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Ageing Well Festival

Listen to "Ageing Well Feature 2017" on Spreaker.



Ocean Youth covered the first Ageing Well Festival 2016 in Torre Abbey, interviewing participants, organisers and workshop leaders about their experiences of the festival. We created a feature about the event to help organisers and participants reflect on the experience of the festival. In 2017, we were invited back and this time we broadcast on FM from Lupton House . We are delighted to return again in 2018 to broadcast another FM broadcast, with our young presenters leading the broadcast alongside the older participants. We will also be using the festival as a great opportunity to explore and broadcast the wonderful stories that we have collected as part of the Hear & Now project. Our team will also be running family history recording workshops.




Key Aims

To raise awareness of Ageing well festival and the profile of older people's contributions
To reduce exclusion amongst people over 50 in Torbay
To develop intergenerational understanding between young and old

To collect evaluation material for the organisers
To share and celebrate the event
To develop communication and digital skills of workshop participants




Torbay Community development Trust
Torbay Libraries
Libraries Unlimited




Ageing Well Torbay, Big Lottery
Heritage Lottery Fund




"The Ageing Well Roadshow ran by Sound Communities was a vital part of the Ageing Well Festival capturing older peoples voices across Torbay. They worked sensitively with a range of diverse groups to co - produce content for creative and innovative daily broadcasts that captured the spirit and essence of the festival and shared it with a wider audience."?
Ruth Ben-Tovim, Encounters Arts 2015