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.
Meet Matthew (walk leader) outside main entrance PURLEY station at 10.30. Walk max 5 miles (8 km) via Foxley Woods (short but steep pathway) Kenley Woods, Hayes Lane Cousdon Common to "The Fox" pub for lunch or sandwiches outside on bench if wanted. Return by bus 466 to Purley or Croydon.
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978, Italy, Dir. E. Olmi, 186 mins, 12A) - subtitled.Tickets £8 Conc £6.50.Book via Chris immediately. Unusual Italian provincial life shot in beautiful locations see David Lean cinema site to get snippets.3 hours !
Peter B. introduces us to a number of his favourite songs of the last fifty years, some performed by their writers, others interpreted by different artists. Hopefully (tech.working) these will mainly be on Youtube videos. At Ross's place in Purley. Snacks provided. £2 charge. We regret that this event has had to be cancelled owing to ill health.
All members welcome to attend to listen and contribute to the group's future plans. Please advise Ross if you would like to attend.
Representatives of the various SLAGO groups will discuss the programme for the months ahead.
Chris & Abey invite you to walk from Richmond to their house (about 4.5 miles) for a buffet (£3 charge). Train from Clapham Jcn (to Reading on Plat 5) at 11:28. Easy walk along the Thames thru Twickers and the notorious Ham Fields ! Cross the river at Teddington lock and catch the 481 bus to close to the house in Fulwell . Meet outside RICHMOND station ticket hall when train arrives at 11:40am.
A play by Tommy Murphy, based on the memoir by Timothy Conigrave
It’s the love of a lifetime: Holding The Man charts the relationship of Tim and John from the first bursts of college love to John’s eventual AIDS-related death. Holding Both comic and tragic, it’s a beautiful study of emotion and sexuality. Above the Stag Theatre, Tickets available online at www.abovethestag.com.
Graeme invites us to his flat for an afternoon social in Upper Norwood. 2pm to 6pm. Admission £3