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 26th Apr 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
Sat 28th Apr 11:30 am SLAGO Awayday Brighton Please note change of venues

Our annual trip to Brighton for members of all SLAGO groups. We'll be travelling in the fourth coach from the front of the 11.20 from Victoria, calling at Clapham Junction at 11.26, East Croydon at 11.35, arriving Brighton at 12.16. Lunch at 12.45 for 1.15 at the Melrose seafood restaurant, 132 King’s Rd, Brighton BN1 2HH (on the seafront, very near the i360 and the remains of the West Pier). The afternoon is free, meeting 5.30 for early evening meal at the "gay-friendly" Regency Tavern, 32/34 Russell Square, Brighton BN1 2EF.

Tue 1st May 8:00 pm Genomes Project Talk

May meeting of Crystal Scientifique (open to all members of the public, free entry, cash bar, no need to book): Speaker, Dr Jane Moorhead, King's College Hospital and NHS England, will be talking about the 100,000 Genomes project. An informal "cafe scientifique" that meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 8pm and is organised by CAGS member Grahame.

Antenna Café, Haynes Lane (entrance at the top of Bedwardine Road) Crystal Palace.
Tue 1st May 8:00 pm SLAGO Pub evening (BALHAM )

Inter-group pub evening in Balham Food available until 10pm.

Wetherspoons, the Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road, SW12 0BP (opposite Balham tube and rail stations).
Wed 2nd May 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 2nd May 8:00 pm Gay play 'Next Fall'

The play is about two gay men in a committed relationship with a twist, Luke, being devoutly religious and the other, Adam, an atheist. The South London Theatre, Stanley Halls, 12A South Norwood Hill, SE25 6AB. Near Norwood Junction Station. Book your own ticket (see website) / or on 07701 055 602. £12/ £9 conc.

Fri 4th May 1:30 pm Rainbows Across Borders Monthly Meeting

Monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers only, except by invitation. For further information, info@rainbowsacrossborders.org.uk .CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near W. Croydon Station).

Sat 5th May 3:00 pm SLG play visit 'Importance of being Earnest '

PLAY: The Importance of Being Earnest. Oscar Wilde's classic masterpiece looks at the how the institution of marriage was treated with trivialityas the characters pretend to be someone they're not to escape social obligations. £14, concs £10.

Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, Putney, SW15 6AW.
Mon 7th May 4:00 pm CAGS Cream Tea

Malcolm’s - Cream tea party in West Norwood from 4 till 7.30 pm. Donation of £2.50 towards the cost of food. Ring Malcolm by 4th May on 020-8670-1590 to book and for address.

Tue 8th May 8:00 pm SLG Monthly meeting Gay Liberation Front

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

Bread and Roses pub, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ, (Clapham North/ Clapham Common /Clap High St (stations)
Wed 9th May 6:30 pm SLG / CAGS Civil Service dinner.

Ian Wilson invites CAGS members to join SLG for dinner in the Civil Service club. Meet in the bar from 6.30pm for a drink and dine at 7pm. Cost: about £12 excluding drinks and service. Dress: smart casual, tie optional. Contact Ian on 020 8390 0644 with your full name and telephone number by 2 May.

Civil Service Club, 13 Great Scotland Yard, SW1A 2HJ (off Northumberland Avenue and Whitehall) (Charing X or Embankment Tube).
Tue 15th May 8:00 pm CAGS Annual General Meeting AGM

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 17th May 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch club

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends. Toby Carvery, 422 Upper Elmers End Road, Beckenham BR3 3HQ (194 bus from opp. Whitgift Centre or E.Croydon Station)

Thu 17th May 5:30 pm Croydon Pride IDAHOT social

Mix and Mingle For the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road Croydon CR0 6BR
Thu 17th May 7:00 pm 3F (OneBodyOneFaith) meeting

7.00 for 7.30pm Rev. Neil Dawson talks about his book “Difference is not a Sin”. Meeting at St Botolph’s Church, very near Aldgate tube.

OneBodyOneFaith
Fri 18th May 10:30 am CAGS Crystal Palace to Dulwich walk

Matthew will lead us on a walk starting at Crystal Palace station tickethall at 10.30. Passing through the park, along quiet roads & disused rail line to Dulwich Park. Some small hills, mainly good paths and pavements. Refreshments should be available at the park café / nearby pub or bring a packed lunch and drink.Buses return to Crystal Palace/Croydon area.

Sun 20th May 12:30 pm Royal Trinity Hospice Gardens ( Clapham)

Join SLG group for an optional pub lunch at the Falcon, noted for its stylish interior decor, 2 St John's Hill SW11 1RU,(just outside Clapham Junction station) from 12.30pm, then 345 bus to the gardens. These spacious gardens are open to the public only a few days each year. Admission £3 each goes towards the Hospice charity. Home-made teas available. Meet 2.30pm at 30 Clapham Common North Side SW4 0RN.

Wed 23rd May 11:00 am SLG Visit James Cook Exhibition: 'The Voyages'

The story of Captain Cook's three voyages through original documents, many of which were produced by the scientists and artists who accompanied the expeditions. Meet at 11.00am in the main entrance near the information desk. Tickets £14 Conc £11 Art Fund card £5.50. Optional lunch afterwards in Euston Flyer pub, 83 Euston Road, NW1 opposite the Library.

British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB
Sat 26th May 6:00 pm SLG visit film 'Crossing Delancey'

6.00 pm Waterloo 'Crossing Delancey' 6.00 pm.Comedy set in New York's Jewish community in which an intellectual single woman is fixed up by her grandmother with a pickle salesman - which she did not quite have in mind! British Film Institute,Southbank, SE1 8XT. Meet by Box Office by 6.10pm. Tickets £7 (concs).

Wed 30th May 2:30 pm SLG lunch and Exhbition 'Ocean Liners'

Optional lunch at 12.30pm at The Hour Glass pub, 279 Brompton Road, SW3 2DY a few minutes walk from South Kensington station (along Pelham Street, then turn left).followed by visit to see 'Ocean Liners – Speed and Style'.Discover the romantic and remarkable age of ocean travel. Meet At the Victoria and Albert Museum entrance Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL. 2:30pm £18 concs £17.

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
Fri 1st Jun 1:30 am Rainbows Across Borders AGM

Annual General Meeting: presentation of Annual Report and Financial Accounts for 2017–18. Members 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).
Mon 4th Jun 7:00 pm Aurora meeting

Croydon's LGBT police consultation group. All local LGBT people welcome. Please note change of date.

Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET (Room F9).
Wed 6th Jun 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
Sat 9th Jun 8:00 pm CAGS Party at David's

Party at David's in Park Hill (near East Croydon station). Please bring a bottle and £3 towards food.

Tue 12th Jun 8:00 pm SLG Monthly meeting

Outings in Art Plus: Looking Up.... staying curious with Outings in Art Plus, presented by Chris Barlow.

Bread and Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ, a turning off Clapham High Street. (nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common).
Fri 15th Jun 7:30 pm London Gay Men's Chorus

Friday 15 June and Saturday 16 June, the London Gay Men’s Chorus showcase a kaleidoscope of choral possibilities in their new programme Polyphonica. Tickets £18 to £39. Book on www.cadoganhall.com/event/lgmc-180606/

Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, SW1X 9DQ
Sat 16th Jun (All day) to Sat 23rd Jun (All day) Festival of Peace Croydon

Croydon's Annual Peace Festival. Details yet to be announced. For further information contact festivalofpeacecroydon@gmail.com.

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.
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.)

Sun 24th Jun 2:00 pm CHE Conference and AGM

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

At the London Friend office, 86 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DN
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
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
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
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

Details later

Sat 14th Jul (All day) Croydon Pride

The festival this year will be in Wandle Park. More details later

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

The second in the series of quizzes for this year's SLAGO Cup.

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
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 (near West Croydon Station).
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
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).
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).
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.
Thu 22nd Nov 12:00 pm CAGS Lunch Club

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends.

The Postal Order, Westow Street, Upper Norwood SE19 3RY
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