The Capital Age Festival – a free music, arts and culture event showcasing talented older performers such as the UK’s oldest steel band, Nostalgia, and Leap of Faith, an over 50’s dance group, takes place on Sunday August 8th 2004 from 2pm – 6pm on the Southbank, SE1.
The festival is part of a Summer programme of Capital Age celebrations across London’s boroughs, all aimed at older people. The festival is organised by the London Older People’s Strategies Group, supported by the Mayor of London and part of the Coin Street Festival.
Speaking today Mayor of London Ken Livingstone said: “It is good to see many local Capital Age events being organised for older people across London. London has a diverse older community who contribute socially, economically and culturally to the city. The Capital Age Festival on Sunday 8th August will be a great afternoon of entertainment from some of London’s most talented older performers.”
The Capital Age festival will try to to enhance life through participation in the arts, and to challenge negative stereotypes and ageist attitudes. Highlights at the festival will inlcude chinese massage, reflexology, yoga demonstrations, craft stalls, food stalls, plus dance and music from a variety of older performers.