Prompt 8pm start please. First of our new series of monthly meetings.The group has taken on many new members recently so sitting in a circle with name tags will give a good chance for people to tell the group about themselves.This is not compulsory but hopefully most of you will join in. Hopefully we shall have a good cross section of members... women, trans gender, asian, african, caribbean and old timers like myself who may wish to speak about their past so that we can understand each other a little better. After introductions, topics can be chosen for future meetings.
Surrey and London Association of Gay Organisations
Come along and relax with members of the other SLAGO groups. £5 entrance to include food.
Representatives of the various SLAGO groups (including CAGS and SLG) will discuss the programme for the months ahead. Speak to Ross or Roger if you have an idea as to what SLAGO could be doing,
A Boxful of Ideas, Paradise Press an anthology of poems;articles, etc by members of the Gay Authors Workshop.
Come and hear the gay activist and historian Professor Jeffrey Weeks. He'll be bringing copies of the new edition of his book Coming Out: Homosexual Politics in Britain from the Nineteenth Century to the Present. After a break for light refreshments, Peter Scott-Presland will talk on “Punting with Pride”. We also plan an update on recent CHE activity, and plans for LGBT History Month. Light refreshments provided. No charge, but it would help our planning if you let us know you intend to come.
We will meet up with members of TAGS (The Arun Gay Society) and S.L.G.to visit the Amberley Transport Museum and Heritage Centre, A nostalgic trip back to England in perhaps the 1940's or so with old shops,garage, tram, vintage bus etc.(Similar to Crich or Beamish ). Catch the 09:53 from East Croydon (Clapham Junc 9:42) Hopefully a group ticket will be approx.£10 each. We return on the 18:17 train from Amberley.back at East Croy about 19:30. 3 people can go on a rail groupsave for £14 each.Only few left.
Our two speakers will be talking about the 1967 Sexual Offences Act which began the process of decriminalising gay sex. Part of CAGS's celebration of LGBT History Month.
The 14th Annual LGBTQ History & Archives Conference. 9:30 to 5pm. £15 (£10 conc's): inc. lunch.
Various events and venues around London. Organised by Gaywise. See their website for more details.
Members of Gay Authors Workshop will be presenting at an Opening Doors London event as part of their South London programme in collaboration with the University of Greenwich. To be followed by a a drinks reception hosted by the University LGBT Staff Network, in the beautiful surroundings of the University’s campus. Contact: 020 7239 0400 or Info@openingdoorslondon.org.uk.