50+ Festival

50+ Festival

The York Older People’s Assembly has created an important annual event for the City of York
for a summary of what has been achieved over the first 10 years, 2005 – 2014
click here

YORK 50+ FESTIVAL 2021
Saturday 25 September – Sunday 3 October

This is the 16th annual 50+ Festival organised by YOPA and we are staging a comeback after Covid temporarily suspended play last year.

An exciting mix of events in person, online, or both – the events are in!

We are delighted with the response. The York 50+ Festival is going ahead ‘undaunted’ offering 82 events !!!
That means that local people will be able to gather together (taking responsibility for their own safety) to share events in person, or join online from York and around the country.

You can find the full Festival Programme and the Festival Overview here:-

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME – (brochure with all event details)
CLICK HERE

FESTIVAL OVERVIEW – (all events listed by theme)
CLICK HERE

FESTIVAL CALENDAR – (all events briefly listed by date)
CLICK HERE

Copies will be in libraries and community centres from early September as well as in city centre outlets. If you can distribute copies in your local area, please collect them from the YOPA Office at Spark York, 17-21 Piccadilly, YO1 9PB.

Please phone the individual event organisers with any questions you may have or to book your place.

Keep your programme to hand for future reference as many of these taster sessions will lead on to courses and opportunities throughout the year.

Please note the Age UK York – Open House session on 1 October cannot go ahead due to illness, however you may be interested in their new shop opening on 49 Fossgate (due to be opened 2nd October)

Festival Coordinator: Mary Cannon 01904 332613 or email yorkfiftyplus@gmail.com.

Please feel free to use the latest press release to spread the word – click here

YORK 50+ FESTIVAL 2018
Friday 21 September – Sunday 7 October

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME – (brochure with all event details)
CLICK HERE

This is our 14th annual 50+ Festival – coordinated by The YOPA festival team.

YORK 50+ FESTIVAL 2017
Saturday 30 September – Sunday 8 October

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME – (brochure with all event details)
CLICK HERE

This is our 13th annual 50+ Festival – coordinated by The YOPA festival team.

PHOTO GALLERY 2017 by Catherine Sotheran

YORK 50+ FESTIVAL 2016
Saturday 24 September – Sunday 2 October

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME – (brochure with all event details)
CLICK HERE

This is our 12th annual 50+ Festival – coordinated by The YOPA festival team.

Your skills are needed in the creation of a new 50+ Festival Team:-
– programme editor
– publicity and displays
– website and social media
– programme distribution
– taking photos of events for the website

Contact Sue asap through the YOPA office at yorkassembly@btconnect.com

YORK 50+ FESTIVAL 2015
Saturday 26 September – Sunday 4 October

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME – (brochure with all event details)
CLICK HERE

This is our 11th annual 50+ Festival – coordinated by The YOPA festival team.

YORK 50+ FESTIVAL 2014

This year we had an amazing diversity of over 130 events for our 10th Anniversary
with over 5,000 people of all ages participating !

Sport & Active Leisure (thanks to CYC Sport & Active Leisure and clubs around the city) 49 events
Health & Wellbeing 24 events
Workshops 19 events
Socials 11 events
Displays and Open Days 11 events
Shows/Films 9 events
Talks 9 events

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME – (brochure with all event details)
CLICK HERE

This is our 10th annual 50+ Festival – Festival Coordinator, Sue Lister: 01904 488870.

PHOTO GALLERY by Sue Lister

Wednesday 10 Sept: 50+ Information Fair (Guildhall, Spurriergate Centre, All Saints Pavement, St Sampson’s Centre)
Monday 22 Sept: 50+ Festival Show at the Theatre Royal Studio
Saturday 27 Sept: Food & Cooking; Cruise on the Ouse; Book Sale & Clothes Swap; Funeral Planning; Advance Decisions; Boogie Your Belly
Sunday 28 Sept: Dementia & Me
Monday 29 Sept: Haxby E-Readers; Musical Entertainment; Pamper Session
Tuesday 30 Sept: Dunnington Walk; New Earswick Explore iPads; Connecting Carers; Welcome to your New Home? Sea Fever
Wednesday 1 Oct: 50+ Circuits; Christmas Fair Trade; Food, Fun & Good Company; Dementia Awareness Workshop
Thursday 2 Oct: Live Well Chiropractic; Nova Art; Knit & Natter; Peace Talk; Tramways Dance
Friday 3 Oct: Singing Extravaganza; Fires & Fire Brigades; Let Go & Laugh
Saturday 4 Oct: Qi gonng; Rowntree Park Explore; Rag Rugging
Sunday 5 Oct: Wings; Read My Book Not My Cover

SPORT & LEISURE PHOTOS by John Saunders

Sunday 28 Sept: Indoor Bowls
Monday 29 Sept: Multi-Activity Session
Wednesday 1 Oct: Boccia & New Age Kurling

PHOTO CONTRIBUTIONS

Saturday 27 Sept: Food & Cooking

YORK 50+ FESTIVAL 2012

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME
CLICK HERE

This is our 8th annual 50+ Festival

PHOTO GALLERY

BRIDGING THE GAP

Income & Inclusion at the Friends Meeting House
Saturday 25 Sept 2010
11am – 4pm

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME
CLICK HERE

Bridging the Gap photos

York Older People's Assembly
York Older People's Assembly

Tel: 07856 908586

Email: yorkolderpeoplesassembly@outlook.com

Unit 24, SPARK:YORK, 17-21 Piccadilly

YORK YO1 9PB

Working for older people in York. YOPA aims to:

  1. represent the views of older people in York to decision makers locally and nationally.
  2. Inform older people about services that are available.
  3. Identify where needs are not being met.