Seniors Festival fun returns this October

    Published 9 September 2022
    In October, we celebrate our annual Seniors Festival to recognise the valuable contribution people aged 55+ have made and continue to make to our community.

    Although last year’s event was a great success, our program was entirely online due to COVID-19 restrictions. This year we’re excited to welcome our community back with an in-person program as well as some virtual options.

    We have a fantastic program that will entertain, educate and enliven throughout October. Some of the highlights include our Launch event, Bring it Home and the famous Port Phillip Writes Awards.

    Launch event

    In addition to opening the festival with music, dance and refreshments, the launch party is a celebration of 22 years of the Port Phillip Older Persons Advisory Committee (OPAC).

    Our launch features entertainer and radio presenter David Sharples, also known as DK, Soul DJ. David will be playing your favourite Motown, soul and pop tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s for a fun afternoon of music, cabaret and disco. The event will also include the U3A Port Phillip Male Voice Choir, Ballroom Dancing ensemble. So, get yourself down to Port Melbourne Town Hall Friday 7 October (Ageism Awareness Day) 2 pm to 5.30 pm for an unforgettable afternoon of soul, socialising and singing.

    Bring It Home

    City of Port Phillip, in partnership with the Victorian Seniors Festival, City of Bayside, City of Glen Eira and City of Stonnington, presents Bring it Home - a 70-minute musical party celebrating older people and older artists. Dress up to the nines and step out to enjoy great live music, special guests, stories, belly laughs, sing-along, dancing, radio plays, interviews and more.

    The event will also include a Carers Victoria pop-up information booth to provide resources and information to carers.

    The Bring it Home line-up includes Karen Davitt, Boris Conley, Steve Grant, Pete Slipper, Wilbur Wilde, Rebecca Barnard, Alison Ferrier, Patrick Cronin, Valanga Khoza. Get down to St Kilda Town Hall on Carlisle Street from 1 pm to 3 pm for this fantastic free event.

    Port Phillip Writes: Seniors Festival Writing Awards

    Our Port Phillip Writes Awards has been running for 18 years. Join us at St Kilda Library on Sunday 16 October from 2 pm to 4 pm for this fantastic celebration of literature. Judges Awards will be announced and excerpts from our writer’s entries will be read by special guests.

    This only scratches the surface of what’s available this year. From awards, discussions and seminars, to music, dance and art performances to community events, sports and information sessions, there’s something for everyone at this year’s Seniors Festival.  

    Our events are popular so to avoid disappointment, please ensure you book in advance. Find out more on our webpage and program.

    Webpage: Seniors Festival - City of Port Phillip

    Seniors festival program:  Port Phillip Seniors Festival Program 2022 (PDF 6 MB)

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