Silver Linings

Silver Linings  - our programme of activities for older people. 

As Copleston, and the community we’re part of, has evolved over the years, we have found an increase in demand for activities and services for older people. In 2016, we asked for informal feedback about what older people would like to see more of and, in response, we co-created the Silver Linings programme. which is now funded by City Bridge Trust. 

In addition to long-running groups like Looking at Books, Music Appreciation and T'ai Chi, we have developed new classes and opportunities. These include Silver Soca, a dominoes group, and visits to galleries and theatres. We work closely with the Copleston Community Cafe where we offer a monthly programme of Cafe Talks focused on different subjects.  We have also linked with the Southwark Healthy Walks in Peckham Rye and Guys and St Thomas' Falls Prevention Strength and Balance who now run a programme of classes at our centre. 

The programme is designed to cater for our diverse community and their wide range of interests , and all sessions take place in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where you can meet new people, see old friends, share and learn new skills and suggest ideas for the programme.

The Copleston Centre is close to the centre of Peckham and served by the following buses: P13 is 3 minutes walk away (bus stop: Ivanhoe Road); 40, 42, 176, 185 and 484  are 10 minutes walk away (bus stop: Elsie Road and Ondine Road).

Silver Linings - Tai Chi

 " The classes increase balance, coordination, physical mobility, strength and calmness",  Tai Chi participant.

Gentle Tai Chi is part of our Silver Linings programme and takes place every Friday afternoon from 2.30-3.30pm. 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. We request a minimum donation of £1.50 from people over 65 and £3 for other participants. 

Looking at Books

"We all get on well together and share as friends", group member

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. The class is part of the Silver Linings programme.

Talking About Music

" It's a wonderful class and there's nothing like it in the whle of London!" Antonia, group member.

The Talking About Music class is music appreciation with a difference! We listen to 4 or 5 pieces a week, which the tutor introduces and then everyone in the group shares their thoughts and reactions.

Each term, we follow various themes and composers and the repetoire of local concerts. Members are encourages to bring along heir own CDs. 

The sessions are led by a musician and experienced tutor and are part of our Silver Linings programme. We request a minimum donation of £1.50 from people over 65 and £3 from other participants. The class is each Friday 1.30-3pm.  

 

 

Upcoming events for Silver Linings

13
APR

Dominoes

Date: 
Monday, 13 April 2020 13:00
Copleston Centre Church, Copleston Road, SE15 4AN London, United Kingdom
© Photo by Ian Brodie / iBRODIEfoto

17
APR

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 17 April 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.

20
APR

Dominoes

Date: 
Monday, 20 April 2020 13:00
Copleston Centre Church, Copleston Road, SE15 4AN London, United Kingdom
© Photo by Ian Brodie / iBRODIEfoto

24
APR

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 24 April 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.

27
APR

Dominoes

Date: 
Monday, 27 April 2020 13:00
Copleston Centre Church, Copleston Road, SE15 4AN London, United Kingdom
© Photo by Ian Brodie / iBRODIEfoto

01
MAY

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 1 May 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.

04
MAY

Dominoes

Date: 
Monday, 4 May 2020 13:00
Copleston Centre Church, Copleston Road, SE15 4AN London, United Kingdom
© Photo by Ian Brodie / iBRODIEfoto

08
MAY

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 8 May 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.

11
MAY

Dominoes

Date: 
Monday, 11 May 2020 13:00
Copleston Centre Church, Copleston Road, SE15 4AN London, United Kingdom
© Photo by Ian Brodie / iBRODIEfoto

15
MAY

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 15 May 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.

18
MAY

Dominoes

Date: 
Monday, 18 May 2020 13:00
Copleston Centre Church, Copleston Road, SE15 4AN London, United Kingdom
© Photo by Ian Brodie / iBRODIEfoto

22
MAY

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 22 May 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.

25
MAY

Dominoes

Date: 
Monday, 25 May 2020 13:00
Copleston Centre Church, Copleston Road, SE15 4AN London, United Kingdom
© Photo by Ian Brodie / iBRODIEfoto

29
MAY

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 29 May 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.

01
JUN

Dominoes

Date: 
Monday, 1 June 2020 13:00
Copleston Centre Church, Copleston Road, SE15 4AN London, United Kingdom
© Photo by Ian Brodie / iBRODIEfoto

05
JUN

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 5 June 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.

08
JUN

Dominoes

Date: 
Monday, 8 June 2020 13:00
Copleston Centre Church, Copleston Road, SE15 4AN London, United Kingdom
© Photo by Ian Brodie / iBRODIEfoto

12
JUN

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 12 June 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.

15
JUN

Dominoes

Date: 
Monday, 15 June 2020 13:00
Copleston Centre Church, Copleston Road, SE15 4AN London, United Kingdom
© Photo by Ian Brodie / iBRODIEfoto

19
JUN

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 19 June 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.

22
JUN

Dominoes

Date: 
Monday, 22 June 2020 13:00
Copleston Centre Church, Copleston Road, SE15 4AN London, United Kingdom
© Photo by Ian Brodie / iBRODIEfoto

26
JUN

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 26 June 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.

29
JUN

Dominoes

Date: 
Monday, 29 June 2020 13:00
Copleston Centre Church, Copleston Road, SE15 4AN London, United Kingdom
© Photo by Ian Brodie / iBRODIEfoto

03
JUL

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 3 July 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.

06
JUL

Dominoes

Date: 
Monday, 6 July 2020 13:00
Copleston Centre Church, Copleston Road, SE15 4AN London, United Kingdom
© Photo by Ian Brodie / iBRODIEfoto

10
JUL

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 10 July 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.

13
JUL

Dominoes

Date: 
Monday, 13 July 2020 13:00
Copleston Centre Church, Copleston Road, SE15 4AN London, United Kingdom
© Photo by Ian Brodie / iBRODIEfoto

17
JUL

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 17 July 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.

20
JUL

Dominoes

Date: 
Monday, 20 July 2020 13:00
Copleston Centre Church, Copleston Road, SE15 4AN London, United Kingdom
© Photo by Ian Brodie / iBRODIEfoto

24
JUL

Talking aboutMusic

Date: 
Friday, 24 July 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.

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