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June 2017

Dates for your diary

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Development Coordinator Liam O’Driscoll is leaving Opening Doors London for pastures new. Here he tells us what he has enjoyed most about his role. Dear ODL members and volunteers,

I am delighted to have been able to work at ODL for the last two and a half years. It’s been a fun filled adventure with a lot of learning and laughter. The best thing about this job has been meeting such wonderful and interesting people. I’ve loved talking and enjoying the company of ODL members. Learning so much, being inspired and proud of who we are. These are experiences and memories I will cherish. I would also like to say a big big thank you to the amazing team of ODL volunteers I have been lucky enough to meet in this role. Without the support of our volunteers, none of what we do with our members is possible. So thank you to all our volunteers for everything you do to support our members. I and the rest of the staff team are very grateful for your continual support. I look forward to keeping in touch and hope to be back at the odd event in the future to say hello. Many thanks and all the best,

Liam.

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This summer, Opening Doors London celebrates its very first birthday as a charity in its own right! Our special day coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act, a law that had a lifechanging impact on those who grew up in an era when homosexuality was illegal - the very people we support by providing over forty social opportunities a month and a Befriending service for the house bound. To honour these two landmark occasions, ODL is throwing a fabulous fundraising party on Friday 21st July 2017 in partnership with NBC Universal, at the film studios' Skyline venue in central London. Over stunning views over the capital, there'll be music, food and drink, celebrity guests, live performances and an auction of one-off prizes. Tickets cost £50 (inc. booking fee) - £1 for every year LGBT people have not been considered illegal just for being who they are. To book: http://bit.ly/2qSR6pP or search “1 night, 12 months, 50 years” on www.eventbrite.co.uk or call 020 7239 0400.


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Thursday June 1st

Rainbow Surfers’ older LGBT* computer drop-in Computer Suite, Tavis House Our Age UK Camden LGBT* friendly drop-in session provides you with an opportunity to receive IT assistance and guidance from knowledgeable volunteers and staff. For more information please contact Tony on 020 7239 0400.

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Friday June 2nd

Friday Coffee & Cake Club Tavis House Come in for a chat at this peer led social group. Hot drinks can be purchased in the café. Please feel free to bring your own cakes and biscuits. Every Friday 10am – 12pm

Sunday June 4th

Every Thursday 10am – 1pm

Sunday Lunch & Film Club New Group 50+ LGBT Coffee Morning in Wandsworth

Henderson Court Resource Centre Join us for a lovely home cooked lunch before we watch the film: House of Boys

The Furzedown Project The Wandsworth LGBT Forum are hosting a NEW LGBT coffee morning to bring together members of our community across the generations. This takes place every Thursday (10-12pm) at the Furzedown Project. Drinks and Snacks are on us provided by the delicious 'Cut The Mustard'. Find out more about how to access other activities and local services. Or just come and have a cuppa and a chat.

Please support ODL by becoming a Regular Donor: http://openingdoorslondon.org.uk/donate-now/

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Cost £5. Booking for lunch essential. RSVP before Wednesday via: https://june2017odlsundaylunch.eventbrite.co.uk

or calling 020 7239 0400. Social: 12pm Lunch: 1pm Film starts: 2pm


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June 2017 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clapham_Common

Monday June 5th

Peer led coffee and tea social at The Breakfast Club in Battersea Rise The team from The Breakfast Club are providing free tea and coffee for ODL members at this peer led monthly social. Just turn up to meet other ODL members. Sometimes The Breakfast Club team will be able to pop in to say hello too. 4 – 6pm

Now every Monday! Bridge and Scrabble Club Lumen Café Each Monday of the month the wonderful Black Olive Cooks at the lovely Lumen Café will provide space for ODL members to play Bridge and Scrabble. Beginners welcome! Scrabble boards will be provided. Lumen Café are offering ODL members discounted tea for 50p and filter coffee for 80p. Beginners welcome. No need to book.

2pm – 4pm

http://claphamcommon.org/trail-map-clapham-common/

We arrive at the Breakfast Club in time for tea, feeling smug and satisfied, ready to replenish the energy recently expended. Meeting Time: 3.30pm Meeting Point: Clapham Common tube station (by the clock tower), Northern line.

Singing for Fun Workshops! Mary Ward Centre Please feel free to turn up and bring a friend if you like. When you get to the college, you don’t need to enrol at reception. Say you’re here for the Singing for Fun Workshops and they will be able to direct you. Booking: No booking required, just turn up. 3.15pm – 4.45pm Takes place Mondays June: 5th, 12th & 19th.

Tuesday June 6th

Havering LGBT over-50s Social Group Tapestry Stanton Gate

Walk it off before putting it on: Clapham Common

Here's a chance to ease your conscience BEFORE you stuff yourself with all those biscuits, cakes, coffees, teas and cocktails at this afternoon's Coffee and Tea Social at The Breakfast Club in Battersea Rise. Join Tony for a 1½ mile walk across Clapham Common beforehand. Enjoy the four ponds (Cock, Mount, Long and Eagle), the recently restored Bandstand, the meadow patch and the wooded areas. We will endeavour to take a different route each month. pg. 4

Havering LGBT+ Forum is a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new ones from in and around the Havering area in east London/ Essex. So if you are age 50 or over and would like to experience some smashing social company within a safe and welcoming space, please come along. Free tea, coffee and biscuits, plus we have a great team of dedicated volunteers who will warmly greet you and introduce you to like-minded people who also identify as LGBT. 3pm – 5pm


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Peer led Creative Writing Group Tavis House ODL member Pat would like to invite other ODL members to join a nontaught Creative Writing Group for people who would like to come together to write. Contact Kate for further information kate.hancock@openingdoorslondon.org.uk 020 7239 0400 3pm to 5pm

Walk to be led by Clive Hornchurch County Park and Ingrebourne Hill Squadrons Approach RM12 6DF – a vital site towards the defence of London in World War 2. 1 to 5 Miles Sights to enjoy on route Essex Wildlife Trust's Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre is a partnership project between Essex Wildlife Trust and Havering Council. Built in Hornchurch Country Park, the centre overlooks the fantastic marshland and reedbeds of the River Ingrebourne Valley. Species Barn Owl, Marsh Harrier, Snipe, Kingfisher, Grass Snake, Common Lizard, Water Vole, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Ring-necked Parakeet

No booking necessary. Just turn up.

Wednesday June 7th

Anchor Housing/ ODL Art Group Chigwell Court The art group will be held in the communal room. Basic materials will be provided for the informal drop-in session. Volunteer artists on hand.

2pm – 4pm

Men’s Pimlico Social Pimlico Room Friendly drop-in coffee evening. 6pm – 9pm

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New Group 50+ LGBT Coffee Morning in Wandsworth The Furzedown Project See the first Thursday of the month - 10-12pm.

Rainbow Surfers’ older LGBT* computer drop-in Tavis House

Habitats Grassland, Meadow, Parkland, Woodland

Every Thursday 10am – 1pm pg. 5


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Friday Coffee and Cake Club Café, Tavis House Come in for a chat at this mixed peer led social group.

Every Friday 10am – 12pm Saturday June 10th

June 2017 leave via Snaresbrook, Wanstead or Leytonstone Underground. Lunch plans Bring WATER – important do not become dehydrated; fruit and possibly a small picnic - not a turkey and sticky toffee pudding. A visit to The Bikers Hut Café in Chingford Hatch (Panini, Bacon Rolls). If full course completed, a meal at The Golden Fleece. Shorter walk options: eat at Forest Edge pub Epping, Bakery in Theydon Bois, possible visit to Weatherspoon’s at Loughton or for the more prosperous, a meal at North Chingford.

How Far Can You Go? Epping Forest Walk to be led by Clive Join Clive in a preparation exercise walk through Epping Forest for his attempt at a charity climb of ScaFell Pyke and other hills the following weekend. Clive hopes to complete his climb for Phase – supporting poor hill people in Nepal following the destruction of the 2015 earthquake. Miles: Up to 14. Many shorter, opt-out options possible. Sights to enjoy on route Epping High Street, The Forest Edge Inn, Varying Forest Vistas, The Bikers Café, Chingford Plain, Warren Hill, Whipps Cross Hollow Ponds, Wanstead Flats - possibly extending as far as The Golden Fleece Pub.

Meeting location point (including transport info) Epping Station at 12.00 – stations at the end of the Central Line are spaced further apart so allow time. Meeting time: 12.00 Walk start time: 12.15 Walk end time approx. 7pm End location point (including transport info) The Golden Fleece Wanstead or Manor Park Station (mainline to Liverpool Street, Stratford and Romford). No booking necessary. Just turn up….if you dare!

Sunday June 11th

Outing to the St. Albans Organ Theatre For those wanting shorter options: Return via Epping, Return via Theydon Bois, Return Via Loughton, Return via Chingford, Return via local buses, or if desperate call a cab! You could also pg. 6

320 Camp Road, St. Albans, Herts. AL1 5PE Join Tony for another visit to the St. Albans Organ Theatre. There are many different mechanical instruments; fairground and cafe organs, musical boxes, gramophones, player pianos, two cinema organs and more (some loud and some quiet!). An explanation of each instrument is given. Free tea


Opening Doors London Events and biscuits provided at half time. "Well worth a visit!"

June 2017

Monday June 12th

Bridge and Scrabble Club Lumen Café Beginners welcome! Scrabble boards will be provided.

2pm – 4pm

Singing for Fun Workshops! If you intend to go more than once, you might want to consider joining the museum: http://www.stalbansorgantheatre.org.uk/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTM8eH_cEQY Museum admission: £7 / £6 Meeting point: by ticket barrier to platforms A and B, St. Pancras station. Meeting time: 12:45 in order to catch the 13:19 train arriving at St. Albans at 13:42 Train ticket: Return ticket St. Pancras to St. Albans £8.60 (£4.05 with Freedom Pass - ask for Elstree to St. Albans and a Senior Railcard). Walking: From St . Albans station, there is an approx. 1 mile walk to the Museum. (Taxis, at your own expense, are available at the station.) Toilet facilities available: On the train, and at the museum. Returning to central London: Trains from St Albans back to St. Pancras run every half hour. 2.15 pm to 4.30 pm (Meet at 12.45)

Second Sundays Social/ Lunch Group Chelsea Theatre. Join us for lunch. We'll be ordering our food from a local cafe, Mona Lisa, which serves a wide variety of delicious hot meal. No RSVP required. 12:30pm-4pm

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Mary Ward Centre Please feel free to turn up and bring a friend if you like. When you get to the college, you don’t need to enrol at reception. Say you’re here for the Singing for Fun Workshops and they will be able to direct you. Booking: No booking required, just turn up. 3.15pm – 4.45pm

Tea Line Dance Tavis House Café Join us for our tea dances whether you are an experienced dancer, a beginner or have never danced before –there is room for all! Peter will instruct and lead us in Line Dancing.

Please bring LGBT* friends of any age. Peter’s teaching each week is stand alone so don’t worry if you have not been before – all will be explained on the night 5.30pm –7.30pm


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Mens' Group Walk 'Glad to be Gay: Camden's LGBT Heritage' As another special treat we have a walk to mark the 50th anniversary of the Homosexual Law Reform Act,1967, entitled, 'Glad to be Gay: Camden's LGBT Heritage'. It will be led by three of my colleagues from the Camden Tour Guide Association, Richard, Jo and Jean. You will remember Richard who led our highly successful LGBT walk in March. Starting at Goodge Street Station this walk takes in place in Fitzrovia, Bloomsbury and King's Cross which are part of Camden's rich heritage of sexual diversity. We will visit pubs which were notorious watering holes for the Bohemian demi-monde of the 1920s and 1930s. We will pass a theatre which was in the vanguard of lesbian and gay theatre and a bookshop which has been at the heart of the LGBT community now since 1979. We will visit the homes of the writers and artists of the Bloomsbury Set who challenged Victorian codes of behaviour and see the house where the great genius of polari Kenneth Williams was brought up. We will hear about how the LGBT community rallied together to respond to the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s and end our walk at Camden Town Hall where some of the first Same Sex weddings were joyously celebrated. If you would like to join the walk you can either: Text or leave a message on the walking group mobile number which is 07804 329 416 but you will need to wait for a reply before you can be sure that a place has been booked for you, or better still

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June 2017 Book a free ticket upon Eventbrite (using password "polari"), which will instantly guarantee you a place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/glad-to-be-gaycamdens-lgbt-heritage-tickets-34416686235 These walks are proving popular so if you find yourself unable to come along, having booked, kindly let us know so that your place can be offered to someone else on the waiting list. Meeting time: 2.15pm

Men’s Speakers Night Henderson Court Resource Centre Matt Cain Writter & Editorin-Chief of Attitude and Winq Magazines (LGBT magazines) Matt Cain was born in Bury and brought up in Bolton. He was educated at a comprehensive then at Cambridge University. He spent ten years making arts and entertainment programmes for ITV, including documentaries about Ian McKellen, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Will Young and Carol Ann Duffy for The South Bank Show. In July 2010, Matt stepped in front of the camera to become Channel 4 News’ first ever Culture Editor, a role in which he attracted acclaim for his coverage of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Mercury Music Prize and the Turner Prize, as well as interviews with Grayson Perry, the Spice Girls, Pedro Almodóvar and Emeli Sandé, and an exclusive look inside Lucian Freud's studio following the artist's death. In July 2013, Matt left Channel 4 News and his first novel, Shot Through the Heart, was published by Pan Macmillan in April 2014. The second, Nothing But Trouble, followed in July 2015. He's currently


Opening Doors London Events employed as Editor-in-Chief of Attitude, the UK's biggest-selling magazine for gay men, and its sister publication, WInq. Social: 6pm; Talk: from 7pm (After the talk some members also head to a local pub for a drink.)

June 2017

LGBT Café in Bow E3 Muxima Local 50+ LGBT* folks and LGBT*carers sought for coffee, cake and conversation. More info: 07572 548 592 4.30pm – 6pm

Wednesday June 14th

London Friend tea and biscuits older LGBT* drop-in London Friend

Thursday June 15th In partnership with London Friend, this social group is a place to meet friends for a coffee, chat and optional board games! 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Summer and Suffragettes A women's walk led by Polly and friends, meeting at 2.00 pm just inside the entrance of Mile End tube (Central and District Lines), taking in parts of Mile End and Victoria Parks via the Green Bridge, and also some of the sites associated with the suffragettes in that part of Tower Hamlets.

‘Rainbow Surfers’ older LGBT* computer drop-in See the first Thursday of the month for more details. Every Thursday 10am – 1pm

ODL Greenwich Pub Club Ye Olde Rose & Crown Social group for older LGBT* people to meet in a lovely LGBT* pub in the heart of Greenwich Village. 7pm to late

New Group 50+ LGBT Coffee Morning in Wandsworth The Furzedown Project See the first Thursday of the month - 10-12pm.

Friday June 16th We will aim to finish at 4.30 at the Opening Doors Café at Muxima in Roman Road. See next: pg. 9

Friday Coffee and Cake Club See first Friday of the month for more details. 10am – 12pm


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NEW GROUP Out and about at The Barbican Barbican Centre Join us for a new group at the Barbican Centre for afternoon tea and activities. This month we have been invited to join City Age Concern for a relaxed walk in the city of London.

Meet at the Block Space on the ground floor of Barbican Centre (opposite the Terrace) No need to book. 2pm – 4pm Kate.Hancock@openingdoorslondon.org.uk or 020 72039 0400 for details.

Monday June 19th

NEW GROUP Women's Breakfast at the Albany The Albany, Deptford Start your day at the Albany community café meeting other women for a chat/discussion. Have a cuppa or breakfast. As the venue is near the Thames, we also have the option to go for a walk along the Thames occasionally. 10am – 12pm

Exercise Walk and picnic in Stanmore Country Park Stanmore Country Park is a pleasant mix of grass and woodland, with a meandering footpath which will allow us to explore the park fully, and to enjoy views of London in the distance. There will be shade from the sun, in case of sunshine! There is one gentle but sustained climb in this walk, and a long gentle descent also, but our pace will be gentle and steady, with opportunity for a rest pg. 10

June 2017 every so often. Picnic tables are available, so bring your own lunch. Wear walking shoes or trainers to cope with the occasional rough or hard surface, but paths are mostly fine. The total distance is approx. 3 miles. Walk leader: Gerry

Start time: 12:00 midday. Please meet outside Stanmore tube station by 12 noon. Starting point: please meet outside the main entrance to Stanmore tube station by noon. End time: the walk will end at approx. 3:00 pm at Stanmore tube station. How to get there: take the Jubilee Line to Stanmore tube station (TFL zone 5). Bus 142 also stops outside this station.

Bridge and Scrabble Club Lumen Café Beginners welcome! Scrabble boards will be provided.

2pm – 4pm

Singing for Fun Workshops! Mary Ward Centre Please feel free to turn up and bring a friend if you like. When you get to the college, you don’t need to enrol at reception. Say you’re here for the Singing for Fun Workshops and they will be able to direct you. Booking: No booking required, just turn up. 3.15pm – 4.45pm

Tuesday June 20th

Peer led Creative Writing Group Tavis House


Opening Doors London Events See first Tuesday of the month for information. 3pm – 5pm

Wednesday June 21st Ay May 23rd

Anchor Housing/ ODL Art Group See first Wednesday of the month for information. 2pm – 4pm

Thursday June 22nd

‘Rainbow Surfers’ older LGBT* computer drop-in

June 2017 confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world. Social: 6pm; Film: 7pm 4/5The Guardian74%Metacritic

Friday June 23rd

Friday Coffee and Cake Club See first Friday of the month for more details. Every Friday 10am – 12pm

See the first Thursday of the month for more details. Every Thursday 10am – 1pm

Rainbow Memory Café

New Group 50+ LGBT Coffee Morning in Wandsworth

Tavis House Come along to be part of this consultation event as Opening Doors London prepares to start the first ever Rainbow Memory Café. Book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rainbow-

The Furzedown Project See the first Thursday of the month - 10-12pm.

Women’s Film Night Committee Room 2, Camden Town Hall We will be showing Hidden Figures 2016: Drama film/History; 2h 7m

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or 020 7239 0400. Do you have ACCESS requirements? If there is an event that you would like to attend but you are not sure if you will be able to make it due to your access needs, please contact us so that we can help make sure you get the most out of being part of Opening Doors London. Contact us on 020 7239 0400 info@openingdoorslondon.org.uk

Please support ODL by becoming a Regular Donor: Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's pg. 11

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Opening Doors London Events Monday June 26th

Bridge and Scrabble Club Lumen Café On the second and fourth Monday of the month. Beginners welcome. No need to book.

2pm – 4pm

Bi The Way Group Tavis House It's board games night! Bring along your favourite or play one of ours... Light refreshments available. Bisexual people and allies of all orientations welcome. Please arrive early! 6pm – 8pm

June 2017 that brought us from that summer of love largely for others to where we are today. Jeffrey Weeks Jeffrey Weeks was a gay activist from 1970, and is a historian and sociologist. He has an international reputation for his books on sexuality and LGBT history. His pioneering study of LGBT* activism and identities, Coming Out, first published in 1977, has recently been republished in a revised and updated edition. He is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at London South Bank University, and is chair of Opening Doors London, the charity for older LGBT* people. -

2.30pm: Tea and coffee 3pm – 4pm : Talk (including discussion) 4.30pm: End

Booking essential via:

Jeffrey Weeks Pride in London talk: “All we need is Love? What 1967 meant for us” Opening Doors London, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA 1967 was famously the summer of love. It was the summer of the Beatle’s Sergeant Pepper, and of ‘All you need is Love’. It was also the summer when the love that dared not speak its name founds its voice. Or did it? Today’s older LGBT* people were the first generation to experience (limited) decriminalisation (for men) in 1967. Some saw this as the birth of our freedom. Most recognised it for what it was, a hesitant beginning not a triumphant end. So how important was the 1967 reform, and how did it affect LGBT* lives? In this talk Jeffrey Weeks will trace the long and haphazard journey pg. 13

https://odlpridejeffreyweeks.eventbrite.co.uk or 020 7239 0400.

Tuesday June 27th

Tony’s gentle strolls: Picnic Season is open again at Horniman Gardens Picnic at Brockwell Park Come and join Tony for a picnic in Brockwell Park; hopefully in the sun. Location: Picnic area at Brockwell Park, Norwood Rd, London SE24 9BJ


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June 2017 Kids being raised by same-sex couples are growing in numbers worldwide. We are in a GaybyBoom. But who are these kids? What do they think about having same-sex parents? And do they face different issues to other kids? At a time when the world is debating marriage equality, these questions are more pertinent than ever.

How to get there: Herne Hill station, ticket office exit, turn left, cross over to park at traffic lights. Enter park by gate near zebra crossing. Go straight ahead along path towards Brockwell Hall (yes, it is uphill, sorry). picnic bench to the left of the hall. 800yds.

This Australian documentary focuses on four children: Gus, Ebony, Matt and Graham who come from homes where the parents are gay or lesbian. Told from the perspective of the kids, Gayby Baby is intimate and sometimes humorous account of four children and their families. Directed by Maya Newell, Gayby Baby follows their lives as the international debates around same sex marriage and parenting go on around them.

Toilets: There are toilets in the park. Information and map of park: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brockwell_Park Attractions: The Hall, clock tower, formal gardens, walled gardens, the lido, duck ponds, view of central London and our company What to bring: Food and drink to share, picnic plates, cups and cutlery as needed, a cushion to sit on, and your pet dog. In case of rain: We will adjourn to the shelter, near the nearby clock tower. Time: 2pm - 4pm (or later)

Men’s gentle exercise class Henderson Court Resource Centre Exercise is free medicine! Come and join a class to stretch, energise and have fun. You don’t need to bring any kit, just come along and give it a go. Suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness. Free to attend. 6.30pm – 7pm

Men’s Film night: Gayby Baby Same-sex Families told by the kids Won Best Documentary at the 2016 Australian Film Critics Association Awards. pg. 14

Just before the movie, we will present you the COMMUNITY page http://thegaybyproject.com/ which was created to provide a central place for gaybies of all ages, and their parents, to connect with other LGBTQ families and access what we think are some of the most useful community resources available. Today, children of LGBTQ parent/s are not alone - we are in the midst of a worldwide gayby boom - and there have never been more opportunities to connect with other LGBTQ families. Social: 6pm; Film starts: 7pm


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Wednesday June 28th

London Friend tea and biscuits older LGBT* drop-in

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Please support ODL by becoming a Regular Donor: http://openingdoorslondon.org.uk/donatenow/

London Friend In partnership with London Friend, this social group is a place to meet friends for a coffee, chat and optional board games! 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Thursday June 29th ‘Rainbow Surfers’ older LGBT*

computer drop-in See the first Thursday of the month for more details. Every Thursday 10am – 1pm

Friday June 30th

Friday Coffee and Cake Club

Do you have ACCESS requirements? If there is an event that you would like to attend but you are not sure if you will be able to make it due to your access needs, please contact us so that we can help make sure you get the most out of being part of Opening Doors London. Contact us on 020 7239 0400 info@openingdoorslondon.org.uk

See first Friday of the month for more details. Every Friday 10am – 12pm

Informal Art Group Tavis House Join Alan for an informal art group for all abilities come and do your own creative thing, or improve and expand your drawing skills with gentle guidance from an experienced volunteer teacher. Whether you are a traditional sketcher or an outrageous avant-gardist this group will supply encouragement, support, plenty of dialogue....and maybe an exhibition. Basic materials provided, but feel free to bring your own sketchbooks and non-messy kit. 12.30pm – 3pm

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Make new friends and try new activities with members of the older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* community ODL membership is free and is aimed at all who identify as LGBT*, and are over 50. We have members from across London, and beyond. As well as our events, we also offer:  A befriending service  Policy, campaigning and training


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ODL is running three events as part of Pride in London and you can come to one or all of them. Come and join the fun with ODL! Parade The ODL bus will be parked near the front of the parade. We’ll leave the brunch as a group at around noon to join the bus (approximately 0.3 mile walk). As usual ODL will be in the front section of the march. The ODL group will board the bus at 11.30am. The bus usually sets off around 1pm. The usual end time is after 3pm in Whitehall. PLEASE NOTE:  You will need to register beforehand and collect your wristband from the Pre-Pride brunch if you’d like to join ODL for the Parade  Seats on the bus are allocated for those with mobility or access needs. Seat booking is essential on 020 7239 0400 or Info@openingdoorslondon.org.uk

Free Older LGBT Pre-Pride Brunch University Of Westminster CAVENDISH CAMPUS 115 New Cavendish Street London W1W 6UW (Tubes: Goodge Street, Warren Street, Great Portland Street) 10.30am – 11.15am Thank you to The Breakfast Club for providing the amazing refreshments and The University of Westminster for providing us with a venue once again!

Free tea, cake and relaxation in Soho St Anne’s Church Hall, 55 Dean Street, London W1D 6AF After the parade the group will head to our usual older LGBT* community relaxation space at St Anne’s Church Hall in Soho. We supply the tea, coffee, cake and company. 2pm – 5.30pm Are you going to join us to celebrate Pride? Registration essential on https://odlpride2017.eventbrite.co.uk or on 020 7239 0400. Do you have access needs? Pride in London have an access team and ODL will support you too. Get in touch on 020 7239 0400 or email Info@openingdoorslondon.org.uk

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Venues & How to Get There The Albany Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG Trains: New Cross and Deptford; DLR: Deptford Bridge; Buses: 47, 53, 177, 188, 199, 225, 453 http://www.thealbany.org.uk/visit/12/Your-Visit Barbican Centre Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS; Underground: Barbican, Moorgate The Breakfast Club in Battersea Rise The Breakfast Club, 5-9 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1HG 0.5 miles walk from Clapham Junction Railway Station. Buses 35 and 37 pass Clapham Common Northern line underground station 1.1 miles away and stop outside the café at the “Eccles Road” bus stop. Camden Town Hall Judd Street, London WC1H 9JE - Committee Room 2 – first floor Chelsea Theatre 7 Worlds End Place, Kings Road, London, SW10 0DR. Chigwell House Anchor Housing/ Art Group Community Room Chigwell Court, 99 Balance Road London E9 5SQ. The Furzedown Project http://www.furzedownproject.org/ 91/93 Moyser Road, London SW16 6SL 020 8677 4283

Havering LGBT Tapestry Stanton Gate, Mawney Road, Romford RM7 7HL Transport: 0.7 miles walk from Romford station with connections to Upminster, Stratford and Liverpool Street. Henderson Court Resource Centre 102 Fitzjohn’s Avenue, London NW3 6NS. (Entrance on Prince Arthur Road) Mary Ward Centre Room 13, First Floor, 42 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AQ; Nearest Station is Russel Sq. London Friend 86 Caledonian Road, N1 9DN Lumen Café 88 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RS Transport: 0.3 miles from Russell Square underground station or 0.4 miles from King's Cross St. Pancras London station. No need to book. Pimlico Room Back of St. Saviour’s Church, St George’s Square, London SW1V 3QW. Tavis House 1-6 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA. Newsletter design Ruth Silverstone pg. 17

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