What’s on this week

Still to come this week for LGBT peeps in Lewisham: Monday 22nd Feb: Deptford Lounge’s LGBT Tea party from 3pm until 5pm – free! The Deptford Lounge LGBT tea Party

Wednesday 24th Feb: Lewisham Library is hosting the launch of local LGBT author Cherry Potts book The Dowry Blade at Lewisham Library with reading and signing 6.30pm

Wednesday 24th: Queer Yoga (technically in Greenwich at the West Greenwich Conmunity Arts Centre) at 8pm

Thursday 25th: LGBT stand in LeSoCo (Lewisham Way campus) from 1030 to 3pm

Friday 26th: TAGS swim session – transgender swim session at the Glassmill Leisure Centre from 8pm until 10pm

Saturday 27th Feb: LGBT stands by LGBT police officer and The Metro Charity and Naz at Deptford Lounge from 12noon until 5pm

Saturday 27th February: Many Voices LGBT singing group launches in Crofton Park (SE4) at St Hilda’s Church Undercroft SE23 1PL from 6.30pm until 8pm – all LGBT welcome – any experience or ability – just a willingness to sing needed!

Sunday 28th February: LGBT service at Unitarian Meeting House on Bromley Road from 11am with special discussion on LGBT History Month and LGBT people in history.

Sunday 28th Feb: LGBT film night at the Green Man Community Hub at 355 Bromley Road in the Barn from 2pm onwards for screenings of She’s In London and Crazy Bitches and a little after party! 

And all week you can still catch the Tom Dingley Outcome photography exhibition in Broadway Theatre Catford and the 1967 And All That exhibition in Lewisham Library.

You can also still get free access to a wide variety of ebooks and magazines including Diva, Gay Times, DNA, Attitude and The Advocate from the Lewisham Elibrary: http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/elibrary

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LGBT tea party

Tomorrow (Monday 22nd February 2016) from 3pm to 5pm there will be a free LGBT tea party for all at Deptford Lounge to celebrate LGBT History Month 2016. 

It is in collaboration with The Albany and has performance artist providing a workshop. See the Albany’s website here for more information: 

LGBT tea party at Deptford Lounge link

LGBT History Month events in Lewisham February 2016

Here is the list for the current events happening in the borough of Lewisham for LGBT History Month 2016:
Monday 1/2/16, 12-1.30pm

Broadway Theatre Café,

Invite only launch event with speeches from Mayor Steve Bullock and Susan Hailes (Partnership Officer and LGBT Liaison Officer for Lewisham Metropolitan Police). #Outcome exhibition also available to view at the event (see below). Press invited.


Thursday 4/2/16, 2pm -5pm

Costa Coffee, Rushey Green, London SE6

Lewisham LGBT coffee drop-in with Susan Hailes. Free to attend but attendees will be encouraged to purchase something.


Tuesday 9/2/16, from 7.30

Forest Hill Library

Go Tell It On the Mountain – Sandra Agard talks about James Baldwin, activist and author of Giovanni’s Room (1956) which was one of the first novels to discuss themes of bisexuality and being gay.


Wednesday 10/2/16, From 6-8pm

The Green Man, 355 Bromley Rd, London SE6 2RP

Gayopoly and Bingo – games night social!

£1 entry and then £2 per card for bingo. Cash prizes to be won. Tickets available from http://www.planet-london.com/shop/lgbt-history-month-bingo-and-games-wed-10-feb


Monday 15/2/16, 6-10pm

The Broadway Theatre, Catford Broadway, Catford, London SE6 4RU

Come and join us for a pleasant evening of women and words with a few live performances.

Tickets £5 available from:



Tuesday 16/02/16, from 7:30pm

Broadway Bar, Broadway Theatre, Catford Broadway:

An evening of cabaret and entertainment featuring comedy from VG Lee and musical entertainment from The Fabulettes. A fun and fabulous night is guaranteed! Tickets £15 from http://www.broadwaytheatre.org.uk #Outcome exhibition also available to view at the event (see below)


Saturday 20/02/16, 6.30pm,

New Cross Learning

Poetry and prose readings by LGBT authors, in association with Paradise Press.


Sunday 21/2/16, 2pm – 7pm

The Green Man, 355 Bromley Rd, London SE6 2RP

Spirituality, meditation and sex – evening of workshops

£2 donation to cover the cost of those providing their time leading the workshops.

Tickets available from http://www.planet-london.com/shop/lgbt-history-month-spirituality-and-sex-sun-21-feb


Wednesday 24/2/16, 10am – 4pm

Civic Centre, Catford

LGBT awareness training for people working with Lewisham residents. Find out the issues affecting LGBT residents, the barriers to accessing support, and how to provide inclusive service. An interactive course for those who want to be more aware of providing supportive services for LGBT people in Lewisham. Delivered by METRO.


Wednesday 24/02/16, 6:30pm

Lewisham Library, Cherry Potts (Arachne Press) launches and reads from her new novel The Dowry Blade, a lesbian fantasy epic of the strength and limitations of love and loyalty between friends, lovers, kin, strangers– and enemies. Cherry will also be selling and signing copies. 


Saturday 27/06/16, 12-5pm

Deptford Lounge, 9 Giffin St, London SE8

Health & Wellbeing organisations and charities will unite to give information and advice related to LGBT community including Susan Hailes – LGBT Hate crime Met Police liaison for Lewisham, Metro Centre and Naz. Free.


Sudnay 28/02/2016 – 11am until 12pm –

Lewisham Unitarian Meeting House, 41 Bromley Road, SE6 2TS

A special service in celebration of LGBT History Month with guests including Susan Hailes – LGBT Liaison Officer for Lewisham Police. Free to attend. All welcome.


Sunday 28/02/2016 at 2pm – 10pm

The Green Man, 355 Bromley Road, London SE6 2RP

LGBT Film night and women’s party – showing episodes of London-based Lesbian web series She’s In London and a film TBC followed by a women’s after party.

£2 for the film. £3 for the party or a joint ticket for film and party for £5. Tickets from http://www.planet-london.com/shop/lgbt-history-month-film-night




All month:


Lewisham Library: 1967 And All That, an exhibition and quiz about the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 and decriminalisation of homosexuality using archives from the LSE-based Hall-Carpenter Archives and the Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archive. On loan with thanks from the LSE Library.


The Broadway Theatre Gallery space, Mon, Thurs, Fri 10-3, access via Box Office: View #Outcome portrait exhibition by photographer Tom Dingley http://www.tomdingleyphotography.com


LGBT themed Film showings at Library at Deptford Lounge, Downham Library , Forest Hill Library, Manor House Library and New Cross Learning. See branch for more details.


http://www.lewishamvoices.wikidot.com Upload stories or memories of growing up in the LGBT community of Lewisham and how it has changed in your lifetime on the Lewisham Voices website.


Books of the month: Still Standing: Paul O’Grady (a fantastic first hand account of being gay in 1980’s Britain) and Miss Carter’s War: Sheila Hancock (a highly recommended novel about a teacher in post war Britain finding that outside of the classroom Britain is changing fast including the advent of gay rights) . Copies available at your local library and via elibrary. Join us in a big LGBT read for February – tweet us or upload your thoughts at http://www.lewishambookblog.com


Free access to a wide variety of ebooks plus online and downloadable lifestyle, entertainment and sport magazines including GT, Diva, DNA, The Advocate, Attitude and Out http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/elibrary


For more information see http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/libraries and http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/lgbt


For tickets to Cabaret evening at The Broadway see http://www.broadwaytheatre.org.uk/


For more information on LGBT History Month see http://lgbthistorymonth.org.uk/


For specific enquiries email thomas.skinner@lewisham.gov.uk


Games and bingo LGBTQ night

As part of the celebrations for LGBT History Month the monthly drop-in at the Green Man Hub will be hosting a bingo and games night instead of the usual drop-in session. It will still be at The Green Man on Wednesday 10th March 2016 from 6pm until 8pm but it will be in the Barn area. 

The Green Man, 355 Bromley Road, London Se6 2RS 

(Opposite the Bromley Road Homebase with the pond outside)

Everyone welcome. £1 entry. £2 per bingo card if you wish to play (but the other games have no charge to play). 

Singing group launching

A new LGBTQ singing group (no previous experience required – any ability!) is launching in Crofton Park on the 27th February called Many Voices. 1830-2000 hours. £5 on the door at the Undercroft at St Hilda’s Church. http://many-voices.co.uk