The writer Peter Scott-Presland and the gay campaigner Andrew Lumsden were the speakers at the last ever Brief Encounter event. The Brief Encounter is being replaced from March onwards by the CAGS Monthly Meeting.
Surrey and London Association of Gay Organisations
The CAGS / SLAGO Garden Party ("Mardi on the Grass") was once again held in Purley.
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
Inter-group pub evening in Balham Wetherspoons, (opposite Balham tube and rail stations). Food available until 10pm.
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.
UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group talk.
A continuation of the above, at a different venue (near the home of James Pratt).
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.
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.
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.