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  • Writer's pictureBob Lepper

Copleston Remix review

The Copleston Centre in Peckham recently held a fantastic weekend of activities. The purpose was principally fund-raising but it also gave an excellent chance to bring the community together and to showcase all that happens there.

The programme included the regular groups who use the Centre during the weeks which will hopefully encourage new participants.

One way in which the Centre has evolved in recent times is its increasing partnerships with other local groups. As part of the Peckham & Nunhead Film Festival ‘Respect' and ‘Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon' were shown. In collaboration with Bold Tendencies, there were live poetry readings and a flag-making workshop with Momtaza Mehri. Music was heavily featured with sessions from Fliss and Richard, DJ Robert and Tara Lily not forgetting Close Up Magic ( David Harry).

Informative and stimulating talks were given on London buses ( Chris Roberts) and on gentrification ( Dr Charmaine Brown).

Sunday was devoted to children including the film mentioned above as well as Love Capoeira with Daniel Baird and a session with Will Hughes who is a comic illustrator, cartoonist and author.

The church is an integral part of the Centre and the weekend ended with a service of thanksgiving and reflection on the Queen's life. After so much laughter joy and activity the final act of the weekend. was the minute’s silence at 8 pm.


If you couldn't make it and still want to support the centre, you can make a donation by clicking here.


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