Tom Marshman - Section 28 and Me

Tea Party with a difference

Venue: Great Hall

Section 28 and Me Wales

Tom Marshman is working to gather communities to explore the impact of Section 28 legislation introduced by Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government. By hosting a series of tea parties to discuss the impact of Section 28 on the queer community in Wales.

Tom wonders if growing up within the decade in which queer life was silenced has made him a bit of a show off, compelled to share queer or LGBTQI+ stories? He has observed many other peoples strong reactions to this legislation. Emotions are running high, particularly at this dangerous moment when a repeat of similar legislation is possible, returning to the silencing of queerness in the UK.

The tea parties are a place for communities to meet and share their stories over tea and cake. You could have lived through this time or be curious to know more, everyone is welcome. Tom is collaborating with Welsh artists to present short performances connected to the topic to provoke conversation, these presentations will provide starting points for discussion.

This event is part of our April Ashley season and is produced in partnership with Hay Pride.

We are running Pay-What-You-Can ticketing with tickets at £3 / £5 or £8

Section 28 Tea - £3
Section 28 Tea - £5
Section 28 Tea - £8
Tom Marshman - Section 28 and Me