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Event listings 2021

Our programme of events for Ageing Well Festival 2021 has been finalised, and you can now view the full programme by clicking/tapping on the dates below.

In order to help stop the spread of COVID-19, we would encourage festival event attendees to be regularly testing themselves using the free lateral flow tests provided by the NHS; it would be helpful to test prior to attending your chosen event(s)and when you return home. You can order tests here. For more information or if you have any queries please contact the Ageing Well festival team on 01273 322948 or email festival@ageingwellbh.org.

Any Time

BRIGHTON SONGLAB

LET’S WRITE A SONG

ONLINE COURSE, AVAILABLE ANYTIME

A self-study video course that guides beginners through the songwriting process. The course is delivered through 3 videos with helpful links and resources. The videos will then be available to you forever, so you can watch and rewatch as many times as you like. This course will be free as part of the Ageing Well Festival using link https://bit.ly/2UhoWJx

Have you got the music in you? Now is your chance to learn how to channel it – for free!

https://bit.ly/2UhoWJx

Free

Drop in

Monday 20th September 2021

SWITCHBOARD

THIS IS US

ALL DAY

No negatives with this experience. A photography exhibition in this new, safe and inspiring place for the LGBTQ+ community and their friends. Drop in and develop your sense of Brighton by looking through the lens of an older LGBTQ+ person. Refreshments will be available in our café.

Online

Free

Drop in – OPENING TIMES TO BE CONFIRMED


BRIGHTON & HOVE HEALTHY LIFESTYLES TEAM WITH HANGLETON & KNOLL 50+ STEERING GROUP

HK50 IN SHAPE FOR LIFE

9.00AM – 10.30AM

Kick start your Festival with the launch of HK50 In Shape for Life. Has it been a while since you exercised? Do you want to move more and feel better? This is a great way to make a start; there will be a warm welcome for all. This event is linked with the TAKEPART Festival, www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/takepart

HANGLETON COMMUNITY CENTRE

Free

Booking required – call impact 01273 322948 or Book ONLINE VIA LINK BELOW

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UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON CENTRE FOR ARTS & WELLBEING

DIGITAL STORYTELLING WITH BRIGHTON & HOVE GROWERS

10.00AM – 4.00PM (over 3 days, mon 20 Sep – wed 22 sep)

Learn how to use photos and audio to make your own short film in this three-day friendly workshop. As a small group you will use your experiences of growing plants in Brighton and Hove to create your own digital story. Whether an allotmenteer, a keen  gardener or working on a farm, all growers will be welcome. Technical and creative support will be given to ensure everyone tells a digital story about the connections to growing that are dear to them.

PLEASE NOTE: this event takes place over 3 days and it is essential that you can take part on every day i.e. from 10.00AM to 4.00PM on Mon 20th Sep, Tue 21st Sep and Wed 22nd Sep.

See blogs.brighton.ac.uk/digitalstorytelling for more information.

UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON City CAmpus

Free

Please accept our apologies – this event has been cancelled.


DANCE OF AWARENESS

STRICTLY NOT STRICTLY

10.15AM – 11.30AM

The best part about Dance of Awareness is that you can’t get it wrong. Come and have some fun whilst improving your health, fitness and wellbeing. Move wherever the music and mood takes you and let the music take you on a journey.

Please note: our event is suitable for those with limited mobility but there are two steps to enter our venue.

BRIGHTON UNITARIAN CHURCH

£5

Booking required – call impact 01273 322948 or Book ONLINE VIA LINK BELOW

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FARESHARE SUSSEX

CREATIVE COOKING

10.30AM – 1.30PM

Learn about how we prevent food waste. We will take you on a tour of our buildings followed by a free lunch made entirely with surplus food. Our creative volunteer chefs are highly experienced in cooking with different ingredients every time they’re in the kitchen. Please do bring an ingredient of your choice and our chef’s will incorporate it into the meal they prepare for lunch.

FARESHARE SUSSEX

Free

Booking required – call impact 01273 322948 or Book ONLINE VIA LINK BELOW

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BRITISH ORIGAMI SOCIETY

INTRODUCTION TO ORIGAMI

11.00AM – 1.00PM

Let the fun unfold! We will guide you to create some simple models and learn a little of the history around this ancient art. We  provide the paper, you provide the creativity!

HOP 50+

Free/COST

Booking required – call impact 01273 322948 or Book ONLINE VIA LINK BELOW

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BRIGHTON TABLE TENNIS CLUB

50+ TABLE TENNIS

11.00AM – 2.00PM

Come and try table tennis in a friendly and welcoming group. Expert coaches will see you through the basics of the sport, ending with some creative variations on matches, no experience needed. The sessions are a fun way to keep fit and meet new friends.

BRIGHTON TABLE TENNIS CLUB

Free

Booking required – call impact 01273 322948 or Book ONLINE VIA LINK BELOW

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TOGETHER CO

TEA, CHAT AND FRIENDSHIP FEATURING BRIGHTON BRICKS

1.00PM – 2.30PM

Join us and Brighton Bricks and use your creativity and skills to build one of our set challenges to create your own Lego model. All whilst meeting others and enjoying some free refreshments.

ST. RICHARD’S COMMUNITY CENTRE

Free

Booking required – call impact 01273 322948 or Book ONLINE VIA LINK BELOW

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Tuesday 21st September 2021

SWITCHBOARD

THIS IS US

ALL DAY

No negatives with this experience. A photography exhibition in this new, safe and inspiring place for the LGBTQ+ community and their friends. Drop in and develop your sense of Brighton by looking through the lens of an older LGBTQ+ person. Refreshments  will be available in our café.

Online

Free

DROP In – opening times to be confirmed


STONEHAM BAKEHOUSE CIC & THE CARERS CENTRE

BAKING FOR WELLBEING FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS CARERS

9.30AM – 12.00PM

Stoneham Bakehouse and The Carers Centre are teaming up to offer carers a chance to learn some bread making skills in a relaxed and supportive environment. Dough not miss it!

Please note: the venue is not wheelchair accessible.

STONEHAM BAKEHOUSE

Free

please accept our apologies – this event is now fully booked


HOP 50+

CREATIVITY FOR WELLBEING

10.00AM – 4.00PM

A day to be inspired. Hear from people who have used creativity to maintain their wellbeing during the COVID lockdowns.  Workshops will explore each creative theme.

10.00AM-11.00AM Journalling & Creative Writing Workshop
11.30AM-12.30PM Art Workshop
1.30PM-2.30PM Poetry Workshop
3.00PM-4.00PM Music Workshop

HOP 50+

Free

Booking required – call impact 01273 322948 or Book ONLINE VIA LINKS BELOW

CLICK/TAP HERE TO Book: Journalling & Creative Writing Workshop

CLICK/TAP HERE TO Book: Art workshop

CLICK/TAP HERE TO Book: poetry workshop

CLICK/TAP HERE TO Book: Music workshop


FARESHARE SUSSEX

CREATIVE COOKING

10.30AM – 1.30PM

Learn about how we prevent food waste. We will take you on a tour of our buildings followed by a free lunch made entirely with surplus food. Our creative volunteer chefs are highly experienced in cooking with different ingredients every time they’re in the kitchen. Please do bring an ingredient of your choice and our chef’s will incorporate it into the meal they prepare for lunch.

FARESHARE SUSSEX

Free

Booking required – call impact 01273 322948 or Book ONLINE VIA LINK BELOW

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ENTER GALLERY

STREET ART WALKING TOUR

1.00PM – 2.00PM

Starting from Enter Gallery on Bond Street, we will be walking around Brighton taking in and discussing the Street Art which colourfully brightens our streets. This walking tour will last around 1 hour and will end back at Enter Gallery, where toilets will be available. Please wear comfortable shoes.

ENTER GALLERY

£10

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GREATER BRIGHTON METROPOLITAN COLLEGE

DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS

6.00PM – 7.30PM

A beginners workshop and introduction to the basics of drawing people. We will use photographs to learn about proportion, scale
and composition. All materials will be provided.

GB MET

Free

Booking required – call impact 01273 322948 or Book ONLINE VIA LINK BELOW

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Wednesday 22nd September 2021

SWITCHBOARD

THIS IS US

ALL DAY

No negatives with this experience. A photography exhibition in this new, safe and inspiring place for the LGBTQ+ community and their friends. Drop in and develop your sense of Brighton by looking through the lens of an older LGBTQ+ person. Refreshments will be available in our café.

Online

Free

DROP In


BRIGHTON & HOVE HEALTHY LIFESTYLES TEAM

DANCING FOR HEALTH WITH ROSARIA GRACIA

10AM – 11.30AM

Be ready to spiral, lengthen and invigorate your body, travel around the world through different dance styles. All abilities welcome
– come along and lets dance together.

This event is linked with the TAKEPART Festival, www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/takepart

ONLINE

Free

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HEARING PARTNERS CIC

YOUR HEARING AND YOUR LIFE!

10.00AM – 11.30AM

This is an entertaining and eye-opening workshop to help you understand your hearing better – and show you how to get the most out of it when you’re in noisy, crowded places. We’ll share tactics and tips on how to hear more easily, and demonstrate how to use the technologies you probably already have so you can hear better (e.g. your mobile phone). It’s equally relevant to people who use hearing aids, and people who don’t need them. Come and find out how to get the most out every social encounter you have!

ONLINE

Free

Booking required – call impact 01273 322948 or Book ONLINE VIA LINK BELOW

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KABECCA FILMS, SUSSEX DANCE NETWORK AND THE HEALTHY LIFESTYLES TEAM

SOUVENIR WOMEN’S DANCE PROJECT

2.00PM – 3.30PM

Are you a woman who enjoys reminiscing and loves dance? The ‘Souvenir’ dance project supported by dance students from Cardinal Newman Catholic School will explore valued memories and reflect on the wellbeing benefits of dancing. No prior dance experience needed, and participants can dance standing or seated.

This event has 3 workshops and we recommend taking part in all three, the first is essential.

Sessions take place on:
22.09.21, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
25.09.21, 10.30am – 11.30am
26.09.21, 10.30.am – 11.30am

(For those wishing to find out more about Souvenir there is an optional pre-festival free online taster on Friday, 10 September at 5.30PM – 6.30PM. To book onto the session please go to the link and the Zoom details will be sent to you: https://sussexdancenetwork.co.uk/2021-together-programme-2/souvenirintroductorysession/)

CARDINAL NEWMAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Free

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GREATER BRIGHTON METROPOLITAN COLLEGE

MOBILE PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY: TOP TIPS & TRICKS

6.00PM – 7.30PM

Learn how to take beautiful, professional-looking photographs on your mobile phone? Paying attention to composition, lighting,  filters and basic photo editing, this free event will teach you the tips and tricks you need. Please bring your own mobile phone with a camera.

GB MET

Free

Booking required – call impact 01273 322948 or Book ONLINE VIA LINK BELOW

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WHITEHAWK FOOTBALL CLUB & IMPACT INITIATIVES

WHITEHAWK WARBLERS – EAST BRIGHTON COMMUNITY CHOIR FORMATION & PERFORMANCE

6PM – 8PM

Be part of the Whitehawk Warblers – East Brighton Community Choir’s inaugural show. Entertain spectators with your musical
talents during half-time of an Isthmian League South East football match (Whitehawk vs. East Grinstead).

This event will take place in 3 parts; two practice sessions where you will learn the songs (Wed 22nd & Mon 27th Sept) culminating
with the big performance to keep fans’ spirits high during halftime of the match on Sat 16th Oct. Singing and Football? We can’t think of anything more harmonious.

You should be available to attend all 3 sessions:
22.09.21, 6pm-8pm – Practice
27.09.21, 6pm-8pm – Practice
16.10.21, 3.45pm-4pm – Performance
(Match starts at 3pm)

WHITEHAWK FOOTBALL CLUB CLUBHOUSE

£5 (FOR ALL 3 SESSIONS, INCLUDING FOOTBALL MATCH)

Booking required – call impact 01273 322948 or Book ONLINE VIA LINK BELOW

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Thursday 23rd September 2021

SWITCHBOARD

THIS IS US

ALL DAY

No negatives with this experience. A photography exhibition in this new, safe and inspiring place for the LGBTQ+ community and their friends. Drop in and develop your sense of Brighton by looking through the lens of an older LGBTQ+ person. Refreshments will be available in our café.

Online

Free

DROP In


BRIGHTON YOGA FOUNDATION

A CREATIVE APPROACH TO LOOKING AFTER YOUR WELLBEING

10.00AM – 1.00PM

Get creative and find your yoga style at Brighton Yoga Foundation. Everyone can practice and benefit, regardless of age, or health.

Join one of these taster classes run by experienced teachers:
10.00AM Yoga in a chair
10.45AM Yoga for beginners
11.30AM Yoga in a chair
12.15PM Yoga for balance

CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY CENTRE

Free (Donations welcome)

Booking required – call impact 01273 322948 or Book ONLINE VIA LINK BELOW

CLICK/TAP HERE TO Book – 10.00AM Yoga In A CHAIR

CLICK/TAP HERE TO Book – 10.45AM Yoga For BEGINNERS

CLICK/TAP HERE TO Book – 11.30AM Yoga In A Chair

CLICK/TAP HERE TO Book – 12.15pM Yoga for balance


HANGLETON AND KNOLL PROJECT

CREATIVE WELLBEING THROUGH NATURE

10.30AM – 12.00PM

Join us in exploring some creative ways we can connect with nature to improve our wellbeing. We will guide you through some fun and simple activities to help you use your own creativity to mindfully engage with the natural world.

Booking info: Prior to attending the workshop please gather natural items such as twigs, leaves, flowers, grass and stones to create a collage or picture. The natural items can either be glued down on a piece of paper or laid out on a desk/table.

Please exercise caution when gathering natural materials, including avoiding anything that may cause an allergic reaction, any sharp objects, and being conscious of potential contamination on dog walking routes when choosing materials.

ONLINE

Free

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BRIGHTON & HOVE BUS COMPANY

NEXT STOP: BRIGHTON & HOVE BUSES OPEN TOP BUS TRIP

11.00AM – 1.00PM

What better way to see some of Brighton & Hove’s local highlights than by travelling on board an Open Top Bus. Join Brighton & Hove Buses for a leisurely trip around the City. Sit back and relax as you cruise by iconic landmarks and attractions while also enjoying stunning panoramic views. Trip will begin at Stop D at Churchill Square.

STOP D, CHURCHILL SQUARE

Free

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MOVINGSOUNDS CIC

MUSIC FOR WELL-BEING

1.00PM – 2.30PM

Join in with some warm uplifting tunes, familiar to everyone but with particular appeal to those age 70+. Connect with yourself, your neighbours and the musicians to feel joyful and positive. Gentle movement, stretching and a focus of breathing all with smiles and laughter make this workshop a lively, fun experience.

PATCHING LODGE

Free

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VOLUNTEERING MATTERS – LIFELINES

DANCE OF AWARENESS

2.00PM – 2.45PM

This enjoyable and creative dance session, can be as low or high energy as you feel. You will be guided to move and dance on your spot in line with where the music takes you. You can’t get it wrong! Dance at your own pace and suitable for all.

BRIGHTHELM CENTRE

Free (Donations welcome)

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Creative Ageing

CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT INSTEAD OF SOCIAL ISOLATION

12.00PM – 2.00PM

In 2018 the Director of Public Health in Brighton & Hove published his annual report ‘The Art of Good Health’ in which he summarised the positive health and wellbeing impact of participation in arts and cultural activities for people all ages. The following year Brighton & Hove City Council, along with five other European city administrations, joined an Erasmus funded knowledge exchange project to explore and share good practice in the field of creative ageing.

The project aims to develop new strategies and find ways of working that will ensure opportunities to take part in arts and culture are open and accessible to all members of our respective older populations, and in particular those who may be socially isolated or face structural barriers that make it more difficult for them to take part.

We are delighted to welcome colleagues from this project to this year’s Festival and to bring these opportunities to virtually travel, join in and discuss the activities and creative work they are doing with older people in their countries.

Find out more about the European cities involved, consisting of Berlin (Germany), Leeuwarden (Netherlands), Ostend (Belgium) and Gothenburg (Sweden) below.

BERLIN

Start your tour of Europe in Berlin to watch a short film made during the pandemic and join an interactive workshop conducted by the Theatre of Experiences.

The film was made by “Die Weisen Seher” (The Wise Seers), who set out to turn public spaces in various Berlin districts into their theatre stage. The result is  a series of five productions whose themes are as diverse  as the groups themselves. The theatre group will present  five small scenes recorded on a park bench in Pankow,  followed by a discussion and theatre workshop where  you can join with group members from Berlin.

‘The pandemic situation forced everybody to change  their way of working, including our senior-theatre.  This situation was not only a challenge, it was also  an opportunity. We found lots of ways for creative  interaction within video conferences and would love  to share some of them with you. For 20 minutes we will
do some exercises and plays to get to know each other  and to develop some small improvisations.’

LEEUWARDEN

The city of Leeuwarden in the Netherlands will share a short film about their ‘In je Uppie’ (on your own) project followed by a Q and A session with members of the group. ‘In je Uppie’ brings people in later life together to discuss important and meaningful themes that matter as you get older in a personal and realistic way. These include: regrets, the value of family, or saying goodbye (to health, mobility, life). The group conversations are led by a trained moderator, often a volunteer, and the goal is to share ideas and experiences, and to inspire each other with different views and ideas.

Participants often experience relief at being able to share what they really think and worry about. Their peers understand, empathize, and are willing to disagree in an appropriate way.  upinnederland.nl

OSTEND

The city of Ostend in Belgium will share experiences from two projects involving their city library service. Both projects will be followed by a short Q & A: ‘The Forgotten Orchestra’ – The Ostend Public Library connects their music collection and the older people who live with dementia as part of their goal to be a dementia-friendly city. They will show short clips of how these connections have worked and show a testimonial of one of the musicians whose mother took part in the project. We will also hear how one of their colleagues experienced the project.

‘ODILE’ – The library also engaged in an outreach project to bring the library to people who experience difficulties in getting there in person. They are now developing a follow-up project in collaboration with the local branch of the Red Cross, where volunteers are trained to offer tailor-made reading solutions and help people to read e-books. This allows those involved to regain freedom of choice and a degree of autonomy lost when their mobility decreased.

GOTHENBURG

The city of Gothenburg in Sweden will share a 5-minute film about their Intergenerational Theatre which brings younger and older members of their community together, creating a space that allows them to share experiences and influence things within their city. They meet at eye level and participate on equal terms. This will be followed by a Q & A session.

This session will be hosted by Drude Björningstad Quinones from the Gothenburg Social Affairs Administration Centrum, Jeanette Forslund the artist and executive manager, and members of the Intergenerational Theatre. They will tell us more about the background to this exciting project and answer your questions.

ONLINE

Free

Booking required – call impact 01273 322948 or Book ONLINE VIA LINK BELOW

CLICK/TAP HERE TO Book: 12.00PM – BERLIN

CLICK/TAP HERE TO Book: 12.45PM – LEEUWARDEN, OSTEND & GOTHENBURG


EVOLUTION ARTS

Owl WEAVING WorkShop

2.30PM – 4.00PM

It’ll be a hoot! Weave a small owl, (or fantasy bird)on a wooden loom. We will warp up the loom and use simple weaving techniques to construct the body of your owl. You can then complete your owl, adding eyes and a beak. Select from a variety of yarns, and use buttons and other bits to decorate. You’ll have an owlsome time!

BRIGHTON BUDDHIST CENTRE

£3

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SILVERFORCE COACHING AND AGING2.0

HOW CAN WE CHANGE OUR EXPECTATIONS WHEN WE ARE OVER 50?

4.00PM – 5.30PM

The online panel discussion will look on ageing after 50 from different perspectives. We will hear from professor Vince Pizonni of Nottingham University who is working beyond his retirement age and has an extended portfolio career, Dr Tatiana Rowsen from Henley Business school whose research takes a life-course perspective exploring life, work and career transitions with a focus on midlife and beyond, and Ingun Bol who recently set up the Wize Move Society, an international network for the over 50s to learn, have fun and innovate. This event is for anyone aged 50+ with access to Zoom.

ONLINE

Free

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PHOENIX ARTS SPACE

MAKE AND MEET THE ARTIST: STUDIO TOURS AT PHOENIX ART SPACE

6.00PM – 9.00PM

Ever wanted to get a behind-the-scenes glimpseof an artist at work? Meet Phoenix artists in their studios and explore their practice, whilst getting a chance to create a small artwork inspired by their work. The event will include tours of 4 artist studios (35-40 minutes with each artist) and lasts 3 hours.

Accessibility information – no lift from ground floor so stair access only.

PHOENIX ART SPACE

£18

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Friday 24th September 2021

SWITCHBOARD

THIS IS US

ALL DAY

No negatives with this experience. A photography exhibition in this new, safe and inspiring place for the LGBTQ+ community and their friends. Drop in and develop your sense of Brighton by looking through the lens of an older LGBTQ+ person. Refreshments will be available in our café.

Online

Free

DROP In


Albion in the Community

Albion Walk, Talk and Reminisce

9.30AM – 11.00aM & 11.30am – 1.00pm

Join us at the American Express Community Stadium for a short walk around the stadium and a wander through The Albion Museum, whilst we talk about the Club history, reminisce about football, and share stories of memorable moments and games. We will end in Dicks Bar, where refreshments will be available to buy.

The walk is accessible for all. The route will be mostly flat and approximately 1km long. The meeting point for the start of the tour will be at Dicks Bar (North Stand). 

aMERICAN EXPRESS COMMUNITY STADIUM

Free

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CLICK/TAP HERE TO Book: 11.30 AM Tour


TIME TO TALK BEFRIENDING

TIME TO DRAW AND CONNECT

10.00AM – 12.00PM

In this workshop we will draw each other as a form of connection – but not with the aim of a likeness or a finished portrait. Our time together will be about the act of looking, the act of making marks in the company of other people and the enjoyment and the connection that comes from that. Materials and refreshments provided. Parking available first come first served. Venue on bus/train route. Arrive any time from 9.45AM.

CITY COAST CENTRE

Free (CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS REFRESHMENTS WELCOME)

Booking required – call impact 01273 322948 or Book ONLINE VIA LINK BELOW

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DIGITAL BRIGHTON & HOVE, CITIZENS ONLINE

CREATIVE FUN WITH COMPUTERS, PHONES AND TABLETS

10.00AM – 1.00PM

Are you interested in photography, creating artwork, making your own music, learning a musical instrument, singing, crochet, crafts, dancing, poetry or another creative activity? Join us at this friendly and informal drop-in to try out and explore some of the many creative and fun things we can do using a computer.

JUBILEE LIBRARY

Free

DROP In


FARESHARE SUSSEX

CREATIVE COOKING

10.30AM – 1.30PM

Learn about how we prevent food waste. We will take you on a tour of our buildings followed by a free lunch made entirely with surplus food. Our creative volunteer chefs are highly experienced in cooking with different ingredients every time they’re in the kitchen. Please do bring an ingredient of your choice and our chef’s will incorporate it into the meal they prepare for lunch.

FARESHARE SUSSEX

Free

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BRIGHTON TABLE TENNIS CLUB

50+ TABLE TENNIS

11.00AM – 1.00PM

Come and try table tennis in a friendly andwelcoming group. Expert coaches will see you  through the basics of the sport, ending with some variations on matches, no experience needed. The sessions are a fun way to keep fit and meet new friends.

BRIGHTON TABLE TENNIS CLUB

Free

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SING FOR BETTER HEALTH BRIGHTON

SING FOR BETTER HEALTH!

11.30AM – 12.30PM

Experience the joy and health benefits of singing with one of our Brighton “Sing For Better Health” groups. All welcome – no singing ability needed! We’ll combine easy breathing, voice and posture exercises, and singing songs. It will be creative and a lot of fun.

ONLINE

Free

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THEATRE ROYAL BRIGHTON

JOY

11.30AM & 12.00PM (Two sessions)

Our troupe of Age is a Stagers intend to interrupt your morning with playful, comic clowning around the stately pillars of the prestigious Theatre Royal Brighton. Join us for 10 minutes of fun that will fill you full of JOY! Led by theatre maker and clown Chris Cresswell, Age is a Stage sessions are joyful physical comedy workshops for everyone aged 50+.

THEATRE ROYAL BRIGHTON

Free

DROP In


TRUST FOR DEVELOPING COMMUNITIES

DANCE, DANCE, DANCE

12.00PM – 2.00PM

Join us and enjoy a dance display by Rosaria Gracia Dance, join in a seated dance session, enjoy some refreshments and take part in a fun raffle.

WOODINGDEAN COMMUNITY CENTRE

Free (Donations welcome)

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Saturday 25th September 2021

SWITCHBOARD

THIS IS US

ALL DAY

No negatives with this experience. A photography exhibition in this new, safe and inspiring place for the LGBTQ+ community and their friends. Drop in and develop your sense of Brighton by looking through the lens of an older LGBTQ+ person. Refreshments will be available in our café.

Online

Free

DROP In


KABECCA FILMS, SUSSEX DANCE NETWORK AND THE HEALTHY LIFESTYLES TEAM

SOUVENIR (WOMEN’S DANCE PROJECT)

10.30AM – 11.30AM

Are you a woman who enjoys reminiscing and loves dance? The ‘Souvenir’ dance project supported by dance students from Cardinal Newman Catholic School will explore valued memories and reflect on the wellbeing benefits of dancing. No prior dance experience needed, and participants can dance standing or seated.

This event is for people who attended the first session.

(For those wishing to find out more about Souvenir there is an optional pre-festival free online taster on Friday, 10 September at 5.30PM – 6.30PM. To book onto the session please go to the link and the Zoom details will be sent to you: https://sussexdancenetwork.co.uk/2021-together-programme-2/souvenirintroductorysession/)

MARINA STUDIOS

Free

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PHOENIX ARTS SPACE

WALK ON THE DOWNS WITH ARTIST JENNY STAFF

10.45AM – 4.00PM

Experience the scenic downs on a walk with artist Jenny Staff. Go on a journey through Jenny’s artistic practice which explores the role of nature, walking and creating as a reflective practice to discover the internal/external worlds that we inhabit. During the walk you will get the opportunity to create a temporary art piece with natural materials. Meet at Brighton station at 10.45 (you will need to purchase your own train tickets), then get the train together to Glynde. The walk will take you over Mount Caburn to Lewes. You will then get the train back from Lewes. Bring waterproofs, walking shoes, packed lunch and water

Please note: train timings will be confirmed with you after booking.

BRIGHTON RAILWAY STATION

£24

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ROSE HILL REBELS

CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY

11.00AM – 12.00PM

Join the Rose Hill Rebels for a fun, creative photography workshop lead by residents and artists. You just need your phone camera! This workshop is for anyone over 50 with access to Zoom.

You will need a phone or tablet to take photographs with during the session. Please bring along an example of your favourite photograph if you would like to share it in the session. This is optional.

Please note: the printed Ageing Well Festival event programme booklet incorrectly states that this event is taking place at Rose Hill Court. We would like to apologise for this error and can confirm that this is an online event.

ONLINE

Free

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ROSE HILL REBELS

ROSE HILL RESIDENTS PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

12.00PM – 4.00PM

Come along to Rose Hill Seniors Housing and explore an exhibition of photographs taken by the residents during lockdown. Gain insight into the experiences of each resident with this artistic expression of what was a challenging time for many. The exhibition will take place in the public lounge space and the venue is accessible.

ROSE HILL COURT SENIORS HOUSING

Free

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Sunday 26th September 2021

SWITCHBOARD

THIS IS US

ALL DAY

No negatives with this experience. A photography exhibition in this new, safe and inspiring place for the LGBTQ+ community and their friends. Drop in and develop your sense of Brighton by looking through the lens of an older LGBTQ+ person. Refreshments will be available in our café.

Online

Free

DROP In


KABECCA FILMS, SUSSEX DANCE NETWORK AND THE HEALTHY LIFESTYLES TEAM

SOUVENIR (WOMEN’S DANCE PROJECT)

10.30AM – 11.30AM

Are you a woman who enjoys reminiscing and loves dance? The ‘Souvenir’ dance project supported by dance students from Cardinal Newman Catholic School will explore valued memories and reflect on the wellbeing benefits of dancing. No prior dance experience needed, and participants can dance standing or seated.

This event is for people who attended the first session.

(For those wishing to find out more about Souvenir there is an optional pre-festival free online taster on Friday, 10 September at 5.30PM – 6.30PM. To book onto the session please go to the link and the Zoom details will be sent to you: https://sussexdancenetwork.co.uk/2021-together-programme-2/souvenirintroductorysession/)

MARINA STUDIOS

Free

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PORTSLADE BOWLS CLUB

BOWLS TASTER SESSION

10.30AM – 12.30PM & 1.00PM – 3.00PM

You’ll be bowled over! An opportunity to try bowling on our fantastic new all-weather greens. Tuition for beginners from qualified coaches. Accessibility information: the club has walking sticks with a flat pad attached for use on the green. Please wear flat soled (without ridges) shoes.

Accessibility information – The green is accessed via a small step or a ramp. Portslade Bowls Club now has a wheelchair that can be used on the green. Participants need to be able to walk down the ramp (with rails) on to the green and then transfer to the specialist wheelchair. Walking sticks adapted for use on the green are also available. 

PORTSLADE BOWLS CLUB

Free

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ROSE HILL REBELS

CYNATYPES WORKSHOP

11.00AM – 12.00PM & 2.00PM – 3.00PM (Two SESSIONS)

Join us to learn all about how to use one of the oldest photography printing processes, experiment with Cynatypes and build your
own camera obscura.

ROSE HILL COURT SENIORS HOUSING

Free

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BRIGHTON MARINA STUDIOS

ZUMBA GOLD

11.30AM – 12.30PM

Fancy a boogie? Marina Studios Foundation welcome you to our beautiful studios at Brighton Marina. Enjoy a FREE Zumba Gold session dancing with Lucie to fabulous Latin sounds. The session especially welcomes those returning to dancing after a break and those wishing to dance at a steady pace.

This session is part of the TakePART Festival of Sport & Physical Activity: www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/takepart

MARINA STUDIOS

Free

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ROSE HILL REBELS

ROSE HILL RESIDENTS PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

12.00PM – 4.00PM

Come along to Rose Hill Seniors Housing and explore an exhibition of photographs taken by the residents during lockdown. Gain insight into the experiences of each resident with this artistic expression of what was a challenging time for many. The exhibition will take place in the public lounge space and the venue is accessible.

ROSE HILL COURT SENIORS HOUSING

Free

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Monday 27th September 2021

SWITCHBOARD

THIS IS US

ALL DAY

No negatives with this experience. A photography exhibition in this new, safe and inspiring place for the LGBTQ+ community and their friends. Drop in and develop your sense of Brighton by looking through the lens of an older LGBTQ+ person. Refreshments will be available in our café.

Online

Free

DROP In


FARESHARE SUSSEX

CREATIVE COOKING

10.30AM – 1.00PM

Learn about how we prevent food waste. We will take you on a tour of our buildings followed by a free lunch made entirely with surplus food. Our creative volunteer chefs are highly experienced in cooking with different ingredients every time they’re in the kitchen. Please do bring an ingredient of your choice and our chef’s will incorporate it into the meal they prepare for lunch.

FARESHARE SUSSEX

Free

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BRIGHTON & HOVE FOOD PARTNERSHIP

FOREST FEAST – AN OUTDOOR COOKERY EVENT

10.30AM – 1.00PM

Join us to cook a simple, healthy, light lunch at a relaxed pace, whilst taking time to enjoy being in nature. The event will also include a tour of Stanmer Wellbeing Gardens and plenty of tea, coffee and cake throughout. There are toilet facilities on site & basic shelter from the elements. Please wear sturdy shoes & warm clothes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty.

Please note: there are uneven surfaces on site, let us know if you have any accessibility issues you need support with.

STANMER WELLBEING GARDENS (Meet in patchway Car Park)

£10

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BRITISH ORIGAMI SOCIETY

INTRODUCTION TO ORIGAMI

11AM – 1PM

Let the fun unfold! Have you ever wanted to try the art of Origami? We will guide you to create some simple models and learn a little of the history around this ancient art. We provide the paper, you provide the creativity.

HOP 50+

Free

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BRIGHTON TABLE TENNIS CLUB

50+ TABLE TENNIS

11AM – 2PM

Come and try table tennis in a friendly andwelcoming group. Expert coaches will see you through the basics of the sport, ending with some variations on matches, no experience needed. The sessions are a fun way to keep fit and meet new friends.

BRIGHTON TABLE TENNIS CLUB

Free

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WHITEHAWK FOOTBALL CLUB & IMPACT INITIATIVES

WHITEHAWK WARBLERS – EAST BRIGHTON COMMUNITY CHOIR FORMATION AND PERFORMANCE

6.00PM – 8.00PM

Be part of the Whitehawk Warblers – East Brighton Community Choir’s inaugural show. Entertain spectators with your musical talents during half time of an Isthmian League South East football match (Whitehawk vs. East Grinstead). This event will take place in 3 parts; two practice sessions where you will learn the songs (Wed 22nd & Mon 27th Sept) culminating with the big performance to keep fans’ spirits high during halftime of the match on Sat 16th Oct. Singing and Football? We can’t think of anything more harmonious.

You should be available to attend all 3 sessions:
22.09.21, 6.00pm-8.00pm – Practice
27.09.21, 6.00pm-8.00pm – Practice
16.10.21, 3.45pm-4.00pm – Performance
(Match starts at 3pm)

WHITEHAWK FOOTBALL CLUB CLUBHOUSE

£5 (FOR ALL 3 SESSIONS, INCLUDING FOOTBALL MATCH)

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Tuesday 28th September 2021

SWITCHBOARD

THIS IS US

ALL DAY

No negatives with this experience. A photography exhibition in this new, safe and inspiring place for the LGBTQ+ community and their friends. Drop in and develop your sense of Brighton by looking through the lens of an older LGBTQ+ person. Refreshments will be available in our café.

Online

Free

DROP In


SILVER STRINGS

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN

9.30Am – 11.30AM

Silver Strings is a music session for adults who want to play a stringed instrument but never had the time, quite plucked up the courage to give it a go or have not played for a long time. Everyone is welcome regardless of previous experience. We provide the instruments: choose the violin, viola or cello, or why not all three? The sessions are facilitated by professional Cellist Bela Emerson.

BRIGHTHELM CENTRE

Free

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SUSSEX CRICKET FOUNDATION

SPORTING MEMORIES AND WALKING CRICKET

10.00AM – 1.00PM

Come along to the 1st Central County Ground in Hove to see our Sporting Memories and Walking Cricket clubs. You will have the opportunity to participate in both of these and, depending on the weather, we hope to set up the Walking Cricket on the outfield. It will be a fun morning surrounded by like-minded people with a love of sport. Refreshments will be available. Parking is limited at the ground so please arrive by public transport where possible or arrange drop off / pick up. Howzat for a great time?

1ST CENTRAL COUNTY GROUND

Free

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AGE UK WEST SUSSEX, BRIGHTON & HOVE

LOVING LATER LIFE WITH AGE UK WEST SUSSEX, BRIGHTON & HOVE

10.00AM – 2.00PM

Join us for a day of Physical, Mental and Creative activities. Join in one of our exercise classes from Chair based, to Walking Football, Running Clubs, Circuits to Zumba – there’s something for all abilities. Try your hand at an Art Class or take part in one of our fun quizzes. Free Tea, Coffee and Cake will be provided and our fabulous Information and Advice team will be on hand to answer questions about any of our services, clubs, classes or support needs for you, a friend, neighbour or loved one.

AGE UK WSBH

Free

DROP In


HOP 50+

CREATIVE MOVEMENT DAY

10.00AM – 4.00PM

A day of creative activity and an opportunity to try something new.

10.00am-11.00am Step to the Beat (Music and Exercise through Dance)
11.30am-12.30pm Bollywood Dance Session
1.30pm-2.30pm Go Slow and Flow (Ballet-style Balance and Movement Session)
3.00pm-4.00pm Silent Disco

HOP 50+

Free

Booking required – call impact 01273 322948 or Book ONLINE VIA LINK BELOW

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VOLUNTEERING MATTERS – LIFELINES

THE BIG QUIZ: CREATIVE AGEING

11.00AM – 11.45AM

Lets get quizzical! Get your pen & paper ready and test your knowledge in our fabulous Creative Ageing themed quiz. Hosted by keen quizzer Sue.

ONLINE

Free

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SVP TOWER HOUSE SUPPORT CENTRE

CREATIVE ARTS TASTER SESSIONS

12.00PM – 2.00PM

Visit Tower House for three 20-minute informal taster sessions – art workshop, chair yoga/relaxation and music/singing/movement.
Arrive at 12pm and take part in each session.

There is limited free parking, step-free access and accessible toilet facilities.

TOWER HOUSE

£5

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STONEHAM BAKEHOUSE CIC & THE CARERS CENTRE

FAMILY FRIEND CARERS BAKING FOR WELLBEING

1.30PM – 4PM

Stoneham Bakehouse and The Carers Centre are teaming up to offer carers a chance to learn some bread making skills in a relaxed and supportive environment. Dough not miss it!

Please note: the venue is not wheelchair accessible.

STONEHAM BAKEHOUSE

Free

please accept our apologies – this event is now fully booked


BRIGHTON AND HOVE FOOD PARTNERSHIP

CREATIVE BAKING

3.00PM – 5.00PM

Get in the mix! Join the Food Partnership for a creative baking session; learn vegan baking techniques and try some professional-style decorating using a piping bag and nozzle and finishing with gold flourishes and edible flowers. You’ll get a box of beautiful berry cupcakes to take away and a recipe sheet so you can make them again at home.

COMMUNITY KITCHEN

£10/£5 (WAGED/UNWAGED – SUGGESTED DONATION)

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GREATER BRIGHTON METROPOLITAN COLLEGE

SEWING MACHINE BASICS

6.00PM – 7.30PM

Learn the basics of using a sewing machine, or refresh your knowledge. This session will show you how to use a machine with practical guidance and the opportunity to ask questions. Sewing machines and materials provided. It’ll be sew much fun!

GB MET

Free

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Wednesday 29th September 2021

SWITCHBOARD

THIS IS US

ALL DAY

No negatives with this experience. A photography exhibition in this new, safe and inspiring place for the LGBTQ+ community and their friends. Drop in and develop your sense of Brighton by looking through the lens of an older LGBTQ+ person. Refreshments will be available in our café.

Online

Free

DROP In


THEATRE ROYAL BRIGHTON

BACKSTAGE TOUR

10.00AM – 11.30AM

An opportunity to take a peek backstage at one of the oldest working theatres in the country. As well as hearing about Theatre Royal Brighton’s 214 year history, you will see the set of The Dresser, the play which tells the story of an ageing actor’s personal assistant and is inspired by the actor Donald Wolfit, who often appeared on our stage. The Dresser starring Julian Clary and Mathew Kelly runs 28th Sep – 2 Oct – why not follow the tour with a visit to the 2pm performance.

THEATRE ROYAL BRIGHTON

£8

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PLOT 22 & LIFE-STAGE

CREATIVE CONNECTION WITH NATURE

10.00AM – 12.00PM

We invite you to a creative experience in nature. Join us for a morning of creative exploration in this life-giving, tranquil space.

Plot 22 is an allotment garden that provides a natural space to share and feel community. Life-Stage is a growing community of people rising to the challenges of ageing.

The site is flat, paths are wood chipped, majority of site is suitable for people using a wheelchair. Accessible toilets close by.

PLOT 22

Free

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AGE UK WEST SUSSEX, BRIGHTON & HOVE

LOVING LATER LIFE WITH AGE UK WEST SUSSEX, BRIGHTON & HOVE

10AM – 2PM

Join us for a day of Physical, Mental and Creative activities. Join in one of our exercise classes from Chair based, to Walking Football, Running Clubs, Circuits to Zumba – there’s something for all abilities. Try your hand at an Art Class or take part in one of our fun quizzes. Free Tea, Coffee and Cake will be provided and our fabulous Information and Advice team will be on hand to answer questions about any of our services, clubs, classes or support needs for you, a friend, neighbour or loved one.

AGE UK WSBH

Free

DROP In


KATHARINE BUTCHER – BODY SHOP AT HOME

FACE THE DAY

10.00AM – 11.00 AM, 11.30AM – 12.30PM & 1.30PM – 2.30PM

‘Beauty is an outward expression of everything you like about yourself’ Dame Anita RoddickFounder of the Body Shop.

Come and ‘Face The Day’ with Katharine and discover a skincare ritual that complements your complexion.

Katharine will talk about how to identify your skin type, show you a skincare regime and suggest which products are best for you. There will be demonstrations and lots of opportunities to ask questions.

HOP 50+

Free

Booking required – call impact 01273 322948 or Book ONLINE VIA LINK BELOW

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HANGLETON AND KNOLL 50+ STEERING GROUP

HK50+ QUIZ AND CHAT WITH A CREATIVE TWIST

10.45AM – 12.00PM

Fingers on buzzers! The Hangleton and Knoll 50+ Steering Group will host this friendly social Quiz with a Creative Twist  encompassing the broad world of the arts past and present. Come and have some fun with us and maybe learn something new too!

ONLINE

Free

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BRIGHTON AND HOVE MUSIC FOR CONNECTION

Hollingsings

11.00Am – 12.00PM

A brand new singing group at Hollingdean Community Centre. 

Hollingdean community centre

Free

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BRIGHTON AND HOVE MUSIC FOR CONNECTION

TEA AND JAM 50+ JAM SESSION

11.30AM – 12.30PM

Please accept our apologies – this event has been cancelled.


AGEING WELL NUTRITION SUPPORT SERVICE

CREATIVE NUTRITIOUS TAPAS AND CONVERSATION

12.00PM – 2.00PM

Find out how to make the most of every mouthful! Get some creative inspiration at a fun-filled afternoon with a food demonstration showcasing imaginative ways to make ‘Nutritious Tapas’ or small but delicious meals for every day. It will be a great opportunity to enjoy food together as well as to connect and discuss topics such as how our memories play an important role in the foods we choose to eat.

JASMINE COURT

Please accept our apologies – this event is no longer available for booking due to covid-19 restrictions


ST NICHOLAS CHURCH (MUSIC RECITAL SERIES)

MUSIC RECITAL: MICHELE ROSZAK AND LYNDA SPINNEY

2.00PM – 2.45PM

Join Michele Roszak and Lynda Spinney for an inventive programme of music in the beautiful St Nicholas Church. There will be tea, coffee and homemade cake to accompany the performance by this talented duo, with Roszak singing and Spinney on piano. The programme of music is being specially created for the Ageing Well Festival and will be one not to miss.

ST NICHOLAS CHURCH

£3 (SUGGESTED DONATION, OR WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD)

DROP In


DIGITAL BRIGHTON & HOVE, CITIZENS ONLINE

CREATIVE FUN WITH COMPUTERS, PHONES AND TABLETS

2.00PM – 4.00PM

Art in the 21st Century. Join us to try out and explore some of the many creative and fun things we can do using a computer, including photography, creating artwork, making your own music, learning a musical instrument, singing, crochet, crafts, dancing, poetry or another creative activity.

JUBILEE LIBRARY

Free

DROP In


CAFE DOMENICA

AFTERNOON TEA & JAZZ

2.30PM – 4.00PM

Join us at Café Domenica to enjoy afternoon tea to the backdrop of popular jazz classics by Brighton trumpeter Tim Bolwell. Enjoy a selection of savoury delights, scones and sweet treats served with one of our specialist teas or coffees. Café Domenica is staffed by young people with learning disabilities; it’s a place for them to gain confidence, develop work skills and reach their full potential. So not only will you get to sample our delicious food, but you will also be directly supporting a great charity too.

There is a ramp for accessibility for wheelchair users.

CAFE DOMENICA

£10

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Thursday 30th September 2021

SWITCHBOARD

THIS IS US

ALL DAY

No negatives with this experience. A photography exhibition in this new, safe and inspiring place for the LGBTQ+ community and their friends. Drop in and develop your sense of Brighton by looking through the lens of an older LGBTQ+ person. Refreshments will be available in our café.

Online

Free

DROP In


KATHARINE BUTCHER – BODY SHOP AT HOME

FACE THE DAY

10AM – 11 AM, 11.30AM – 12.30PM & 1.30pm – 2.30PM

‘Beauty is an outward expression of everything you like about yourself’ Dame Anita Roddick – Founder of the Body Shop.

Come and ‘Face The Day’ with Katharine and discover a skincare ritual that complements your complexion.

Katharine will talk about how to identify your skin type, show you a skincare regime and suggest which products are best for you. There will be demonstrations and lots of opportunities to ask questions.

HOP 50+

Free

Booking required – call impact 01273 322948 or Book ONLINE VIA LINK BELOW

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CLICK/TAP HERE TO Book 11.30AM Session

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EVOLUTION ARTS

NEEDLE FELTING WORKSHOP

2.30PM – 4.30PM

Try out this mindful craft and learn some basic needle felting techniques. We will work on hessian and with a cookie cutter to produce needle felted shapes and patterns, moving on to make a 3D creation – a simple mouse or a mushroom or wherever your imagination takes you! This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners. Materials provided.

BRIGHTON BUDDHIST CENTRE

£3

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Friday 1st October 2021

Audiodance

AudioDANCE BRighton and Munich

9.00AM – 11.00AM

Join in this dance event which will be held simultaneously in Brighton & Hove and Munich or watch the live stream.

To celebrate the ‘United Nations International Day of Older Persons’ on October 1st, dance artists from Audiodance in the German city of Munich invite senior citizens in Brighton & Hove and Munich to enter and explore local public space with a silent performance.

Guided via headphones by a dance artist and a piano player, they will move and dance simultaneously, enjoying close contact with the surroundings in their respective cities. Fifteen older people from Brighton & Hove will be able to participate in this exciting dance with fifteen older people in Munich. Both sets of dance participants will have the opportunity to meet online to exchange experiences and celebrate this international premiere.

Everyone else will be able to watch the two dance groups simultaneously as the performances will be live streamed.

Audiodance is a project by ‘Dance On Hasenberg. Concept devised by Andrea Marton, production management Ralf Otto, piano Lukas Maier. Audiovoice: Ruth Geiersberger, translation Barbara Holland / WortSchatz Language Services.

If you would like to participate in the Audiodance, please ensure you are available for the rehearsal and performance.

Rehearsal: 30th September, 3.00PM – 5.30PM at The Hop 50+ in Hove.

Live Dance Performance: 1st October, 9.00AM – 11.00AM, Live Dance Performance at and Hove Lawns (meeting at The Hop 50+ from which transport will be provided to the Hove Lawns venue).

THe Hop 50+

Free

Booking required – call impact 01273 322948 or Book ONLINE VIA LINK BELOW

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SWITCHBOARD

THIS IS US

ALL DAY

No negatives with this experience. A photography exhibition in this new, safe and inspiring place for the LGBTQ+ community and their friends. Drop in and develop your sense of Brighton by looking through the lens of an older LGBTQ+ person. Refreshments will be available in our café.

VENUE To Be Confirmed

Free

DROP In – opening times to be confirmed


GREATER BRIGHTON METROPOLITAN COLLEGE

HAND MANICURE

10.00AM – 11.00AM

Got it nailed! Pamper yourself in our salon with a free creative manicure by one of our experienced Beauty students.

HAIR & BEAUTY SALON, GB MET

Free

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UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX & TIME TO TALK BEFRIENDING

LAUNCHING THE AGEING JOURNEY PROJECT

10.30AM – 12.00PM

Ageing is a natural part of life but how often do we consider what is important to us as we age? This is your chance to share your experiences of ageing and gain insights into how you might do things differently – or the same! This online event is the start of an exciting project with Time to Talk Befriending and the University of Sussex, who want to hear from you! All contributions are welcome and there is an invitation to continue the conversation beyond the event for those who are passionate about overcoming misconceptions about ageing.

ONLINE

Free

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BRIGHTON & HOVE LIBRARIES

LEARN HOW TO CREATE YOUR VERY OWN MUSIC PLAYLIST

10.30AM – 1.00PM & 2.00PM – 4.30PM (two sessions)

Which songs have provided the soundtrack for your life? Which songs take you back to key life events, evoke fond memories, or get you up on the dance floor?

We will give you ideas to help spark memories and come up with a list of songs/music which is personal to you. We will listen to and comment on some song clips, then we will show you how to create a free Spotify account and make your very own playlist.

If you have your own device (smartphone, tablet or iPad) and headphones, please bring them with you. If you don’t have your own  device, there will be devices available for use at the event. Tea and coffee will be provided.

JUBILEE LIBRARY CONFERENCE ROOM

Free

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THEATRE ROYAL BRIGHTON

AGE IS A STAGE

11.00AM – 12.30PM

A special Festival session of Age is a Stage, our playful and creative performance workshops for the older generation (50+) who still feel young. Come along and see what we do at these weekly sessions; no experience is necessary, just a willingness to break the  rules, be creative, be silly, be playful and look at the world with a fresh eye.

THEATRE ROYAL BRIGHTON

£10

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BRIGHTON TABLE TENNIS CLUB

50+ TABLE TENNIS

11.00AM – 1.00PM

Come and try table tennis in a friendly and welcoming group. Expert coaches will see you through the basics of the sport, ending with some variations on matches, no experience needed. The sessions are a fun way to keep fit and meet new friends.

BRIGHTON TABLE TENNIS CLUB

Free

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GREATER BRIGHTON METROPOLITAN COLLEGE

THREE COURSE LUNCH IN OUR GALLERY RESTAURANT

12.00PM – 2.00PM

Treat yourself to a delicious 3 course lunch with a glass of wine (or soft drink) in our Gallery Restaurant prepared and served by our creative Hospitality & Catering students, followed by an optional tour of our new building and facilities.

GB MET

£14 (pay upon booking)

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BMECP 50+ GROUP WITH TRUST FOR DEVELOPING COMMUNITIES

BMECP 50+ GROUP OPEN DAY

12.00PM – 3.00PM

The BMECP 50+ group (a multicultural club for people aged 50+) is holding an open day on Friday 1st October from 12 – 3pm at the BMECP on Fleet Street. The group is providing a delicious buffet so come along to meet the group, try out some creative activities and find out more about us.

BMECP CENTRE

Free

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ALISTER PETERS AND PETER BOURNE

A WALK AND TALK THROUGH THE TREES OF ST ANN’S WELL GARDENS

2.00PM – 3.00PM

A walk around St Ann’s Well Gardens with tree experts Alister Peters and Peter Bourne. The walk will highlight some of the native and exotic trees of specific interest and you will learn how trees are managed across the City including through ash dieback and  Dutch elm disease. There is the option of a Q and A session at the end of the walk.

Please note, the tour will be led at a leisurely pace. The tour is accessible for attendees with mobility scooters as well as wheelchair users.

GARDEN CAFÉ, ST ANN’S WELL GARDENS

Free

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VOLUNTEERING MATTERS – LIFELINES

CREATIVE EXPRESSION

2.00PM – 2.45PM

Creative Expression. We will be exploring ageing through music, art and conversation. A relaxed session led by experienced  facilitators and in part, led by the participants. Each session is unique.

BRIGHTHELM CENTRE

Free

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GREATER BRIGHTON METROPOLITAN COLLEGE

MAKE-UP FOR OLDER SKIN

2.00PM – 3.30PM

A demonstration by our creative Beauty students on how to apply make-up to older skin and advice on the best products to use.

HAIR & BEAUTY SALON, GB MET

Free

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Saturday 2nd October 2021

ONE GARDEN BRIGHTON

BULB PLANTING WORKSHOP

10.00AM – 12.00PM

Get hands on with a bulb planting workshop to learn more about bulb planting including when to plant. Then take a tour of One Garden Brighton led by our Head Gardener. Tea, coffee and homemade lavender short bread is included and you can take away your planted bulbs. The workshop will be in two groups of 10. One Garden Brighton has step-free access throughout. Parking at One Garden Brighton is run by Brighton and Hove City Council, pay and display. Take it from us, it’ll be blooming brilliant!

ONE GARDEN

£16

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THE LIFE-STAGE PROJECT

AGEING WELL CONNECTIONS IN NATURE

10.00AM – 12.00PM,12.30PM – 2.30PM & 3.00pm – 5.00pm

Explore ageing by using nature as your guide. Meander along a trail marked with invitations to transform and deepen our experience. Gather leaves, stones, and twigs along the path, and together create a mandala. Slow down and take space, sit quietly and bathe in the sights, sounds, and smells. Finish together around an open fire where we will share tea and cake and our reflections on the session. Plot 22 is beautiful and secluded: it has good facilities including shelter from the weather.

The site is wheelchair accessible and well served by public transport.

PLOT 22

Free (Donations to Plot22 welcome)

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MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT

EATING WELL COOKERY SESSIONS

11.00AM – 11.45AM, 12.00PM – 12.45PM & 1.00PM – 1.45PM

An interactive cookery session, combining a range of simple, healthy, tasty, quick and easy dishes to be taken away and enjoyed – no cook porridge, vegetable noodle pot and bean dip. Whilst here, why not join a tour of Macmillan Horizon Centre to learn about our services for people affected by cancer.

Tea and coffee with home-made date and nut balls and flapjacks will be served in the information lounge between cookery workshops and tours.

Tours last approx 20-30mins and are available to book at the following times: 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

MACMILLAN HORIZON CENTRE

Free

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ROSE HILL REBELS

PHOTOGRAPHY FUN WITH FILTERS

11.00AM – 12.00PM

Want to develop a new hobby? Snap up a place at this workshop and experiment with different ways to colour and light your pictures. Session takes place online on Zoom. You just need your phone camera! No negatives here! This workshop is for anyone over 50 with access to Zoom.

You will need a phone or tablet to take photographs with during the session.  Please bring items from around the house to create homemade filters! This could be, tissue, glasses or tumblers, sheer fabrics, bubble wrap, coloured cellophane or plastic bottles, empty toilet roll.

ONLINE

Free

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ROSE HILL REBELS

ROSE HILL RESIDENTS PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

12.00PM – 4.00PM

Come along to Rose Hill Seniors Housing and explore an exhibition of photographs taken by the residents during the last year of lockdown. Gain insight into the experiences of each resident with this artistic expression of what was a challenging time for many. The exhibition will take place in the public lounge space and the venue is accessible.

ROSE HILL COURT SENIORS HOUSING

Free

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HOP 50+

THE INFAMOUS HOP CABARET NIGHT

7.00PM – 10.00PM

The Hop 50+ once again hosts its infamous cabaret night. Enter the world of a 1920s speakeasy and enjoy a night of live music and the company of the fabulous Drag Queen Dave Lynn. Enjoy a drink or two, dress to impress, sit back and be entertained.

HOP 50+

£15

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Sunday 3rd October 2021

ROSE HILL REBELS

ROSE HILL RESIDENTS PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

12PM – 4PM

Come along to Rose Hill Seniors Housing and explore an exhibition of photographs taken by the residents during the last year of lockdown. Gain insight into the experiences of each resident with this artistic expression of what was a challenging time for many. The exhibition will take place in the public lounge space and the venue is accessible.

ROSE HILL COURT SENIORS HOUSING

Free

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Monday 4th October 2021

UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON

WALKING FOR CREATIVE WELLBEING

10AM – 12PM

Take part in a series of walks and writing exercises that will help you to connect with the landscape and your own creativity. You
will be given activities and ideas to support you with writing poetry and prose that might be rooted in your autobiographical experiences. The workshop will offer a safe outdoor space to talk, walk and create. Meet at the car park by the play park at the entrance of Stanmer Park. Please bring water, a pen and paper, and some suitable walking shoes.

STANMER PARK ENTRANCE (MEET IN CAR PARK BY PLAYGROUND)

£5

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UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

LETTERS FROM LOCKDOWN: CREATING CONNECTIONS THROUGH WRITING

11AM – 12.30PM

Delivered by academic staff and students from the University of Sussex, this interactive session will give an insight into a new project including plans for the future. Run by final-year students in English, in partnership with local churches, libraries and  Brighton & Hove Citizens, the project connected groups of people from across the city either as letter-writers or giving responses to letters through creative writing as a way to combat isolation and loneliness during the pandemic.

ONLINE

Free

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BRIGHTON TABLE TENNIS CLUB

50+ TABLE TENNIS

11AM – 2PM

Come and try table tennis in a friendly and welcoming group. Expert coaches will see you through the basics of the sport, ending with some variations on matches, no experience needed. The sessions are a fun way to keep fit and meet new friends.

BRIGHTON TABLE TENNIS CLUB

Free

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