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Photo from a previous Celebrating Age Festival

What is CAF?

Celebrating Age Festival (CAF) takes place annually in October after the International Day of Older Persons on 1st October. The month-long festival aims to challenge stereotypes and recognise the contribution of older people in society. In the past, we have collaborated with Bristol Festival of Ideas and Bristol City Council to deliver a range of events and information.  

Healthy Ageing

This October, the World Health Organisation launches its Decade of Healthy Ageing from 2020-2030. They define healthy ageing as ‘the process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables well-being in older age’. As a way of supporting this global movement we would love to see your ideas for activities on this theme, and could involve ideas such as learning something new, connecting with others, or being active.

What will the Touring Exhibition be?

The Touring Exhibition will run alongside activities at each host venue. It will be a free interactive exhibition that aims to engage local residents through sight, sound and movement encouraging reminiscence, discussion and dance through music. Host venues will keep a collaborative piece- Musical Memories- created by local people as a visual representation of their community.

Applications

We have made the decision to close appluications to the Celebarting Age Festival 2020 Fund in light of the current outbreak of Coronavirus. Please refer back to this page for any new information about the fund and festival this year.