Enjoy the 2020 Victorian Seniors Festival from home!

Published: 6 August 2020

The 2020 Victorian Seniors Festival has been reimagined as a virtual event with a series of online and radio performances.

Now in its 38th year, the festival celebrates the valuable contribution older people make to our communities.  

No public events will be held this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Instead the festival is being broadcast directly into our homes with a diverse of range of online video performances and interviews, as well as radio entertainment from now until October 2020. 

Cardinia Shire Mayor Cr Jeff Springfield said he hoped the shire’s seniors would enjoy this year's reimagined Victorian Seniors Festival. 

“While it’s disappointing that Council won’t be able to host local seniors’ festival events for our community this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s great that the statewide festival is still going ahead with an online format.  

“Given we’re all spending so much time at home at the moment, it’s also good news that the program is starting early this year – with plenty of excellent entertainment already online – and running over a number of months,” Cr Springfield said. 

Online performances and interviews  

The online performances are added to weekly.  Artists and interviews feature Lonnie Lee, The Gram-O-Phonie Brothers, Tania Kernaghan, Kutcha Edwards and so much more. There is plenty already available to watch online and more performances will be added each week through to the end of October 2020. To view the performances, visit www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au/festivalsandawards 

Radio reimagined  

The radio reimagined program features nostalgic and contemporary music, radio plays of long-established works by Alan Hopgood and Agatha Christie, plus new plays commissioned by the Victorian Seniors Festival. For full details, call the Seniors Card team on 1300 797 210 and ask them to send you the schedule of participating radio stations. You can also access the radio program online anytime at www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au/festivalsandawards/listen-now 

For information about the 2020 Victorian Seniors Festival visit www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/seniorsfestival  

To view the Cardinia Shire Ageing Well newsletter online, visit www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/ageingwell or request a printed copy by calling Council on 1300 787 624.

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