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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Monday, 1 February 2016 (All day) to Monday, 29 February 2016 (All day)
History Month displays in Croydon Library

There will once again be displays in the Library throughout the month commemorating LGBT history and showcasing local LGBT organisations. See photos at http://lgbt-croydon.org.uk/lgbthm-2016.

Venue:
Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, CR9 1ET
Tuesday, 2 February 2016 (All day) to Saturday, 27 February 2016 (All day)
LGBT History Month Trail

Visit the Museum of Croydon and discover the life and stories of LGBT people in Croydon. Collect the trail from the Museum of Croydon gallery. Every Tuesday to Saturday throughout the month, 10:30am to 5pm. No charge.

Venue:
Museum of Croydon, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET
Thursday, 4 February 2016 (All day) to Thursday, 18 February 2016 (All day)
LGBT films at the David Lean

Grandma Thu 4th 2:30 and 7:30; A Girl at my Door Tue 9th 7:30; The Danish Girl Tue 16th 2:30 (subtitles for people with hearing loss) and Thu 18th, 11:00 and 7:30.

Venue:
David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katherine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET
Tuesday, 9 February 2016 - 8:00pm
SLG Meeting Carve their names with Pride

Writer and social historian Stephen Bourne talks about some of the gay men who helped Britain win the Second World War. Please note change of venue.

Venue:
The Railway Tavern, 18 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UR
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 8:00pm
SLAGO Pub Evening

Members of the various SLAGO groups will gather in Croydon.

Venue:
The Dog and Bull, 24 Surrey Street, Croydon CR0 1RG
Friday, 12 February 2016 - 7:30pm
Comedy with Rosie Wilby Is Monogamy Dead?

The latest show by Rosie Wilby, lesbian comedian. "Hilarious... Jo Brand-meets-Eddie Izzard comedy free-styling… Will have you laughing so much your lungs will feel like they've had a workout." £10. Book direct on 020 8781 1134.

Venue:
Upstairs at the Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Saturday, 13 February 2016 - 8:00pm
TransPALS

Our regular event for all trans people at our usual venue.

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Sunday, 14 February 2016 - 12:00pm
Naturist Swim

Join James of SLG for a naturist swim. Admission £5. Strictly naturist. Nearest station: Goodge Street.

Venue:
University of London Student Central, Malet St, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HY
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Monday, 15 February 2016 - 2:30pm
CAGS Committee Meeting

All members welcome, or speak to any Committee member if you'd like to raise an issue.

Venue:
With Ross and Roger in Purley.
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Wednesday, 17 February 2016 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Family event at Croydon Museum All the colours of the rainbow

Making mobiles at the Museum of Croydon. Drop in, free family fun for LGBT History Month! Two sessions: 11–1 and 2–4.

Venue:
Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET
Thursday, 18 February 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

For LGBT people over 50. If you've not been to a Silver Rainbow lunch before why not ring us on 07594 572 623 or email info@silverrainbow.org.uk so we can look out for you.

Venue:
The Boulevard, 7/8 Ruskin Parade, Selsdon Road, South Croydon, CR2 6PW
Thursday, 18 February 2016 - 7:00pm
3F Meeting

Gill and Garth Hewitt talking and singing about the Amos Trust, challenging injustice, building hope and positive change, and the annual arts, faith and justice festival Greenbelt. 3F is the central London Fellowship of LGCM, the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement.

Venue:
St Botolph's Church, Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1AB
Monday, 22 February 2016 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Day Conference: Supporting LGBTQ+ Young People

For professionals working with LGBTQ+ young people. Speakers, workshops and films focusing on the voices and experiences of LGBTQ+ young people; top tips on how to support them, from speakers who are professionals in this field; signposting to services for further training. To book a place, email your name, place of work, job title and contact number to Isabel Toms-Whittle, Thebridge@croydon.gov.uk, 07734 778 677.

Venue:
Community Space, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA
Monday, 22 February 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Seminar: Community arts, youth work and resilience

Booking required. Email communitymusiccroydon@gmail.com

Venue:
Room F10, Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
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Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - 2:00pm
Amiable Warriors

Peter Scott-Presland will be talking about the origins of CHE and his book Amiable Warriors. An LGBT History Month event.

Venue:
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew TW9 4DU
Thursday, 25 February 2016 (All day) to Sunday, 28 February 2016 (All day)
National Festival of LGBT History

Various events, including an Academic Conference. Ross Burgess will be speaking.

Venue:
Manchester, various venues.
Thursday, 25 February 2016 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be reading Carrington : A Life By Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Saturday, 27 February 2016 - 2:30pm
Local film showing Carol

Romantic drama based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith (which was a Rainbow Reading Group book of the month recently). An additional showing as the January showings were fully booked. Book online via TicketSource - https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/davidleancroydon.

Venue:
David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katherine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET
Tuesday, 1 March 2016 - 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, 2 March 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

12:00 for 12:30 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
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Monday, 7 March 2016 - 7:00pm
Aurora meeting

Croydon's LGBT Police Consultation Group.

Venue:
Room F4, Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
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Tuesday, 8 March 2016 - 8:00pm
SLG Meeting Terry Sanderson

Author and campaigner Terry Sanderson
presents his new book Adventures of a Happy Homosexual recounting his experiences of gay life in Britain over the past 40 years.

Venue:
The Railway Tavern, 18 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UR
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Wednesday, 9 March 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Croydon LGBT Steering Group

Representatives of Croydon's LGBT groups will review LGBT History Month events, and plan for the future. For more details contact Yvonne Okiyo, Croydon Council Equality Officer, at Yvonne.Okiyo@croydon.gov.uk.

Venue:
Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA
Saturday, 12 March 2016 - 8:00pm
CAGS wine and cheese party

Bring a bottle and £3.

Venue:
With David in park Hill
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Saturday, 12 March 2016 - 8:00pm
TransPALS

Our regular event for all trans people at our usual venue.

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Tuesday, 15 March 2016 - 8:00pm
The Brief Encounter Del Campbell

Del is a project leader at the Terrence Higgins Trust, who are planning to set up a sexual health clinic near East Croydon Station. No charge, open to all. Organised by Croydon Area Gay Society.

Venue:
Upstairs at the Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Thursday, 17 March 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

Silver Rainbow Lunch mainly for lesbians and gay men over 50 but anybody else is welcome to the pubs.

Venue:
The Pear Tree (formerly The Rectory), 908-912 Brighton Road, Purley CR8 2LN
Sunday, 20 March 2016 - 7:30pm
Blackheath production Haydon's Creation

Paul from Blackheath is singing in Haydon's Creation.He encourages people to go.Contact him for more details.

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Thursday, 31 March 2016 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be reading A Place Called Winter By Patrick Gale

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Friday, 1 April 2016 - 7:00pm
CAGS Classical Music Evening

Music Evening at Geoff's in Caterham. £3 towards refreshments.NOTE ....EARLIER START AT 19:00 to begin music at 19:30.

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Wednesday, 6 April 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

12:00 for 12:30 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
Saturday, 16 April 2016 (All day)
SLAGO awayday to Brighton

Our annual trip to Brighton for members of all SLAGO groups. Catching the 11:07 train from Victoria. Lunch 12:30pm at Cafe Bella, St James's Street. Evening meal 5:30 at the Post and Telegraph, West Street, optional theatre visit to see Horrible Histories.

Venue:
Brighton
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Saturday, 16 April 2016 - 7:30pm
CAGS Buffet Party

Party at Peter's in Selson/South Croydon. £4 towards food and bring a bottle. Please ring Peter in advance. Early start and ends 11pm.

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Tuesday, 19 April 2016 - 8:00pm
SLAGO Pub Evening

Members of the various SLAGO groups will gather in Croydon. Note that these events have been switched to the third Wednesday of alternate months.

Venue:
The Dog and Bull, 24 Surrey Street, Croydon CR0 1RG
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Thursday, 21 April 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

Social lunch for over 50's lesbian and gay men. All welcome just turn up at the venue at 12:00.

Venue:
A Torre, 19 Westow Street, Upper Norwood, SE19 3RY
Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We''ll be discussing The Magician’s Assistant By Ann Patchett

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Wednesday, 4 May 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

12:00 for 12:30 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
Friday, 6 May 2016 - 8:00pm
SLAGO Liaison Committee

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

Venue:
South Wimbledon
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Tuesday, 17 May 2016 - 8:00pm
The Brief Encounter Matt Cook

Dr Matt Cook is an historian at Birkbeck College, specialising in the history of sexuality, and editor of A gay history of Britain. Open to all, no charge. Organised by Croydon Area Gay Society.

Venue:
Upstairs at the Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Thursday, 19 May 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

For LGBT people over 50. Just turn up.

Venue:
Toby Carvery, Upper Elmers End Road, Eden Park, BR3 3HQ
Saturday, 21 May 2016 - 2:30pm
CHE AGM and Annual Conference

Speakers will include Terry Sanderson. Refreshments provided. No charge, but it would help our planning if you let us know you intend to come along.

Venue:
London Friend, 86 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DN
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Monday, 23 May 2016 - 8:00pm
CAGS AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Croydon Area Gay Society. All paid-up members welcome. Discuss the achievements of the past year and plans for the future, Elect the new Officers and Committee.

Venue:
To be confirmed
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Thursday, 26 May 2016 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be reading 'Ballad of Reading Gaol ' By Oscar Wilde

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Wednesday, 1 June 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

12:00 for 12:30 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
Further details:

Council run lunch. Do come along to help support this.

Thursday, 16 June 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

Silver Rainbow Lunch for lesbians and gay men over 50.

Venue:
Sir Julian Huxley, Addington Road, Selsdon
Saturday, 18 June 2016 (All day) to Sunday, 26 June 2016 (All day)
Croydon Heritage Festival Undiscovered Croydon

CAGS has been invited to get involved again this year.

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Thursday, 30 June 2016 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing 'The Friendly Young Ladies' By Mary Renault

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Wednesday, 6 July 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

Council run lunch.For lesbians and gaymen over 50. Advance booking required. 12:00 for 12:30 Cost £7 pay on the day.info@silverrainbow.org.uk or leave a message on 07594 572 623.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London S
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 - 8:00pm
The Brief Encounter Mansel Stimpson

Mansel Stimpson has been a film critic for What's on in London and Gay Times. He's currently chief reviewer and co-editor of the annual Film Review (http://www.filmreviewdaily.com/). He will be talking about his life and his experiences of gay life in the 1970s. as described in his book No Drum To Beat, published in 2014 but written 30 years before. No charge, open to all.

Venue:
Upstairs at the Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Thursday, 21 July 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

Silver rainbow lunch for the mainly over 50's lesbian and gaymen. Open to all.

Venue:
Coach House Café, Conduit Lane, Coombe Wood
Thursday, 28 July 2016 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be reading James Miranda Barry By Patricia Duncker

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Wednesday, 3 August 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

12:00 for 12:30 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, 18 August 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

Mainly for lesbians and gay men over 50 but its a sociable lunch, open to all.Just turn up.

Venue:
Crown & Sceptre, Junction Road, South Croydon
Thursday, 25 August 2016 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be reading 'The Gracekeepers' By Kirsty Logan

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Wednesday, 7 September 2016 - 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
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Thursday, 22 September 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

Silver rainbow lunch for the mainly over 50's Lesbian and gaymen but all welcome at venue see below.

Venue:
tbc
Thursday, 29 September 2016 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing 'Mr Loverman' By Bernardine Evaristo

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Wednesday, 5 October 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

for the over 50's lesbians and gaymen. £7. Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk or leave a message on 07594 572 623.

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Thursday, 20 October 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

Silver rainbow lunch for the mainly over 50's lesbian and gaymen but all welcome.

Venue:
tbc
Thursday, 27 October 2016 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing 'The City of Devi 'By Manil Suri

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Wednesday, 2 November 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

12:00 for 12:30 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 November 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

Silver Rainbow Lunch for the mainly over 50's lesbian and gaymen.

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tbc
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Saturday, 19 November 2016 (All day)
Trans Day of Remembrance event (Croydon)

More details nearer the date.

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Sunday, 20 November 2016 - 12:30pm
Trans Day of Remembrance event (London)

More details to follow.

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Thursday, 24 November 2016 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing 'In a Strange Room'' By Damon Galgut

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thursday, 1 December 2016 (All day)
World AIDS Day

Commemorated worldwide.

Venue:
Wednesday, 7 December 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

12:00 for 12:30. for lesbians and gay men over 50. Booking required in advance. £7 payable on the day. info@silverrainbow.org.uk or leave a message on 07594 572 623.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre 26 Avenue Road London SE25 4DX
Thursday, 8 December 2016 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Alexander McQueen : Beneath the Skin By Andrew Wilson

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thursday, 22 December 2016 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

For lesbians and gay men over 50.

Venue:
T.B.C. (Possibly a Christmas Lunch at the Kingswood Arms)

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