""Welcome to the Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined in 2020 - a special online Festival delivered directly to your home. This is the final week of the festival and we will have something new for you every day

We kicked off the final week of the festival with a Dance Spectacular, featuring performers and  community members really getting into the groove. Don't miss the 4-part Story of the 2020 Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined – a behind the scenes look at how we put together the first ever online Seniors Festival.

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Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined - Week 27 welcome and farewell from our hosts

Week 27: Cheerio

This week, we say our farewells, as the 2020 Victorian Seniors Festival draws to a close. To send us on our way we'll be releasing videos throughout the week, so be sure to check in daily! This will include storytellers Gayle Kennedy, Malcolm Hansford and our beloved song man, Kutcha Edwards. There will also be an amazing dance spectacular with some of our festival performers and community members, and a story of the festival video.

Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined Kutcha Edwards

Week 27: Cheerio

As the Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined comes to an end after six months and 80 performances, it is fitting that proud Mutti Mutti man Kutcha Edwards should be the closing act.

Kutcha talks with Tristan about creating his fifth studio album while in lockdown, and closes out the festival by performing his amazing song 'Stand Strong'.

Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined Malcolm Hansford

Week 27: Cheerio

No matter whether performing in a group or solo, including as his alter ego Edvardo the musical European waiter, Malcolm Hansford’s aim is always to ‘create ripples of happiness’.

‘I do trust that, if I put my open heart out there, something nice will happen.’

Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined Gayle Kennedy

Week 27: Cheerio

Award winning author Gayle Kennedy considers herself a late bloomer — she didn’t write her first book until the age of 51, but she has certainly made up for lost time. In the 14 years since that first book, which took out the David Unaipon Award for the best of writing of the year by an unpublished Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander author, she has written another book, 11 children’s novels, and a screenplay among other work.

Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined Dance Spectacular

Week 27: Cheerio

Festival creative director Bec Reid and producer Andrew Gill had a lot of fun putting this video together for you. It features the wonderful Bee Gees tune – You Should be Dancing. A host of 2020 Festival performers and community participants appear, all dancing beautifully in the groove! Enjoy it and take the opportunity to get in the groove too.

The Story of the Victorian Seniors Festival Reimagined 2020 - Part 1: Pressing Go

Week 27: Cheerio

We see behind the scenes of the Victorian Seniors Festival, reimagined for 2020. Andrew Gill talks about the possibilities and problems the circumstances of 2020 posed for the festival, and explains the work that went into producing the weekly audio and video content for the festival.

The Story of the Victorian Seniors Festival Reimagined 2020 - Part 2: Learning and Adapting

Week 27: Cheerio

Leo Dale walks us through the process of creating content under lockdown conditions, and shows us how technology was used to get the best performances out of everyone who took part, filming everywhere from studios to cupboards.

The Story of the Victorian Seniors Festival Reimagined 2020 - Part 3: Community Voice

Week 27: Cheerio

In part 3 of our 'Story of the Victorian Seniors Festival Reimagined 2020' series, festival host and creative director Bec Reid tells us more about the importance of creating opportunities for artistic expression across all the diverse communities that make up Victoria.

The Story of the Victorian Seniors Festival Reimagined 2020 - Part 4: Inclusive Practice

Week 27: Cheerio

In the final part of our 'Story of the Victorian Seniors Festival Reimagined 2020' series, Tristan and Bec talk about the importance of using the seniors festival to create a diverse and inclusive space for all Victorians.

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