Pink Sou’westers celebrate 10th anniversary with “Queer Quiz"

Friday, 1 February, 2019

Pink Sou’westers are celebrating their 10th anniversary with a special, free to attend “Queer Quiz” to be held at the Penthouse Suite, Bromsgrove Street in Birmingham on Wednesday 6th February.

The quiz will include subjects such as Music, Sport and Entertainment as well as rounds for those with more “local” knowledge and will enable all those present to show off their knowledge of all things lesbian, gay, bi and transgender, from both past and present.

Pink Sou’westers meet every third Thursday of the month for a social gathering visit (and lunch) to a wide variety of places including museums, theatres and also to some more unusual locations such as to the Serbian Orthodox church in Bournville.

One of the members of the group, Julian Donald said “I think that the really good thing about this group is that there aren’t many gay groups where men and women mix, at least half of the Sou’westers group are women, and I think it is really good for genders to mix

"Pink Sou’westers has been going for ten years", said Lesley Pattenson, one of the group organisers. “To celebrate, we are ramping up our annual Queer Quiz and inviting everyone to come along and celebrate with us for free!”

The group also organises evening and weekend events, from a meal out or a walk to ballroom dancing, bowling, or whatever people want to do.

Lesley added, “we do not have regular funding, but have benefitted from some grants from organisations such as Ageing Better, and these enable us to offer subsidized events and activities and help with transport.”

All events are aimed at enabling like-minded people to socialise and make and develop friendships and by welcoming people of all ages and backgrounds, Pink Sou’westers play a big part in supporting Birmingham’s diverse LGBT community.

For more information about the Pink Sou’westers, or to join their mailing list please email swbgroup[at]blueyonder.co[dot]uk, call 07976 274271 or find them on Facebook.

The 10th anniversary Queer Quiz is on Wednesday 6th Feb, starting at 7:00 P.M. at the Penthouse Suite, Bromsgrove Street, Birmingham, B5 6RG (5 minutes’ walk from New Street station).

You can come as a team of up to 5 or on your own. The venue is fully accessible and there are fabulous prizes and a pay bar.