Older & Gay
LGBT Network Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans Persons Group
Our monthly meeting for December was earlier than usual (the 4th Tuesday falls on Christmas Day). Nonetheless, it was a suitably jolly and festive occasion with party games, an over abundance of seasonal food and Christmas music. Whilst we might not be ready for performing at the Royal Albert Hall, full marks must be awarded to everyone who made a valiant effort to sing carols along with the electric keyboard. It was also a real pleasure to have another new member Michael who was warmly welcomed.
Alan's operation was postponed, but we understand that if all has gone according to plan, he should now be back home. We wish him a speedy recovery.
Sadly our Secretary Paul will be leaving us for at least three months after successfully gaining a contract that will take him to the deepest depths of darkest Essex. We wish Paul every success in his endeavours...his talents and sparkling presence will be sorely missed.
Attached is the latest newsletter from Opening Doors in London. If you think that we could offer similar activities to some of those mentioned in its contents, please flag them up for consideration. Please keep in mind that at present we have no funding, but we are grateful to VAST and others for making helpful suggestions of funding sources. However, we are now better prepared for making funding bids, as we now have a Constitution and a Diversity & Equality policy in place.
Here is the link to our FaceBook page where you can post messages: http://www.facebook.com/groups/166848976732317/
Photos can be found on our Flickr photo page. We think you will like the photos ...but if you find a picture of yourself that you want removing please let us know and it will be taken down. http://www.flickr.com/photos/o_elgebete
Some suggestions for January
New Vic Theatre: From Sat 17 Nov until Sat 19 Jan 2013 the New Vic Theatre Company and the same creative team behind the brilliant Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan present Theresa Heskins' adaptation of Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Not to be missed! Some members are going to the Friday night performance on 21 December...but this and other performances are sold out. So we suggest you book as soon as you can.
Regent Theatre: the Regent Pantomime this year is Cinderella starring Johnny Wilkes 13 Dec - 5 Jan. This followed by a lavish new production from Staffordshire's Stage Productions of The Sound of Music. 28 Jan - 2 Feb 2013
Stoke Rep: Caverswall Theatre Company present Snow White and the Seven Dwarves 2 Jan - 6 Jan. The Young Rep stage Holmes and the Ripper Fri 25 & Sat 26 Jan
The Film Theatre Programme for January includes a season of silent films on Monday evenings with a screening of The Artist on 21 Jan (Free) For details of the full programme: http://www.stokefilmtheatre.org.uk/jan.htm
Victoria Hall Hanley: 8 pm Friday 4 January Halle Orchestra Viennese Gala
If you would like to attend any of the events with a member of the group...please get in touch...or just turn up and see who's there.
Staffordshire Out and About group details at http://www.staffordshireoutandabout.org.uk/. Panthers Badminton and Squash Clubs meet every Monday 6.-00pm at the Gordon Bank's Sports Centre, Newcastle under Lyme College. New members get first session free.
Finally very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year,
If you are interested in attending and would like more information please get in touch on 01782 266998 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Age Concern North Staffordshire
Age Concern North Staffordshire is a local Charity which works to promote the well-being of all older people living in North Staffordshire & to hlep make later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience.
Age Concern works closely with the LGBT Network and offers a range of additional services for the gay community.
Contact us on : 01782 286209
Or visit us at : www.acns.org.uk
LGBT Consortium Questionnaire on end of life care for LGBT people