Seventeen-year-old Luke runs away to London – away from homophobic playground slurs, headlines that scream ‘Don’t Teach Our Children To Be Gay’ and a family who wouldn’t understand him – to Uncle Martin, who he once saw with his arms around another man at a march. In the capital, Mark is sacked because of fears about colleagues working with ‘someone like him’. His boyfriend, Selwyn, faces being beaten up both by the police and at home by his own stepbrother. Meanwhile, Debbie battles with her son, who doesn’t want to live with her and her girlfriend.
Join Francis for a group walk .Train from East Croydon (Platform 6) for the 10.32 train to Tattenham Corner. Then mainly downhill walk over Epsom Downs, past Grandstand to Epsom Weatherspoons for lunch (about 2.5 miles). Return different route to Tattenham Corner OR train back to Croydon from Epsom.
David opens up his house to yet another party but includes SLG members too. To save on catering work you are invited to bring some food of your own choice to be shared plus bring your own drink.The choice is yours ! Book early to avoid disappointment (numbers may be limited ).
Monthly committee meeting at David's, near East Croydon Station. All members are welcome to come and join in with new ideas etc. Please be prompt and let David know you are coming.
Peter Matthews gives another of his excellent talks ..this time on London Bridges.
Peter Scott-Presland speaks on 'What shall we tell the children? Part Two takes up the story from 1970; the battle for LGBT groups to get positive images into schools; the Labour councils led by LGBT activists who supported them; the 'scandals' - Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex...and Jenny Lives with Eric and Martin; Section 28; and the whole tug-of-war between repression and liberation which is still going on over schools policy.
Join SLG members to see a recently renovated manor house by architect Sir John Soane in 1804, which incorporates sculptures by Anish Kapoor. At Mattock Lane, W5 5EQ.( Ealing Broadway train and tube.) Meet at the manor house entrance at 11am. Entry to both house and gallery costs £7. Followed by optional lunch about 1pm at the Osteria del Portico, 7a The Green, Ealing,W5 5DA.
7.00 for 7.30pm Aldgate. Maaike from Dementia Support talks about their work and the different types of dementia. Meeting at St Botolph’s Church, very near Aldgate tube.
Based on the black comedy 1956 film, Mrs Wilberforce is a sweet old lady who rents rooms to Professor Marcus and his gang of “amateur musicians”. £14, £11 conc.
All members welcome to eat and drink together in a friendly mixed pub.