Seniors Festival

The festival recognises the valuable contribution older people have made and continue to make to our community.

Due to uncertainty about live events during the pandemic, the 2021 Port Phillip Seniors Festival program will move to online events only. A full program of events and booking details will be available in mid September.

Seniors Festival 2021

Seniors Festival fun from your loungeroom

A virtual disco and karaoke night is just one of the fantastic events on offer when the Port Phillip Seniors Festival kicks off on 1 October.

The annual event is moving online for 2021, so you can enjoy all the fun from your loungeroom from 1 to 17 October.

The online program includes a singing or walking trail around Elwood, documentaries, webinars, virtual tours, art exhibitions and concerts with an amazing array of culture and talent.

Put on your dancing shoes and Join DK, Soul DJ (David Sharples) for a fun evening of dance, music requests, karaoke and games from 6.30 pm to 9 pm on 1 October. A mixture of dance music, including Disco, Motown and Soul and Pop from the 60s, 70s, and 80s will get the party well and truly started.

The Virtual Disco also includes karaoke-style singalong sessions with “lockdown” themed songs from the same genres and eras. On-screen lyrics will help you sing along to your favourite songs.

Port Phillip Writes - Seniors Festival Writing Awards

On Sunday 17 October, the Port Phillip Writes Writing Awards Ceremony will be held online from 2 to 3 pm.

Now in its 17th year, this enjoyable session of literature includes the announcement of the Judges Awards. Special guests will read sections of writers’ entries.

Other festival event highlights

U3A Port Phillip’s online art and photography exhibition, Pandemic Animalia. The exhibition celebrates its members’ creative endeavours in a range of media including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, costume, digital art and textiles.

Victorian Health Minister Martin Foley is the keynote speaker at the U3APP Seniors Festival Saturday Seminar on 9 October from 2.30 to 3.30 pm. The working title for the seminar is 'How technology and science is informing Victoria’s COVID response'.

Both U3A online events can be accessed by non-members.

2020 Program

The Seniors Festival program held 18 events this year mainly online and we thank the many community organisations for reimaging their events for inclusion.

The Greek residents of Port Phillip shared a delicious range of recipes. Download the It's all Greek cooking to me recipe booklet (PDF 1.4 MB) or request a copy to be sent by post by phoning ASSIST 03 9209 6777.

My Reading Life - Port Phillip Heritage Centre

Browse through a wonderful collection of book titles selected by residents in response to a call for books that inspired, enthralled or had a significant place in the reader's life. Discover the online exhibition at My Reading Life.

Contact us

If you would like more information about the Seniors Festival, please contact the Team Leader of Community building:

Online: Online Services
Phone: 03 9209 6777

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