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 30th Nov 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Blood Relatives by Steven Alcock.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Fri 1st Dec 1:00 pm Rainbows Across Borders Meeting.

Party for all LGBT asylum seekers and their supporters.

CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon station)
Fri 1st Dec 6:00 pm World Aids Day Charity Fundraiser

With food, drink, raffle , cabaret, entertainment and music, in aid of Croydon Pride Trust and Metrocharity, which runs The Bridge, Croydon's support group for young LGBT people,

The Braithwaite Hall, Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX.
Sat 2nd Dec 6:00 pm South Bank film The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Waterloo Southbank cinema. A surgeon is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behaviour of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister... Book early.

British Film Institute, Southbank, SE1 8XT. Meet by Box Office by 6pm. Tickets £7.20 (concs)
Wed 6th 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
Wed 6th Dec 2:30 pm Wild life photography with S.L.G South Kensington

We visit the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition to see the world's best nature photography. At the Tickets £13.50, concs £8. Meet at the exhibition entrance inside the museum. Preceded by optional lunch at 12.30pm at Carluccio’s, 1 Old Brompton Road, SW7 3HZ (opposite South Kensingtn Tube station).

Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London S W7 5BD.
Thu 14th Dec 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Not my Father's Son by Alan Cumming.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thu 14th Dec 7:45 pm PLAY: Jack and the Beanstalk 7.45pm Putney

Join with SLG group.The future of Mama Trot’s farm is in jeopardy. Evil debt collectors Lord Wonga and sidekick Quick Quid want their weekly instalments and the money has run out. Up above the village in Cloudland,an evil giant threatens the community. £14,concs £10.

Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, Putney, SW15 6AW.
Fri 15th Dec 7:30 pm London Gay Men's Chorus 'Tinseltown'

Major concert on both Fri & Sat 15 &16 December TINSELTOWN. The LGMC would love to see you this winter to hear our 200-strong voices in collaboration with a studio symphony orchestra for a programme With a variety of music showcasing Hollywood in all its grandeur, you can expect to hear a wonderful range of classics from the silver screen. Songs from Sunset Boulevard, Moulin Rouge and The Sound Of Music etc BOOK via their website £16.50 upwards..

The Troxy - Limehouse - E1 0HX
Sun 17th Dec 11:00 am Autumn Tennis Finals

The autumn tournament reaches its conclusion.

The National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace, Ledrington Road, London, SE19 2BB
Sun 17th Dec 12:00 pm Naturist Swim

Sunday 17 December NATURIST SWIM 12 noon to 2pm. Join James and SLG members for a naturist swim at the University of London Union, Admission £10 (or £15 for two sessions). Go down the stairs opposite the entrance and ask for a locker key at the desk, for which you have to show some identification. The pool is in the basement. You go to the pool with your money. Strictly naturist. Nearest station is Goodge Street.

Malet Street Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HY.
Tue 19th Dec 12:30 pm SLG / CAGS Kingston Bridge - Hampton Court Palace Walk 2pm

2.5 miles Gentle walk along the Thames. See the Palace in all its festive splendour. Beforehand Optional LUNCH at 12.30pm in The Kings Tun, 153 Clarence Street Kingston, KT1 1QT, (Wetherspoons). The WALK STARTS at 2pm outside the pub. Good footwear needed as the riverside path might be wet & muddy. Afternoon tea/coffee etc available in The Palace Tea Room. Return by train from Hampton Court station to Clapham Junction.

Thu 21st Dec 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch Club

Informal Lunch for CAGS members and their friends. All welcome

The Boulevard, Ruskin Parade, South Croydon CR2 6PW
Thu 21st Dec 7:30 pm CINEMA The Greatest show on Earth

Thursday 21 December 7.30pm Kennington.Join Terry Sanderson for a trawl through the archives as he assembles the greatest variety bill ever. Top flight entertainers from yesterday and today captured at their peak. Tickets £8.50 / £6.50 concs

The Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road), SE11 4TH.
Sat 23rd Dec 8:00 pm CAGS Annual Xmas Party

David once again delivers another one of his great Xmas Parties. £3 and a bottle / juice gets you food and mulled wine. For those that have been good this year you may even get a present from Santa. Do come in your favourite costumes.

Tue 26th Dec 3:30 pm Boxing Day Mince Pies

Colin provides his usual Boxing Day Tea / Coffee and Mince pies. Usually a cheery festive crowd attend. £3 for the food and you can bring a bottle if you wish (not compulsory). Upper Norwood.SE 19 2PY

Tue 26th Dec 7:00 pm Boxing Day Meal with SLG group

Streatham Hill. For anyone looking for a relaxing Boxing Day event, come for a drink and optional meal at the Crown and Sceptre (Wetherspoons), 2a Streatham Hill, SW2 4AH (junction with South Circular). Just turn up.

Fri 29th Dec 6:15 pm FILM: On The Town

Jointly with SLG group. Classic 1949 musical in which three sailors have just 24 hours to make the most of their shore leave in New York. Meet by Box Office by 6.00pm. Tickets £7 (concs).

British Film Institute, Southbank, SE1 8XT.
Sun 31st Dec 9:00 pm CAGS New Year's Eve party

Eat, drink, dance and see the New Year in. Please bring a bottle. £3. Limited space, so please book early!

With Ross in Purley
Tue 2nd Jan 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
Fri 5th Jan 11:00 am CAGS Croydon Museum visit

Cold January prompts a visit to the Museum of Croydon as I have never been there ! Croydon Clocktower , Katharine Street Croydon CR9 1ET. Meet at the entrance at 11am After we can have lunch at Wetherspoons (George Street ) 1pm.

Mon 8th Jan 12:30 pm CAGS Committee Meeting

All members welcome to attend to listen and contribute to the group's future plans. Please advise David if you would like to attend.

Fri 12th Jan 10:30 am CAGS Walk Caterham to Coulsdon

Matthew will lead us through his home town. Up steep short hill then pass C11 church of St. Lawrence, a graveyard and some parks. Coulsdon Commnon through Happy Valley (sheep grazing) and up hill to Farthing Downs finish in Coulsdon Town. Lunch in pub or cheap Italian café. Could be muddy in parts so wear sturdy shoes or boots.Catch 09:59 train from E.Croydon (or bus 407) to Zone 6 Caterham Station entrance for start at 10.30.Finish Coulsdon (Zone 6) about 13.00 for bus/ train back. 5 miles approx.

Mon 15th Jan 7:00 pm Aurora meeting

Croydon's LGBT police consultation group. All local LGBT people welcome.

Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET (Room F9).
Tue 16th Jan 8:00 pm CAGS Monthly Meeting Jeremy Kingston

Jeremy Kingston, playwright, poet and former theatre critic for Punch and The Times, will talk about his lifetime involvement with the theatre and read some extracts from his poetry collections and the plays he has written.

Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
Thu 18th Jan 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch Club

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends

The Spread Eagle, Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Fri 19th Jan 7:30 pm C.A.G.S. Cheese and wine party

Francis invites you to a cheese and wine party (bring bottle/juice and £3 towards food) in Coulsdon (South Croydon ).Start 7.30.

Thu 25th Jan 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day we'll be discussing I, Pierre Seel , deported Homosexual: A Memoir of Nazi Terror by Pierre Seel.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Fri 26th Jan 7:30 pm CAGS Classical Music evening

Friday 26 January at Tony's in Shirley. Programme selected by Tony & Peter. 7.30 for 8.

Thu 1st Feb 5:00 pm 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.

The Braithwaite Hall, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET
Mon 12th Feb 12:30 pm CAGS Committee Meeting

All CAGS members welcome to attend to listen and contribute to the group's future plans. Please advise Ross if you would like to attend.

Thu 22nd Feb 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch Club

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends

The Pear Tree, Brighton Road, Purley CR8 2LN
Thu 22nd Feb 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

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
Tue 27th Feb 8:00 pm 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, ambient sounds and spoken word that aims to celebrate the contrasts in Jarman's life rather than reconcile them.
Project Adorno are a two-man arts collective from southwest London whose electro-pop cabaret live performances read like a quirky thesis on popular culture from the last 30 years. Created and performed by Project Adorno

Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
Tue 13th Mar 7:00 pm Aurora meeting

Croydon's LGBT police consultation group (provisional date). All local LGBT people welcome.

Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET (Room to be confirmed).
Tue 20th Mar 8:00 pm CAGS Monthly Meeting Opening Doors

A talk by Daniel West of Opening Doors.

Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
Thu 22nd Mar 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch Club

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends

White Lion, 3 Farleigh Road, Warlingham CR6 9EG
Thu 29th Mar 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Lord Cucumber & the Boy Hairdresser by Joe Orton.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tue 17th Apr 8:00 pm 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.

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

We'll be discussing Gluck by Diana Souhami.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Sat 28th Apr 11:15 am SLAGO Away Day trip to Brighton

Our annual trip to Brighton for members of all SLAGO groups (provisional Date). More details later.

Tue 15th May 8:00 pm CAGS Monthly meeting AGM

CAGS Annual General Meeting. Come and discuss the group's activities over the last year and its plans for the future, vote on a constitutional amendment, and elect the officers and committee for the coming year.

Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Thu 31st May 2:30 pm Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Mr Foote's Other Leg by Ian Kelly.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tue 19th Jun 8:00 pm CAGS Monthly Meeting Subject to be announced

Provisional date, depending on the availability of the venue.

Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
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
Sat 7th Jul 12:00 pm LONDON PRIDE

Details later

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
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
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
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
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 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
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