Silver Linings

Silver Linings is our programme of activities for older people. 

As Copleston and the community we’re part of has evolved over the years, we found increasing requirements for activities and services for older people. In 2016, we asked for informal feedback about what they’d like to see more of, and created Silver Linings in response.

In addition to long-running groups like Looking at Books, Thai Chi and Soca (details of which can be found below in the Upcoming Events calendar), Silver Linings offers a wide range of activities for mature members of the community – do come along and try them!

Silver Linings groups are designed to cater for a wide range of interests, and takes place in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. You can see old friends, meet new people, and learn a new skill as well!  

The Copleston Centre is right in the centre of Peckham, close to the 40, 42, 176, 185 and 484 (Bus stop: Elsie Road) and the P13 (Bus stop: Copleston Road).

Silver Linings - Tai Chi

Gentle Tai Chi takes place every Friday afternoon. Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese series of movements which offers a wide range of health benefits and has become popular worldwide. This class is tailored for older people looking for gentle exercise. 

Looking at Books

Long before book clubs were popular, we were celebrating the joy of literature here at Copleston Centre! Looking at Books has been running for 35 years, and is a group which celebrates all aspects of reading. Each term we follow a theme, combining whole books, reading extracts together, and sometimes even our own writing. We organise trips outside London to visit sites of literary interest, building on the books we’ve enjoyed recently, and generally celebrate the pleasures of getting lost in a good book.

Talking About Music

The Talking About Music class is Music Appreciation with a difference! We listen to 4 or 5 pieces each week, which the tutor introduces, and then everyone expresses their thoughts and reactions.

During each term we follow various themes and composers, and the repertoire of local concerts. Members are also encouraged to bring along their own cds.

Lead by a musician and experienced tutor each session costs £3, and you can attend any time. Fridays 1.30-3pm.

"It's a wonderful class, and there's nothing like it in the whole of London!" (Antonia)

 

Upcoming events for Silver Linings

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15
NOV

Silver Linings - Tai Chi

Date: 
Friday, 15 November 2019 14:30 - 15:30
we request a minimum contribution towards the cost of our activities of £1.50 from people over 65 and £3.00 from all other participants Extra contributions towards our programme are greatly appreciated.

18
NOV

Silver Soca

Date: 
Monday, 18 November 2019 12:00 - 13:00
£1.50 for those over 65, £3 for all other participants.

18
NOV

Peckham Films

Date: 
Monday, 18 November 2019 14:00 - 15:30
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22
NOV

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 22 November 2019 13:30 - 15:00
we request a minimum contribution towards the cost of our activities of £1.50 from people over 65 and £3.00 from all other participants Extra contributions towards our programme are greatly appreciated.
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22
NOV

Silver Linings - Tai Chi

Date: 
Friday, 22 November 2019 14:30 - 15:30
we request a minimum contribution towards the cost of our activities of £1.50 from people over 65 and £3.00 from all other participants Extra contributions towards our programme are greatly appreciated.

25
NOV

Silver Soca

Date: 
Monday, 25 November 2019 12:00 - 13:00
£1.50 for those over 65, £3 for all other participants.

27
NOV

Dementia Friend Session

Date: 
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 14:00 - 15:00
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29
NOV

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 29 November 2019 13:30 - 15:00
we request a minimum contribution towards the cost of our activities of £1.50 from people over 65 and £3.00 from all other participants Extra contributions towards our programme are greatly appreciated.
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29
NOV

Silver Linings - Tai Chi

Date: 
Friday, 29 November 2019 14:30 - 15:30
we request a minimum contribution towards the cost of our activities of £1.50 from people over 65 and £3.00 from all other participants Extra contributions towards our programme are greatly appreciated.

02
DEC

Silver Soca

Date: 
Monday, 2 December 2019 12:00 - 13:00
£1.50 for those over 65, £3 for all other participants.
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06
DEC

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 6 December 2019 13:30 - 15:00
we request a minimum contribution towards the cost of our activities of £1.50 from people over 65 and £3.00 from all other participants Extra contributions towards our programme are greatly appreciated.
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06
DEC

Silver Linings - Tai Chi

Date: 
Friday, 6 December 2019 14:30 - 15:30
we request a minimum contribution towards the cost of our activities of £1.50 from people over 65 and £3.00 from all other participants Extra contributions towards our programme are greatly appreciated.

09
DEC

Silver Soca

Date: 
Monday, 9 December 2019 12:00 - 13:00
£1.50 for those over 65, £3 for all other participants.
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13
DEC

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 13 December 2019 13:30 - 15:00
we request a minimum contribution towards the cost of our activities of £1.50 from people over 65 and £3.00 from all other participants Extra contributions towards our programme are greatly appreciated.
© Photo by Ian Brodie / iBRODIEfoto

13
DEC

Silver Linings - Tai Chi

Date: 
Friday, 13 December 2019 14:30 - 15:30
we request a minimum contribution towards the cost of our activities of £1.50 from people over 65 and £3.00 from all other participants Extra contributions towards our programme are greatly appreciated.

16
DEC

Silver Soca

Date: 
Monday, 16 December 2019 12:00 - 13:00
£1.50 for those over 65, £3 for all other participants.
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20
DEC

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 20 December 2019 13:30 - 15:00
we request a minimum contribution towards the cost of our activities of £1.50 from people over 65 and £3.00 from all other participants Extra contributions towards our programme are greatly appreciated.
© Photo by Ian Brodie / iBRODIEfoto

20
DEC

Silver Linings - Tai Chi

Date: 
Friday, 20 December 2019 14:30 - 15:30
we request a minimum contribution towards the cost of our activities of £1.50 from people over 65 and £3.00 from all other participants Extra contributions towards our programme are greatly appreciated.

23
DEC

Silver Soca

Date: 
Monday, 23 December 2019 12:00 - 13:00
£1.50 for those over 65, £3 for all other participants.
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27
DEC

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 27 December 2019 13:30 - 15:00
we request a minimum contribution towards the cost of our activities of £1.50 from people over 65 and £3.00 from all other participants Extra contributions towards our programme are greatly appreciated.
© Photo by Ian Brodie / iBRODIEfoto

27
DEC

Silver Linings - Tai Chi

Date: 
Friday, 27 December 2019 14:30 - 15:30
we request a minimum contribution towards the cost of our activities of £1.50 from people over 65 and £3.00 from all other participants Extra contributions towards our programme are greatly appreciated.

30
DEC

Silver Soca

Date: 
Monday, 30 December 2019 12:00 - 13:00
£1.50 for those over 65, £3 for all other participants.
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03
JAN

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 3 January 2020 13:30 - 15:00
we request a minimum contribution towards the cost of our activities of £1.50 from people over 65 and £3.00 from all other participants Extra contributions towards our programme are greatly appreciated.
© Photo by Ian Brodie / iBRODIEfoto

03
JAN

Silver Linings - Tai Chi

Date: 
Friday, 3 January 2020 14:30 - 15:30
we request a minimum contribution towards the cost of our activities of £1.50 from people over 65 and £3.00 from all other participants Extra contributions towards our programme are greatly appreciated.

06
JAN

Silver Soca

Date: 
Monday, 6 January 2020 12:00 - 13:00
£1.50 for those over 65, £3 for all other participants.
© Photo by Ian Brodie / iBRODIEfoto

10
JAN

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 10 January 2020 13:30 - 15:00
we request a minimum contribution towards the cost of our activities of £1.50 from people over 65 and £3.00 from all other participants Extra contributions towards our programme are greatly appreciated.
© Photo by Ian Brodie / iBRODIEfoto

10
JAN

Silver Linings - Tai Chi

Date: 
Friday, 10 January 2020 14:30 - 15:30
we request a minimum contribution towards the cost of our activities of £1.50 from people over 65 and £3.00 from all other participants Extra contributions towards our programme are greatly appreciated.

13
JAN

Silver Soca

Date: 
Monday, 13 January 2020 12:00 - 13:00
£1.50 for those over 65, £3 for all other participants.
© Photo by Ian Brodie / iBRODIEfoto

17
JAN

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 17 January 2020 13:30 - 15:00
we request a minimum contribution towards the cost of our activities of £1.50 from people over 65 and £3.00 from all other participants Extra contributions towards our programme are greatly appreciated.
© Photo by Ian Brodie / iBRODIEfoto

17
JAN

Silver Linings - Tai Chi

Date: 
Friday, 17 January 2020 14:30 - 15:30
we request a minimum contribution towards the cost of our activities of £1.50 from people over 65 and £3.00 from all other participants Extra contributions towards our programme are greatly appreciated.

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