Open to all established and budding LGBT+ talent, dyke, faggot, bi, bi-curious, trans and all stations in between. Bring poems, bring songs, bring musical instruments from guitars to the spoons, bring magic tricks, tap-dancing, balloon animals - but above all, bring yourselves. Seize the moment, seize the mike, and something wonderful will happen, whether you're player or audience. Free admission. If you want, please contact organiser Peter Scott-Presland in advance to discuss your performing needs, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting with local Police LGBT consultation group to discuss any issues. Do help support these meetings. Turn up at the Town hall before 7pm and ask for the Aurora Meeting room.
3.30pm – 6pm CAGS members are invited to join Merton Silver Rainbow launch of our new club for older LGBT+ people – Merton Silver Rainbows. We’ll be hosting an afternoon tea at our centre to meet people from the community and find out more about activities that might interest you.Leigh ( ( from Waterside ) welcomes you back to his new venture.The Elmwood Centre is centrally located in Mitcham (very near to the ACE Project some members may recall) and is very easy to get to by public transport. 264 bus stop from Croydon is 4 minutes’ walk and Mitcham Tram is 8 minutes’ walk.
A gentle stroll of around 4.5 miles from Clapham Junction Station over Wandsworth Common and Tooting Common to arrive at Streatham Common, with the streets of two of South London's leafier suburbs in between. This will lead to a lunch stop at The Bull on Streatham High Road. After lunch, you can take a bus directly to Croydon; take a train from Streatham Common Station, or walk on over Streatham Common and around the Rookery to catch the 468 bus on Beulah Hill. Please meet at East Croydon Station at 10:30 to catch the 10:42 train to Clapham Junction.
Join Louis and CAGS members at a beautiful, hillside garden on three levels, with stunning views, flowers, trees, summerhouse, water feature, plants for sale, and outdoor cafe. Admission £4. Part of the National Open Garden Scheme, raising money for charity: https://www.ngs.org.uk/ Meet at 57 Westhall Road, Warlingham, CR6 9BG, from 2.30 pm. It’s a few minutes walk from Upper Warlingham Station (turn right onto Westhall Road), 12 minutes from East Croydon Station (14.10 train arrives at 14.22).
Louis invites CAGS members to a beautiful garden surrounded by woodland, with flowers, trees, shrubs, water feature, plants for sale, and outdoor cafe. Admission £4. Part of the National Open Garden Scheme, raising money for charity: https://www.ngs.org.uk/ Meet at 2 Springhurst Close, Shirley Church Road, Shirley, CR0 5AT, from 2.30 pm. It’s in a cul-de-sac, opposite the entrance to Addington Golf Club. Take Bus 194 to Benson Primary School, then short walk up Shirley Church Road, alongside woodland.
Thursday, Friday , Saturday 27th,28th & 29 June.19:45 starts. Not to be mist ! David comes out of the shadows in this version of Hamlet performed by Sutton amateur dramatic club.Tickets £10 (unreserved). www.ticketsource.co.uk/sadc or contact 07910 649208 (after 5pm). Tickets available on the door from 7.15 cash only. St Mary’s Beddington is a beautiful historic church with links to Sir Walter Raleigh and William Morris.
Marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City, this 1995 BBC film portrays events through the memories of Puerto Rican drag queen La Miranda (Diaz). British Film Institute, Southbank, SE1 8XT. Meet by Box Office by 6.05pm. Tickets £8.20 (concs).
7.00 for 7.30pm Aldgate . Revd Mark Kenny, Director of Spiritual Care at the Francis Holland School will be talking about ‘living out faith and love in a school context’. Meeting at St Botolph’s Church, very near Aldgate tube.
2:30 pm Victoria .Leonardo da Vinci ‘A Life in Drawing’. To mark 500 years since his death, over 200 of Leonardo’s drawings will be on view at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, covering an amazing range of his artistic and scientific studies. Tickets can be booked ahead at £13.50 / £12.20 for Seniors. Otherwise, meet at the Gallery entrance (Buckingham Gate, SW1A 1AA) from 2.30pm, or the JD Wetherspoons pub inside Victoria station from 12.30pm for (optional) lunch.