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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Saturday, 16 June 2018 (All day) to Saturday, 23 June 2018 (All day)
Festival of Peace Croydon

Croydon's Annual Peace Festival. For full programme, please visit www,festivalofpeacecroydon.org

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly Meeting gay folklore

Tony Porter provides a brief look at gay folklore.

Venue:
Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
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Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 10:30am
SLG visit Art exhibition

Join SLG members to see 'Charmed Lives in Greece' 10.30am in Bloomsbury. Focuses on the friendship of the artists Nikos Ghika and John Craxton, and the writer Patrick Leigh Fermor. Their shared love of Greece was fundamental to their work. Followed by an optional lunch at the Shakespeare’s Head (Wetherspoons), 64-68 Kingsway, Holborn WC2B 6BG.

Venue:
British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG. Free entry. Meet by the ticket desk.
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Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch club

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends. Sir Julian Huxley, Wetherspoons pub, Addington Road, Selsdon CR2 8LB (64 bus from East Croydon Station to Old Farleigh Road.)

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Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 7:00pm
3F (OneBodyOneFaith) meeting

Clem Cook talks about the Sea of Faith Movement. Meeting at St Botolph’s Church, near Aldgate Tube.

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Sunday, 24 June 2018 - 2:00pm
CHE Conference and AGM

The CHE Quarterly Meeting and AGM at London Friend,86 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DN. It includes a showing of the vintage film David is Homosexual, produced by the Lewisham CHE Group in the 1970s. All welcome, no charge, refreshments provided, but please reserve on E-mail:membership@c-he.org.ukl

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At the London Friend office, 86 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DN
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Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 12:30pm
SLG / CAGS visit to London Silver Vaults (after Wetherspoons lunch)

Join SLG to visit the London Silver Vaults at 2.15 pm in Chancery Lane. Home to the largest retail collection of fine antique silver in the world. Admission is free. Meet at the entrance. Preceded by an optional lunch at 12.30pm at the Knights Templar (Wetherspoons) 95 Chancery Lane, WC2A 1DT, (off Carey Street).

Venue:
53 Chancery Lane, WC2A 1QS.
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Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - 7:45pm
SLG Play visit 'THE TEMPEST'

Join SLG members in Putney for Shakespeare’s late, great masterpiece play with freedom, treachery and forgiveness. £14, concs £10.

Venue:
Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, Putney, SW15 6AW.
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Thursday, 28 June 2018 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Gay Berlin-Birthplace of a Modern Identity by Robert Beachey.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tuesday, 3 July 2018 - 8:00pm
SLAGO Pub evening Balham

Inter-group pub evening in Balham Wetherspoons, (opposite Balham tube and rail stations). Food available until 10pm.

Venue:
the Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road,SW12 0BP
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Tuesday, 3 July 2018 - 8:00pm
Crystal Scientifique. Easter Island Talk

Not a gay meeting but Grahame invites us join him to hear Audrey Brown talking on: "Easter Island: a scientific perspective" Crystal Scientifique (open to all ,free entry, cash bar, no need to book):

Venue:
Antenna Café, Haynes Lane (entrance at the top of Bedwardine Road) Crystal Palace.
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Wednesday, 4 July 2018 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

Two-course lunch for LGBT people over 50. £7. Meals provided by UNACC (Upper Norwood Association for Community Care). Booking required: note....PHONE UNACC on 020 8771 6886 by 12 noon of the day before, saying whether you'd like the vegetarian option. Don't forget to mention you're with Silver Rainbow.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Friday, 6 July 2018 - 1:30am
Rainbows Across Borders Monthly Meeting

Monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers only, except by invitation. For further information, please contact info@rainbowsacrossborders.org.uk .

Venue:
CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
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Saturday, 7 July 2018 - 12:00pm
London Pride Parade (watching )

S.L.G group are meeting at Regent Street/corner with Margaret Street (north of Oxford Circus) at 1pm to watch the parade, preceded by an optional snack or meal at 12 noon in the 5th floor restaurant in John Lewis, Oxford Street, W1C 1DX.

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Saturday, 7 July 2018 - 8:00pm
PLAY: The Misanthrope

Moliere's 17th century comedy of manners, focusing on a man who is quick to criticize the faults of others,yet remains blind to his own. The South London Theatre, The Old Fire Station, 2A Norwood High Street,SE27 9NS. Near West Norwood Station. Book your own ticket online via http://www.southlondontheatre.co.uk/ or on 07701 055 602. £12, £9 concession.

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Monday, 9 July 2018 - 8:00pm
S.L.G Monthly Meeting (Transgender)

Suleika: Fragments of a Transgender Life: Rainer Schulze, Professor of History at the University of
Essex attempts to reconstruct the forgotten life of Suleika Aldini, a transgender cabaret artist in West
Germany in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, made all the more poignant by the fact that Suleika was a Roma
child survivor of the Holocaust.

Venue:
Bread & Roses pub, 68 Clapham Manor Street SW4 6DZ ( Clapham North or Common tube or Clapham High St (rail)
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Monday, 9 July 2018 - 8:00pm
SLG Monthly Meeting Suleika: Fragments of a Transgender Life

Rainer Schulze, Professor of History at the University of Essex, attempts to reconstruct the forgotten life of Suleika Aldini, a transgender cabaret artist in West Germany in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, made all the more poignant by the fact that Suleika was a Roma child survivor of the Holocaust. Please note change of date to Monday for this month only.

Venue:
The Bread & Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, London SW4 6DZ
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Wednesday, 11 July 2018 - 11:15am
CAGS Walk Sydenham station to Beckenham

Part of Green Chain walk. Matthew will lead us on the walk (about 5 miles) taking in some parks,quiet streets, Beckenham Place park and the River Ravensbourne .Nearly all flat and on good paths.Bring a picnic lunch which we shall have in the park and then carry on to finish in Beckenham for a pub stop if wanted. Return to Croydon by tram.Meet at East Croydon station ticket hall at 10.45 to catch the 10.57 train to Sydenham station arriving 11.10

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Friday, 13 July 2018 - 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, 14 July 2018 (All day)
Croydon Pridefest

The festival this year will be in Wandle Park. Provisionally, the Pridefest March is scheduled to set off at 2.15 pm from High Street, close to the entrance to St George's Walk, and proceed to the main Pridefest site in Wandle Park. More details to be announced.

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Thursday, 19 July 2018 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch club

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends.

Venue:
Coach House Café, Conduit Lane, Coombe Wood CR0 5RQ
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Thursday, 19 July 2018 - 7:00pm
3F (OneBodyOneFaith) MEETING

Jeremy Kingston, playwright, critic and poet, will be talking about being a poet and also growing up as gay in the mid - 20th century. Meeting at St Botolph’s Church,very near Aldgate tube.

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Friday, 20 July 2018 - 12:30pm
Art at the Garden Museum 12.30 and 2.30pm Lambeth

Refurbished Garden Museum (next to Lambeth Palace) features a newly-planted garden area
and (currently) an exhibition of art by Cedric Morris, who was himself a keen botanist and cultivator of
new flower varieties. Meet 2.30pm at the entrance on Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 7LB (Vauxhall or
Waterloo stations). Admission £10 / £8.50 Seniors. Optional lunch beforehand from 12.30pm at the
nearby Windmill pub, 44 Lambeth High Street SE1 7JS.

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Tuesday, 24 July 2018 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly Meeting SLAGO QUIZ

The second in the series of quizzes for this year's SLAGO Cup.
Tuesday 24 July CAGS MEETING 8pm Croydon
SLAGO Quiz. The second in the series of quizzes for this year's SLAGO cup. CAGS meet in The
Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. All welcome, no charge.

Venue:
Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
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Thursday, 26 July 2018 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Ready to Catch Him Should He Fall by Neil Barlett.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Saturday, 28 July 2018 - 1:00pm
GARDEN PARTY from 1pm to 6pm Aldershot

BOOK EARLY FOR JULY Members of the former Guildford Area Gay Group are again organizing a garden party, in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. It will take place from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday 28 July in Aldershot about 15 to 20 minutes walk from the station. (Bring a bottle or equivalent.) Tickets are £5 and are only available in advance (not on the door). Tickets will be available for distribution from Chris Kneeshaw.
Buffet from 2pm. This event features ample refreshments, BBQ, stalls,competitions, raffle, etc. Tickets at £5 each were advertised for sale in the June bulletin and may be ordered from George by email: george.fletcher01@btinternet.com or on 020 8442 0244 by 29 June at
the latest. Tickets will be available for distribution and payment at SLG's 9 July meeting. A direct train
leaves Waterloo at 11.53 calling at Clapham Junction 12.00 and reaching Aldershot at 12.49. Bring a
bottle or equivalent (eg 4 cans). Also donations of gay books, mags, videos, DVD’s for the charity
bookstall would be appreciated.

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Train from East Croydon via Clapham Junction about £13 SUPER OFF PEAK ticket.

Monday, 30 July 2018 - 5:45pm
film at Waterloo MAURICE

Set against the stifling conformity of pre-World War I English society, E.M. Forster's Maurice is a story of coming to terms with one's sexuality and identity in the face of disapproval and misunderstanding.British Film Institute, Southbank, SE1 8XT. Join SLG group meet by Box Office by 5.35pm. Tickets £7.20 (concs).

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Wednesday, 1 August 2018 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

Two-course lunch for LGBT people over 50. £7. Meals provided by UNACC (Upper Norwood Association for Community Care). Booking required: note....PHONE UNACC on 020 8771 6886 by 12 noon of the day before, saying whether you'd like the vegetarian option. Don't forget to mention you're with Silver Rainbow.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Friday, 3 August 2018 - 1:30am
Rainbows Across Borders Monthly Meeting

Monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers only, except by invitation. For further information, please contact info@rainbowsacrossborders.org.uk .

Venue:
CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
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Friday, 10 August 2018 - 7:30pm
CAGS Classical Music Evening

Friday 10th 7:30 for 8pm start.Tony hosts a classical music evening. £3 donation for refreshments.

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Monday, 13 August 2018 - 7:00pm
Aurora meeting

Croydon's LGBT police consultation group. All local LGBT people welcome. Room to be confirmed

Venue:
Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET.
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Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch Club

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends.

Venue:
Crown & Sceptre, Junction Road, South Croydon CR2 6RB
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Tuesday, 21 August 2018 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly Meeting

Main meeting

Venue:
Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Thursday, 30 August 2018 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing A Boxful of Ideas: Poetry & Prose by LGBT Writers edited by John Dixon and Jeffrey Doorn.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tuesday, 4 September 2018 - 8:00pm
SLAGO Pub evening Balham

Inter-group pub evening in Balham Wetherspoons, (opposite Balham tube and rail stations). Food available until 10pm.

Venue:
the Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road,SW12 0BP
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Wednesday, 5 September 2018 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

Two-course lunch for LGBT people over 50. £7. Meals provided by UNACC (Upper Norwood Association for Community Care). Booking required: note....PHONE UNACC on 020 8771 6886 by 12 noon of the day before, saying whether you'd like the vegetarian option. Don't forget to mention you're with Silver Rainbow.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Friday, 7 September 2018 - 1:30am
Rainbows Across Borders Monthly Meeting

Monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers only, except by invitation. For further information, please contact info@rainbowsacrossborders.org.uk .

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Venue: CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
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Tuesday, 18 September 2018 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly Meeting

Tuesday 18th September - Merrick Badger

Venue:
Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch Club

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends. Toby Carvery, Park Place, 54 Commonside West, Mitcham CR4 4HB (264 bus towards St George’s Hospital from stop KK opposite Croydon central library, stop KE on Park Street, stop WM outside the Whitgift Centre or stop B3 at West Croydon bus station. Get off at Madeira Road. The journey takes around 40 minutes)

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing In A Hidden Room by Stella Duffy.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Friday, 28 September 2018 - 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, 3 October 2018 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

Two-course lunch for LGBT people over 50. £7. Meals provided by UNACC (Upper Norwood Association for Community Care). Booking required: note....PHONE UNACC on 020 8771 6886 by 12 noon of the day before, saying whether you'd like the vegetarian option. Don't forget to mention you're with Silver Rainbow.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Friday, 5 October 2018 - 1:30am
Rainbows Across Borders Monthly Meeting

Monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers only, except by invitation. For further information, please contact info@rainbowsacrossborders.org.uk .

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Venue: CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly meeting

Monthly meeting

Venue:
Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Thursday, 18 October 2018 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch club

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends. The Sandrock, 152 Upper Shirley Road, Croydon CR0 5HA (466 bus from East Croydon Station or Croydon Library)

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Thursday, 25 October 2018 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Lies we tell Ourselves by Robin Talley.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Friday, 2 November 2018 - 1:30am
Rainbows Across Borders Monthly Meeting

Monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers only, except by invitation. For further information, please contact info@rainbowsacrossborders.org.uk .

Venue:
CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
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Wednesday, 7 November 2018 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

Two-course lunch for LGBT people over 50. £7. Meals provided by UNACC (Upper Norwood Association for Community Care). Booking required: note....PHONE UNACC on 020 8771 6886 by 12 noon of the day before, saying whether you'd like the vegetarian option. Don't forget to mention you're with Silver Rainbow.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 (All day)
LGBT History Month 2019 pre-launch

The 2019 theme is once again Geography.

Venue:
British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
Thursday, 15 November 2018 - 7:15pm
3F (OneBodyOneFaith) meeting SLAGO Quiz

7.00 for 7.30pm The third of the series of SLAGO quizzes for the 2018 SLAGO Cup. 3F is the central London group of OneBodyOneFaith (the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement).

Venue:
St Botolph’s Church, very near Aldgate tube.
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Tuesday, 20 November 2018 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly Meeting

Monthly meeting

Venue:
Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Thursday, 22 November 2018 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch Club

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends. A return to an old haunt, with good food, good service and a wide choice of menus.

Venue:
Coombe Lodge, 104 Coombe Road, Croydon CR0 5RB
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Thursday, 29 November 2018 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Myra Breckenridge by Gore Vidal.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Wednesday, 5 December 2018 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

Two-course lunch for LGBT people over 50. £7. Meals provided by UNACC (Upper Norwood Association for Community Care). Booking required: note....PHONE UNACC on 020 8771 6886 by 12 noon of the day before, saying whether you'd like the vegetarian option. Don't forget to mention you're with Silver Rainbow.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Thursday, 13 December 2018 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Days without End by Sebastian Barry.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thursday, 20 December 2018 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch Club

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends. Xmas meal at The Boulevard, Ruskin Parade, South Croydon CR2 6PW

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