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Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci: Aberconwy Centre, Llandudno

Jon Savage, MOJO, October 1995

WITH ITS BARDS, novelists and massed choirs, the Eisteddfod is the central event in the Welsh cultural and social calendar: what is less well known is its youthful fringe, where the festival is the excuse to get away from parents for a highly charged week of drink, staying out and sex. The atmosphere inside the centre is curiously innocent – like a frat party or an American gym circa 1966.

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