Brighton and Hove ‘Ageing Well Festival’ set to be the biggest ever

Besi Besemar September 7, 2019

Formerly the Older People’s Festival, now renamed The Ageing Well Festival, returns with over one hundred events in over fifty venues across the city.

PRODUCED by Impact Initiatives the two week festival for people aged 50+ will run from September 30 – October 13.

The Festival includes tours and talks, music and arts events, opportunities to try new physical activities alongside fashion and feel good sessions and the chance to learn new skills and meet like-minded people.

Venues will include Theatre Royal, Duke of York’s cinema, the Hop 50+, Larches Café, Amex Stadium, Fabrica Gallery, Rampion Wind Farm, Brighton Table Tennis Club, and Hangleton’s St Richard’s Community Centre.

The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Alan Robins officially launches the Festival at the Hop 50+ in Palmeira Square on Monday, September 30.

The Launch event will run from 10.30am – 3.30pm including singing, and by popular demand the return of the Brighton Beach Boys. Food and drinks will be available and all festival information including programmes will be on hand.

Impact Initiatives CEO Caroline Ridley said: “We have once again worked with some amazing people to bring the festival together. We have included some old favourites alongside new and exciting events especially for this year. The Festival which is based around the United Nations International Day of Older Persons is the only event like it in the UK and has grown from one or two events to a staple in Brighton and Hove’s festival calendar. We are incredibly proud of this year’s programme and are looking forward to the events.”

David Brindley from Brighton and Hove Council’s Public Health team added: “Brighton and Hove has around 85,800 people aged 50 + and this is increasing every year. We want the people of Brighton and Hove to age well and to add life to the years as well as years to life. We have always invested in the festival and have this year combined it with the wider Ageing Well service, and been able to confirm funding for the next three years. The Ageing Well service provides a range of support and activities across the City accessible through one phone number and email address. This makes it easier for people to find out what is on offer and to get the information they need to get involved.”

For more information and to pick up a programme contact Impact Initiatives on 01273 322940

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