The second in our new series of monthly meetings. Our guest speaker will be photographer Tom Dingley, instigator of OUTCOME, a photographic portrait project in which each sitter holds their childhood photograph, showing who they once were, to the person they are now. Tom will talk about the project and its aims, and about the studio day, to be held later, where we will have the opportunity to become involved.
Surrey and London Association of Gay Organisations
John Dixon and Ross Burgess talk about Paradise Press, the publishing arm of the Gay Authors Workshop. They will be reading from some of the Press's recent and not-so-recent publications, and there will be books for sale at a special price.
Prompt 8pm start please. First of our new series of monthly meetings.The group has taken on many new members recently so sitting in a circle with name tags will give a good chance for people to tell the group about themselves.This is not compulsory but hopefully most of you will join in. Hopefully we shall have a good cross section of members... women, trans gender, asian, african, caribbean and old timers like myself who may wish to speak about their past so that we can understand each other a little better. After introductions, topics can be chosen for future meetings.
Come along and relax with members of the other SLAGO groups. £5 entrance to include food.
Representatives of the various SLAGO groups (including CAGS and SLG) will discuss the programme for the months ahead. Speak to Ross or Roger if you have an idea as to what SLAGO could be doing,
A Boxful of Ideas, Paradise Press an anthology of poems;articles, etc by members of the Gay Authors Workshop.
Come and hear the gay activist and historian Professor Jeffrey Weeks. He'll be bringing copies of the new edition of his book Coming Out: Homosexual Politics in Britain from the Nineteenth Century to the Present. After a break for light refreshments, Peter Scott-Presland will talk on “Punting with Pride”. We also plan an update on recent CHE activity, and plans for LGBT History Month. Light refreshments provided. No charge, but it would help our planning if you let us know you intend to come.
We will meet up with members of TAGS (The Arun Gay Society) and S.L.G.to visit the Amberley Transport Museum and Heritage Centre, A nostalgic trip back to England in perhaps the 1940's or so with old shops,garage, tram, vintage bus etc.(Similar to Crich or Beamish ). Catch the 09:53 from East Croydon (Clapham Junc 9:42) Hopefully a group ticket will be approx.£10 each. We return on the 18:17 train from Amberley.back at East Croy about 19:30. 3 people can go on a rail groupsave for £14 each.Only few left.
Our two speakers will be talking about the 1967 Sexual Offences Act which began the process of decriminalising gay sex. Part of CAGS's celebration of LGBT History Month.
The 14th Annual LGBTQ History & Archives Conference. 9:30 to 5pm. £15 (£10 conc's): inc. lunch.