Victorian Seniors Festival attracting crowds online

The month of October is all about celebrating seniors.

The Victorian Government’s Seniors Festival is back with a variety of performances and conversations available online and on the radio.

This year the festival has returned with a bang.

There are musical performances, plays, talks, and shows from a range of Victorian entertainers.

The festival theme for 2021 is Keep’n On, which recognises the resilience of our seniors after a difficult 18 months of living in an ongoing pandemic.

This year marks the launch of the new Victorian Seniors Festival Reimagined podcast – Women, Arts and Activism – which dives into historical events and the lives of inspiring women from different cultures.

Seniors are invited to take a walk down memory lane with Ross Skiffington and Sam Angelico, who will perform magic acts from their days at the Last Laugh Comedy Club in Melbourne.

Festival newcomers include Gunditjmara man David Arden playing his new transcendent solo material, Djoliba Rattler Quartet with their upbeat West African-inspired music, and Jacob Papadopoulos and Sarita McHarg’s enticing India meets Greece collaboration.

Radio content this year includes Lux Radio Theatre presenting Fergus Hume’s Victorian classic, The Mystery of a Hansom Cab, and Sandy Greenwood’s powerful and award-winning play The Matriarch.

There are also interactive chess lessons and tournaments.

Check out the full program here.

Seniors can listen in via their local community radio station or tune into video broadcasts and radio programs from the comfort of their own home until the end of the year via the festival website.

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