William Fell-Holden introduces his new book recounting the harrowing tale of a boy's life in Dr Barnardo's orphanages.
slg (South London Gays)
Join Malcolm for a naturist swim at ULU. Admission £5. The pool is down the stairs in the basement opposite the entrance. At the desk there ask for a locker key for which you have to leave some identification. Having stripped off all your clothes go to to the pool with your £5. The event is strictly naturist. Nearest station: Goodge Street. An SLG/CAGS event.
Joint group trip with SLG. Meet 12 noon at exit barrier of Walthamstow Central station (Victoria Line) for approx 15 minutes walk to the house. Lunch available in their very attractive licensed café / tea room. Possibly later visit two traditional pubs, "the Village" and "Nags Head" in Walthamstow village, to round off the afternoon with a glass of real ale.
Director James Greenshields describes a new initiative to establish the first UK retirement community with a distinct LGBT identity and ethos.
SLG member Tony Walton talks about the research involved to produce the three books he has edited: Out of the Shadows, Agadir to my Heart and Up the Kasbah. (This is the SLG contribution to LGBT History month.)
Trip to the toy museum in East London.Meet inside at about 11:15 Cambridge Heath Road. Optional meal afterwards.Walk from Bethnal Green tube or bus from Whitechapel or Shoreditch High street. Drink afterwards and relive history in the Blind Beggar pub,Whitechapel where Ronnie Kray shot a rival !
Joint Group visit to the Victoria & Albert Musuem. Meet in the foyer of the main entrance off Cromwell Gardens (South Kensington tube station.) Food optional at the museum from 1pm.
Editor Ross Burgess presents a newly published book by the late David Lawrence (SLG member), which provides a comprehensive study of the role of men in the Victorian theatre.
Free music concert by pianist Anna Fedorova. Playing Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninov. Meet Tom by the church entrance steps about 12:15 to gain early admission. Programme lasts one hour and group lunch will follow nearby.
Black History Month Closing Night. 'Rage and Desire' presents the film “Finding Home”. 7pm - 9pm (doors open 6.30pm for food & wine). Has involved members of Rainbows Across Borders and their Chorus will be performing on the night. Shows the lives of BME migrant, refugee and asylum seekers, which gives voice to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people who have made Southwark their home, offering future role models. More info.