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Promoting quality of life and active ageing with a focus on the benefits of keeping active in later life. A diverse panelof experts will challenge, inform, engage and entertain in equal measure.

Chair:

Estella Tincknell – Associate Professor in Film and Culture, UWE; Bristol City Councillor, Lockleaze

Panellists:


  • Dr Peter Wilde, Trustee and Care Committee Chair for St Monica Trust
  • Dr Alex Rotas, Photographer, Writer, Speaker
  • Christina Gray, Director of Public Health, Bristol City Council
  • Dr Michael Jenkins, GP partner, Mendip Vale Medical Group, Worle; Clinical Lead for Integrated care for BNSSG CCG
  • Gary Christopher, Senior Lecturer in Gerontology and the Ageing Well theme lead, UWE



Celebrating Age Festival

The Celebrating Age Festival aims to challenge stereotypes and recognise the contribution of older people in society but we welcome everyone to take part – healthy and active ageing is important for us all. The festival is a fantastic opportunity to try a new craft, make new friends and share experiences. This year we are trying something a little different and will also be working with the Festival of Ideas to look at issues related to ageing.
We open the festival on the International Day of Older Persons – 1st October 2019. There you will be able to learn what will be going on throughout the whole month of October. We will have a variety of stalls offering information and advice across a broad spectrum of organisations from Bristol, as well as complimentary refreshments and cake.
Throughout the month there will be plenty of taster activities, open days and events for everyone to get involved in, the majority of which are completely free of charge, thanks to our amazing partners supporting the festival. Why don’t you try kayaking, see a new play or surprise your taste buds with international delicacies?
We will be joining with the Festival of Ideas and Bristol’s Research Forum to host 3 discussions at The together people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures!

Age UK Bristol has coordinated the Celebrating Age Festival with support from Bristol Ageing Better, St Monica Trust, LinkAge Network and Active Ageing Bristol.

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Bristol Festival of Ideas

Established in 2005, Bristol Festival of Ideas runs over 150 events throughout the year, including the annual Festival of Economics and bi-annual Festival of the Future City. The Festival seeks to promote debate and discussion about the key issues of our time and to celebrate and promote the work of the most interesting writers and thinkers. Events range from talks and lectures, to interviews and panel discussions. The Festival of Ideas is an initiative of Bristol Cultural Development Partnership (Bristol City Council, BusinessWest, University of Bristol, University of the West of England).

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