Joe Orton: Fun & Laughs, his greatest comedy hits: SLG member John Carter wonders how much this challenging gay playwright is already fading from cultural consciousness and what his legacy will be.The Bread and Roses is at 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ, a turning off Clapham High Street. (nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common).
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Portuguese Restaurant 12.30pm South Lambeth,The A Toca Restaurant, 339 Wandsworth Road, SW8 2JH [corner of Lansdowne Road] (Stockwell Tube Station or buses 77 or 87 from Vauxhall). Good food at reasonable prices.
A British classic film,both melancholy and hilarious, in which Tom Courtney plays a young clerk lost to daydreams in 60's Yorkshire. Briitsh Film institute Waterloo,Southbank, SE1 8XT. Meet by Box Office by 5.50pm. Tickets £7.20 (concs).
South London groups meet in Wimbledon to discuss future events.
David welcomes us all back to East Croydon for yet another party.£3 for the food and bring your own drink, 8pm start and ring him before Thursday13th.
Meet at Richmond station for a short walk to Ham Fields (cruising area) where you can walk around and we can picnic together. Bring your own food to share and drink.If you are late walk on the East side of the Thames two miles and about 1/4 mile from Teddington Lock leave the towpath and enter the fields near a canoe centre. Catch the 12.28 Reading train from Clapham Junction platform 6.
6.10 pm Waterloo Derek Jarman's film of events in the life of St Sebastian at the time of the Roman Empire, including his martyrdom by arrows. In Latin with English subtitles. Contains male nudity. British Film Institute, Southbank, SE1 8XT. Meet by Box Office by 6pm. Tickets £7.20 (concs).
Three one-act plays written during the suffrage campaigns in the early 20th century - ‘How the vote was won’ by Cicely Hamilton and Christopher St John, ‘A Chat with Mrs Chicky’ by Evelyn Glover and ‘Press Cuttings’ by George Bernard Shaw. Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, Putney, SW15 6AW. £14,concs £10.
National Portrait Gallery. This free annual exhibition of portraits by promising young artists is always worth seeing. Meet at the entrance in St Martin’s Place, near Trafalgar Square. Preceded at 12.30pm by optional lunch at the Lord Moon of the Mall (Wetherspoons), 16 Whitehall, SW1A 2DY.
Join SLG to see the Story of Reich’s campaign against ‘degenerate’ art and the response in London in 1938 by an exhibition at the New Burlington Galleries in London. Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square,WC1B 5DP. Free admission. Lunch at the Shakespeare’s Head (Wetherspoons),64-68 Kingsway, Holborn WC2B 6BG.