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Age Against the Machine Festival of Creative Ageing launches

A ground-breaking, radical arts festival happening this autumn that will showcase and support the creative talents of older people has officially launched.

Age Against the MachineFrom 13 September to 6 October 2019, the borough of Lewisham will become a hive of creative activity as we celebrate the positive power of the arts in our lives as we age. Age Against the Machine, Festival of Creative Ageing is being co-produced by the Albany, Entelechy Arts and Lewisham Council, working with a range of other key partners.

With nearly 70 different events ranging from live music, theatre, dance, films and exhibitions to discussions, pop-up choirs and large scale outdoor performances, the festival has at its heart a mission to open up the subject of ageing in our society.

Funding for the festival

In 2018, Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, announced that we had won a £216,000 cultural impact award to host a ground-breaking Festival of Creative Ageing. This was part of the London Borough of Culture awards for 2019 and 2020.

We are bidding to be the London Borough of Culture again, in either 2021 or 2023. Show your support today for our next bid.

Be part of the festival

Almost the entire programme will be ticketed but free to attend. There will be series of closed events in care homes across the borough to bring the festival to those who would not otherwise have access.

The main types of events are:

  • pay what makes you happy on the night
  • free but ticketed
  • free, drop-in.

The festival is open to everyone and tickets are available via the festival website.

Local groups can also apply to add their events to the programme, badge them as part of the festival and get support to put them on.

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