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    Feb 03 - 26 2024


    10:00 am - 7:00 pm


    Join us at Hay Castle for an exciting series of workshops where you will find inspiration from nature’s diversity and design to make beautiful and vibrant banners for pride events in the Wye Valley!

    Book here! (the workshops are free to attend but booking is essential)

    Queering the Wye is delighted to be working with Hay Pride, Abergavenny Pride, Monmouth Pride, and Pride in Gloucestershire in Spring to deliver these amazing workshops. If you can’t join us in Hay-on-Wye, why not try our Monmouth or Abergavenny sessions?

    Our PRIDE BANNER AND SCREEN PRINTING WORKSHOPS are the perfect opportunity to express yourself and connect with the queer community in rural Wales and Herefordshire, UK.

    Get ready to unleash your artistic side as we guide you through the process of creating a series of large vibrant banners that tour the Pride events. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a total beginner, our friendly instructors will ensure you have a blast and leave with a masterpiece. The workshops are part of a series but you can join one or more of them to suit you.

    Workshop one: inspiration and design

    On 3rd Feb at 10 am, we are delighted to welcome NINA SCOTT from BE MORE MUSHROOM to run their workshops. In the morning we will learn the basics of mycology and queer theory.

    In the afternoon we shall Make Music like Mushrooms and co-create songs using methods inspired by the queerness of fungi. These sessions will inspire our design work for the Pride banners. Don’t forget your lunch!

    Free transport to anyone from Hereford can be arranged. Please message us 😀

    Workshops two and three: printing the banners

    We are working with Nichola Goff who will lead printmaking sessions and explore a variety of tools and techniques to produce beautiful and ethically sourced silk banners. These workshops will take place on 22nd and 26th Feb, also at Hay Castle from 4 pm til 7 pm.

    At Hay Castle, you’ll find a welcoming and inclusive space where you can be your authentic self. Meet like-minded individuals, make new friends, and embrace the power of unity and self-expression.

    Don’t miss out on this incredible event! Join us at Hay Castle on Oxford Road in Hay-on-Wye for an unforgettable day of creativity, connection, and PRIDE! We welcome all to these free workshops.

    Book here! (the workshops are free to attend but booking is essential)

    Thanks to the Ashley Foundation for funding these events