Brighton & Hove Older People’s Festival 2018

Older People's Festival Brighton & Hove

The 2018 Brighton & Hove Older People’s Festival is fast approaching! It will take place between Monday 24th September and Sunday 7th October with dozens of events and celebrations across the city.

The aim of this year’s festival is to focus on ageing well in Brighton & Hove and we’re once again looking forward to being involved – with a range of activities in the neighbourhoods we work in, hosted in collboration with our partners across the city.

You can find the whole programme of events on the Older People’s Festival website soon and here is an overview of the events that we’ll be involved with:  

Bread Baking Taster Session

Come along to Stoneham Bakehouse in Hove to experience Bread Shed, aimed at getting people out of their houses and connecting with others in their community. For two hours we will get together to bake and to chat in a relaxed environment.

Wednesday 26th September 10am – 12, Stoneham Bakehouse, 2 Stoneham Rd, Hove BN3 5HJ

Cost: Free

Booking essential as places are limited. Contact [email protected] (TDC Community Worker) for booking or more info.  

Craven Vale Older People’s Group Open Day

Come along and meet the Craven Vale Older People’s Group, and your local Community Development worker from TDC, over a cup of tea. Find out about what the group does and see if you want to join us!

Thursday 27th September from 10 – 12, The Vale Community Centre, 17a Hadlow Close, BN2 0FH

Cost: Free

No need to book, just come along. 

Coldean Intergenerational Supper Club

An intergenerational event with entertainment and food. Meet and eat with local people young and old in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Monday 1st October 3.15 – 5.15, In the Lounge, New Larchwood, Waldron Avenue, Brighton BN1 9EZ

Cost: £2 entry

Please book by telephoning Sue Sayers (TDC Community Worker) on 07412 709 310

MONDAY FRIENDS – Friday Friends and 50+ Lunch club , supported by TDC

A fun afternoon of arts and crafts activities at The Bevy, 50 Hillside, Brighton, BN2 4TF. Meet the Friday Friends and the 50+ lunch club, along with your local Community Development worker from TDC, make new friends and get creative with some arts and crafts, as well as a pizza making session with the Community Oven.

Monday 1st October 12-2

Cost: Free

No need to book

Making a Start in Family and Local History Research with The Vallance Community Centre – IT Group

Would you like to learn more about your own family history and that of your local area using the internet? We are hosting a user-friendly and relaxed session for anyone interested in learning how best to begin their research and to understand what websites, tools and techniques will be most helpful. There will be drinks and refreshments available.

Wednesday 3rd October 13:00 – 15:00. The Vallance Centre, Unit 2 Conway Court, Clarendon Road, Hove, BN3 3WR

Cost: It is free to attend, but spaces are limited so please get in touch soon if you are interested.  

If you would like to book a space please contact Cal at TDC: [email protected] or 01273262220

Community Mosaic Unveiling Event with Hollingdean Craftea Wednesdays Group

Craftea Wednesdays are excited to invite you to the unveiling of a community mosaic. Under the theme Brighton, the group produced this artwork which celebrates creativity and friendship. There will be an exhibition of artwork from other Hollingdean residents. Refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday 3rd October 13:00 – 15:00, Lindfield Court, Hollingdean, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 7AY.

Cost: Free

Contact Ceza da Luz, TDC Community Development Worker: [email protected]

Pankhurst Area Older People’s Group Launch

Come along to the launch of the new Pankhurst Area Older People’s Group to meet us, along with your local Community Development Worker from TDC. Find out who we are and get involved!  

Thursday 4th October from 10 – 12 at the Edge Community Centre 83 Pankhurst Ave, BN2 9AE

Cost: Free

No need to book, just come along


The BMECP 50+ members and friends will be visiting the British Airways i360 West Beach Bar & Kitchen Restaurant, one of Brighton’s prestigious eating establishments, for a traditional afternoon cream tea. The event will be an opportunity for members and friends to don their finest wear and experience the glamour and luxury of afternoon tea.

Thursday 4th October. British Airways i360 West Beach Bar & Kitchen Restaurant

Cost: Free for BME 50+ members, £12 for non-members

Booking essential, please email [email protected]



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