Matthew leads a walk taking in Upper Woodmanstern,and Chipstead Valley. Starts with a slow but steep climb. then down to the Valley. Maximum 5 miles. Both start and finish stations are in Oyster Zone 6.Pub lunch possibly at Midday Sun ( 2 meals for £10 deal ) or bring a picnic. Meet at COULSDON SOUTH (NOT town) Station for a set off at 11.00h. Catch Train from East Croydon at 10.46 arrives 10.52 or bus 60 from Croydon.
Croydon Area Gay Society
Group members are invited to tell their life stories.Should be an interesting evening and hopefully you will all add something.
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.
LGBT in the Emergency Services. Samantha Wilson of the LFB Outreach team will be talking about her experiences as an LGBT member of the London Fire Brigade.
Ray Amer is calling the talk “My Pride at Nonsuch High School for Girls”. He hasn’t given any further details but I presume it will be a gay activist looking back at the changes in the treatment of LGBT people in his lifetime. (Sorry but original speaker has had to withdraw and we hastily had to find a new one.
Clem Cook talks about the Sea of Faith Movement. Meeting at St Botolph’s Church, near Aldgate Tube.
Join SLG to visit the London Silver Vaults at 2.15 pm in Chancery Lane. Home to the largest retail collection of fine antique silver in the world. Admission is free. Meet at the entrance. Preceded by an optional lunch at 12.30pm at the Knights Templar (Wetherspoons) 95 Chancery Lane, WC2A 1DT, (off Carey Street).
Join SLG members to see 'Charmed Lives in Greece' 10.30am in Bloomsbury. Focuses on the friendship of the artists Nikos Ghika and John Craxton, and the writer Patrick Leigh Fermor. Their shared love of Greece was fundamental to their work. Followed by an optional lunch at the Shakespeare’s Head (Wetherspoons), 64-68 Kingsway, Holborn WC2B 6BG.
12 noon to 2pm Bloomsbury Join James for a naturist swim. Admission £10 , (or £15 two sessions). Down the stairs, opposite the entrance and ask for a locker key at the desk, showing some identification. The pool is in the basement and having disposed of all your clothes, you go to the pool with your money. The event is strictly naturist. Nearest station is Goodge Street.
Join SLG members in Putney for Shakespeare’s late, great masterpiece play with freedom, treachery and forgiveness. £14, concs £10.