SLG (South London Gays)

The Bread and Roses

Meetings January to August 2019

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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8 January My Life in the Theatre as Critic and Playwright: Nick de Jongh, former Guardian arts writer and Evening Standard chief theatre critic, talks about his involvement with the theatre and the writing of his plays and books, which include Plague over England, The Unquiet Grave of Garcia Lorca, Pricked Out, and Politics, Pruderies and Perversions about censorship, which won The Theatre Books Prize. Nicholas de Jongh 

12 February Sex Education, Past and Present: When CHE and GLF started their campaigns in the early 70s to get the subject of homosexuality into schools, little did they know the minefield they were stepping into. For nearly 150 years 'sex education' had been a battleground in the war between the permissive progressives and the prohibiting reactionaries. Peter Scott-Presland charts the story of the great battles around the issues of sex education - battles for which at least one person paid with her life. [This is the SLG contribution to LGBT History Month.] Peter Scott-Presland 

12 March SLAGO Quiz: We are again hosting the first of this year's SLAGO Quizzes. SLAGO Quiz 

9 April Improving Health and Social Care for LGBT+ People: A researcher from Kings College London talks about a new project looking into the experiences and preferences of LGBT+ people with serious illness when in communication with health and social care professionals. King's College London 

14 May Gay Life in Bangladesh: Mazharul Islam shares his experiences of living as a gay man in Bangladesh and talks about the hostility and prejudice faced by its LGBT community. Mazharul Islam 

11 June What shall we tell the Children? Part Two: Following his packed-out talk in February on the History of Sex Education from Victorian times to 1970, Peter Scott-Presland takes up the story from 1970; the battle for LGBT groups to get positive images into schools; the Labour councils led by LGBT activists who supported them; the 'scandals' - Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex... and Jenny Lives with Eric and Martin; Section 28; and the whole tug-of-war between repression and liberation which is still going on over schools policy. Peter Scott-Presland 

9 July Polari: Chris Park from the Sutton LGBTQ+ Forum looks at the origins, influence and usage of Polari slang, particularly among gay men up to the 1960s. Chris Park 

August No meeting  

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

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Last updated 19 Mar 2019