Please join us for this wonderful event at Storiel.

Sarah Ponsonby and Eleanor Butler eloped together in 1778 and became known as the Ladies of Llangollen. These two upper-class Irish women settled at Plas Newydd in Llangollen, North Wales. They lived there for the rest of their lives, visited or commented on by everyone from poet William Wordsworth to sapphic diarist and industrialist Anne Lister. The pair were the object of much speculation, which continues to this day. Why did they share a bed with each other, and a grave with their devoted servant Mary Caryll? Was this an 18th-century romantic friendship, or a prototype lesbian marriage? With their house and garden still tramped through by tourists, the Ladies of Llangollen are a legend. It is a legend that is recounted – with zest and beaver hats – by Queer Tales from Wales performers Jane Hoy and Helen Sandler. (Written and researched by Jane Hoy.)

Tickets are £15 including tea and cake 🍰


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