A celebration of LGBT history to mark the start of History Month. Further details to follow.
An intimate and boldly transgressive film by South African director John Trengove, charting a young teen's initiation ritual in a remote mountain retreat off the Eastern Cape. Featuring a terrific debut from openly gay musician Nakhane Touré, better known in his native South Africa as a successful singer-songwriter, The Wound is a thought-provoking exploration of manhood as reflected through the prism of African Culture.
Mix and Mingle For the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
The festival this year will be in Wandle Park. Those taking part in the Pridefest March will assemble in High Street, close to the entrance to the St George's Walk arcade from 11.30 am. The march will proceed from there to the main Pridefest site in Wandle Park. More details have yet to be announced.
For LGBT History Month 2018 there will once again be displays in Croydon Central Library, and a variety of events during the month. The national LGBT History Month theme for 2018 is 'Geography - mapping the World'.
Sanderstead's gay rights campaigner Peter Wells was 26, his partner was 18. Because this was 1974 when the gay age of consent was 21, he was sentenced to two and a half years in jail. Scandal engulfed his partner, too. From his cell, Wells launched the first European Court of Human Rights challenge to the discrimination in the different ages of consent. The case was pioneering stuff, needing several more cases building on his work to finally get success in the late 1990s..He played a key role in creating a path to legal equality for LGBT people, yet his story is almost unknown.
Croydon's Annual Peace Festival. For full programme, please visit www,festivalofpeacecroydon.org
Throughout February, an exhibition detailing the work of Croydon's various LGBT groups will be on display on the first floor of Croydon Central Library. The library will also be staging an exhibition of the work of LGBT Photographer Tom Dingley, either in the library itself, or in the foyer.
Quality live entertainment, including Soul Diva Angie Brown, grand raffle and a DJ to get us all in a dancing mood. In aid of Metrocharity (which runs The Bridge, Croydon's support group for young LGBT people) and Croydon Pride Trust,