Community and living

Celebrating Age a huge success – and not over yet!

There is still time to enjoy some of the many treats on offer from the Celebrating Age Festival for Lambeth’s older residents. The festival, which runs for the whole of October, has been hugely successful and busy so far.

Among the attractions still to come are World Dance Day on Sunday 24 October, an event for aimed at the over 55s, with a chance to see and take part in dances from different cultures and communities round the world. This takes place at Lambeth Town Hall from 1.30 to 4pm.

Also at the Town Hall, on Sunday 31 October, there will be an End of Festival Tea Dance and Party, called “Flash, Bang, Wallop”, with the Phoenix Players.

Famous author Stella Duffy will talk about her latest novel, “Theodora”, at Streatham Library on Thursday 21 October at 7pm. Streatham Library will also host the “Big Celebrating Age Quiz” on Friday 29 October. This will run from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

“Return to the Caribbean” will be presented by V Jay Theatre at Brixton Library on Wednesday 27 October. This is a short play written and performed by Victor Richards. This one-man show captures the spirit of African Caribbean senior citizens and their need to return to the land of their birth. Curtain up is at 7pm.

Residents can enjoy a morning showing of “Mamma Mia!” at the Ritzy on Tuesday 26 October showing at 10.30am not 1.30 as stated in the brochure, or a Health and Well Being event at Lambeth Town hall that same afternoon. Every Friday lunchtime during October there is a free concert at the Royal Festival Hall. Places can still be booked on the “Pilates”, “Circuit Training Taster” and “Chair based exercise classes”.

“This is just a small sample of the wide variety of activities and events making up this wonderful festival,” said Councillor Jim Dickson, Lambeth Council cabinet member for health and wellbeing.

“Almost everything is free for our residents, so make sure you join in the fun.”

Pick up a brochure at any public library and from the Lambeth Accord building, 336 Brixton Road SW9 7AA or you can ring 020 7733 0528 to have a brochure sent to you.

You can also download a brochure from the Age Concern Lambeth website.



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