Author Stuart Feather will tell us about giant cucumbers, fake nuns, dead light-bulbs; weapons of the first lesbian and gay sexual revolution whose demonstrations were colourful, camp, and bitingly sarcastic, wrong-footing authority at every turn. Maoists, Marxists, Radical Feminists and Radical Queens struggled to define the idea of gay liberation.
Coming events CAGS
For a full list of all events past and future, see events-list-cags
A once-in-a-lifetime Exhibition of Horace Walpole’s Collection, in his famous, and recently restored, Georgian Gothic house.These items were sold in 1848, and are on loan to the house, from around the world.Exhibition closes on 26 February, and is open from 12 – 6 pm. Meet Louis at Strawberry Hill House & Garden, 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 4ST (020 8744 1241). £16 per person (£14.40 for members of National trust, English Heritage, National Art Fund). You need to book a one-hour entry time online (e.g. 12.00-13.00, or 12.30-13.30, etc.) at: https://www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk Some of us have already booked - a General Admission Ticket - to enter between 12.00-13.00, and will eat lunch together after, probably in the Cafe there. Nearest station: Strawberry Hill – 2 trains per hour, arriving, from Clapham Junction, at 7 mins & 37 mins past the hour. Then 8 minute walk, via Waldegrave Gardens. The House has a small car park.
A quartet of strangers in a sexual square dance - partners constantly swapped between desire and betrayal. Their lives intertwined over several years....a cynical look at modern times.Tickets £14 Concs £10.
Claire and/or Sarah will talk about the work of E.London out project (ELOP), in particular exploring the needs of older LGBT + people. Meet at St Botolphs church near Aldgate Tube.
First timers contact Tony on 020 8543 0898
Gay’s the Word is putting on a big event to mark our 40th anniversary at the British Library . There will be a stellar line-up including Damian Barr, Sarah Waters, Andrew McMillan, Richard Scott, VG Lee, Juno Dawson, Gregory Woods, Gay’s the Word’s Jim MacSweeney and many more.Very special evening celebrating the bookshop’s history .Book here: https://www.bl.uk/events/40-years-of-gays-the-word-a-celebration. £10 or £8 conc.
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.
Dine with SLG members at BLUE SEA restaurant 124, Clapham Road, SW9 0LA (corner of Dorset road). Stockwell tube. Buses 155 or 333.Good food at reasonable prices.
Louis returns to Carshalton to see the Arts & Crafts House & Garden, created by Frank Dickinson, on principles of John Ruskin & William Morris. £6.50 includes Tea/Coffee & Cake at end of tour (Finishes at 4 pm). Book your ticket at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/historic-house-tour-tickets-52208615374?r... On leaving Carshalton Beeches station, turn left, and walk for 3 minutes up the main road. House is on left. Meet 2pm at Little Holland House 40 Beeches Avenue, Carshalton, SM5 3LW. Further info: ttps://friendsofhoneywood.co.uk/little-holland-house.html
We will be discussing The Final Retreat by Stephen Hough.
Chris Park of the Sutton LGBTQ+ Forum talks on this years LGBT History Month theme - Peace, Activism and Reconciliation, a little about his education seminars coming in 2019 and what to expect for 2020 for the LGBT History Project. Sutton Library 1st Floor, St Nicholas Way, Sutton SM1 1EA. Free admission.