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Festival of Ageing

Festival of Ageing

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The Festival of Ageing 2018 will take place across Greater Manchester between the 2nd and 15th July 2018 and will be a celebration of positive and diverse images of ageing.

 
Funded by Ambition for Ageing, the festival is being co-ordinated by a partnership of five groups, 4CT, HMR Circle, MMU Age Friendly Team, Persona and Wigan Athletic Community Trust. The celebratory event will portray a more positive view of ageing, as well as encouraging policy-makers to take the action needed to improve the lives of Greater Manchester’s 907,000 older people – a figure set to rise to 1.1million in the next twenty years.
 
The Festival will offer a range of activities, fun, music, dancing, hobbies, physical activities, information and lots of opportunities for individuals and communities to join in or create their own festival fringe event. Events and activities planned so far over the festival fortnight are as follows:
  • Launch and Finale events in Manchester City Centre
  • Borough events in Salford, Wigan, Bury, Bolton, Tameside, Rochdale and Oldham
  • Lots of small neighbourhood events and activities around different locations around Greater Manchester

If you are over 50 and live in Greater Manchester, click here to apply for a free festival wristband.

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MAIN FESTIVAL EVENTS CONFIRMED SO FAR

The main festival events taking place in eight towns across the festival fortnight have just been confirmed as follows:

  • Manchester - city centre - Monday 2nd July 2018 (Launch)
  • Bolton – town centre – Tuesday 3rd July
  • Bury – town centre – Wednesday 4th July
  • Wigan – DW Stadium – Thursday 5th July
  • Oldham – Friday 6th  July
  • Salford Quays - Saturday 7th July
  • Tameside – Ashton town centre – Tuesday 10th July
  • Rochdale – Friday 13th July
  • Manchester - city centre - Sunday 15th July (Finale)
The festival will also be supported by a huge number of community events across Greater Manchester. We will launch the first version of the programme on 23rd May on this page which will include over 100 events across the city-region. If you'd like to be reminded when this goes live, please email us to be added to our mailing list. For priority access to many of the events held during the festival of ageing, apply for your wristband here.

HOW YOU CAN JOIN IN

Groups and individual older people (anyone aged 50+) are all warmly encouraged to get involved. See below for how to apply as a host, an attendee or vounteer, or a performer
 

REGISTER AS AN INDIVIDUAL

If you are over 50 and would like to attend the Festival of Ageing celebrations, please register to receive a festival programme and an ‘easy access’ wristband. The wristband will give you priority access to the launch event and borough events. Please use the links below to:

 

Apply online or download and print out a paper form to post back to us.

You can also use this form if you would like to volunteer to be one of our Festival Champions, assisting with events and helping visitors find their way around the celebrations.

 

REGISTER TO HOST AN EVENT

If you are planning to run an activity for older people in Greater Manchester between 2nd and 15th July, please register the event with us – we will include your details in the festival programme and the first 500 event organisers to register will receive a special information pack full of hints and tips about running your event. To be included in the printed version of the programme, you must submit your event by 30th May 2018. Any events submitted after this date will be included in the online programme only. Please use the links below to:

 

Apply online or download and print out a paper form to post back to us.

 

APPLY TO PERFORM AT AN EVENT
We are looking for groups/performers for the events and for a ‘talent’ show as part of the festival. If you would like to register as a performer with the festival, please use the links below to:

 

 

APPLY TO RUN A STALL AT OUR LAUNCH EVENT

We are actively seeking for agencies or groups to run stalls and activities at the launch event on Monday 2nd July in Manchester. Ideally, these would be groups who can come along and do an ‘interactive’ activity and share information about their services under the following themes: Arts and culture, Health and wellbeing, Hobbies, Information or Physical activity.
 

If you are interested please contact Jude Wells, Project Officer, on 0161 247 5960 or email jude.wells@mmu.ac.uk

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HOW YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION

Name

Agency

Role

Telephone

Email

Festival Lead

Claire Evans

4CT

Overall Project Lead

0161 230 1420

claire.evans.4ct@btconnect.com

Launch, Finale, Tameside

Jane Bramley

4CT

Event Co-ordinator

0161 230 1438

jane.bramley@grfw.co.uk

Launch, Finale, Tameside

Matthew Youngson

MMU

Project Officer

0161 247 5960

m.youngson@mmu.ac.uk

Launch, Finale, Salford

Jude Wells

MMU

Project Officer

0161 247 5960

jude.wells@mmu.ac.uk

Launch, Finale, Salford

Mark Wynn

HMR Circle

Director

01706 751 165

mark@hmrcircle.org.uk

Rochdale, Oldham

Leanne Chorlton

HMR Circle

Project Officer

01706 751 165

leanne@hmrcircle.org.uk

Rochdale, Oldham

Debra Guider

Persona

Operations Director

0161 253 5409

debra.guider@personasupport.org

Bury, Bolton

Fergus Heyes

Wigan Athletic CT

Project Officer

01942 318090

f.heyes@wiganathletic.com

Wigan

Keep checking this web page for regular updates and/or follow the festival on facebook at FestivalOfAgeing, twitter on @FestivalAgeing or email us to be added to our mailing list for email updates as the Festival gets nearer.

If you have any queries about anything to do with the Festival, please phone 0161 230 1438 or email festival.ageing@gmail.com

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