Ageing Well Festival 2019

The Ageing Well Festival is an annual celebration, marking International Day of Older Persons (1st October), celebrating ageing and promoting the concept of growing older in Torbay. This year’s festival will be taking place on Saturday 19th October, 10am-5pm, at the Riviera International Centre, Torquay. For more information about the venue, visit the venue’s website.

Once again we have a fantastic line up of dance, music, talks, pampering and fashion, exercise and relaxation all tailored with you in mind.

This is our fifth festival – each has been bigger and more ambitious than the last – and we are hoping that this year we have built on all that we have learned to make this the most successful yet.

This year we are lucky enough to have blogger and age campaigner ‘Grandma’ Joyce Williams opening the Festival at 11:30am in the Forum Hall before going on to give a talk of her own in Rosetor at 1pm. Not only have we some first class entertainment presented by our very own talented Torbay residents, we also have our very own former club circuit comedian, Vic Baulton to compère it all in the Forum Hall.

We are confident that there is something for everyone somewhere in these halls today and we hope that you will learn something new or perhaps return to something you gave up a while ago.

The music is from the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties – feel free to sing along or dance your heart out but most of all just enjoy yourself because as an over 50-year-old living in the Bay, today is all about you.

As we pulled this festival together we concentrated on the words that have become our mantra – Love, Live, Laugh and Learn. Enjoy.

If you think we have missed something or there is something you want to see at what could well be our last festival next year then please do give us your feedback. Even better, why not join our hardworking committee who will start on the 2020 programme within weeks of the doors closing on this extravaganza.

Event Guide

You can view our official programme of events from Issuu below, or download as a PDF here: AWT Festival brochure 2019 download

Available in print now, call 01803 212638 or email for your copy/copies.

For the full, online updated (will be kept up to date as well) programme, visit the programme page by clicking here.

Take a look at our previous festivals (click here)

Big Lunches 2019 posterBig Lunches

Big Lunches are being held across Torbay, between Saturday 28th September & Wednesday 9th October by the Torbay Community Builders, all as part of local celebrations marking International Day of Older Persons (1st October)

For details on this year’s lunches, visit the Big Lunches page, call 01803 212638, or email






The majority of parking on site for festival goers at the Riviera Centre car park (plus overflow) will be available, with marshals on site to help keep order. Please be aware, the parking at the Riviera Centre is pay & display. For more information on parking on site, visit the Riviera Centre’s website.

If you’re a blue badge holder, we do have bookable onsite spaces at the Riviera Centre. Our Blue Badge parking is currently fully-booked, however we are working to make more Blue Badge spaces available. Please call 01803 212638 or email with your name, car make/model, car registration, and a contact number to join our waiting list. These spaces are first come, first serve, so please book yours ASAP.

Alternatively, use the following booking form to join the waiting list:

If you’d like to volunteer at this year’s festival, please fill in our volunteering form, by clicking here.

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