Brighton and Hove Ageing Well Festival

Places to go. People to see. Things to do.

Events submissions are now closed for 2024 events.

We are delighted by the call for submissions and we now have a vibrant and full programme of events for 2024 – time to get excited! Programme will be announced in August.

Sorry if you are an event holder and missed the deadline this year please email: or call us 01273 322948 so that we can let you know in plenty of time for 2025.

And remember the Ageing Well team is not just about the Festival. We have an information line for any concerns 50+ people might have and referrals to many year round activities and groups. This is a freephone number:  0808 175 3234

The Festival Programme will be printed and distributed in July with events booking opening online in August.


Places to go. People to see. Things to do. 

This year’s theme was decided in collaboration with our Lived Experience Advisory Group.

The Ageing Well Brighton and Hove annual festival provides opportunities for people aged 50 and over to explore new experiences and meet new people. The festival is a celebration of Brighton and Hove as a City in which to age well, to highlight the many activities that help reduce isolation and increase well-being in the older population. The Festival allows event organisers to put on special events that are examples of the year round activities that are available to people looking to meet new people and stay active in body and mind.

The Ageing Well team at Impact Initiatives work hard to curate a programme of inspiring events with the aim that there is something for everyone. Let us know if you have ideas!

About The Ageing Well Festival

The Ageing Well Festival is a two-week celebration of events and activities tailored for individuals aged 50 and above, taking place at various venues across Brighton and Hove. Coinciding with the United Nations designated International Day of Older Persons on October 1st, this festival has been organised by Impact Initiatives, on behalf of Brighton and Hove City Council, since 2013. Over the years, the festival has evolved and expanded, reaching more people and offering an improved experience each year.

With a packed and diverse program of events, the festival aims to inspire older individuals to actively participate in the vibrant Brighton and Hove community. Last year’s festival boasted almost 150 events hosted by 74 different businesses and organisations, across 58 venues throughout the city. From cherished favourites like vintage Routemaster bus trips, to new and exciting activities such as cooking with Momma Cheri and a sunset boat trip with Sussex Dolphin Society, there was something for everyone. In total, over 4,000 people participated in the festivities.

The criteria for your event to be included in this year’s programme is:

• Deliver your event during the festival dates Friday 27th September to Friday 11th October
• Open to people aged 50+ (or intergenerational)
• Targeted to Brighton and Hove residents
• Complete and provide us with a risk assessment (this form will be provided when event is submitted)
• Include Ageing Well Festival branding in any of your promotional activity/materials
• Submit a short one paragraph report after your event, including number of attendees
• Your event should be outside of your regular, day to day activities please
• Submissions to be with us by Tuesday 7th May please

Inspiration last year’s event’s can be seen here.

The Festival is produced by Impact Initiatives, made possible by way of a successful collaboration with Brighton & Hove City Council, voluntary sector organisations and local businesses We work with some brilliant and generous people: the fabulous design team at Osomi, our amazing photographer Maria Scard, videographer Aaron Wood, and many others who generously donate their time and resources.

The Ageing Well Festival gives people the opportunity of trying something new and enjoying what our city has to offer. A place you can connect with new people and above all have a great time.

Anyone who would like to celebrate Brighton and Hove as a great City in which to age well is being invited to put on an event in the 2023 Festival – Expanding Horizons and Linking Lives. The full programme will be announced in August.

Each year the Festival is widely promoted on our social media channels, so please like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The Festival Programme is distributed during August, so do look out for it around the city.

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