Part of Green Chain walk. Matthew will lead us on the walk (about 5 miles) taking in some parks,quiet streets, Beckenham Place park and the River Ravensbourne. Mostly flat and on good paths.Bring a picnic lunch for in the park and then carry on to finish in Beckenham for a pub stop if wanted. Return to Croydon by tram.Meet at East Croydon station ticket hall at 10.45 to catch the 10.57 train to Sydenham station arriving 11.10
Not a gay meeting but Grahame invites us join him to hear Audrey Brown talking on: "Easter Island: a scientific perspective" Crystal Scientifique (open to all ,free entry, cash bar, no need to book):
Croydon's LGBT police consultation group. All local LGBT people welcome.PLEASE HELP SUPPORT THIS as numbers are dropping.A chance to let the Police know what's happening and what responses they are giving.
Matthew leads a walk taking in Upper Woodmanstern,and Chipstead Valley. Starts with a slow but steep climb. then down to the Valley. Maximum 5 miles. Both start and finish stations are in Oyster Zone 6.Pub lunch possibly at Midday Sun ( 2 meals for £10 deal ) or bring a picnic. Meet at COULSDON SOUTH (NOT town) Station for a set off at 11.00h. Catch Train from East Croydon at 10.46 arrives 10.52 or bus 60 from Croydon.
Group members are invited to tell their life stories.Should be an interesting evening and hopefully you will all add something.
In 2019 major exhibitions and other events the world over will be celebrating the 200th birthday of the writer and artist John Ruskin. Peter Burman has been exploring Ruskin's thought and writings for most of his adult life, and is a Director of the Guild of St George, founded by Ruskin in 1871. If you care about the environment and about the beauty in landscape, traditional buildings, hand-made crafts and paintings you will enjoy this talk and the discussion it aims to spark.
LGBT in the Emergency Services. Samantha Wilson of the LFB Outreach team will be talking about her experiences as an LGBT member of the London Fire Brigade.
Ray Amer is calling the talk “My Pride at Nonsuch High School for Girls”. He hasn’t given any further details but I presume it will be a gay activist looking back at the changes in the treatment of LGBT people in his lifetime. (Sorry but original speaker has had to withdraw and we hastily had to find a new one.
Clem Cook talks about the Sea of Faith Movement. Meeting at St Botolph’s Church, near Aldgate Tube.
Join SLG to visit the London Silver Vaults at 2.15 pm in Chancery Lane. Home to the largest retail collection of fine antique silver in the world. Admission is free. Meet at the entrance. Preceded by an optional lunch at 12.30pm at the Knights Templar (Wetherspoons) 95 Chancery Lane, WC2A 1DT, (off Carey Street).