LGBT Croydon

Resources and support groups for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans people in the London Borough of Croydon

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Wednesday, 1 February 2017 (All day) to Tuesday, 28 February 2017 (All day)
LGBT History Month Library Displays

CAGS and other local LGBT groups will mount their usual displays in Central Library. Ground floor and first floor, near the escalators.

Venue:
Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Wednesday, 1 February 2017 (All day) to Tuesday, 28 February 2017 (All day)
LGBT History Month 2017

Events throughout the month. More details later.

Thursday, 23 February 2017 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing The Persian Boy by Mary Renault.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thursday, 23 February 2017 - 6:00pm
A Cup of LGBT History

Including a behind the scenes tour of the Surrey History Centre to see how the county's heritage is being preserved, and a number of short talks from Outline, Surrey's LGBT support organisation, and Professor Peter Hegarty of the University of Surrey. Free admission, no booking required. Refreshments.

Venue:
The Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking Surrey, GU21 6ND
Further details:

Peter on 020 8777 1898.

Friday, 24 February 2017 - 11:00am
EXHIBITION: Maps and the 20th Century.

Meet 11.00 am St Pancras British Library main foyer. Drawing the Line; see how maps made the world we live in.96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB. Senior concs £10, other concs £5. Reassemble at the main entrance at 12.30pm for optional lunch in Euston Flyer pub, opposite the Library in Euston Road.

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Saturday, 25 February 2017 - 7:00pm
Paradise Press event

Paradise Press authors read poetry and prose. Light refreshments available.

Venue:
New Cross Learning, 283–285 New Cross Road, London SE1 6AS
Wednesday, 1 March 2017 - 11:00am
S.L.G visit to Design Museum Kensington

Newly opened museum devoted to architecture & design. Free entry (charges apply for special exhibitions).Followed by optional lunch about 1pm at Il Portico restaurant, 277 Kensington High Street, W8 6NA

Venue:
224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 6AG, near the entrance of Holland Park. (High Street Kensington tube or Kensington Olympia tube/train.)
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Wednesday, 1 March 2017 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

12:00 for 12:30 for LGBT people over 50. £7. Booking required: phone Tom with your choice of main course.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre 26 Avenue Road London SE25 4DX
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Further details:

Today's menu: Shepherd's Pie, OR:
Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Pancakes with White Sauce.
Both with Peas, Potatoes and Carrots.
Dessert: Apple Crumble with Custard or Ice Cream.

Friday, 3 March 2017 - 1:00pm
Rainbows Across Borders Monthly Meeting

Fri 3 Mar 2017, 1:00pm Monthly Meeting for asylum seekers.

Venue:
CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
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Friday, 3 March 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,

Venue:
South Wimbledon
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Tuesday, 7 March 2017 - 8:00pm
Balham pub evening with SLAGO

Inter-group pub evening in the Balham Wetherspoons. Food available until 10pm.

Venue:
The Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road, SW12 0BP (opposite Balham tube and rail stations).
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Wednesday, 8 March 2017 - 7:30pm to Sunday, 9 April 2017 - 6:00pm
Southern Baptist Sissies Play

Southern Baptist Sissies is a play by Del Shores about the unforgettable story of four boys growing up gay in a religious community in Dallas, Texas. Hilarious, wildly imaginative play, their lives from eight years old to adulthood as they veer between friendship, sex & estrangement.

Venue:
Above the Stag, 17 Miles Street, London SW8 1RZ
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Further details:

Tickets may be booked online at www.abovethestag.com

Wednesday, 8 March 2017 - 7:30pm
FILM Manchester by the Sea

After his brother dies, an uncle is obliged to return home to care for his nephew and is forced to recall painful memories from his past. Meet at box office. ( Preceded by an optional meal at 6pm in The George (Wetherspoon’s),George Street, CR0 1LA. Tickets £8.00, (concs £6.50).

Venue:
David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon.
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Saturday, 11 March 2017 - 8:00pm
CAGS Cheese and Wine Party

Once again David opens up his house for a cheese and wine party. £3 plus a bottle of your choice.

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Contact David on 020 8686 1550 to book your place. Leave a message if he's not in.

Monday, 13 March 2017 - 7:00pm
Aurora meeting

Croydon's LGBT+ police consultation group.

Venue:
Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET (room to be confirmed)
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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 - 8:00pm
SLAGO quiz (S.L.G.Monthly meeting )

General knowledge quiz for members of all the SLAGO groups. Hosted by SLG.8.00pm the Railway Tavern.(Meeting room is upstairs)

Venue:
The Railway Tavern, 18 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UR.close to Clapham North tube and Clapham High Street Overground, by the railway bridge on the corner of Voltaire Road.
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Thursday, 16 March 2017 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch Club

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

Venue:
The White Lion, 3 Farleigh Road, Warlingham CR6 9EG
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Further details:

403 bus towards Warlingham from opposite the Whitgift Centre or outside Fairfield Halls. Get off at Warlingham Green. The journey takes approximately 25 minutes. Car park available.

Thursday, 16 March 2017 - 7:00pm
3F LGCM London Fellowship Meeting

7.00 for 7.30pm Aldgate. Jeffrey Weeks talks about LGBT history and about his book “Coming Out”. Meeting at St Botolph’s
Church, very near Aldgate tube.

Venue:
St Botolph’s Church, very near Aldgate tube.
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Thursday, 16 March 2017 - 7:45pm
PLAY Moonlight and Magnolias (Putney)

Hollywood 1939. David O. Selznick isn’t happy with how things are going on his production of Gone with the Wind so he calls in Ben Hecht to rewrite the screenplay. £14, concs £10.

Venue:
Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, Putney, SW15 6AW.
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Saturday, 18 March 2017 - 7:30pm
Comedy at the Spread Eagle Rosie Wilby: The Conscious Uncoupling

A brand new comedy, theatre and storytelling show, performed by Radio 4 and festival regular Rosie Wilby.

Venue:
Upstairs at the Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Monday, 20 March 2017 - 10:00am
CAGS walk

Meet Matthew in booking hall at East Croydon station at 10am From station party will walk via Vanguard Way, to Warlingham Green for lunch at White Lion pub.Then return by Bus 403 to Croydon.This walk takes us through Lloyd Park, Littenheath Wood, back of Forestdale, Selsdon Wood and Farleigh Wood to Warlingham. About 6 ml (9km). Some hills but not as bad as Woldingham walk !

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - 6:30pm
Spread Eagle Meal

Why not have a meal in the pub before the main meeting (see below). Meet 18:30 in restaurant area.

Venue:
Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - 7:45pm
The Big CAGS Get Together

Prompt 8pm start please. First of our new series of monthly meetings.The group has taken on many new members recently so sitting in a circle with name tags will give a good chance for people to tell the group about themselves.This is not compulsory but hopefully most of you will join in. Hopefully we shall have a good cross section of members... women, trans gender, asian, african, caribbean and old timers like myself who may wish to speak about their past so that we can understand each other a little better. After introductions, topics can be chosen for future meetings. I will start with one...Forced OUTING......the day my sister went down my drawers ! You may have your own 'Exposed' stories to tell. ......Chris

Venue:
Spread Eagle pub (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
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Friday, 24 March 2017 - 12:30pm
S.L.G Lunch. Vauxhall

PORTUGUESE RESTAURANT 12.30pm ] (Vauxhall train and tube). Cuisine at reasonable prices.

Venue:
Vauxhall Estrela Bar and Restaurant, (Upstairs dining room), 111 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1UZ. [corner Meadow Place
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Friday, 24 March 2017 - 7:30pm
CAGS Classical Music Evening

Classical Music Evening at Geoff's in Caterham. 7.30 for 8.

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Tuesday, 28 March 2017 - 10:30am
Royal Academy Exhibition

Paintings..America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s (During the US Great Depression). Meet at the Royal Academy entrance in Piccadilly, W1J 0BD £12 (£11 if over 60), followed by optional lunch.

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Thursday, 30 March 2017 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing The Crime Writer by Jill Dawson.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Wednesday, 5 April 2017 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

12:00 for 12:30 for LGBT people over 50. £7. Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk or phone Tom with your choice of main course.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre 26 Avenue Road London SE25 4DX
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Friday, 7 April 2017 - 1:00pm
Rainbows Across Borders Monthly Meeting

Monthly Meeting for asylum seekers

Venue:
Venue: CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
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Friday, 7 April 2017 - 1:00pm
Rainbows Across Borders Meeting

Monthly meeting for asylum seekers and their supporters.

Venue:
CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 - 8:00pm
S.L.G Monthly Meeting

The Leather Scene Today: Members from London Leathermen talk about the aims, activities and events of the gay leather communities in the UK and abroad.

Venue:
Railway Tavern. 18 Clapham High Street, SW4 7UR,(Clapham North tube or High Street Overground)
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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly meeting

The second in our new series of monthly meetings, normally on the third Tuesday of each month. More details later.

Venue:
Upstairs at the Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Thursday, 20 April 2017 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch Club

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

Venue:
A Torré, Westow Street, Upper Norwood SE19 3RW
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Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Black and Gay in the UK: An Anthology by John R Gordon.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Saturday, 29 April 2017 (All day)
SLAGO away-day to Brighton

More details later. Date to be confirmed.

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Tuesday, 2 May 2017 - 8:00pm
Balham pub evening with SLAGO

Inter-group pub evening in the Balham Wetherspoons, . Food available until 10pm.

Venue:
the Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road, SW12 0BP (opposite Balham tube and rail stations).
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Wednesday, 3 May 2017 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

12:00 for 12:30 for LGBT people over 50. £7. Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk or phone Tom with your choice of main course.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre 26 Avenue Road London SE25 4DX
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Friday, 5 May 2017 - 1:00pm
Rainbows Across Borders Annual General Meeting

Monthly Meeting for all LGBT asylum seekers and their supporters.

Venue:
CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 - 8:00pm
CAGS monthly meeting

Tuesday 16th May AGM - to be confirmed at our January committee meeting.

Venue:
Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch Club

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

Venue:
Toby Carvery, Park Place, 54 Commonside West, Mitcham CR4 4HB
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Further details:

Take 264 bus from outside the Whitgift Centre or West Croydon bus station towards Tooting. Get off at Madeira Road. The journey takes approximately 40 minutes.

Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Twenty-Two Eighty-Four by Christopher Preston.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Friday, 2 June 2017 - 1:30pm
Rainbows Across Borders Monthly Meeting

For all LGBT asylum seekers and their friends.

Venue:
CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Wednesday, 7 June 2017 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

12:00 for 12:30 for LGBT people over 50. £7. Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk or phone Tom with your choice of main course.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre 26 Avenue Road London SE25 4DX
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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 - 8:00pm
CAGS monthly meeting

CAGS Monthly Meeting.

Venue:
Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. (Next to the Town Hall.)
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Thursday, 22 June 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).
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Further details:

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

Thursday, 29 June 2017 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Wednesday, 5 July 2017 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

12:00 for 12:30 for LGBT people over 50. £7. Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk or phone Tom with your choice of main course.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre 26 Avenue Road London SE25 4DX
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Friday, 7 July 2017 - 1:00pm
Rainbows Across Borders Monthly Meeting

For all LGBT asylum seekers.

Venue:
CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Saturday, 8 July 2017 - 12:00pm
LONDON GAY PRIDE March & Events

Annual event to show LGBT is alive and kicking in Central London. All welcome to join us on the march.

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Saturday, 15 July 2017 - 12:00pm
CROYDON Pride and events

Following the success of last year's march and stalls in Surrey Street, when about 500 LGBT Croydon supporters rallied at their first ever gay pride event in the town.

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Thursday, 20 July 2017 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch Club

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

Venue:
Coach House Café, Conduit Lane, Coombe Wood CR0 5RQ
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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
Saturday, 29 July 2017 - 10:30am
Service of celebration

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967. All Welcome. Followed by Reception.

Venue:
St Martin-in-the-Fields Church, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JH
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Wednesday, 2 August 2017 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

12:00 for 12:30 for LGBT people over 50. £7. Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk or phone Tom with your choice of main course.

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).
Friday, 18 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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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 hope to meet up with members of TAGS (The Arun Gay Society). Including a visit to the Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre. (provisional date).

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Wednesday, 6 September 2017 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

12:00 for 12:30 for LGBT people over 50. £7. Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk or phone Tom with your choice of main course.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre 26 Avenue Road London SE25 4DX
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Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch Club

Pub carvery lunch (about £7 ) for CAGS members and their friends. All welcome!

Venue:
The Gipsy Moth, Croydon Colonnades, Purley Way CR0 4RJ
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Further details:

(Opposite Croydon Airport. Plenty of free parking. Take 119 bus from opposite East Croydon Station or Park Street to its terminus.)

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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Wednesday, 4 October 2017 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

12:00 for 12:30 for LGBT people over 50. £7. Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk or phone Tom with your choice of main course.

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).
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
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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

12:00 for 12:30 for LGBT people over 50. £7. Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk or phone Tom with your choice of main course.

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

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

Venue:
to be advised
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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

12:00 for 12:30 for LGBT people over 50. £7. Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk or phone Tom with your choice of main course.

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
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