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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.
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.
Croydon's LGBT reading group. We'll be discussing Why be happy when you could be normal? by Jeannette Winterson.
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.
For all LGBT asylum seekers. Programme includes Presentations, Chorus performance, Drinks and Buffet, Dancing and Singing with Music by Richard Roy. Please Note the later start time of 4 pm. This should be an evening to remember.
7:30 for 8:00 pm start. Classical music CDs chosen by Tony and Stephen in Shirley.
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.
Croydon's LGBT reading group. Favourite poems, poets and verses to enjoy.
Christmas party hosted by our chairman David in East Croydon. Bring a bottle and £3 towards food costs.
Not CAGS but 'Out and about ' a gay walking group that has no membership, costs etc with about 30 people. Meet Angel tube for a walk to Highbury and Islington All walks start at 1.30. They are about 3 miles. They end with a pub Wetherspoons (?) for food.
Circular walk revealing the major sights of the city, the oldest part of London, including a visit to Leadenhall Market and a halfway pub lunch. Meet outside the actual Monument (not the tube !) at 11am (we will wait until 11.15am for latecomers). Contact Phil or Chris if you are going to join us.
Traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. £20 (£15 if you're a UNACC member). Silver Rainbow members welcome, but limited space, so book direct with UNACC at the Waterside Centre as soon as possible, with your payment: 020 8771 6886.
For lesbians and gay men over 50.
Short exploration of Blackheath before Paul's event (see info below). An hour and a half short walk....meet at Blackheath station 12 noon. Perhaps catch the 202 bus from Crystal Palace parade at about 10:45 for this.
Enjoy celebrating Yuletide with new member Paul in Blackheath with champagne. £2 for the cost of nibbles. Event runs from 13:30 to 16:00. As London Bridge is likely to be closed you can catch trains from Victoria to Dartford at 09/39 mins past the hour which stop at Blackheath then 10 minute walk or Bus 202 (every 10 mins) from Crystal Palace Parade to Priory Park,Lee Road (stop before B'heath station) is nearest stop to him.
Colin's annual yuletime afternoon/early evening social near Crystal Palace. A selection of goodies such as mince pies etc to go with coffee or tea. £3 towards food, please book before Christmas day.
Joint Group visit to the Victoria & Albert Musuem. Meet in the foyer of the main entrance off Cromwell Gardens (South Kensington tube station.) Food optional at the museum from 1pm.
The monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers. Please note it's on the 2nd Friday this month.
All CAGS members welcome.
Not CAGS but a gay walking group that has no membership.All walks start at 1.30. About 3 miles ending at a pub with food, Ring Steve for starting point.
New member Paul welcomes the group for afternoon tea/coffee in Blackheath. Ring him for directions. £2 donation. Bus 202 from Crystal Palace Parade takes about 50 minutes to Priory Park,Lee Road bus stop otherwise train via Victoria then the 09 or 39 mins past the hour Dartford train to Blackheath.
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.
Croydon's LGBT police consultation group.
The Liberace video, with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon.
For lesbians and gay men over 50.
Music evening . A compilation of vocal and instrumental jazz records evoking the themes of love and loss with Peter in Shirley. £2.00
Trip to the toy museum in East London.Meet inside at about 11:15 Cambridge Heath Road. Optional meal afterwards.Walk from Bethnal Green tube or bus from Whitechapel or Shoreditch High street. Drink afterwards and relive history in the Blind Beggar pub,Whitechapel where Ronnie Kray shot a rival !
We'll be discussing Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx.
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.
Launch event for Croydon's LGBT History Month celebrations. All details subject to confirmation.
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.
Representatives of the SLAGO groups will discuss the programme for the months ahead.
Two days of LGBT history. To include the launch of Volume One of Peter Scott-Presland's book Amiable Warriors, the history of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality.
Meet Bethnal Green tube station 13:30 for walk to Whitechapel. Approx 3 miles,
For lesbians and gay men over 50.
We'll be discussing Mr Clive and Mr Page by Neil Bartlett.
General knowledge quiz hosted by SLG. Part of the 2014–15 SLAGO Cup Competition.
Councillor Mark Watson is Cabinet member for Safety and Justice on Croydon Council. In 1993 he set up Stonewall Immigration, now the UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG). He's been UK Managing Director of Gay.com, and he's Executive Director of the UK Foundation for AIDS Research. In 2003 he climbed Kilimanjaro for charity.
Croydon's LGBT police consultation group (provisional date).
We'll be discussing The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin.
£5 entrance to include food. Come along and relax with members of the other SLAGO groups.
Our annual trip to Brighton for members of all SLAGO groups. More details later
This event will count towards the 2014–15 SLAGO Cup Competition. Come along and support your group! Each player will have to pay £5, Spectators will be asked for a voluntary donation.
We'll be discussing Trumpet by Jackie Kay.
Gay, mixed-race, writer and advocate, former police officer. More details later.
We'll be discussing Valentine Grey by Sandi Toksvig.