Three one-act plays written during the suffrage campaigns in the early 20th century - ‘How the vote was won’ by Cicely Hamilton and Christopher St John, ‘A Chat with Mrs Chicky’ by Evelyn Glover and ‘Press Cuttings’ by George Bernard Shaw. Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, Putney, SW15 6AW. £14,concs £10.
Croydon Area Gay Society
National Portrait Gallery. This free annual exhibition of portraits by promising young artists is always worth seeing. Meet at the entrance in St Martin’s Place, near Trafalgar Square. Preceded at 12.30pm by optional lunch at the Lord Moon of the Mall (Wetherspoons), 16 Whitehall, SW1A 2DY.
Join SLG to see the Story of Reich’s campaign against ‘degenerate’ art and the response in London in 1938 by an exhibition at the New Burlington Galleries in London. Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square,WC1B 5DP. Free admission. Lunch at the Shakespeare’s Head (Wetherspoons),64-68 Kingsway, Holborn WC2B 6BG.
NATURIST SWIM 12 noon to 2pm Bloomsbury ( details ask James or see last month.)
Join SLG group for this trip. Meet up with Ken and Leanne to spend the day in this attractive seaside town. We are catching the 10.40 train (front carriage) from Victoria arriving at 12.31. We will go for lunch in The Charles Dickens, 5-6 Victoria Parade, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 1QS then spend the afternoon exploring the town. – (Direct return trains leave Broadstairs at 54 mins.past each hour.)
Rupert Everett's dramatisation of the final tragic years of Oscar Wilde's life.The film will be showing at HMV Curzon Wimbledon, 2nd floor, 23 The Broadway, SW19 1RE (NOT to be confused with the Odeon Wimbledon) next Thursday 2 August.£9.50 concs. Unreserved seating.Show time is 12,40pm so we meet at the box office by 12.30pm and buy our own tickets.Preceded by optional snacks/ drinkettes at 11.45am at the Wibbas Down Inn (Wetherspoons), 6 Gladstone Road, SW19 1QT.
On Sunday 12 August the London Gay Men's Chorus Ensemble performs at the Camden Fringe Festival . Performances at 6pm and 7.45pm, tickets £12 and £10 concs. Upstairs at the Gatehouse pub, Highgate West Hill, Highgate, N6 4BD. Book online.
Every Sunday CAGS tennis group meet at the Crystal Palace arena. Details from Jim.
at the Dog & Bull, Surrey Street, in central Croydon, beginning at around 9.30 p.m. To check on times or other information, call
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).