SLAGO Diary of Events

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 - 10:30am
SLG/CAGS Visit to Desire, Love and Identity exhibition

EXHIBITION; Desire, Love, Identity 10.30am British Museum Bloomsbury. Free display explores LGBT histories through museum objects. Meet at ticket desk, Great Court. 12pm. Optional Wetherspoons after.

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British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG.
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Sunday, 28 May 2017 - 6:15pm
Film Visit: Querelle by Fassbinder (joint with SLG)

Fassbinder's dream-like film based on Genet's homoerotic tale about a beautiful, opium-dealing sailor on shore leave in the port of Brest. Tickets £7 (concs).

Venue:
British Film Institute, Southbank, SE1 8XT. Meet by Box Office by 6.10pm.
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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 - 8:00pm
SLG monthly meeting Talking therapies

Psychotherapist Andrew Goode describes how greater self awareness and insight can free us of problems and anxieties and lead us to a more positive and fulfilled life.

Venue:
The Bread & Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, London SW4 6DZ (nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common).
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Thursday, 15 June 2017 - 7:00pm
3F (LGCM London Fellowship) meeting

UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group talk.

Venue:
St Botolph’s Church, Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1AB (near Aldgate tube).
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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 - 8:00pm
CAGS monthly meeting Paradise Press

John Dixon and Ross Burgess talk about Paradise Press, the publishing arm of the Gay Authors Workshop. They will be reading from some of the Press's recent and not-so-recent publications, and there will be books for sale at a special price.

Venue:
Spread Eagle (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. (Next to the Town Hall.)
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Sunday, 25 June 2017 - 2:00pm
Nunhead Treasure Hunt

A trail around Nunhead Cemetery spotting the answers to questions and identifying pictures. Open to individuals and teams of any size. Meet at The Ivy House 2pm onwards to get your entry forms and your 20% food discount. Answers given at 6.00 p.m. Prizes: £50 bar tab voucher & chocs.FREE TO PARTICIPATE. Please email homopromos@gmail.com in advance so we print enough entry forms. Part of the Southwark LGBT Pride Festival.

Venue:
The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, SE15 3BE
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Sunday, 25 June 2017 - 8:00pm
An Evening of Song and Celebration Fairly Vocal to Varifocal

Featuring Clare Summerskill, LGBT oral historian and lesbian musical comedy performer, and Martha D Lewis, singer/composer and one time half of the Donna and Kebab duo, everybody’s favourite Greeks. New material from both Clare and Martha. Free admission: part of the Southwark LGBT Pride festival.

Venue:
The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, SE15 3BE
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Monday, 26 June 2017 - 8:00pm
Tell-Tale Tracks

Desert Island Disks with a difference. Five prominent LGBT guests choose and talk about music that has helped to make them the person they are today. You are invited to bring a single life-changing track (MP3 on phone, SD card, or memory stick) and talk about how it affected you. Part of the Southwark LGBT Pride Festival.

Venue:
The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, SE15 3BE
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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.

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. There are up to 15 parts, all easy to learn; the rehearsals will require only a small time commitment. Produced by HomoPromos as part of the Southwark LGBT Pride Festival. If you would like to take part, email homopromos@gmail.com, sending a picture and a brief introduction to yourself.

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 re-enactment of the arrest, trial and execution of James Pratt and John Smith, near the home of James Pratt, Produced by HomoPromos as part of the Southwark LGBT Pride Festival.

Venue:
Outside The Albany, Douglas Way, London 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 Nicholas de Jongh, The programme for the day will be announced shortly. 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

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. Teams to be notified in advance to homopromos@googlemail.com. No entry fee: collection taken on the day.

Venue:
The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Rd, SE15 3BE
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Thursday, 6 July 2017 - 8:00pm
Better Out than In A cabaret of earthly delights.

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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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.

Venue:
Upstairs at The Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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-male) from 1533 to the present day.

Venue:
The Bread & Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, London SW4 6DZ (nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common).
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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.

Venue:
Spread Eagle pub (upstairs), 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. Next to the Town Hall.
Saturday, 15 July 2017 - 12:00pm
Croydon PrideFest 2017

Following the success of last year's march and stalls in Surrey Street, when about 500 LGBT Croydon supporters rallied at their first ever gay pride event in the town.The Pride Parade details yet to be confirmed.

Venue:
Queen’s Gardens, Katharine Street.near Town Hall.
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. Admission £5 and please bring a bottle. Tickets need to be ordered in advance: buy your ticket at a CAGS meeting or write to CAGS, ℅ 3 Thanescroft Gardens, Croydon CR0 5JR by 1st August enclosing your cheque. Food and entertainment provided.

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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 Museum and Heritage Centre. (provisional date).

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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.

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The Calthorpe Arms, (upstairs room), 252 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8JR
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