LGBT Croydon

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

Recent events

Thursday, 16 November 2017 - 7:15pm

7.00 for 7.30pm Aldgate Tracey Byrne the national secretary of One Body One Faith, will be talking about its latest policies and achievements. Meeting at St Botolph’s Church, very near Aldgate tube.

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Thursday, 16 November 2017 - 12:00pm

CAGS lunch group, Usually about 10 dining together, all welcome.The Postal Order, 32-33 Westow Street, Upper Norwood SE19 3RW. (Wetherspoons) near Crystal Palace.

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 - 8:00pm

Jean Genet: Do we really understand him? SLG member John Carter reviews the life and work of this gay French social outcast and thief turned novelist and playwright.

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The Bread and Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ, a turning off Clapham High Street. (nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common).
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Monday, 13 November 2017 - 12:30pm

All members welcome to attend to listen and contribute to the group's future plans. Please advise Ross if you would like to attend.

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Saturday, 11 November 2017 - 3:00pm

PRAVDA.....David Hare & Howard Brenton's satire on the ruthless newspaper culture of the 1980s, in particular an insatiable media mogul eating into the liberal, loss-making establishment. Features SLG member Bill Boyd. Tickets £12, concs £11. To book, contact Gerry on 020 8870 2575 by 23 October.

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Tower Theatre Company production at Bride Lane (off Fleet Street), London EC4Y 8EQ
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Thursday, 9 November 2017 - 7:00pm

Croydon's LGBT police consultation group. All local LGBT people welcome.

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Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET (Room F4).
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Thursday, 9 November 2017 - 10:30am

Meet Matthew (walk leader) outside main entrance PURLEY station at 10.30. Walk max 5 miles (8 km) via Foxley Woods (short but steep pathway) Kenley Woods, Hayes Lane Cousdon Common to "The Fox" pub for lunch or sandwiches outside on bench if wanted. Return by bus 466 to Purley or Croydon.

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Wednesday, 8 November 2017 - 6:00pm

The 2018 theme is "Geography – Mapping the world". Ross will be there with a CHE / LGBT Archive stall.

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Museum of Liverpool, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 1DG
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Tuesday, 7 November 2017 - 8:00pm

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

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the Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road,SW12 0BP
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Tuesday, 7 November 2017 - 11:30am

How can your experience of health and social care influence service change? Croydon’s health and social care services are undergoing dramatic change. Our role, to gain experiences and feedback to those who run services, has never been more important. Hear about our achievements in 2016-17 and our future plans. Guest speaker: The Mayor of Croydon, Cllr Toni Letts, will talk about the importance of the citizens’ voice in health and social care delivery. You will also see a launch demonstration of our new way to review services. Refreshments served.Book: www.healthwatchcroydon.co.uk/events or 020 8663 5648.

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Braithwaite Hall, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
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Friday, 3 November 2017 - 1:00pm

The monthly meeting for all LGBT asylum seekers.

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CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Wednesday, 1 November 2017 - 12:00pm

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.

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The Waterside Centre 26 Avenue Road London SE25 4DX
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Saturday, 28 October 2017 - 7:30pm

Peter invites group members to his party in South Croydon (Selsdon).Start at 7:30 and finish 11pm. Bring some drink and £4 .Please advise by Thurs. 26th.

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Bus 64 takes you from East Croydon station to Selsdon Shops (then get out next stop,Primary school).

Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 2:30pm

We'll be discussing Speak my Language and other stories by Torsen Højer.

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Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 - 7:45pm

Join SLG members for a play adapted from Bram Stoker's novel, Count Drakula's influence is growing across London, and Mina and a group of near-strangers band together to rid the world of the Un-Dead terror. Southside Players at Balham. Tickets £10 concs £7.50.

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Chestnut Grove Academy, 45 Chestnut Grove, Balham, SW12 8JZ
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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 2:30pm

Judy Dench stars in the story of the relationship between Queen Victoria and her Indian servant Abdul Karim. Tickets £8 (concs £6.50). Meet at box office (preceded at 1.00 by an optional meal in The George, 17 George Street, CR0 1LA. To book, contact Terry on 020 8674 5191 by 18 September.

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David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street
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Monday, 23 October 2017 - 11:45am

Chris & Abey invite you to walk from Richmond to their house (about 4.5 miles) for a buffet (£3 charge). Train from Clapham Jcn (to Reading on Plat 5) at 11:28. Easy walk along the Thames thru Twickers and the notorious Ham Fields ! Cross the river at Teddington lock and catch the 481 bus to close to the house in Fulwell . Meet outside RICHMOND station ticket hall when train arrives at 11:40am.

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Saturday, 21 October 2017 - 3:00pm

World Première production of The Life to Come by Louis Mander and Stephen Fry – based on the short story by E. M. Forster – fully staged with orchestra! Performances at Trinity School, Croydon at 3.0pm and 7.45pm.

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Thursday, 19 October 2017 - 7:45pm

Ghosts Ibsen's play about a widow about to dedicate an orphanage she has built to the memory of her late husband. But slowly the hidden family secrets are revealed, leading to devastating consequences.£14, concs £10.

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Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, Putney, SW15 6AW.
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Thursday, 19 October 2017 - 7:00pm

3F (OneBodyOneFaith) MEETING 7.00 for 7.30pm Aldgate Chris Eldridge talks about the history and current activities of St Botolph's Church. Contact is Tony on 020 8543 0898.

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St Botolph’s Church, Aldgate, EC3N 1AB (very near Aldgate tube)
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Thursday, 19 October 2017 - 12:00pm

Informal pub lunch for CAGS members and their friends. All welcome.

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The Windmill, 222 St James Road, Croydon CR0 2BW
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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 - 8:00pm

A meeting for all CAGS members and their friends. A Peter Scott-Presland talk on history and future of Pride.

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The Spread Eagle. Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 - 8:00pm

SLG Monthly Meeting and AGM: reasonably short, giving time to socialise after.

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The Bread and Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ (a turning off Clapham High Street: Clapham North or Common tube stations)
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Tuesday, 10 October 2017 - 12:30pm

Mike leads a walk in the Kings Cross area. See very modern buildings but with some history, a nature reserve and some famous people mixed in! Optional lunch at 12.30pm at the Euston Flyer, 83-87 Euston Road, NW1 2RA. Walk starts at 2.00 pm outside the pub and willl take about 90 minutes, finishing at an interesting tavern.

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Monday, 9 October 2017 - 12:00pm

Come and join the Committee meeting at David's in East Croydon .Very early start at 12:00. PROMPT. You must inform David you would like to attend. Paid-up CAGS members only.

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Saturday, 7 October 2017 - 2:00pm

Graeme invites us to his flat for an afternoon social in Upper Norwood. 2pm to 6pm. Admission £3

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Friday, 6 October 2017 - 7:00pm

At Louis’s in East Croydon. Contact him for address and travel tips. Lifts to Louis’s place can be arranged if needed. Please bring a drink of your favourite tipple. Ends about, 9.30 pm.

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Friday, 6 October 2017 - 1:00pm

The monthly meeting for all LGBT asylum seekers. Black History Month.

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CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (W. Croydon Station).
Wednesday, 4 October 2017 - 12:00pm

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 menu for next Wednesday is Cod Mornay , Parsley Potatoes , Peas & ½ tomato Or veggie Homemade Quorn & veg pie , Parsley potatoes , With peas & ½ tomato
Dessert Jam & coconut sponge.

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The Waterside Centre 26 Avenue Road London SE25 4DX
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Sunday, 1 October 2017 - 7:30pm to Saturday, 21 October 2017 - 7:30pm

A play by Tommy Murphy, based on the memoir by Timothy Conigrave

It’s the love of a lifetime: Holding The Man charts the relationship of Tim and John from the first bursts of college love to John’s eventual AIDS-related death. Holding Both comic and tragic, it’s a beautiful study of emotion and sexuality. Above the Stag Theatre, Tickets available online at www.abovethestag.com.

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Above the Stag, 17 Miles Street, London SW8 1RZ
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Closes on Saurday 21st October. Peter and Steve will be attending on Saturday 14th October. If you are going to join them, please call Peter on 020 8777 1898 to let him know.

Friday, 29 September 2017 - 7:30pm

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

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The Calthorpe Arms, (upstairs room), 252 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8JR
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Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 4:45pm

Bertie Wooster decides to stage a one-man show, only to discover on the evening nothing has gone to plan and the show is not quite ready. The South London Theatre, Stanley Halls, 12A South Norwood Hill, SE25 6AB. Near Norwood Junction Station. Book your own ticket online via
http://www.southlondontheatre.co.uk/ or on 07701 055 602. £12, £9 concession.

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Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 2:30pm

We'll be discussing Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta.

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Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 - 7:45pm

Chekhov’s first great play reveals the full force of its comedy and cruelty, with each character deprived of the love or life they want most. £14 concs £10.

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Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, Putney, SW15 6AW.
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Friday, 22 September 2017 - 8:00pm

Representatives of the various SLAGO groups (including CAGS and SLG) will discuss the programme for the months ahead. Speak to Ross or Roger if you have an idea as to what SLAGO could be doing,

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South Wimbledon
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Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 7:30pm

Andrew Lumsden, gay editor/historian, speaks on the Labouchere Amendment of 1885.

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St Botolph’s Church, Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1AB
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Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 12:00pm

Informal pub lunch for all CAGS members.

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Sir Julian Huxley, Addington Road, Selsdon CR2 8LB (Wetherspoons).
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Take no.64 bus from East Croydon to Old Farleigh Road. Drivers use Sainsbury’s car park

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 - 12:30pm

Examine how world cities, including Medellin, Tokyo, San Francisco and Copenhagen,are changing and see what data tells us about the urbanisation of our planet. Free entry. At the Museum of London, 150 London Wall EC2Y 5HN (barbican) Optional lunch first at the Sir John Hawkshaw, (Weatherspoons) Cannon Street Station, Cannon Street, EC4N 6AP. Afterwards meet at 2.00pm at the museum. um of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - 11:30am

Meet East Croydon ticket hall 10.30 . We then catch tram to New Addington (very last stop) and walk from there.8 km (5.5 mile) to Farleigh for pub or picnic lunch (depends on weather) You can eat at pub or bring your own food and eat on Farleigh Common Opposite. From New Addington we walk across Frylands Wood, side of Ficklehole then Greatpark and Holt Wood to Farleigh common at Chelsham.wood . We return to Croydon on Bus 403 (every 20 mins ). Some gentle climbs. And we will go slowly. Walk about 2 1/2 hours.

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Saturday, 16 September 2017 - 8:00pm

at chairman David's house in South Croydon. Bring a bottle and £3.00 towards the cost of the food.

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Friday, 15 September 2017 - 12:30pm

Mediterranean Restaurant 12.30pm Clapham Junction Fish in a Tie Restaurant, 105 Falcon Road, SW11 2PF [corner Este Road] (Clapham Junction Station).Good food at reasonable prices.

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - 6:45pm

A young farmer,his frustrations and sexual repression, binge drinking and casual sex.The arrival of a Romanian migrant worker ignites an intense relationship that sets him on a new path.Tickets £7 (concs).

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British Film Institute, Southbank, SE1 8XT. Meet by Box Office by 6.30pm.
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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - 12:30pm

Come and join the Committee meeting at Ross' house (Purley) and contribute your views to the proceedings. Early start at 12:30. PROMPT. You must inform Ross you would like to attend. Paid-up CAGS members only.

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 - 8:30pm

Speakers from Paradise Press give readings from their recently published anthology of writing by members of the Gay Authors Workshop.LATER START TIME.8:30

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The Bread & Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, London SW4 6DZ (nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common).
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Thursday, 7 September 2017 - 7:00pm

Croydon's LGBT police consultation group. All local LGBT people welcome.

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Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET (Room G4).
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Wednesday, 6 September 2017 - 12:00pm

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.

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The Waterside Centre 26 Avenue Road London SE25 4DX
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Tuesday, 5 September 2017 - 8:00pm

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

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the Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road,SW12 0BP
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Saturday, 2 September 2017 (All day)

We will meet up with members of TAGS (The Arun Gay Society) and S.L.G.to visit the Amberley Transport Museum and Heritage Centre, A nostalgic trip back to England in perhaps the 1940's or so with old shops,garage, tram, vintage bus etc.(Similar to Crich or Beamish ). Catch the 09:53 from East Croydon (Clapham Junc 9:42) Hopefully a group ticket will be approx.£10 each. We return on the 18:17 train from Amberley.back at East Croy about 19:30. 3 people can go on a rail groupsave for £14 each.Only few left.

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Chris 0208 898 1405
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Friday, 1 September 2017 - 1:00pm

The monthly meeting for all LGBT asylum seekers.

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CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Thursday, 31 August 2017 - 2:30pm

We'll be discussing Spectacles by Sue Perkins.

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Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 - 12:30pm

12.30 & 2pm Docklands.Range of archaeological objects unearthed by Crossrail. Free admission Museum of London Docklands. Optional lunch at the Ledger Building pub (Lloyds/Weatherspoons) 4 Hertsmere Road, West India Quay, E14 4AL. (DLR West India Quay). Afterwards meet at 2.00pm at the museum, No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, E14 4AL.

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Sunday, 27 August 2017 - 2:30pm

The annual 'Mardi on the Grass' in Purley. Food provided, music by 'Cross the Line'. Tickets (£5) need to be ordered in advance. Please bring a bottle. Please note that this event is now fully booked and no more tickets are available.

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Purley - the address is on the tickets.
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Thursday, 24 August 2017 - 12:00pm

Informal pub lunch for CAGS members and their friends. All welcome. After this, about 2:30 we intend erecting tents for Sunday.All welcome to help at Ross's house.

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Crown & Sceptre, Junction Road, South Croydon CR2 6RB
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Monday, 21 August 2017 - 10:00am

Matthew will lead a walk from East Croydon station (booking hall) at 10.00.Maximum of 6 miles with some gentle hills. Picnic lunch at end so bring some food and drink.Probably Tram to New Addington then walk via Finkelhole? onto Farleigh Common (Pub there) then bus back to Croydon.

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Sunday, 20 August 2017 - 3:00pm

Free concert by Lambeth Wind Orchestra at Clapham Common Bandstand 3pm to 5pm.

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Thursday, 17 August 2017 - 7:30pm

7 for 7.30pm Dave Morton will be talking about Oasis (church & charity). Meeting at St Botolph’s Church, near Aldgate tube.

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St Botolph’s Church, Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1AB
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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 - 8:00pm

A meeting for all CAGS members and their friends.Group discussion on being gay at work and in different cultures. Come and join in the lively debate. Last discussion attracted twenty people.

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The Spread Eagle. Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Saturday, 12 August 2017 - 11:00am

Catch the 10.36 train from Victoria to Chichester (Clapham Junction 10.42, East Croydon 10.53) arriving at 12.04. Lunch in The Dolphin & Anchor (Wetherspoons), West Street, PO19 8EL then spend the afternoon in the cathedral and gardens. Free entry. Optional extra visit by bus to Tangmere Military Aviation Museum £9, £7 concs. Return early evening.

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Thursday, 10 August 2017 - 12:30pm

All members welcome to attend and contribute to the meeting. Please let David know you are coming and please arrive promptly.

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Saturday, 5 August 2017 - 12:30pm

Meet outside Morden Underground Station in time to leave at 12.30pm for lunch across the road at Cafe Bar La Lavella, 63, London Rd, SM14 5HT. Then on to Morden Hall Park, 020 8642 (National Trust) with free entry. Walk about 2 miles including the rose garden, second hand book shop, river Wandle and garden centre. Then by bus to Roy's in Sutton for afternoon tea.(£3) Book in advance.

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Friday, 4 August 2017 - 1:00pm

Monthly meeting for all LGBT asylum seekers.

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CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Wednesday, 2 August 2017 - 12:00pm

Two-course lunch for LGBT people over 50. £7. You must PHONE UNACC on 020 8771 6886 by 12 noon Tuesday. Mention you're with Silver Rainbow. Roast Chicken OR veggie option is Homemade vegetable pie both with roast potatoes,veg & stuffing. Note: the film show planned for today has been postponed, so the lunch will be 12 for 12:30 as usual.

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The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
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Saturday, 29 July 2017 - 10:30am

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967. All Welcome. Followed by Reception. Be there by 09:45 to make sure you get in ! preacher Mark Oakley and music by the Pink Singers.

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St Martin-in-the-Fields Church, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JH
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Thursday, 27 July 2017 - 8:00pm

This comedy is a story of a shy, reclusive girl named Little Voice and her larger than life, out of control mother Mari. Book your ticket online via http://www.southlondontheatre.co.uk/ or on 07701 055 602. £12, £9 conc's.

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South London Theatre, Stanley Halls, 12A South Norwood Hill, SE25 6AB. (Norwood Junction Station).
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Thursday, 27 July 2017 - 2:30pm

We'll be discussing In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi.

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Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Saturday, 22 July 2017 - 4:00pm

Alan and Reg kindly invite you to their Garden Party in Anerley (Norwood Junction nearest station) 16:00 to sundown, or if not in the green room. Bring your own drink and £3 food donation.

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Thursday, 20 July 2017 - 7:00pm

The central London group of OneBodyOneVoice (formerly LGCM). Jeremy Marks talks about the work of the Courage and Two 23 organisations for gay Christians.

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St Botolph’s Church, very near Aldgate tube.
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Thursday, 20 July 2017 - 12:00pm

Informal group lunch for all.

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Coach House Café, Conduit Lane, Coombe Wood CR0 5RQ
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 - 6:00pm

Malcolm invites members to join him at his West Norwood home for a bring-and-share party to celebrate his 81st birthday.Let him know what you are bringing and for directions. Some drinks will be provided but you can bring your favourite tipple if you wish as well as some food.

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017 - 8:00pm

The Committee have decided not to hold this meeting as a lot of other events are taking place.

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017 - 10:00am

Matthew will lead a walk of maximum 6 miles.We will finish with a picnic so bring some food and drinks as you wish.Details later but meet at East Croydon train station ticket hall at 10.00 a.m.There will not be any serious hills on the walk, possible quite flat.

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Monday, 17 July 2017 - 12:30pm

Come and join the Committee meeting at Ross' house (Purley) and contribute your views to the proceedings. Early start at 12:30. PROMPT. You must inform Ross you would like to attend. Paid-up CAGS members only.

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Saturday, 15 July 2017 - 1:00pm

Members of the former Guildford Area Gay Group are organizing a garden party, in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. Tickets are £5 and are only available in advance (not on the door). Tickets available for distribution and payment at SLG's 11 July meeting. Train leaves Waterloo 11.53 calling at Clapham Junction 12.00 and arrives Aldershot 12.49. Bring a bottle or equivalent (eg 4 cans). Donations of gay books, mags, videos, DVDs for the charity bookstall would be appreciated.

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Saturday, 15 July 2017 (All day)

Came and join CAGS and other LGBT groups in the parade (gathering 12:15 in Poplar Walk / North End), and then on to the festival in the Queen's Gardens, for stalls and entertainment. There will be a CAGS stall, also showcasing other local groups.

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Central Croydon
Thursday, 13 July 2017 - 7:00pm

Croydon's LGBT+ police consultation group. Please note change of date.

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Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET (Room G4)
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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 - 8:00pm

Cabaret headlined by Mark Bunyan and Peter Scott-Presland, to include Rainbow Singers Across Borders and a variety of Pride's Got Talent performers. Free.

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Spread Eagle pub (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
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Tuesday, 11 July 2017 - 8:00pm

Chris Park from the Merton LGBT Forum traces UK law on same sex behaviour (mostly male) from 1533 to the present day.

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Bread & Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, London SW4 6DZ (nearest tubes: Clapham North or Common).
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Tuesday, 11 July 2017 - 8:00pm

A very fine bio-pic by Rosa von Praunheim about the German gay rights pioneer Magnus Hirschfeld. The film will be introduced by Peter Tatchell. Free.

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Upstairs at The Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Monday, 10 July 2017 (All day) to Monday, 17 July 2017 (All day)

There is a display in the foyer of Croydon Clocktower featuring local LGBT groups.

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Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Sunday, 9 July 2017 - 4:45pm

1959 film in which Anthony Quayle plays a vicar falsely accused of molesting a local delinquent, and facing a barrage of homophobic abuse. Cliff Richard in his big screen debut. Meet by Box Office by 4.40pm. Tickets £7 (concs).

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British Film Inst. Southbank, SE1 8XT
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Saturday, 8 July 2017 - 12:00pm

Annual event to show LGBT is alive and kicking in Central London. Those wishing to join the march are advised to contact Opening Doors. If you don't want to march you can join SLG who are meeting at Regent Street/corner with Margaret Street (north of Oxford Circus) at 1pm to watch the parade, preceded by an optional snack or meal at 12 noon in the 5th floor restaurant in John Lewis, Oxford Street, W1C 1DX.

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Friday, 7 July 2017 - 1:00pm

For all LGBT asylum seekers.

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CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Thursday, 6 July 2017 - 8:00pm

The final night of the Southwark Pride Festival. A range of acts including Barberfellas (an offshoot of the Pink Singers), Marcus Reeves (singer-songwriter), Peter Scott-Presland, Lee Griffiths, and Tom Robinson, best known for his song Glad to be Gay. Admission £10: a benefit for the Russian LGBT Federation.

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The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, SE15 3BE
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Thursday, 6 July 2017 - 7:30pm

Marlene Dietrich; Ultimate Gay Icon 7.30pm Kennington. Join Terry Sanderson for his show exploring the life and career of this fascinating personality. Clips of some of Dietrich’s campest films and a look at her heroic efforts to oppose the Nazis. Tickets £11.50/£9.50 concs

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The Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road), SE11 4TH.
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Wednesday, 5 July 2017 - 12:00pm

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.

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The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
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Tuesday, 4 July 2017 - 8:00pm

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

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the Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road,SW12 0BP
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Tuesday, 4 July 2017 - 8:00pm

Three LGBT films: The Colour of His Hair (2017); David is Homosexual (recently rediscovered 1976 film by Lewisham CHE); Putting on the Dish (2016). Part of the Southwark LGBT Pride Festival.

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The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, SE15 3BE
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Monday, 3 July 2017 - 8:00pm

(Various events are taking place in south London related to London Pride). A revival of the Capital Quiz, which was held successfully for many years. Teams of three are invited - at least one member of each team must be LGBT. Free admission. Teams to be notified in advance to homopromos@googlemail.com.

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The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Rd, SE15 3BE
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Sunday, 2 July 2017 - 2:00pm

The Annual General Meeting and Conference of CHE, the Campaign for Homosexual Equality. The main speaker will be the writer and critic Nicholas de Jongh. We also plan to show a short film from the 1980s, featuring a well-known CAGS member in a very different context. Light refreshments provided. No charge, but it would help our planning if you let us know you intend to come.

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At the London Friend office, 86 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DN
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Saturday, 1 July 2017 - 5:00pm

A continuation of the above, at a different venue (near the home of James Pratt).

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Outside The Albany, Douglas Way, SE8 4AG
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Saturday, 1 July 2017 - 2:00pm

A re-enactment of the arrest, trial and execution of James Pratt and John Smith, the last two men to be hanged for sodomy in the UK, in 1835. A community play, designed to commemorate and acknowledge a major injustice, performed at the site where the two were arrested. Free.

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Outside 45 Dolben Street (formerly George Street) London SE1 0UQ
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Friday, 30 June 2017 - 6:15pm

Vintage fifties film with James Dean.Troubled man with history. Tickets £7 conc

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British Film Institute, Southbank, SE1 8XT. Meet by Box Office by 6.10pm.
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Thursday, 29 June 2017 - 8:00pm

A tribute to the late trans woman Alex Arquette who appears in Killer Drag Queens on Dope under her stage name Eva Destruction. Also showing; Laurel and Hardy's Twice Two. Part of the Southwark LGBT Pride Festival. Free admission.

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The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, SE15 3BE
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Thursday, 29 June 2017 - 2:30pm

We'll be discussing The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton.

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Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Monday, 26 June 2017 - 8:00pm

Desert Island Disks with a difference. Five prominent LGBT guests choose and talk about music that has helped to make them the person they are today. You are invited to bring a single life-changing track (MP3 on phone, SD card, or memory stick) and talk about how it affected you. Part of the Southwark LGBT Pride Festival. Free admission.

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The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, SE15 3BE
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Sunday, 25 June 2017 - 8:00pm

Featuring Clare Summerskill, LGBT oral historian and lesbian musical comedy performer, and Martha D Lewis, singer/composer and one time half of the Donna and Kebab duo, everybody’s favourite Greeks. New material from both Clare and Martha. Free admission: part of the Southwark LGBT Pride festival.

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The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, SE15 3BE
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Sunday, 25 June 2017 - 2:00pm

A trail around Nunhead Cemetery spotting the answers to questions and identifying pictures. Open to individuals and teams of any size. Meet at The Ivy House 2pm onwards to get your entry forms and your 20% food discount. Answers given at 6.00 p.m. Prizes: £50 bar tab voucher & chocs. FREE TO PARTICIPATE. Please email homopromos@gmail.com in advance so we print enough entry forms. Part of the Southwark LGBT Pride Festival.

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The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, SE15 3BE
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Thursday, 22 June 2017 - 7:45pm

In the enchanted woods anything can happen in Shakespeare's joyous cross-dressing romantic comedy. Tickets £14, Conc £10.

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Putney Arts theatre, Ravenna Road, Putney SW15 6AW.
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Thursday, 22 June 2017 - 12:00pm

Pub carvery lunch (about £7 ) for CAGS members and their friends. All welcome!

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The Gipsy Moth, Croydon Colonnades, Purley Way CR0 4RJ
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(Opposite Croydon Airport. Plenty of free parking. Take 119 bus from opposite East Croydon Station or Park Street to its terminus.)

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 - 8:00pm

John Dixon and Ross Burgess talk about Paradise Press, the publishing arm of the Gay Authors Workshop. They will be reading from some of the Press's recent and not-so-recent publications, and there will be books for sale at a special price.

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Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. (Next to the Town Hall.)
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Saturday, 17 June 2017 - 3:00pm

Ibsen's 1882 play about water pollution and offical corruption/public complacency. Featuring SLG's Bill Boyd.

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Theatro Technis, 26 Crowndale Road, NW1 1TT (Mornington Cresc. tube) Tickets £12 Conc £11.
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Thursday, 15 June 2017 - 7:00pm

UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group talk.

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St Botolph’s Church, Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1AB (near Aldgate tube).
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Thursday, 15 June 2017 - 11:00am

Gallery Exhibition dedicated to LGBTQ featuring paintings and photos etc from John Sargeant, Hockney etc. Tickets £15 Conc .£13.10. Meet by ticket office 11:00 at main entrance. Optional lunch after at White Swan. 14 Vauxhall Bridge Road.SW 1V 2SA.

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Tate Britain, Millbank SW1P 4RG
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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 - 12:30pm

All CAGS members welcome to attend the Committee meeting at David's in East Croydon. Note early start and please arrive promptly.

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 - 8:00pm

Psychotherapist Andrew Goode describes how greater self awareness and insight can free us of problems and anxieties and lead us to a more positive and fulfilled life.

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The Bread & Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, London SW4 6DZ (nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common).
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Monday, 12 June 2017 - 10:30am

Matthew leads a walk from Hayes to Selsdon about 5 miles.Meet at East Croydon bus station at 10:30 to catch a 119 bus to Hayes station (where you can also start the walk at approx.11am). Optional meal at Wetherspoons in Selsdon.

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Saturday, 10 June 2017 - 7:30pm

7.30 pm Trinity Concert Hall: Croydon Symphony Orchestra Summer Concert with 2017 Croydon Concerto Competition Finale.If you wish to go, book in advance, as it will be full on the night. Seats unreserved. At Trinity School, Addiscombe Road, Shirley Park, CR9 7AT. First half, five exceptional young soloists from around the world will perform a concerto movement. Second half will be a performance of Brahms' glorious First Symphony.Tickets are available online via PayPal or by phone, see: https://croydonsymphony.com/buytickets/ To find about the Croydon Concerto Competition, and details of the finalists, see: https://croydonsymphony.com/concerto-competition/

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Thursday, 8 June 2017 - 7:00pm

Thursday, 8 June, from 7 for 7.30 pm start: At Louis’s in East Croydon. Tel.him to book or arrange lift and get his address.

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Wednesday, 7 June 2017 - 12:00pm

Two-course lunch for LGBT people over 50. £7. Phone U.N.A.C.C (Upper Norwood Association for Community Care) on 020 8771 6886 by 12 noon of the day before, (state if you want vegetarian option). Please mention you're with Silver Rainbow. Booking required

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Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
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Sunday, 4 June 2017 - 8:00pm

The new revamped nightclub in 34, Surrey street Croydon will open its doors to an LGBT crowd on Sunday 4th June. ( Supposedly). Anybody finding more info do tell me ! Chris.

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Saturday, 3 June 2017 - 8:00pm

Group Chairman David invites you to his June Party. £3 plus bring your own drink in East Croydon.

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Friday, 2 June 2017 - 1:30pm

For all LGBT asylum seekers and their friends.

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CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 - 6:00pm

Whitehall. Ian Wilson will host a dinner party at the Civil service Club. Meet in the bar from 6pm for a drink and dine at 7pm. Cost: about £12 excluding drinks and service. Dress: smart casual, tie optional.

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Civil Service Club, 13 Great Scotland Yard, SW1A 2HJ (off Northumberland Avenue and Whitehall) (Charing X or Embankment Tube).
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This is a great night out in town and very inexpensive. Order drinks from bar rather than at the table (cheaper).

Sunday, 28 May 2017 - 6:15pm

Fassbinder's dream-like film based on Genet's homoerotic tale about a beautiful, opium-dealing sailor on shore leave in the port of Brest. Tickets £7 (concs).

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British Film Institute, Southbank, SE1 8XT. Meet by Box Office by 6.10pm.
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Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 2:30pm

We'll be discussing Twenty-Two Eighty-Four by Christopher Preston.

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Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Wednesday, 24 May 2017 - 10:30am

EXHIBITION; Desire, Love, Identity 10.30am British Museum Bloomsbury. Free display explores LGBT histories through museum objects. Meet at ticket desk, Great Court. 12pm. Optional Wetherspoons after.

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British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG.
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Friday, 19 May 2017 - 10:30am

Meet at STREATHAM COMMON station ticket office at 10:30 for a walk led by Colin across Norwood and ending up maybe as far as CRYSTAL PALACE station. Refreshment en route. Approx.3 miles.(Repeat of his excellent walk through the parks.)

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 7:00pm

7.00 for 7.30pm in Aldgate. Rev Andrew Richardson talks about the ethos and mission of St Botolph's.

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St Botolph’s Church, Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1AB (near Aldgate tube).
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Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 12:00pm

Informal pub lunch for CAGS members and their friends. All welcome!

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Toby Carvery, Park Place, 54 Commonside West, Mitcham CR4 4HB
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Take 264 bus from outside the Whitgift Centre or West Croydon bus station towards Tooting. Get off at Madeira Road. The journey takes approximately 40 minutes.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 - 1:30pm

IDAHOT - The International Day Against Homophobia takes place on Wednesday 17 May. See their website for events and information : www.dayagainsthomophobia.org

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 - 8:00pm

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.

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Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Thursday, 11 May 2017 - 7:45pm

Stage Play in Putney. Story moves through the lives of four generations of an ordinary northern family – grandmother,mother, daughter and granddaughter.

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Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, Putney, SW15 6AW. £14,concs £10.
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Tuesday, 9 May 2017 - 8:00pm

Author/ Campaigner Peter Scott-Presland recounts his student days at Oxford in the 1970s.

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The Bread & Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, London SW4 6DZ (nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common).
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Monday, 8 May 2017 - 7:00pm

Croydon's LGBT+ police consultation group.

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Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET (Room G4).
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Sunday, 7 May 2017 - 12:15pm

Christopher is 65 today. He and Abey invite you all to drop in to celebrate at TW2 5HF. House open 12 :15 to 6 pm. Food provided free but do bring something to drink (alcoholic or juice ). From Richmond Station take H22 towards Hounslow or 490 bus towards Heathrow. Get off at Sixth Cross Road bus stop (next one after Mill Road). Cross the road from bus stop onto Manoel Road. Walk down left hand side until it morphs into Fulwell Park Avenue at the small green.(see street signs).

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Look up address and bring instructions with you. I will not have the time to tell everybody. Group members only please.

Friday, 5 May 2017 - 1:00pm

Monthly Meeting for all LGBT asylum seekers and their supporters.

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CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Wednesday, 3 May 2017 - 12:00pm

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.

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The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
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Today's menu is Cottage Pie with gravy, Garden peas and mashed carrots
Veggie option is Macaroni Cheese with Garden peas and Mashed carrots
Dessert is Sultana sponge with custard or ice cream

Tuesday, 2 May 2017 - 8:00pm

Inter-group pub evening in the Balham Wetherspoons. Food available until 10pm.

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the Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road, SW12 0BP (opposite Balham station).
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Saturday, 29 April 2017 - 11:15am

Our annual trip to Brighton for members of all SLAGO groups. We'll be travelling in the fourth coach from the front of the 11.20 from Victoria, calling at Clapham Junction at 11.26, East Croydon at 11.35,arriving Brighton at 12.16. Lunch at 12.45 for 1.15 at Café Bella 120 St James's Street. The afternoon is free, meeting 5.30 for early evening meal at the Post & Telegraph Wetherspoons, 155–158 North Street,BN1 1EA.

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Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 2:30pm

We'll be discussing Black and Gay in the UK: An Anthology by John R Gordon.

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Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 - 11:00am

Join the SLG group for a visit to the recently opened Newport Street Gallery.Contains Damien Hurst's art collection. Admission free. (Vauxhall tube) Followed by lunch at the Windmill pub, 44 Lambeth High St, SE1 7JS.

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Newport Street Gallery, Newport Street, SE11 6AJ (off Black Prince Road),
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Sunday, 23 April 2017 - 7:00pm

The London Gay Symphony Orchestra will be presenting a concert at 7pm on Sunday 23 April at St
Giles’ Cripplegate Church, Fore Street, EC2Y 8DA. It will include works by Kodaly, Khachaturian
and Beethoven. Tickets on line £10/£8. Tickets on door £12/£10.

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Sunday, 23 April 2017 - 12:00pm

12 noon to 2pm Bloomsbury.Join James for a naturist swim in the basement pool at University of London Union, Malet Street, Bloomsbury. Admission £10. (2 for £15) Down stairs (opposite the entrance) and ask for a locker key at the desk,for which you have to leave some identification. After stripping, take your 10 to the pool with you. Strictly naturist. Goodge Street tube.

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Thursday, 20 April 2017 - 7:00pm

Gay Christian group AGM and party. Meeting at St Botolph’s Church near Aldgate tube. 7.00 for 7.30pm.

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Thursday, 20 April 2017 - 6:15pm

Join our S.L.G friends at the British film institute Southbank SE 1 8XT (Waterloo) Working class and middle-upper class worlds come together in this look at class conflict within the gay world.Director Reiner Werner Fassbinder. In German with subtitles.Meet by Box Office by 6.10pm. Tickets £7 (concs).

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Thursday, 20 April 2017 - 12:00pm

Informal lunch for CAGS members and their friends. All welcome!

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A Torré, Westow Street, Upper Norwood SE19 3RW
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 - 10:30am

Colin leads a 3 -4 mile walk across the parks of South London.

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 - 8:00pm

The second in our new series of monthly meetings. Our guest speaker will be photographer Tom Dingley, instigator of OUTCOME, a photographic portrait project in which each sitter holds their childhood photograph, showing who they once were, to the person they are now. Tom will talk about the project and its aims, and about the studio day, to be held later, where we will have the opportunity to become involved.

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Upstairs at the Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Monday, 17 April 2017 - 8:00pm

Monthly Meeting

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Saturday, 15 April 2017 - 2:00pm

Grahame kindly offers an afternoon social in Upper Norwood with food.2pm to 6pm.£3 towards refreshments.

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 - 8:00pm

Members from London Leathermen talk about the aims, activities and events of the gay leather communities in the UK and abroad. CAGS members welcome. Please note change of venue.

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The Bread & Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, London SW4 6DZ (nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common).
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Monday, 10 April 2017 - 12:30pm

Come and join the Committee meeting and contribute your views to the proceedings.Note this one starts early at 12:30. Apologies to moving last month's (my fault) without informing everybody but you do need to ring the host to tell him that you're coming.This time at David's in East Croydon.

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Friday, 7 April 2017 - 1:00pm

Monthly Meeting for asylum seekers

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Venue: CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
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Friday, 7 April 2017 - 12:00pm

Friday 7th April, 12 pm – 3 pm Join us for floral delight at the oldest cultivated garden in London. Archbishop Justin Welby opens his 11 acre garden to the public, each first monthly friday 12 – 3 pm. Entry fee £5 (goes to charity). We suggest bringing a packed lunch. Drinks are available.Meet at noon outside the main entrance, near Lambeth Bridge - if late join later in the garden. Bus 507 – from Victoria or Waterloo – stops at stop SP 'Lambeth Palace' near entrance and Lambeth Bridge.' Nearest tube is Lambeth North.For further details, see: www.tfl.gov.uk

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Wednesday, 5 April 2017 - 8:00pm

Wednesday at 8pm at the Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, SE15. This month's Malteser Question is: What colour is an aircraft's Black Box? The first person to hand me a slip of paper with the right answer on Wednesday wins a packet of Maltesers!

We've had two ideas for making the quiz more exciting and decide by a simple vote on Wednesday. Firstly, when a team seems to be getting dominant and wins two quzzes in succession, we'd like to handicap them by 5 points at the third quiz; if they go on to win that one as well, add another five points handicap etc. We want to give more teams a fair chance of winning

Secondly, now that numbers are running at about 40 people/10 teams a time, we'd like to reserve some of the winnings (say £25) for a rollover. So the winning team each month would have a chance of competing for the rollover as well, and if they didn't get it, it would go forward again.

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Wednesday, 5 April 2017 - 12:00pm

12:00 for 12:30 for LGBT people over 50. £7. Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk or phone Tom with your choice of main course.

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The Waterside Centre 26 Avenue Road London SE25 4DX
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Today's menu: Roast Pork with apple sauce, or:
Cheese and vegetable pasty
Both with Roast Potatoes, mixed vegetables
Dessert: Eve's Pudding with custard or ice cream.

Sunday, 2 April 2017 - 3:45pm

The Documentary follows Saar who arrived in the UK at twenty-one after having been kicked out of his religious Kibbutz in Israel for being gay. Following the highs and lows that accompanied his newfound freedom, Saar discovered an alternative family with The London Gay Men’s Chorus, and he also found out that he is HIV positive. After nineteen years spent in the UK, he decides to reach out to his conservative Israeli family in an attempt at reconciliation. Now his parents are coming to visit…
WHO’S GONNA LOVE ME NOW? celebrates the triumph of love over hate, of understanding over ignorance and the melding of cultures who traditionally view each other as extreme. To book tickets, see the contact details below.

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The Clapham Picture House
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Friday, 31 March 2017 - 4:00pm

A day dedicated to showing our support for the transgender community. It aims to bring attention to the accomplishments of transgender people around the globe while fighting cissexism and transphobia, by spreading knowledge, and educating the world.

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Mayor’s Reception, Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR0 1NX
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Thursday, 30 March 2017 - 2:30pm

We'll be discussing ‘The Paying Guests’ by Sarah Waters [retrieved from our reserve titles, because ‘The Crime Writer’ by Jill Dawson was unavailable].

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Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 - 10:30am

Paintings..America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s (During the US Great Depression). Meet at the Royal Academy entrance in Piccadilly, W1J 0BD £12 (£11 if over 60), followed by optional lunch.

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Friday, 24 March 2017 - 7:30pm

Classical Music Evening at Geoff's in Caterham. 7.30 for 8.

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Friday, 24 March 2017 - 12:30pm

PORTUGUESE RESTAURANT 12.30pm ] (Vauxhall train and tube). Cuisine at reasonable prices.

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Vauxhall Estrela Bar and Restaurant, (Upstairs dining room), 111 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1UZ. [corner Meadow Place
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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - 7:45pm

Prompt 8pm start please. First of our new series of monthly meetings.The group has taken on many new members recently so sitting in a circle with name tags will give a good chance for people to tell the group about themselves.This is not compulsory but hopefully most of you will join in. Hopefully we shall have a good cross section of members... women, trans gender, asian, african, caribbean and old timers like myself who may wish to speak about their past so that we can understand each other a little better. After introductions, topics can be chosen for future meetings. I will start with one...Forced OUTING......the day my sister went down my drawers ! You may have your own 'Exposed' stories to tell. ......Chris

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Spread Eagle pub (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - 6:30pm

Why not have a meal in the pub before the main meeting (see below). Meet 18:30 in restaurant area.

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Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
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Monday, 20 March 2017 - 10:00am

Meet Matthew in booking hall at East Croydon station at 10am From station party will walk via Vanguard Way, to Warlingham Green for lunch at White Lion pub.Then return by Bus 403 to Croydon.This walk takes us through Lloyd Park, Littenheath Wood, back of Forestdale, Selsdon Wood and Farleigh Wood to Warlingham. About 6 ml (9km). Some hills but not as bad as Woldingham walk !

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Saturday, 18 March 2017 - 7:30pm

A brand new comedy, theatre and storytelling show, performed by Radio 4 and festival regular Rosie Wilby.

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Upstairs at the Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Thursday, 16 March 2017 - 7:45pm

Hollywood 1939. David O. Selznick isn’t happy with how things are going on his production of Gone with the Wind so he calls in Ben Hecht to rewrite the screenplay. £14, concs £10.

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Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, Putney, SW15 6AW.
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Thursday, 16 March 2017 - 7:00pm

7.00 for 7.30pm Aldgate. Jeffrey Weeks talks about LGBT history and about his book “Coming Out”. Meeting at St Botolph’s
Church, very near Aldgate tube.

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St Botolph’s Church, very near Aldgate tube.
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Thursday, 16 March 2017 - 12:00pm

Informal pub lunch for CAGS members and their friends. All welcome!

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The White Lion, 3 Farleigh Road, Warlingham CR6 9EG
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403 bus towards Warlingham from opposite the Whitgift Centre or outside Fairfield Halls. Get off at Warlingham Green. The journey takes approximately 25 minutes. Car park available.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 - 8:00pm

General knowledge quiz for members of all the SLAGO groups. Hosted by SLG.8.00pm the Railway Tavern.(Meeting room is upstairs)

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The Railway Tavern, 18 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UR.close to Clapham North tube and Clapham High Street Overground, by the railway bridge on the corner of Voltaire Road.
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Monday, 13 March 2017 - 7:00pm

Croydon's LGBT+ police consultation group.

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Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET (room to be confirmed)
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Saturday, 11 March 2017 - 8:00pm

Once again David opens up his house for a cheese and wine party. £3 plus a bottle of your choice.

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Contact David on 020 8686 1550 to book your place. Leave a message if he's not in.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017 - 7:30pm to Sunday, 9 April 2017 - 6:00pm

Southern Baptist Sissies is a play by Del Shores about the unforgettable story of four boys growing up gay in a religious community in Dallas, Texas. Hilarious, wildly imaginative play, their lives from eight years old to adulthood as they veer between friendship, sex & estrangement.

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Above the Stag, 17 Miles Street, London SW8 1RZ
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Wednesday, 8 March 2017 - 7:30pm

After his brother dies, an uncle is obliged to return home to care for his nephew and is forced to recall painful memories from his past. Meet at box office. ( Preceded by an optional meal at 6pm in The George (Wetherspoon’s),George Street, CR0 1LA. Tickets £8.00, (concs £6.50).

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David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon.
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Tuesday, 7 March 2017 - 8:00pm

Inter-group pub evening in the Balham Wetherspoons. Food available until 10pm.

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The Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road, SW12 0BP (opposite Balham tube and rail stations).
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Friday, 3 March 2017 - 8:00pm

Representatives of the various SLAGO groups (including CAGS and SLG) will discuss the programme for the months ahead. Speak to Ross or Roger if you have an idea as to what SLAGO could be doing,

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South Wimbledon
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Friday, 3 March 2017 - 1:00pm

Fri 3 Mar 2017, 1:00pm Monthly Meeting for asylum seekers.

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CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
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Wednesday, 1 March 2017 - 12:00pm

12:00 for 12:30 for LGBT people over 50. £7. Booking required: phone Tom with your choice of main course.

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The Waterside Centre 26 Avenue Road London SE25 4DX
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Today's menu: Shepherd's Pie, OR:
Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Pancakes with White Sauce.
Both with Peas, Potatoes and Carrots.
Dessert: Apple Crumble with Custard or Ice Cream.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017 - 11:00am

Newly opened museum devoted to architecture & design. Free entry (charges apply for special exhibitions).Followed by optional lunch about 1pm at Il Portico restaurant, 277 Kensington High Street, W8 6NA

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224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 6AG, near the entrance of Holland Park. (High Street Kensington tube or Kensington Olympia tube/train.)
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Saturday, 25 February 2017 - 7:00pm

Paradise Press authors read poetry and prose. Light refreshments available.

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New Cross Learning, 283–285 New Cross Road, London SE1 6AS
Friday, 24 February 2017 - 11:00am

Meet 11.00 am St Pancras British Library main foyer. Drawing the Line; see how maps made the world we live in.96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB. Senior concs £10, other concs £5. Reassemble at the main entrance at 12.30pm for optional lunch in Euston Flyer pub, opposite the Library in Euston Road.

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Thursday, 23 February 2017 - 6:00pm

Including a behind the scenes tour of the Surrey History Centre to see how the county's heritage is being preserved, and a number of short talks from Outline, Surrey's LGBT support organisation, and Professor Peter Hegarty of the University of Surrey. Free admission, no booking required. Refreshments.

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The Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking Surrey, GU21 6ND
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Peter on 020 8777 1898.

Thursday, 23 February 2017 - 2:30pm

We'll be discussing The Persian Boy by Mary Renault.

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Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 - 12:15pm

Tom invites us to join him to hear a free Vivaldi 4 Seasons classical concert in London.Meet him on the steps of the church no later than 12:30.

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St Martins in the field Church, Trafalgar Square.
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Saturday, 18 February 2017 - 8:00pm

Keith kindly invites us to his Cheese and Wine party. £3 plus bring a bottle.His place is small so cannot accommodate too many, Book early to avoid disappointment.

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Friday, 17 February 2017 - 7:00pm

Merton LGBT+ forum are holding a party to celebrate LGBT History Month. All welcome. Free admission and refreshments.

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The Endeavour Club, Kenneth Black House, Martin Way, Morden, Surrey SM4 4AJ
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To book your place, please call Peter on 020 8777 1898 by Friday 10th February. Leave a message if he's not in.

Thursday, 16 February 2017 - 7:30pm

3F (LGCM London Fellowship) MEETING 7.00 for 7.30pm Aldgate. Paul Rainer will talk about the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigrants Group. Meeting at St Botolph’s Church,very near Aldgate tube.

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Thursday, 16 February 2017 - 12:00pm

An informal pub lunch for CAGS members and their friends. All Welcome

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The Pear Tree, Brighton Road, Purley CR8 2LN
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Wednesday, 15 February 2017 - 7:45pm

A journey through time, relating the experience of a moneyed Yorkshire family, the Conways, over a period of nineteen years from 1919 to 1937. Play presented by the Southside Players at tickets £10 concs £7.50.

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Chestnut Grove School (entrance Boundaries Road), Balham, SW12 8JZ.
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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 - 8:00pm

We regret that this meeting has been cancelled owing to unforeseen circumstances.

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Monday, 13 February 2017 - 1:30pm

All members are welcome to attend, but please contact Ross in advance to let him know you are coming.

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Sunday, 12 February 2017 - 12:00pm

12 noon to 2pm Bloomsbury.Join James for a naturist swim in the basement pool at University of London Union, Malet Street, Bloomsbury. Admission £5. Down stairs (opposite the entrance) and ask for a locker key at the desk,for which you have to leave some identification. After stripping, take your £5 to the pool with you. Strictly naturist. Goodge Street tube.

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Thursday, 9 February 2017 - 10:00am

Free entry to the gallery which is 15 mins walk from Walthamstow tube stn. Meet East Croydon ticket hall at 10.00 on the day and get train and Victoria line there, others joining at Walthamstow be at ticket hall at 11 15 am (approx).Gallery is about 15 mins walk along through the street market.Afterwards proceed to nearby Weathespoons pub for lunch.

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Tuesday, 7 February 2017 - 7:45pm

Our two speakers will be talking about the 1967 Sexual Offences Act which began the process of decriminalising gay sex. Part of CAGS's celebration of LGBT History Month.

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Upstairs at the Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Tuesday, 7 February 2017 - 6:30pm

The first planning session for this year's Croydon PrideFest festival. To book your place, phone Yasmin Ahmed on 020 8726 6000 ext. 62545.

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Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET (room F4).
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Friday, 3 February 2017 - 5:00pm

Croydon's Launch Event for LGBT History Month 2017 will take place this year in the Mayoral Reception Area in the Town Hall, next door to the Central Library. To book your place, please send an email to peter.blackburn7@talktalk.net or call 020 8777 1898 and leave a message if there is nobody in.

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Croydon Town Hall, Katherine Street Croydon CR0 1NX
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Friday, 3 February 2017 - 1:00pm

Monthly meeting for all LGBT asylum seekers.

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CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
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Thursday, 2 February 2017 - 1:30pm

Gordon Ramsey restaurant - The Narrow, 44 Narrow Street, E14 8DP. (Limehouse DLR and C2C rail).2 courses for £19.50 or 3 courses for £24.00.

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Wednesday, 1 February 2017 - 8:00pm

'They Built It. No One Came'.Tue 31 Jan-Sat 4 Feb. 2017.8 years ago Tobias &Alexander came together to form a spiritualist commune based on shared visions of a peaceful and harmonious community..they still wait their first member.

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Wednesday, 1 February 2017 - 12:00pm

12:00 for 12:30 for LGBT people over 50. £7. Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk or phone Tom with your choice of main course.

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The Waterside Centre 26 Avenue Road London SE25 4DX
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Today's menu:
Roast chicken and stuffing, OR:
Potato cheese and vegetable pie
Both with Roast potatoes and three vegetables.
Dessert to be revealed on the day.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017 (All day) to Tuesday, 28 February 2017 (All day)

Events throughout the month. More details later.

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Wednesday, 1 February 2017 (All day) to Tuesday, 28 February 2017 (All day)

CAGS and other local LGBT groups will mount their usual displays in Central Library. Ground floor and first floor, near the escalators.

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Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Thursday, 26 January 2017 - 2:30pm

We'll be discussing Just Above My Head by James Baldwin.

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Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thursday, 19 January 2017 - 12:00pm

Prompt 12:00 gathering of CAGS group members for lunch,You don't have to be over 50 anymore to attend these.

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The Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Tuesday, 17 January 2017 - 7:45pm

Big Boots Theatre Co.presents 'Holding The Man' (17 Jan to 4 Feb 2017 at 7.45pm) Australia. Melbourne. 1976.'Coming-of-age drama about first love and loss. It tells the story of a young man growing up gay in Melbourne, and his fight for human rights and equality against a backdrop of oppression and AIDS. Box office 0333 666 3366 (£1.50 fee for phone bookings only).Tickets £15, £12 conc's 16+) Contains adult themess

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Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 410 Brockley Road, London, SE4 2DH
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Saturday, 14 January 2017 - 2:00pm

Come and hear the gay activist and historian Professor Jeffrey Weeks. He'll be bringing copies of the new edition of his book Coming Out: Homosexual Politics in Britain from the Nineteenth Century to the Present. After a break for light refreshments, Peter Scott-Presland will talk on “Punting with Pride”. We also plan an update on recent CHE activity, and plans for LGBT History Month. Light refreshments provided. No charge, but it would help our planning if you let us know you intend to come.

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London Friend, 86 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London N1 9DN
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Thursday, 12 January 2017 - 7:00pm

Croydon's LGBT+ police consultation group.

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Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET (Room G4).
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Thursday, 12 January 2017 - 10:30am

Matthew leads a walk.

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017 - 10:00am

Meet East.Croydon station (ticket hall or on platform) 10:00 for 10:11 train to Woldingham. 5 miles, Some but not too many hills. Some mud but slowish pace. Then late lunch at Knights Garden Centre. (Mains £8 ish.) N.B. Woldh'm just outside Oyster area. Led by Matthew.

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Tuesday, 10 January 2017 - 8:00pm

We regret that this meeting has been cancelled owing to unforeseen circumstances.

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The Railway Tavern, 18 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UR
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Tuesday, 10 January 2017 - 6:00pm

"A Snippet of LGBT History".The event will take place at 6 pm and finish around 7.30 pm and will be hosted by our very own LGBT historian Chris Park.The seminar a good introduction for LGBT History Month (starts on 1st February) and Chris will inform you about forum planning celebrations in February .If you would like to come please kindly reply to info@mertonlgbtforum.org.uk so that we are aware of the numbers to expect.

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Mitcham Vestry Hall at 338 London Rd, Mitcham CR4 3UD.
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Monday, 9 January 2017 - 1:30pm

All members welcome to attend.But please let David know you are coming.

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contact David on 0208 686 1550

Wednesday, 4 January 2017 - 12:00pm

Today's lunch at the Waterside has been cancelled as they will only just have come back after the breakd.

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The Waterside Centre 26 Avenue Road London SE25 4DX
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Tuesday, 3 January 2017 - 8:00pm

Inter-group pub evening in the Balham Wetherspoons, . Food available until 10pm.

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the Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road, SW12 0BP (opposite Balham tube and rail stations).
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Saturday, 31 December 2016 - 9:00pm

Annual New Year's Eve Party at Bill Boyd's in Streatham, for SLG members and their friends. £3.00 towards the food and bring a bottle. Please book your place by 18th December.

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Monday, 26 December 2016 - 7:00pm

Join with SLG group on Boxing Day evening.Come for a drink and optional meal.

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Crown & Sceptre (Wetherspoons), 2a Streatham Hill, SW2 4AH (junc.with South Circular).
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Monday, 26 December 2016 - 3:30pm

Tea and mince pies with Colin in Upper Norwood. £3.00

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Thursday, 22 December 2016 - 12:00pm

Sociable lunch for all LGBT people over 50.

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The Boulevard, 7/8 Ruskin Parade, Selsdon Road, South Croydon CR2 6PW
Saturday, 17 December 2016 - 8:00pm

Celebrate Christmas with your friends at Chairman David's party...open to all members. £3 towards food and bring your own bottle. We may have a Santa and presents will be given out to those of you that have been good this year.

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Tuesday, 13 December 2016 - 8:00pm

One time broadcaster and photographer, Stephen McKenna makes a return visit to SLG with a talk in which he profiles his first steps in film making and his short form historic documentary strand, 'A Quiet Corner'.

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The Railway Tavern, 18 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UR
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Sunday, 11 December 2016 - 12:00pm

12 noon to 2pm Bloomsbury.Go downstairs opp.entrance and ask for a locker key for which you have to leave some identification. Pool is in the basement go naked to the pool with your £5. Strictly naturist. Nearest station: Goodge Street.

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University of London Union, Malet Street, Bloomsbury. Admission £5.
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Saturday, 10 December 2016 - 8:00pm

Social event and Christmas meal for all trans people at our usual venue.

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Thursday, 8 December 2016 - 7:00pm

A Boxful of Ideas, Paradise Press an anthology of poems;articles, etc by members of the Gay Authors Workshop.

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Gays The Word Bookshop, 66 Marchmont Street, London WC1N 1AB
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Thursday, 8 December 2016 - 2:30pm

We'll be discussing In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut

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Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Wednesday, 7 December 2016 - 12:00pm

We regret that this lunch has been CANCELLED. However there may still be places available at the UNACC Christmas lunch on Friday the 9th at the same venue. Contact UNACC directly on 020 8771 6886 if interested.

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The Waterside Centre 26 Avenue Road London SE25 4DX
Wednesday, 7 December 2016 - 11:00am

11am Vauxhall tube station to visit the recently opened Newport Street Gallery, Newport Street, SE11 6AJ (off Black Prince Road) which contains Damien Hurst's art collection. Admission free. Followed by lunch at the Windmill pub, 44 Lambeth High St, SE1 7JS.

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Sunday, 4 December 2016 - 6:00pm

Gay Mens Dance Choir are performing in a one off show at the RADA Theatre 16 Chenies Street near Goodge Street Tube station Tickets are £15 and need to be ordered from Paul (Blackheath) ASAP as show selling out fast.

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Sunday, 4 December 2016 - 11:30am

Join Steve visiting Croydon Airport at Airport House Purley Way CRO OXZ .Free entry. Meet entrance 11.30am or join at The Gipsy Moth pub approx.12:30 for cheap carvery meal at £5.99.

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Museum has plane in front, which you can see from the buses 119 or 289 at terminus.Gypsy moth is beyond the bus stops.

Saturday, 3 December 2016 - 9:30am

The 14th Annual LGBTQ History & Archives Conference. 9:30 to 5pm. £15 (£10 conc's): inc. lunch.

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London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB
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Thursday, 1 December 2016 - 7:30pm

Classical Music gather at 7.30 for 8. Peter's programme in Shirley.

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Thursday, 1 December 2016 (All day)

Commemorated worldwide.

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Sunday, 27 November 2016 - 7:30pm

Songs ranging from pop hits to showtunes:One night only.Commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Chorus. Tickets£25-40. Royal Festival Hall. Book tickets via website.

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Royal Festival Hall.
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Thursday, 24 November 2016 - 8:00pm

Beauty on the Piste Above the Stag THEATRE runs from 24th November. Further details online.

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Above The Stag theatre, Arch 17, Miles Street, Vauxhall, London SW8 1RZ
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Thursday, 24 November 2016 - 2:30pm

We'll be discussing Alexander McQueen : Beneath the Skin By Andrew Wilson.
(There’s some spare copies of this in the Libraries Staff Desk on Level One : Central Library.)

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Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Sunday, 20 November 2016 - 12:30pm

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Saturday, 19 November 2016 - 7:00pm

7.00-10.30 pm. Open to all, with live band, interval entertainment and light refreshments.Price £15, or £12 via website. they also hold Scottish country dance classes each Wednesday at 8.15-10.00 pm in the Sports Hall, St Mary's Community Centre, Upper St, Islington, N1 2TX. Beginners welcome. Price £8.

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St Columba's Church, Pont St, Knightsbridge, SW1X 0BD
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Saturday, 19 November 2016 - 2:00pm

1pm for 2pm start. Organised by TransPALS together with Aurora. The Ceremony of Remembrance, in which a candle is lit in remembrance of each named murder victim, will be in a quiet, private space in Bernard Weatherill House with music and poetry. After the ceremony there will be a time to meet socially over refreshments. Please phone Rachel: 07918 602 333 or e-mail info@transpals.org.uk so we have an idea of numbers.

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The Community Space, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA
Thursday, 17 November 2016 - 7:30pm

3F (LGCM London Fellowship) meeting 7.00 for 7.30pm. Canon Jeremy Pemberton will be talking about attitudes towards gays in the church.

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St Botolph’s Church, Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1AB (very near Aldgate tube).
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Wednesday, 16 November 2016 - 1:00pm

Join SLG (South London Gays) at Jamie's Italian, Westfield Shopping Centre (Unit 1078), Areil Way, W12 7GB. 2 /3 courses for £10.95 / £12.95.

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Tuesday, 15 November 2016 - 8:00pm

From the English Collective of Prostitutes, an articulate proponent for the law to recognise the right of women sex workers to practice in safety. For more details, see our press release at http://cags.org.uk/press-releases/pressrel-2016-02.shtml.

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Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Saturday, 12 November 2016 - 8:00pm

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

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Saturday, 12 November 2016 - 4:30pm

'Images from the Past'. Malcolm from Brighton will give an interesting talk about transport through the ages showing illustrations that he has copied from books.Good historical talk.Mark will be hopefully laying on the superb buffet spread. Cost for both £7. Meeting starts at 5pm and finishes about 8pm.

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Friday, 11 November 2016 - 8:00pm

Representatives of the various SLAGO groups (including CAGS and SLG) will discuss the programme for the months ahead. Speak to Ross or Roger if you have an idea as to what SLAGO could be doing,

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South WImbledon
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Friday, 11 November 2016 - 7:30pm

GALHA MEETING 7.30pm Peter Tatchell talks about LGBT/Muslim solidarity.

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Ground floor in the Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, WC1R 4RL (Holborn Tube).
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Thursday, 10 November 2016 - 2:00pm

2pm to 6:30pm. Information stalls, workshops and meditation from people & organisations that support LGBT.

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Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, WC1H 9NA. (Near Euston)
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Wednesday, 9 November 2016 - 1:30pm

Open to all CAGS members. Come and help group direction by attending the Committee meeting at Ross & Roger's in Purley. Please note earlier start time.

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Wednesday, 9 November 2016 - 10:30am

Meet at East Croydon station at 10:30 to catch Wimbledon tram to Wandle Park.Leave there at 10:45 for Short walk up to 5 miles around Waddon and Carshalton ponds.Pubs and excellent chippy in Carshalton for those who need to eat.

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Tuesday, 8 November 2016 - 8:00pm

Professor Jeffrey Weeks talks about gay life, past and present, with reference to the publication of a revised and updated version of his classic book 'Coming Out'.

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The Railway Tavern, 18 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UR
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Monday, 7 November 2016 - 7:00pm

LGBT police consultation group for all.

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Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET (Room G4)
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Monday, 7 November 2016 (All day) to Saturday, 19 November 2016 (All day)

Various events and venues around London. Organised by Gaywise. See their website for more details.

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Thursday, 3 November 2016 - 7:45pm

John Osborne's 1956 revolutionary play. £14, concs £10.

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Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, Putney, SW15 6AW.
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Wednesday, 2 November 2016 - 12:00pm

12:00 for 12:30 for LGBT people over 50. £7. Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk or phone Tom with your choice of main course.

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The Waterside Centre 26 Avenue Road London SE25 4DX
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Today's menu: Roast Pork with apple sauce, OR Stuffed Pepper, both with mashed swede, peas and roast potatoes. The dessert is sherry trifle.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 8:00pm

Inter-group pub evening in the Balham Wetherspoons, . Food available until 10pm.

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the Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road, SW12 0BP (opposite Balham tube and rail stations).
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Tuesday, 1 November 2016 (All day) to Thursday, 10 November 2016 (All day)

A nationwide festival of events celebrating LGBT life and culture. See www.stonewallseason.org.uk/events-list/ for the full list of events.

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Saturday, 29 October 2016 - 2:00pm

Grahame invites you to join him for Afternoon tea (2-6 pm) in Upper Norwood, £3 donation for food.

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Friday, 28 October 2016 - 7:30pm

update......sorry it's SOLD OUT !!!

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Friday, 28 October 2016 - 5:30pm

Members of Gay Authors Workshop will be presenting at an Opening Doors London event as part of their South London programme in collaboration with the University of Greenwich. To be followed by a a drinks reception hosted by the University LGBT Staff Network, in the beautiful surroundings of the University’s campus. Contact: 020 7239 0400 or Info@openingdoorslondon.org.uk.

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The University of Greenwich Council Room (Room QA063), Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9LS
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Thursday, 27 October 2016 - 2:30pm

We'll be discussing 'The City of Devi 'By Manil Suri

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Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 7:45pm

Comedy set in Brighton in the swinging ‘60s, seaside retreat for the London underworld. Southside Players at Chestnut Grove School (entrance Boundaries Road), Balham, SW12 8JZ. Tickets £10 concs £7.50.

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Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 11:45am

11:45 for 12 noon sharp. Roast beef lunch followed by a showing of the film Cabaret. Mark will be serving dessert dressed as Sally Bowles! £7 for film and lunch, or £2 for the film only.

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The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Saturday, 22 October 2016 - 8:30pm

Gay night at Hoodoos (Matthews Yard) on Saturday 22nd October.Mayor of Croydon & partner will be attending.The artist is Miss Hope Springs, a gender illusionist.

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Matthew’s Yard pub (next to Surrey Street) Central Croydon.
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Saturday, 22 October 2016 - 7:30pm

Peter from Selsdon is holding a party on 22 Oct Saturday. Please bring some drink and £3 towards food. Party ends at 11pm. Let him know before Friday (21st), leave a message with your number on it and he will get back to you.

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Bus 64 from East Croydon goes to Selsdon shops.

Friday, 21 October 2016 - 7:30pm

7.30pm Gray's Inn At The Calthorpe Arms, (upstairs room), 252 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8JR. £5 entrance to include food. Come along and relax with members of the other SLAGO groups.

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Thursday, 20 October 2016 - 7:00pm

3F (LGCM London Fellowship) MEETING 7.00 for 7.30pm Aldgate Alex Huzzey will be talking about the 2/23 gay social meetings. Meeting at St Botolph’s Church, very near Aldgate tube.

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Thursday, 20 October 2016 - 12:00pm

Sociable lunch for LGBT people over 50.

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The Windmill, 222 St James Road, Croydon CR0 2BW. (Large car park at the rear, access from Lansdowne Road, or ten minutes’ walk from East Croydon via Dingwall Road and Lansdowne Road)
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Wednesday, 19 October 2016 - 7:45pm

Comedy in which the Queen and Margaret Thatcher reflect on their younger selves during the boom and bluster of the 1980s. Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, Putney, SW15 6AW. £14, concs £10.

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016 - 9:00pm

Press night performance at the Kings Head Theatre Pub in Angel ( tickets £16 ), Make your own booking.(see theatre review of this raunchy play)

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Sunday, 16 October 2016 - 12:00pm

Join James for a naturist swim at the University of London Union, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, WC1E7HY. Admission £5.Walk down stairs opposite the entrance and ask for a locker key at the desk, for which you have to leave some identification. The pool is in the basement and having disposed of all your clothes, you go the pool with your £5. The event is strictly naturist. Nearest station: Goodge Street.

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Thursday, 13 October 2016 - 8:00pm

Our second pub evening at this new venue. It serves beer and burgers, also coffee and cakes, up till 9pm.

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Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street, Croydon, CR0 1FF
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Tuesday, 11 October 2016 - 8:00pm

Annual General Meeting of South London Gays.

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The Railway Tavern, 18 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UR
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Tuesday, 11 October 2016 - 2:30pm

David's in East Croydon. All members welcome but ring in advance.

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Saturday, 8 October 2016 - 8:00pm

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

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Wednesday, 5 October 2016 - 12:00pm

For LGBT people over 50. £7. Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk or leave a message on 07594 572 623.

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The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
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Today's menu: Shepherds pie and gravy, Chips, Medley of vegetables
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Cheese salad and chips
Dessert: Banana split

Friday, 30 September 2016 - 7:30pm

Friday 30 September at Geoff's flat in Caterham. 7.30 for 8. Geoff will choose the classical music programme. Newcomers welcome.

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Thursday, 29 September 2016 - 2:30pm

We'll be discussing 'Mr Loverman' By Bernardine Evaristo

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Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Sunday, 25 September 2016 - 9:30pm

The West End Bares. It's a West End Performance strip off for charity. Novello Theater 9.30 tickets £18.50 . Make your own booking via the theatre.

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Novello Theatre.
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Thursday, 22 September 2016 - 12:00pm

Sociable lunch for LGBT people over 50.

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The Gipsy Moth, Croydon Colonnades (Off Purley Way, opposite the Airport. Plenty of free parking. By public transport, take 119 bus from opposite East Croydon Station or Park Street.)
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 - 8:00pm

David Ledain is a writer and publisher. He has put together the anthology Gay Dad (published June 2016, £8.99): ten true stories of divorced gay men with kids living in Britain today. David will be talking about the book and how he came to write and publish it, and will have copies for sale. Meeting open to all, no charge.

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Upstairs at the Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Monday, 19 September 2016 - 10:45am

Led by Francis the walk from Tattenham Corner station over Epsom Downs to Headley (lunch at the Cock Inn) and back to Tadworth station. About 5 miles and no big hills. Train from East Croydon,10:07 (9.50 from London Bridge) arrives at Tattenham Corner at 10.40. Parking details unknown.

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Pub lunch is quite expensive.... around £13 so you may prefer to bring your own sarnies.

Saturday, 17 September 2016 - 8:00pm

Chairman David kindly invites us to another of his wonderful party's near East Croydon station. £3 for food and bring a bottle.

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Wednesday, 14 September 2016 - 2:30pm

2:30 pm afternoon Committee Meeting at Ross and Roger's in Purley. All welcome but just ring them in advance (see below). New ideas always welcome.

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Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - 8:00pm

Author and campaigner Terry Sanderson presents his new book recounting his experiences of gay life in Britain over the past 40 years

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The Railway Tavern, 18 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UR
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Saturday, 10 September 2016 - 8:00pm

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

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Wednesday, 7 September 2016 - 12:00pm

for lesbians and gay men over 50. £7 Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk or leave a message on 07594 572 623.

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The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
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Today's menu:
Cod Mornay with Peas, grilled tomatoes and Lyonnaise potatoes
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Stuffed pepper with Peas, grilled tomatoes and Lyonnaise potatoes
Dessert is Apple, syrup sponge with Ice cream or custard.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016 - 8:00pm

The regular get-together for members of the SLAGO groups.

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The Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road, SW12 9BP
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Monday, 5 September 2016 - 7:00pm

Croydon's LGBT police consultation group.

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Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET (Room F9)
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Saturday, 3 September 2016 (All day)

We hope to meet up with members of TAGS (The Arun Gay Society). We will travel on the 09.47 train from Victoria, (Clapham Junction 09.53, East Croydon 10.03), to arrive in Littlehampton at 11.29. On arrival, we will meet our hosts at the Look and See Café,10 minutes walk from the station, before moving on to lunch. Afterwards, there will be an opportunity to explore the town.

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Sunday, 28 August 2016 - 12:30pm

Parade down North End, led by Rainbows Across Borders (parade assembles 12:30 pm near Marks & Spencer) for 1.30 start. parading through North End : Cross the Tramway to enter the High Street & then turn first right into Surrey Street. The Parade will be greeted by the Mayor (who might double up by also Parading). The Festival Staged events with stalls will take place in Surrey Street with a children’s play space in Kennedy’s Yard.Festival in Surrey Street with stalls, food, drink, etc, and entertainment by Topping and Butch and other acts. See press release at http://news.croydon.gov.uk/croydon-pride-fest-coming-to-surrey-street/.

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Central Croydon
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Thursday, 25 August 2016 - 2:30pm

We'll be reading 'The Gracekeepers' By Kirsty Logan

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Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 - 8:00pm

South London Theatre's production of Jesus Christ Superstar at Stanley Halls, Norwood Junction, over Aug 23-27. Tickets are only £12/9 for what will be an excellent production, Robert X will be promoting a GOC evening on the 25th. Book via website.

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Stanley Halls, South Norwood Hill (nearest station Norwood Junction 7 mins walk)
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Sunday, 21 August 2016 - 2:30pm

With entertainment by Peter Scott-Presland. Admission £5. Please bring a bottle. if you would like to come, please contact us on 07827 397 817 or info@cags.org.uk at least a week beforehand.

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Purley
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Thursday, 18 August 2016 - 3:00pm

Thursday afternoon, after the group meal, we are planning to erect the decking/canvas structures etc for Sunday's Garden Party at Roger and Ross's house. Can anybody help on Sunday too ?. We will need people to collect the money, help with the food, deal with the drinks and rubbish, washing up, etc, Cooks can create a quiche or cake etc. Speak to Ross or Roger in advance. GUESTS PLEASE RING A WEEK IN ADVANCE SO WE KNOW THE NUMBERS COMING. Chris

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Thursday, 18 August 2016 - 12:00pm

Sociable lunch for LGBT people over 50, Just turn up.

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Crown & Sceptre, Junction Road, South Croydon
Saturday, 13 August 2016 - 8:00pm

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

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Friday, 12 August 2016 - 8:00pm

Representatives of the various SLAGO groups will discuss the programme for the months ahead.

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South Wimbledon
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Thursday, 11 August 2016 - 8:00pm

We're starting a new series of pub evenings for members of all the SLAGO groups. If this evening goes well, we expect to repeat it on the second Thursday of every month. The venue serves beer and burgers, also coffee and cakes, up till 9pm.

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Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street, Croydon, CR0 1FF
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Saturday, 6 August 2016 (All day)

Now being marketed as "the UK’s biggest and best Pride event." Join the march to the park or simply watch the parade unfold. You will need to book tickets for the show afterwards.

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Wednesday, 3 August 2016 - 11:45am

11:45 for lunch at 12 noon sharp. Lunch for LGBT people over 50. £7 Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk or leave a message on 07594 572 623. Please note earlier start time as the UNACC film club is showing My Fair Lady after lunch.

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The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
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Today's menu: Roast Beef & Yorkshire pudding with Roast potatoes, swede/carrot, Brussel sprouts & gravy
Vegetarian option: Tortelloni with 5 cheese in tomato & basil sauce with swede/carrot and roast potatoes
Dessert: Strawberry & mandarin flan with single cream or ice cream

Thursday, 28 July 2016 - 2:30pm

We'll be reading James Miranda Barry by Patricia Duncker.

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Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Friday, 22 July 2016 (All day) to Sunday, 24 July 2016 (All day)

Film night on Friday, main event (march, park and dance party) on Saturday, wind-down with a picnic on the beach (weather permitting) on Sunday.

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Thursday, 21 July 2016 - 12:00pm

For lesbians and gay men over 50.

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Coach House Café, Conduit Lane, Coombe Wood, Croydon CR0 5RQ
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 - 8:00pm

The majestic, mysterious and fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg wagers his life’s fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. Book your own ticket (see website) or tel. 07701 055 602. £12, or senior concession £9 (say you're a friend of Steve's).

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South London Theatre, Stanley Halls, 12A South Norwood Hill, SE25 6AB. Near Norwood Junction Station.
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Tuesday, 19 July 2016 - 8:00pm

Mansel Stimpson has been a film critic for What's on in London and Gay Times. He's currently chief reviewer and co-editor of the annual Film Review (http://www.filmreviewdaily.com/). He will be talking about his life and his experiences of gay life in the 1970s. as described in his book No Drum To Beat, published in 2014 but written 30 years before. No charge, open to all.

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Upstairs at the Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Friday, 15 July 2016 - 8:00pm

Andrew has kindly offered to host a shorts party with food (£3 donation). Please bring a bottle and let him know in advance.

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Wednesday, 13 July 2016 - 2:00pm

Highgate Village to Parliament Hill Fields. From Archway station (meet exit barrier 2pm). We will take bus 143, 271 or 210 to Highgate village and walk from there via Fitzroy Park downhill to Hampstead Heath. We will pass the boating and men's bathing ponds (energetic can bring your swim trunks) to the café at Parliament Hill Fields for refreshments. Others can climb to the top of Parliament Hill Fields for London view. We will end the walk at Southampton Arms for an excellent selection of ales and bar food. Short walk from the pub to Kentish Town station (Northern Line) or a bus. About 2 hours leisurely walking.

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Tuesday, 12 July 2016 - 8:00pm

South London Gays have an interesting speaker on "The Pink Triangle": Rainer Schulze, Professor of History at the University of Essex, talks about the Nazi persecution of gay men and why this still matters today. Open to CAGS members too.

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Railway Tavern, 18 Clapham High Street, SW4 7UR, close to Clapham North tube and Clapham High Street Overground, by the railway bridge on the corner of Voltaire Road. The meeting room is on the first floor.
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Monday, 11 July 2016 - 2:30pm

Open to all members. Come and help shape the group's future.

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Ross & Roger's in Purley
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Saturday, 9 July 2016 - 8:00pm

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

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Saturday, 9 July 2016 - 7:00pm

Pat offers his eclectic house for another party. Bring a bottle and £3 for food contribution. Please book in advance so he knows how much food to get in. Note early 7pm start.

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With Pat in South Croydon.
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Wednesday, 6 July 2016 - 10:15pm

This has been postponed until the 13th of June.

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Wednesday, 6 July 2016 - 12:00pm

For LGBT people over 50. Advance booking required. 12:00 for 12:30 Cost £7 pay on the day. info@silverrainbow.org.uk or leave a message on 07594 572 623.

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The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
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Today:s menu:
Homemade haddock in batter with chips, mushy peas and ½ tomato OR
Jacket potato with cheese and dressed salad
Dessert: Strawberries and cream.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016 - 8:00pm

The regular get-together for members of the SLAGO groups.

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The Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road, SW12 9BP
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Monday, 4 July 2016 - 7:00pm

Croydon's LGBT police consultation group.

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Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET (Room F4)
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Thursday, 30 June 2016 - 2:30pm

We'll be discussing The Friendly Young Ladies By Mary Renault

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Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
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Sunday, 26 June 2016 - 12:00pm

Join James of SLG for a naturist swim. Admission £5. On arrival walk down the stairs opposite the entrance and ask for a locker key at the desk, for which you have to leave some identification. The pool is in the basement and having disposed of all your clothes you go the pool with your £5. The event is strictly naturist. Nearest station: Goodge Street.

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University of London Student Central, Malet St, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HY
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Saturday, 25 June 2016 (All day)

The annual parade through central London.

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Friday, 24 June 2016 - 8:00pm

Classical music at Tony's in Shirley. Program chosen by Peter M. Meet at 7:30 for 8pm start.

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Thursday, 23 June 2016 - 8:30pm

A Quiz featuring the lives and achievements of LGBT+ people over four millennia, but aimed at a general audience. Music, art, sport, history, geography, showbiz and film, natural history and gay London all feature.
Entry £2 per head, with all entry money going to the winning team. More details in the Press Release.

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The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, London SE15 3BE
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Getting there: 343 bus from Peckham Rye station; 343 from New Cross Gate station.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 - 8:30pm

A night by the veterans for everyone. With Peter Scott-Presland, Jeremy Kingston, Jeff Doorn. Pianist – Nigel Stewart. More details in the Press Release and the flyer. The four confirmed performers can boast over 200 years as practising homosexuals between them. You’d think by now they’d have got it right. Entry free.

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The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, London SE15 3BE
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Getting there: 343 bus from Peckham Rye station; 343 from New Cross Gate station.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 - 7:00pm

Art Lester will be talking about Unitarians and their liberal attitude to gay issues. 3F is the central London Fellowship of LGCM, the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement.

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St Botolph's Church, Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1AB
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Monday, 20 June 2016 - 8:30pm

Four films:

  • This is Gay Propaganda, the story of LGBT rights in the Ukraine.
  • Beyond Labels by Jaime Sylla: interviews with black gay men
  • Plus two Laurel and Hardy shorts.

More details in the Press Release and the flyer. Entry free.

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The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, London SE15 3BE
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Getting there: 343 bus from Peckham Rye station; 343 from New Cross Gate station.

Saturday, 18 June 2016 - 8:00pm

The play "| Am A Camera," (on which Cabaret is based) is being performed on Saturday June 18th.Meet at 7:30 onwards for an 8 pm start. Book your own tickets for £9 as a non-member concession (of Steve Harris)

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South London Theatre (Stanley Halls) 12A, South Norwood Hill London SE25 6AB
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Nearest Station is Norwood Junction. Bus routes 196, 410 stop outside Stanley Halls. The 197, 157, 75 stop near.

Saturday, 18 June 2016 (All day) to Sunday, 26 June 2016 (All day)

Undiscovered Croydon,

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Thursday, 16 June 2016 - 7:00pm

3F member Steve Lowe will be talking about the gospels' affirmation of LGBT people. 3F is the central London Fellowship of LGCM, the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement.

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St Botolph's Church, Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1AB
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Thursday, 16 June 2016 - 12:00pm

Silver Rainbow Lunch for lesbians and gay men over 50. (64 bus from East Croydon to Old Farleigh Road. Drivers use Sainsbury’s car park)

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Sir Julian Huxley, Addington Road, Selsdon CR2 8LB
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 - 8:00pm

Members of the various SLAGO groups will gather in Croydon from 8pm onwards.

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The Dog and Bull, 24 Surrey Street, Croydon CR0 1RG
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Tuesday, 14 June 2016 - 8:00pm

CAGS member Ross Burgess describes progress with this online encyclopaedia of British LGBT life throughout the ages. Please note change of speaker.

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The Railway Tavern, 18 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UR
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Monday, 13 June 2016 - 2:30pm

All CAGS members welcome; otherwise contact any Committee member if you would like an issue raised.

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Park Hill
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Saturday, 11 June 2016 - 8:00pm

Another not to be missed party at chairman David's house in East Croydon. Bring a bottle and £3 to cover food expenses.

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Friday, 10 June 2016 - 1:00pm

Paul invites us over to Blackheath for an afternoon spread that will include savoury items as well as the cakes. The weather might just be good enough to get us into his garden for the first time ! All welcome.£2:50 towards the food.

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Bus 202 Crystal Palace/Blackheath Station pass his house.

Thursday, 2 June 2016 - 5:00pm

Representatives of Croydon's LGBT groups will review IDAHOT events, and plan for the future.

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Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street, Croydon, CR0 1FF
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Wednesday, 1 June 2016 - 12:00pm

12:00 for 12:30 for lesbians and gay men over 50. £7. Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk or leave a message on 07594 572 623.

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The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
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Do come along to help support this..... Mark's catering is top drawer. Today's menu is:
Cottage pie and gravy with Peas, Carrots
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Broccoli and stilton quiche with Chips and Peas
Dessert is Jam and coconut sponge

Saturday, 28 May 2016 - 4:00pm

Malcolm invites you to West Norwood for late afternoon/early evening 4-8 pm. £3 donation for food and please ring him before the 26th to book in.

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Thursday, 26 May 2016 - 2:30pm

We'll be reading 'Ballad of Reading Gaol ' By Oscar Wilde

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Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 - 10:30am

Join S.L.G group to see the EXHIBITION: Sicily: culture and conquest 10.30am Bloomsbury. Sicily’s fascinating stories – from the arrival of the Greeks and their encounters with the Phoenicians and other settlers, to the extraordinary period of enlightenment under Norman rule in the 11th to 13th centuries.Followed by optional lunch in the Shakespeare’s Head (Wetherspoons), 64-68 Kingsway, Holborn WC2B 6BG.

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British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG. Tickets £10. Meet at the ticket desk in the Great Court.
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Monday, 23 May 2016 - 8:00pm

The Annual General Meeting of Croydon Area Gay Society. All paid-up members welcome. Discuss the achievements of the past year and plans for the future, Elect the new Officers and Committee. Please note change of venue!

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Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET (room G4)
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Saturday, 21 May 2016 - 2:30pm

The main speaker will be the author and secularist Terry Sanderson. His books include Adventures of a Happy Homosexual. Hear what CHE has been doing over the last year, and put questions to the Executive. Refreshments provided. No charge, but it would help our planning if you let us know you intend to come along.

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London Friend, 86 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DN
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Thursday, 19 May 2016 - 7:00pm

Luke Dowding will be talking about the work of the Soho Gathering. 3F is the central London Fellowship of LGCM, the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement.

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St Botolph's Church, Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1AB
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Thursday, 19 May 2016 - 12:00pm

For LGBT people over 50. Just turn up.

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Toby Carvery, Upper Elmers End Road, Eden Park, BR3 3HQ
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 - 11:00am

Join South London Gays for a visit to the Museum of Brands 11am Notting Hill. Discover how well known brands evolved through their creative use of packaging and advertising. Meet by main entrance at 111 Lancaster Road, W11 1QT (nr. Ladbroke Grove tube). Admission £7.50, concs £5. Optional lunch approx 12.30pm at the Eagle pub, 250 Ladbroke Grove, W10 5LP. Contact is Terry on 020 8674 5191.

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Tuesday, 17 May 2016 - 8:00pm

Dr Matt Cook is an historian at Birkbeck College, specialising in the history of sexuality, and editor of A gay history of Britain. Open to all, no charge. See our press release.

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Upstairs at the Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 (All day)

A world-wide day of action against LGBT hate crime.

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Monday, 16 May 2016 - 2:30pm

Open to all members just ring Ross or Roger as its at their place in Purley

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Monday, 16 May 2016 - 10:30am

Country ramble (about 5 miles) led by Francis over Riddlesdown and Kenley Common visiting the War memorial on Kenley Aerodrome.Lunch at the Wattendon Arms with its aerodrome memorabilia. Meet Kenley station at 10.30.Train (Caterham) from East Croydon at 10.17, arrives 10.32.

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Group returns by bus from Coulsdon.

Sunday, 15 May 2016 - 11:00am

A special service in commemoration of IDAHOT, with contributions by Ross Burgess and Rainbow Singers Across Borders.

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Croydon Unitarian Church, 1, The Croydon Flyover, Croydon CR0 1ER
Saturday, 14 May 2016 - 8:00pm

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

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Saturday, 14 May 2016 - 11:00am

Croydon Radio's online LGBT Lifestyle show hosted by Jules and Ems will include an item on IDAHOT with Catherine Pestano.

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Online
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Saturday, 14 May 2016 (All day)

Croydon's commemoration event in advance of Tuesday's International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. We've got a display in the volunteer centre (which is to remain there for the week) and members of the LGBT community will be on hand during the day to hand out leaflets and answer questions.

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Volunteer Centre Croydon, Unit 32 Centrale Shopping Centre, Croydon CR0 1TY (opposite Cafe Giardino)
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Tuesday, 10 May 2016 - 8:00pm

CAGS and SLG member Tony Walton talks about his new writing project.

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The Railway Tavern, 18 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UR
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Monday, 9 May 2016 - 7:00pm

Croydon's LGBT Police Consultation Group.

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Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET (Room F4)
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Saturday, 7 May 2016 - 4:30pm

4.30 for 5pm to 8pm show. A talk with slides by Ian Gledhill on Crystal Palace, with pictures about its history and transport links. Cost is £6 with interval food included, book this by Wednesday 4 May at the latest. All welcome.

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Waterside Community Centre, Woodvale Ave, South Norwood (Norwood Junction is 10 mins. walk), SE25 4DX.(Use the side entrance to the left, not main front door.)
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Friday, 6 May 2016 - 8:00pm

Representatives of the various SLAGO groups will discuss the programme for the months ahead.

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South Wimbledon
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Wednesday, 4 May 2016 - 12:00pm

12:00 for 12:30 for lesbians and gay men over 50. £7. Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk or leave a message on 07594 572 623.

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The Waterside Centre 26 Avenue Road London SE25 4DX
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Today's menu: Deep fried haddock & tartar sauce with Chips and Mushy peas and Homemade coleslaw
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Vegetable lasagne with Chips, Coleslaw
Dessert: Apple and black cherry pie

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 - 8:00pm

The regular get-together for members of the SLAGO groups.

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The Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road, SW12 9BP
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Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 2:30pm

We'll be reading Carrington: A Life by Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina (please note change of book).

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Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Sunday, 24 April 2016 - 12:00pm

Join James of SLG for a naturist swim. Admission £5. On arrival walk down the stairs opposite the entrance and ask for a locker key at the desk, for which you have to leave some identification. The pool is in the basement and having disposed of all your clothes you go the pool with your £5. The event is strictly naturist. Nearest station: Goodge Street.

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University of London Student Central, Malet St, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HY
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Sunday, 24 April 2016 - 12:00pm

Round robin doubles tournament starting at noon.

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Crystal Palace National sports Centre
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Saturday, 23 April 2016 - 7:30pm

Party at Peter's in Selsdon/South Croydon. £4 towards food and bring a bottle. Please ring Peter in advance. Early start and ends 11pm.

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Thursday, 21 April 2016 - 7:00pm

See how we are getting on and let us have your view on what we should be doing in the coming year. We will finish earlier than usual so we can have our party. 3F is the central London Fellowship of LGCM, the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement.

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St Botolph's Church, Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1AB
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Thursday, 21 April 2016 - 12:00pm

Social lunch for over 50's lesbian and gay men. All welcome just turn up at the venue at 12:00.

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A Torre, 19 Westow Street, Upper Norwood, SE19 3RY
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 - 8:00pm

Members of the various SLAGO groups will gather in Croydon. Note that these events have been switched to the third Wednesday of alternate months.

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The Dog and Bull, 24 Surrey Street, Croydon CR0 1RG
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Wednesday, 20 April 2016 - 6:00pm

You are invited to an event on Tackling Hate Crime in Croydon To include the launch of the new Croydon LGBT hate crime leaflet, produced by Aurora. Refreshments will be available. Please e-mail ilona.kytomaa@croydon.gov.uk to book a place at this event and to discuss any questions you may have on this event.

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The Council Chamber, Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
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The event is being co-hosted by Croydon’s Safer Neighbourhood Board and Faiths Together in Croydon, and funded by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime.
The event will cover:

  • action being taken by the police and the Safer Croydon Partnership on hate crime
  • issues relating to the reporting of Hate Crime
  • protection against hate crime and its consequences

At the end of the event, participants will be encouraged to contribute key action points to be monitored by Croydon’s Safer Neighbourhood Board.

Saturday, 16 April 2016 (All day)

Our annual trip to Brighton for members of all SLAGO groups. We'll be travelling in the fourth coach from the front of the 11:20 train from Victoria, calling at Clapham Junction 11:26, East Croydon 11:35, arriving Brighton 12:16. Lunch 12:45 for 1:15pm at Cafe Bella, 120 St James's Street. Afternoon free. Evening meal 5:30 at the Post and Telegraph, 155–158 West Street. 7pm optional theatre visit to see Horrible Histories at the Theatre Royal: this was chosen as it starts early and only lasts 1 hour 40 minutes, so members can get the train back afterwards .

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Brighton
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Thursday, 14 April 2016 - 3:00pm

All members welcome. Please note change of date and time.

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With David in Park Hill.
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Tuesday, 12 April 2016 - 8:00pm

Hosted by SLG. All members of SLAGO groups are invited to take part.

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The Railway Tavern, 18 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UR
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Monday, 11 April 2016 - 5:00pm

Meeting to discuss plans for IDAHOT 2016 (the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, 17 May). Bring ideas, materials and offers of help.

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Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street, Croydon, CR0 1FF
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Monday, 11 April 2016 - 10:30am

Country ramble 5.5mile from Hurst Green to Oxted. Manageable for most Matthew (walk leader) thinks & then lunch in Oxted & return train to Croydon.. Train from East Croydon at 10:11 arrives Hurst Green at 10:34 (so meet for this arriving.)

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Saturday, 9 April 2016 - 8:00pm

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

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Friday, 8 April 2016 - 8:00pm

£2 - but free admission if you bring a (small) home-made cake to sample.

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With Ross and Roger in Purley.
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Wednesday, 6 April 2016 - 12:00pm

12:00 for 12:30 for lesbians and gay men over 50. £7. Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk or leave a message on 07594 572 623.

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The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
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Menu:
Homemade mince & onion pie
or homemade veggie cheese onion and potato pie
both served with roast potatoes, carrots and peas
Dessert is Jam & coconut sponge with custard or ice cream.

Friday, 1 April 2016 - 7:00pm

Music Evening at Geoff's in Caterham. £3 towards refreshments.NOTE ....EARLIER START AT 19:00 to begin music at 19:30.

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Friday, 1 April 2016 - 1:00pm

For all LGBT asylum seekers. General Meeting : Hustings & Election of Committee. Session Three : Education and Training : Promotion of Mental Health

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CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Thursday, 31 March 2016 - 2:30pm

We'll be discussing The Magician’s Assistant by Ann Patchett (please note change of book).

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Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thursday, 31 March 2016 (All day) to Saturday, 2 April 2016 (All day)

A version of the Noel Coward classic for three nights (Thurs,Fri and Sat) 7:45pm at the Shoestring Theatre. You should be able to pay at the door.£6 or £4 concessions.

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Shoestring Theatre, Oakley Road, South Norwood, SE25 4XG. The nearest station is Norwood Junction.
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cyto.org.uk

Thursday, 24 March 2016 - 6:45pm

A film of Jo Clifford's one woman play, in which she combines the life of Christ with her own experiences as a trans woman. Followed by discussion and refreshments. Organised by Metropolitan Community Church East London. Please note change of start time.

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Stepney United Reformed Church, 145 Stepney Way, E1 3EE, followed by discussion and refreshments
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Sunday, 20 March 2016 - 11:45pm

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

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Sunday, 20 March 2016 - 7:30pm

Group member Paul from Blackheath is singing in Haydn's Creation.He encourages people to go.Tickets £12. Contact him for more details.

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Friday, 18 March 2016 - 1:30pm

Paul kindly welcomes you to his afternoon tea party at his flat in Blackheath..£2.50 for the scrumptious tea,coffee and cakes.Until 4pm.

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Thursday, 17 March 2016 - 7:00pm

Maria Exall will be talking about the work of the Cutting Edge Consortium, promoting acceptance and equality for LGBT people in faith-based groups. 3F is the central London Fellowship of LGCM, the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement.

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St Botolph's Church, Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1AB
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Thursday, 17 March 2016 - 2:30pm

All members welcome, or speak to any Committee member if you'd like to raise an issue.

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With Ross and Roger in Purley
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Thursday, 17 March 2016 - 12:00pm

Silver Rainbow Lunch for LGBT people 50 and over.

Venue:
The Pear Tree (formerly The Rectory), 908-912 Brighton Road, Purley CR8 2LN
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 - 8:00pm

Del is a project leader at the Terrence Higgins Trust, who are planning to set up a sexual health clinic near East Croydon Station. No charge, open to all. Organised by Croydon Area Gay Society.

Venue:
Upstairs at the Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Del Campbell, Community Engagement Manager from THT, explains the SWISH project (Sex Workers into Sexual Health) which has recently expanded its reach to meet the needs of male, female and transgender escorts in Croydon where there are no other dedicated support services. The SWISH project offers sexual health testing, advice around safety, counselling and a drop in, to sex workers. We see many people from the LGBT community and encourage an environment where people are comfortable talking about the work they do without fear of judgement.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016 - 11:00am

Outcome, Islington Mind LGBT Service, offers tasters from its activities and therapies. Celebrating LGBT History Month and International Women Day. Book your place with sigal.avni@islingtonmind.org.uk. Lunch served.

Venue:
35 Ashley Road, London N19 3AG
Saturday, 12 March 2016 - 8:00pm

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

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Saturday, 12 March 2016 - 8:00pm

Bring a bottle and £3.

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With David in Park Hill
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Saturday, 12 March 2016 - 8:00pm

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

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Wednesday, 9 March 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Representatives of Croydon's LGBT groups will review LGBT History Month events, and plan for the future. For more details contact Yvonne Okiyo, Croydon Council Equality Officer, at Yvonne.Okiyo@croydon.gov.uk.

Venue:
Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA
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Tuesday, 8 March 2016 - 8:00pm

Author and campaigner Terry Sanderson presents his new book Adventures of a Happy Homosexual, recounting his experiences of gay life in Britain over the past 40 years.

Venue:
The Railway Tavern, 18 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UR
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Monday, 7 March 2016 - 7:00pm

Croydon's LGBT Police Consultation Group.

Venue:
Room F4, Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
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Sunday, 6 March 2016 - 4:00pm

Meet at the Latchmere 4pm onwards for the start at 5pm. £12. Please book your own seats on 020 7978 7040. Four Play By Jake Brunger, “Spiders are scary. Terrorists are scary. Cancer is really scary. But... monogamy?" Rafe and Pete have hit a rut. After seven and a half blissfully happy years, their lack of sexual experience is driving them apart. When they proposition mutual friend Michael to help out with their problems - knowing full well Michael has his own partner Andrew – what seems like a simple solution quickly spirals out of control.

Venue:
503 Theatre @ The Latchmere, 503 Battersea Park Road SW11 3BW
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Friday, 4 March 2016 - 2:30pm

Ross and Roger welcome you to Purley to see the video I Do. Jack, a British gay man living in New York, enters into a marriage of convenience with his lesbian best friend to avoid being deported. A touching and important film touching on gay marriage and the American immigration law. "Beautiful, surprising, and so very relevant." Ring Ross and Roger to book your place.

Venue:
With Ross and Roger in Purley.
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Friday, 4 March 2016 - 1:00pm

The regular monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers.

Venue:
CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, West Croydon CR0 2TB
Wednesday, 2 March 2016 - 12:00pm

12:00 for 12:30 For lesbians and gay men over 50. £7. Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk or leave a message on 07594 572 623.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
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Today's menu: Homemade lasagne, with coleslaw, chips and side salad - or -
Cauliflower grill, with coleslaw, chips and side salad
Dessert: pineapple upside down cake with custard

Tuesday, 1 March 2016 - 8:00pm

The regular get-together for members of the SLAGO groups.

Venue:
The Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road, SW12 9BP
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Saturday, 27 February 2016 - 2:30pm

Romantic drama based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith (which was a Rainbow Reading Group book of the month recently). An additional showing as the January showings were fully booked. Book online via TicketSource - https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/davidleancroydon.

Venue:
David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katherine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET
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Thursday, 25 February 2016 - 2:30pm

We'll be reading ‘A Place Called Winter’ By Patrick Gale

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thursday, 25 February 2016 (All day) to Sunday, 28 February 2016 (All day)

Various events, including an Academic Conference. Ross Burgess will be speaking.

Venue:
Manchester, various venues.
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - 2:00pm

Peter Scott-Presland will be talking about the origins of CHE and his book Amiable Warriors. An LGBT History Month event.

Venue:
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew TW9 4DU
Monday, 22 February 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Booking required. Email communitymusiccroydon@gmail.com

Venue:
Room F10, Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
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Monday, 22 February 2016 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

For professionals working with LGBTQ+ young people. Speakers, workshops and films focusing on the voices and experiences of LGBTQ+ young people; top tips on how to support them, from speakers who are professionals in this field; signposting to services for further training. To book a place, email your name, place of work, job title and contact number to Isabel Toms-Whittle, Thebridge@croydon.gov.uk, 07734 778 677.

Venue:
Community Space, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA
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Thursday, 18 February 2016 - 7:00pm

Gill and Garth Hewitt talking and singing about the Amos Trust, challenging injustice, building hope and positive change, and the annual arts, faith and justice festival Greenbelt. 3F is the central London Fellowship of LGCM, the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement.

Venue:
St Botolph's Church, Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1AB
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Thursday, 18 February 2016 - 12:00pm

For LGBT people over 50. If you've not been to a Silver Rainbow lunch before why not ring us on 07594 572 623 or email info@silverrainbow.org.uk so we can look out for you.

Venue:
The Boulevard, 7/8 Ruskin Parade, Selsdon Road, South Croydon, CR2 6PW
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Making mobiles at the Museum of Croydon. Drop in, free family fun for LGBT History Month! Two sessions: 11–1 and 2–4.

Venue:
Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 (All day) to Thursday, 18 February 2016 (All day)

Tue 9th 7:30; The Danish Girl Tue 16th 2:30 (subtitles for people with hearing loss) and Thu 18th, 11:00 and 7:30.First sex change story.Evocative views in Denmark.

Venue:
David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katherine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET
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Monday, 15 February 2016 - 2:30pm

All members welcome, or speak to any Committee member if you'd like to raise an issue.

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With Ross and Roger in Purley.
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Monday, 15 February 2016 - 11:00am

Photographers Gallery.Exhibition of 1930's photographs of London taken by Wolfgang Suschitzky.Street scenes etc. I think its free before noon.
Meet on street OUTSIDE Oxford Circus station.... between tops of stairs in the S.E.corner. (Corner for Hamleys or across the road from Peter Robinson.)

Venue:
Photographers Gallery 16-18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW (S.E.of Oxford Circus)
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Sunday, 14 February 2016 - 12:00pm

Join James of SLG for a naturist swim. Admission £5. Strictly naturist. Nearest station: Goodge Street.

Venue:
University of London Student Central, Malet St, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HY
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Saturday, 13 February 2016 - 8:00pm

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

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Friday, 12 February 2016 - 7:30pm

The latest show by Rosie Wilby, lesbian comedian. "Hilarious... Jo Brand-meets-Eddie Izzard comedy free-styling… Will have you laughing so much your lungs will feel like they've had a workout." £10. Book direct on 020 8781 1134.

Venue:
Upstairs at the Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 8:00pm

Members of the various SLAGO groups will gather in Croydon.

Venue:
The Dog and Bull, 24 Surrey Street, Croydon CR0 1RG
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Tuesday, 9 February 2016 - 8:00pm

Writer and social historian Stephen Bourne talks about some of the gay men who helped Britain win the Second World War. Please note change of venue.

Venue:
The Railway Tavern, 18 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UR
Monday, 8 February 2016 - 2:00pm

Celebrating the lives and struggles of older LBGT people. Main speaker, Peter Scott-Presland. Tea and cakes provided. Free but booking required: Robert.Bridgewater@royalgreenwich.gov.uk.

Venue:
Under the Cutty Sark, Greenwich SE10 9HT
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Sunday, 7 February 2016 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

An exciting full day for all the family and workers in education. Continuous readings from children's and young adults books from wonderful readers and authors including Ian McKellen, Bonnie Greer, Stuart Milk (Harvey Milk’s Nephew), James Dawson and many more.. Free events, but pre-booking required: http://museumoflondon.org.uk/lgbt-festival

Venue:
Museum of London, London EC2Y 5HN
Saturday, 6 February 2016 - 11:00am to 5:45pm

A day full of presentations and events exploring a range of exciting LGBT history topics. All events are free entry on a first come first served basis (no booking needed). Ross Burgess is giving one of the presentations.

Venue:
Victoria and Albert Museum, London SW7 2RL,
Saturday, 6 February 2016 - 10:00am

Come and meet members of Outline, Surrey's LGBT support organisation. Help us put LGBT History on the map in Surrey with the Historic England Pride of Place mapping project. Enjoy coffee and cake and a behind the scenes tour (11am) of Surrey History Centre. Free, booking not required, all welcome.

Venue:
Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking GU21 6ND
Friday, 5 February 2016 - 7:30pm

Performances from Croydon College and others, plus networking. Hot food and specially brewed 'Pink Beer' from Cronx on sale throughout the evening.

Venue:
Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street, Croydon, CR0 1FF
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Friday, 5 February 2016 - 5:30pm to 10:30pm
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Islington Town Hall, Upper St, London N1 2UD
Friday, 5 February 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

A celebratory launch of Croydon LGBT History Month 2016 with live music and performances. Light refreshments provided. . Book your place with Carol Sawyer - carol.sawyer@croydon.gov.uk. To be followed by The Big Night Out at Matthews Yard.

Venue:
Braithwaite Hall, Croydon Clocktower, Katherine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET
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Friday, 5 February 2016 - 1:30pm

Another chance to sample Paul's wonderful tea / coffee and cakes and have a good natter. £2.50. About 10 mins walk from Blackheath station. Ends about 4pm

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Friday, 5 February 2016 - 1:00pm

The monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers. This time meeting at the Braithwaite Hall for a brief business meeting and training session on promotion of mental health followed by a Chorus Rehearsal and networking with other groups prior to their performing at the Civic Launch of LGBT History Month at 5pm.

Venue:
Braithwaite Hall, Croydon Clocktower, Katherine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET
Wednesday, 3 February 2016 - 7:30pm

Wed 3rd to Sat 6th Feb. 7.30 ‘Carnival Dreams’ The show has a strong Diversity theme. Thurs & Sat matinees 2.30 Tickets: £20.50 to £29.50 Box office 020 8688 9291.

Venue:
Ashcroft Theatre, Fairfield Halls, Croydon CR9 1DG
Wednesday, 3 February 2016 - 12:00pm

12:00 for 12:30 £7 Social eat for LGBT people over 50. Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk or leave a message on 07594 572 623.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
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The menu will be:
Cottage pie and gravy, Chips, Peas, and Sweetcorn
Or
Quorn vegetable pie, Chips, Peas and Sweetcorn
Dessert: Syrup sponge with custard or ice cream.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 - 8:00pm

Art Lester is the Minister of Croydon Unitarian Church. An American by birth, he has lived and worked in many different countries, including Botswana, the Dominican Republic, Kenya, Ireland and Spain. He has been a restaurateur, clown, fire tower guard, counsellor, village level teacher of agriculture, bartender and group facilitator. Along the way he has written and published widely. His talk, entitled "Thank God I'm an Agnostic", examined the parallels between being a Unitarian and the LGBT struggle for acceptance.

Venue:
Upstairs at the Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Tuesday, 2 February 2016 (All day) to Saturday, 27 February 2016 (All day)

Visit the Museum of Croydon and discover the life and stories of LGBT people in Croydon. Collect the trail from the Museum of Croydon gallery. Every Tuesday to Saturday throughout the month, 10:30am to 5pm. No charge.

Venue:
Museum of Croydon, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET
Monday, 1 February 2016 (All day) to Monday, 29 February 2016 (All day)

There will once again be displays in the Library throughout the month commemorating LGBT history and showcasing local LGBT organisations. See photos at http://lgbt-croydon.org.uk/lgbthm-2016.

Venue:
Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, CR9 1ET
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Saturday, 30 January 2016 - 2:30pm

The main speaker will be Stuart Feather, author of Blowing the Lid: Gay Liberation and the Making of the Radical Queens (to be published in February). Stuart was a member of the Gay Liberation Front from the beginning to the bitter end. All welcome, no charge, refreshments provided, but it would help with planning if you could let us know you intend to come.

Venue:
London Friend, 86 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DN
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Friday, 29 January 2016 - 7:30pm

'Things that we like!" Jazz record evening with Peter in Shirley, featuring music from 1959 to the present day, including classic tracks alongside lesser known tunes. £2.00 contribution towards refreshments. If you want alcohol, please bring it with you. 7.30 p.m. for 8.00 pm. start.

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Thursday, 28 January 2016 - 2:30pm

We'll be discussing The Red Dust Road by Jackie Kay.

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Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 - 12:00pm

Come together to remember the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust and in subsequent genocides. A candle lighting ceremony will be followed by a commemorative event, including talks from genocide survivors, plus performances from local school children and a choir.

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Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
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Tuesday, 26 January 2016 - 11:00am

Leisurely Walk-Approx. 4 miles. Farthing Down to Old Coulsdon via Develsdon Wood and Chaldon. Meet at Coulsdon South Train Station at 11: 00 am. ending at the Fox PH -Old Cousdon--about 1 pm for lunch and a drink.Non walkers are welcome to join us but time not guaranteed! Bus back to Croydon.

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Walks can be cancelled so your organiser needs to be told if you are coming in advance (or not, if the weather is dodgy).

Saturday, 23 January 2016 (All day) to Sunday, 24 January 2016 (All day)

Pick n Mix - An LGBT Sector Skills Sharing Conference and AGM. More details later.

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Birmingham
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Friday, 22 January 2016 - 8:00pm

Representatives of the various SLAGO groups will discuss the programme for the months ahead. Please note change of date.

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South Wimbledon
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Thursday, 21 January 2016 - 7:00pm

Dr Ross White from the Mildmay Hospital and organisation, helping people with HIV. 3F is the central London Fellowship of LGCM, the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement.

Venue:
St Botolph's Church, Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1AB
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Thursday, 21 January 2016 - 2:30pm

Romantic drama based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith (which was a Rainbow Reading Group book of the month recently). Showing at 2:30 and 7:30. Book online via TicketSource - https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/davidleancroydon.

Venue:
David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katherine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET
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Fully booked. There will be another showing on 27 February.

Thursday, 21 January 2016 - 12:00pm

For LGBT people over 50.

Venue:
The Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Monday, 18 January 2016 - 2:30pm

Come and put your ideas and suggestions and help the committee form its future programme at David's in Parkhill. All welcome just contact David.

Venue:
Parkhill,East Croydon
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Thursday, 14 January 2016 - 5:45pm

Join the South Coast Arun gay group for a meal in Worthing at 17:45 For a day of it catch the 12:33 or hourly train from East Croydon. Return on the 20.34 or 21.34. Please let Peter know in advance.

Venue:
Downland Toby Carvery,Upper Brighton Road,Worthing. BN14 9JN
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Wednesday, 13 January 2016 - 7:00pm

Croydon's LGBT Police Consultation Group.

Venue:
Room G4, Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
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Tuesday, 12 January 2016 - 8:00pm

Punch and Times theatre critic Jeremy Kingston talks about his lifetime involvement with the theatre and will read some extracts from his poetry collections and the plays he has written.

Venue:
The Bread & Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, London SW4 6DZ
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Monday, 11 January 2016 - 11:00am

Another one of our museum trips where we have a two hour look around followed by a group lunch at some inexpensive restaurant near by.
Meet at the entrance foyer. Let Steve know in advance you are coming.

Venue:
British Museum,Bloomsbury Street (between Tott. Court Road/ Holborn/ Russell Sq. Tube stations)
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Saturday, 9 January 2016 - 8:00pm

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

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Friday, 8 January 2016 - 1:00pm

The regular monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers. Session One : Education and Training : Promotion of Mental Health

Venue:
CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, West Croydon CR0 2TB
Thursday, 7 January 2016 - 2:30pm

Ross and Roger welcome you to Purley to see the video Soft Lad. Young David has it all; he's been seeing his sister's husband. After a row, things get much more complicated. Ring Ross and Roger to book your place.

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With Ross and Roger in Purley.
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Wednesday, 6 January 2016 - 5:00pm

We will be discussing final plans for LGBT History Month. For more details contact Yvonne Okiyo, Croydon Council Equality Officer, at Yvonne.Okiyo@croydon.gov.uk

Venue:
Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA
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Wednesday, 6 January 2016 - 12:00pm

12:00 for 12:30 for lesbians and gay men over 50. £7. Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk or leave a message on 07594 572 623.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre 26 Avenue Road London SE25 4DX
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The menu is:
Lamb casserole or Vegetable casserole
New potatoes
Cabbage
Mixed veg
Baked rice pudding with jam and ice cream

Tuesday, 5 January 2016 - 8:00pm

The regular get-together for members of the SLAGO groups.

Venue:
The Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road, SW12 9BP
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Saturday, 26 December 2015 - 3:30pm

Mince pies and Boxing Day social at Colin's from 3.30 pm. £2.50 towards the food. All welcome but ring him in advance please.

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Saturday, 19 December 2015 - 7:30pm

A great day to eat,drink and be gay as the group enter the festive spirit. Please bring a bottle and £3.towards the food.

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With David in Park Hill.
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Friday, 18 December 2015 - 2:00pm

Afternoon Tea and no doubt some of his delightful cakes and biscuits in Blackheath.Wonderful social event. Ring for address and directions and starts at 2pm. Cost £2.50.

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Friday, 18 December 2015 - 12:00pm

A short stroll around Greenwich as exercise amidst the Xmas feastings before Paul's tea party (see next item). Ring me between 9am-10am on the day if the weather is dodgy otherwise meet at Greenwich station ticket hall at noon 12;00 (11.41 train from London Bridge)

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Friday, 18 December 2015 - 12:00pm

Three course lunch with wine, mince pies and entertainment. Always popular with Silver Rainbow members, with Mark providing entertainment as well as food. Book your own tickets direct with UNACC at the Waterside Centre Ring Natalie 020 8771 6886 (mon/tues/or fri)

Venue:
The Waterside Centre 26 Avenue Road London SE25 4DX
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Thursday, 17 December 2015 - 12:00pm

For lesbians and gay men over 50.

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The Sir Julian Huxley, 152-154 Addington Road, Selsdon CR2 8LB. (64 bus from East Croydon to Old Farleigh Road. Drivers use Sainsbury’s car park)
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Sunday, 13 December 2015 - 12:00pm

Join James of SLG for a naturist swim. Admission £5. On arrival walk down the stairs opposite the entrance and ask for a locker key at the desk, for which you have to leave some identification. The pool is in the basement and having disposed of all your clothes you go the pool with your £5. The event is strictly naturist. Nearest station: Goodge Street.

Venue:
University of London Student Central, Malet St, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HY
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Saturday, 12 December 2015 - 8:00pm

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

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Saturday, 12 December 2015 - 6:00pm

The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement's annual event.

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Bloomsbury Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2. 8ED
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Friday, 11 December 2015 - 7:30pm

Comedy fundraiser (tickets £5). GALHA is the LGBT part of the British Humanist Association.

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Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
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Friday, 11 December 2015 - 3:00pm

Christmas party organised by Rainbows Across Borders (LGBT asylum seekers). Continuing at 5:30pm with wine (bring a bottle) song and dance.

Venue:
CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, West Croydon CR0 2TB
Thursday, 10 December 2015 - 2:30pm

We'll be discussing Briefs Encountered by Julian Clary.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Wednesday, 9 December 2015 - 8:00pm

The first SLAGO pub evening at this venue. It's planned to hold them on the second Wednesdays of even months (alternating with the Balham pub evenings on the first Tuesday of odd months).

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The Dog and Bull, 24 Surrey Street, Croydon CR0 1RG
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Tuesday, 8 December 2015 - 8:00pm

Maria Exall, Chair of the Cutting Edge Consortium, talks about promoting acceptance and equality for LGBT people among faith based groups.

Venue:
The Bread & Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, London SW4 6DZ
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Saturday, 5 December 2015 - 10:00am to 4:30pm

London Metropolitan Archives' 13th annual Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer History conference focuses on community history, collecting, caring for, sharing and understanding our heritage, inspired by the Speak Out oral history project. Ross plans to be there, with a stall showcasing CHE and the LGBT Archive Project. Tickets £10, concessions £7.50.

Venue:
London Metropolitan Archives 40 Northampton Road EC1R 0HB
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Thursday, 3 December 2015 - 7:45pm to Sunday, 6 December 2015 - 2:00pm

A free event due to lottery funding, on the following dates - Thursday & Friday 3rd & 4th December ( at 7.45 pm) and two matinee performances :- at 2pm Saturday & Sunday 5th & 6th December.
CYTO is doing great work by introducing young people in a deprived part of the borough to perform in all aspects of the theatre. They deserve our support. Cyto are celebrating their 50th anniversary.They have supported the LGBT community performing a couple of years back at the Launch of LGBT History Month; and wowed the audience with a 10 minute drama on ‘coming out’,followed by an amazing dance routine.

Venue:
Shoestring Theatre, Oakley Road, South Norwood, SE25 4XG. The nearest station is Norwood Junction.
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Full details are on the website www.cyto.org.uk

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Tickets may be reserved by sending an email to tickets@cyto.org.uk.

Thursday, 3 December 2015 - 7:30pm

Classical music evening at Tony & Stephen's in Shirley. Tony & Peter will choose the programme. 7.30 for 8pm as usual. £3 for refreshments.

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Wednesday, 2 December 2015 - 11:45am

11:45 for 12 noon £7 Social eat for lesbians and gay men over 50. Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk or leave a message on 07594 572 623. Please note that lunch will be served promptly at 12 noon, as it will be followed by a film club, showing It's a Wonderful Life. Entry to the Film Club £2.50 to include a glass of mulled wine, tea or coffee, and one of Mark's home made mince pies.

www.silverrainbow.org.uk

Venue:
The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
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Today's menu: It's a Wonderful Life Chicken Dinner, with roast potatoes, cabbage and carrots
OR
Clarence's vegetable hotpot
Dessert: apple and mincemeat crumble with George Bailey custard or ice cream.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 (All day)

Commemorated worldwide.

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Saturday, 28 November 2015 - 7:30pm

As the nights are drawing in, we have devised all manner of tales, to warm your cockles and tickle your fancies. All the stories are written by ourselves as a way of sharing our experiences as lesbians. Presented by The Not So Lovelies. Doors open 7.30pm, performance starts 8pm. Admission £6.

Venue:
Upstairs at the Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Thursday, 26 November 2015 - 2:30pm

We'll be discussing Mrs Keppel and her Daughter by Diana Souhami.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thursday, 26 November 2015 (All day)

Pre-launch event for next year's LGBT History Month.3:30–7:30pm Marketplace for LGBT stakeholders in the Old Hall (Ross manning the CHE stall).4:30–6pm FREE Workshops/CPD for Teachers, Youth Workers, Faith Group Leaders & Librarians. 7:30–9:15pm The ‘Showcase’ in the Fitzpatrick Hall see website for more on 2016 theme of Religion, Belief and Philosophy (tickets £5).

Venue:
Queens' College, Cambridge CB3 9ET
Saturday, 21 November 2015 - 2:00pm

Organised by TransPALS and Aurora. The Ceremony of Remembrance, a candle lit for each named murder victim, will be in a private space in Bernard Weatherill House. There will be music and poetry.Contributions ? After there will be a social with refreshments. Please let Ray know if you are coming or wish to give details for inclusion in the service.07918 602 333, or e-mail info@transpals.org.uk.

Venue:
The Community Space, Bernard Weatherill House 8 Mint Walk Croydon CR0 1EA
Friday, 20 November 2015 - 8:00pm

Kate O'Donnell is a queer theatre performer. Humour, song, movement, film and costume, She creates gently political performances, which exudes pride being a transgender woman growing up in seventies Birmingham. Chorus of Rainbows Across Borders are taking part. Won Brighton Fringe LGBTQ Award 2015. Part of the Croydonites Festival of New Theatre. Book your own tickets £10 (£7.50 conc.) via https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/106296.

Venue:
Stanley Halls, 12 South Norwood Hill, London SE25 6AB (Norwood Junction 10 mins)
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Friday, 20 November 2015 - 2:00pm

A great chance to socialize with Paul and to dine on his scrumptious eateries. Blackheath, so ask Paul for directions or me (Chris).Starts 2pm. Donation for food is £ 2.50

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Thursday, 19 November 2015 - 7:00pm

Any Questions panel. 3F is the central London Fellowship of LGCM, the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement.

Venue:
St Botolph's Church, Aldgate High St. London EC3N 1AB
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Thursday, 19 November 2015 - 12:00pm

For lesbians and gay men over 50.

Venue:
Toby Carvery, Purley Oaks, 415 Brighton Road, South Croydon CR2 6ES.
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 - 8:00pm

Navah Bekhor, Head of Education of Diversity Role Models, which seeks to prevent homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in UK schools. Open to all, no charge. Organised by Croydon Area Gay Society.

Venue:
Upstairs at the Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Diversity Role Models actively seeks to prevent homophobic and transphobic bullying in UK schools. They stop bullying before it happens by educating young people about difference, challenging stereotypes and addressing the misuse of language.
Their workshops feature positive LGBT, or straight ally, role models who speak directly to young people about their experiences. To date they've worked with over 130 schools and reached over 27,500 young people across the UK.
The Brief Encounter is a series of open meetings organised by Croydon Area Gay Society, www.cags.org.uk, open to all, no charge.

Monday, 16 November 2015 (All day) to Saturday, 21 November 2015 (All day)

Trans Day of Remembrance every year is commemorated on the 20th of November. In Croydon there will be a display in the Central Library from 16th-21st (Mon to Sat.) Main event on the 21st. Other events are planned in London and around the country

Venue:
Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, CR9 1ET
Saturday, 14 November 2015 - 8:00pm

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

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Wednesday, 11 November 2015 - 2:30pm

All members welcome.

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With Ross and Roger in Purley.
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Tuesday, 10 November 2015 - 8:00pm

Writer and social historian Stephen Bourne talks about some of the gay men who helped Britain win the Second World War.
We regret that this meeting has had to be cancelled at short notice.

Venue:
The Bread & Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, London SW4 6DZ
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Monday, 9 November 2015 - 7:00pm

Croydon's LGBT police consultation group (to include the AGM). With a talk by Nick Antjoule of Galop.

Venue:
Room F5, Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
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Friday, 6 November 2015 - 7:30pm

Peter Tatchell speaks on what schools should teach about sex. GALHA is the LGBT part of Brit. Humanist Assoc.At Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

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Wednesday, 4 November 2015 - 12:00pm

for lesbians and gay men over 50. £7. info@silverrainbow.org.uk or tel to book 07594 572 623.

Venue:
Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
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Today's menu: Deep fried fish in batter, chips, peas and coleslaw
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Quorn mince cottage pie, peas and carrots
Dessert is pineapple upside down sponge and custard or ice cream.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015 - 8:00pm

The regular get-together for members of the SLAGO groups.

Venue:
The Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road, SW12 9BP
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Monday, 2 November 2015 - 12:00pm

www.silverrainbow.org.uk
Wednesday 6th July Waterside Centre
Wednesday 7th September Waterside Centre
Thursday 22nd September T.B.C.
Wednesday 5th October Waterside Centre
Thursday 20th October T.B.C.
Wednesday 2nd November Waterside Centre
Thursday 17th November T.B.C.
Wednesday 7th December Waterside Centre
Thursday 22nd December T.B.C. (Possibly a Christmas Lunch at the Kingswood Arms)
Venue:
Coach House Café, Conduit Lane, Coombe Wood

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Thursday, 29 October 2015 - 2:30pm

We'll be discussing Ruby Fruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown. Anyone who is interested in exploring and discussing LGBT literature will be welcome to attend this free event. (Our original choice for Black History Month, Straightening Ali by Amjeed Kabil, is unfortunately out of print and unavailable.)

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thursday, 29 October 2015 - 12:00pm

12:00 for 12:30 For lesbians and gay men over 50. £7. Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk or leave a message on 07594 572 623. A sociable gathering for a two course lunch superbly cooked by Mark at South Norwood.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre 26 Avenue Road London SE25 4DX
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Monday, 26 October 2015 - 2:00pm

Everyone is "an expertly crafted comedy". The perfect gay couple are holding their wedding in their back garden, and they've invited the family and all their emotional baggage... Contact your hosts by the Friday before to book your place (with light refreshments).

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With Ross and Roger in Purley.
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Thursday, 22 October 2015 - 12:00pm

for lesbians and gay men over 50.

Venue:
The Windmill, 224 St James's Road, Croydon CR0 2BW. (Large car park at the rear, or ten minutes walk from East Croydon via Dingwall Road and Lansdowne Road.)
Sunday, 18 October 2015 - 6:00pm

Two of our newest members, Jeevah and Mohammed, are celebrating their first year of marriage. They welcome ALL group members to join them celebrate .....so a good chance for a friendly group get together. From 6pm Sunday evening.

Venue:
Dog and Bull pub Surrey Street Central Croydon.
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Thursday, 15 October 2015 - 7:00pm

A talk by Rev. Stephen Coles about his 15 years on General Synod. 3F is the central London Fellowship of LGCM, the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement.

Venue:
St Botolph's Church, Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1AB
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Thursday, 15 October 2015 - 2:00pm

This is a chance for our older LGBT* community to attend an information fair focused on Planning Ahead. Drop in between2:00pm and 6:30pm The afternoon will include: Key Note Talk at 2pm; Information Stalls from 3.30pm; Workshops; Meditation Session; Play Reading; Panel Discussion; Legal Advice. These activities will be delivered by a variety of community partners that support the LGBT* Community.

Venue:
Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA
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Book your free ticket at: https://odlfair.eventbrite.co.uk

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 - 3:00pm

All members welcome.

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With David in Park Hill.
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Sunday, 11 October 2015 - 12:00pm

Join James of SLG for a naturist swim at the University of London Union, Malet Street, Bloomsbury. Admission £5. On arrival walk down the stairs opposite the entrance and ask for a locker key at the desk, for which you have to leave some identification. The pool is in the basement and having disposed of all your clothes you go the pool with your £5. The event is strictly naturist. Nearest station: Goodge Street.

Venue:
University of London Student Central, Malet St, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HY
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Saturday, 10 October 2015 - 8:00pm

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

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Saturday, 10 October 2015 - 2:30pm

Andrew Lumsden will talk about his researches on the Labouchere Amendment (which introduced the offence of 'Gross Indecency' in 1885). There will also be a film about the early days of the Gay Liberation Front, and a discussion about GLF and CHE. All welcome, no charge, refreshments provided, but it would help with planning if you could let us know you intend to come.

Venue:
London Friend, 86 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DN
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Wednesday, 7 October 2015 - 12:00pm

for lesbians and gay men over 50. £7. Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk or leave a message on 07594 572 623.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
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Menu: Cottage pie and gravy, peas, carrots and brussels sprouts.
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Vegetable and pasta bake.
Dessert is Jam and coconut sponge with custard or ice cream.