FILM: "Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean" 6.10pm Waterloo. In a barren Texas backwater, old friends and members of a James Dean fan club reunite 20 years after his death, They swap their emotional poverty for dreams –exposed as delusions with bitter disappointments. British Film Institute, Southbank, SE1 8XT. Meet by Box Office by 6pm. Tickets £7.20 (concs).
Join SLG members for lunch at 12.30pm Vauxhall, Estrela Bar and Restaurant, (Upstairs dining room), 111 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1UZ. [corner Meadow Place] (Vauxhall train and tube). Portuguese cuisine at reasonable prices.
Join SLG members for a Wetherspoons special event from 7pm Streatham Hill.Try something new (haggis, neeps and tatties, with a Scottish ale) or just choose from the usual comprehensive menu, at the Crown and Sceptre (Wetherspoons), 2A Streatham Hill, SW2 4AH (junction with South Circular). Preferably contact Basil or Tony (020 8543 0898) in advance so that we can bag enough tables together.
Peter will present a selection of wonderful Youtube performances featuring singers (and one pianist) performing songs written between the 1950s and the present day. At Ross's house in Purley. £2.00 to cover the cost of snack food, soft drinks and tea and coffee. If you want alcohol, please bring it with you. 7.45 for a prompt 8.00 pm start.
Sanderstead's gay rights campaigner Peter Wells was 26, his partner was 18. Because this was 1974 when the gay age of consent was 21, he was sentenced to two and a half years in jail. Scandal engulfed his partner, too. From his cell, Wells launched the first European Court of Human Rights challenge to the discrimination in the different ages of consent. The case was pioneering stuff, needing several more cases building on his work to finally get success in the late 1990s..He played a key role in creating a path to legal equality for LGBT people, yet his story is almost unknown.
Croydon's Annual Peace Festival. For full programme, please visit www,festivalofpeacecroydon.org
Throughout February, an exhibition detailing the work of Croydon's various LGBT groups will be on display on the first floor of Croydon Central Library. The library will also be staging an exhibition of the work of LGBT Photographer Tom Dingley, either in the library itself, or in the foyer.
QueerBee brings authentic queer stories, by queer filmmakers, directly to audiences. Get ready to launch into LGBT History Month with this programme of shorts exploring issues around faith. Throughout our lives we discover there are special religious paradoxes reserved for LGBTIQ people with impacts as varied as the individuals who carry their faith and those who encounter them. Tickets are £8.50 (Concessions £7.00) pay on the door early. Opens at 7:15 pm, for 7;45 start.