Sat, 15 Feb | STOP Cafe, Museum & Art Gallery

Tell Me I'm Forgiven - and some Queer Tales from Wales

£5 per person Highlights from the lives of music hall performers Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney, women wrestlers and a cigar-smoking novelist - all in one night!
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Tell Me I'm Forgiven - and some Queer Tales from Wales

Time & Location

15 Feb 2020, 19:00 – 22:00
STOP Cafe, Museum & Art Gallery, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Market St, Shrewsbury SY1 1LG, UK

About the Event

Sponsorship by Border Women has helped us to keep the ticket price down for this fabulous double-bill. Doors open at 7pm so you can get a drink at the bar before the 7.30pm start.

Behind The Lines Theatre Company present - Tell Me I'm Forgiven: The Story of Forgotten Stars Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney

Alison Child and Rosie Wakley from Behind The Lines Theatre Company return to Shrewsbury to present highlights from the lives of music hall performers Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney. Partners off stage as well as on, Blaney & Farrar were accomplished musicians who sang the popular love songs of the day to each other as well as satirising the fashions, fads and famous figures of the 1920s. They toured all over the UK, made hundreds of recordings, broadcast on radio and TV and appeared on film. Rosie and Alison have re-imagined their double act and this performance will include songs and readings. Alison will be signing copies of her new biography of Gwen and Norah which will be on sale for the special price of £10.

Living Histories Cymru present - Queer Tales from Wales

Thrilling stories about real-life LGBT+ people, with a touch of fantasy thrown in. Come and hear about champion wrestler Merged ferch Ifan and her copper-mine girl and Amy Dillwyn, the cigar-smoking novelist and industrialist

Queen of the Lake

What happens when Eluned from a family of strong women and the copper mines of Llanberis goes to work for Merged ferch Ifan, renowned wrestler and  harp maker? Written and told by Jane Hoy. (Warning: contains  Welsh cakes.)

A Moral Amazon

Amy Dillwyn was a cigar-smoking industrialist in Swansea in the late 19th century. She also wrote some very queer novels – inspired by her dear friend Olive, whom she met in a castle. Written and narrated by Jane Hoy, with Helen Sandler as Amy 

Followed by a Q & A

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