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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.

Mon 27th May 2:30 pm CAGS Garden Visit with Afternoon Tea

Join Louis and CAGS members at a beautiful, hillside garden on three levels, with stunning views, flowers, trees, summerhouse, water feature, plants for sale, and outdoor cafe. Admission £4. Part of the National Open Garden Scheme, raising money for charity: https://www.ngs.org.uk/ Meet at 57 Westhall Road, Warlingham, CR6 9BG, from 2.30 pm. It’s a few minutes walk from Upper Warlingham Station (turn right onto Westhall Road), 12 minutes from East Croydon Station (14.10 train arrives at 14.22).

Wed 29th May 7:30 pm PLAY : Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.

Join SLG for a play visit .There has been a murder and only Dirk Gently suspects the butterfly. In time, you will understand many things. Even, eventually, the plot. Southside explore the fundamental interconnectedness of all things in this spectacular version of Douglas Adams’ other masterpiece. Presented by the Southside Players at Chestnut Grove Academy, 45 Chestnut Grove, Balham, SW12 8JZ. Tickets £12 concs £9.

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
Tue 4th Jun 11:00 am SLG visit TATE MODERN GALLERY EXHIBITION

Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919 to 1933. A rare chance to see German art not normally on public display from the country's Weimar era. Free entry. Meet by ticket office at 11:00.Optional lunch afterwards (around 12.30pm) at Founders Arms, 52 Hopton Street, SE1 9JH, a riverside pub just outside Tate Modern.

Tate Modern, Bankside, SE1 9TG. (Southwark or Blackfriars tube; buses 381 or RV1 from Waterloo )
Wed 5th Jun 12:00 pm CAGS Group lunch

Join CAGS members for an inexpensive lunch with pleasant company at The Boulevard, Ruskin Parade, South Croydon CR2 6PW

Fri 7th Jun 12:30 pm SLG Lunch PORTUGUESE

Join SLG members in a PORTUGUESE RESTAURANT, Vauxhall Estrela Bar and Restaurant, (Upstairs dining room), 111 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1UZ. [ corner Meadow Place ] (Vauxhall train and tube). Portuguese cuisine at reasonable prices. Meet for 12:30.

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).
Sat 8th Jun 8:00 pm TransPALS social night

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

Mon 10th Jun 12:30 pm CAGS Committee Meeting

Monthly committee meeting at David's, near East Croydon Station. All members are welcome to come and join in with new ideas etc. Please be prompt and let David know you are coming.

Tue 11th Jun 8:00 pm SLG Monthly Meeting

Peter Scott-Presland speaks on 'What shall we tell the children? Part Two takes up the story from 1970; the battle for LGBT groups to get positive images into schools; the Labour councils led by LGBT activists who supported them; the 'scandals' - Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex...and Jenny Lives with Eric and Martin; Section 28; and the whole tug-of-war between repression and liberation which is still going on over schools policy.

Bread & Roses pub, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ, Tubes: Claphm North or Comm/ or Clap.High St (Rail)
Fri 14th Jun 10:30 am A Walk Over the Commons

A gentle stroll of around 4.5 miles from Clapham Junction Station over Wandsworth Common and Tooting Common to arrive at Streatham Common, with the streets of two of South London's leafier suburbs in between. This will lead to a lunch stop at The Bull on Streatham High Road. After lunch, you can take a bus directly to Croydon; take a train from Streatham Common Station, or walk on over Streatham Common and around the Rookery to catch the 468 bus on Beulah Hill. Please meet at East Croydon Station at 10:30 to catch the 10:42 train to Clapham Junction. If anyone would like to meet us at Clapham Junction, please be at the St John's Hill entrance by 10:50. Either way, please call Peter on 020 8777 1898 to let him know that you'll be coming.

Sun 16th Jun 2:30 pm CAGS Garden Visit with Afternoon Tea

Louis invites CAGS members to a beautiful garden surrounded by woodland, with flowers, trees, shrubs, water feature, plants for sale, and outdoor cafe. Admission £4. Part of the National Open Garden Scheme, raising money for charity: https://www.ngs.org.uk/ Meet at 2 Springhurst Close, Shirley Church Road, Shirley, CR0 5AT, from 2.30 pm. It’s in a cul-de-sac, opposite the entrance to Addington Golf Club. Take Bus 194 to Benson Primary School, then short walk up Shirley Church Road, alongside woodland. If you want a lift there, or if you can offer a lift, contact Louis at: maingardlouis@gmail.com / 07730 811 406.

Tue 18th Jun 8:00 pm CAGS Monthly Meeting

Peter Matthews gives another of his excellent talks ..this time on London Bridges.

The Spread Eagle, 39 - 41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX (next to Town Hall )
Thu 20th Jun 7:00 pm 3F (OneBodyOneFaith) MEETING

7.00 for 7.30pm Aldgate . Revd Mark Kenny, Director of Spiritual Care at the Francis Holland School will be talking about ‘living out faith and love in a school context’. Meeting at St Botolph’s Church, very near Aldgate tube.

Sat 22nd Jun 6:00 pm BRING AND SHARE Party

David opens up his house to yet another party but includes SLG members too. To save on catering work you are invited to bring some food of your own choice to be shared plus bring your own drink.The choice is yours ! Book early to avoid disappointment (numbers may be limited ).

Wed 26th Jun 12:30 pm SLG visit EXHIBITION

2:30 pm Victoria .Leonardo da Vinci ‘A Life in Drawing’. To mark 500 years since his death, over 200 of Leonardo’s drawings will be on view at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, covering an amazing range of his artistic and scientific studies. Tickets can be booked ahead at £13.50 / £12.20 for Seniors. Otherwise, meet at the Gallery entrance (Buckingham Gate, SW1A 1AA) from 2.30pm, or the JD Wetherspoons pub inside Victoria station from 12.30pm for (optional) lunch.

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
Thu 27th Jun 7:45 pm HAMLET starring our own David Page as the Ghost.

Thursday, Friday , Saturday 27th,28th & 29 June.19:45 starts. Not to be mist ! David comes out of the shadows in this version of Hamlet performed by Sutton amateur dramatic club.Tickets £10 (unreserved). www.ticketsource.co.uk/sadc or contact 07910 649208 (after 5pm). Tickets available on the door from 7.15 cash only. St Mary’s Beddington is a beautiful historic church with links to Sir Walter Raleigh and William Morris.

St Marys Church, Church Road, WALLINGTON SM6 7NJ
Fri 28th Jun 6:15 pm STONEWALL film

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City, this 1995 BBC film portrays events through the memories of Puerto Rican drag queen La Miranda (Diaz). British Film Institute, Southbank, SE1 8XT. Meet by Box Office by 6.05pm. Tickets £8.20 (concs).

Tue 2nd Jul 8:00 pm Inter Group PUB EVENING

All members welcome to eat and drink together in a friendly mixed pub.

Crown and Sceptre, 2a Streatham Hill, SW2 4AH (junction with South Circular).Between Brixton Tube & Streatham Hill rail station.Near Brixton bus garage.:
Wed 3rd Jul 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch Club

Join CAGS members for a cheap friendly lunch at the Coach House Café, Conduit Lane, Coombe Wood CR0 5RQ

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).
Sat 6th Jul (All day) London Pride

More details later

Sat 13th Jul 12:00 pm Croydon Pridefest 2019

The festival this year will again be in Wandle Park, preceded by a march through the town centre. More details have yet to be announced.

Sat 13th Jul 8:00 pm TransPALS social night

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

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.

The Spread Eagle, 39 - 41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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).
Sat 3rd Aug (All day) Brighton Pride

More details later

Wed 7th Aug 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch club

Join CAGS members for a cheap friendly lunch at Coombe Lodge, Coombe Lane, Croydon CR0 5RB

Sat 10th Aug 8:00 pm TransPALS social night

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

Tue 20th Aug 8:00 pm CAGS Monthly Meeting

Speaker to be announced.

The Spread Eagle, 39 - 41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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
Tue 3rd Sep 8:00 pm Inter group Pub evening

All members welcome to eat and drink together in a friendly mixed pub.

Crown and Sceptre, 2a Streatham Hill, SW2 4AH (junction with South Circular).Between Brixton Tube & Streatham Hill rail station.Near Brixton bus garage.
Wed 4th Sep 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch club

Join CAGS members for a cheap friendly lunch at the Crown & Sceptre, Junction Road, South Croydon CR2 6RB

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).
Sat 14th Sep 8:00 pm TransPALS social night

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

Tue 17th Sep 8:00 pm CAGS Monthly meeting

Monthly meeting speaker and date to be announced.

Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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.

Wed 2nd Oct 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch club

Join CAGS members for a cheap friendly lunch at The Postal Order, Westow Street, Upper Norwood SE19 3RY

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).
Sat 12th Oct 8:00 pm TransPALS social night

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

Tue 15th Oct 8:00 pm CAGS Monthly Meeting

Speaker to be announced.Date to be confirmed.

Spread Eagle pub (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
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).
Wed 6th Nov 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch Club

Join CAGS members for a cheap friendly lunch at

Sat 9th Nov 8:00 pm TransPALS social night

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

Tue 19th Nov 8:00 pm CAGS Monthly Meeting

Date to be confirmed and speaker to be announced

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.

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
Wed 4th Dec 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch club

Join CAGS members for the Christmas lunch at The Boulevard restaurant, Ruskin Parade, South Croydon CR2 6PW

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
Sat 14th Dec 8:00 pm TransPALS social night

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