events

Love is Strange

Thursday 12 February
Our next film night at Clapham Picturehouse is this new film.
Love Is Strange

The Way He Looks

Tuesday 13 October
Our next film night at Clapham Picturehouse is this new film.
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Who's Afraid of Vagina Wolf

Tuesday 23 September
Our next film night at Clapham Picturehouse is this brand new comedy.
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LGBT film club presents Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Thursday 17 April, 6.30pm
Clapham Picture House and Wandsworth LGBT Forum are pleased to announce our monthly LGBT night - a rare screening of John Mitchell Cameron’s 2001 cult classic Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

The film tells the story of is the tale of an 'internationally ignored' rock & roll singer who hails from Communist Berlin and who dreams of becoming an American sensation. Hedwig (John Cameron Mitchell), born a boy named Hansel, is raised by a single mother (Alberta Watson) who wishes to see her son do better than his poverty-stricken family.

For more information, download the press release

Tickets on sale now:
www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Clapham_Picturehouse


40 Years of Schools OUT: tell us your story

The Schools OUT National Conference takes place on 10 May 2014 at the University of Manchester from 9.30am to 5pm. This year, we want to hear from all educators, past and present, to share practice and improve experiences for future generations.

Guest speakers include Peter Tatchell and Lena Milosevic, and workshops will include: supporting LGBT students and staff, how to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in the classroom, and LGBT history.

More information
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LGBT film club presents Yves Saint Laurent

Thursday 20 March, 6.45pm
For our second showing our monthly LGBT film club, in collaboration with the Picturehouse Clapham, has an exclusive preview of Yves Saint Laurent, directed by Jalil Lespert.

Tickets on sale now:
www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Clapham_Picturehouse


Past events

Wandsworth LGBT Christmas Social

Christmas Panto at the legendary Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Thursday 5 December – doors at 7pm

To book tickets please contact us on 07970 528218 or email wandsworthlgbt@hotmail.co.uk by 28 November


Unspeakable!

London Metropolitan Archives
Saturday, 7 December 2013 from 09:30 to 16:30

Director and theatre-maker Stella Duffy will be the keynote at Unspeakable on 7 December and will host the open forum in the afternoon.

Speaking Up, Standing Up – and why it matters
Why our honesty matters, and how it makes a difference – in our quest for a fairer world for LGBTQ people, as well as a fairer world for all.

Stella Duffy is a writer, director, theatre-maker, LGBTQ and women’s rights campaigner who is currently leading the Fun Palaces project for 2014 – bringing arts and sciences together for a shout about culture as the heart of UK life, commemorating the centenary of Joan Littlewood, theatre maverick.

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Wandsworth HIV Awareness Testing Week 2013

On Friday 22 November Wandsworth Council's Sexual Health Team launch this years HIV Awareness Testing week, in the run up to this years World AIDS Day.

The Walk In Centre at Clapham Junction will be testing people throughout the week from 8.00am - 8.00pm as well as many other surgeries. Please click on the poster on the right for more info on the week and where you can find your local testing space. The forum wish the council all the success in this week and ask you all to know your HIV status.


LGBT History Month pre-launch

Tickets are available for the LGBT History Month pre-launch, a community educational event that prepares teachers, educators and young people for February LGBT History Month celebrations within their schools and workplaces.

Each year LGBT History Month focuses on a specific subject area from the curriculum. 2013 was dedicated to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) thus we held our pre-launch 2012 at Bletchley Park to study and engage students and guests with the work of Alan Turing, the mathematician who broke the enigma code. Past pre-launches have been held at The Royal Courts of Justice, The Oval and The British Museum

2014 is dedicated to ‘Music'. The day will be a community educational celebration of all things music and LGBT. The aim is to increase participation from all schools and the community to highlight achievements of LGBT musicians through workshops for school students, a schools concert and an evening extravaganza of performances from high profile musicians, Birmingham schools, colleges and universities, local bands, celebrities, MPs and key speakers.

Download more details and a plan of the day.
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Wandsworth LGBT Book Club

At the last AGM meeting the forum meeting committee agreed to fund a new social initiative through hosting a monthly LGBT based book club. The first meeting is set to take place at 7.30pm on Thursday 19 September.

For further details on this monthly event, including the venue, check out the link on the social website meet up.


Wandsworth Men's Health Forum

Public meeting: Thursday 13 June 2013 at 7.00pm

Fitzjohn Room, Earlsfield Public Library
276 Magdalen Road, London SW18 3NY
(near Earlsfield station)

  • Men have worse health outcomes than women, and don’t make the best use of health services
  • Men die younger than women – 5 years on average
  • Men are twice as likely to get, and die from, the most common cancers
  • Men are also more likely to be obese, to smoke and commit suicide
  • Too many men put off checking out symptoms or taking part in screening or health improvement programmes
  • Men under 45 visit their GP only half as often as women

But there is no reason why men should continue to accept this situation. That is why Wandsworth NHS has launched a project among men to increase awareness of health issues, We have been asking men in the borough about their health concerns, and how they use health services that are available.

Come along and hear what we found out and to let us know how we can improve the prospects for men’s health.

Be a man – check this out!

For further information please contact Dave Peers, Wandsworth Men’s Health Forum at Wandsworth Care Alliance, Trident Business Centre, 89 Bickersteth Road, London SW17 9SH
T: 0208 516 7716 E: davidw.peers@gmail.com


How to make your school LGBT friendly - sign up today

Educate and Celebrate
Stoke Newington School Diversity Training Centre for teachers

Stoke Newington school has celebrated Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans history month for six years. We would now like to share our experience, resources and give practical advice and training to other educators to make their own schools LGBT friendly.

See the fantastic film about our LGBT creative day march and concert: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPPceVfG8io

Since last September we have trained 50 teachers and educators nationallyand the feedback from the one-day course has been 100% excellent.

For further details please see the flyer or call Elly Barnes on 020 7241 9653. If you want to sign up for the course then download the registration form and return to elly.barnes@sns.hackney.sch.uk


The Gap - LGBT youth club in Wandsworth

The Gap - a club in Wandsworth for young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or questioning their sexuality (aged 13-19) - runs weekly on a Friday in the Clapham Junction area from 18.00 - 20.00.

The Gap club workers can be contacted by phone or email:
mobile: 07884 425 408 email: wgyn@hotmail.co.uk