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.

Wed 30th May 2:30 pm SLG lunch and Exhbition 'Ocean Liners'

Optional lunch at 12.30pm at The Hour Glass pub, 279 Brompton Road, SW3 2DY a few minutes walk from South Kensington station (along Pelham Street, then turn left).followed by visit to see 'Ocean Liners – Speed and Style'.Discover the romantic and remarkable age of ocean travel. Meet At the Victoria and Albert Museum entrance Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL. 2:30pm £18 concs £17.

Thu 31st May 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Mr Foote's Other Leg by Ian Kelly.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Fri 1st Jun 1:30 am Rainbows Across Borders AGM

Annual General Meeting: presentation of Annual Report and Financial Accounts for 2017–18. Members only, except by invitation. For further information, please contact info@rainbowsacrossborders.org.uk .

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Sat 2nd Jun 5:00 pm SLG Play visit 'The Herd'

Saturday afternoon in Balham. Rory Kinnear’s first play is a witty and heartfelt portrait of a family falling apart – and finally pulling together again. Presented by the Southside Players. Tickets £12 concs £9. To book, phone Bill or E-mail him (see below)

Chestnut Grove Academy, 45 Chestnut Grove, Balham, SW12 8JZ.
Mon 4th Jun 7:00 pm Aurora meeting

Croydon's LGBT police consultation group. All local LGBT people welcome. Please note change of date.

Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET (Room F9).
Tue 5th Jun 7:30 pm SLG / CAGS Tooting Dinner

Dinner at the Radha Krishna Bhavan South Indian Restaurant, 86 Tooting High Street, SW17 0RN (opposite Sainsbury's). Tube: Tooting Broadway. Authentic cuisine at very reasonable prices.

Wed 6th Jun 12:00 pm Silver Rainbow Lunch

Two-course lunch for LGBT people over 50. £7. Meals provided by UNACC (Upper Norwood Association for Community Care). PHONE UNACC on 020 8771 6886 by 12 noon of the day before, saying whether you'd like the vegetarian option. Don't forget to mention you're with Silver Rainbow.

The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Sat 9th Jun 8:00 pm CAGS Party at David's

Party at David's in Park Hill (near East Croydon station). Please bring a bottle and £3 towards food.

Mon 11th Jun 12:30 pm CAGS Committee meeting

All welcome to attend or speak to any Committee member if you'd like to raise an issue. At David's in East Croydon please advise him if coming.

Tue 12th Jun 8:00 pm SLG Monthly meeting

Outings in Art Plus: Looking Up.... staying curious with Outings in Art Plus, presented by Chris Barlow.

Bread and Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ, a turning off Clapham High Street. (nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common).
Thu 14th Jun 11:00 am CAGS Walk.Coulsdon South station.

Matthew leads a walk taking in Upper Woodmanstern,and Chipstead Valley. Starts with a slow but steep climb. then down to the Valley. Maximum 5 miles. Both start and finish stations are in Oyster Zone 6.Pub lunch possibly at Midday Sun ( 2 meals for £10 deal ) or bring a picnic. Meet at COULSDON SOUTH (NOT town) Station for a set off at 11.00h. Catch Train from East Croydon at 10.46 arrives 10.52 or bus 60 from Croydon.

Fri 15th Jun 7:30 pm Louder Than Liberty

An evening of radical poetry, cabaret, music a mayhem featuring Project Adorno who entertained us so splendidly at our February meeting, plus Folkestone bard Patric Cunnane and Cornwall poet Sue Johns. Info & bookings,visit http://colourhousetheatre.co.uk/rebrand/booking/louder-than-liberty-3/

The Colour House Theatre, Watermill Way, Merton SW19 2RD
Fri 15th Jun 7:30 pm London Gay Men's Chorus

Friday 15 June and Saturday 16 June, the London Gay Men’s Chorus showcase a kaleidoscope of choral possibilities in their new programme Polyphonica. Tickets £18 to £39. Book on www.cadoganhall.com/event/lgmc-180606/

Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, SW1X 9DQ
Sat 16th Jun (All day) to Sat 23rd Jun (All day) Festival of Peace Croydon

Croydon's Annual Peace Festival. For further information contact festivalofpeacecroydon@gmail.com.

Sun 17th Jun 12:00 pm SLG / CAGS joint Naturist Swim

12 noon to 2pm Bloomsbury Join James for a naturist swim. Admission £10 , (or £15 two sessions). Down the stairs, opposite the entrance and ask for a locker key at the desk, showing some identification. The pool is in the basement and having disposed of all your clothes, you go to the pool with your money. The event is strictly naturist. Nearest station is Goodge Street.

University of London Union, Malet Street Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HY.
Tue 19th Jun 8:00 pm CAGS Monthly Meeting gay folklore

Tony Porter provides a brief look at gay folklore.

Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
Wed 20th Jun 10:30 am SLG visit Art exhibition

Join SLG members to see 'Charmed Lives in Greece' 10.30am in Bloomsbury. Focuses on the friendship of the artists Nikos Ghika and John Craxton, and the writer Patrick Leigh Fermor. Their shared love of Greece was fundamental to their work. Followed by an optional lunch at the Shakespeare’s Head (Wetherspoons), 64-68 Kingsway, Holborn WC2B 6BG.

British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG. Free entry. Meet by the ticket desk.
Thu 21st Jun 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch club

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends. Sir Julian Huxley, Wetherspoons pub, Addington Road, Selsdon CR2 8LB (64 bus from East Croydon Station to Old Farleigh Road.)

Thu 21st Jun 7:00 pm 3F (OneBodyOneFaith) meeting

Clem Cook will be talking about the Sea of Faith Movement. Meeting at St Botolph’s Church, very near Aldgate Tube.

Sun 24th Jun 2:00 pm CHE Conference and AGM

The CHE Quarterly Meeting and AGM at London Friend,86 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DN. It includes a showing of the vintage film David is Homosexual, produced by the Lewisham CHE Group in the 1970s. All welcome, no charge, refreshments provided, but please reserve on E-mail:membership@c-he.org.ukl

At the London Friend office, 86 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DN
Tue 26th Jun 12:30 pm SLG / CAGS visit to London Silver Vaults (after Wetherspoons lunch)

Join SLG to visit the London Silver Vaults at 2.15 pm in Chancery Lane. Home to the largest retail collection of fine antique silver in the world. Admission is free. Meet at the entrance. Preceded by an optional lunch at 12.30pm at the Knights Templar (Wetherspoons) 95 Chancery Lane, WC2A 1DT, (off Carey Street).

53 Chancery Lane, WC2A 1QS.
Wed 27th Jun 7:45 pm SLG Play visit 'THE TEMPEST'

Join SLG members in Putney for Shakespeare’s late, great masterpiece play with freedom, treachery and forgiveness. £14, concs £10.

Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, Putney, SW15 6AW.
Thu 28th Jun 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Gay Berlin-Birthplace of a Modern Identity by Robert Beachey.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tue 3rd Jul 8:00 pm SLAGO Pub evening Balham

Inter-group pub evening in Balham Wetherspoons, (opposite Balham tube and rail stations). Food available until 10pm.

the Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road,SW12 0BP
Wed 4th Jul 10:30 am Monet Exhibition

The Monet and Architecture Exhibition shows how Monet used architecture to create his
compositions and includes over 75 of his paintings. We plan to visit at 10.30am on Wednesday 4 July
at the National Gallery, meeting at the Sainsbury Wing entrance by Trafalgar Square. Due to heavy
demand, we need to buy tickets in advance. The cost is £18. The vist will be followed by optional lunch.

Wed 4th Jul 12:00 pm Silver Rainbow Lunch

Two-course lunch for LGBT people over 50. £7. Meals provided by UNACC (Upper Norwood Association for Community Care). Booking required: note....PHONE UNACC on 020 8771 6886 by 12 noon of the day before, saying whether you'd like the vegetarian option. Don't forget to mention you're with Silver Rainbow.

The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Fri 6th Jul 1:30 am Rainbows Across Borders Monthly Meeting

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

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Sat 7th Jul 12:00 pm LONDON PRIDE

Details later

Tue 10th Jul 8:00 pm S.L.G Monthly Meeting

Speaker to be advised.Bread and Roses Clapham

Sat 14th Jul (All day) Croydon Pride

The festival this year will be in Wandle Park. More details later

Thu 19th Jul 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch club

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends.

Coach House Café, Conduit Lane, Coombe Wood CR0 5RQ
Tue 24th Jul 8:00 pm CAGS Monthly Meeting SLAGO Quiz

The second in the series of quizzes for this year's SLAGO Cup.

Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
Thu 26th Jul 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Ready to Catch Him Should He Fall by Neil Barlett.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Sat 28th Jul 1:00 pm Former Guildford group host Tea Party

BOOK EARLY FOR JULY Members of the former Guildford Area Gay Group are again organizing a garden party, in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. It will take place from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday 28 July in Aldershot about 15 to 20 minutes walk from the station. (Bring a bottle or equivalent.) Tickets are £5 and are only available in advance (not on the door). Tickets will be available for distribution from Chris Kneeshaw.

Wed 1st Aug 12:00 pm Silver Rainbow Lunch

Two-course lunch for LGBT people over 50. £7. Meals provided by UNACC (Upper Norwood Association for Community Care). Booking required: note....PHONE UNACC on 020 8771 6886 by 12 noon of the day before, saying whether you'd like the vegetarian option. Don't forget to mention you're with Silver Rainbow.

The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Fri 3rd Aug 1:30 am Rainbows Across Borders Monthly Meeting

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

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Fri 10th Aug 7:30 pm CAGS Classical Music Evening

Friday 10th 7:30 for 8pm start.Tony hosts a classical music evening. £3 donation for refreshments.

Thu 16th Aug 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch Club

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends.

Crown & Sceptre, Junction Road, South Croydon CR2 6RB
Tue 21st Aug 8:00 pm CAGS Monthly Meeting

Main meeting

Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Thu 30th Aug 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing A Boxful of Ideas: Poetry & Prose by LGBT Writers edited by John Dixon and Jeffrey Doorn.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tue 4th Sep 8:00 pm SLAGO Pub evening Balham

Inter-group pub evening in Balham Wetherspoons, (opposite Balham tube and rail stations). Food available until 10pm.

the Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road,SW12 0BP
Wed 5th Sep 12:00 pm Silver Rainbow Lunch

Two-course lunch for LGBT people over 50. £7. Meals provided by UNACC (Upper Norwood Association for Community Care). Booking required: note....PHONE UNACC on 020 8771 6886 by 12 noon of the day before, saying whether you'd like the vegetarian option. Don't forget to mention you're with Silver Rainbow.

The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Fri 7th Sep 1:30 am Rainbows Across Borders Monthly Meeting

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

Venue: CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Tue 18th Sep 8:00 pm CAGS Monthly Meeting

Tuesday 18th September - Merrick Badger

Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Thu 20th Sep 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch Club

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends. Toby Carvery, Park Place, 54 Commonside West, Mitcham CR4 4HB (264 bus towards St George’s Hospital from stop KK opposite Croydon central library, stop KE on Park Street, stop WM outside the Whitgift Centre or stop B3 at West Croydon bus station. Get off at Madeira Road. The journey takes around 40 minutes)

Thu 27th Sep 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing In A Hidden Room by Stella Duffy.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Fri 28th Sep 7:30 pm SLAGO Party

Come along and relax with members of the other SLAGO groups. £5 entrance to include food.

The Calthorpe Arms, (upstairs room), 252 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8JR
Wed 3rd Oct 12:00 pm Silver Rainbow Lunch

Two-course lunch for LGBT people over 50. £7. Meals provided by UNACC (Upper Norwood Association for Community Care). Booking required: note....PHONE UNACC on 020 8771 6886 by 12 noon of the day before, saying whether you'd like the vegetarian option. Don't forget to mention you're with Silver Rainbow.

The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Fri 5th Oct 1:30 am Rainbows Across Borders Monthly Meeting

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

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

Monthly meeting

Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Thu 18th Oct 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch club

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends. The Sandrock, 152 Upper Shirley Road, Croydon CR0 5HA (466 bus from East Croydon Station or Croydon Library)

Thu 25th Oct 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Lies we tell Ourselves by Robin Talley.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Fri 2nd Nov 1:30 am Rainbows Across Borders Monthly Meeting

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

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Wed 7th Nov 12:00 pm Silver Rainbow Lunch

Two-course lunch for LGBT people over 50. £7. Meals provided by UNACC (Upper Norwood Association for Community Care). Booking required: note....PHONE UNACC on 020 8771 6886 by 12 noon of the day before, saying whether you'd like the vegetarian option. Don't forget to mention you're with Silver Rainbow.

The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Wed 14th Nov (All day) LGBT History Month 2019 pre-launch

The 2019 theme is once again Geography.

British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
Thu 15th Nov 7:15 pm 3F (OneBodyOneFaith) meeting SLAGO Quiz

7.00 for 7.30pm The third of the series of SLAGO quizzes for the 2018 SLAGO Cup. 3F is the central London group of OneBodyOneFaith (the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement).

St Botolph’s Church, very near Aldgate tube.
Tue 20th Nov 8:00 pm CAGS Monthly Meeting

Monthly meeting

Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Thu 22nd Nov 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch Club

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends.

The Postal Order, Westow Street, Upper Norwood SE19 3RY
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
Wed 5th Dec 12:00 pm Silver Rainbow Lunch

Two-course lunch for LGBT people over 50. £7. Meals provided by UNACC (Upper Norwood Association for Community Care). Booking required: note....PHONE UNACC on 020 8771 6886 by 12 noon of the day before, saying whether you'd like the vegetarian option. Don't forget to mention you're with Silver Rainbow.

The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
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 20th Dec 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch Club

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends. Xmas meal at The Boulevard, Ruskin Parade, South Croydon CR2 6PW