Last week Bristol Ageing Better Programme Manager Carly Urbanski was up bright and early on a Saturday morning for an appearance on BBC Radio Bristol. She was joined by Celebrating Age Festival (CAF) Project Coordinator Ian Hudson.
The pair were asked to make an appearance to talk about the Celebrating Age Festival and the part that BAB has played in this year’s event – sponsoring the Age Friendly Community Chest.
This fund offered grants of up to £250 to support age friendly events and initiatives around Bristol in the run-up to the event. These will be taking place in August and September and include everything from coach trips to Caribbean dance workshops. You can find a list of all of the activities BAB funded here.
Carly Urbanski said: “The festival has such a great atmosphere and it’s designed to raise awareness about how exciting life can be after 50. We’d encourage everyone to come down and have a look around on the day. You can come for a little while or stay for the whole day – there are so many activities going on, so many events and so much to learn about.”
Taking place on September 23rd at City Hall, the event will run from 10.30am to 4pm, and is free for anyone to attend. In the main area inside City Hall visitors will be able to visit the stalls of more than 60 organisations and trained staff will be on hand to offer information, advice, health checks and even massages.
The festival programme also includes a fashion show, dance performances, crochet taster sessions and cooking demonstrations and much more. On College Green, Active Ageing Bristol will have a range of free activities to take part in, including walking rugby, walking football and walking netball.
Find out more about everything going on as part of the Celebrating Age Festival at www.celebratingagefestival.co.uk
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