COPE is delighted to announce the fourth series of TALKING TOGETHER, a new initiative that brings older adults together for engaging andstimulating conversations about topics of shared interest. This free programme offers weekly telephone-based discussion groups which arejoined from the comfort of your home. No special technology is needed, just your own telephone. Each group, scheduled for 45 minutes, is facilitated by skilled leaders with whom participants can share their ideas, opinions andexperiences. Please join us! Registration is required.
Exploring Kettle’s Yard
RACHEL MCGIVERN AND KETTLE’S YARD STAFF
1pm Monday 21, 28 June, 5, 12, 19, 26 July
Kettle’s Yard is a beautiful and unique house and gallery in Cambridge,
with a distinctive collection of 20th century art. Each week we will
explore a new room at Kettle's Yard together and select a key object or
artwork to focus on. Participants will be sent raised-line drawings,
sensory pieces and images in advance. Sessions will include audio
descriptions and open discussion. Suitable for everyone, including
people with or without visual impairments and those who are new to art
history or Kettle's Yard.
Classical Music through the Ages
2pm Monday 21, 28 June, 5, 12, 19, 26 July
Western classical music has a long and rich history, from the first
development of orchestras and singing harmony in the medieval and
baroque eras over five hundred years ago. We’ll explore each of these
musical periods with excerpts of the music, talking about some very
familiar composers and introducing you to some less familiar names
you might also enjoy. We’ll also look at some local developments and
composers that have made their mark on musical history.
Stories of the Young Americans in Britain during WW2
3pm Monday 21, 28 June, 5, 12, 19, 26 July
‘D-Day. Here we go again’ - what must it have been like for some of the
soldiers leading yet another assault on Europe, knowing what they
were walking into? Discover the stories of those young Americans who
arrived here in World War II as part of the ‘Friendly Invasion’ and who
are now commemorated at Cambridge American Cemetery. They came
from all walks of life and all parts of America to join the Allies at an
extraordinary time, many making the ultimate sacrifice.
1pm Thursday 24 June, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July
Liz invites you to an inspirational conversation about poetry in the company
of other people who have a love of poetic magic. Please bring to the first
session a poem that has resonated with you; everyone can then discuss what
the poem has said to them. The group will move at its own pace, looking in a
fresh way at words and their ability to connect us with our inner wisdom and
our sense of life's joys and simple pleasures.
2pm Thursday 24 June, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July
Mike Petty has been hearing and sharing stories of Cambridgeshire for more
than 50 years; what can you add to the memories of local life? Join in a
series of weekly discussions that can cover any or all areas of the County.
Each week the group might draw inspiration from events taking place on that
date in years past. Stories from local newspapers show that today's news
has often happened before!
The Power of Books
3pm Thursday 24 June, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July
‘I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a book’-
JK ROWLING. At some point in our lives we’ve all probably fallen in love with
a book, staying up late to finish it because we just have to find out what
happens to the characters. Is there a novel you return to time and time
again? Do you look for pure escape or gritty realism? Please join me to
discuss the power of books – which ones have kept you awake all night and
what, simply, makes a darn good read – and maybe discover a new favourite
in the process!
Funding provided by Cambridge City Council and Cambridgeshire Community Foundation.
Last updated: 18 May 2021