LGBT Croydon

Resources and support groups for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans people in the London Borough of Croydon

Coming events

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Saturday, 18 June 2016 (All day) to Sunday, 26 June 2016 (All day)
Croydon Heritage Festival

Undiscovered Croydon,

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Saturday, 25 June 2016 (All day)
London Pride Parade

The annual parade through central London.

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Sunday, 26 June 2016 - 12:00pm
Naturist Swim

Join James of SLG for a naturist swim. Admission £5. On arrival walk down the stairs opposite the entrance and ask for a locker key at the desk, for which you have to leave some identification. The pool is in the basement and having disposed of all your clothes you go the pool with your £5. The event is strictly naturist. Nearest station: Goodge Street.

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University of London Student Central, Malet St, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HY
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Thursday, 30 June 2016 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing The Friendly Young Ladies By Mary Renault

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Friday, 1 July 2016 - 1:00pm
Rainbows Across Borders Monthly Meeting

For all LGBT asylum seekers. Session Five : Education and Training : Promotion of Mental Health

Venue:
CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Monday, 4 July 2016 - 7:00pm
Aurora meeting

Croydon's LGBT police consultation group.

Venue:
Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET (Room F4)
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Tuesday, 5 July 2016 - 8:00pm
SLAGO Pub Evening

The regular get-together for members of the SLAGO groups.

Venue:
The Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road, SW12 9BP
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Wednesday, 6 July 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

For lesbians and gay men over 50. Advance booking required. 12:00 for 12:30 Cost £7 pay on the day. info@silverrainbow.org.uk or leave a message on 07594 572 623.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Wednesday, 6 July 2016 - 2:00pm
Hampstead Heath Walk with SLG

Highgate Village to Parliament Hill Fields. From Archway station (meet exit barrier 2pm). We will take bus 143, 271 or 210 to Highgate village and walk from there via Fitzroy Park downhill to Hampstead Heath. We will pass the boating and men's bathing ponds (energetic can bring your swim trunks) to the café at Parliament Hill Fields for refreshments. Others can climb to the top of Parliament Hill Fields for London view. We will end the walk at Southampton Arms for an excellent selection of ales and bar food. Short walk from the pub to Kentish Town station (Northern Line) or a bus. About 2 hours leisurely walking.

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Saturday, 9 July 2016 - 7:00pm
CAGS Cheese and Wine party

Pat offers his eclectic house for another party. Bring a bottle and £3 for food contribution. Please book in advance so he knows how much food to get in. Note early 7pm start.

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With Pat in South Croydon.
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Tuesday, 12 July 2016 - 8:00pm
SLG monthly meeting

South London Gays have an interesting speaker on "The Pink Triangle": Rainer Schulze, Professor of History at the University of Essex, talks about the Nazi persecution of gay men and why this still matters today. Open to CAGS members too.

Venue:
Railway Tavern, 18 Clapham High Street, SW4 7UR, close to Clapham North tube and Clapham High Street Overground, by the railway bridge on the corner of Voltaire Road. The meeting room is on the first floor.
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Friday, 15 July 2016 - 8:00pm
CAGS Shorts Party ! It's summer !

Andrew has kindly offered to host a shorts party with food (£3 donation). Please bring a bottle and let him know in advance.

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Tuesday, 19 July 2016 - 8:00pm
The Brief Encounter Mansel Stimpson

Mansel Stimpson has been a film critic for What's on in London and Gay Times. He's currently chief reviewer and co-editor of the annual Film Review (http://www.filmreviewdaily.com/). He will be talking about his life and his experiences of gay life in the 1970s. as described in his book No Drum To Beat, published in 2014 but written 30 years before. No charge, open to all.

Venue:
Upstairs at the Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 - 8:00pm
Around the World in 80 days (Play)

The majestic, mysterious and fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg wagers his life’s fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. Book your own ticket (see website) or tel. 07701 055 602. £12, or senior concession £9 (say you're a friend of Steve's).

Venue:
South London Theatre, Stanley Halls, 12A South Norwood Hill, SE25 6AB. Near Norwood Junction Station.
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Thursday, 21 July 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

For lesbians and gay men over 50.

Venue:
Coach House Café, Conduit Lane, Coombe Wood, Croydon CR0 5RQ
Friday, 22 July 2016 (All day) to Sunday, 24 July 2016 (All day)
Trans Pride, Brighton

Film night on Friday, main event (march, park and dance party) on Saturday, wind-down with a picnic on the beach (weather permitting) on Sunday.

Thursday, 28 July 2016 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be reading James Miranda Barry by Patricia Duncker.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Wednesday, 3 August 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

12:00 for 12:30 Lunch for lesbians and gay men over 50. £7 Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk or leave a message on 07594 572 623.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Saturday, 6 August 2016 (All day)
Brighton Pride Parade

Now being marketed as "the UK’s biggest and best Pride event." Join the march to the park or simply watch the parade unfold. You will need to book tickets for the show afterwards.

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Thursday, 11 August 2016 - 8:00pm
SLAGO Pub Evening

We're starting a new series of pub evenings for members of all the SLAGO groups. If this evening goes well, we expect to repeat it on the second Thursday of every month. The venue serves beer and burgers, also coffee and cakes, up till 9pm.

Venue:
Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street, Croydon, CR0 1FF
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Friday, 12 August 2016 - 8:00pm
SLAGO Liaison Committee

Representatives of the various SLAGO groups will discuss the programme for the months ahead.

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South Wimbledon
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Thursday, 18 August 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

Sociable lunch for lesbians and gay men over 50, Just turn up.

Venue:
Crown & Sceptre, Junction Road, South Croydon
Sunday, 21 August 2016 - 2:30pm
SLAGO Garden Party

With entertainment by Peter Scott-Presland. Admission £5. Please bring a bottle. Food provided (other details still to be announced). Please note change of date.

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Purley
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Thursday, 25 August 2016 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be reading 'The Gracekeepers' By Kirsty Logan

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Sunday, 28 August 2016 - 1:00pm
Croydon PrideFest

Parade down North End, led by Rainbows Across Borders (parade assembles 1pm near Marks & Spencer). Festival in Surrey Street with stalls, food, drink, etc, and entertainment by Topping and Butch and other acts. Details still to be confirmed.See press release at http://news.croydon.gov.uk/croydon-pride-fest-coming-to-surrey-street/.

Saturday, 3 September 2016 (All day)
SLAGO awayday to Littlehampton

We hope to meet up with members of TAGS (The Arun Gay Society). More details later.

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Monday, 5 September 2016 - 7:00pm
Aurora meeting (provisional date)

Croydon's LGBT police consultation group.

Venue:
Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET (room to be confirmed)
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Wednesday, 7 September 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

for lesbians and gay men over 50. £7 Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk or leave a message on 07594 572 623.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
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Thursday, 22 September 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

Sociable lunch for LGBT people over 50.

Venue:
The Gipsy Moth, Croydon Colonnades (Off Purley Way, opposite the Airport. Plenty of free parking. By public transport, take 119 bus from opposite East Croydon Station or Park Street.)
Thursday, 29 September 2016 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing 'Mr Loverman' By Bernardine Evaristo

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Wednesday, 5 October 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

For LGBT people over 50. £7. Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk or leave a message on 07594 572 623.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Thursday, 20 October 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

Sociable lunch for LGBT people over 50.

Venue:
The Windmill, 222 St James Road, Croydon CR0 2BW. (Large car park at the rear, access from Lansdowne Road, or ten minutes’ walk from East Croydon via Dingwall Road and Lansdowne Road)
Thursday, 27 October 2016 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing 'The City of Devi 'By Manil Suri

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Wednesday, 2 November 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

12:00 for 12:30 for LGBT people over 50. £7. Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk or leave a message on 07594 572 623.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre 26 Avenue Road London SE25 4DX
Thursday, 17 November 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

Silver Rainbow Lunch for LGBT people over 50,

Venue:
The Postal Order, 32-33 Westow Street, Upper Norwood SE19 3RW. (Wetherspoons)
Saturday, 19 November 2016 (All day)
Trans Day of Remembrance event (Croydon)

More details nearer the date.

Sunday, 20 November 2016 - 12:30pm
Trans Day of Remembrance event (London)

More details to follow.

Thursday, 24 November 2016 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing 'In a Strange Room'' By Damon Galgut

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thursday, 1 December 2016 (All day)
World AIDS Day

Commemorated worldwide.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

12:00 for 12:30. for lesbians and gay men over 50. Booking required in advance. £7 payable on the day. info@silverrainbow.org.uk or leave a message on 07594 572 623.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre 26 Avenue Road London SE25 4DX
Thursday, 8 December 2016 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Alexander McQueen : Beneath the Skin By Andrew Wilson

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thursday, 22 December 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

Sociable lunch for all LGBT people over 50.

Venue:
The Boulevard, 7/8 Ruskin Parade, Selsdon Road, South Croydon CR2 6PW

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