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. The 2019 festival will be the fifth Ageing Well Festival.

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.

This year’s festival programme will include live music & comedy, “Ageing Well’s Got Talent” a talent showcase for locals to join, a variety of creative and informative workshops, gentle exercise sessions, talks from speakers covering a range of fascinating topics, advice areas covering practical and safety concerns, stalls for organisations and groups that make up our community, and new this year, a pampering and wellbeing area, including a fashion show.

More details to come.


Take a look at our previous festivals


AWF19 photo contestLove, Live, Laugh, Learn – Photography contest

Calling all photographers – budding and experienced – we have a fantastic contest for you to take part in, all in the name of celebrating Torbay, and you, the people of the bay. We’re looking for photos that fit into four themes – one of our our L’s, Love, Live, Laugh, Learn.

You all have until Friday 4th October to submit your entries. Entries will be displayed at this year’s Ageing Well Festival, and winners will receive a canvas print, with the overall winner receiving a £50 voucher to spend in a photography store.

To receive an entry form, call us on 01803 212638, email ageingwell@torbaycdt.org.uk or download here: AWF19 Photography contest entry form


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


Interested in being involved in this year’s festival? Want to hold a stall, run a workshop, host a talk, or provide entertainment?*  We’re now on the verge of having a complete line-up, however, if you’d like to join our waiting list, please fill in the following form:

*Please be aware, due to being a National Lottery Community Funded organisation, we cannot allow any stalls, sessions or alike that charge festival attendees to take part/sell items or services on the day. Promotions/advertising however are acceptable. 

AWF19 poster Final