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Celebrating Age Festival – 4th Oct events

October 3, 2016

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A week of events and celebration 1-7 October 2016

Age Friendly Island is delighted to coordinate the Celebrating Age Festival with numerous generous partners committed to celebrating older island residents and bringing our communities together.

There will be a number of events taking place across the Island at the beginning of October.

Tuesday 4th October 2016

Event: Coffee Morning

Venue: OddFellows – Unity Hall, 20 St Thomas Square, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1SG

Time: 10.00 – 13.00

Cost: Free

Description: OddFellows Coffee Morning

Event: Family History drop in

Venue: Sandown Library

Time: 11:00 – 12:00

Cost: Free

Description: Family History drop in

Event: Creative Learning Taster Sessions

Venue: Community Learning Centre, Westridge, PO33 1QS

Time: 10:00 for 10:30 start- 12:30

Cost: Free book through Adult community Learning: christine.groves@iow.gov.uk or call 01983 817280

Description:Encaustic Art with Debbie LaneMelt fantastic wax colours on a low heat iron and enter a world of wonder and creativity. Learn how to create scenes and pictures to make your own unique cards for friends and family.Mosaic Coaster with Juliet SargentFun workshop for people wanting to try the craft of making a mosaic. Learn how to cut glass tiles and use different tools to design and develop a colourful coaster.Watercolour Landscapes with Lee PapworthLearn the basics of watercolour painting: how to use tube paints, how to colour mix, about colour theory and using various mediums.Decoupage a Decorative Fan with Jane PearceDecorate a fan in a fun and easy way, using a variety of different papers and embellishments.

Event: Wild about East Wight

Venue: Quarr Abbey

Time: 9.00 – 16.00

Cost: Free

Description: Wild About East Wight…Exploring Quarr Abbey Join Vectis Housing’s Wild About Wight project on a trip to explore the built and natural heritage of Quarr Abbey and it’s stunning grounds. A wonderful opportunity to learn more about the life of the monastery, tour the Abbey, heritage centre and grounds and still have time for tea! Part of the Down to the Coast programme Transport will be provided but spaces are limited. To find out more and book your spot, please call Claire Hector on 07399 562926 or email claire@vectishousing.co.uk

Event: Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

Venue: Ventnor Library

Time: Opening hours

Cost: Free

Description: Exhibition – “Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover”


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