LGBT Croydon

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

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LGBT History Month 2018

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 - 7:45pm

QueerBee brings authentic queer stories, by queer filmmakers, directly to audiences. Get ready to launch into LGBT History Month with this programme of shorts exploring issues around faith. Throughout our lives we discover there are special religious paradoxes reserved for LGBTIQ people with impacts as varied as the individuals who carry their faith and those who encounter them. Tickets are £8.50 (Concessions £7.00) pay on the door early. Opens at 7:15 pm, for 7;45 start.

Harris Academy South Norwood 2 Cumberlow Avenue, London, SE25 6AE
Thursday, 1 February 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, 28 February 2018 (All day)

Throughout February, an exhibition detailing the work of Croydon's various LGBT groups will be on display on the first floor of Croydon Central Library. The library will also be staging an exhibition of the work of LGBT Photographer Tom Dingley, either in the library itself, or in the foyer.

Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Thursday, 1 February 2018 - 5:00pm

in the presence of the Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Toni Letts, and featuring performances from local singer Katie Rose, Croydon jazz diva Gill Manly, LGBT cabaret artist Mark Bunyan, and the Rainbows Across Borders Chorus. There may be others yet to be confirmed. So come and celebrate LGBT History in style! To book your place, send an email to peter.blackburn7@talktalk.net or call me on 020 8777 1898.

The Braithwaite Hall, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET
Saturday, 10 February 2018 - 2:00pm

Sanderstead's gay rights campaigner Peter Wells was 26, his partner was 18. Because this was 1974 when the gay age of consent was 21, he was sentenced to two and a half years in jail. Scandal engulfed his partner, too. From his cell, Wells launched the first European Court of Human Rights challenge to the discrimination in the different ages of consent. The case was pioneering stuff, needing several more cases building on his work to finally get success in the late 1990s..He played a key role in creating a path to legal equality for LGBT people, yet his story is almost unknown. Born in Bristol but adopted as a baby, Wells lived his whole life in Sanderstead. To book your place call Library on 020 3700 1034.

Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 8:00pm
Lord Alfred Douglas

“Alfred Bruce Douglas, you are charged that between 1891 and 1900 you did wilfully cause the physical, artistic and psychological murder of Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde, author and gay liberation pioneer; and further, that you did conspire to contrive the death of his first and greatest lover, Robert Baldwin Ross, critic and gay liberation pioneer, between 1905 and 1918.” For the prosecution: Peter Scott-Presland; for the defence: Andrew Lumsden, QC. You are the jury. Also being presented at other venues- see http://c-h-e.org.uk/events.shtml.

The Bread and Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ, a turning off Clapham High Street. (nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common).
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 6:30pm

A reading event at Dulwich Library to to celebrate LGBT History Month and forty years of GAW, and in memory of GAW member Rex Batten on his 90th birthday. To include an introduction to Gay Authors Workshop and Paradise Press and Rex’s contribution to them, readings from Rex’s work, and short readings by other GAW members. It is hoped to provide refreshments.

Dulwich Library, 368 Lordship Lane, London SE22 8NB
Sunday, 18 February 2018 - 11:00am

Merton LGBT Forum presents a celebration brunch for LGBT History Month.To book your place, email info@mertonlgbtforum.org.uk by 8th February. Event is scheduled to end at 2.00 pm.

All Bar One, 37 - 39 Wimbledon Hill Road, London SW19 7NA
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 11:00am to Saturday, 24 February 2018 - 11:00am

A series of Indian Ink drawings by locally based LGBT artist Ruhul Abdin, exploring the reclined nude on scrolls of 20 metre paper. The subjects were drawn in late 2017 and early 2018, and comprise friends and lovers at the artist's home in Croydon. The exhibition will close each day at 5.00 pm.

The Art Store, Whitgift Centre, CR0 1UQ
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 2:30pm

We'll be discussing Over the Rainbow: Money Class & Homophobia by Nicola Field (our offering for LGBT History Month).

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 6:00pm

A collaborative workshop will be led by Ruhul Abdin, an artist and urban development planner on the potential to create a new queer place for Croydon’s diverse LGBTQI community.

Croydon Art Store, Whitgift Centre, Croydon CR0 1UQ
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 6:30pm

Join Surrey Heritage and Outline, Surrey's LGBT organisation for a cup of LGBT history to celebrate LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans) History Month. As well as free coffee and cake there will be talks about popular 1920s and 1930s music hall performers Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney, Surrey History Centre and Outline.

Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 6ND
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 8:00pm
Jarman in Pieces

Filmmaker, painter, gay rights activist, author, gardener – Derek Jarman packed many roles into a short life. Jarman In Pieces is a performance collage comprising original songs, film, interviews from people who knew Jarman and his work. Created and performed by Project Adorno.

Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
Friday, 16 March 2018 (All day) to Sunday, 18 March 2018 (All day)
"Outing the Past"

The theme for Outing the Past 2018 is ‘Exploring the Intersections of History and Activism’. The festival begins on the Friday evening with the singer Tom Robinson giving the 2018 Allan Horsfall Lecture in honour of the founder of CHE. Ross will be there to introduce the lecture on behalf of CHE.

Liverpool John Moores University
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 (All day)

The 2019 theme is peace, reconciliation and activism, with a particular focus on the end of the First World War.

British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

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