A leisurely walk along the River Thames. See the palace in all its festive splendour. 2.5 miles, approx 2 hours walking. Optional LUNCH at 12.30pm in The Kings Tun, 153 Clarence Street Kingston, KT1 1QT, (Wetherspoons). The WALK STARTS at 2pm outside the pub. Sensible walking footwear recommended as the riverside path might be wet & muddy. Afternoon tea/coffee other refreshments available in The Palace Tea Room. Return by train from Hampton Court station to Clapham Junction.
slg (South London Gays)
Join S.L.G group for Dinner at the Sree Krishna South Indian Restaurant, 192 Tooting High Street, SW17 0SF (corner of Carlwell Street). Tube: Tooting Broadway.
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.
Join SLG members for a play adapted from Bram Stoker's novel, Count Drakula's influence is growing across London, and Mina and a group of near-strangers band together to rid the world of the Un-Dead terror. Southside Players at Balham. Tickets £10 concs £7.50.
Judy Dench stars in the story of the relationship between Queen Victoria and her Indian servant Abdul Karim. Tickets £8 (concs £6.50). Meet at box office (preceded at 1.00 by an optional meal in The George, 17 George Street, CR0 1LA. To book, contact Terry on 020 8674 5191 by 18 September.
SLG Monthly Meeting and AGM: reasonably short, giving time to socialise after.
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
Whitehall. Ian Wilson will host a dinner party at the Civil service Club. Meet in the bar from 6pm for a drink and dine at 7pm. Cost: about £12 excluding drinks and service. Dress: smart casual, tie optional.
EXHIBITION; Desire, Love, Identity 10.30am British Museum Bloomsbury. Free display explores LGBT histories through museum objects. Meet at ticket desk, Great Court. 12pm. Optional Wetherspoons after.
Stage Play in Putney. Story moves through the lives of four generations of an ordinary northern family – grandmother,mother, daughter and granddaughter.