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Bolton reporter launches ‘MyGen Challenge’ to re-write our generation

September 16, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

One of our Talking About My Generation reporters, Carole Ogden from Bolton, is calling on over 50s who want to get creative to join her poetry challenge and rewrite what it means to grow older. Kicking off on October 1, Older People’s Day, and continuing every day throughout the month, Carole will share a new […]

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

August 29, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

  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 the Town Hall Extension Café and will be the first ‘Living Library’ to only host people aged 50 and over, all from different walks of life, […]

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

August 28, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

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 […]

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

August 24, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

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 […]

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

August 7, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

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 […]

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

August 1, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

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 […]

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REVIEW: A ground breaking performance from the trans community

July 31, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

Kate O’Donnell, the artistic director of Trans Creative presented for one night only at one of Manchester’s iconic venues – the Royal Exchange Theatre. It was a dazzling line up of trans and non-binary performers in a performance titled 100 Trans Voices as part of the Trans Vegas three day event in the city. Our […]

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Talking About My Generation campaign launches its first podcast

July 31, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

Our FIRST EVER podcast ‘Change The Record’ is NOW LIVE for our Talking About Our Generation campaign! Listen to our special report on Active Ageing here. A big thank you goes to @SilentVic for helping us to upskill our team of reporters in the art of podcasting and podcast editing! Watch this space for our […]

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Review: Sir Ian Mckellen’s one man show at 80 shows there no age limit on success

June 29, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

The legend that is Sir Ian McKellen is touring the UK at the age of 80 giving 80 one man shows at various venues across the country.  Our reporter Pauline Smith was lucky enough to catch him at HOME Manchester with others from the Pride in Ageing programme. Here she relives the evening from Gandalf to the Globe – and […]

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Meet Our Reporters: Rik Whittaker

June 24, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

FULL NAME: Rik Whittaker AGE: 68 REPORTER PATCH: Wigan and Leigh Reporter Rik Whittaker, from Lowton, has a keen interest in music, photography, dance, travel, and education. After retiring from Civic Service, Rik attended The University of Salford to complete a Computer Science degree and Masters in Technology and Education. He now promotes STEM careers going […]

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