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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Thursday, 2 October 2014 - 11:00am
Exhibition of Edwin Smith's photos from '30s -'60's

Day out with Steve to see this free exhibition. Meet at the entrance at 11am.

Venue:
Royal Institue of British Architects 66 Portland Place W1B 1AD (nearest tube, Oxford Circus)
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Friday, 3 October 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
Saturday, 4 October 2014 - 1:00pm to 5:30pm
LGBT Consortium annual conference

Exploring ways to get the most of the network by working together to explore new opportunities and potential projects. To be followed by an optional informal social gathering on Canal Street.

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LGF Manchester.
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Saturday, 4 October 2014 - 5:15pm
Gay Transport Group

Open Invitation to all 17:00 for 17:30 start. Slide show by John of vintage buses from the '50s. Superb buffet from Waterside caterer Mark. Cost £6 for food and room hire.

Venue:
Waterside community centre,Woodvale Avenue,South Norwood, (Norwood Junction 10 minute walk)
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Tuesday, 7 October 2014 (All day)
50th anniversary of the founding of CHE

Unveiling of a plaque at Church House, Deansgate, Manchester, followed by tea with the Lord Mayor, and evening event hosted by the Lesbian and Gay Foundation.

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Manchester
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Tuesday, 14 October 2014 - 11:00am
CAGS Walk Kingswood - Merstham

Catch the 10:37 Tattenham Corner train from E.Croydon to Kingswood station and we start just after 11 am. (We will wait 15 mins for people who have told us they are definitely coming.) Leisurely 4 mile country stroll. Pub in Merstham to finish with about 1pm onwards.

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Thursday, 16 October 2014 - 11:30am
Silver Rainbow Lunch

for lesbians and gay men over 50.

Venue:
Toby Carvery, 415 Brighton Road, South Croydon, CR2 6EJ
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Thursday, 16 October 2014 - 7:30pm
3F meeting Albany Trust

A talk about this long-established charity.

Venue:
St Botolph's Church, Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1AB
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Saturday, 18 October 2014 - 7:30pm
CAGS Buffet party

Party at Peter’s House, South Croydon. Starting at 19.30, finishing at 23.00. Door charge £3, and bring a bottle.

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Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 7:30pm
Gay Play 'The Bus'

The Bus, a play about two teenage boys coming to terms with their sexuality, community and impending adulthood in a religious small town in America.

Venue:
Above the Stag Theatre, Arch 17, Miles Street, London SW8 1RZ. Tickets, costing £12.00, may be booked online at www.abovethestag.com .
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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.

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

Meet at East Croydon Station to take the 10.37 train towards Tattenham Corner, getting off at Chipstead. We will then make the five minute walk to the Holly Lane car park, where we will meet anyone travelling to the walk by car. We should be there just after 11.00 am, and will wait until 11.15 am for anyone who has told me that they are definitely coming. From there we will take a leisurely walk over Park Downs, which offers splendid views of Banstead Wood on the other side of the valley, 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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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

For lesbians and gay men over 50.

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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 (All day)
Trans Day of Remembrance in Croydon

More details to follow.

Venue:
Croydon Central Library
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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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
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 Jazz Music evening

'Love, Loss and the Night', with Peter in Shirley. 8.00 p.m.
A compilation of vocal and instrumental jazz records evoking the themes of love, loss and the night. £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
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 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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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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