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.
Surrey and London Association of Gay Organisations
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.
Inter-group pub evening in Balham Wetherspoons, (opposite Balham tube and rail stations). Food available until 10pm.
Representatives of the various SLAGO groups will discuss the programme for the months ahead.
Tony Porter provides a brief look at gay folklore.
Guest speaker will be author Mark Johnson, talking about his debut novel and how he came to write it. Changing Trains will transport you back to the 1980s, and one working class boy's coming-of-age journey of discovery and sexual self-awareness.After a busy week in the newsroom, editor Sam is looking forward to relaxing on his regular Eurostar journey from London to his second home in the south west of France.
Jeremy Kingston, playwright, poet and former theatre critic for Punch and The Times, will talk about his lifetime involvement with the theatre and read extracts from his poetry collections and the plays he has written.
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.
The 2018 theme is "Geography – Mapping the world". Ross will be there with a CHE / LGBT Archive stall.
in the presence of the Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Toni Letts, and featuring performances from local singer Katie Rose, Croydon jazz diva Gill Manly, LGBT cabaret artist Mark Bunyan, and the Rainbows Across Borders Chorus. There may be others yet to be confirmed. So come and celebrate LGBT History in style! To book your place, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 020 8777 1898.