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Events for next CAGS Newsletter

The following list shows events to be included in the current or forthcoming CAGS Newsletter and may exclude current month events.

Tue 19th Nov 8:00 pm CAGS Monthly Meeting

Speaker Mark Goldby will talk about his project at the Croydon Museum relating to the LGBT+ Museum Trail

Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
Thu 21st Nov 7:00 pm 3F (OneBodyOneFaith) meeting

3F group host the SLAGO QUIZ at St Botolphs church close to Aldgate Tube station.Teams of 3 are arranged on the night. All members of SLAGO groups welcome. £3 admission towards the food. Wine extra at £1.30 a glass served by our very own head chef Malcolm ! He needs to know you're coming.

Thu 28th Nov 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We will be discussing 'Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime' by Val McDermid

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thu 28th Nov 8:00 pm Musical 'Sweeney Todd'

West Norwood.Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Victim of a gross injustice that robbed him of his wife and child, Sweeney Todd sets about exacting his terrible revenge. Book your ticket online via or on 07701 055 602. £12, £9 conc.

South London Theatre, Old FireStation, 2A Norwood High St, SE27 9NS. Near W. Norwood Station.
Fri 29th Nov 4:30 pm GAY MEN'S CHORUS

This Winter, the London Gay Men's Chorus will take audiences on a truly universal journey – 'Finding Home'. 29 /30 November at the Cadogan Hall. Tickets from £18 to £39. See website for further details.

Tue 3rd Dec 12:00 pm Free Lunchtime Concert

Tuesday 3rd. 12 for 12.15 pm Louis invites us to a Light Lunch at Fairfield's Arnhem Foyer Cafeteria, followed by a Free Lunchtime Concert at 1.05 pm in the Foyer, titled, "A Christmas Carol", performed by Trinity Boys Choir from Trinity School. Details at:

Wed 4th Dec 11:00 am SLG Exhibition William Blake Art

Join SLG members to view a William Blake exhibition at 11.00am .Millbank With over 300 original works, including his watercolours, paintings and prints, this is the largest show of Blake’s work for almost 20 years. At Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P 4RG. (Pimlico Tube). Tickets £18 concs £17. Meet by ticket office at the Manton entrance on Atterbury Street. Followed by an optional lunch about 1pm at the White Swan, 14 Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW1V 2SA.

Thu 5th Dec 12:00 pm Silver Rainbow Lunch

Merton Silver Rainbows have invited members of other groups to their Christmas lunch on Thursday 5.Guests can arrive from 11.30am with dinner served at 12.30pm. There will be time to enjoy your meal over a wee drink followed by some light entertainment and singing. This is a good way to promote our presence in the community and network with other LGBT groups, so please attend if you can. Mitcham, Surrey CR4 3NT. Lunch costs £10, drinks extra.

Fri 6th Dec 1:30 pm Rainbows Across Borders

Monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers only, except by invitation. For further info, please contact .

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Tue 10th Dec 8:00 pm SLG Monthly Meeting

Join SLG for a talk by Amnesty International: Amnesty activist Hugh Sandeman who outlines the origin and development of this worldwide human rights organisation and describes several of its current campaigns, particularly in North Africa.

Wed 11th Dec 12:00 pm CAGS Christmas Lunch

We return to the Boulevard in South Croydon for our group's main Christmas Lunch.

The Boulevard, Ruskin Parade, South Croydon CR2 6PW
Thu 12th Dec 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We will be discussing 'The Well of Loneliness' by Radcliffe-Hall

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thu 12th Dec 8:00 pm PLAY A Christmas Carol

At West Norwood. Dickens’s story of the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge from miser to genial philanthropist via Christmas Eve encounters with ghosts. Book online via or on 07701 055 602. £12, £9 concession.

South London Theatre, The Old Fire Station, 2A Norwood High Street, SE27 9NS. Near West Norwood Station
Sat 14th Dec 2:00 pm CHE AGM and Conference

The delayed AGM of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality. We will be discussing major proposals about the future of CHE. Refreshments provided.

London Friend, 86 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DN
Sat 14th Dec 7:00 pm CINEMA MUSEUM. The greatest variety show ever.

Join SLG members at 7 for 7.30pm in Kennington Terry Sanderson shows archives of artists filmed at their height. Inc.a tightrope act so dangerous, it is almost impossible to watch, stars from the Peking Circus provide a truly eye-popping spectacle that defies definition. A six-foot man, weighing 16 stones, squeezing himself into a twelve-inch square box. WC Fields showing us the astonishing juggling act with which he toured the world in the days of vaudeville and music hall.Don’t miss our side-splitting contest to find the world’s worst ventriloquist. The competition is fierce.Refreshments available in the licensed cafe/bar.

The Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road), SE11 4TH. Tickets £8.50/£6.50 concs.
Sat 14th Dec 8:00 pm TransPALS social night

Our regular event for all trans people at our usual venue.

Mon 16th Dec 6:15 pm FILM: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Join SLG members to see a musical romance about a young shop girl who becomes distraught when her lover departs for military service. In French with English subtitles. British Film Institute, Southbank, SE1 8XT. Meet by Box Office by 6.20pm. Tickets £8.20 (concs).

Wed 18th Dec 7:45 pm PLAY: Treasure Island

Join SLG members to see the swashbuckling pirates and seafaring shanties, this twist on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of exploration.

Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, Putney, SW15 6AW. £14, concs £10.
Thu 19th Dec 7:00 pm 3F (OneBodyOneFaith) MEETING

Meet at St Botolphs church close to Aldgate Tube station to have a meal at Goodman's Field (Wetherspoons) 87 Mansell Street, E1 8AN.

Sat 21st Dec 6:00 pm CAGS Christmas Party

David hosts the group Christmas party at his place on East Croydon. Bring a bottle/drink of your choice and £3 towards the food. Due to David's circumstances please let Chris know you are coming.

Thu 26th Dec 7:00 pm Boxing Day Supper

Join SLG members for their Xmas get together at 7pm ,drink and optional meal at the Crown and Sceptre, 2a Streatham Hill, SW2 4AH (junction with South Circular).

Tue 7th Jan 8:00 pm Inter-group pub evening

SLAGO groups meet up for food and drink at a friendly pub on the South Circular road. All members welcome from all groups.

Crown and Sceptre, 2a Streatham Hill, SW2 4AH (junction with South Circular).Between Brixton Tube & Streatham Hill rail station.Near Brixton bus garage.
Mon 13th Jan 7:00 pm Aurora Meeting

Meeting with local Police LGBT consultation group to discuss any issues. Do help support these meetings. Turn up at the Town hall before 7pm and ask at reception for the Aurora Meeting room.

Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET (Room G4)
Fri 17th Jan 7:00 pm CAGS Classical Music Evening

Tony & Stephen welcome CAGS members to another Classical music evening with music chosen by Peter. 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tel. for possible lift.

Sat 18th Jul 12:00 pm Croydon Pridefest 2020

More details later.