A tribute to the late trans woman Alex Arquette who appears in Killer Drag Queens on Dope under her stage name Eva Destruction. Also showing; Laurel and Hardy's Twice Two. Part of the Southwark LGBT Pride Festival. Free admission.
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A re-enactment of the arrest, trial and execution of James Pratt and John Smith, the last two men to be hanged for sodomy in the UK, in 1835. A community play, designed to commemorate and acknowledge a major injustice, performed at the site where the two were arrested. Free.
A continuation of the above, at a different venue (near the home of James Pratt).
The Annual General Meeting and Conference of CHE, the Campaign for Homosexual Equality. The main speaker will be the writer and critic Nicholas de Jongh. We also plan to show a short film from the 1980s, featuring a well-known CAGS member in a very different context. Light refreshments provided. No charge, but it would help our planning if you let us know you intend to come.
(Various events are taking place in south London related to London Pride). A revival of the Capital Quiz, which was held successfully for many years. Teams of three are invited - at least one member of each team must be LGBT. Free admission. Teams to be notified in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inter-group pub evening in Balham Wetherspoons, (opposite Balham tube and rail stations). Food available until 10pm.
The final night of the Southwark Pride Festival. A range of acts including Barberfellas (an offshoot of the Pink Singers), Marcus Reeves (singer-songwriter), Peter Scott-Presland, Lee Griffiths, and Tom Robinson, best known for his song Glad to be Gay. Admission £10: a benefit for the Russian LGBT Federation.
Chris Park from the Merton LGBT Forum traces UK law on same sex behaviour (mostly male) from 1533 to the present day.
A very fine bio-pic by Rosa von Praunheim about the German gay rights pioneer Magnus Hirschfeld. The film will be introduced by Peter Tatchell. Free.
Cabaret headlined by Mark Bunyan and Peter Scott-Presland, to include Rainbow Singers Across Borders and a variety of Pride's Got Talent performers. Free.