Celebrating Age seeks creative talent

Celebrating Age - Painting smallBristol’s Celebrating Age Festival is calling for entries from creative people aged 50 plus for its annual art and craft competition.

This year’s festival which runs from 27 September -12 October will be themed Bristol Ageing Better  – and entries could reflect anything in the city from people and places to ships and buildings.

Bristol Older People’s Forum and Festival Steering Group member Judith Brown says: “We know Bristol’s got talent – and this is a chance for creative and artistic older people to show what they can do, and to share their work with the city.

“Entries can be in any medium – from paintings and sculpture to collage or embroidery but must be no more than 3ft by 3ft. Their work will be on display in the Central Library and the public will vote for the three entries they like the most…”

The three most popular pieces of work will then be taken to the M Shed for the Celebration Launch of the festival on 27 September where prizes will be awarded. Last year Knowle West’s Art on Referral Group at the Health Park achieved third place.

As well as the awards, the launch day will also include a range of stalls, entertainment and activities aimed at the over 55s and will be followed by two weeks of neighbourhood events across Bristol.

All work should be submitted, with contact details, to Central Library by 6 September and will be displayed there from 8-29 September.

For more information about the Art and Craft Competition call Shelley Hankins on 0117 929 7537, email shelleyhankins@ageukbristol.org.uk or visit:                                                         www.bristolageingbetter.org.uk/news For further information about the festival go to http://bopf.btck.co.uk/