What is ChemSex?: David Stuart, Curator of the Dean Street Wellbeing programme defines ChemSex and its effects, explains the major risks it poses to gay communities and focuses on ways of reducing the damage it causes.
Croydon Area Gay Society
2pm Waterloo 1957 vintage comedy with Peter Sellers, Terry Thomas and Peggy Mount who plot their revenge when blackmailed by a scandal-sheet tabloid. British Film Institute, Southbank, SE1 8XT. Meet by Box Office by 1.50pm. FREE to over-60s (booking by phone or in person only).
Shakespeare's play dramatises the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. Features SLG member Bill Boyd. Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, Putney, SW15 6AW. £14, concs £10.
Loy Krathong .Now we can ‘float our boats’ on the little lake below the Buddhapadipa temple, 14 Calonne Road, SW19 5HJ. (In Thailand this is an ancient Full Moon festival to mark the end of the rainy season.) Meet outside the main entrance of Wimbledon station 12 noon. Thai Snacks and / or optional lunch after at the Wibbas Down (Wetherspoons) pub near Wimbledon station / Theatre, around 2pm.
The Crown and Sceptre, 2A Streatham Hill, London SW2 4AH (junction with South Circular) Wetherspoons is the NEW bi-monthly meeting point for all SLAGO members (South Lodon Gay Organisations). Come and join us for a drink and cheap meal. This replaces the Balham pub which has been closed.
During October, both chairman David and newsletter editor Peter will pass a significant milestone. You are invited to help them celebrate at this late afternoon tea party at David's house. Bring £3 towards food. 10 minutes walk from East Croydon station.
Open to all members. Come along and help inspire the group to greater things. David's house in East Croydon, meeting lasts about 2 hours. Please be prompt.
SLG group's AGM 8.00pm Bread and Roses. The AGM is usually reasonably short, giving time to
socialise afterwards. The Bread and Roses pub is at 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ, a turning off
Clapham High Street. (tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common) or Clapham High St (Overground).
The artist JMW Turner designed this house for himself at 40 Sandycoombe Rd, TW1 2LR, ( dates from 1813 ). We have a Guided Tour arranged at 3pm, £6 admission, but we need numbers in advance, book by 30 September. Optional lunch at 1pm in the Crown pub 174 Richmond Rd, TW1 2NH [St Margarets Station]. Meet in the pub or else meet Basil outside Richmond Station at 12.30pm, Buses 490, H22, R68, R70 from Richmond run a regular service past the pub.
Alan Bennett's unusual double bill of one act plays (An Englishman Abroad and A Question of Attribution) about two of the most celebrated spies of modern times: Guy Burgess & Anthony Blunt. concs £10. Book by 3 Oct.