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  • Live Age Festival 2016

    Live Age Festival 2016

    30 September - 2 October


    Artists, older people’s organisations and the Universities of Keele and Staffordshire are uniting to celebrate the creative life of older people in this region. The Live Age Festival will run from 30th September 2016 to 2nd October 2016 to coincide with UK Older People’s Day on 1st October. Dance, music, drama, film, photography, singing, art and craft activities fill a packed three-day programme taking place in the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Mitchell Arts Centre, Foxlowe Arts Centre (Leek), Gallery 116, the Wedgwood Institute, the Art Stop Stoke, the Emma Bridgewater Factory and other venues across Stoke and North Staffordshire.

    Prof. David Amigoni, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) at Keele University, said: ‘The cultural focus of Live Age is especially important to celebrate this year as we gear up to support Stoke-on-Trent's bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021.' Susan Clarke, Creative Programme lead for Stoke’s City of Culture bid, said: ‘I am looking forward to an amazing few days showcasing the richness of creativity with and for older people we have in our area.’ Rachael Lines, artistic director of FRONTLINEdance, said: ‘the Live Age Festival […] brings many different types of people together and offers a wonderful FREE programme of workshops and performances. It's such an enjoyable and friendly event which is full of talent’


    If you would like to get involved or find out more about the Live Age Festival, please contact Isla Telford, Festival Co-ordinator, at, and view the Live Age Festival website at

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