The Victorian Seniors Festival Reimagined is back!
The Victorian Seniors Festival Reimagined has returned with a bang – with some big-name stars from Victoria’s arts and entertainment world.
We are delighted to bring you some fantastic online performances - presenting a diverse and rich mix of programming for our online and radio audience from now until the end of the year.
There are also some great online events to participate in. Learn something new, check out an online art exhibition or take in a film. And for regional Victorians - check out live events in your area, and for everyone else – from the end of October there’s some fun live activities planned.
The Festival Reimagined starts by acknowledging the First Nations peoples. These broadcasts have been produced on the lands of the Bunurong, the Boon Wurrung and the Wurundjeri and the Woi Wurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to First Nations Elders, past, present and emerging and welcome all First Nations peoples watching and listening to our programming. Watch Bec Reid acknowledge the First Nations people in this video.
What is the 2021 Victorian Seniors Festival Reimagined all about?
With new performances added every month we have curated some very special programs for you to enjoy. Featuring programs from a range of cultures in our diverse society, bringing cultural leaders and emerging artists together in conversation, and meeting artists and cultural practitioners in their studios and workplace – the 2021 Festival Reimagined will surprise and delight you.
What can you expect? Think of the classic old English rhyme: Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. We have been inspired to produce creative programming that expresses continuity, optimism for the future and learnings from generation to generation. Watch Bec Reid introduce this year's Festival.
Our popular Radio Plays series has grown to encompass three wonderful contemporary works, a new production of an Australian classic, and a dialogues and monologues two-episode series presented by U3A Melbourne City.
We have an 18-episode series with Golden Days Radio presenter Peter Thomas interviewing the Commissioner for Senior Victorians, Gerard Mansour on ageing well and other topics of interest to older Victorians.
And for our audience of ageing rockers - Radio 88fm’s Ian Braybrook presents a four-episode documentary series on Australian music icons across a range of genres.
So come celebrate what it means to be a senior in 2021 – check out our programs, leave us a comment, and share with your friends! Because we’re keep’n on!