Seren Events

The latest news on Seren’s books, authors, events and prizes.

Saturday 30th September, 10:00 to Sunday 11th March, 17:00

This exhibition celebrates the major gift of photographs from David Hurn’s private collection and marks the opening of Amgueddfa Cymru’s first gallery dedicated to photography. Throughout his career as a documentary photographer and member of Magnum Photos, Hurn has been an avid collector of photography. Remarkably, he has amassed his private collection by swapping works with other photographers. The collection comprises approximately 700 photographs by leading 20th and 21st century photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eve Arnold, Sergio Larrain, Bill Brandt, Martine Franck, Bruce...

Friday 16th February, 19:00 to Sunday 25th February, 15:00

Join us for Cardiff ’s first Poetry Festival! There will be readings, film, music, art, celebratory lunches and more, all in the iconic Cornerstone building on Charles Street, Cardiff. To find details of each event please click on the events below.  This will take you to the festival website, where tickets are available to book.    Seren Poetry Festival: Welcome Buffet with Jonathan Edwards February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm £7.00   Seren Poetry Festival: THE GLASS AISLE: Music & Poetry – Paul Henry & Brian Briggs February 16 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm £10.00   Seren Poetry Festival: NEW POETS...

Tuesday 20th February, 15:30

Join Norena Shopland, author of Forbidden Lives (Seren 2017), and Dr. Darren Leeworthy, author of Labour Country (Parthian, Forthcoming 2018) to discuss the history and heritage of LGBT life in south Wales.  The exhibition Celebrating LGBT Cardiff will be shown from 19th - 24th February.  This event is FREE but places are limited so please contact Glamorgan Archives to book. Tel. 029 2087 2299 Email: or visit

Wednesday 21st February, 19:30

The evening will feature Joe Dunthorne and Sophie McKeand plus open mic. Admission: £4/ FREE for Young Writers Group members. For further information phone : 01656 815757 (9am-1pm) or email:  To book, visit:  

Friday 23rd February, 19:45

Aberration Presents Forbidden Lives for LGBT History Month in Aberystwyth Arts Centre Studio.  Join us for an evening of short talks and performances about the hidden histories of LGBT people in Wales (and a corner or two of England).  This fun and informative evening about lesbian, gay, bi and trans lives is part of LGBT History Month UK. It will include the Mid Wales launch of historian Norena Shopland’s new book, Forbidden Lives (Seren 2017) and an appearance by the Ladies of Llangollen. Plus a few surprises!  Norena's book is  a fascinating and thoroughly researched collection of true...

Tuesday 27th February, 10:00 to 14:00
Merthyr Tydfil

A warm welcome will be extended to anyone who'd like to join us at Merthyr College for our LGBT history month event. The day will be open to all and will focus on local LGBT history, services information and available resources. Also, there will be an opportunity to meet celebrated local LGBT author and historian Norena Shopland, plus other guest speakers.  Norena's book, Forbidden Lives (Seren 2017) is out now. The event has been organised in collaboration with Pride Cymru and The College Merthyr Tydfil and is hosted by Safer Merthyr Tydfil and Visible LGBT. // TUESDAY FEB 27th 2018 // 10am-...