This corner is really a long list of pieces, people you might like to know about or one day need. We can only, of course, publish the information that comes to us.
CHALLENGE is a social group for gay women and men over 21. We have weekly meetings at 3 London branches and would be delighted if you would join us for a drink and a chat. Please telephone any evening between 7 and 11. Dial 567 5085 and the operator will give you the number of the member of the evening. Do call us.
Campaign For Homosexual Equality London Information Centra, 22 Great Windmill Street, London W1. Tel: 01-437 7363. Office open daily, noon to 10pm.
CHE All London Political Action Group, 22 Great Windmill Street, London W1. Telephone: 01-437 7363
Would any new members of CHE who have not yet received their membership cards, please contact the London Information Centre at 22 Great Windmill Street. London W1. Telephone: 01-437 7363.
LESBIAN LIBERATION meets Wednesdays 8 pm at the South London Womens Liberation Centre, 14 Radnor Terrace. SW8. (near Vauxhall Tube) ALL WOMEN WELCOME. Telephone: 01-622 8495 Mon, Tues. Wed and Fri evenings only
OXFORD GAY ACTION GROUP. Regular meetings take place on Sundays at 8pm in the ‘Marlborough Arms’. St Thomas Street, Oxford.
New CHE group forming in Streetham. Contact: Ian F. Clayton. 56 Hillbrook Road, SW17.
GAY MARXIST GROUP now forming. Politically committed homosexuals of both sexes welcome. Details: 01-794 3368.
SOUTHAMPTON AREA. Gay group now forming. Details: Ken Romsey 512959.
SAPPHO meets every first Monday in the month at Euston Tavern, corner Judd Street/Euston Rd, London. NW1,7.30 pm upstairs room. All women welcome. SAPPHO 30p inc post for single copies from BCM/PETREL. LONDON WC1V 6XX.
Brighton Gay Soc meets weekly. Contact Ray at Brighton 686939
CHE’s Political Action Group is looking for a group of university/polytechnic students/lecturers interested in conducting a survey among the public into attitudes to homosexuality. The aim of the enquiry is to help shape the future campaigning activities of CHE. Offers of help, suggestions etc should be addressed to: David Hyde, PAG, CHE London Information Centre, 22 Great Windmill Street, London W1. Tel: 01-437 7363.
GAYSOC for homosexual men and women in any school or college of London University – undergraduate, postgraduate or staff. Social, political and campaigning activities aimed at creating better conditions for gays within the university – then the world! Write (enclosing SAE please) GAYSOC, ULU, Malet Street, WC1.
Abortion, contraception, entertainment, transportt, legal advice, jobs, alternative? Work, food, hitchhiking, cheap furnishiings, communications, shelter, late night services, accommodation, free services, ad infinitum … Contact: Nutshell Information Service. Phone: Birmingham 777-2483 24 hours every day. (Ask for Nutshell as we share a line with St Basil’s Centre.)
Homosexual Counselling and Parent’s Enquiry. You or your som, daughter, parent or friend could be homosexual and may need help and understanding. Write for appointment to FRIEND. Centre, Broadley Terrace, London NW1 or telephone 01-402 6345 Mondays to Fridays 7.30 to 9.30 pm.
Leicester Gay Awareness Group ring Leicester 738832, ask for Clive or John.
Oxford Gay Action Group meets every Sunday at 8 pm in the Marlborough, St Thomas Street. Fortnightly discos from Fri. Jan 5th at the Cape of Good Hope. The Plain, Oxford. Further info – Oxford 45301 between 7 pm and 8 pm.
Warwick Gay Soc has started. Meets every Tuesday 6 pm in the Coffee Bar at the University. Contact Irwin Timms, 60 Russell Terrace, Leamington Spa, or Jill Brown, H44, Rootes Hall.
Gay Civil Rights Group now forming. Information from Frank Honore, Room 406, Hughes Parry Hall, Cartwright Gardens, London WC1. Telephone 01-387 7501
Stepney: CHE group forming around this area and including the other parts of East London not catered for. For details ring Mike 01-476 7980
Manchester University Homophile Society social events, campaigning – open to all meets.Thursdays. 8pm. meeting room 4.
University Union. Oxford Road CHE Cardiff now meets at Chapter Arts Centre, Market Street, Canton, Cardiff every other Monday (Nov 20th etc.) Gay News will be on sale.
Women’s Liberation Workshop. 3 Shavers Place, London W1 Tel 01-839 3918
LEEDS G.L.F./C.H.E. Joint Office. 153 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds.
Fellowship in Christ the Liberator. Communion service 8pm. Sundays. West Kensington Details: FCL c/o 61 Earls Court Square, London SW5
Gay Esperanto Group. For details of next meeting telephone 01 -637 1220
Gay Women – Lonely? Need, information, company, help with problems? Write Jill Russell, c/o The Peace Centre, 18 Moor Street, Ringway, Birmingham 5 7UH Please enclose S A .E
Wandsworth/Richmond CHE group forming. Incorporating Fulham-Wimbledon and fringe areas. Men AND women. We meet twice a month Write Fred Green, 368 Upper Richmond Road, Putney SW15 2TL
Mikis Theodorakis, the Greek composer, is giving a concert at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 30th January. Tickets: usual agencies.
University of Bristol Gay Students Society for all homosexuals, male and female. Contact Trevor or Clara through the Social Action Office at the Union or phone Tony, Bristol 32669, or write to Gay Students Society, University Union, Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1LN.
YOUNG GAYS meet regularly m London The C.H.E .Youth Group meets fortnightly around Central London Details from Mike or Jim at 01 385 7246
READING GAY ALLIANCE regular discos and socials, counselling, quiet meetings, public meetings, and action. Town and university. SAE for Newssheet Room 7 30 London Rd, READING
Alternative Free Library needs donations of radical/liberated Gay Papers and Magazines. ESPECIALLY Back Issues Please write Geoffrey Leigh, 30 Woodside, Wimbledon, London SW19 7AW
Harrow Gay Unity. For details phone Janie at 863 1184 or Alex at 864 2291. Meets on Mondays. Manchester gay women meet on alternative Mondays. Details: Liz Stanley. 061-881 3683.
“Gay Cambridge”, a joint CHE/GLF group covering both the town and university Meets every fortnight, wekkly in university term. Contact Bernard Greaves, 29 John Street, Cambridge, phone Cambridge 52661
CAMPAIGN FOR HOMOSEXUAL EQUALITY.
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Many local group organisers are wary of having their names and addresses publicised, so for the time being please contact all CHE groups via the national office: 28 KENNEDY STREET, MANCHESTER 2. Telephone 061-228 1985
GAY LIBERATION FRONT GROUPS
At present there are GLF groups in operation in the following areas
London School of Economics GLF
London Counter Psychiatry
The addresses of these groups may be obtained from the GLF Office at 5 Caledonian Road, London N1. Tube Kings Cross Tel 01-837 7174 Also contact here for other GLF information
GLF Action Group meets Fridays at 7.30 pm at GLF Office 5 Caledonian Road, N1.
Religious Gay Lib Group. meets various Sundays at 2.30 pm Phone 278 1701 for details
Gay Women’s Lib (North London)
Meet at The Crown and Woolpak, 397 St Johns St EC1 (Angel Tube) 8pm on Mondays
West London GLF meets in the Committee Room of Fulham Town Hall, Fulham Broadway on Thursdays at 8pm
South London GLG meets Thursdays at Minet Library, Knatchbull Road, Brixton.
Camden GLF meets Thursdays at Forresters Hall, 5 Highgate Road, Kentish Town.
Leeds GLF meats on Fridays at the O.S.A. Lounge m the University Union. Meetings open to all.
Manchester GLF meets Thursdays 8 pm in the upstairs room of the Lass o’ Gowrie, Charles St. (off Oxford Road, near Studio 1-5). Details from Steve or John at 061-445 5095.
York GLF now forming. Details from Bob Olorenshaw. A 113 Derwent College, University of York, Heslington, York.
Newcastle GLF meets Wednesdays 8 pm at 258 Westgate Road, Newcastle 4.
Bath Gay Awareness Group meets Thursdays 8 pm. Info – from John – Bath 63168 or Hugh – Bath 4738.
TV and TS group meets Tuesdays at All Saints Church Vestry, Clydesdale Road, W11 at 8pm.
East London GLF meets Thursdays art 103 Market Street, East Ham E6 at 8pm.
Sussex GLF meets Tuesdays at 8 15pm upstairs/back bar Stanford Arms, Preston Circus, Brighton. Contact Doug Coupe, 40 Ashford Road, Brighton, or phone Ray at 686939
Bristol Gay Awareness Group, c/o Tony 200 West Mall, Clifton, Bristol. Tel 0272 32669
Essex GLF University contact Brian Roberts, c/o Student Pidgeon Holes. University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester
Leeds GLF Liberation Office, 153 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds 2 Tel 0532 39071 ex 57. Meetings every Friday at 7 30pm at the Liberation Office
SCOTTISH MINORITIES GROUP
Postal enquiries – SMG, 214 Clyde Street Glasgow G1 4J2
For meetings in ABERDEEN and GLASGOW ring John Breslin (041 771 7600)
For meetings in DUNDEE ring Len McIntosh (0382-452433).
For meetings in EDINBURGH ring Mike Coulson (031 225 4395) between 1pm and 10pm any day
DISCO First Sat of each month at the Odd Spot Coffee House & Grill, Sir Simons’ Arcade (Behind T.S.B.), Lancaster. Tel.2750. 11 pm to 4 am. Bring a bottle. Gay News will be on sale.
Father Red Cap, 319 Camberwell Road, SE5. (Camberwell Green)
Upstairs Bar now open 7 nights a week – Tricky Dicky Boys Only Disco now on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Also mixed Disco on Wednesday and Saturdays. Girls Only Disco on Friday. Gay intimate evening on Mondays. Free Admission Mondays and (for a limited period) Tuesday’s Boys Only Disco.
South London GLF Disco every Monday except first Monday of the month At The Crypt, St Matthews Church (opposite Town Hall, Brixton BR/Tube Buses 35. 37. 22.214.171.124. Admission 15p. Beer and snadwich bar. Love Kisses South London GLF
Camden GLF weekly disco in the discotheque next to the Bull and Gate Pub (200 yds Kentish Town Stn) every Wednesday from 8pm to 1am
DRAG MOBILE DISCOTHEQUE
Tuesday nights – ROYAL OAK, 62 Glenthorne Road, London W6.
Wednesday nights – THE PONTIFRACT CASTLE, 48 Chapel Street. Edgware Road tube.
Dancing permitted, complete with drag show featuring Mr Jean Fredericks, Peter Martindale and Diamond David.
KINGS ARMS, Liverpool Street, London (corner of Pindar Street). Tube – BR Liverpool Street, buses – 8. 8A, 22, 6, 47, 87. Tricky Dicky show on Saturday nights 8.30 to 11. Admission free.
Saloon bar disco, impersonations etc, gay atmosphere. Gay News is on sale at all Tricky Dicky Discos.
KINGS ARMS. Liverpool Street, London.
(corner of Pinder Street) Tube/BR Liverpool Street. Dick’s Inn. Gay Disco every Monday Compere Tricky Dicky.
THE ARABIAN. Cambridge Heath Road, London, (corner of Bishops Way) Tube Bethnal Green/Bus 277 Dicks Inn. Gay Disco every Wed Comp Tricky Dicky
Leeds G.L.F. presents FANCY DRESS DISCO on Nov 20th. Contact their office for details. Parties, Socials every fortnight.
Sussex G.L.F. Disco every Friday 8-11 pm, at Stanford Arms, Preston Circus, Brighton. Only 20p.
West London G.L.F. presents a dance at Hampstead Old Town Hall on December 2nd Tickets 50p, Disco, Groups, Lightshow, and Bar
Reading Gay Alliance weekly social Wednesday, disco Saturday, Admission to each 20p (10p students). Both at The Railway Tavern, Stanshawe Road, Reading. No membership.
Birmingham’s Gay Scene welcomes you! By popular demand, FREE admission Disco (every Friday) 7.30pm, 10.45pm, Drinks bar prices. At the ‘Shakespeare Inn’, Summer Row, B’ham, 3. (Back of Town Hall). Wear what you want! Open House, Everyone Welcome!!!
GLF South London presents a DANCE on Feb 3rd at the Surrey Halls, nr Stockwell Tube. Starts 7.30. Bar, Disco, Group, Gnashar and a steel band.
Drag & Cabaret
ROYAL VAUXHALL TAVERN
372 Kennington Lane, SE 11 (Vauxhall)
Regular Compere – Pat Kelly – with The Keitones.
Thurs (Alt) Mr Tammy or Honey
Friday Mr Tammy Monday Bow
Saturday Lee Paris Wednesday Lee Paris
Sunday (Lunch) Bow New Act Starting Soon
Sunday (Night) Mr Tammy
ROYAL OAK. 62 Glenthorne Road W6 (Hammersmith). Drag every night. Regular artistes including Mr Jean Fredericks
ELEPHANT & CASTLE South Lambeth Place, SW8. (Vauxhall) Drag every night except Tuesdays. Regular compere Jackie. Recommended by Gay News for happy and friendly atmosphere.
SKINNERS ARMS Camberwell New Road Tuesday Nights Only – “LA DUBARRY”
OXFORD TAVERN 256 Kentish Town Road NWS (Kentish Town) Drag on Tues Wed and Thurs Resident host Pern St Oa«r Partly oay on these nights
THE NEW BLACK CAP. 171 Camden High Street. NW1 (Camden Town Tube.
Drag every night with Tony Page.
Mon. – Thurs. – Sat. with Marc Flaming.
Tuas. with Sandy Graham.
Wed. with New Dumbelles.
Fri. with Nicky Young.
Sunday (lunch) with Marc Fleming & Mrs Shufflewick.
Sunday (evening) with Perri St Clare or Sandy Graham
Alan McGorrin is Gay News s super salesman at The Black Cap. Be nice to him, he works very hard.
Father Red Cap, 319 Camberwell Road, SE5. (Camberwell Green).
PALACE QF DRAG – Drag every night.
The following artistes are proud to announce they are appearing at the Father Red Cap; Lee Paris, Tammy, Colin Cordell, Alvis & Odell, Lee Tracy and Len Morton
THE CRICKETERS Battersea Park Road, SW11
(BR Battersea Park)
Sun The Troilettes Fri. Various Artistes.
Tues Steel Band Sat Singalong & Dancing
Wed Various Artists Compere/Organist
Thurs Talent Night Kenneth Mancell.
DORSETT ARMS, Clapham Road. London SW8. Drag 24/1/73. Les Lee King.
THE EAGLE. Clifton Road, Maida Vale W9. Drag every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening. Popular artists.
309 Harrow Road, W9 (Westboume Park)
Drag on Wednesday and Sunday (Lunch & Eve)
THE EAGLE, 15 Clifton Road W9.
Drag – Fri – Sat – Sun.
This is a list of some of the pubs in London that regularly have Drag Acts. Information of out of London pubs featuring drag will be added to this list as we receive it. So if your local has something good happening at it, let us know; and that goes for you landlords as well
WILLIAM IV, Heath Street, Hampstead NW3. Hampstead Tube.
THE SALISBURY, St Martins Lane, Near to Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square tubes
THE QUEENS HEAD, Tryon Street, (off Kings Road, London SW3.
THE CHAMPION. Bayswater Road, Nearest tube is Nofting Hill Gate
THE BOLTONS and THE COLEHERNE are opposite each other at the junction of Earl’s Court Road and Old Brompton. Earl’s Court Tube.
THE SHIP AND WHALE, 2 Gulliver Street, SE16.
THE IMPERIAL, Richmond High Street.
THE GREEN ROOM, The Wheatsheaf, Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush.
GAY NEWS will always be on sale at the following pubs
MARSH MOTEL (Mike & Eileen) Canute Road, Southampton
Semi Gay. Disco every Thursday night Also
THE ANCHOR INN (The Viking Club), East Street, Southampton. Saturday nights – Girls only (Ask for Jan).
THE PUBLIC HOUSE, not just another bookshop. 21 Little Preston Street, Brighton. Phone 28357.
Le FAUNE Restaurant, 23 Praed Street, London W2 1NJ Tell 01-723 5170
Thanks to SHANE’S CLUB, 71 Compayne Gardens, West Hampstead, London NW6 for selling Big GN
THE PAVILION CLUB, 123 Shardlow Road, (A6), Shardlow. Derbys Tel Sharrilow 581 Open Wed, Fri. Sat & Sun from 8.00pm
THE LORD ROBERTS, Canal Walk, Southampton. (June & Mike)
THE GLOBE. Bernard Street. Southampton. Always a warm welcome from:- Kath, Dick & Peter
THE ROBERT BURNS, 9 South Front, Southampton. ‘The small pub with a BIG welcome:- Doris & Dennis’
CLUB CONTINENTAL, High St, Below Bar, Southampton, (Disco) “Strictly Gay”
THE GREEN MAN, The Place, Winchester, Hants. Your Host – David M.Powrie
ROKOKO CLUB, Roker, Sunderland. GN on sale there every Saturday.
PRINCESS ROYAL, 172 Wellingborough Road, Northampton. Your Hosts – Pam and Vim.
THE NIGHTINGALE CLUB, 50 Camp Hill. Birmingham 12 (021-772 2665) sell Gay News.
(They also get a gold star for the best address we have seen so far for a club or a pub.)
Gay News wishes to thank the management and staff at the COLEHERNE, and the BOLTONS (at Earls Court) and the CHAMPION (at Notting Hill Gate) for their help in letting us sell Gay News in their establishments. Gay News will regularly be on sale in these three pubs in West London.
Gay News thanks RODDY and ERIC of the MASQUERADE – the paper is always available at the door. Masquerade Club, 310 Earls Court Road.
Thanks to all at the QUEENS HEAD, Chelsea, for letting us regularly sell Gay News there.
The DisKOthequc (D O K), 2a Lowndes Court, London W1 (off Carnaby Street) regularly has Gay News on sale. Thanks.
The Father Red Cap. Boys Only, Girls Only and Mixed Disco’s. Gay News is always on sale.
Valentine’s – Georges Club (off Gay Street), Bath. Gay News is always on sale.
Thanks to DON JOHN.S, one of the North’s foremost Gay Clubs, for selling Gay News.
Ronnie will be selling Gay News in THE GREEN ROOM at The Wheatsheaf, Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush.
When you stay at MAGGIE’S PLACE Hotel you can also buy Gay News to read in bed.
Thanks to the REGENCY (opposite Theatre Royal), Bath, Gay News is always sold there by Bath Gay Awareness group.
Tim will always sell you GN at the Elephant & Castle and the Royal Vauxhall Tavern at Vauxhall.
Postage costs are very so when you write to us. could you please enclose a stamped addressed envelope for the reply – if you want a reply, that is.