SLAGO Diary of Events
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.
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).
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.
UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group talk.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org in advance so we print enough entry forms. Part of the Southwark LGBT Pride Festival.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com, sending a picture and a brief introduction to yourself.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. No entry fee: collection taken on the day.
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.
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.
Chris Park from the Merton LGBT Forum traces UK law on same sex behaviour (mostly male-male) from 1533 to the present day.
Cabaret headlined by Mark Bunyan and Peter Scott-Presland, to include Rainbow Singers Across Borders and a variety of Pride's Got Talent performers.
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.
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967. All Welcome. Followed by Reception.
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.
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).