NSW Seniors Festival held in Sydney

By Vijay Handoo

61st NSW Seniors Festival, an annual 2 week event all across new south Wales, to acknowledge the contribution of Seniors to the community was held in International Convention Centre, Sydney recently.

Through this festival NSW Government thanks all seniors and encourages them to continue to remain active, stay socially connected and try new lifestyle experiences. The exhibition aims to combat negative perceptions of ageing and older people and this year featured 30 inspiring images, including a war veteran, an Aboriginal mentor, a proud L-plater, sports enthusiasts, artists and refugees. Heading into its second year of touring, this festival included the Art of Ageing exhibition which continued to smash ageist stereotypes across NSW. 25 sites are hosting 2019’s exhibition, which highlights the diversity and contributions of older people, and that the ‘third age’ can be a time of intense richness and satisfaction.

This years theme was ‘LOVE YOUR LIFE’… about celebrating their love for life, their energy, experience and unique ability to know what inspires them, and what makes them HAPPY.

Premier’s Gala Concert, a two day Pinnacle entertainment event was held on 14-15 February, 2019 at International Convention Centre (ICC), Darling Harbour, Sydney.

The event included a glittering function of music and entertainment with live performances by :

(1) Tim Campbell, a versatile entertainer, stage and screen celebrity, host of National Prime time shows and Stage shows and lead actor of famous television show ‘Home and Away’.

(2) Casey Donovan, Australia’s indigenous entertainer & musician. Youngest ever winner (age 16) of Australian Idol in 2004.

(3) Marina Prior, an actress and entertainer of repute. Australia’s leading lady of musical theatre.

(4) Lonnie Lee, one of the founding fathers of the Australian music and television industry. A rock star.

(5) Adam Brand, Australia’s most successful recording artist. Sold more than 600,000 albums in a career span of 20 years and a very gifted artist.

Casey Donovan performing at the NSW Seniors Ferstival 2019
Adam Brand performing at the NSW Seniors Ferstival 2019
Vijay Handoo, attended NSW Seniors Festival 2019

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