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The Fringe

Saturday 30 June 2018 to Sunday 8 July 2018

Alongside the BSG conference, we are encouraging and supporting a range of activities as part of a Conference Fringe running throughout the conference week that will appeal to a broad audience. We hope to help promote public engagement events, workshops, seminars, exhibitions and even allied conferences that will contribute to a dynamic and exciting mix of activities across Greater Manchester that highlight the importance of, as well as celebrate, ageing. More information about Fringe events will be made available here. In the meantime, if you have plans or ideas for an ageing related activity that could be staged as part of the Fringe do get in touch.

If you require additional rooms for Fringe meetings they are available from £235.00 per day, please contact Matthew Foulkes (Events Coordinator, The University of Manchester Conferences & Venues) email: matthew.foulkes@manchester.ac.uk

EU Falls Festival 2018

New Solutions to Old Problems: ensuring sustainability of falls
prevention interventions

Monday 2 to Tuesday 3 July 2018

To register your interest in attending the 2018 EUFF please email eufallsfestival@manchester.ac.uk or visit the website for more information http://www.eufallsfest.eu

Greater Manchester Festival of Ageing 2018

Monday 2 to Sunday 15 July 2018

The Festival of Ageing Partnership is a group of 5 agencies working across Greater Manchester to plan and deliver a festival in July 2018 celebrating diverse and positive experiences of ageing.

4CT, a charity based in East Manchester, is working with Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Circle, Manchester Metropolitan University, Persona Care from Bury and Wigan Athletic Community Trust to organise a range of events in Manchester city centre, town centres and community venues across Greater Manchester between 2nd and 15th July 2018 - put the dates in your diary now!

We are looking forward to planning the festival over the next couple of months and we are aiming to inspire lots of groups to plan their own mini-events and associated activities. Between now and Christmas we will be seeking ideas about festival content and we’ll be sharing ways to get in touch. More details to follow in the next bulletin - in the meantime get thinking about ideas for the events - what would you like to see and do at the Festival?

For more information email festival.ageing@gmail.com; alternatively, follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

No More Wrinkly Hands

Photographic Exhibition

47th Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology
University Place, University of Manchester, 176 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9QQ

Wednesday 4 to Saturday 7 July 2018

No More Wrinkly Hands is an outdoor photography exhibition. Through a combination of image and text, the exhibition plays with perceptions of ageing; the moving through time that we all continuously experience. And the work plays with time - or it will do, or it has done - with the photographic subject reflecting back over a life or looking both forward and back prompted by the question ‘What advice would your 80 year-old self give you?’ My pictures, big, bold and in-your-face are a Mancunian photographic story shown on Mancunian streets. In reality, I haven’t got a clue what this exhibition will look like – but I know there are a thousand stories to tell and my job is to gather them up. With the swagger of a Gallagher and touches of Lemn Sissay pathos, that’s the Mancunian Way.

Bobby Dazzler

Mark Epstein collects stories and tells them. He uses his camera to get into the nooks and crannies and the stories he winkles out are his favourite bit. And then he remembers that he’s supposed to be a photographer so he takes some photos and quite often, if the stories are very sad, funny or exciting, he can’t sleep as they bounce round his brain. And then he goes out again and finds more stories and he thinks that everyone he photographs becomes part of his photo-family.


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