The Rebecca Rioter by former Swansea industrialist Amy Dillwyn.

Glynn Vivian at Night is a free monthly after-hours event. As well as access to all the gallery spaces, visitors enjoy art and craft workshops, and a new line-up every month. The next event takes place on April 5.  

Photo: The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in rainbow colours.

 

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