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 stories of inspiring individuals who show there’s much to life over 50 – and have spread the word through events, magazines, podcasts and news interviews.
Now they have launched a new website to continue the project and run as a professional news publication as a legacy to the Ambition for Ageing funding. The website, which has been set up with the support of the Yellow Jigsaw team, is a news magazine for people aged 50 and over – which will gather positive stories of enjoying later life, challenges that are faced, sports, art and culture, nostalgia, podcasts and much more.
Kirsty Day, media director at Yellow Jigsaw, said: “It has been amazing to see the hard work of the news team over the past year – creating dozens of news stories, conducting interviews and being the interviewees on TV and radio programmes. Having worked in the newspaper industry for 12 years, it was great to see this project emulate what actually happens in the newsroom, each person having a role to play in the news team from editor to photographers and reporters. This was not a project that played lip service to giving older people a voice – that was what happened from the start. And this is just the beginning for this tenacious news team, who will continue to work together on the newly launched magazine site that they should all be proud of and will serve their generation in Greater Manchester.”
Check out the new website at www.talkingaboutmygeneration.co.uk
And to celebrate the project outcomes and the new website – there will be a free celebration event – #MyGenFest on Friday, March 27, at The Federation between 3pm and 6pm to eat, drink and celebrate challenging the stereotypes on what it means to grow older!
– Meet our headliners – the reporters who brought the campaign to life
– Check out our photography exhibition that challenges the way older people should be portrayed in the media
– Visit our VIPs in our Living Library of human stories
– Enjoy tunes from our resident DJ, Tony Openshaw
– Indulge in food and drinks
– Get your FREE goodie bag
– Be the first to hear our plans for the future with an EXCLUSIVE announcement
Don’t miss out – get your FREE ticket here!
The Talking About My Generation campaign was funded by Big Lottery and Ambition for Ageing and delivered by Yellow Jigsaw, Age UK Salford, Age UK Wigan Borough, Age UK Bolton, Age UK Bury, Age UK Tameside, Age UK Manchester and Age UK Oldham.