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, 22 July 2017 - 4:00pm
CAGS Garden Party

Alan and Reg kindly invite you to their Garden Party in Anerley (Norwood Junction nearest station) 16:00 to sundown, or if not in the green room. Bring your own drink and £3 food donation.

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Thursday, 27 July 2017 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thursday, 27 July 2017 - 8:00pm
South Norwood Play 'Rise and fall of Little Voice'

This comedy is a story of a shy, reclusive girl named Little Voice and her larger than life, out of control mother Mari. Book your ticket online via http://www.southlondontheatre.co.uk/ or on 07701 055 602. £12, £9 conc's.

Venue:
South London Theatre, Stanley Halls, 12A South Norwood Hill, SE25 6AB. (Norwood Junction Station).
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Saturday, 29 July 2017 - 10:30am
Service of celebration

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967. All Welcome. Followed by Reception. Be there by 09:45 to make sure you get in ! preacher Mark Oakley and music by the Pink Singers.

Venue:
St Martin-in-the-Fields Church, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JH
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Wednesday, 2 August 2017 - 11:45am
Silver Rainbow Lunch (EARLIER TIME !)

Two-course lunch for LGBT people over 50. £7. You must PHONE UNACC on 020 8771 6886 by 12 noon Tuesday. Mention you're with Silver Rainbow. Roast Chicken OR veggie option is Homemade vegetable pie both with roast potatoes,veg & stuffing, Film day ' How to Marry a Millionaire' so earlier lunch start 12ish.

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

Monthly meeting for all LGBT asylum seekers.

Venue:
CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Saturday, 5 August 2017 - 12:30pm
Morden Walk / Afternoon tea with S.L.G group

Meet outside Morden Underground Station in time to leave at 12.30pm for lunch across the road at Cafe Bar La Lavella, 63, London Rd, SM14 5HT. Then on to Morden Hall Park, 020 8642 (National Trust) with free entry. Walk about 2 miles including the rose garden, second hand book shop, river Wandle and garden centre. Then by bus to Roy's in Sutton for afternoon tea.(£3) Book in advance.

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Saturday, 12 August 2017 - 11:00am
Chichester Cathedral Visit

Catch the 10.36 train from Victoria to Chichester (Clapham Junction 10.42, East Croydon 10.53) arriving at 12.04. Lunch in The Dolphin & Anchor (Wetherspoons), West Street, PO19 8EL then spend the afternoon in the cathedral and gardens. Free entry. Optional extra visit by bus to Tangmere Military Aviation Museum £9, £7 concs. Return early evening.

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly Meeting

A meeting for all CAGS members and their friends.Group discussion on being gay at work and in different cultures. Come and join in the lively debate. Last discussion attracted twenty people.

Venue:
The Spread Eagle. Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Thursday, 17 August 2017 - 7:30pm
3F (OneBodyOneFaith) Meeting

7 for 7.30pm Dave Morton will be talking about Oasis (church & charity). Meeting at St Botolph’s Church, near Aldgate tube.

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Sunday, 20 August 2017 - 3:00pm
Band stand Concert at Clapham

Free concert by Lambeth Wind Orchestra at Clapham Common Bandstand 3pm to 5pm.

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Monday, 21 August 2017 - 10:00am
CAGS Walk / Picnic

Matthew will lead a walk from East Croydon station (booking hall) at 10.00.Maximum of 6 miles with some gentle hills. Picnic lunch at end so bring some food and drink.Probably Tram to New Addington then walk via Finkelhole? onto Farleigh Common (Pub there) then bus back to Croydon.

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Thursday, 24 August 2017 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch Club

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

Venue:
Crown & Sceptre, Junction Road, South Croydon CR2 6RB
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Sunday, 27 August 2017 - 2:30pm
CAGS / SLAGO Garden Party

The annual 'Mardi on the Grass' in Purley. Food provided, music by 'Cross the Line'. Tickets (£5) need to be ordered in advance.Buy at a CAGS meeting or write with your cheque payable to CAGS, ℅ 3 Thanescroft Gardens, Croydon CR0 5JR (postal address only; 'CAGS') by 14th August. Please bring a bottle.

Venue:
Purley - the address is on the tickets.
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 - 12:30pm
EXHIBITION:Tunnel :The Archaeology of Crossrail

12.30 & 2pm Docklands.Range of archaeological objects unearthed by Crossrail. Free admission Museum of London Docklands. Optional lunch first (meet inside) at the Ledger Building pub (Lloyds/Weatherspoons) 4 Hertsmere Road, West India Quay, E14 4AL. (DLR West India Quay). Afterwards meet at 2.00pm at the museum, No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, E14 4AL.

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Thursday, 31 August 2017 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Spectacles by Sue Perkins.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Friday, 1 September 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).
Saturday, 2 September 2017 (All day)
SLAGO day trip to Amberley

We will meet up with members of TAGS (The Arun Gay Society) and S.L.G.to visit the Amberley Transport Museum and Heritage Centre, A nostalgic trip back to England in perhaps the 1940's or so with old shops,garage, tram, vintage bus etc.(Similar to Crich or Beamish ). Catch the 09:53 from East Croydon (Clapham Junc 9:42) Hopefully a group ticket will be approx.£10 each. We return on the 18:17 train from Amberley.back at East Croy about 19:30. 3 people can go on a rail groupsave for £14 each.I have bought some tickets ASK.

Venue:
Chris 0208 898 1405
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Tuesday, 5 September 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, 6 September 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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Thursday, 7 September 2017 - 7:00pm
Aurora meeting

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

Venue:
Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET (Room to be confirmed)
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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 - 8:00pm
SLG monthly meeting A Boxful of Ideas

Speakers from Paradise Press give readings from their recently published anthology of writing by members of the Gay Authors Workshop.' Bread & Roses', 68 Clapham Manor Street, London SW4 6DZ (nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common).

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Saturday, 16 September 2017 - 8:00pm
CAGS Cheese and Wine Party

at chairman David's house in South Croydon. Bring a bottle and £3.00 towards the cost of the food.

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly Meeting

Group member Peter Matthews will give a talk on London cemeteries and the famous people (including LGBT people who are buried there). Copies will be available of Peter's new book.

Venue:
Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
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Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch Club

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

Venue:
Sir Julian Huxley, Addington Road, Selsdon CR2 8LB (Wetherspoons).
Further details:

Take no.64 bus from East Croydon to Old Farleigh Road. Drivers use Sainsbury’s car park

Friday, 22 September 2017 - 8:00pm
SLAGO Liaison Committee

Representatives of the various SLAGO groups (including CAGS and SLG) will discuss the programme for the months ahead. Speak to Ross or Roger if you have an idea as to what SLAGO could be doing,

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South Wimbledon
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Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Friday, 29 September 2017 - 7:30pm
SLAGO Party

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

Venue:
The Calthorpe Arms, (upstairs room), 252 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8JR
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Tuesday, 3 October 2017 - 10:30am to Sunday, 8 October 2017 - 8:00pm
BERLIN TRIP with SLG group

Several members have arranged to visit Berlin at the beginning of October and would be happy for more members to join them, but everyone needs to make their own travel arrangements, insurance and hotel booking. Tuesday 3 October to Sunday 8 October. Direct flights are provided by BA, Easyjet, Ryanair and Eurowings. The preferred hotel is: Mercure Hotel Berlin Zentrum, Fugger str 8, 10777 Berlin,Other hotels in Berlin with different prices. (It is probably easier to use a booking agent like Expedia for the hotel and book direct with the airline for the flights.)

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Wednesday, 4 October 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, 6 October 2017 - 1:00pm
Rainbows Across Borders Monthly Meeting

The monthly meeting for all LGBT asylum seekers. Black History Month.

Venue:
CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly Meeting

A meeting for all CAGS members and their friends. Peter Scott-Presland will be talking about the history and future of Pride.

Venue:
The Spread Eagle. Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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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
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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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
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 - 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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Thursday, 9 November 2017 - 7:00pm
Aurora meeting and AGM

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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Thursday, 16 November 2017 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch Club

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

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

John Carter, a confirmed atheist, will give a critique of religion from an LGBT perspective. He has promised to send me a title and an outline later. (The week before he talks to us, he will be speaking to the SLG meeting about Jean Genet.)

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