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Special Feature

As the weather warms up, we are delighted to announce the publication of EC Rider - the 10th edition of our popular brochure on summer outings with your concessionary travel pass.  Written by Bill Harbottle and edited by Bill Ions, this bumper edition contains a total of 33 trips with suggestions for walks, museums and visitor attractions.  EC Rider can be downloaded from the website and is also available in hard copy.  You can request a hard copy from the office or find us in the Grainger Market on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.  This year, we are suggesting donations of £2 per hard copy just to help us cover our costs.  Don't forget to write in and let us know if you go on any of the trips.  We will put the names of all contributors into a hat on 1st October and the winner will receive a £25 shopping voucher.  We wish you happy summer days out!

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Older People Working for Older People...

The Elders Council is a group of people who are interested in having a say about how to make Newcastle a great city in which to grow old. We do this in a variety of ways - peer research, arts projects, focus groups and regular meetings with service providers and policymakers.

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Featured Projects

Doorbells: Dreaming for the Future

Doorbells: Dreaming for the Future - Film screening
Wednesday, 15th May 2019 6.00 pm at Star and Shadow Cinema, Warwick Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1BB

My home, my castle, my container, my prison?
How do we imagine the future of where and how we live? Who will we live with? What can we afford? What will our lives look like and how will we manage?
This sensitive, humorous and moving performance, with original songs and live soundscapes, explores: behind our doorbells and front doors, how are we dreaming of the future?
Audience feedback
“Beautifully done and very moving.” Elders Council of Newcastle.
“A huge thank you for this great piece of work…you really are ahead of the game and others have a lot to learn from you.” Care & Repair England.
“Lovely use of humour and reverie to get the story told. Thought provoking. Alone but not lonely. But. . .food for thought. I have a husband 9 years older than me – will he still be here? Where would I like to be? Where are MY friends from school?” Audience member.
“Incredibly important story to talk about and fantastic inter-generational audience. Surprisingly entertaining for such a complicated and difficult subject. I started to know her and now want to know what happens next – what does she do? A soap opera! Some beautiful filming and loved the songs.” Audience member.

Ticket: £3 includes light buffet. Book your place here: or call Pauline Rutherford on 0191 208 2701 or email [email protected]

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Upcoming Events

Fun & Fitness for the over 50s

Come along and join us for an enjoyable afternoon of fun with indoor and outdoor games!

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