SLG (South London Gays)

The Bread and Roses

Meetings January to June 2020

Meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 8 pm, currently at:
The Bread & Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, London SW4 6DZ
(a turning off Clapham High Street - nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common. The Bread and Roses is opposite the end of Navy Street).

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14 January Out of the Shadows: SLG member Tony Walton reprises his book Out of the Shadows on the history of the pioneering London gay groups and organisations, 1967–2000. Out of the Shadows cover 

11 February Entertaining the Troops: From 1979 to 1988 Consenting Adults in Public was one of the leading Lesbian and Gay Theatre Companies in England. While Gay Sweatshop battled with the Arts Council for funding, this Community Theatre group performed plays, cabaret and musicals in theatres and for Student Unions and Gay Groups up and down the country, including two visits to the Edinburgh Fringe. Peter Scott-Presland, the Vera Lynn of the gay movement and founder of the group as Eric Presland, tells the story of the highlights and lowlights of a rollercoaster existence. Peter Scott-Presland 

10 March The Cultural Legacy of Stuart Marshall: Drawing on the television work and cultural activism of British artist, activist, educator, curator and arts organiser Stuart Marshall (1949–1993), artist, writer and researcher Conal McStravick will consider the role of British television in developing new kinds of LGBT+ Cultural activism, particularly in the context of the global AIDS pandemic. Stuart Marshall 

14 April SLAGO Quiz: We are again hosting the first of this year's SLAGO quizzes. [Postponed, new date to be announced, because of coronavirus.] SLAGO Quiz 

12 May Curious Cases and Tantalizing Trials: Joseph, a Retired District Judge, describes some of the extraordinary people and situations he encountered during 42 years of legal practice as a barrister and judge, and also talks about the social and political changes which have influenced our legal processes and procedures. (Warning for the squeamish - some gory photographs will be shown!) [Postponed, new date to be announced, because of coronavirus.] Barrister in wig 

9 June E. M. Forster and the Labouchere Family: Author and campaigner Andrew Lumsden describes how one member of the wealthy Labouchere banking family did E. M/ Forster a very good turn while another, Henry Labouchere MP, did him great harm by authoring the Labouchere Amendment in 1885 criminalising any sexual move by one man towards another. [Subject to review.] E. M. Forster 

For other events organised by SLAGO groups, see the SLAGO diary.

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Last updated 12 May 2020