The Festival will transform how audiences and participants think about ageing. It will highlight the surprising and the unexpected, with bold and challenging creative responses to the subject of ageing. It will explore the theme of care as we get older, and celebrate ageing over 60 and the work of older artists.

It will feature work across any and all art forms; music, theatre, spoken word, circus, film, cabaret, participatory arts, and of course work that doesn’t fit into those boxes. Events will take place all across Lewisham, including the Albany, the Broadway Studio, Trinity Laban, churches, community centres, care homes, schools, outdoors and beyond.

There are two different opportunities to apply for:

  • 2x £2,500 commissions for artists, companies or organisations to create and showcase new work during the festival.OR 
  • Pitch an existing project or show that fits the brief below to be considered for the festival programme. A financial deal will be offered for this, which will vary depending on the scale and type of work.


For full details and how to apply please download the Information Document.

The festival is core funded by a Cultural Impact Award as part of The Mayor’s London Borough of Culture: The Mayor’s London Borough of Culture award brings Londoners together. Putting culture at the heart of local communities, where it belongs.


Deadline: Monday 1 April, 9am