Try something new - Silver Sunday 2017 events

Silver Sunday takes place on Sunday 1 October 2017. It was set up in 2012 by former Lord Mayor and Westminster’s Champion for Older People, Cllr Christabel Flight, to combat loneliness in older people so they can try a new activity and make new friends.

If you would like to host a Silver Sunday event please let us know so we can help promote it. Silver Sunday is supported by the Sir Simon Milton Foundation.

Find a Silver Sunday event

Events are free or low-cost, and take place in Westminster and across the country. Lots of people attend events on their own, so don’t worry if you are coming alone. You can go to as many events and activities as you like, there’s no limit. Carers of any age are welcome to attend too but please book beforehand. 

You can browse events in Westminster below by topic, or search for nationwide events at Silver Sunday.

1. Afternoon Tea

Event Date Contact Details
Afternoon Tea and Rat Pack at The Hippodrome 28 Sep 2017

Fully booked

Cheese and Wine Party with Blind Veterans UK 28 Sep 2017

Sharon Scaife on 0127339 1892 or Sharon.scaife@blindveterans.org.uk

Social Teas at YMCA Club Central Various

Claire Green on 020 7343 1740 or Declan Duncan on 020 7343 1766 or

Declan.duncan@ymca.co.uk 

Afternoon Tea at The Savoy

1 Oct 2017

Fully booked

The Soho Society and St. Anne’s Church Tea Dance 1 Oct 2017

Clare Lynch or Nina Davies on 020 7439 4303 or email admin@thesohosociety.org.uk

Silver Sunday Tour, afternoon tea and cricket match at Lord’s 1 Oct 2017

Afternoon tour - fully booked                      Morning tour - limited spaces available

Yvonne Muigua on 020 7616 8589 or community@mcc.org.uk

Sunday Community Tea 1 Oct 2017

Emma Bourne on 020 7222 3704 or Emma@stmw.org

Afternoon Tea at The Wellesley 1 Oct 2017

Fully booked

Afternoon Tea at The Edwardian 1 Oct 2017

Fully booked

Afternoon Tea at Eaton Square Gardens 1 Oct 2017

Claire Godwin 07530 734489 or cgodwin@openage.org.uk

 

2. Arts and Crafts

Event Date Contact Details
Coffee Morning (with sketching) at Mall Galleries 28 Sept 2017

020 7930 6844 or email info@mallgalleries.com

Creative session with artist Joanna Ciechanowska 1 Oct 2017

Book via Eventbrite

Exhibition - Everything We See
Could Also Be Otherwise
1 Oct 2017

020 7724 4300

Silver Sunday at the Queen’s Gallery 1 Oct 2017

Fully booked

Creative Afternoon at the Ben Uri Gallery 1 Oct 2017

Emma Hollamby on 020 7604 3991 or emmah@benuri.org

The Second Half Career Art Exhibition and Sale 25 Oct 2017

Jenny Marshall on 020 8962 5500 or email jmarshall@openage.org.uk

3. Theatre and Music

Event Date Contact Details
Singing for the Brain Westminster 26 Sept 2017

020 7561 4820 or email islington@alzheimers.org.uk

Lunchtime Concert: Colin Walsh 28 Sept 2017

Call the Box Office on 020 7222 1061 quoting ‘Silver Sunday’ or book online at sjss.org.uk

A Feast of Folk Songs – A Choral Workshop 30 Sept 2017

020 7641 6200 (select option three) or musiclibrary@westminster.gov.uk

Behind-the-scenes tour
of the Royal Philatelic
Society London
1 Oct 2017

Juliet Turk on 020 7486 1044 or museumarchives@rpsl.org.uk 

Matinee performance of ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ 1 Oct 2017

Fully booked

Sunday afternoon with the Wallace Collection and Wigmore Hall 1 Oct 2017

Kathryn Gilfoy on 0207321 2702 or kathryn@westminsterarts.org.uk

Matinee screening of ‘The Apartment’ at Regent Street Cinema 1 Oct 2017 Limited tickets available!              Sign up here
Connaught Opera performance 1 Oct 2017 Email penfoldhub@nhhg.org.uk
Guards Chapel and The Guards’ Museum 1 Oct 2017

020 7414 2207 or email info@householddivision.org.uk

Lunchtime Concert: The London Mozart Players 4 Oct 2017

Call the Box Office on 020 7222 1061 quoting ‘Silver Sunday’ or book online at sjss.org.uk

Lunchtime Concert: The Maclet-Hadjiev Duo 5 Oct 2017

Call the Box Office on 020 7222 1061 quoting ‘Silver Sunday’ or book online at sjss.org.uk

A Silver Screening of ‘The 39 Steps’ 6 Oct 2017

Alexandra or Julie 020 3713 8737 or akerswell@openage.org.uk

Friendship Matinee at the Royal Albert Hall: Symphonic Queen 6 Oct 2017

Please quote booking code: 29019

020 7589 8212 or royalalberthall.com/tickets/events

Filipino Club Tea Dance 8 Oct 2017

Cora Emflorgo or coraemflorgo@aol.com

Afternoon Coffee Club at the Royal Albert Hall 17 Oct 2017

020 7589 8212 or royalalberthall.com/tickets/events £5 per ticket

 

4. Get Active

Event Date Contact Details
Open Week at YMCA Club Central 25-30 Sept 2017

Claire Green on 020 7343 1740 or Declan Duncan on 020 7343 1766 or Declan.duncan@ymca.co.uk

Tai Chi at The Rec 28 Sept 2017

Nicole Fox nicolefox@everyoneactive.com or Ian Bannister ibannister@westminster.gov.uk

London Cycle Ride 1 Oct 2017

Philip Benstead on 07949 801 698 or

philipbenstead1@gmail.com

Dance Aerobics 1 Oct 2017

Kate Gielgud on 020 7641 8969

Open Age Dance-a-thon 1 Oct 2017

Claire or Geoff on 07717 201 791 or email choggan@openage.org.uk

Regent’s Park Walk 1 Oct 2017

Marian Starrett on 020 7563 6211 or marian.starrett@clch.nhs.uk 

Fun Day at James Hill House 1 Oct 2017

Afiya Agard or Vaniche Sweeney on 020 8354 5676

Dance for Health open workshops with English National Ballet 1 Oct 2017

Engagement team on 020 7581 1245 or engagement@ballet.org.uk 

Guided Walk: Medicine,
Mews and Mystery
1 Oct 2017 Sign up here
Celebrations at Leonora House 1 Oct 2017

Sandra Ofori on 020 7286 9226 or sandra.ofori@octavia.org.uk or karin.werner@octavia.org.uk 

Open Day at Jubilee Hall 1 Oct 2017

020 7836 4007

 

5. Education

 Event Date Contact Details
NatWest ‘Friends against Scams’ advice at Lord’s 1 Oct 2017

Yvonne Muigua on 020 7616 8589 or community@mcc.org.uk

Discover the hidden gardens of Regent’s Park 1 Oct 2017

Richard Cohen on 07852 141 425 or richard.cohen2@btinternet.com

RIBA: Discover architecture 1 Oct 2017 N/A
Jane Austen with fans,
feathers, food and fun
1 Oct 2017

020 7641 6200 ask for Paddington Library and quote ‘Silver Sunday

Weekend Warriors 1 Oct 2017

info@britishmuseum.org

Morse Code Workshop

1 Oct 2017

Solmax Kennedy at abandonship1@outlook.com

 


Last updated: 21 September 2017
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