Ageing Well Festival @Home 2020

Saturday 24th October 2020 – COVID-19 UPDATE:

Under the current circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the committee have decided it would not currently be safe to hold a typical festival in October of this year.

So, we have taken the decision to hold our next physical, “in person” festival like we usually do on Saturday, 17th April 2021, and it will again be at the Riviera Centre.

However, that doesn’t mean nothing will happen in October 2020, as we are looking into the possibility of having a virtual festival!

The committee are currently exploring the possibilities of activities and attractions that can take place over the internet, via radio, and more, so that we will in essence still have a 2020 festival to look forward to, but one that’ll be a little different to what we’re all used to.

If you have any ideas for a virtual festival, do send us your thoughts by email to ageingwell@torbaycdt.org.uk.

Stay safe, stay well.


The Ageing Well Festival is an annual celebration for Torbay’s over 50’s, organised by over 50’s. As Ageing Well Torbay aims to reduce loneliness and social isolation people aged 50+ are experiencing in Torbay, the festival is an opportunity to bring together hundreds of people, to inform, help, and celebrate – embracing four words chosen by our committee to represent the spirt of the festival: Love, Live, Laugh, Learn.
Activities on offer have ranged from music and dance of all sorts of genres, to stalls representing local organisations, groups and services, workshops covering arts & crafts, wellbeing and accessible gentle exercise, and talks on topics including rockstars and filmmakers who’ve visited Torbay, local history, and astronomy. We’ve also thrown in everything from hippies and robots, to scooters and clowns for good measure.

If you would like to join our committee of over 50 year olds in shaping this event, email ageingwell@torbaycdt.org.uk and tell us why you’d like to join.

This will be the penultimate festival to take place under the Ageing Well Torbay banner (AWT finishes March 2021). If you’re interested in supporting the festival in some way, shape or form after 2020 (post Ageing Well Torbay providing funding/bulk of staff) do get in touch.

If you’re interested in providing entertainment, a talk or workshop, or perhaps something else, please fill in the following form (please note, we cannot allow attendees to be charged for taking part in anything, or any sales to be made on the day, due to rules set by our funding providers. Promotions are acceptable)

Expression of interest form

Take a look at our previous festivals (click here)