Celebrate Swansea Pride 2021 in association with the National Waterfront Museum with our fabulous festival line up of digital events, including sparkling performances, live guest speakers, family fun, and a youth-led extravaganza.
All online from the museum stage.
We are delighted to welcome our guest speaker Nigel Owens to Swansea Pride - Museum Stage. To finish the week of activities and events, join us to hear first-hand about his life journey, and amazing high-profile career as an international rugby union referee. Do you have a question you've always wanted to ask Nigel? There will also be the chance to ask him your questions at the end of the session.
Tune in or book your place to join the discussion about LGBTQ+ in Wales today. The event will be hosted by Norena Shopland, LGBTQ+ author and historian. We also have a great panel in place to answer questions, click the link to find out more about the panel and how to get involved.
She was one of Swansea's most famous historical women, Amy Dillwyn is often portrayed as a lesbian, cigar wielding industrialist with attitude. But there’s so much more to her than meets the eye. Join us for a unique chance to explore the many facets of this extraordinary woman. An industrialist, writer and business woman ahead of her time, this performance piece will provide a real insight into her true character, accomplishments and beliefs. This will be followed by a live Q & A session with Amy Dillwyn expert Kirsti Bohata.
Join Izzy and Oska to make your own bespoke Pride merch. This is an interactive workshop exploring self-expression and ethical issues within Pride fashion. Feel free to craft along as we share ideas and make our own Pride patches! We have a list of the materials you'll need to join in the activity, just click on the activity webpage for all the details. #WhoMadeMyPrideMerch
Join Breifni and Luke for a relaxed, fun session of LGBTQ+ life drawing. You’ll be using different figure drawing techniques whilst chatting about LGBTQ+ bodies in museum spaces and how we can ‘queer’ our perspective on art and history. Our model for this evening will be striking a number of partially clothed poses to help your technique.
Join the participants of National Museum Wales’ LGBTQ+ youth led project Trawsnewid for the premier of their Pride Cabaret! Expect film, spoken word, drag, puppetry and art performances, inspired by queer Welsh history. All responding to the theme of transformations and the participant’s own personal experiences of being LGBTQ+ and living in Wales today.
Join this fun session with dancer Craig and the WOW! dolls, the session includes getting dressed up, striking a pose and a PRIDE themed dance routine. Anyone can join in the session and it's suitable for ages 4+. It's a free, online event with no ticket required, just keep an eye on the website for the video and get involved.
Join Connie Orff from the Museum for some added storytime sparkle! This series of short stories will celebrate inclusivity with a positive pride-themed messages.
Do you have some old socks and not sure what to do with them? Why not make a fully expressive puppet! Join Aled for a family friendly and engaging puppet making workshop celebrating inclusivity and self-expression. Follow the link for a full list of materials and details on how to book your free ticket.