LGBT Croydon

Resources and support groups for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans people in the London Borough of Croydon

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Friday, 20 July 2018 - 12:30pm
Art at the Garden Museum 12.30 and 2.30pm Lambeth

Refurbished Garden Museum (next to Lambeth Palace), currently an exhibition of art by Cedric Morris,botanist and cultivator of new flower varieties. Meet 2.30pm at the entrance on Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 7LB (Vauxhall or Waterloo stations). Admission £10 / £8.50 Seniors. Optional lunch beforehand from 12.30pm at the nearby Windmill pub, 44 Lambeth High Street SE1 7JS.

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Tuesday, 24 July 2018 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly Meeting SLAGO QUIZ

SOUTH LONDON AREA GAY (SLAGO)Quiz. The second in the series of quizzes for this year's SLAGO cup. CAGS meet in The Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. All welcome, no charge.

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Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
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Wednesday, 25 July 2018 - 7:45pm
The Wound

An intimate and boldly transgressive film by South African director John Trengove, charting a young teen's initiation ritual in a remote mountain retreat off the Eastern Cape. Featuring a terrific debut from openly gay musician Nakhane Touré, better known in his native South Africa as a successful singer-songwriter, The Wound is a thought-provoking exploration of manhood as reflected through the prism of African Culture.
Assigned to guide city boy Kwanda, lonely factory worker Xolani participates in an ancient rite of passage into manhood alongside the tribe's other young men. Defiantly clinging to his queer identity within this toxic masculine environment, before long Kwanda recognizes the nature of Xolani’s relationship with his fellow guide, Vija. What follows is a dangerous entanglement of lust and desire between the three men. Having premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, as with Moonlight, the film's comparable Oscar-winning predecessor, The Wound injects the coming-of-age genre with a much needed shot in the arm.

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Harris Academy South Norwood 2 Cumberlow Avenue, London, SE25 6AE
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Thursday, 26 July 2018 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Ready to Catch Him Should He Fall by Neil Barlett.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Saturday, 28 July 2018 - 1:00pm
GARDEN PARTY from 1pm to 6pm Aldershot

BOOK by June 29th !! Members of the former Guildford Area Gay Group are having a garden party, in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. It will take place from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday 28 July in Aldershot about 15 to 20 minutes walk from the station. (Bring a bottle or equivalent.) Tickets are £5 and are only available in advance (not on the door). A direct train (£13 super off peak day return) leaves Waterloo at 11.53, Clapham Junction 12:00 reaching Aldershot at 12.49. Also donations of gay books, mags, videos, DVD’s for the charity bookstall would be appreciated.

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Monday, 30 July 2018 - 5:45pm
film at Waterloo MAURICE

Set against the stifling conformity of pre-World War I English society, E.M. Forster's Maurice is a story of coming to terms with one's sexuality and identity in the face of disapproval and misunderstanding.British Film Institute, Southbank, SE1 8XT. Join SLG group meet by Box Office by 5.35pm. Tickets £7.20 (concs).

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Wednesday, 1 August 2018 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch ( PERMANENTLY CANCELLED )

Due to lack of numbers turning up, Mark not catering, and Lee (gay) the manager having retired , the committee have decided not to continue supporting these lunches.We are hoping to replace them with maybe a regular pub eatery in the evening instead, starting maybe in September.SO PLEASE DON'T ATTEND THIS FUNCTION ANYMORE,NONE OF THE COMMITTEE WILL BE GOING.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Thursday, 2 August 2018 - 7:30pm
Happy Prince Film

Rupert Everett's dramatisation of the final tragic years of Oscar Wilde's life. Check start time with Terry !

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Friday, 3 August 2018 - 1:30pm
Rainbows Across Borders Monthly Meeting

Monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers only, except by invitation. For further information, please contact info@rainbowsacrossborders.org.uk .

Venue:
CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB ( West Croydon Station).
Wednesday, 8 August 2018 - 10:30am
Seaside trip to Broadstairs

Join SLG group for this trip. Meet up with Ken and Leanne to spend the day in this attractive seaside town. We are catching the 10.40 train (front carriage) from Victoria arriving at 12.31. We will go for lunch in The Charles Dickens, 5-6 Victoria Parade, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 1QS then spend the afternoon exploring the town. – (Direct return trains leave Broadstairs at 54 mins.past each hour.)

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Friday, 10 August 2018 - 7:30pm
CAGS Classical Music Evening

Friday 10th 7:30 for 8pm start.Tony hosts a classical music evening. £3 donation for refreshments.

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Sunday, 12 August 2018 - 12:00pm
Naturist Swim

NATURIST SWIM 12 noon to 2pm Bloomsbury ( details ask James or see last month.)

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Sunday, 12 August 2018 - 5:00pm
Gay Men's chorus

On Sunday 12 August the London Gay Men's Chorus Ensemble performs at the Camden Fringe Festival . Performances at 6pm and 7.45pm, tickets £12 and £10 concs. Upstairs at the Gatehouse pub, Highgate West Hill, Highgate, N6 4BD. Book online.

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Monday, 13 August 2018 - 7:00pm
Aurora meeting

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.

Venue:
Room F9, Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET.
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Tuesday, 14 August 2018 - 10:30am
ART exhibition Defending 'Degenerate' German Art

Join SLG to see the Story of Reich’s campaign against ‘degenerate’ art and the response in London in 1938 by an exhibition at the New Burlington Galleries in London. Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square,WC1B 5DP. Free admission. Lunch at the Shakespeare’s Head (Wetherspoons),64-68 Kingsway, Holborn WC2B 6BG.

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Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch Club

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends.

Venue:
Crown & Sceptre, Junction Road, South Croydon CR2 6RB
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Tuesday, 21 August 2018 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly Meeting

Group members are invited to tell their life stories.Should be an interesting evening and hopefully you will all add something.

Venue:
Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Thursday, 23 August 2018 - 2:30pm
BP PORTRAIT AWARDS

National Portrait Gallery. This free annual exhibition of portraits by promising young artists is always worth seeing. Meet at the entrance in St Martin’s Place, near Trafalgar Square. Preceded at 12.30pm by optional lunch at the Lord Moon of the Mall (Wetherspoons), 16 Whitehall, SW1A 2DY.

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Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - 7:45pm
PLAY: How the Vote was Won

Three one-act plays written during the suffrage campaigns in the early 20th century - ‘How the vote was won’ by Cicely Hamilton and Christopher St John, ‘A Chat with Mrs Chicky’ by Evelyn Glover and ‘Press Cuttings’ by George Bernard Shaw. Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, Putney, SW15 6AW. £14,concs £10.

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Wednesday, 29 August 2018 - 6:15pm
FILM: Sebastiane

6.10 pm Waterloo Derek Jarman's film of events in the life of St Sebastian at the time of the Roman Empire, including his martyrdom by arrows. In Latin with English subtitles. Contains male nudity. British Film Institute, Southbank, SE1 8XT. Meet by Box Office by 6pm. Tickets £7.20 (concs).

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Thursday, 30 August 2018 - 12:45pm
Ham Fields Picnic (Teddington Lock)

Meet at Richmond station for a short walk to Ham Fields (cruising area) where you can walk around and we can picnic together. Bring your own food to share and drink.If you are late walk on the East side of the Thames two miles and about 1/4 mile from Teddington Lock leave the towpath and enter the fields near a canoe centre. Catch the 12.28 Reading train from Clapham Junction platform 6.

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Thursday, 30 August 2018 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing A Boxful of Ideas: Poetry & Prose by LGBT Writers edited by John Dixon and Jeffrey Doorn.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tuesday, 4 September 2018 - 8:00pm
SLAGO Pub evening Balham

Inter-group pub evening in Balham Wetherspoons, (opposite Balham tube and rail stations). Food available until 10pm.

Venue:
the Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road,SW12 0BP
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Friday, 7 September 2018 - 1:30pm
Rainbows Across Borders Monthly Meeting

Monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers only, except by invitation. For further information, please contact info@rainbowsacrossborders.org.uk .

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Venue: CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Saturday, 15 September 2018 - 8:00pm
CAGS Party at David's

David welcomes us all back to East Croydon for yet another party.£3 for the food and bring your own drink, 8pm start and ring him before Thursday13th.

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly Meeting

Tuesday 18th September - Merrick Badger

Venue:
Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch Club

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends. Toby Carvery, Park Place, 54 Commonside West, Mitcham CR4 4HB (264 bus towards St George’s Hospital from stop KK opposite Croydon central library, stop KE on Park Street, stop WM outside the Whitgift Centre or stop B3 at West Croydon bus station. Get off at Madeira Road. The journey takes around 40 minutes)

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Friday, 21 September 2018 - 8:00pm
SLAGO Liaison Committee Meeting

South London groups meet in Wimbledon to discuss future events.

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing In A Hidden Room by Stella Duffy.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Friday, 28 September 2018 - 7:30pm
SLAGO Party (Holborn )

Come along and relax with members of the other SLAGO groups. FREE entrance to include food.

Venue:
The Calthorpe Arms, (upstairs room), 252 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8JR
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Friday, 5 October 2018 - 1:30pm
Rainbows Across Borders Monthly Meeting

Monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers only, except by invitation. For further information, please contact info@rainbowsacrossborders.org.uk .

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Venue: CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (near West Croydon Station).
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly meeting

Monthly meeting

Venue:
Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Thursday, 18 October 2018 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch club

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends. The Sandrock, 152 Upper Shirley Road, Croydon CR0 5HA (466 bus from East Croydon Station or Croydon Library)

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Thursday, 25 October 2018 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Lies we tell Ourselves by Robin Talley.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Friday, 2 November 2018 - 1:30am
Rainbows Across Borders Monthly Meeting

Monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers only, except by invitation. For further information, please contact info@rainbowsacrossborders.org.uk .

Venue:
CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB (West Croydon Station).
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 (All day)
LGBT History Month 2019 pre-launch

The 2019 theme is once again Geography.

Venue:
British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
Thursday, 15 November 2018 - 7:15pm
3F (OneBodyOneFaith) meeting SLAGO Quiz

7.00 for 7.30pm The third of the series of SLAGO quizzes for the 2018 SLAGO Cup. 3F is the central London group of OneBodyOneFaith (the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement).

Venue:
St Botolph’s Church, very near Aldgate tube.
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Tuesday, 20 November 2018 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly Meeting

Monthly meeting

Venue:
Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Thursday, 22 November 2018 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch Club

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends. A return to an old haunt, with good food, good service and a wide choice of menus.

Venue:
Coombe Lodge, 104 Coombe Road, Croydon CR0 5RB
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Thursday, 29 November 2018 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Myra Breckenridge by Gore Vidal.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thursday, 13 December 2018 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Days without End by Sebastian Barry.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thursday, 20 December 2018 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch Club

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends. Xmas meal at The Boulevard, Ruskin Parade, South Croydon CR2 6PW

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