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We need actions not just words to avoid ‘metropolitan elite’ media trap

July 23, 2020 by in category Communications, Media Cubs, Passionate Pair, PR, Talking About My Generation

This week, Culture Minister John Whittingdale warned the BBC about pandering to the “metropolitan elite” of Manchester, as part of discussions about the future of the licence fee. Whittingdale told the Commons he was concerned the BBC was not doing enough to reflect the lives of people who live in smaller towns and rural areas […]

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We have moved: New website launched for older people’s project in time for celebration event

February 5, 2020 by in category Talking About My Generation

Yellow Jigsaw has launched a new website as a legacy to a project that helped to change the record on growing older in Greater Manchester. The Talking About My Generation news team – made up of community reporters aged 50 and over from across Greater Manchester, have spent the last 12 months causing a big sensation; capturing […]

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People across Greater Manchester given SPACE to create and connect

November 22, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

Art With Heart team at Eccles Library Salford reporter, Paul Sherlock, paid a visit to Art With Heart’s mobile wellbeing room – SPACE – in Eccles Library for a cuppa, a chat, plenty of feel-good activities and does exactly what it says on the tin – giving you space to unwind and connect. Here he […]

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84-year-old Ken Heathcote receives standing ovation at his first TEDx Talk

November 22, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation, Uncategorized

Bolton born-and-bred entrepreneur Ken Heathcote took to the stage as part of Bolton’s TEDx Talk event –  hosted by the University of Bolton – and his talk was met with a standing ovation. The event at the university’s Institute of Management, is part of an international network of talks. Speakers are challenged to share ‘ideas […]

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Salford Older People’s Day changed the record on ageing in the city

October 8, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

Our reporters – Paul Sherlock, Jean Friend and Bob Alston, joined dozens of others at Salford Older People’s Day held at Salford Museum and Art Gallery – which had a theme of being Age Proud. The day included creative, sport and tech activities as well as discussions that reflect both the spirit of this year’s […]

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“It’s not the wrinkles, it’s the twinkles!” – event shows how to be age proud

October 8, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

Our reporter, Mike Dodd, attended the Greater Manchester Older People’s Network Action Group – to give a presentation on how to help change the record on ageing as part of the Talking About My Generation campaign. Here, one of our other reporter’s – Chris Vickers – reports on the day. “Following arrivals and coffee, our host, […]

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Turning 50 and taking on a new career

September 20, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

Our reporter Tony Openshaw spoke to Aderonke Apata – who has just reached the 50 milestone. Here she tells us about her life and shows that age should not be a barrier to your achievements as she is set to become a barrister in her 50s and she also takes a look back on her […]

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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 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, […]

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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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