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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.

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

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 31st Jan 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

Our first meeting of 2019! If necessary, we will complete our discussions of "Days Without End" by Sebastian Barry before moving on to talk about "The Little Stranger" by Sarah Waters.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Fri 1st Feb 1:30 pm Rainbows Across Borders

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

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Tue 5th Feb 7:30 pm to Sat 23rd Feb 7:30 pm No Kids (play)

Described as We Need to Talk About Kevin on acid (Total Theatre), No Kids is energetic, hilarious, and thought-provoking play from award-winning company, Ad Infinitum. Should we have kids, or not ? George and Nir are a same-sex couple trying to answer a question many face. Every consideration - adoption, surrogacy, co-parenting, how the past affects parenting and brings ethical challenges. Book at https://www.bac.org.uk or by phone 020 7223 2223. Prices range from £12.50 to £18.00,

Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN
Tue 5th Feb 8:00 pm SLAGO pub night

The Crown and Sceptre, 2A Streatham Hill, London SW2 4AH (junction with South Circular) Wetherspoons is the NEW bi-monthly meeting point for all SLAGO members (South Lodon Gay Organisations). Come and join us for a drink and cheap meal. This replaces the Balham pub which has been closed.

Wed 6th Feb 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch Club

Inexpensive Lunch and social chat.

The Pear Tree, Brighton Road, Purley CR8 2LN.
Thu 7th Feb 5:30 pm LGBT History Month Civic Launch Event

A joyous celebration of LGBT history to mark the start of History Month. With performances from singer Katie Rose, veteran cabaret artist Mark Bunyan. Rainbows Singers Across Borders and students from the BRIT School and Croydon College. To book your place, please email peter,blackburn7@talktalk.net by Monday 28th January.

The Braithwaite Hall, Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Tue 12th Feb 8:00 pm SLG Monthly Meeting Peter Scott Presland

Peter speaks on Sex Education. The minefield when CHE and GLF started their campaigns in the early 70s to get the subject of homosexuality into schools. For nearly 150 years 'sex education' had been a battleground in the war fought between the permissive progressives and the reactionaries.

Bread and Roses pub 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ, nearest tubes Clapham North or Common/ or High St (overground)
Wed 13th Feb 7:45 pm Disobedience

A tale of forbidden love from director Sebastian Lelio. When her estranged rabbi father suddenly passes away, Ronit (played by Oscar winner Rachel Weisz) returns from New York to the North London Orthodox Jewish community that rejected her years previously for a scandalous transgression. You can book tickets (standard price £8.50, concessions £7.00) at https://www.screen25.com

Screen 25, Harris Academy, 2 Cumberlow Avenue, London SE25 6AE
Tue 19th Feb 8:00 pm CAGS Monthly Meeting Blowing the Lid

Author Stuart Feather will tell us about giant cucumbers, fake nuns, dead light-bulbs; weapons of the first lesbian and gay sexual revolution whose demonstrations were colourful, camp, and bitingly sarcastic, wrong-footing authority at every turn. Maoists, Marxists, Radical Feminists and Radical Queens struggled to define the idea of gay liberation.

The Spread Eagle, 39 - 41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Wed 20th Feb 6:30 pm Dementia Friends Awareness Workshop

Dementia Friends is about learning more and the small ways you can help. Simple actions could be patience if someone ahead of you in the supermarket is struggling or ensuring a new building is dementia friendly. Help to create dementia friendly communities.

Room G4, Croydon Town Hall, Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Wed 20th Feb 7:45 pm Join SLG.... theatre play 'Closer'

A quartet of strangers in a sexual square dance - partners constantly swapped between desire and betrayal. Their lives intertwined over several years....a cynical look at modern times.Tickets £14 Concs £10.

Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, Putney SW 15 6AW
Thu 21st Feb 7:00 pm 3F (One body one faith ) Meeting

Claire and/or Sarah will talk about the work of E.London out project (ELOP), in particular exploring the needs of older LGBT + people. Meet at St Botolphs church near Aldgate Tube.

Fri 22nd Feb 3:15 pm Gays the Word 40th Anniversary

Gay’s the Word is putting on a big event to mark our 40th anniversary at the British Library . There will be a stellar line-up including Damian Barr, Sarah Waters, Andrew McMillan, Richard Scott, VG Lee, Juno Dawson, Gregory Woods, Gay’s the Word’s Jim MacSweeney and many more.Very special evening celebrating the bookshop’s history .Book here: https://www.bl.uk/events/40-years-of-gays-the-word-a-celebration. £10 or £8 conc.

Mon 25th Feb 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 for the Aurora Meeting room.

Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET (Room F10)
Wed 27th Feb 7:00 pm Join SLG for a Portuguese restaurant meal.

Dine with SLG members at BLUE SEA restaurant 124, Clapham Road, SW9 0LA (corner of Dorset road). Stockwell tube. Buses 155 or 333.Good food at reasonable prices.

Thu 28th Feb 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We will be discussing The Final Retreat by Stephen Hough.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Fri 1st Mar 1:30 pm Rainbows Across Borders

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

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Wed 6th Mar 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch Club

Good food in a convivial atmosphere in one of our regular haunts.As well as the specialitiy pies, the menu includes some interesting new items at very reasonable prices.

The Spread Eagle, 39 - 41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Tue 12th Mar 8:00 pm SLG Monthly meeting. SLAGO QUIZ

SLG stage the first of the SLAGO QUIZ meetings.Teams of 3 compete for prizes.Just turn up to fom teams.Points awarded to SLAGO trophy for every member attending.

The Bread and Roses is at 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ, a turning off Clapham High Street. (nearest tubes: Claphm North or Comm
Tue 19th Mar 8:00 pm CAGS Monthly Meeting

Our speaker, Amanda McKerracher, will take us on a journey through the oldest parts of London, focusing on the women who have lived, worked and campaigned in the City of London from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. As well as the famous names, there are the countless, now forgotten working women whose stories deserve to be told ”.

The Spread Eagle, 39 - 41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Sat 23rd Mar 6:00 pm CAGS Cheese and Wine Party

David kindly hosts another of his party's in East Croydon..... a cheese and wine with NOTE early start at 6PM . £3 for food and bring your own drink.

Thu 28th Mar 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We will be discussing Patience and Sarah by Isabel Miller.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Fri 5th Apr 1:30 pm Rainbows Across Borders

Monthly meeting and Committee Election; For LGBT asylum seekers only, except by invitation. For further info, please contact info@rainbowsacrossborders.org.uk .

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Thu 25th Apr 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We will be discussing God in Pink by Hasan Namir.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Fri 3rd May 1:30 pm Rainbows Across Borders

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

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Sat 11th May 11:00 am SLAGO groups trip to EASTBOURNE

Groups combine for a day out to Eastbourne. Catch the 10:46 from Victoria, calling at Clapham Junc 10:53 and East Croydon 11:03. arrives Eastbourne 12:14. Travel in front carriage (train may split on route so make sure it is the front carriage of the right portion). Lunch in town and a drink before returning on half hourly train service.

Thu 30th May 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We will be discussing My Animals and Other Family by Clare Balding.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Fri 7th Jun 1:30 pm Rainbows Across Borders

Annual General Meeting 2018/19 Monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers only, except by invitation. For further info, please contact info@rainbowsacrossborders.org.uk .

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Thu 27th Jun 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We will be discussing Speak no Evil by Uzodinma Iwela.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Fri 5th Jul 1:30 pm Rainbows Across Borders

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

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Tue 16th Jul 8:00 pm CAGS Monthly meeting Slago Quiz

Croydon host the SLAGO quiz round. Teams of 3 people arranged at the start so nobody left out.

Thu 25th Jul 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We will be discussing Gentleman Jack: a Biography of Anne Lister by Angela Steidele.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Fri 2nd Aug 1:30 pm Rainbows across borders

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

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Thu 29th Aug 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We will be discussing End of Eddy by Edouard Louis.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Fri 6th Sep 1:30 pm Rainbows Across Borders

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

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Thu 26th Sep 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We will be discussing Natalie and Romaine by Diana Souhami.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Fri 27th Sep 7:00 pm SLAGO group social (Holborn)

SLAGO group party. Meet at the Calthorpe Arms at 19:00 for nibbles and hot food at 20:30.Last year 35 people attended... so do make the effort.to attend everybody.

Fri 4th Oct 1:30 pm Rainbows across borders

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

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Thu 31st Oct 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
Fri 1st Nov 1:30 pm Rainbows Across Borders

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

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
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.

Thu 28th Nov 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
Fri 6th Dec 1:30 pm Rainbows Across Borders

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

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Thu 12th Dec 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We will be discussing Genet: Biography of Janet Flanner by Brenda Wineapple.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET