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THE 50+

      Saturday 29th September                              to

      Sunday 7th October 2018

10am to 4pm

Engage 50+ Festival 2018 - second great year!
Feel the Buzz!
Join us for a week of events and celebrations
for those in the second half of life! Come along and have fun with family and friends - or make new ones!
Love Your Life - Engage!
Click below on Visitors or Exhibitors for more information.

Engage 50+ Festival: Back by popular demand after its huge success in 2017! As last year, we're launching the Festival with an Information Day on Saturday 29th September 2018 at an exciting new venue, Stratford College, The Willows North (off the Morrisons roundabout), Alcester Road, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9QR (mapwhere you'll find 80+ local voluntary groups, charities, associations and clubs - and a few carefully selected commercial companies. Plus interesting, informative - and fun! - talks, workshops and demonstrations. Try dance zumba style, discover the joys of bee-keeping, meet the Men in Sheds, get creative with Escape Arts, make new friends with U3A or WI, strum on a ukulele, enjoy being pampered and stretch your mind and body with Tai Chi or Mindfulness - and much more. There'll also be plenty of practical advice on everything from how to set  up a Power of Attorney, Care Entitlement, improving your health, well-being and happiness and loads more. Oh yes, entry is FREE and so is a complimentary tea/coffee and a biscuit - or two! - plus more substantial food for the peckish. In addition to all this, you'll receive a FREE ticket for a fabulous raffle! Parking is easy and FREE too and this year we'll be running two FREE shuttle buses to the College from and around the town centre and outlying areas. Bus stops and collection points will be posted on this site in mid-August and published in the local press.


If you are 50 to 100+ and would like to learn a new skill, discover a new hobby, volunteer or simply enjoy the company of like-minded people, you won't want to miss the Information Day so SAVE THE DATE and time: 10am to 4pm. There'll be many other exciting events too during the following week such as the Engage Barn Dance at Great Alne, a Make & Take Crafting Day, a Grand Tea Party at the Town Hall and more. These events are listed on the Events page - many others to come. Contact us for tickets where necessary. Look forward to the pleasure of your company.

By the way, Alcester is holding its own Information Day this year on Monday 1st October so why not visit both?! Find them at the Jubilee Centre, St Faith's Road, Alcester B49 6AG from 11am-2pm. Call them on 01789 766084 for more information or email Website:

Join us at the Engage 50+ Festival Information Day on Saturday 29th September 2018 (second great year!) at a fabulous, spacious, light and airy new venue, Stratford College, The Willows North (off Morrisons roundabout), Alcester Road, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9QR (map).Find new members or recruit volunteers from over 600 visitors or use the Festival to promote a new event and/or your regular activities. Let's celebrate just how much there is for people of 50+ in Stratford and the surrounding villages. Book your stand on the Booking Forms page (under More... on Menu) by Friday 24th August. More information on Exhibitors' page and Booking Forms page

Engage 50+ Festival 2017

Take a look at our video and feel the buzz...

Inspired Cafe

Take a break during your visit to the Engage 50+ Festival Information Day on Saturday 29th September 2018 and relax at the Inspired Cafe 

while our favourite pianist plays your favourite songs!

A free cuppa and a biscuit - or two - for all visitors! Delicious and inexpensive menu for those

who are more peckish!

Kindly sponsored by



This event is led by Pride of Stratford Citizen of the Year Award winner for 2017, Sophie Mansfield, who runs Sunny Side Up, with support from Marie Darwen, Policy Officer for Older People at Stratford District Council and a team of fabulous volunteers.

Team Leaders!

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