Senior's Festival

Inner West Council Seniors Festival 2019 - Love your life!

In 2019 NSW Seniors Festival will be from Wednesday 13 – Sunday 24 February 2019.

While the full program is not ready to be published , we do have a sneak preview. Save the dates!

Speaker Series: Amal Awad Fridays with My Folks - Wednesday 13th February 6.30pm Marrickville Library

In Fridays with my Folks, author and journalist Amal Awad examines how we as individuals and a society struggle to deal with ageing and illness, prompted by her own changing relationship with her parents. With humour, humanity and honesty, Amal shakes off the taboo surrounding one of the most universal of human experiences.

Australia’s older generation (those aged 65 and over) continues to grow and is projected to more than double by 2057*. Yet, at a time when ageism and health are high on the public’s radar, what we’re not always talking about is how to deal with the anxiety, depression and overall challenges that come with someone you love facing their mortality and a decline in health.

Fridays with my Folks will be available for purchase at the event .

Book your FREE tickets on Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/amal-awad

Learn the Language of Film Making with Lee Whitmore - Thursday 14th February 10am-12pm Marrickville Town Hall

Join acclaimed local film maker and animator Lee Whitmore for a screening and workshop.
Lee will discuss how films are developed and the steps needed to carry-though a good idea. How does a director take something that begins as mere words on paper to a moving image that tells a story? Lee will also show you a sequence from a movie and explain how to reverse storyboard it. This means you will look at a sequence shot by shot and discover how it has been constructed.
As part of the session, Lee will show one of her films ‘The Safe House’. This is an animated 26 minute film set in 1954 that tells a story of Lee’s childhood and her family’s brush with the cold war spy drama known as the Petrov Affair.

Book your FREE tickets on Eventbrite:

https://eventbrite.com.au/learn-the-language-of-love

Line up for Line dancing - Friday 15th February 9am-12pm Ashfield Town Hall

Specially choreographed for Seniors, you will have the chance to give Line Dancing a go in a mini workshop led by the esteemed Robert Fletcher of Here I Am Line Dancing,  before mingling with your dance mates over morning tea

Each session will have 30 minutes of dancing followed by 30 minutes for morning tea.

9-10am (50pax)

10-11am (50pax)

11am-12pm (50pax)

Book your FREE tickets on Eventbrite:

https://seniorslinedance.eventbrite.com.au

Bolton & Clarke Health & Wellbeing Session and Jack Attack Game- Monday 18th February 9.15am-11.30am Leichhardt Bowling and Recreation Club

88-92 Piper St Lilyfield

Connect and stay active this Senior's Festival!

Enjoy a health and wellbeing session packed with practical advice and strategies to help you get the most out of life and then play a fun game of Jack Attack which is a great introduction to the sport of lawn bowls. A fast, fun and friendly social competition.

Book your FREE ticket on Event Brite:

https://jackattackleichhardt.eventbrite.com.au

It's A Seniors A-Fair Wednesday 20th February 10am-1pm Addison Road Community Centre Gumburra Hall

142 Addison Rd, Marrickville.

Community event NO RSVP necessary - ALL FREE

Program highlights:

  • Matt Hollwood, an award winning  magician for over 20 years    
  • Bring your antiques and other treasures to have them appraised by experts from Raffan Kelaher & Thomas Auctioneers and Valuers. The experts can value jewellery, porcelain, antiques and other collectables     
  • Salsa for seniors will perform and get you moving too    
  • Workshop with Bolly Go Lightly    
  • Hand massage    
  • Face painting for any grandchildren    
  • Visit our expo stalls with local information and activities: Zentangle, art exhibition, and more.
  • Free Sausage Sizzle, gelato, giveaways & transport

Learn the Language of Film Making with Lee Whitmore - Thursday 21st February 1-3pm Leichhardt Library

Join acclaimed local film maker and animator Lee Whitmore for a screening and workshop.
Lee will discuss how films are developed and the steps needed to carry-though a good idea. How does a director take something that begins as mere words on paper to a moving image that tells a story? Lee will also show you a sequence from a movie and explain how to reverse storyboard it. This means you will look at a sequence shot by shot and discover how it has been constructed.
As part of the session, Lee will show one of her films ‘The Safe House’. This is an animated 26 minute film set in 1954 that tells a story of Lee’s childhood and her family’s brush with the cold war spy drama known as the Petrov Affair.

 

Book your FREE tickets on Eventbrite:

https://eventbrite.com.au/learn-the-language-film

Bolton & Clarke Health & Wellbeing Session and Jack Attack Game- Friday 22nd February 9.15am-11.30am Marrickvile Bowling and Recreation Club

91 Sydenham Rd Marrickville

Connect and stay active this Senior's Festival!

Enjoy a health and wellbeing session packed with practical advice and strategies to help you get the most out of life and then play a fun game of Jack Attack which is a great introduction to the sport of lawn bowls. A fast, fun and friendly social competition.

Book your FREE ticket on Event Brite:

https://jackattackmarrickville.eventbrite.com.au

Theatre

Photographic exhibitions 

NSW Seniors Festival

For more information you can visit the Seniors Festival website and subscribe to their e-newsletter for future updates or follow them on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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