SLAGO Diary of Events

For the main SLAGO website, see www.slago.org.uk
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 7:15pm
3F (OneBodyOneFaith) meeting

7.00 for 7.30pm Jean Genet: Do we really understand him? SLG member John Carter reviews the life and work of this gay French social outcast and thief turned novelist and playwright. 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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Saturday, 27 January 2018 - 2:00pm
CHE meeting

The main speaker will be Glenys Parry, long-term campaigner and former Chair of CHE. All welcome, no charge, refreshments provided.

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At the London Friend office, 86 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DN
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Thursday, 1 February 2018 - 5:00pm
LGBT History Month Civic Launch Event 2018

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.

Venue:
The Braithwaite Hall, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 8:00pm
SLG Monthly meeting 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.

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

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.

Venue:
Dulwich Library, 368 Lordship Lane, London SE22 8NB
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 7:15pm
3F (OneBodyOneFaith) meeting

7.00 for 7.30pm Talk by a representative of Inclusive Church. 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, 27 February 2018 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly Meeting 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.

Venue:
Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
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Tuesday, 6 March 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, 13 March 2018 - 8:00pm
SLG Monthly meeting SLAGO Quiz

A contest towards the 2018 SLAGO Cup competition.

Venue:
The Bread and Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ, a turning off Clapham High Street. (nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common).
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Friday, 16 March 2018 (All day) to Sunday, 18 March 2018 (All day)
LGBT History Month conference "Outing the Past"

The theme for Outing the Past 2018 is ‘Exploring the Intersections of History and Activism’.

Venue:
Liverpool John Moores University
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly Meeting Opening Doors

A talk by Daniel West of Opening Doors.

Venue:
Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
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Friday, 23 March 2018 - 8:00pm
SLAGO Liaison Committee

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

Venue:
South Wimbledon.
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Tuesday, 10 April 2018 - 8:00pm
SLG Monthly meeting Dementia support

Maaike Palmier-Claus from the Alzheimer's Society describes the symtoms of dementia and talks about the support available for those affected and their family and friends.

Venue:
The Bread and Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ, a turning off Clapham High Street. (nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common).
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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly meeting Michael Shrimpton

Michael has had an interesting life, as barrister, immigration judge, and politician. He once shared a gaol cell with a serial killer. He's an experienced speaker and should give us an entertaining evening.

Venue:
Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
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Saturday, 28 April 2018 - 11:15am
SLAGO Away Day trip to Brighton

Our annual trip to Brighton for members of all SLAGO groups. More details later.

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Tuesday, 1 May 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, 8 May 2018 - 8:00pm
SLG Monthly meeting Gay Liberation Front

Stuart Feather describes his personal experience of this pioneering group in London 1970-74.

Venue:
The Bread and Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ, a turning off Clapham High Street. (nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common).
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Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 8:00pm
SLG Monthly meeting

Subject to be announced.

Venue:
The Bread and Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ, a turning off Clapham High Street. (nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common).
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Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly Meeting gay folklore

Tony Porter provides a brief look at gay folklore. Provisional date, depending on the availability of the venue.

Venue:
Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
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Sunday, 24 June 2018 - 2:00pm
CHE Conference and AGM

All welcome, no charge, refreshments provided. More details later.

Venue:
At the London Friend office, 86 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DN
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Saturday, 7 July 2018 - 12:00pm
LONDON PRIDE

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly Meeting SLAGO Quiz

The second in the series of quizzes for this year's SLAGO Cup. (DATE TO BE CONFIRMED).

Venue:
Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
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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, 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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