The low-down on what we’ll be getting up to at OutZone during the next few weeks…
Scroll down to find out what we’re doing this month at our weekly group. New members are welcome every week… so why not get in touch?
This page is usually(!) Updated on or before the 1st day of each month (or if there is a last minute change of plan). It’s always a good idea to check this page regularly to make sure you know where and when we are meeting for various events.
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You don’t have to come along every week, or stay for the whole session if you don’t want to, but we hope you will! You can also subscribe to our newsletter to get the very latest news and/or programme changes.
Click here if you’re worried about what to expect when you get in touch or come along to the groups.
Friday 4th June
New Members Night
Express Yourself – Banner and placard making in preparation for PRIDE London 2017
It’s June! New member’s night – need we say more? Join OutZone this summer! Also – as Pride London approaches, and it’s been a couple of years since we updated the ‘official’ OutZone Banner (to be honest, we’re not too sure where it is!) so it must be about time make a new one! Come along tonight (preferably with your creative juices flowing) and give us a hand to help create another OutZone masterpiece…Lovely. We’ll also be joined by the other PACE Youth Network groups.
Friday 11th June
Fit for summer – session 2: Looking after ME, myself and I
Quarterly Chlamydia Screening at OutZone! (In association with Brook)
Fighting the flab and keeping healthy are one & the same thing. Are you getting your 5-a-day? Tonight we’ll create our top tips to help ensure we look and feel great in time for PRIDE London 2017.
Time for your quarterly test again! Did you know Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the UK and is on the increase? Women aged 16-24 and men aged 20-34 are at the greatest risk. OutZone has teamed up with Brook London to offer all group members free, confidential Chlamydia screening from the comfort of your favourite youth group. Come along tonight to get yourself tested! Find out more about Brook here.
Friday 18th June
OutZone Get Creative/Photo board assembly!
There’ll be another chance to test your Wii gaming skills in tonight’s knock-out competition. Will our current champion retain his crown or will YOU be the one to knock him from his throne? Also, OutZone peer mentor Andre will be getting us creative and leading part of this session where he’ll be teaching us how knit and create some nifty photo albums! It’s never too early to start preparing for winter! 😉 AND (as if that wasn’t enough) – we’ll be (finally) assembling the OutZone Photo board… that lot should keep us busy!
Friday 25th June
Mid-summer picnic in Highgate woods!
Join us for our ‘mid-summer picnic’ in Highgate Woods. We’ll be meeting outside Highgate tube station at 6.45pm (Car Park Exit) – Please don’t be late!! We’ll be providing snacks and drinks and taking part in some team games – Come along, join us and have FUN! (If it’s raining – we’ll be meeting at OutZone HQ, as usual! We will also be joined by the other PACE Youth Network Groups – Girl Diva and First Move.
Friday 2nd July
New Members Night/Pre-PRIDE preparations
Pre-Pride Social (Over 18’s from 9.30pm)
Join us as the excitement starts to build for what, (no doubt) will be a fantastic PRIDE Day tomorrow. We’ll be finishing off our banners and signs, finalising our plans and dusting off our tiara’s…well, some of us will… We’ll also be asking for your help in preparing our legendary condom and lube ‘Back Pocket Packs’ that we’ll be giving out to the crowds as we take part in the PRIDE London Parade 2017. (There will be the usual pre-pride social (locally) for those of you aged 18 and over and able to prove it!).
SATURDAY 3rd July
PRIDE London 2017
The biggest day in London’s queer calendar has finally arrived. Join us for the 2017 PRIDE London celebrations: This year’s theme celebrates ’40 Years of the Gay Liberation Front’ and has been titled: PAINT THE TOWN RUBY RED… Join London’s leading youth projects (on the gayest day of the year) as we ‘pimp our pride’ through the streets of central London. We’ll be joined by our sister project, Girl Diva, our newest younger sibling, First Move. More details soon.
Friday 9th July
Pride London Reflections – A look back at Pride London 2017
Foundation 66: Amanda will also be around tonight to offer confidential* one2one support and advice around drug and alcohol use. Call or email Andy if you’d like to make an appointment, or just turn on the night. *Subject to our confidentiality policy and legal obligations.
Friday 16th July
To be announced – No details yet – Check back soon.
THURSDAY 22nd July
Brighton Beach Ambush 4 – £6.50 – Bargain!
“Oh we do like to be beside the sea-side…beside the sea’. Games on the beach — fish and chips & a ’99’ — rides on the pier and some retail therapy – It doesn’t get much better than this. Up to 20 places for OutZone youth group members. We’ll be meeting at Victoria Station at 11am. A small charge of £6.50 per person will be made to help towards the cost of this bargain day trip to the sea side – Includes lunch on the beach! (Please talk to one of the youth workers if you think you might have difficulty in meeting this cost, but would still like to come along.)
Friday 23rd July
OutZone is CLOSED tonight
Back as normal, next week.
Friday 30th July
To be announced – No details yet – Check back soon.
You don’t have to come along every week, or stay for the whole session if you don’t want to, but we hope you will! OutZone members are also able to subscribe to our newsletter to get the very latest news and/or programme changes.
Click here if you’re worried about what to expect when you get in touch or come along to the groups. Click here to find out how to contact us or telephone us on 020 7700 1323 (office hours)