Set against the stifling conformity of pre-World War I English society, E.M. Forster's Maurice is a story of coming to terms with one's sexuality and identity in the face of disapproval and misunderstanding.British Film Institute, Southbank, SE1 8XT. Join SLG group meet by Box Office by 5.35pm. Tickets £7.20 (concs).
Croydon Area Gay Society
Refurbished Garden Museum (next to Lambeth Palace) features a newly-planted garden area
and (currently) an exhibition of art by Cedric Morris, who was himself a keen botanist and cultivator of
new flower varieties. Meet 2.30pm at the entrance on Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 7LB (Vauxhall or
Waterloo stations). Admission £10 / £8.50 Seniors. Optional lunch beforehand from 12.30pm at the
nearby Windmill pub, 44 Lambeth High Street SE1 7JS.
Jeremy Kingston, playwright, critic and poet, will be talking about being a poet and also growing up as gay in the mid - 20th century. Meeting at St Botolph’s Church,very near Aldgate tube.
Suleika: Fragments of a Transgender Life: Rainer Schulze, Professor of History at the University of
Essex attempts to reconstruct the forgotten life of Suleika Aldini, a transgender cabaret artist in West
Germany in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, made all the more poignant by the fact that Suleika was a Roma
child survivor of the Holocaust.
Moliere's 17th century comedy of manners, focusing on a man who is quick to criticize the faults of others,yet remains blind to his own. The South London Theatre, The Old Fire Station, 2A Norwood High Street,SE27 9NS. Near West Norwood Station. Book your own ticket online via http://www.southlondontheatre.co.uk/ or on 07701 055 602. £12, £9 concession.
Part of Green Chain walk. Matthew will lead us on the walk (about 5 miles) taking in some parks,quiet streets, Beckenham Place park and the River Ravensbourne .Nearly all flat and on good paths.Bring a picnic lunch which we shall have in the park and then carry on to finish in Beckenham for a pub stop if wanted. Return to Croydon by tram.Meet at East Croydon station ticket hall at 10.45 to catch the 10.57 train to Sydenham station arriving 11.10
Not a gay meeting but Grahame invites us join him to hear Audrey Brown talking on: "Easter Island: a scientific perspective" Crystal Scientifique (open to all ,free entry, cash bar, no need to book):
Matthew leads a walk taking in Upper Woodmanstern,and Chipstead Valley. Starts with a slow but steep climb. then down to the Valley. Maximum 5 miles. Both start and finish stations are in Oyster Zone 6.Pub lunch possibly at Midday Sun ( 2 meals for £10 deal ) or bring a picnic. Meet at COULSDON SOUTH (NOT town) Station for a set off at 11.00h. Catch Train from East Croydon at 10.46 arrives 10.52 or bus 60 from Croydon.