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TransPALS' annual event to mark the international Transgender Day of Remembrance. Join us for readings, music, and to hear the names and remember all trans people who lost their lives over the last year. TDOR lets us remember and raise awareness of hate crimes against trans people. From its beginnings in the United States in 1999, events to commemorate the day are now held in over 180 cities in over 20 countries. All welcome, just come to the main Town Hall entrance. Please arrive from 2:30 for a 3pm start.
Pat offers us a Wine and Cheese party in South Croydon (Brighton road). Bring a bottle and £3 towards the food Book by Thursday 16th please space is limited.Note.....Early start and early finish
John Carter, a confirmed atheist, will give a talk entitled Atheism, Religion and LGBTI, Using personal experiences and information from the contemporary world, he will put forward the case for rejecting religious explanations of the human condition, and will suggest that members of the LGBTI community would do well to be suspicious of all religious belief systems.
Join S.L.G group for Dinner at the Sree Krishna South Indian Restaurant, 192 Tooting High Street, SW17 0SF (corner of Carlwell Street). Tube: Tooting Broadway.
Peter B. introduces us to a number of his favourite songs of the last fifty years, some performed by their writers, others interpreted by different artists. Hopefully (tech.working) these will mainly be on Youtube videos. At Ross's place in Purley. Snacks provided. £2 charge.
We'll be discussing Blood Relatives by Steven Alcock.
Party for all LGBT asylum seekers and their supporters.
With food, drink, raffle prizes, cabaret, entertainment and music, in aid of Croydon Pride Trust and Metrocharity, which runs The Bridge, Croydon's support group for young LGBT people,
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978, Italy, Dir. E. Olmi, 186 mins, 12A) - subtitled.Tickets £8 Conc £6.50.Book via Chris immediately. Unusual Italian provincial life shot in beautiful locations see David Lean cinema site to get snippets.3 hours !
Waterloo Southbank cinema. A surgeon is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behaviour of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister... Book early.
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.
Exhibition at South Kensington. We visit the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition to see the world's best nature photography. At the Tickets £13.50, concs £8. Meet at the exhibition entrance inside the museum. Preceded by optional lunch at 12.30pm at Carluccio’s, 1 Old Brompton Road, SW7 3HZ (opposite South Kensingtn Tube station).
We'll be discussing Not my Father's Son by Alan Cumming.
Join with SLG group.The future of Mama Trot’s farm is in jeopardy. Evil debt collectors Lord Wonga and sidekick Quick Quid want their weekly instalments and the money has run out. Up above the village in Cloudland,an evil giant threatens the community. £14,concs £10.
The autumn tournament reaches its conclusion.
Sunday 17 December NATURIST SWIM 12 noon to 2pm. Join James and SLG members for a naturist swim at the University of London Union, Admission £10 (or £15 for two sessions). Go down the stairs opposite the entrance and ask for a locker key at the desk, for which you have to show some identification. The pool is in the basement. You go to the pool with your money. Strictly naturist. Nearest station is Goodge Street.
A leisurely walk along the River Thames. See the palace in all its festive splendour. 2.5 miles, approx 2 hours walking. Optional LUNCH at 12.30pm in The Kings Tun, 153 Clarence Street Kingston, KT1 1QT, (Wetherspoons). The WALK STARTS at 2pm outside the pub. Sensible walking footwear recommended as the riverside path might be wet & muddy. Afternoon tea/coffee other refreshments available in The Palace Tea Room. Return by train from Hampton Court station to Clapham Junction.
Informal Lunch for CAGS members and their friends. All welcome
Thursday 21 December 7.30pm Kennington.Join Terry Sanderson for a trawl through the archives as he assembles the greatest variety bill ever. Top flight entertainers from yesterday and today captured at their peak. Tickets £8.50 / £6.50 concs
David once again delivers another one of his great Xmas Parties. £3 and a bottle / juice gets you food and mulled wine. For those that have been good this year you may even get a present from Santa. Do come in your favourite costumes.
Colin provides his usual Boxing Day Tea / Coffee and Mince pies. Usually a cheery festive crowd attend. £3 for the food and you can bring a bottle if you wish (not compulsory). Upper Norwood.SE 19 2PY
Tuesday 26th, 7pm Streatham Hill. For anyone looking for a relaxing Boxing Day event, come for a drink and optional meal at the Crown and Sceptre (Wetherspoons), 2a Streatham Hill, SW2 4AH (junction with South Circular). Just turn up.
Jointly with SLG group. Classic 1949 musical in which three sailors have just 24 hours to make the most of their shore leave in New York. Meet by Box Office by 6.00pm. Tickets £7 (concs).
Representatives of the various SLAGO groups will discuss the programme for the months ahead.
Eat, drink, dance and see the New Year in. Please bring a bottle. £3. Limited space, so please book early!
Inter-group pub evening in Balham Wetherspoons, (opposite Balham tube and rail stations). Food available until 10pm.
All members welcome to attend to listen and contribute to the group's future plans. Please advise David if you would like to attend.
Matthew will lead us through his home town. Up steep short hill then pass C11 church of St. Lawrence, a graveyard and some parks. Then track to Coulsdon Commnon (where after 3 miles you could get bus back to Croydon) and down through Happy Valley (sheep grazing) and up hill to Farthing Downs (cattle grazing and views over London basin) to finish in Coulsdon Town. Lunch in pub or cheap Italian café. Could be muddy in parts so wear sturdy shoes or boots.Catch 09:59 train from E.Croydon (or bus 407) to Zone 6 Caterham Station entrance for start at 10.30.Finish Coulsdon (Zone 6) about 13.00 for bus or train back to Croydon. 5 miles approx.
Croydon's LGBT police consultation group. All local LGBT people welcome.
Jeremy Kingston, playwright, poet and former theatre critic for Punch and The Times, will talk about his lifetime involvement with the theatre and read some extracts from his poetry collections and the plays he has written.
To mark Holocaust Memorial Day we'll be discussing I, Pierre Seel , deported Homosexual: A Memoir of Nazi Terror by Pierre Seel.
Further details to follow.
All CAGS members welcome to attend to listen and contribute to the group's future plans. Please advise Ross if you would like to attend.
We'll be discussing Over the Rainbow: Money Class & Homophobia by Nicola Field (our offering for LGBT History Month).
Derek Jarman group performance. Please note change from the usual date.
Croydon's LGBT police consultation group (provisional date). All local LGBT people welcome.
A talk by Daniel West of Opening Doors.
We'll be discussing Lord Cucumber & the Boy Hairdresser by Joe Orton.
We'll be discussing Gluck by Diana Souhami.
Our annual trip to Brighton for members of all SLAGO groups (provisional Date). More details later.
CAGS Annual General Meeting. Come and discuss the group's activities over the last year and its plans for the future, vote on a constitutional amendment, and elect the officers and committee for the coming year.
We'll be discussing Mr Foote's Other Leg by Ian Kelly.
Provisional date, depending on the availability of the venue.
We'll be discussing Gay Berlin-Birthplace of a Modern Identity by Robert Beachey.
We'll be discussing Ready to Catch Him Should He Fall by Neil Barlett.
We'll be discussing A Boxful of Ideas: Poetry & Prose by LGBT Writers edited by John Dixon and Jeffrey Doorn.
We'll be discussing In A Hidden Room by Stella Duffy.
We'll be discussing Lies we tell Ourselves by Robin Talley.
The 2019 theme is once again Geography.
We'll be discussing Myra Breckenridge by Gore Vidal.
We'll be discussing Days without End by Sebastian Barry.