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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.

Sun 18th Nov 4:00 pm Sounds of the Silver Screen Concert

Film music performed by the London Mozart Players. See: Tickets £15 (Concessions £12). Book by 21 October for 15% Discount. Followed by a meal together for CAGS members who wish. Contact: Louis at Bus 410 stops near the venue.

St John’s Church, Auckland Road, Upper Norwood, SE19 2RX.
Tue 20th Nov 8:00 pm CAGS Monthly Meeting Peter Burman on Ruskin

In 2019 major exhibitions and other events the world over will be celebrating the 200th birthday of the writer and artist John Ruskin. Peter Burman has been exploring Ruskin's thought and writings for most of his adult life, and is a Director of the Guild of St George, founded by Ruskin in 1871. If you care about the environment and about the beauty in landscape, traditional buildings, hand-made crafts and paintings you will enjoy this talk and the discussion it aims to spark.

Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Wed 28th Nov 12:30 pm Join SLG visiting The Oscar Wilde Temple

12.30pm meet for optional lunch (book via Roy) at the Pepper Tree Thai restaurant, 19 Clapham Common South Side, SW4 7AB. before visiting a Victorian former chapel dramatically transformed as a work of art to create an environment that wholly celebrates the Irish poet and author. Period wallpaper, stained glass windows,19th century chandeliers and furniture adorn the space. Free entry. At Studio Voltaire, 1A Nelsons Row, SW4 7JR.

Thu 29th Nov 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Myra Breckenridge by Gore Vidal.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Fri 30th Nov 11:00 am CAGS/SLG Walk Necropolis cemetery

Chris to lead a walk through the Greek Necropolis cemetery. Meet at West Norwood station at 11am . There are huge and outstanding monuments inside. The visit should be fascinating. Maybe eat at Crown & Sceptre (Wetherspoons) Streatham Hill afterwards.

Wed 5th Dec 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch Club

Come and celebrate the Festive season with CAGS members and their friends. Xmas meal at The Boulevard, Ruskin Parade, South Croydon CR2 6PW

Fri 7th Dec 1:30 pm Rainbows Across Borders Monthly Meeting

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 11th Dec 8:00 pm SLG Monthly meeting. Growing up gay.

From the 1970's onwards : A personal account from Tony Porter.

The Bread and Roses is at 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ, a turning off Clapham High Street. (nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common).
Thu 13th Dec 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Days without End by Sebastian Barry.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thu 13th Dec 7:00 pm 3F (OneBodyOneFaith) monthly meeting

Pre-Christmas Advent meal and drinks at a local Weatherspoons PH Goodman Fields, 89 Mansell Street E1 8AN. Please meet either at St Botolph’s Aldgate 7.00 – 7.30pm (as usual) or if you arrive later go directly to Wetherspoons PH.

Fri 14th Dec 11:00 am CAGS Walk

Matthew leads a walk from Purley Station (meet entrance 11am)

Sat 15th Dec 6:00 pm 16th Century Xmas Music 6pm / 7.15 for 7:30

Gorgeous choral works sung by the Renaissance Singers, in St.George’s Church, Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2SA with mince pies and mulled wine available at the interval for a small donation. Optional pub meal nearby (venue tba) from 6pm, or meet at the church in time for a 7.30 start. Book (advance tickets cost £2 less up to 12 December); on the door £14 (or £12 for concessions). Nearest stations Holborn or Tottenham Court Road.


Join SLG group to see Terry Sanderson trawl through the archives. A show like no other. Recorded on film at the height of their careers, these artists represent the very best that variety has to offer. The Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road), SE11 4TH. Tickets £8.50/£6.50 concs. Refreshments available in the licensed cafe/bar.

Sat 22nd Dec 8:00 pm CAGS Christmas Party

Cags traditional Xmas Party at David's in East Croydon. £3 food donation and please bring a bottle.

Wed 26th Dec 3:30 pm CAGS Boxing Day Social

Colin invites all group members to his usual Boxing day extravaganza. Come and help scoff his mince pies,drink tea & coffeee and chomp his cheese in a warm social setting in Norwood. £3 donation.

Wed 2nd Jan 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch..... Milan Bar

Group social made easy. We have made cold wet January's meet for lunch at the Milan Bar (Wetherspoons) Central Croydon middle of the high street (near Town Hall) Across the road from Spread Eagle. Meet downstairs.All welcome.

Fri 4th Jan 1:30 pm Rainbows across Borders Meeting

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).
Mon 7th Jan 12:30 pm CAGS Committee Meeting

Open to all members. Monthly Committee meeting at David's in East Croydon. Please be prompt. Meeting lasts approx 2 hours.

Tue 8th Jan 8:00 pm SLG Monthly meeting

Join SLG group and hear Critic and Playwright - Nick de Jongh, former Guardian arts writer and Evening Standard chief theatre critic, talks about his involvement with the theatre and the writing of his plays and books, which include 'Plague over England', 'The Unquiet Grave of Garcia Lorca', 'Pricked Out' and also 'Politics, Pruderies and Perversions' about censorship, which won The Theatre Books Prize.

Mon 14th Jan 11:00 am CAGS walk Green Chain Way (part) Beckenham Junction to Mottingham (Kent)

Matthew leads a walk starting at Beckenham Junction (ticket hall). Tram from East Croydon.

Fri 25th Jan 11:00 am CAGS visit to Honeywood House museum

Chris leads a Joint visit by both groups to see this wonderful historic house on the ponds at Carshalton,The Edwardian era billiards room, drawing room, bathroom and kitchen will let visitors step into the past and see for themselves how the residents of Honeywood would have lived.Free admission.Cafe inside.Catch the X26 departing at 10:51 from East Croydon station ( Dingwall Road ) to Carshalton High street or meet there at that bus stop.

Thu 7th Feb 5:30 pm LGBT History Month Civic Launch Event

A celebration of LGBT history to mark the start of History Month. Further details to follow.

The Braithwaite Hall, Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Tue 5th Mar 8:00 pm SLAGO pub night (provisional)

Wetherspoons opposite Balham Station is the bi-monthly meeting point for all SLAGO members (South Lodon Gay Organisations). Come and join us for a drink and cheap meal.

The Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road, SW12 0BP