Seniors Festival to move online

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 the Cardinia Shire community.

No public events will be held this year due to Covid-19 restrictions, so 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 Council mayor 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,” he said.

“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.”

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.

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 more information about the 2020 Victorian Seniors Festival: www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/seniorsfestival.

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