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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.

Wed 24th Apr 7:45 pm PLAY: The Real Thing

Tom Stoppard's play examines the nature of honesty and reality versus appearance by focusing on the relationship between Henry and Annie, a member of a group fighting to free a Scottish soldier imprisoned for burning a memorial wreath.

Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, Putney, SW15 6AW. £14, concs £10.
Thu 25th Apr 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We will be discussing God in Pink by Hasan Namir.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tue 30th Apr 7:30 pm SLG Lunch visit

Join SLG members at the Radha Krishna Bhavan South Indian Restaurant, Authentic cuisine at moderate prices.
86 Tooting High Street, SW17 0RN (opposite Sainsbury's). Tube: Tooting Broadway.

Wed 1st May 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch Club

Join CAGS members for a cheap friendly lunch at the Toby Carvery, 415 Brighton Road, Purley Oaks CR2 6ES (bus or train to Purley Oaks Station)

The White Lion, 3 Farleigh Road, Warlingham CR6 9EG
Fri 3rd May 1:30 pm Rainbows Across Borders

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

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Tue 7th May 8:00 pm Inter-group pub evening

All members welcome to eat and drink at the new look Crown and Sceptre pub. New tenants have taken over from Wetherspoons but have kept the prices low so we are trying this out.

Crown and Sceptre, 2a Streatham Hill, SW2 4AH (junction with South Circular).Between Brixton Tube & Streatham Hill rail station.Near Brixton bus garage.
Sat 11th May 11:00 am SLAGO groups trip to EASTBOURNE

Groups combine for a day out to Eastbourne. Catch the 10:46 from Victoria, calling at Clapham Junc 10:53 and East Croydon 11:03. arrives Eastbourne 12:14. Travel in front carriage (train may split on route so make sure it is the front carriage of the right portion). Lunch in town and a drink before returning on half hourly train service.

Sat 11th May 8:00 pm TransPALS social night

Our regular event for all trans people at our usual venue.

Mon 13th May 12:30 pm CAGS Committee meeting

All members are welcome to join the committee meeting at David's in East Croydon. Please be prompt and reserve your place in advance.

Tue 14th May 8:00 pm SLG Monthly Meeting

Join SLG members for a talk on Gay Life in Bangladesh: Mazharul Islam shares his experiences living as a gay man in Bangladesh and talks about the hostility and prejudice faced by its LGBT community.

Bread & Roses pub, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ, Tubes: Claphm North or Comm/ or Clap.High St (Rail)
Wed 15th May 7:00 pm to Sat 8th Jun 7:00 pm This Island's Mine by Philip Osment

Seventeen-year-old Luke runs away to London – away from homophobic playground slurs, headlines that scream ‘Don’t Teach Our Children To Be Gay’ and a family who wouldn’t understand him – to Uncle Martin, who he once saw with his arms around another man at a march. In the capital, Mark is sacked because of fears about colleagues working with ‘someone like him’. His boyfriend, Selwyn, faces being beaten up both by the police and at home by his own stepbrother. Meanwhile, Debbie battles with her son, who doesn’t want to live with her and her girlfriend. And retired piano teacher Miss Rosenblum – who once found refuge in this country from a terror that swept away half her family in 1930s Vienna – has seen this sort of hatred and fear before. Soon, these individual stories – of first loves and old flames, alliances and abandonment, missed opportunities and new chances – intertwine to paint a vivid picture of Eighties Britain. This Island’s Mine was originally performed by Gay Sweatshop in 1988. Now, three decades after the introduction of Section 28 banning positive representations of homosexuality, Philip Osment’s passionate and lyrical play, of outsiders, exiles and refugees, is all too resonant. Book online at https://www.kingsheadtheatre.com/ or by calling the box office on 020 7226 8561

The Kings Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, The Angel, London N1 1QN
Thu 16th May 7:00 pm 3F (OneBodyOneFaith) MEETING

7.00 for 7.30pm Aldgate Maaike from Dementia Support talks about their work and the different types of ementia. Meeting at St Botolph’s Church, very near Aldgate tube.

Fri 17th May 10:30 am CAGS Countryside Ramble

Join Francis for a group walk .Train from East Croydon (Platform 6) for the 10.32 train to Tattenham Corner. Then mainly downhill walk over Epsom Downs, past Grandstand to Epsom Weatherspoons for lunch (about 2.5 miles). Return different route to Tattenham Corner OR train back to Croydon from Epsom.

Mon 20th May 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.

Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET (Room F10)
Wed 22nd May 11:00 am VISIT: Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery (Ealing )

Join SLG members to see a recently renovated manor house by architect Sir John Soane in 1804, which incorporates sculptures by Anish Kapoor. At Mattock Lane, W5 5EQ.( Ealing Broadway train and tube.) Meet at the manor house entrance at 11am. Entry to both house and gallery costs £7. Followed by optional lunch about 1pm at the Osteria del Portico, 7a The Green, Ealing,W5 5DA.

Wed 29th May 7:30 pm PLAY : Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.

Join SLG for a play visit .There has been a murder and only Dirk Gently suspects the butterfly. In time, you will understand many things. Even, eventually, the plot. Southside explore the fundamental interconnectedness of all things in this spectacular version of Douglas Adams’ other masterpiece. Presented by the Southside Players at Chestnut Grove Academy, 45 Chestnut Grove, Balham, SW12 8JZ. Tickets £12 concs £9.

Thu 30th May 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We will be discussing My Animals and Other Family by Clare Balding.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Wed 5th Jun 12:00 pm CAGS Group lunch

Join CAGS members for a cheap friendly lunch at The Boulevard, Ruskin Parade, South Croydon CR2 6PW

Fri 7th Jun 1:30 pm Rainbows Across Borders

Annual General Meeting 2018/19 Monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers only, except by invitation. For further info, please contact info@rainbowsacrossborders.org.uk .

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Sat 8th Jun 8:00 pm TransPALS social night

Our regular event for all trans people at our usual venue.

Mon 10th Jun 12:30 pm CAGS Committee Meeting

Monthly committee meeting at David's, near East Croydon Station. All members are welcome to come and join in with new ideas etc. Please be prompt and let David know you are coming.

Tue 11th Jun 8:00 pm SLG Monthly Meeting

Peter Scott-Presland speaks on 'What shall we tell the children? Part Two takes up the story from 1970; the battle for LGBT groups to get positive images into schools; the Labour councils led by LGBT activists who supported them; the 'scandals' - Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex...and Jenny Lives with Eric and Martin; Section 28; and the whole tug-of-war between repression and liberation which is still going on over schools policy.

Bread & Roses pub, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ, Tubes: Claphm North or Comm/ or Clap.High St (Rail)
Tue 18th Jun 8:00 pm CAGS Monthly Meeting

Peter Matthews gives another of his excellent talks ..this time on London Bridges.

The Spread Eagle, 39 - 41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX (next to Town Hall )
Sat 22nd Jun 6:00 pm BRING AND SHARE Party

David opens up his house to yet another party but includes SLG members too. To save on catering work you are invited to bring some food of your own choice to be shared plus bring your own drink.The choice is yours ! Book early to avoid disappointment (numbers may be limited ).

Thu 27th Jun 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We will be discussing Speak no Evil by Uzodinma Iwela.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tue 2nd Jul 8:00 pm Inter Group PUB EVENING

All members welcome to eat and drink together in a friendly mixed pub.

Crown and Sceptre, 2a Streatham Hill, SW2 4AH (junction with South Circular).Between Brixton Tube & Streatham Hill rail station.Near Brixton bus garage.:
Wed 3rd Jul 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch Club

Join CAGS members for a cheap friendly lunch at the Coach House Café, Conduit Lane, Coombe Wood CR0 5RQ

Fri 5th Jul 1:30 pm Rainbows Across Borders

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

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Sat 6th Jul (All day) London Pride

More details later

Sat 13th Jul (All day) Croydon Pridefest 2019

The festival this year will again be in Wandle Park, preceded by a march through the town centre. More details have yet to be announced.

Sat 13th Jul 8:00 pm TransPALS social night

Our regular event for all trans people at our usual venue.

Tue 16th Jul 8:00 pm CAGS Monthly meeting Slago Quiz

Croydon host the SLAGO quiz round. Teams of 3 people arranged at the start so nobody left out.

Thu 25th Jul 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We will be discussing Gentleman Jack: a Biography of Anne Lister by Angela Steidele.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Fri 2nd Aug 1:30 pm Rainbows across borders

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

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Sat 3rd Aug (All day) Brighton Pride

More details later

Wed 7th Aug 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch club

Join CAGS members for a cheap friendly lunch at Coombe Lodge, Coombe Lane, Croydon CR0 5RB

Sat 10th Aug 8:00 pm TransPALS social night

Our regular event for all trans people at our usual venue.

Thu 29th Aug 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We will be discussing End of Eddy by Edouard Louis.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tue 3rd Sep 8:00 pm Inter group Pub evening

All members welcome to eat and drink together in a friendly mixed pub.

Crown and Sceptre, 2a Streatham Hill, SW2 4AH (junction with South Circular).Between Brixton Tube & Streatham Hill rail station.Near Brixton bus garage.
Wed 4th Sep 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch club

Join CAGS members for a cheap friendly lunch at the Crown & Sceptre, Junction Road, South Croydon CR2 6RB

Fri 6th Sep 1:30 pm Rainbows Across Borders

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

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Sat 14th Sep 8:00 pm TransPALS social night

Our regular event for all trans people at our usual venue.

Thu 26th Sep 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We will be discussing Natalie and Romaine by Diana Souhami.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Fri 27th Sep 7:00 pm SLAGO group social (Holborn)

SLAGO group party. Meet at the Calthorpe Arms at 19:00 for nibbles and hot food at 20:30.Last year 35 people attended... so do make the effort.to attend everybody.

Wed 2nd Oct 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch club

Join CAGS members for a cheap friendly lunch at The Postal Order, Westow Street, Upper Norwood SE19 3RY

Fri 4th Oct 1:30 pm Rainbows across borders

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

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Sat 12th Oct 8:00 pm TransPALS social night

Our regular event for all trans people at our usual venue.

Thu 31st Oct 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We will be discussing Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime by Val McDermid.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Fri 1st Nov 1:30 pm Rainbows Across Borders

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

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Wed 6th Nov 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch Club

Join CAGS members for a cheap friendly lunch at

Sat 9th Nov 8:00 pm TransPALS social night

Our regular event for all trans people at our usual venue.

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

3F group host the SLAGO QUIZ at St Botolphs church close to Aldgate Tube station.Teams of 3 are arranged on the night..All members of SLAGO groups welcome.

Thu 28th Nov 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We will be discussing The Well of Loneliness by Radcliffe Hall.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Wed 4th Dec 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch club

Join CAGS members for the Christmas lunch at The Boulevard restaurant, Ruskin Parade, South Croydon CR2 6PW

Fri 6th Dec 1:30 pm Rainbows Across Borders

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

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Thu 12th Dec 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We will be discussing Genet: Biography of Janet Flanner by Brenda Wineapple.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Sat 14th Dec 8:00 pm TransPALS social night

Our regular event for all trans people at our usual venue.