SLAGO Diary of Events

Thursday, 29 June 2017 - 8:00pm
Film night Killer Drag Queens on Dope

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.

Venue:
The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, SE15 3BE
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Saturday, 1 July 2017 - 2:00pm
Community play The Keyhole

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.

Venue:
Outside 45 Dolben Street (formerly George Street) London SE1 0UQ
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Saturday, 1 July 2017 - 5:00pm
Community play The Keyhole (continued)

A continuation of the above, at a different venue (near the home of James Pratt).

Venue:
Outside The Albany, Douglas Way, SE8 4AG
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Sunday, 2 July 2017 - 2:00pm
CHE Conference

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.

Venue:
At the London Friend office, 86 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DN
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Monday, 3 July 2017 - 8:00pm
Capital Quiz

(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 homopromos@googlemail.com.

Venue:
The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Rd, SE15 3BE
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Tuesday, 4 July 2017 - 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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Thursday, 6 July 2017 - 8:00pm
Croydon PrideFest Cabaret Out 4 a good time

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.

Venue:
The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, SE15 3BE
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Monday, 10 July 2017 (All day) to Monday, 17 July 2017 (All day)
Croydon PrideFest display

It's hoped to have a display in the foyer of Croydon Clocktower featuring local LGBT groups.

Venue:
Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 - 8:00pm
SLG monthly meeting LGBT in Justice

Chris Park from the Merton LGBT Forum traces UK law on same sex behaviour (mostly male) from 1533 to the present day.

Venue:
Bread & Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, London SW4 6DZ (nearest tubes: Clapham North or Common).
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Tuesday, 11 July 2017 - 8:00pm
Film showing for Croydon Pride The Einstein of sex

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.

Venue:
Upstairs at The Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 - 8:00pm
Croydon PrideFest Cabaret

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.

Venue:
Spread Eagle pub (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
Saturday, 15 July 2017 (All day)
Croydon PrideFest festival and parade

Came and join CAGS and other LGBT groups in the parade (gathering 12:15 in Poplar Walk / North End), and then on to the festival in the Queen's Gardens, for stalls and entertainment. There will be a CAGS stall, also showcasing other local groups.

Venue:
Central Croydon
Saturday, 29 July 2017 - 10:30am
Service of celebration

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967. All Welcome. Followed by Reception.

Venue:
St Martin-in-the-Fields Church, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JH
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Sunday, 27 August 2017 - 2:30pm
CAGS / SLAGO Garden Party

The annual 'Mardi on the Grass' in Purley. Food provided, music by 'Cross the Line'. Tickets (£5) need to be ordered in advance: buy your ticket at a CAGS meeting or write enclosing your payment to CAGS, ℅ 3 Thanescroft Gardens, Croydon CR0 5JR (postal address only; cheques payable to 'CAGS') by 14th August. Please bring a bottle.

Venue:
Purley - the address is on the tickets.
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Saturday, 2 September 2017 (All day)
SLAGO day trip to Amberley

We hope to meet up with members of TAGS (The Arun Gay Society). Including a visit to the Amberley Transport Museum and Heritage Centre.

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Tuesday, 5 September 2017 - 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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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 - 8:00pm
SLG monthly meeting A Boxful of Ideas

Speakers from Paradise Press give readings from their recently published anthology of writing by members of the Gay Authors Workshop.

Venue:
The Bread & Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, London SW4 6DZ (nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common).
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Friday, 22 September 2017 - 8:00pm
SLAGO Liaison Committee

Representatives of the various SLAGO groups (including CAGS and SLG) will discuss the programme for the months ahead. Speak to Ross or Roger if you have an idea as to what SLAGO could be doing,

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South Wimbledon
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Friday, 29 September 2017 - 7:30pm
SLAGO Party

Come along and relax with members of the other SLAGO groups. £5 entrance to include food.

Venue:
The Calthorpe Arms, (upstairs room), 252 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8JR
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Tuesday, 7 November 2017 - 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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Saturday, 28 April 2018 - 11:15am
SLAGO Away Day trip to Brighton

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

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