Diamonds Regular Events

This page gives an overview of our regular meetings and other events. Please also see the events diary for a list of all upcoming events by date.

Diamonds weekly events

The Carlton Arms

Diamonds Central: The Carlton Arms, Thursday evenings
We meet on Thursday evenings in the Carlton Arms (Carlton Way). This provides a chance to relax, meet others, grab a snack and have a few drinks, seek support, and discuss events and issues in a non-judgemental environment. Newcomers are always very welcome, and this is the recommended event to attend if you are new to Diamonds and/or to transgender. We meet in the function room on the left of the building (not in the public bar on the right). The room has its own door (no need to go through the main bar) and there are changing facilities available. There is quiet background music for easy chatting and food is available. The staff know us and are very friendly. Many Diamonds tend to arrive around 9 pm, so while there are often Diamonds there earlier if you're coming for the first time and want to be sure of a crowd then arriving around 9 is probably best. See you there!
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Diamonds monthly events

Dining table
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Dining Club
Our monthly meal out at a nice restaurant somewhere in Cambridge takes place on the first Saturday of every month. See the events diary to find out where we're going this month, and please contact us to book a place if you'd like to come.
Dining club

People sitting at a picnic table Saturday Picnics
Originally introduced during the covid lockdown, we are continuing to meet for a picnic on the 3rd Saturday of the month (May to September), 2 pm on Logan's Meadow. Please contact us for more information.
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Annual events

Katie on the bridge by Canal Street Trip to Sparkle, July
The annual Sparkle national transgender celebration event takes place each July in Manchester and usually many Diamonds members attend.

Transgender Day of Remembrance, 20th November

A quiet round the candle meeting to remember those across the world in the trans community who have suffered over the last year.


Festive pandas Christmas Dinner
Our annual festive gathering in December

Upcoming special events

Details of upcoming special events will appear here when available... watch this space

External events of interest

Please see here for links to nearby groups who hold regular events that may be of interested. Any additional one-off external events will be posted here.

Regular events that are no longer regular

DiamondsDiamonds Extra: Dance night
Not currently meeting due to covid-19
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Tea and cakeDiamonds Extra: Tea and cake
Not currently meeting due to covid-19
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Quiz night Quiz nights at the Boathouse
These were run at the Boathouse on Sunday evenings, and Diamonds often entered a team. Occassionally we even got some questions right!
Quiz night