SLAGO Diary of Events
The theme for Outing the Past 2018 is ‘Exploring the Intersections of History and Activism’. The festival begins on the Friday evening with the singer Tom Robinson giving the 2018 Allan Horsfall Lecture in honour of the founder of CHE. Ross will be there to introduce the lecture on behalf of CHE.
Guest speaker will be author Mark Johnson, talking about his debut novel and how he came to write it. Changing Trains will transport you back to the 1980s, and one working class boy's coming-of-age journey of discovery and sexual self-awareness.After a busy week in the newsroom, editor Sam is looking forward to relaxing on his regular Eurostar journey from London to his second home in the south west of France. But a chance encounter at the busy station compels him back to a time in the 1980s, when he travelled parts of Europe by train alone and in search of adventure, self-discovery and his place in the world.
In a sun-kissed, coming-of-age story set in a time just before mobile devices, the internet and social media, Sam travels across Europe, with its varied currencies, border controls and strange cultures, keen to better understand his own nature and his relationship with others in a new, emerging world.
Mark Johnson is a Scottish born journalist, writer and broadcaster. He's spent most of his career covering the financial markets in the City of London and around the world. He now lives between London and New Aquitaine in France, traveling often by Eurostar and TGV and longs for the day when he doesn’t have to ‘change trains’ to get to the south west.
Representatives of the various SLAGO groups will discuss the programme for the months ahead.
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.
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.
7.00 for 7.30pm Aldgate AGM followed by a longer than usual social/party with refreshments. Meeting at St Botolph’s Church,
very near Aldgate tube.
Our annual trip to Brighton for members of all SLAGO groups. We'll be travelling in the fourth coach from the front of the 11.20 from Victoria, calling at Clapham Junction at 11.26, East Croydon at 11.35,arriving Brighton at 12.16. Lunch at 12.45 for 1.15 at Café Bella 120 St James's Street. The afternoon is free, meeting 5.30 for early evening meal at the Post & Telegraph Wetherspoons, 155–158 North Street,BN1 1EA.
Inter-group pub evening in Balham Wetherspoons, (opposite Balham tube and rail stations). Food available until 10pm.
Stuart Feather describes his personal experience of this pioneering group in London 1970-74.
Subject to be announced.
Tony Porter provides a brief look at gay folklore. Provisional date, depending on the availability of the venue.
All welcome, no charge, refreshments provided. More details later.
The festival this year will be in Wandle Park. More details later
The second in the series of quizzes for this year's SLAGO Cup. (DATE TO BE CONFIRMED).
Come along and relax with members of the other SLAGO groups. £5 entrance to include food.
The 2019 theme is once again Geography.
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).