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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.

Thu 18th Oct 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch club (note venue change)

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends. The Windmill, 222, St James Road, Croydon CR0 2BW. Curries available etc pub near East Croydon station.Cheap meals.

Thu 18th Oct 7:00 pm 3F (OneBodyOneFaith) meeting

7.00 for 7.30pm Chris Barlow talks about Outings in Art (the name of his organisation) Meeting at St Botolph’s Church,very near Aldgate tube.

Wed 24th Oct 7:45 pm SLG PLAY...... My boy Jack

Wednesday 24 October PLAY: My Boy Jack 7.45pm Balham It tells the story of Rudyard Kipling and his grief for his son John who died in the First World War.Presented by the Southside Players at Chestnut Grove Academy, 45 Chestnut Grove, Balham, SW12 8JZ.Tickets £12 concs £9. To book, phone

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
Sat 27th Oct 4:00 pm CAGS Afternoon Birthday Tea Party

During October, both chairman David and newsletter editor Peter will pass a significant milestone. You are invited to help them celebrate at this late afternoon tea party at David's house. Bring £3 towards food. 10 minutes walk from East Croydon station.

Wed 31st Oct 12:30 pm SLG VISIT Turner's House Richmond

The artist JMW Turner designed this house for himself at 40 Sandycoombe Rd, TW1 2LR, ( dates from 1813 ). We have a Guided Tour arranged at 3pm, £6 admission, but we need numbers in advance, book by 30 September. Optional lunch at 1pm in the Crown pub 174 Richmond Rd, TW1 2NH [St Margarets Station]. Meet in the pub or else meet Basil outside Richmond Station at 12.30pm, Buses 490, H22, R68, R70 from Richmond run a regular service past the pub.

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 (West Croydon Station).
Sun 4th Nov 12:00 pm Join SLG at the THAI FESTIVAL:

Loy Krathong .Now we can ‘float our boats’ on the little lake below the Buddhapadipa temple, 14 Calonne Road, SW19 5HJ. (In Thailand this is an ancient Full Moon festival to mark the end of the rainy season.) Meet outside the main entrance of Wimbledon station 12 noon. Thai Snacks and / or optional lunch after at the Wibbas Down (Wetherspoons) pub near Wimbledon station / Theatre, around 2pm.

Tue 6th Nov 8:00 pm SLAGO pub night

Balham South London gay groups joint pub evening. Wetherspoons, the Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road,SW12 0BP (opposite tube and rail stations). Come and have a cheap meal and drink with a friendly crowd.

The Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road, SW12 0BP
Wed 7th 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
Wed 7th Nov 7:45 pm Join SLG for Play MACBETH

Shakespeare's play dramatises the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. Features SLG member Bill Boyd. Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, Putney, SW15 6AW. £14, concs £10.

Thu 8th Nov 2:00 pm FILM: The Naked Truth

2pm Waterloo 1957 vintage comedy with Peter Sellers, Terry Thomas and Peggy Mount who plot their revenge when blackmailed by a scandal-sheet tabloid. British Film Institute, Southbank, SE1 8XT. Meet by Box Office by 1.50pm. FREE to over-60s (booking by phone or in person only).

Mon 12th Nov 12:30 pm CAGS Committee Meeting

Open to all members. Come along and help inspire the group to greater things. David's house in East Croydon, meeting lasts about 2 hours. Please be prompt.

Mon 12th Nov 7:00 pm AURORA MEETING

Meeting with local Police LGBT consultation group to discuss any issues. Do help support these meetings.Turn up at the Town hall before 7pm and ask for the Aurora Meeting room.

Room F4, Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET.
Tue 13th Nov 8:00 pm SLG MONTHLY MEETING

What is ChemSex?: David Stuart, Curator of the Dean Street Wellbeing programme defines ChemSex and its effects, explains the major risks it poses to gay communities and focuses on ways of reducing the damage it causes.

Bread and Roses pub at 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ, a turning off Clapham High Street. (nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common).
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. 3F is the central London group of OneBodyOneFaith (the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement).Points towards the SLAGO cup are awarded on a group attendance total. Teams of 3 selected on the night.

St Botolph’s Church, very near Aldgate tube.
Fri 16th Nov 11:00 am CAGS visit to Horniman Museum (Provisional)

Meet Matthew at Forest Hill station booking office at 11am for a visit to this local museum which has a good cafe for a social after.

Tue 20th Nov 8:00 pm CAGS Monthly Meeting Peter Burman on Ruskin

In 2019 major exhibitions and other events the world over will be celebrating the 200th birthday of the writer and artist John Ruskin. Peter Burman has been exploring Ruskin's thought and writings for most of his adult life, and is a Director of the Guild of St George, founded by Ruskin in 1871. If you care about the environment and about the beauty in landscape, traditional buildings, hand-made crafts and paintings you will enjoy this talk and the discussion it aims to spark.

Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Wed 28th Nov 12:30 pm Join SLG visiting The Oscar Wilde Temple

12.30pm meet for optional lunch (book via Roy) at the Pepper Tree Thai restaurant, 19 Clapham Common South Side, SW4 7AB. before visiting a Victorian former chapel dramatically transformed as a work of art to create an environment that wholly celebrates the Irish poet and author. Period wallpaper, stained glass windows,19th century chandeliers and furniture adorn the space. Free entry. At Studio Voltaire, 1A Nelsons Row, SW4 7JR.

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
Fri 30th Nov 11:00 am CAGS / SLG Walk

Matthew or Chris lead a walk to the Greek Necropolis cemetery at West Norwood. Meet at West Norwood station at 11am . There are plenty of huge and outstanding monuments inside and the visit should be fascinating. Maybe eat at Wetherspoons Streatham Hill afterwards.

Wed 5th 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

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
Mon 7th Jan 12:30 pm CAGS Committee Meeting

Open to all members. Monthly Committee meeting at David's in East Croydon. Please be prompt. Meeting lasts approx 2 hours.

Tue 8th Jan 8:00 pm SLAGO pub night

Wetherspoons opposite Balham Station is the bi-monthly meeting point for all SLAGO members (South Lodon Gay Organisations). Come and join us for a drink and cheap meal.

The Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road, SW12 0BP