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, 30 November 2014 - 2:30pm
CHE Quarterly Meeting

The main speaker will be the psychologist and researcher Donald West, perhaps better known as D. J. West, author of Homosexuality, first published in 1955, which for many years was the standard book on the subject. More recently he has come out as gay, which would have been almost impossible in the 1950s, and published his life story, Gay Life Straight Work. We will also be showing a vintage CHE video, possibly including a current CAGS member in his younger days. Open to all, no charge, refreshments provided.

Venue:
London Friend, 86 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DN
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Wednesday, 3 December 2014 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

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

Venue:
The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Friday, 5 December 2014 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Rainbows Across Borders Christmas Party

For all LGBT asylum seekers. Programme includes Presentations, Chorus performance, Drinks and Buffet, Dancing and Singing with Music by Richard Roy. Please Note the later start time of 4 pm. This should be an evening to remember.

Venue:
CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB
Friday, 5 December 2014 - 7:30pm
CAGS Classical Music Evening

7:30 for 8:00 pm start. Classical music CDs chosen by Tony and Stephen in Shirley.

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Tuesday, 9 December 2014 - 8:00pm
SLG meeting Preserving the Past

Stephen McKenna from the Gay Photographers Network talks about the challenges of preserving his family's photographic archive and the surprises uncovered by researching family history. Postponed from 11 November.

Venue:
The Bread & Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, London SW4 6DZ
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Thursday, 11 December 2014 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

Croydon's LGBT reading group. Favourite poems, poets and verses to enjoy.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Saturday, 13 December 2014 - 8:00pm
CAGS Christmas Party

Christmas party hosted by our chairman David in East Croydon. Bring a bottle and £3 towards food costs.

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Sunday, 14 December 2014 - 1:30pm
'Out and About' group walk (Islington)

Not CAGS but 'Out and about ' a gay walking group that has no membership, costs etc with about 30 people. Meet Angel tube for a walk to Highbury and Islington All walks start at 1.30. They are about 3 miles. They end with a pub Wetherspoons (?) for food.

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Monday, 15 December 2014 - 11:00am
CAGS London City Walk.

Circular walk revealing the major sights of the city, the oldest part of London, including a visit to Leadenhall Market and a halfway pub lunch. Meet outside the actual Monument (not the tube !) at 11am (we will wait until 11.15am for latecomers). Contact Phil or Chris if you are going to join us.

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Wednesday, 17 December 2014 - 12:00pm
UNACC Christmas Lunch

Traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. £20 (£15 if you're a UNACC member). Silver Rainbow members welcome, but limited space, so book direct with UNACC at the Waterside Centre as soon as possible, with your payment: 020 8771 6886.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Friday, 19 December 2014 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

For lesbians and gay men over 50.

Venue:
The Boulevard, 7/8 Ruskin Parade, Selsdon Road, South Croydon, Surrey CR2 6PW
Monday, 22 December 2014 - 12:00pm
CAGS Blackheath leg stretch

Short exploration of Blackheath before Paul's event (see info below). An hour and a half short walk....meet at Blackheath station 12 noon. Perhaps catch the 202 bus from Crystal Palace parade at about 10:45 for this.

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Monday, 22 December 2014 - 1:30pm
CAGS Champagne party

Enjoy celebrating Yuletide with new member Paul in Blackheath with champagne. £2 for the cost of nibbles. Event runs from 13:30 to 16:00. As London Bridge is likely to be closed you can catch trains from Victoria to Dartford at 09/39 mins past the hour which stop at Blackheath then 10 minute walk or Bus 202 (every 10 mins) from Crystal Palace Parade to Priory Park,Lee Road (stop before B'heath station) is nearest stop to him.

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Friday, 26 December 2014 - 3:30pm
CAGS Boxing Day social

Colin's annual yuletime afternoon/early evening social near Crystal Palace. A selection of goodies such as mince pies etc to go with coffee or tea. £3 towards food, please book before Christmas day.

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Monday, 5 January 2015 - 11:00am
CAGS V & A Museum Visit

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.

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Wednesday, 7 January 2015 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

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

Venue:
The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Friday, 9 January 2015 - 1:00pm
Rainbows Across Borders meeting

The monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers. Please note it's on the 2nd Friday this month.

Venue:
CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB
Friday, 9 January 2015 - 2:30pm
CAGS Committee Meeting

All CAGS members welcome.

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With Ross and Roger in Purley,
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Sunday, 11 January 2015 - 1:30pm
'Out and about group' Chelsea Walk

Not CAGS but a gay walking group that has no membership.All walks start at 1.30. About 3 miles ending at a pub with food, Ring Steve for starting point.

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Monday, 12 January 2015 - 1:30pm
CAGS New Year afternoon tea party

New member Paul welcomes the group for afternoon tea/coffee in Blackheath. Ring him for directions. £2 donation. Bus 202 from Crystal Palace Parade takes about 50 minutes to Priory Park,Lee Road bus stop otherwise train via Victoria then the 09 or 39 mins past the hour Dartford train to Blackheath.

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Tuesday, 13 January 2015 - 8:00pm
SLG meeting Diverse Performances

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.

Venue:
The Bread and Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ
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Thursday, 15 January 2015 - 7:00pm
Aurora meeting

Croydon's LGBT police consultation group.

Venue:
Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
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Friday, 16 January 2015 - 2:00pm
Afternoon video Behind the Candelabra

The Liberace video, with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon.

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With Ross and Roger in Purley,
Thursday, 22 January 2015 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

For lesbians and gay men over 50.

Venue:
Tamnag Thai, 50–54 Westow Hill, Crystal Palace, SE19 1RX
Friday, 23 January 2015 - 8:00pm
CAGS 'Love and Loss'

Music evening . A compilation of vocal and instrumental jazz records evoking the themes of love and loss with Peter in Shirley. £2.00

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Monday, 26 January 2015 - 11:15am
CAGS Museum of Childhood Visit

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 !

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Thursday, 29 January 2015 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Saturday, 31 January 2015 - 2:30pm
SLAGO Table Tennis tournament

The second event in the 2014–15 SLAGO Cup competition. All the SLAGO groups are invited to compete. Starting promptly at 2:30; to be followed by a local pub meal.

Venue:
Ernest Bevin College, Beechcroft Road, Tooting SW17 7DF
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Monday, 2 February 2015 - 4:00pm
LGBT History Month Croydon launch

Launch event for Croydon's LGBT History Month celebrations. All details subject to confirmation.

Venue:
The Braithwaite Hall, Croydon Clocktower
Tuesday, 3 February 2015 - 8:00pm
The Brief Encounter Robert Brown

Robert will be bringing his book Through the eyes of Others, a collection of poems, photography, short stories, artwork and history from within and without the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender community and their friends.

Venue:
Spread Eagle, Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Wednesday, 4 February 2015 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

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

Venue:
The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Friday, 6 February 2015 - 8:00pm
SLAGO Liaison Committee

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

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South Wimbledon
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Saturday, 14 February 2015 (All day) to Sunday, 15 February 2015 (All day)
First festival of LGBT History

Two days of LGBT history. To include the launch of Volume One of Peter Scott-Presland's book Amiable Warriors, the history of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality.

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Manchester
Saturday, 14 February 2015 - 1:30pm
' Out and about group ' East London Walk

Meet Bethnal Green tube station 13:30 for walk to Whitechapel. Approx 3 miles,

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Thursday, 19 February 2015 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

For lesbians and gay men over 50.

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Thursday, 26 February 2015 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Mr Clive and Mr Page by Neil Bartlett.
(Plus in February the reading group will be celebrating their Fourth Anniversary as part of LGBT History Month.)

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 - 8:00pm
SLAGO Quiz

General knowledge quiz hosted by SLG. Part of the 2014–15 SLAGO Cup Competition.

Venue:
The Bread and Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ
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Tuesday, 17 March 2015 - 8:00pm
The Brief Encounter Mark Watson

Councillor Mark Watson is Cabinet member for Safety and Justice on Croydon Council. In 1993 he set up Stonewall Immigration, now the UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG). He's been UK Managing Director of Gay.com, and he's Executive Director of the UK Foundation for AIDS Research. In 2003 he climbed Kilimanjaro for charity.

Venue:
Spread Eagle, Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 7:00pm
Aurora meeting

Croydon's LGBT police consultation group (provisional date).

Venue:
Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
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Thursday, 26 March 2015 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Friday, 27 March 2015 - 7:00pm
SLAGO party

£5 entrance to include food. Come along and relax with members of the other SLAGO groups.

Venue:
The Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8JR
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Saturday, 11 April 2015 (All day)
SLAGO Awayday to Brighton

Our annual trip to Brighton for members of all SLAGO groups. More details later

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Thursday, 23 April 2015 - 7:30pm
SLAGO Ten-Pin Bowling

This event will count towards the 2014–15 SLAGO Cup Competition. Come along and support your group! Each player will have to pay £5, Spectators will be asked for a voluntary donation.

Venue:
Valley Park, Croydon.
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Thursday, 30 April 2015 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Trumpet by Jackie Kay.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 - 8:00pm
The Brief Encounter Kevin Maxwell

Gay, mixed-race, writer and advocate, former police officer. More details later.

Venue:
Spread Eagle, Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Thursday, 28 May 2015 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Valentine Grey by Sandi Toksvig.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thursday, 25 June 2015 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thursday, 30 July 2015 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Ruby Fruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thursday, 27 August 2015 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Smut by Alan Bennett

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thursday, 24 September 2015 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading group

Well be discussing Carol : Patricia Highsmith

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thursday, 29 October 2015 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Straightening Ali by Amjeed Kabil

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thursday, 26 November 2015 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Mrs Keppel and her Daughter by Diana Souhami

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thursday, 10 December 2015 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Briefs Encountered by Julian Clary

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET

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