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.
Surrey and London Association of Gay Organisations
S.L.G group are meeting at Regent Street/corner with Margaret Street (north of Oxford Circus) at 1pm to watch the parade, preceded by an optional snack or meal at 12 noon in the 5th floor restaurant in John Lewis, Oxford Street, W1C 1DX.
Apologies for the confusion - this event took place on the 27th of November.
Jean Genet: Do we really understand him? SLG member John Carter reviews the life and work of this gay French social outcast and thief turned novelist and playwright.
PRAVDA.....David Hare & Howard Brenton's satire on the ruthless newspaper culture of the 1980s, in particular an insatiable media mogul eating into the liberal, loss-making establishment. Features SLG member Bill Boyd. Tickets £12, concs £11. To book, contact Gerry on 020 8870 2575 by 23 October.
Inter-group pub evening in Balham Wetherspoons, (opposite Balham tube and rail stations). Food available until 10pm.
Representatives of the various SLAGO groups will discuss the programme for the months ahead.
Tony Porter provides a brief look at gay folklore.
Guest speaker will be author Mark Johnson, talking about his debut novel and how he came to write it. Changing Trains will transport you back to the 1980s, and one working class boy's coming-of-age journey of discovery and sexual self-awareness.After a busy week in the newsroom, editor Sam is looking forward to relaxing on his regular Eurostar journey from London to his second home in the south west of France.
Jeremy Kingston, playwright, poet and former theatre critic for Punch and The Times, will talk about his lifetime involvement with the theatre and read extracts from his poetry collections and the plays he has written.