LGBT Croydon

Resources and support groups for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans people in the London Borough of Croydon

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Coming events

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019 - 7:00pm to Saturday, 8 June 2019 - 7:00pm
This Island's Mine by Philip Osment

Seventeen-year-old Luke runs away to London – away from homophobic playground slurs, headlines that scream ‘Don’t Teach Our Children To Be Gay’ and a family who wouldn’t understand him – to Uncle Martin, who he once saw with his arms around another man at a march. In the capital, Mark is sacked because of fears about colleagues working with ‘someone like him’. His boyfriend, Selwyn, faces being beaten up both by the police and at home by his own stepbrother. Meanwhile, Debbie battles with her son, who doesn’t want to live with her and her girlfriend. And retired piano teacher Miss Rosenblum – who once found refuge in this country from a terror that swept away half her family in 1930s Vienna – has seen this sort of hatred and fear before. Soon, these individual stories – of first loves and old flames, alliances and abandonment, missed opportunities and new chances – intertwine to paint a vivid picture of Eighties Britain. This Island’s Mine was originally performed by Gay Sweatshop in 1988. Now, three decades after the introduction of Section 28 banning positive representations of homosexuality, Philip Osment’s passionate and lyrical play, of outsiders, exiles and refugees, is all too resonant. Book online at https://www.kingsheadtheatre.com/ or by calling the box office on 020 7226 8561

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The Kings Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, The Angel, London N1 1QN
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Monday, 27 May 2019 - 2:30pm
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).

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Wednesday, 29 May 2019 - 7:30pm
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.

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Thursday, 30 May 2019 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

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

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Friday, 31 May 2019 - 7:30pm
Jazz: the Art of Improvisation and Conversation

The music of some of the great contemporary jazz pianists, including Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Gwilym Simcock and the incredible young Indonesian pianist Joey Alexander, illustrating both their improvisational skills and their ability to listen and interact with their fellow musicians. The venue is small, so if you would like to come, please call Peter on 020 8777 1898 to book your place. £2.00 contribution for tea, coffee and light refreshments. Bring your own alcohol if desired.

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Tuesday, 4 June 2019 - 11:00am
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.

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Tate Modern, Bankside, SE1 9TG. (Southwark or Blackfriars tube; buses 381 or RV1 from Waterloo )
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Wednesday, 5 June 2019 - 12:00pm
CAGS Group lunch

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

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Friday, 7 June 2019 - 12:30pm
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.

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Friday, 7 June 2019 - 1:30pm
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 .

Venue:
CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Saturday, 8 June 2019 - 8:00pm
TransPALS social night

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

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Monday, 10 June 2019 - 12:30pm
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.

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Tuesday, 11 June 2019 - 8:00pm
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.

Venue:
Bread & Roses pub, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ, Tubes: Claphm North or Comm/ or Clap.High St (Rail)
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Friday, 14 June 2019 - 10:30am
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.

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Sunday, 16 June 2019 - 2:30pm
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.

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly Meeting

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

Venue:
The Spread Eagle, 39 - 41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX (next to Town Hall )
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Thursday, 20 June 2019 - 7:00pm
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.

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Saturday, 22 June 2019 - 6:00pm
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 ).

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Wednesday, 26 June 2019 - 12:30pm
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.

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Thursday, 27 June 2019 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We will be discussing Speak no Evil by Uzodinma Iwela.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thursday, 27 June 2019 - 7:45pm
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.

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St Marys Church, Church Road, WALLINGTON SM6 7NJ
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Friday, 28 June 2019 - 6:15pm
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).

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Tuesday, 2 July 2019 - 8:00pm
Inter Group PUB EVENING

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

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Crown and Sceptre, 2a Streatham Hill, SW2 4AH (junction with South Circular).Between Brixton Tube & Streatham Hill rail station.Near Brixton bus garage.:
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Wednesday, 3 July 2019 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch Club

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

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Friday, 5 July 2019 - 1:30pm
Rainbows Across Borders

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

Venue:
CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Saturday, 6 July 2019 (All day)
London Pride

More details later

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Saturday, 13 July 2019 - 12:00pm
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.

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Saturday, 13 July 2019 - 8:00pm
TransPALS social night

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

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly meeting Slago Quiz

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

Venue:
The Spread Eagle, 39 - 41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Thursday, 25 July 2019 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

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

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Friday, 2 August 2019 - 1:30pm
Rainbows across borders

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

Venue:
CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Saturday, 3 August 2019 (All day)
Brighton Pride

More details later

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Wednesday, 7 August 2019 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch club

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

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Saturday, 10 August 2019 - 8:00pm
TransPALS social night

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

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Tuesday, 20 August 2019 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly Meeting

Speaker to be announced.

Venue:
The Spread Eagle, 39 - 41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Thursday, 29 August 2019 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We will be discussing End of Eddy by Edouard Louis.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tuesday, 3 September 2019 - 8:00pm
Inter group Pub evening

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

Venue:
Crown and Sceptre, 2a Streatham Hill, SW2 4AH (junction with South Circular).Between Brixton Tube & Streatham Hill rail station.Near Brixton bus garage.
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Wednesday, 4 September 2019 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch club

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

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Friday, 6 September 2019 - 1:30pm
Rainbows Across Borders

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

Venue:
CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Saturday, 14 September 2019 - 8:00pm
TransPALS social night

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

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Tuesday, 17 September 2019 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly meeting

Monthly meeting speaker and date to be announced.

Venue:
Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Thursday, 26 September 2019 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We will be discussing Natalie and Romaine by Diana Souhami.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Friday, 27 September 2019 - 7:00pm
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.

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Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch club

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

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Friday, 4 October 2019 - 1:30pm
Rainbows across borders

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

Venue:
CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Saturday, 12 October 2019 - 8:00pm
TransPALS social night

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

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly Meeting

Speaker to be announced.Date to be confirmed.

Venue:
Spread Eagle pub (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
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Thursday, 31 October 2019 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We will be discussing Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime by Val McDermid.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Friday, 1 November 2019 - 1:30pm
Rainbows Across Borders

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

Venue:
CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Wednesday, 6 November 2019 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch Club

Join CAGS members for a cheap friendly lunch at

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Saturday, 9 November 2019 - 8:00pm
TransPALS social night

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

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Tuesday, 19 November 2019 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly Meeting

Date to be confirmed and speaker to be announced

Venue:
Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
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Thursday, 21 November 2019 - 7:00pm
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.

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Thursday, 28 November 2019 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We will be discussing The Well of Loneliness by Radcliffe Hall.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Wednesday, 4 December 2019 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch club

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

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Friday, 6 December 2019 - 1:30pm
Rainbows Across Borders

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

Venue:
CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Thursday, 12 December 2019 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

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

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Saturday, 14 December 2019 - 8:00pm
TransPALS social night

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

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