Brightlife Festival Listings Announced!

 

The Brightlife Festival aims to prove that age is no barrier to having fun, trying new things and making new friends.

Launching on Sunday 1st October with a triple celebration to mark National Older Peoples Day, the International Day of Older Persons and Silver Sunday, the Brightlife Festival features a range of free events and activities designed especially for over-50s. 

With a packed programme featuring everything from arts and craft to gentle exercise taster sessions, the festival has something to suit all tastes. For those who prefer to just socialise, there are also lots of opportunities for a hot drink and a chat at one of several drop-in events throughout the week.

“Community support, a sense of purpose and a feeling of belonging are the keys to a long and happy life,” says Head of Brightlife, Chris McClelland. “At Brightlife we have been working with local organisations for the last three years to provide these things to older people across Cheshire West and Chester.

“We have already directly impacted on the lives of 1,000 lonely or socially isolated people over 50 living in the borough, and the 2017 Brightlife Festival is our way of reaching even more.”

 

Brightlife is supported by the Big Lottery Fund using National Lottery funding. 

You can see our full Brightlife Festival Brochure Here!

Here is a full summary of the listings for the festival:

  • Brightlife Festival Launch Event: ‘Memory’ Tea Dance – 
Date: Thursday 28th September
Time: 13.30-14.30 and 14.45-16.15
Venue: Dingle Centre, Winsford, CW7 2AS
  • Compass Share Club – a taste of things to come in Winsford!
Date: Sunday 1st October
Time: 12.00-16.00
Venue: Dingle Centre, Winsford, CW7 2AS
  • Silver Sunday Afternoon Tea Party with Brighter Days
Date: Sunday 1st October
Time: 14.00-16.30
Venue: Tweedsmuir Sheltered Housing in Vicars Cross, Chester CH3 5PX
  • Chester Business Club Walk
Date: Sunday 1st October
Time: From 11.00
Venue: Meeting at Chester Racecourse
  • Love Later Life with Age UK Cheshire
Date: Tuesday 3rd October
Time: 10.00-16.00
Venue: Storyhouse, Chester CH1 2AR
  • Chatterbox Café and Brightlife Drop-in
Date: Tuesday 3rd October
Time: 10.30-12.30
Venue: New Images Youth Centre, Nixon Drive, Winsford CW7 2HG
  • Centurion Pub Social and Brightlife Drop-in
Date: Tuesday 3rd October
Time: 14.00-16.00
Venue: Centurion Pub, Vicars Cross, CH3 5LN
  • Digital Buddies Special Letterpress Event
Date: Friday 6th October
Time: 10.00-12.00
Venue: Storyhouse, Hunter St, Chester CH1 2AR
  • Friday Friends Social Group Festival Party
Date: Friday 6th October
Time: 10.00-14.00
Venue: Young Person’s Centre, Malpas
  • Storyhouse Fun Palaces Event
Date: Saturday 7th October
Time: Various – throughout the day
Venue: Storyhouse, Hunter St, Chester CH1 2AR
  • And Finally…
Community Compass Malpas Share Club, a brand new food-sharing scheme, will be launching in Malpas in November. For more details, email Yvonne or Simone on contact@community-compass.org or call 01606 827131.

For more information about any of the festival listings, please contact: andrew.farrell@brightlifecheshire.org.uk

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