LGBT Croydon

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

Coming events

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Sunday, 17 December 2017 - 11:00am
Autumn Tennis Finals

The autumn tournament reaches its conclusion.

Venue:
The National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace, Ledrington Road, London, SE19 2BB
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Sunday, 17 December 2017 - 12:00pm
Naturist Swim

Sunday 17 December NATURIST SWIM 12 noon to 2pm. Join James and SLG members for a naturist swim at the University of London Union, Admission £10 (or £15 for two sessions). Go down the stairs opposite the entrance and ask for a locker key at the desk, for which you have to show some identification. The pool is in the basement. You go to the pool with your money. Strictly naturist. Nearest station is Goodge Street.

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Malet Street Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HY.
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Tuesday, 19 December 2017 - 12:30pm
SLG / CAGS Kingston Bridge - Hampton Court Palace Walk 2pm

2.5 miles Gentle walk along the Thames. See the Palace in all its festive splendour. Beforehand Optional LUNCH at 12.30pm in The Kings Tun, 153 Clarence Street Kingston, KT1 1QT, (Wetherspoons). The WALK STARTS at 2pm outside the pub. Good footwear needed as the riverside path might be wet & muddy. Afternoon tea/coffee etc available in The Palace Tea Room. Return by train from Hampton Court station to Clapham Junction.

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Thursday, 21 December 2017 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch Club

Informal Lunch for CAGS members and their friends. All welcome

Venue:
The Boulevard, Ruskin Parade, South Croydon CR2 6PW
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Thursday, 21 December 2017 - 7:30pm
CINEMA The Greatest show on Earth

Thursday 21 December 7.30pm Kennington.Join Terry Sanderson for a trawl through the archives as he assembles the greatest variety bill ever. Top flight entertainers from yesterday and today captured at their peak. Tickets £8.50 / £6.50 concs

Venue:
The Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road), SE11 4TH.
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Saturday, 23 December 2017 - 8:00pm
CAGS Annual Xmas Party

David once again delivers another one of his great Xmas Parties. £3 and a bottle / juice gets you food and mulled wine. For those that have been good this year you may even get a present from Santa. Do come in your favourite costumes.

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Tuesday, 26 December 2017 - 3:30pm
Boxing Day Mince Pies

Colin provides his usual Boxing Day Tea / Coffee and Mince pies. Usually a cheery festive crowd attend. £3 for the food and you can bring a bottle if you wish (not compulsory). Upper Norwood.SE 19 2PY

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Tuesday, 26 December 2017 - 7:00pm
Boxing Day Meal with SLG group

Streatham Hill. For anyone looking for a relaxing Boxing Day event, come for a drink and optional meal at the Crown and Sceptre (Wetherspoons), 2a Streatham Hill, SW2 4AH (junction with South Circular). Just turn up.

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Friday, 29 December 2017 - 6:15pm
FILM: On The Town

Jointly with SLG group. Classic 1949 musical in which three sailors have just 24 hours to make the most of their shore leave in New York. Meet by Box Office by 6.00pm. Tickets £7 (concs).

Venue:
British Film Institute, Southbank, SE1 8XT.
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Friday, 29 December 2017 - 8:00pm
SLAGO Liaison Committee

Representatives of the various SLAGO groups will discuss the programme for the months ahead.

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South Wimbledon
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Sunday, 31 December 2017 - 9:00pm
CAGS New Year's Eve party

Eat, drink, dance and see the New Year in. Please bring a bottle. £3. Limited space, so please book early!

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With Ross in Purley
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Tuesday, 2 January 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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Wednesday, 3 January 2018 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

Two-course lunch for LGBT people over 50. £7. Meals provided by UNACC (Upper Norwood Association for Community Care). Booking required: note....PHONE UNACC on 020 8771 6886 by 12 noon of the day before, saying whether you'd like the vegetarian option. Don't forget to mention you're with Silver Rainbow.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre 26 Avenue Road London SE25 4DX
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Friday, 5 January 2018 - 11:00am
CAGS Croydon Museum visit

Cold January prompts a visit to the Museum of Croydon as I have never been there ! Croydon Clocktower , Katharine Street Croydon CR9 1ET. Meet at the entrance at 11am After we can have lunch at Wetherspoons (George Street ) 1pm.

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Monday, 8 January 2018 - 12:30pm
CAGS Committee Meeting

All members welcome to attend to listen and contribute to the group's future plans. Please advise David if you would like to attend.

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Tuesday, 9 January 2018 - 8:00pm
SLG Monthly meeting DAN WYE, WHY, WHY?!

Dan Wye and members of The LOUMGAIR Collective discuss the upcoming development of their latest theatre production exploring issues of self-worth, mental health difficulties faced by the LGBTQ community and the growing recognition of 'toxic masculinity', and they would like to hear about our own experiences of these issues.

Venue:
The Bread and Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ, a turning off Clapham High Street. (nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common).
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Friday, 12 January 2018 - 10:30am
CAGS Walk Caterham to Coulsdon

Matthew will lead us through his home town. Up steep short hill then pass C11 church of St. Lawrence, a graveyard and some parks. Coulsdon Commnon through Happy Valley (sheep grazing) and up hill to Farthing Downs finish in Coulsdon Town. Lunch in pub or cheap Italian café. Could be muddy in parts so wear sturdy shoes or boots.Catch 09:59 train from E.Croydon (or bus 407) to Zone 6 Caterham Station entrance for start at 10.30.Finish Coulsdon (Zone 6) about 13.00 for bus/ train back. 5 miles approx.

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Monday, 15 January 2018 - 7:00pm
Aurora meeting

Croydon's LGBT police consultation group. All local LGBT people welcome.

Venue:
Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET (Room F9).
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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly Meeting Jeremy Kingston

Jeremy Kingston, playwright, poet and former theatre critic for Punch and The Times, will talk about his lifetime involvement with the theatre and read some extracts from his poetry collections and the plays he has written.

Venue:
Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
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Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch Club

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends

Venue:
The Spread Eagle, Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Friday, 19 January 2018 - 7:30pm
C.A.G.S. Cheese and wine party

Francis invites you to a cheese and wine party (bring bottle/juice and £3 towards food) in Coulsdon (South Croydon ).Start 7.30.

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

We'll be discussing Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
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To mark Holocaust Memorial Day we had intended to discuss I, Pierre Seel , deported Homosexual: A Memoir of Nazi Terror by Pierre Seel, but insufficient copies were available.

Friday, 26 January 2018 - 7:30pm
CAGS Classical Music evening

Friday 26 January at Tony's in Shirley. Programme selected by Tony & Peter. 7.30 for 8.

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Saturday, 27 January 2018 - 2:00pm
CHE meeting

The main speaker will be Glenys Parry, long-term campaigner and former Chair of CHE. All welcome, no charge, refreshments provided.

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At the London Friend office, 86 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DN
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Thursday, 1 February 2018 - 5:00pm
LGBT History Month Civic Launch Event 2018

in the presence of the Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Toni Letts, and featuring performances from local singer Katie Rose, Croydon jazz diva Gill Manly, LGBT cabaret artist Mark Bunyan, and the Rainbows Across Borders Chorus. There may be others yet to be confirmed. So come and celebrate LGBT History in style! To book your place, send an email to peter.blackburn7@talktalk.net or call me on 020 8777 1898.

Venue:
The Braithwaite Hall, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET
Wednesday, 7 February 2018 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

Two-course lunch for LGBT people over 50. £7. Meals provided by UNACC (Upper Norwood Association for Community Care). Booking required: note....PHONE UNACC on 020 8771 6886 by 12 noon of the day before, saying whether you'd like the vegetarian option. Don't forget to mention you're with Silver Rainbow.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre 26 Avenue Road London SE25 4DX
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Monday, 12 February 2018 - 12:30pm
CAGS Committee Meeting

All CAGS members welcome to attend to listen and contribute to the group's future plans. Please advise Ross if you would like to attend.

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 8:00pm
SLG Monthly meeting Lord Alfred Douglas

“Alfred Bruce Douglas, you are charged that between 1891 and 1900 you did wilfully cause the physical, artistic and psychological murder of Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde, author and gay liberation pioneer; and further, that you did conspire to contrive the death of his first and greatest lover, Robert Baldwin Ross, critic and gay liberation pioneer, between 1905 and 1918.” For the prosecution: Peter Scott-Presland; for the defence: Andrew Lumsden, QC. You are the jury.

Venue:
The Bread and Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ, a turning off Clapham High Street. (nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common).
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Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch Club

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends

Venue:
The Pear Tree, Brighton Road, Purley CR8 2LN
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Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Over the Rainbow: Money Class & Homophobia by Nicola Field (our offering for LGBT History Month).

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly Meeting Jarman in Pieces

Filmmaker, painter, gay rights activist, author, gardener – Derek Jarman packed many roles into a short life. Jarman In Pieces is a performance collage comprising original songs, film, interviews from people who knew Jarman and his work, ambient sounds and spoken word that aims to celebrate the contrasts in Jarman's life rather than reconcile them.
Project Adorno are a two-man arts collective from southwest London whose electro-pop cabaret live performances read like a quirky thesis on popular culture from the last 30 years. Created and performed by Project Adorno

Venue:
Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
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Please note the change from our usual date.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018 - 12:00pm
Clone of Silver Rainbow Lunch

Two-course lunch for LGBT people over 50. £7. Meals provided by UNACC (Upper Norwood Association for Community Care). Booking required: note....PHONE UNACC on 020 8771 6886 by 12 noon of the day before, saying whether you'd like the vegetarian option. Don't forget to mention you're with Silver Rainbow.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre 26 Avenue Road London SE25 4DX
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Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 7:00pm
Aurora meeting

Croydon's LGBT police consultation group (provisional date). All local LGBT people welcome.

Venue:
Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET (Room to be confirmed).
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Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 8:00pm
SLG Monthly meeting SLAGO Quiz

A contest towards the 2018 SLAGO Cup competition.

Venue:
The Bread and Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ, a turning off Clapham High Street. (nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common).
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Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly Meeting Opening Doors

A talk by Daniel West of Opening Doors.

Venue:
Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
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Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 12:00pm
CAGS Lunch Club

Informal lunch club for CAGS members and their friends

Venue:
White Lion, 3 Farleigh Road, Warlingham CR6 9EG
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Take 403 bus from opposite Whitgift Centre or outside Fairfield Halls. Car park available for drivers

Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Lord Cucumber & the Boy Hairdresser by Joe Orton.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 - 8:00pm
SLG Monthly meeting Dementia support

Maaike Palmier-Claus from the Alzheimer's Society describes the symtoms of dementia and talks about the support available for those affected and their family and friends.

Venue:
The Bread and Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ, a turning off Clapham High Street. (nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common).
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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly meeting Michael Shrimpton

Michael has had an interesting life, as barrister, immigration judge, and politician. He once shared a gaol cell with a serial killer. He's an experienced speaker and should give us an entertaining evening.

Venue:
Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
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Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Gluck by Diana Souhami.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Saturday, 28 April 2018 - 11:15am
SLAGO Away Day trip to Brighton

Our annual trip to Brighton for members of all SLAGO groups (provisional Date). More details later.

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Tuesday, 8 May 2018 - 8:00pm
SLG Monthly meeting Gay Liberation Front

Stuart Feather describes his personal experience of this pioneering group in London 1970-74.

Venue:
The Bread and Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ, a turning off Clapham High Street. (nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common).
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Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly meeting AGM

CAGS Annual General Meeting. Come and discuss the group's activities over the last year and its plans for the future, vote on a constitutional amendment, and elect the officers and committee for the coming year.

Venue:
Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Mr Foote's Other Leg by Ian Kelly.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 8:00pm
SLG Monthly meeting Gay Folklore

Tony Porter provides a brief look at gay folklore.

Venue:
The Bread and Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ, a turning off Clapham High Street. (nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common).
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Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - 8:00pm
CAGS Monthly Meeting Subject to be announced

Provisional date, depending on the availability of the venue.

Venue:
Spread Eagle pub 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
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Sunday, 24 June 2018 - 2:00pm
CHE Conference and AGM

All welcome, no charge, refreshments provided. More details later.

Venue:
At the London Friend office, 86 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DN
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Thursday, 28 June 2018 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

We'll be discussing Gay Berlin-Birthplace of a Modern Identity by Robert Beachey.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Saturday, 7 July 2018 - 12:00pm
LONDON PRIDE

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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
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
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
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
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, 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

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