Events for next CAGS Newsletter

The following list shows events to be included in the current or forthcoming CAGS Newsletter and may exclude current month events.

Tue 19th Jun 8:00 pm CAGS Monthly Meeting gay folklore

Tony Porter provides a brief look at gay folklore.

Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
Wed 20th Jun 10:30 am 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.

British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG. Free entry. Meet by the ticket desk.
Thu 21st Jun 12:00 pm 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.)

Thu 21st Jun 7:00 pm 3F (OneBodyOneFaith) meeting

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

Sun 24th Jun 2:00 pm 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

At the London Friend office, 86 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DN
Tue 26th Jun 12:30 pm 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).

53 Chancery Lane, WC2A 1QS.
Wed 27th Jun 7:45 pm 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.

Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, Putney, SW15 6AW.
Thu 28th Jun 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

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

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Sun 1st Jul (All day) CAGS Tennis group

Every Sunday CAGS tennis group meet at the Crystal Palace arena. Details from Jim.

Tue 3rd Jul 8:00 pm SLAGO Pub evening Balham

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

the Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road,SW12 0BP
Tue 3rd Jul 8:00 pm 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):

Antenna Café, Haynes Lane (entrance at the top of Bedwardine Road) Crystal Palace.
Wed 4th Jul 12:00 pm 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.

The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Wed 4th Jul 9:00 pm CAGS Every Wednesday pub evening

at the Dog & Bull, Surrey Street, in central Croydon, beginning at around 9.30 p.m. To check on times or other information, call

Fri 6th Jul 1:30 am Rainbows Across Borders Monthly Meeting

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

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Sat 7th Jul 12:00 pm 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.

Sat 7th Jul 8:00 pm 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.

Mon 9th Jul 8:00 pm 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.

The Bread & Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, London SW4 6DZ
Mon 9th Jul 8:00 pm 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 '60s to '80s, made all the more poignant by the fact that Suleika was a Roma child survivor of the Holocaust.

Bread & Roses pub, 68 Clapham Manor Street SW4 6DZ ( Clapham North or Common tube or Clapham High St (rail)
Wed 11th Jul 11:15 am 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. Mostly flat and on good paths.Bring a picnic lunch for 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

Wed 11th Jul 7:45 pm 120 Beats Per Minute

With Croydon Pridefest, Screen 25 are showing this new film in which The lives of AIDS activists in early 90s Paris are boldly re-imagined. This is a heart-wrenching drama . Tickets priced at £8.50 each, may be booked online at www.screen25.com/whats-on . Use the promo code ACTUP to obtain a £1.00 discount.

Harris Academy South Norwood 2 Cumberlow Avenue, London, SE25 6AE
Sat 14th Jul (All day) Croydon Pridefest

The festival this year will be in Wandle Park. Those taking part in the Pridefest March will assemble in High Street, close to the entrance to the St George's Walk arcade from 11.30 am. The march will proceed from there to the main Pridefest site in Wandle Park. More details have yet to be announced.

Thu 19th Jul 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch club

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends.

Coach House Café, Conduit Lane, Coombe Wood CR0 5RQ
Thu 19th Jul 7:00 pm 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.

Fri 20th Jul 12:30 pm Art at the Garden Museum 12.30 and 2.30pm Lambeth

Refurbished Garden Museum (next to Lambeth Palace), currently an exhibition of art by Cedric Morris,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.

Tue 24th Jul 8:00 pm CAGS Monthly Meeting SLAGO QUIZ

SOUTH LONDON AREA GAY (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.

Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
Thu 26th Jul 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

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

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Sat 28th Jul 1:00 pm GARDEN PARTY from 1pm to 6pm Aldershot

BOOK by June 29th !! Members of the former Guildford Area Gay Group are having 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). A direct train (£13 super off peak day return) leaves Waterloo at 11.53, Clapham Junction 12:00 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.

Mon 30th Jul 5:45 pm 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).

Wed 1st Aug 12:00 pm 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.

The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Fri 3rd Aug 1:30 am Rainbows Across Borders Monthly Meeting

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

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB ( West Croydon Station).
Fri 10th Aug 7:30 pm CAGS Classical Music Evening

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

Mon 13th Aug 7:00 pm Aurora meeting

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

Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET.
Thu 16th Aug 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch Club

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends.

Crown & Sceptre, Junction Road, South Croydon CR2 6RB
Tue 21st Aug 8:00 pm CAGS Monthly Meeting

Main meeting

Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Thu 30th Aug 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

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

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tue 4th Sep 8:00 pm SLAGO Pub evening Balham

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

the Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road,SW12 0BP
Wed 5th Sep 12:00 pm 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.

The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Fri 7th Sep 1:30 am 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).
Tue 18th Sep 8:00 pm CAGS Monthly Meeting

Tuesday 18th September - Merrick Badger

Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Thu 20th Sep 12:00 pm 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)

Thu 27th Sep 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

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

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Fri 28th Sep 7:30 pm SLAGO Party

Come along and relax with members of the other SLAGO groups. £5 entrance to include food.

The Calthorpe Arms, (upstairs room), 252 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8JR
Wed 3rd Oct 12:00 pm 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.

The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Fri 5th Oct 1:30 am 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).
Tue 16th Oct 8:00 pm CAGS Monthly meeting

Monthly meeting

Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Thu 18th Oct 12:00 pm 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)

Thu 25th Oct 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

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

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Fri 2nd Nov 1:30 am Rainbows Across Borders Monthly Meeting

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

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Wed 7th Nov 12:00 pm 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.

The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Wed 14th Nov (All day) LGBT History Month 2019 pre-launch

The 2019 theme is once again Geography.

British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
Thu 15th Nov 7:15 pm 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).

St Botolph’s Church, very near Aldgate tube.
Tue 20th Nov 8:00 pm CAGS Monthly Meeting

Monthly meeting

Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Thu 22nd Nov 12:00 pm 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.

Coombe Lodge, 104 Coombe Road, Croydon CR0 5RB
Thu 29th Nov 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Myra Breckenridge by Gore Vidal.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Wed 5th Dec 12:00 pm 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.

The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Thu 13th Dec 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

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

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thu 20th Dec 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch Club

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