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.


Trawsnewid - PRIDE Patch Making Workshop               13 July 2021

Trawsnewid - Queer Life Drawing                                    14 July 2021

Trawsnewid - Queer Cabaret Night                                 15 July 2021

A Night with Amy Dillwyn + Live Q & A                            16 July 2021

Mini PRIDE - Happy & Proud Dance-Time                      17 & 18 July 2021

Mini PRIDE - Cwtch up with Connie Storytime!             17 & 18 July 2021

Mini PRIDE - Make a Sock Puppet                                   17 July 2021

Queer Wales - Question Time - LIVE                              17 July 2021

PRIDE Guest Speaker - Nigel Owens - LIVE                  18 July 2021


PRIDE Guest Speaker - Nigel Owens - LIVE

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. 

Queer Wales - Question Time - LIVE

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. 

A Night with Amy Dillwyn + Live Q & A

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.

Trawsnewid - PRIDE Patch Making Workshop

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

Trawsnewid - Queer Life Drawing

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.


Trawsnewid - Queer Cabaret Night

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.

Mini PRIDE - Happy & Proud Dance-Time

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. 

Mini PRIDE - Cwtch up with Connie Storytime!

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.

Mini PRIDE - Make a Sock Puppet

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.