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Brighton and Hove Older People’s Festival 2017

Besi Besemar September 29, 2017

Monday saw the launch of the second Brighton and Hove Older Peoples Festival.

Impact Initiatives, supported by a grant from Brighton and Hove City Council, launched an eclectic mix of 96 events and celebrations in venues across the City.

The Festival is based on the UN International day of Older Persons whose theme this year is Stepping into the future: tapping the talents, contributions and participation of older people in society.

Caroline Ridley CEO of Impact Initiatives, said: “Brighton and Hove have never been shy of hosting a Festival and last year the OPF was a great success so here we are again with an even bigger and bolder programme for 2017.”

A key part of the Festival is the Rejuvenation photography project which has been put together by award-winning Brighton based photographer Maria Scard and is on display at Brighton Railway Station and the Hop 50+. This highlights the contributions older people make to the City and has already reached a large audience with many stopping at the station to take selfies with the images and taking time to read the quotes which go alongside them

Govia Thameslink Railway’s Station Manager at Brighton, Anthony Dowsett, said: “We’re genuinely thrilled to host the exhibition at Brighton station. We need to recognise the over-50s in our City and there’s no better place to do it than here.”

The Older People’s Festival runs from September 25 to October 8 in venues across Brighton and Hove.

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