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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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
Thursday, 30 April 2015 - 6:30pm
CAGS/SLG Dinner Party (Whitehall).

Ian is hosting a dinner party at the Civil Service Club, Meet in the bar from 6pm for a drink, dining at 7pm. dinner about £12 , excluding drinks and service. Dress: smart casual, tie optional. A joint event with SLG.

Venue:
Civil Service Club, 13 Great Scotland Yard, SW1A 2HJ (off Northumberland Ave & Whitehall) (Charing X or Embankment Tube).
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Friday, 1 May 2015 - 1:00pm
Rainbows Across Borders meeting

The regular monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers, plus AGM.

Venue:
CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB
Wednesday, 6 May 2015 - 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
Wednesday, 6 May 2015 - 12:00pm
SLG Visit to Walthamstow William Morris House & Garden

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.

Venue:
William Morris House, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, E17 4PP
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Saturday, 9 May 2015 - 10:00am
Mind Charity Walk Positive Steps.

Walk promoting health and wellbeing. Get involved with the Croydon community and advertise our group with a CAGS/LGBT Croydon t-shirt. 15 km (9 miles) starting at Lloyd Park 10 am. Register with Mind in advance: www.mindincroydon.org.uk/positive-steps.asp (but to gauge interest, please contact Chris first).

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Saturday, 9 May 2015 - 8:00pm
TransPals

The new name for Croydon Trans Group. Our regular event for all trans people at our usual venue.

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Tuesday, 12 May 2015 - 8:00pm
SLG meeting Don't Come Crying Home

William Fell-Holden introduces his new book recounting the harrowing tale of a boy's life in Dr Barnardo's orphanages.

Venue:
The Bread and Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ
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Wednesday, 13 May 2015 - 2:30pm
CAGS Committee Meeting

All CAGS members welcome.

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With Ross and Roger in Purley.
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Saturday, 16 May 2015 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Croydon's IDAHO celebration

Croydon's event on the eve of IDAHO, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Workshops, buffet lunch, a tribute to the work of our local LGBT police liaison officers, displays by local LGBT and other groups, and songs from our LGBT asylum seekers. Admission free.

Venue:
Bernard Weatherill House Community Space 8 Mint Walk Croydon CR0 1EA (behind the Town Hall & Clocktower Building).
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Further details:

Our celebration is on Sat May 16th (the day before IDAHO) in Bernard Weatherill House, from 11am. Invite your allies! Fully accessible. Further details and to reserve places contact catherine@naturalvoice.net.
Morning Workshops
11am Write your own Pride chant
or group discussion on social media campaigning
12 noon - Rainbow Reading Group - exploration of the impact of LGBTI literature, history, definitions, liberation.
or Interview recording of LGBT asylum seekers, plus comments from allies, for a Croydon Radio mini documentary.
1.00pm: Buffet lunch; visit local LGBT and other organisations’ stands.
1.45pm: Tribute to our local LGBT police liaison officers, celebrating their work in preventing and combatting LGBT hate crime.
2.00pm–4.00pm: Singing workshop for all our voices: learn harmony songs of relevance to our LGBT asylum seekers. Final recording, with Rainbows Across Borders Chorus, to be featured on Croydon Radio.

Saturday, 16 May 2015 - 12:00pm
CAGS Tennis Finals

Tennis finals

Venue:
National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace,
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Sunday, 17 May 2015 (All day)
IDAHO radio programme

IDAHO is commemorated worldwide on 17 May. There are plans for a programme about IDAHO on Croydon Radio, date and time to be confirmed.

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Monday, 18 May 2015 - 11:15am
CAGS Woolwich walk A stroll before Paul's party.

Meet outside ticket hall at Woolwich Arsenal station. We will either potter around or walk uphill to Paul's at Blackheath. If wet there is the naval museum close by and a bus up to Paul's. You can catch the 10:39 train from Charing X or 10:41 or 51 from London Bridge to Dartford. Make sure it stops at Woolwich Arsenal. We will wait for those who have said they are coming, London Bridge being problematic.

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Monday, 18 May 2015 - 1:30pm
CAGS Afternoon garden party

Paul welcomes the group for afternoon tea/coffee in Blackheath hopefully in the garden. 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 London Bridge then the 28 or 58 mins past the hour Dartford train to Blackheath.

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Tuesday, 19 May 2015 - 8:00pm
The Brief Encounter Kevin Maxwell.

Gay, mixed-race, Kevin Maxwell worked in the CID at Greater Manchester Police and subsequently as an intelligence officer with the Metropolitan Police Special Branch, where he protested successfully against the Met’s treatment of ethnic minorities. Since leaving the police, he has established himself as a writer, broadcaster and filmmaker, and an ambassador for equality and social justice.

Venue:
Spread Eagle, Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Thursday, 21 May 2015 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

For gay men and lesbians over 50.

Venue:
Mirch Masala, 40-42 South End, Croydon CR0 1DP
Thursday, 21 May 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, 22 May 2015 - 8:00pm
CAGS Theatre Trip The Pride

The play The Pride, about the lives of three gay characters in the 1950s and today. Cost £9

Venue:
South London Theatre 2A Norwood High Street SE27 9NS
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Saturday, 23 May 2015 - 7:30pm
CAGS buffet party

Peter M. has kindly offered to do a buffet party in Croydon, 7:30 pm until 11pm. £4 for the food, bring a bottle. Please let him know by 21st May if you are coming. A chance to get to know some of the group.

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Sunday, 24 May 2015 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Naturist Swim

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.

Venue:
University of London Union, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HY
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Wednesday, 27 May 2015 - 8:00pm
Croydon Area Gay society AGM

C.A.G.S annual general meeting to vote for your new committee. All welcome but only paid members can vote.

Venue:
The Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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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
Friday, 29 May 2015 - 8:00pm
SLAGO Liaison Committee

Representatives of the various SLAGO groups will discuss the programme for the months ahead. Please note change of date.

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South Wimbledon
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Saturday, 30 May 2015 - 2:30pm
CHE AGM and Conference

The Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality. Speakers will include Sue Sanders and Jeff Evans of Schools Out / LGBT History Month, talking about ways our organisations can work together. We'll be reviewing progress on Amiable Warriors and discussing future plans. All welcome, but it would help our planning if you could let us know if you intend to come. Refreshments provided.

Venue:
London Friend, 86 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DN
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Wednesday, 3 June 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, 5 June 2015 - 1:00pm
Rainbows Across Borders meeting

The regular monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers. Meetings start at 1pm at the CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, West Croydon (West Croydon Train Station & Tram Stop are a 5 minute walk to the CVA Resource Centre)

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Monday, 8 June 2015 - 12:15pm
CAGS Walk to Richmond Hill/Park

Meet Richmond station ticket hall at 12:15 for a superb walk up the hill and into Richmond Park with exhilarating views of the Thames and ending up at a stately old house eater for tea and scones or (light meals for under £10). We return descending via the lower slopes to the Thames.Round trip about 4-5 miles.Train from Clapham Junction (plat 5) at 11:58 (to Reading).Please let me know if coming......on the morning is fine. Chris

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Tuesday, 9 June 2015 - 8:00pm
SLG meeting Amiable Warriors

Author Peter Scott-Presland presents Volume One, A Space to Breathe, the story of the gay pioneers who founded the Campaign for Homosexual Equality, 1954-1973.

Venue:
The Bread and Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ
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Saturday, 13 June 2015 - 8:00pm
TransPals

The new name for Croydon Trans Group. Our regular event for all trans people at our usual venue.

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Monday, 15 June 2015 - 10:15am
CAGS Wandle Walk

Meet ticket hall at East Croydon Station at 10.15 a.m. to catch the X26 bus from Dingwall Road at 10.25. to travel to Carshalton. From Carshalton Ponds, wander along the Wandle northwards three miles until we reach Morden Hall Park where we will stop for a drinks and comfort break. (Anyone wishing to leave the walk at this point can get the tram back to Croydon from Phipps Bridge, adjacent to the park.) The walk will continue for a further mile or so, finishing at Merton Abbey Mills where we will have lunch at The William Morris. Return to Croydon either by tube from Colliers Wood (5 minutes walk) and train from Balham, or by tram from Morden Road (10 - 15 minutes walk or bus it).

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Thursday, 18 June 2015 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

For lesbians and gay men over 50

Venue:
The Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Saturday, 20 June 2015 (All day) to Sunday, 28 June 2015 (All day)
Croydon Heritage Festival

More details later

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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
Saturday, 27 June 2015 (All day)
London Pride

Parade runs from Baker Street to Whitehall, via Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square. Events in Trafalgar Square and Soho. More details later.

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London
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Wednesday, 1 July 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, 3 July 2015 - 1:00pm
Rainbows Across Borders meeting

Meetings start at 1pm at the CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, West Croydon (West Croydon Train Station & Tram Stop are a 5 minute walk to the CVA Resource Centre)

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Tuesday, 14 July 2015 - 8:00pm
SLG meeting Gender violence

Researcher Neil Levitan from Brunel University talks about the obstacles faced by youth workers in tacking Gender Violence with young people.

Venue:
The Bread & Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, London SW4 6DZ
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Thursday, 16 July 2015 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

for lesbians and gay men over 50.

Venue:
the Coach House Café, Coombe Wood, Conduit Lane, Croydon CR0 5RQ
Thursday, 16 July 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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Tuesday, 21 July 2015 - 8:00pm
The Brief Encounter Donald West

D. J. West has been a psychiatrist, criminologist, and pyschical researcher. His book Homosexuality was essential reading for all gay and lesbian people from the mid-1950s. Only much later, with the publication of his autobiography Gay Life Straight Work did he come out as gay himself.

Venue:
Upstairs at the Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Saturday, 25 July 2015 (All day)
Trans Pride

The annual celebration for all trans people. More details later.

Venue:
Brighton.
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
Saturday, 1 August 2015 (All day)
Brighton Pride

Pride parade, festival in Preston Park. More details later.

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Brighton.
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Wednesday, 5 August 2015 - 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
Thursday, 20 August 2015 - 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, 24 August 2015 (All day) to Sunday, 30 August 2015 (All day)
Over the Rainbow Film Festival

Redhill's second festival of LGBT Films. More details later.

Venue:
The Harlequin Theatre & Cinema, Warwick Quadrant, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1NN
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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
Wednesday, 2 September 2015 - 11:15am
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
Thursday, 17 September 2015 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

For lesbians and gay men over 50.

Venue:
The Sir Julian Huxley, 152-154 Addington Road, Selsdon CR2 8LB (to be confirmed)
Saturday, 19 September 2015 (All day)
SLAGO Away Day to Whitstable

Leaving London around 10 am. More details later

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Thursday, 24 September 2015 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading group

Well be discussing Carol by Patricia Highsmith.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Wednesday, 7 October 2015 - 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
Thursday, 22 October 2015 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

for lesbians and gay men over 50.

Venue:
Venue to be confirmed.
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
Wednesday, 4 November 2015 - 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
Thursday, 19 November 2015 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

For lesbians and gay men over 50.

Venue:
Toby Carvery, Purley Oaks, 415 Brighton Road, South Croydon CR2 6ES (to be confirmed)
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
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

For gay men and lesbians over 50.

Venue:
Venue to be confirmed.

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