Due to Corona Virus and in line with public health advice, this event is now cancelled

Due to Corona Virus and in line with public health advice, this event is now cancelled

Due to Corona Virus and in line with public health advice, this event is now cancelled

An excuse for a party and a bit of food

COPSE Associate Graham Chamberlain followed a trail to unravel a family puzzle that had links across Europe.  He shares his story.

Ben Greenwood, a professional Video Producer, is coming to show us video editing methods and run a workshop for us to learn how to turn our adventure stories into video clips.  An essential aid to getting our message out there in the modern era.

Pancakes to make and eat on Tuesday!


There is no plan for the Club to provide materials this year so please bring along any of your own equipment, if you can: fry-pans, spatulas etc., batter mix and ingredients for fillings.  Hopefully, there will be sufficient to share. 


Also, do remember that in recent years we have had the challenge of creating unusual fillings.

It involves mild stretching exercises- we are toning it down so everyone can participate.
Probably best not to eat up to an hour before.
The idea is to do 15 minute standing warm-ups the standing stretching. Then a bit of chair exercises and hopefully we would be warm enough to do a 15 minute mediation segment.

After our excellent fun in January, at the High Commission for India in London, we now have part 2 coming up this week, where Mr Raja, the organiser of the Pongal festival, is coming to tell us more about Tamil culture.

This all came about through the “Croydon Tamil Sangam”, who organised this year’s event in London. We should get on the guest invite list for ongoing Croydon Tamil fun.

The “London Tamil Sangam” was established 1936, close but just younger than Copse. Over the years, in my work in India, I have learned more about Tamil Culture, which is not so well known outside of the Indian Community, but in fact very much alive and well in good old Croydon, home of the COPSE.

Expect that we will get some combination of music, dancing, costume, stories and more in the hall.

This coming Tuesday’s Club Night will take the form of a party / social.  We recall with thanks the hard work that went into making last year’s Gatliff Marathon a success and also the Club’s 86th anniversary.

Everyone is welcome.  If you don’t venture down on a Tuesday very often we’d love to see you.  In particular the many who contributed to running the Gatliff Marathon would be most welcome as the Club gives you an informal thanks and “pat on the back”.

There will be a little party / snack / Gatliff Marathon style snack food – some warm – plus some mulled wine or apple juice provided.  But you can bring your own supplies to contribute and share, including alcohol.

Some Gatliff memorabilia will be on display and some achievements and “Gatstics” announced.

I also plan that a large wall map of Europe will be on display as a focal point for tracing where our Nordic trip in May is planned to go.

Lights  and recorded music will contribute to the atmosphere – if you have any music for dancing requests for the playlist please inform me asap.

Please being along any other items / activities that will help with a party.