Welcome to the England-wide Age of Creativity's virtual 'Festival' which celebrates older people as creative audiences, participants, volunteers and artists. The festival usually held in May has been postponed until May 2021. However...we want to share the virtual events that you have organised so they can be enjoyed by a large number of people around the country. If you upload a virtual or downloadable activity on this site we will share them on social media with the tag #Thursdaystheday
We still want to engage the many older people who are now not leaving their homes and inspire them to do something new and creative from the comfort of their sofas. To this end, with your help, we'd like to make every day an on-line creativity day. We hope our What's On page will be populated by you with a variety of creative on-line activities that you are organising.
Our Every Day is a Festival Day is a platform to celebrate, profile and market the hundreds of creative opportunities that already exist for older people but on-line.
If you have a virtual event upload it here.
Many organisations have created free download activities which can be found here.
If you have an activity pack, worksheet etc that you wish to upload, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our theme for 2020 is Reaching Out, though not exclusively so. We recognise it can be more challenging for some people to get involved than others and we want to be inclusive as almost half the population are over 50, we have some serious work to do to 'reach out' and connect with everyone.
May is a Creative Festival month in England and The Age of Creativity festival collaborates with, Get Creative, London Arts and Health Forum and Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance to maximise our impact: