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 and our Monday bingo session (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. 

Pilates with Nicola

Gentle stretching and exercise to improve physical and mental fitness.

Silver Linings - Bingo

Eyes down! Whether you’re a dab hand with a dabber, or just fancy a cup of tea and some fun, come along to our friendly, informal bingo session. We play every Monday lunchtime – it’s open to everyone, of all ages, and includes refreshments. It’s just for fun, but there’s usually some token prizes on offer.

When: Mondays, 12.30–2pm
How much: 50p per book (we normally get through around 6 books).

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)

Back on Friday 14th September after the summer break.

Upcoming events for Silver Linings

21
MAR

Pilates with Nicola

Date: 
Thursday, 21 March 2019 13:00 - 14:00
£3 (we ask for a £3 donation to help sustain all our activities)

22
MAR

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 22 March 2019 13:30 - 15:00
£3 per session

22
MAR

Silver Linings - Tai Chi

Date: 
Friday, 22 March 2019 14:30 - 15:30
£3 (a £3 donation is requested to help sustain all our activities)

28
MAR

Pilates with Nicola

Date: 
Thursday, 28 March 2019 13:00 - 14:00
£3 (we ask for a £3 donation to help sustain all our activities)

29
MAR

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 29 March 2019 13:30 - 15:00
£3 per session

29
MAR

Silver Linings - Tai Chi

Date: 
Friday, 29 March 2019 14:30 - 15:30
£3 (a £3 donation is requested to help sustain all our activities)

04
APR

Pilates with Nicola

Date: 
Thursday, 4 April 2019 13:00 - 14:00
£3 (we ask for a £3 donation to help sustain all our activities)

05
APR

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 5 April 2019 13:30 - 15:00
£3 per session

05
APR

Silver Linings - Tai Chi

Date: 
Friday, 5 April 2019 14:30 - 15:30
£3 (a £3 donation is requested to help sustain all our activities)

11
APR

Pilates with Nicola

Date: 
Thursday, 11 April 2019 13:00 - 14:00
£3 (we ask for a £3 donation to help sustain all our activities)

12
APR

Silver Linings - Tai Chi

Date: 
Friday, 12 April 2019 14:30 - 15:30
£3 (a £3 donation is requested to help sustain all our activities)

18
APR

Pilates with Nicola

Date: 
Thursday, 18 April 2019 13:00 - 14:00
£3 (we ask for a £3 donation to help sustain all our activities)

25
APR

Pilates with Nicola

Date: 
Thursday, 25 April 2019 13:00 - 14:00
£3 (we ask for a £3 donation to help sustain all our activities)

26
APR

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 26 April 2019 13:30 - 15:00
£3 per session

26
APR

Silver Linings - Tai Chi

Date: 
Friday, 26 April 2019 14:30 - 15:30
£3 (a £3 donation is requested to help sustain all our activities)

02
MAY

Pilates with Nicola

Date: 
Thursday, 2 May 2019 13:00 - 14:00
£3 (we ask for a £3 donation to help sustain all our activities)

03
MAY

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 3 May 2019 13:30 - 15:00
£3 per session

03
MAY

Silver Linings - Tai Chi

Date: 
Friday, 3 May 2019 14:30 - 15:30
£3 (a £3 donation is requested to help sustain all our activities)

09
MAY

Pilates with Nicola

Date: 
Thursday, 9 May 2019 13:00 - 14:00
£3 (we ask for a £3 donation to help sustain all our activities)

10
MAY

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 10 May 2019 13:30 - 15:00
£3 per session

10
MAY

Silver Linings - Tai Chi

Date: 
Friday, 10 May 2019 14:30 - 15:30
£3 (a £3 donation is requested to help sustain all our activities)

16
MAY

Pilates with Nicola

Date: 
Thursday, 16 May 2019 13:00 - 14:00
£3 (we ask for a £3 donation to help sustain all our activities)

17
MAY

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 17 May 2019 13:30 - 15:00
£3 per session

17
MAY

Silver Linings - Tai Chi

Date: 
Friday, 17 May 2019 14:30 - 15:30
£3 (a £3 donation is requested to help sustain all our activities)

23
MAY

Pilates with Nicola

Date: 
Thursday, 23 May 2019 13:00 - 14:00
£3 (we ask for a £3 donation to help sustain all our activities)

24
MAY

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 24 May 2019 13:30 - 15:00
£3 per session

24
MAY

Silver Linings - Tai Chi

Date: 
Friday, 24 May 2019 14:30 - 15:30
£3 (a £3 donation is requested to help sustain all our activities)

30
MAY

Pilates with Nicola

Date: 
Thursday, 30 May 2019 13:00 - 14:00
£3 (we ask for a £3 donation to help sustain all our activities)

31
MAY

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 31 May 2019 13:30 - 15:00
£3 per session

31
MAY

Silver Linings - Tai Chi

Date: 
Friday, 31 May 2019 14:30 - 15:30
£3 (a £3 donation is requested to help sustain all our activities)

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