Our reporters are set to host first Living Library to challenge ageing stereotypes

  Our Talking About My Generation campaign reporters will be hosting a Living Library at Manchester Central Library on Saturday, October 26. The event will take place 1-4pm at in the main cafe area and will be the first ‘Living Library’ to only host people aged 50 and over, all from different walks of life,

By |2019-10-10T11:45:41+00:00August 29th, 2019|Talking About My Generation|0 Comments

Over 50s get creative at a Poetry in the Pub session in Bolton

Hot on the heels of a very successful ‘Painting in the Pub’ session, the Bolton Over 50s Culture Champions held a ‘Poetry in the Pub’ session last week, in The Southfields, and 17 people turned up to join in. Here our reporter and resident wordsmith Carole Ogden tells us all about it. First we had a

By |2019-08-28T09:17:37+00:00August 28th, 2019|Talking About My Generation|0 Comments

Peterloo and peaceful protests – how our generation wants to keep the memory alive and pass on activist ways

On the 18th August 2019 people gathered at Tandle Hills Country Park in Royton, Oldham to mark the 200th anniversary of the tragic events that became known as Peterloo. Here our reporter Jean spoke to two activists (and cyclists) Lizzie and Sharon (pictured) about why it is important to mark Peterloo and how our generation

By |2019-10-09T10:30:09+00:00August 24th, 2019|Talking About My Generation|0 Comments

Bolton residents take on a painting in the pub challenge with an over-50s Culture Champions group

Our Bolton reporter, Carole Ogden, took part in a Painting in the Pub art session with Bolton Over-50s Culture Champions. Here she tells us all about her experience - get ready to be inspired to pick up a paint brush! On Friday afternoon, at 2pm, I found myself filing into The Grapes Inn in Farnworth

By |2019-08-07T13:13:21+00:00August 7th, 2019|Talking About My Generation|0 Comments

How we can get geared up on healthy living in older age the Netherlands way

Our reporter, Pauline Smith, visited Purmerend, a small town of 80.000 people, which is just North of Amsterdam with her son last year, and was struck by how many older people were clearly active, mobile and fit. Here she gives us an insight into what we can learn from those growing older and staying active

By |2019-08-01T11:33:49+00:00August 1st, 2019|Talking About My Generation|0 Comments
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