30 Sep 2021

Abertoir 2021 Guest of Honour is Linda Hayden!

We’re beyond thrilled to announce that the Abertoir 2021 guest of honour is none other than Linda Hayden!

Without a doubt the queen of British cult cinema of the 70s, Linda Hayden reigned the silver screen in films from Hammer, Tigon and Amicus, starred in what would become a video nasty, and was the leading lady of sex comedies. All this in a 10-year period and before she even turned 30…!

We can’t wait to welcome Linda to our stage for an in-depth interview about her incredible career.

We’ll also be screening two of her films, Taste the Blood of Dracula and, of course, Blood on Satan’s Claw, which features a performance so iconic that the image of Angel Blake has often been the accompaniment for this year’s stand-out documentary Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched -marking Linda’s role as the quintessential representation of folk horror.

We can't wait to welcome Linda to Aberystwyth and to celebrate a truly iconic legend of British cinema.

A close-up image of Linda Hayden's face, looking directly to camera. A close-up image of Linda Hayden's face, looking directly to camera. Chris Baker