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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Wednesday, 29 October 2014 - 7:45pm
Play 'A Clergyman's Daughter'

Play based on George Orwell's novel about a repressed young woman and her progress back to respectability following a nervous breakdown and destitution. Features SLG member Bill Boyd. Presented by the Southside Players.Tickets cost £10.00, or £7.50 for concessions.Book by calling 07914 657 524. or online at www.southsideplayers.org.uk/tickets.

Venue:
Chestnut Grove School, Boundaries Road, Balham SW12.
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Thursday, 30 October 2014 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

Croydon's LGBT reading group. We'll be discussing Leaving Tangiers by Tahar Ben Jellou.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thursday, 30 October 2014 - 8:00pm
SLAGO Quiz

The first event in the SLAGO cup season for 2013–14

Venue:
Spread Eagle, Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Friday, 31 October 2014 - 6:30pm
Rainbows across Borders 'Finding Home' production Southwark LGBT

Black History Month Closing Night. 'Rage and Desire' presents the film “Finding Home”. 7pm - 9pm (doors open 6.30pm for food & wine). Has involved members of Rainbows Across Borders and their Chorus will be performing on the night. Shows the lives of BME migrant, refugee and asylum seekers, which gives voice to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people who have made Southwark their home, offering future role models. More info. and to book tickets https://rage-and-desires-presents-finding-home.eventbrite

Venue:
Keyworth Building, Main Theatre Keyworth Street London, SE1 6NG
Saturday, 1 November 2014 - 10:00am
Cutting Edge Consortium Conference Equality and Religious Freedom: Equipping Activists for a Changing World

Workshop and plenary sessions with LGBTQ activists,representatives from faith groups, trade unions, humanist and secular organisations. Tickets £25 (£15 unwaged). Book your ticket as soon as possible from cuttingedgeconsortium1@googlemail.com or 07944 657841. Postponed from 5 April

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Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
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The Cutting Edge Consortium comprises different organisations working for the elimination of any faith-based homophobia/transphobia and institutionalised prejudice towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people.

Monday, 3 November 2014 - 11:00am
CAGS Imperial War museum visit

Meet at the Imperial War Museum at 11:00 for a two hour visit.Followed by a meal at the Horse & Stables pub 124,Westminster Bridge Road. All welcome

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Tuesday, 4 November 2014 - 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, 5 November 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
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Friday, 7 November 2014 - 1:00pm
Rainbows Across Borders meeting

The regular monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers.

Venue:
CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB
Friday, 7 November 2014 - 8:00pm
SLAGO Liaison Committee

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

Venue:
South Wimbledon
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Saturday, 8 November 2014 - 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, 10 November 2014 - 11:00am
CAGS 'Autumn Colours' Walk, Chipstead to Kingswood.

Catch the 10:37 Tattenham Corner (bound) train from East Croydon Station to Chipstead due 10:57. We will wait at station until 11.15 am for anyone who has told me that they are definitely coming. Then we shall walk to car park in Holly Lane ( 5 mins.from station ). Leisurely walk over Park Downs, which offers splendid views of Banstead Wood before heading into Kingswood, where there is a pub close to the station. The total distance is three and a half miles. We should arrive in Kingswood not later than 1.00 pm.

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Tuesday, 11 November 2014 - 7:00pm
Aurora meeting To include Aurora's AGM

Croydon's LGBT police consultation group.

Venue:
Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
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Wednesday, 12 November 2014 - 2:30pm
CAGS Committee Meeting

All CAGS members welcome, but please let David know you're coming.

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With David in Park Hill.
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Friday, 14 November 2014 - 6:30pm
CAGS Bring and share party

Bring some food and a bottle to share with other guests. You should bring a plate/plastic box with food amount equivalent to what you will eat yourself. Eg.. choose a Quiche, salad, cakes, sausages, crisps, sandwiches etc. Note the earlier starting time.

Venue:
West Norwood.
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Tuesday, 18 November 2014 (All day)
LGBT History Month pre-launch

Pre-launch event for LGBT History Month 2015. More details later.

Venue:
Museum of St John, St John’s Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4DA
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 - 8:00pm
The Brief Encounter LGBT election hustings

Representatives of the main political parties will present their case and answer questions in advance of next year's General Election.

Venue:
Spread Eagle, Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Thursday, 20 November 2014 (All day)
Trans Day of Remembrance

Remember trans people throughout the world who have suffered by murder or suicide.

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Thursday, 20 November 2014 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

see below (now confirmed as)

Venue:
Coombe Lodge, 104 Coombe Road, Croydon CR0 5RB.
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Thursday, 20 November 2014 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

For lesbians and gay men over 50.

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Venue to be confirmed.
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Thursday, 20 November 2014 - 9:30pm
3F meeting Surat Knan

Talk by Surat Knan, genderqueer activist and founder of Rainbow Jews.

Venue:
St Botolph's Church, Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1AB
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Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 2:00pm
Trans Day of Remembrance in Croydon

Croydon's TDOR event is being held on the Saturday after the actual day, so that more people can come to it. Optionally meet at 1pm for lunch at Croydon Clocktower Cafe. The ceremony starts at 2pm on the first floor of the Library. For more details, see www.tdor.org.uk/2014-events.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 - 12:15pm
CAGS Lunchtime Concert (free) .

Free music concert by pianist Anna Fedorova. Playing Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninov. Meet Tom by the church entrance steps about 12:15 to gain early admission. Programme lasts one hour and group lunch will follow nearby.

Venue:
St Martins-in-the field (Trafalgar Square)
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Wednesday, 26 November 2014 - 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. 3 course Christmas dinner £15 , 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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Thursday, 27 November 2014 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

Croydon's LGBT reading group. We'll be discussing Why be happy when you could be normal? by Jeannette Winterson.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
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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Friday, 5 December 2014 - 1:00pm
Rainbows Across Borders meeting

The regular monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers.

Venue:
CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB
Friday, 5 December 2014 - 8:00pm
CAGS 'Love, Loss and the Night',

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

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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
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 (provisional date).

Venue:
Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
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Saturday, 31 January 2015 - 2:30pm
SLAGO Table Tennis tournament

Date to be confirmed. 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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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
Saturday, 14 February 2015 (All day) to Sunday, 15 February 2015 (All day)
First festival of LGBT History

More details later

Venue:
Manchester
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Tuesday, 3 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 Speaker to be announced

More details later

Venue:
Spread Eagle, Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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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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

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