BRISTOL’s Celebrating Age Festival starts this summer. It is looking for residents aged 55 or over to take part - with grants of up to £200 available to stage an event. Bristol City Council's Neighbourhood Partnership would like at least one Celebrating Age Neighbourhood Activity in each Neighbourhood Partnership area this year.


If you know of a group that might want to be involved, please apply or encourage groups to apply for funding. If you don’t need funding but would like to be involved then please get in touch so we can promote what you are doing in the festival programme.

This year’s festival, which runs from June 24th to July 7th will be themed Brilliant in Bristol: Many Communities, Many Cultures, One City, to reflect the talent and the diversity of older people across the
Events will be taking place in all communities during the two weeks as well as a main Celebration Event at City Hall on Saturday June 29.

North Bristol Festival of Age:  Monday 1st July 2013, 10.00am – 4.00pm BRADBURY HALL, TRINITY URC, WATERFORD ROAD, HENLEAZE

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Open to all residents in North Bristol including Bristol Cotham and Redland
A wide range of activities and stalls, with taster sessions & many other organisations giving useful information including:
The Solomon Touring Theatre Company present:
TRICKSTER – A Bogus Caller Musical based on true stories, 11.30am
SCAMBUSTERS – A Rogue Trader Musical based on true stories, 2.30pm

Supported by: Henleaze, Stoke Bishop and Westbury-on-Trym NP

The Celebrating Age Committee is looking for people and groups with a range of talents to get involved - from singing, dancing or writing to craft making, gardening or baking.  The intention is to have at least one event in every Neighbourhood Partnership area as part of the festival, and these events will be publicised in an event brochure across the city.
The festival is also looking for people who would like to promote their activity or sell their products at the Celebration Event on Saturday June 29th at City Hall to apply for a free stall.
To apply for a grant or to stage an event contact your local
Neighbourhood Partnership for an application form or contact Lorna Heaysman at Bristol City Council on
or call 0117 9036415

Stallholders should apply to Claire Kennelly on .