Ageless Week from Chichester Festival Theatre moves online for 2020
Published 11:25 on 5 Aug 2020
A week of digital creativity and community for all ages, supported by Irwin Mitchell
17 21 August 2020
Chichester Festival Theatre's annual week of free dementia and family friendly events moves online for 2020 due to the ongoing restrictions of the pandemic, and runs from 17 21 August.
Ageless Week is part of the Theatre's Ageless campaign, generously supported by Irwin Mitchell for a third year: a programme of work that provides life-changing experiences for people who might otherwise miss out, and helps to enrich people's lives with the joy of creative expression.
Online activities range from a Little Notes music session for young children to a seminar about financial planning during a pandemic, and a dementia friendly Mind Body Sing session. All the events are free but some require advance booking online; voluntary donations to the Ageless campaign are welcome.
Paula James, Partner at Irwin Mitchell, says:
'Irwin Mitchell are thrilled to be supporting Chichester Festival Theatre's Ageless campaign for a third consecutive year. Ageless is a fantastic initiative that perfectly reflects the values of our company: to support and contribute to the development, resilience and sustainability of the communities in which we work. We are immensely proud to be involved with a campaign that harnesses the power of the arts to improve and enhance lives, and look forward to sharing in the ongoing success and growth of Ageless in the future.'
Monday 17 August
DEMENTIA FRIENDLY TRAINING SESSION | 2pm on Zoom | Free but booking essential
A Dementia Friends Information Session led by CFT's Senior Community and Outreach Manager and trained Dementia Champion, Louise Rigglesford. By understanding the daily challenges that people living with dementia can face, you can help to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding by becoming a Dementia Friend. This 45-minute, interactive session will be delivered using Zoom and tickets must be booked in advance.
Tuesday 18 August
EXPERIENCES OF A BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER | 10am on Zoom | Free but booking essential
Join British Sign Language interpreter Sarah Granger as she talks about her experience working in live theatre, how she prepares for a show and what her role entails as well as outlining some facts about BSL Approximate running time 30 minutes. This talk will be delivered on Zoom and tickets must be booked in advance.
Wednesday 19 August
MIND, BODY, SING | 10am on Facebook| Free, no booking required
Singing familiar and new songs will lift your spirits. Led by musicians Janet Ayers and Matthew Parsons, this session is Dementia Friendly and suitable for all. Join via CFT's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/chichesterfestivaltheatre/
STAYING FINANCIALLY HEALTHY IN A GLOBAL PANDEMIC: KEY ADVICE AND GUIDANCE FROM IRWIN MITCHELL | 2pm on Zoom | Free but booking essential
Join multi-award winning law firm Irwin Mitchell for a 45 minute webinar on how you can protect your finances, plan for the future and stay financially safe at this unprecedented time.
There will also be an opportunity to submit questions to the panel. This session will be delivered using Zoom and tickets must be booked in advance.
Thursday 20 August
LITTLE NOTES | 10am on Facebook | Free, no booking required
Blending groovy new songs and superb classics, musicians lead families through a musical journey of discovery using musical games, songs and movement. Families welcome, especially suitable for 4-6 year olds. Join via CFT's Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/chichesterfestivaltheatre/
LEGACY GIVING: GUIDANCE ON LEAVING A PLANNED GIFT IN YOUR WILL, HOSTED BY IRWIN MITCHELL | 2pm on Zoom | Free but booking essential
Hosted by Irwin Mitchell, this 45 minute webinar offers an introduction to legacy giving, covering topics from how to leave a planned gift, types of planned giving, and the benefits of leaving a legacy. Delivered by Emily Wentworth, there will also be an opportunity to submit questions. This session will be delivered using Zoom, and tickets must be booked in advance.
Friday 21 August
VIDEO: STAND BY YOU | From 11am on CFT's website | Free, no booking required
Stand By You was a project to raise the spirits of residents in local care homes and to connect them with the creative talents of Chichester Festival Youth Theatre. A short film documenting and celebrating the process of the 10-week project, led by Community Trainee Ella Bassett as part of her Gold Arts Award, will be released on the CFT website at 11am on Friday 21 August. The project was supported by the Chartered Accountants' Livery Charity.
LOUISE HOSTS INSTAGRAM LIVE | 3pm on Instagram | Free, no booking required
Join CFT's Senior Community and Outreach Manager, Louise Rigglesford, on Instagram Live as she discusses the projects and schemes supported by Ageless donations including the CFT Buddies scheme, supported by Rathbones and how they have been impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown. Simply log onto CFT's Instagram account @Chichester FT.
Irwin Mitchell are legal and financial advisors, who help clients and their loved ones plan for their future. Their highly specialised and national teams combine powerful legal knowledge and experience with care and consideration to ensure that clients receive the best possible support and guidance when it comes to planning ahead, meaning they are free of concern and can indulge in more of what they enjoy.
Visit https://www.cft.org.uk/ageless-week-17-21-august-2020 for further details for all events.
Last updated 11:25 on 5 August 2020