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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Tuesday, 3 May 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, 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
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Today's menu: Deep fried haddock & tartar sauce with Chips and Mushy peas and Homemade coleslaw
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Vegetable lasagne with Chips, Coleslaw
Dessert: Apple and black cherry pie

Friday, 6 May 2016 - 1:00pm
Rainbows Across Borders Annual General Meeting

For all LGBT asylum seekers.

Venue:
CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Friday, 6 May 2016 - 8:00pm
SLAGO Liaison Committee

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

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South Wimbledon
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Saturday, 7 May 2016 - 4:30pm
Gay Transport Group meeting

4.30 for 5pm to 8pm show. A talk with slides by Ian Gledhill on Crystal Palace, with pictures about its history and transport links. Cost is £6 with interval food included, book this by Wednesday 4 May at the latest. All welcome.

Venue:
Waterside Community Centre, Woodvale Ave, South Norwood (Norwood Junction is 10 mins. walk), SE25 4DX.(Use the side entrance to the left, not main front door.)
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Monday, 9 May 2016 - 7:00pm
Aurora meeting

Croydon's LGBT Police Consultation Group.

Venue:
Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET (Room F4)
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Tuesday, 10 May 2016 - 8:00pm
SLG Meeting Gay Life in the 1920s

CAGS and SLG member Tony Walton talks about his new writing project.

Venue:
The Railway Tavern, 18 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UR
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Saturday, 14 May 2016 (All day)
IDAHOT in Croydon

Croydon's commemoration event in advance of Tuesday's International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. We plan to have a small display in the volunteer centre (which is to remain there for the week) and members of the LGBT community will be on hand during the day to hand out leaflets and answer questions.

Venue:
Volunteer Centre Croydon, Unit 32 Centrale Shopping Centre, Croydon CR0 1TY
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Saturday, 14 May 2016 - 8:00pm
TransPALS

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

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Sunday, 15 May 2016 - 11:00am
IDAHOT service

A special service in commemoration of IDAHOT, with contributions by Ross Burgess and Rainbow Singers Across Borders.

Venue:
Croydon Unitarian Church, 1, The Croydon Flyover, Croydon CR0 1ER
Monday, 16 May 2016 - 10:30am
CAGS walk

Country ramble (about 5 miles) led by Francis over Riddlesdown and Kenley Common visiting the War memorial on Kenley Aerodrome.Lunch at the Wattendon Arms with its aerodrome memorabilia. Meet Kenley station at 10.30.Train (Caterham) from East Croydon at 10.17, arrives 10.32.

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Group returns by bus from Coulsdon.

Monday, 16 May 2016 - 2:30pm
CAGS Committee meeting

Open to all members just ring Ross or Roger as its at their place in Purley

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Tuesday, 17 May 2016 (All day)
IDAHOT The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

A world-wide day of action against LGBT hate crime.

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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. See our press release.

Venue:
Upstairs at the Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 - 11:00am
S.L.G. Museum visit

Join South London Gays for a visit to the Museum of Brands 11am Notting Hill. Discover how well known brands evolved through their creative use of packaging and advertising. Meet by main entrance at 111 Lancaster Road, W11 1QT (nr. Ladbroke Grove tube). Admission £7.50, concs £5. Optional lunch approx 12.30pm at the Eagle pub, 250 Ladbroke Grove, W10 5LP. Contact is Terry on 020 8674 5191.

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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
Thursday, 19 May 2016 - 7:00pm
3F meeting Luke Dowding

Luke Dowding will be talking about the work of the Soho Gathering. 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
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Saturday, 21 May 2016 - 2:30pm
CHE AGM and Annual Conference

The main speaker will be the author and secularist Terry Sanderson. His books include Adventures of a Happy Homosexual. Hear what CHE has been doing over the last year, and put questions to the Executive. 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:
Upstairs at the Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Wednesday, 25 May 2016 - 10:30am
Sicily Exhibition

Join S.L.G group to see the EXHIBITION: Sicily: culture and conquest 10.30am Bloomsbury. Sicily’s fascinating stories – from the arrival of the Greeks and their encounters with the Phoenicians and other settlers, to the extraordinary period of enlightenment under Norman rule in the 11th to 13th centuries.Followed by optional lunch in the Shakespeare’s Head (Wetherspoons), 64-68 Kingsway, Holborn WC2B 6BG.

Venue:
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG. Tickets £10. Meet at the ticket desk in the Great Court.
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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
Saturday, 28 May 2016 - 4:00pm
CAGS Afternoon Tea party

Malcolm invites you to West Norwood for late afternoon/early evening 4-8 pm. £3 donation for food and please ring him before the 26th to book in.

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

Thursday, 2 June 2016 - 5:00pm
Croydon LGBT Steering Group

Representatives of Croydon's LGBT groups will review LGBT History Month events, and plan for the future.

Venue:
Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street, Croydon, CR0 1FFmat
Friday, 3 June 2016 - 1:00pm
Rainbows Across Borders Monthly Meeting

For all LGBT asylum seekers. Session Four : Education and Training : Promotion of Mental Health

Venue:
CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Saturday, 11 June 2016 - 8:00pm
CAGS Wine and Cheese party

Another not to be missed party at chairman David's house in East Croydon. Bring a bottle and £3 to cover food expenses.

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Tuesday, 14 June 2016 - 8:00pm
SLG Meeting Europe and the fight for LGBTI equality

Streatham MP Chuka Umunna looks at the EU’s role in championing equality for LGBTI people and the work left to be done.

Venue:
The Railway Tavern, 18 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UR
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Wednesday, 15 June 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
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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
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(64 bus from East Croydon to Old Farleigh Road. Drivers use Sainsbury’s car park)

Thursday, 16 June 2016 - 7:00pm
3F meeting Steve Lowe

3F member Steve Lowe will be talking about the gospels' affirmation of LGBT people. 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
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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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Friday, 24 June 2016 - 8:00pm
CAGS Classical Music evening

Classical music at Tony's in Shirley. Program chosen by Peter M. Meet at 7:30 for 8pm start.

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Saturday, 25 June 2016 (All day)
London Pride Parade

The annual parade through central London.

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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
Friday, 1 July 2016 - 1:00pm
Rainbows Across Borders Monthly Meeting

For all LGBT asylum seekers. Session Five : Education and Training : Promotion of Mental Health

Venue:
CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Monday, 4 July 2016 - 7:00pm
Aurora meeting (provisional date)

Croydon's LGBT police consultation group.

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To be confirmed
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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
Friday, 22 July 2016 (All day) to Sunday, 24 July 2016 (All day)
Trans Pride, Brighton

Film night on Friday, main event (march, park and dance party) on Saturday, wind-down with a picnic on the beach (weather permitting) on Sunday.

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
Saturday, 6 August 2016 (All day)
Brighton Pride Parade

Now being marketed as "the UK’s biggest and best Pride event."

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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
Saturday, 3 September 2016 (All day)
SLAGO awayday to Littlehampton

We hope to meet up with members of TAGS (The Arun Gay Society). More details later.

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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:
The Gipsy Moth, Croydon Colonnades (Off Purley Way, opposite the Airport. Plenty of free parking. By public transport, take 119 bus from opposite East Croydon Station or Park Street.)
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.

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:
The Windmill, 222 St James Road, Croydon (Large car park at the rear, access from Lansdowne Road, or ten minutes’ walk from East Croydon via Dingwall Road and Lansdowne Road)
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.

Venue:
The Postal Order, Westow Street, Upper Norwood. (Wetherspoons)
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Saturday, 19 November 2016 (All day)
Trans Day of Remembrance event (Croydon)

More details nearer the date.

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

More details to follow.

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.

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:
The Boulevard, Ruskin Parade, South Croydon

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