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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Sunday, 1 October 2017 - 7:30pm to Saturday, 21 October 2017 - 7:30pm
Play: Holding the Man

A play by Tommy Murphy, based on the memoir by Timothy Conigrave

It’s the love of a lifetime: Holding The Man charts the relationship of Tim and John from the first bursts of college love to John’s eventual AIDS-related death. Holding Both comic and tragic, it’s a beautiful study of emotion and sexuality. Above the Stag Theatre, Tickets available online at www.abovethestag.com.

Venue:
Above the Stag, 17 Miles Street, London SW8 1RZ
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Closes on Saurday 21st October. Peter and Steve will be attending on Saturday 14th October. If you are going to join them, please call Peter on 020 8777 1898 to let him know.

Thursday, 19 October 2017 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch Club

Informal pub lunch for CAGS members and their friends. All welcome.

Venue:
The Windmill, 222 St James Road, Croydon CR0 2BW
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Thursday, 19 October 2017 - 7:00pm
3F Meeting

3F (OneBodyOneFaith) MEETING 7.00 for 7.30pm Aldgate Chris Eldridge talks about the history and current activities of St Botolph's Church. Contact is Tony on 020 8543 0898.

Venue:
St Botolph’s Church, Aldgate, EC3N 1AB (very near Aldgate tube)
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Thursday, 19 October 2017 - 7:45pm
Ghosts Play at Putney

Ghosts Ibsen's play about a widow about to dedicate an orphanage she has built to the memory of her late husband. But slowly the hidden family secrets are revealed, leading to devastating consequences.£14, concs £10.

Venue:
Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, Putney, SW15 6AW.
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Saturday, 21 October 2017 - 3:00pm
Surrey Opera

World Première production of The Life to Come by Louis Mander and Stephen Fry – based on the short story by E. M. Forster – fully staged with orchestra! Performances at Trinity School, Croydon at 3.0pm and 7.45pm.

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Monday, 23 October 2017 - 11:45am
RICHMOND Walk and buffet

Chris & Abey invite you to walk from Richmond to their house (about 4.5 miles) for a buffet (£3 charge). Train from Clapham Jcn (to Reading on Plat 5) at 11:28. Easy walk along the Thames thru Twickers and the notorious Ham Fields ! Cross the river at Teddington lock and catch the 481 bus to close to the house in Fulwell . Meet outside RICHMOND station ticket hall when train arrives at 11:40am.

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 2:30pm
FILM: Victoria and Abdul

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.

Venue:
David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street
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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 - 7:45pm
PLAY: Drakul Balham

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.

Venue:
Chestnut Grove Academy, 45 Chestnut Grove, Balham, SW12 8JZ
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Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Speak my Language and other stories by Torsen Højer.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Saturday, 28 October 2017 - 7:30pm
C.A.G.S Party at Peter's

Peter invites group members to his party in South Croydon (Selsdon).Start at 7:30 and finish 11pm. Bring some drink and £4 .Please advise by Thurs. 26th.

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Bus 64 takes you from East Croydon station to Selsdon Shops (then get out next stop,Primary school).

Wednesday, 1 November 2017 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

Two-course lunch for LGBT people over 50. £7. Meals provided by UNACC (Upper Norwood Association for Community Care). Booking required: note....PHONE UNACC on 020 8771 6886 by 12 noon of the day before, saying whether you'd like the vegetarian option. Don't forget to mention you're with Silver Rainbow.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre 26 Avenue Road London SE25 4DX
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Friday, 3 November 2017 - 1:00pm
Rainbows Across Borders Monthly Meeting

The monthly meeting for all LGBT asylum seekers.

Venue:
CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Tuesday, 7 November 2017 - 11:30am
Healthwatch Croydon Annual Meeting and Community Fair

How can your experience of health and social care influence service change? Croydon’s health and social care services are undergoing dramatic change. Our role, to gain experiences and feedback to those who run services, has never been more important. Hear about our achievements in 2016-17 and our future plans. Guest speaker: The Mayor of Croydon, Cllr Toni Letts, will talk about the importance of the citizens’ voice in health and social care delivery. You will also see a launch demonstration of our new way to review services. Refreshments served.Book: www.healthwatchcroydon.co.uk/events or 020 8663 5648.

Venue:
Braithwaite Hall, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
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Tuesday, 7 November 2017 - 8:00pm
SLAGO Pub evening Balham

Inter-group pub evening in Balham Wetherspoons, (opposite Balham tube and rail stations). Food available until 10pm.

Venue:
the Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road,SW12 0BP
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Wednesday, 8 November 2017 - 6:00pm
LGBT History Month 2018 pre-launch

The 2018 theme is "Geography – Mapping the world". Ross will be there with a CHE / LGBT Archive stall.

Venue:
Museum of Liverpool, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 1DG
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Thursday, 9 November 2017 - 10:30am
CAGS Walk / Picnic

Meet Matthew (walk leader) outside main entrance PURLEY station at 10.30. Walk max 5 miles (8 km) via Foxley Woods (short but steep pathway) Kenley Woods, Hayes Lane Cousdon Common to "The Fox" pub for lunch or sandwiches outside on bench if wanted. Return by bus 466 to Purley or Croydon.

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Thursday, 9 November 2017 - 7:00pm
Aurora meeting and AGM

Croydon's LGBT police consultation group. All local LGBT people welcome.

Venue:
Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET (Room F4).
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Saturday, 11 November 2017 - 3:00pm
PRAVDA PLAY

PRAVDA.....David Hare & Howard Brenton's satire on the ruthless newspaper culture of the 1980s, in particular an insatiable media mogul eating into the liberal, loss-making establishment. Features SLG member Bill Boyd. Tickets £12, concs £11. To book, contact Gerry on 020 8870 2575 by 23 October.

Venue:
Tower Theatre Company production at Bride Lane (off Fleet Street), London EC4Y 8EQ
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Monday, 13 November 2017 - 12:30pm
CAGS Committee Meeting

All members welcome to attend to listen and contribute to the group's future plans. Please advise Ross if you would like to attend.

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 - 8:00pm
SLG Monthly meeting

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.

Venue:
The Bread and Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ, a turning off Clapham High Street. (nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common).
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Thursday, 16 November 2017 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch Club

CAGS lunch group,Usually about 10 dining together, all welcome to join.Cheap Wetherspoons pub near Crystal Palace.

Venue:
The Postal Order, 32-33 Westow Street, Upper Norwood SE19 3RW. (Wetherspoons)
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Thursday, 16 November 2017 - 7:15pm
3F (OneBodyOneFaith) meeting

7.00 for 7.30pm Aldgate Tracey Byrne the national secretary of One Body One Faith, will be talking about its latest policies and achievements. Meeting at St Botolph’s Church, very near Aldgate tube.

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Saturday, 18 November 2017 - 6:00pm
South Bank film The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Waterloo Southbank cinema. A charismatic surgeon is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behaviour of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister... Book early.

Venue:
British Film Institute, Southbank, SE1 8XT. Meet by Box Office by 6pm. Tickets £7.20 (concs)
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Saturday, 18 November 2017 - 6:30pm
CAGS Cheese and wine party

Pat offers us a Wine and Cheese party in South Croydon (Brighton road). Bring a bottle and £3 towards the food Book by Thursday 16th please space is limited.Note.....Early start and early finish

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly Meeting John Carter

John Carter, a confirmed atheist, will give a talk entitled Atheism, Religion and LGBTI, Using personal experiences and information from the contemporary world, he will put forward the case for rejecting religious explanations of the human condition, and will suggest that members of the LGBTI community would do well to be suspicious of all religious belief systems.

Venue:
Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 7:45pm
SLG Tooting Dinner

Dinner at the Sree Krishna South Indian Restaurant, 192 Tooting High Street, SW17 0SF (corner of
Carlwell Street). Tube: Tooting Broadway.

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Friday, 24 November 2017 - 8:00pm
An Evening of Contemporary Song

Peter B introduces us to a number of his favourite songs of the last fifty years, some performed by their writers, others interpreted by different artists. If the technology works okay, these will mainly be on Youtube videos. At Ross's place in Purley. Snacks provided. £2 charge.

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Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 2:00pm
FILM: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Join S.L.G group

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Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Blood Relatives by Steven Alcock.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Saturday, 2 December 2017 - 12:30pm
David Lean Cinema Visit 'Tree of Wooden Clogs'

The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978, Italy, Dir. E. Olmi, 186 mins, 12A) - subtitled.Tickets £8 Conc £6.50.Book via Chris immediately. Unusual Italian provincial life shot in beautiful locations see David Lean cinema site to get snippets.3 hours !

Venue:
David Lean theatre next to Croydon Town Hall
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Wednesday, 6 December 2017 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

Two-course lunch for LGBT people over 50. £7. Meals provided by UNACC (Upper Norwood Association for Community Care). Booking required: note....PHONE UNACC on 020 8771 6886 by 12 noon of the day before, saying whether you'd like the vegetarian option. Don't forget to mention you're with Silver Rainbow.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre 26 Avenue Road London SE25 4DX
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Friday, 8 December 2017 - 1:00pm
Rainbows Across Borders Meeting (Christmas Party ?)

Party for all LGBT asylum seekers and their supporters.

Venue:
CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon station)
Thursday, 14 December 2017 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Not my Father's Son by Alan Cumming.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thursday, 21 December 2017 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch Club

Informal Lunch for CAGS members and their friends. All welcome

Venue:
The Boulevard, Ruskin Parade, South Croydon CR2 6PW
Friday, 29 December 2017 - 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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Tuesday, 2 January 2018 - 8:00pm
SLAGO Pub evening Balham

Inter-group pub evening in Balham Wetherspoons, (opposite Balham tube and rail stations). Food available until 10pm.

Venue:
the Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road,SW12 0BP
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Monday, 8 January 2018 - 12:30pm
CAGS Committee Meeting

All members welcome to attend to listen and contribute to the group's future plans. Please advise David if you would like to attend.

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Monday, 15 January 2018 - 7:00pm
Aurora meeting

Croydon's LGBT police consultation group (provisional date). All local LGBT people welcome.

Venue:
Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET (Room to be confirmed).
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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly Meeting

Monthly Meeting

Venue:
Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
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Thursday, 1 February 2018 - 5:00pm
LGBT History Month Civic Launch Event 2018

Further details to follow.

Venue:
The Braithwaite Hall, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly Meeting

Derek Jarman group performance. Please note change from the usual date.

Venue:
Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
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Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly Meeting Opening Doors

A talk by Daniel West of Opening Doors.

Venue:
Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
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Saturday, 28 April 2018 - 11:15am
SLAGO Away Day trip to Brighton

Our annual trip to Brighton for members of all SLAGO groups (provisional Date). More details later.

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly meeting CAGS AGM

CAGS Annual General Meeting. Come and discuss the group's activities over the last year and its plans for the future, vote on a constitutional amendment, and elect the officers and committee for the coming year.

Venue:
Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly Meeting Subject to be announced

Provisional date, depending on the availability of the venue.

Venue:
Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
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