“Alfred Bruce Douglas, you are charged that between 1891 and 1900 you did wilfully cause the physical, artistic and psychological murder of Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde, author and gay liberation pioneer; and further, that you did conspire to contrive the death of his first and greatest lover, Robert Baldwin Ross, critic and gay liberation pioneer, between 1905 and 1918.” For the prosecution: Peter Scott-Presland; for the defence: Andrew Lumsden, QC. You are the jury.
LGBT History Month
We'll be discussing Over the Rainbow: Money Class & Homophobia by Nicola Field (our offering for LGBT History Month).
The 2019 theme is once again Geography.
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.
Filmmaker, painter, gay rights activist, author, gardener – Derek Jarman packed many roles into a short life. Jarman In Pieces is a performance collage comprising original songs, film, interviews from people who knew Jarman and his work. Created and performed by Project Adorno.
For LGBT History Month 2017 there were displays throughout February in Croydon Library.
CAGS and other local LGBT groups will mount their usual displays in Central Library. Ground floor and first floor, near the escalators.
Merton LGBT+ forum are holding a party to celebrate LGBT History Month. All welcome. Free admission and refreshments.
Paradise Press authors read poetry and prose. Light refreshments available.
Including a behind the scenes tour of the Surrey History Centre to see how the county's heritage is being preserved, and a number of short talks from Outline, Surrey's LGBT support organisation, and Professor Peter Hegarty of the University of Surrey. Free admission, no booking required. Refreshments.