Look again, be active, give, keep learning, connect. Keep these five ways to wellbeing in mind as you plan your Saturday out and about Festival Day
Keep your eyes open and you might come across Human sandcastles on Goodrington Sands, Stories of Love at Brixham Harbour, a growing field of Clay figures in St Marychurch, Trees that are listening to you, or live music in the high streets of Brixham, Paignton & Torquay.
Visit your library, the museums your leisure centre for discounted or free activities for over 50’s. Or why not make your own festival day out? Go somethere you’ve always meant to visit in the wonderful sites we have on our doorstep bring someone over 50 or make it an inter- generational event.
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List of events – 3rd October
Story Cycle Sessions
Various locations across Torbay, throughout the day
Isabella Necessity travels the world on her vintage Story Bicycle. Looking into hidden worlds, listening to secret lives, discovering stories to share with the people she meets. Adventurous storytelling for the young and young at heart.
Paignton Library & Information Centre
Paignton Library & Information Centre
Head to Paignton Library for lots of activities, music and more, find out more from the Ageing Well delivery partners and even get a hand, arm and shoulder massage from the British Red Cross.
See what I Mean – 12pm – 5pm, (drop in) Paignton Library
Event led by Ilyanna Kerr
Find out more about a communications tool designed for people living with dementia created for iPad. Discussions held around themes, food, travel and work
At 1pm join the Choral Engineers led by Hugh Nankivell, Steve Sowden, Meg Searle. A new creative community choir, which are based at the library in Paignton and meet every Friday from 10.30-12.30. Whatever your age and experience come along and sing for health and for laughter.
Also enjoy a range of Japanese activities by Imagine and find out more about the various ethnic groups within Torbay.
Imagine is a multi-cultural group whose activities aim to provide benefit to peoples from ethnic communities/groups/individuals and the wider community (children, young people and adults) living in Torbay. The multicultural nature of the group and our activities help to breakdown racial/ethnic prejudices and stereotypes, reduce social isolation, raise aspirations, improve self-esteem and confidence. Embedded within each activity or workshop is the aim of encouraging social/community cohesion, integration and fostering harmony amongst people and increasing individuals’ contributions to the wider community via volunteering, training and employability
Alister Lownie – Two Destination Language
Venue Brixham time Daytime
Performance chambers invite 1-3 people to listen to short love stories (10-15 mins) inspired by older people. Plus there will also be an interactive installation.
Listening Trees – 8.30am-6pm
Locations Brunel Woods, Tessier Gardens, Torquay, Palace Avenue Gardens in Paignton and Battery Gardens in Brixham.
Listening Trees connect strangers as they ponder the world going by. A gentle
interruption to the everyday, they are a gift of connection with another.
Attached to a wooden seat underneath a magnificent tree is a beautiful horn, like that of a gramophone. As soon as someone sits down their seat becomes connected to another seat, where another person is sitting. They can talk to one another through the horn for as long or as briefly as they wish. As soon as they leave their seat they break the connection. Sitting down again will not connect them to the same person – but to another, randomly selected seat, where someone else is sitting.
Learn to be a Barista – 9am – 2pm, Noble Tree Cafe, Torquay
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make the perfect cup of coffee? Well now’s your chance, head along to the Noble Tree Cafe in central Torquay between 9am – 2pm
Yesterdays crafts & remembered stories 10am-2pm
Venue: Growing for Life, Preston Down Road (opposite Occombe Farm car park)
Activities: green woodworking, felt making and pizza in a clay oven.
A family day of making and creating together. Bringing generations together through creative craft and storytelling. Drop in with your parents, grand children, grand parents and try your hand at a spot of felting, woodwork or cooking. Exchange stories of our past, present and future while we work. Exploring old and new ways of doing things, using our hands and our hearts.
Create something beautiful to take home and a belly full of pizza.
We will be starting each activity on the hour, for an hour, between 10am and 1pm. Pizza making will be on-going from 12 till 2pm.
Donations towards materials gratefully accepted.
The Free Range Craft Fair – 10am – 4pm, St Andrews Church, Paignton (free)
Event leaders Aly Lazell & The Craft Works
50 Craft makers show their work to the public, with taster sessions available, live music and some yummy free range food!
Bowling Club Coffee Morning – Upton Bowling Club, 10.30-11.30
Join the coffee morning at Upton Bowling Club, meet new friends and enjoy a refreshing cuppa at the same time.
Human Sandcastles – 4pm various locations Torbay seafront (free)
MEETING POINT Youngs Park Bandstand, Goodrington Sands 4pm
Event leaders Claire Parker & Dance in Devon
Local residents are invited to create a living sculpture trail along the beach.
‘Human Sandcastles’ takes you on a journey through a Torbay landscape. Working with a choreographer, Torbay residents will create a trail of simple shapes, balances and characters to reflect the local environment and sights.
Audiences are invited to enjoy a short walk with us and see your Torbay in a new way. There will be 2 chances to see this performance – at 2pm and 4pm. Meet at Torre Abbey outside café.
The trail will be approximately a mile long and may go over uneven ground so we advise comfortable shoes and warm outdoor clothing.
To find out more about the venue and performance, please contact Dance in Devon.
Tel: 01803 868116
We are also looking for people of all ages to be in the cast of this piece. No previous dance experience is necessary. You will need to be available on Sat 3 Oct 2015 from 10am to 5pm, be willing to learn some dance skills and work with a choreographer to create an outdoor performance for a public audience. The performance will be documented by a professional dance photographer. Dare you do something new?
Contact Clare Parker, Torbay Dance Champion at Dance in Devon to find out more and register to join the cast.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org before 28th Sept 2015.
Grandparents are Great – 10.30am – 12pm
Interactive workshops to be held in Torquay library
This is how I am – 11am – 3pm, St Marychurch Precinct
Event leaders – Participate Arts
Drop in workshop creating clay figures that contain a message for exhibition across the St Marychurch precinct.
‘This is how I am’
Do you have a tale to tell? A personal story about your life in Torbay? Or just interested to hear/share the experiences of others? Come and have a cup of tea with us, whilst embracing your creativity and letting your hands do the work…
We will be creating simple characters made using local clay, that explore stories and experiences of being older.
The clay figures will form part of a temporary exhibition in Torbay.
A relaxing drop-in workshop for anyone 50 +. No artistic skills necessary, refreshments included.
Monster Saturday – Torquay Museum
Children’s and grandparents day at Torquay Museum!
Wild for Life Walks
A walk through Marine Life
Join expert Nigel Shillabeer for a walk along Goodrington Sands to Saltern Cove. Explore both sandy shore and rockyshore invertebrate wildlife and learn more about these marine creatures and the use of them to monitor the effects of pollution. This event may inspire you to help TCCT monitor the Bay’s wildlife through volunteering your time and sharing your wildlife sightings with the Trust.
Saturday 3rd October
14.00-16.00 (low tide 1.22m 16.10)
Meet at Goodrington Sands
Booking: Essential 01803 520022
Please note event has been cancelled due to illness Dance-a-thon – 2 – 4pm The Acorn Centre, Torquay (£5)
Get your dancing shoes on and boogey away the afternoon at the Acorn Centre in Torquay.
Song writing Workshop 2.30-.4.30pm, Endevor House, Higher Union Street, Torquay (Free)
Event Leader – Suzie Reed
Come along and learn to write a song with accomplished singer/songwriter Suzie Reed
Family Variety Show in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, 7.30pm The Palace Theatre, Paignton £8.50, concessions £7
Family variety show in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, staring Sandy Sparkle, award winning international female vocalist based in Torquay, South Devon Players, Brixham Buccaneers, Youth Genesis and many more… The show will be full of dancing, comedy, magic and gymnastics. A brilliant line-up with fun for all of the family. To find out more and to book click here: http://www.palacetheatrepaignton.co.uk/index.php?a=details&pg=19
Soul Night The Terrace, Babbacombe
8pm – 1am
Vinyl-only Mod & Soul night at The Terrace in Babbacombe. All welcome
EVENT NO LONGER RUNNING Healthwatch Caravan
Outside Primark Torquay 10am-4pm
Healthwatch Torbay will be in Torquay on Saturday, head along for a chat and to get your blood pressure checked too!
Across the Tracks – 10m-4pm, locations across the Bay
Kate Rudman & Sound Communities
Sound Communities will be running a roadshow across the Bay during the 1st-4th October, which will include intergenerational music and story sharing, a live radio show over different locations and younger and older people sharing their music in an intergenerational ‘spin off.’
Sound Communities will roam the festival with young and old radio makers, recording, audio blogging and broadcasting conversations, memories and stories. Parkfield Xtreme Radio’s young producers will support older trainees to produce and present a daily live broadcast from all around Torbay. We encourage anyone interested in learning about radio to bring vinyl, old photographs of yourselves and your local area and interesting objects to describe and talk about to make a wonderful local soundscape for future generations to treasure. These broadcasts will be available to listen to immediately again online.
A series of interconnected films exploring Ageing Well
Nick will be creating a series of films challenging perceptions about ageing – some of which will be shown during the festival and some will be filmed during the festival.
241 tickets available from the Babbacombe Theatre for Starlight, performances 6 & 7th Oct
The Babbacombe Theatre has a great offer for everyone participating in the Ageing Well Festival this October. Enjoy the 5 star show, Starlight on either the Tuesday 6th or Wednesday 7th of October with the added benefit of buying two tickets for the price of one.
Having been in receipt of the TripAdvisor Award for Excellence for four consecutive years you can be confident of an evening of extraordinary entertainment!
T&C’s Based on the full ticket price of £19. Up to 4 transactions per booking. When booking use the offer code WELL0607. Only available on the specified dates. Curtain up at 8.15pm. Box office: 01803 328385 www.babbacombe-theatre.com