October is one of the most important times in our calendar. It is the month we hold our annual Celebrating Age Festival, a programme of events which aim to promote the richness and diversity of Lambeth and showcase to our users and others just how much there is on offer in the borough in terms of support, entertainment and history.
The Festival was founded 17 years ago by our senior volunteer Maurice Charlesworth, who maintains a leading role in our planning group. With his many years expertise in the arts and in events organisation, Maurice continues to make an invaluable contribution to our efforts to improve the wellbeing of older people across the borough.
This year our programme of events is better than ever. We are launching the festival on 1 October (which is also the International Day of Older Persons) with a 50s & 60s themed disco and will close on the 31 October with a soul & Motown event. In between we launch our new Independent Living and Carers Partnership, host a party in the historic gardens of Lambeth Palace, commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain with a visit to RAF Hendon and enjoy a huge range of film screenings, talks, activities, music and dance across Lambeth and further afield.
Past Celebrating Age Festivals have succeeded in getting thousands of older people out and about. We want to help people have fun, stay healthy, learn new things and above all feel connected to their community. The Celebrating Age Festival 2015 looks set to achieve that with an all-time record of over 70 events during October. Although all are planned or featured with older people in mind a great number of them should interest all ages, so whatever age you are don’t hesitate to check out our full programme.
We have a brochure available in libraries, pharmacies, GP surgeries and other places right across Lambeth as well as from our offices at 336 Brixton Road, SW9 7AA. You can also find an electronic version on our Age UK Lambeth website.
If you have any questions about the festival then please contact us on 020 7346 6800 or email email@example.com.