Festival of Ageing - Bury and Bolton

The first Festival of Ageing takes place across Greater Manchester between 2-15 July 2018 celebrating diverse and positive experiences of ageing.


There will be a variety of events taking place during the festival and more details of the events taking place across Bury and Bolton will be posted here.  If you would like details of these sending to you direct, please complete the form below.


Bolton's launch event will take place on 3 July at Victoria Square

Bury's launch event will take place on 4 July at the Millgate


Any organisations who want to get involved in the festival and hold their own mini-events and activities can find out more information here



Funded by Ambition for Ageing, the festival is being co-ordinated by a partnership of five groups, 4CT (a charity in Manchester), HMR Circle (in Rochdale), MMU Age Friendly Team, Persona (in Bury) and Wigan Athletic Community Trust. The celebratory event will portray a more positive view of ageing, as well as encouraging policy-makers to take the action needed to improve the lives of Greater Manchester’s 907,000 older people – a figure set to rise to 1.1million in the next twenty years.


The Festival will offer a range of activities, fun, music, dancing, hobbies, physical activities, information and lots of opportunities for individuals and communities to join in or create their own festival fringe event. Events and activities planned so far over the festival fortnight are as follows:

  • Launch event in Manchester city centre on Monday 2nd July 2018
  • Borough events in Salford, Wigan, Bury, Bolton, Tameside, Rochdale and Oldham
  • Finale event in Manchester city centre on Sunday 15th July
  • Lots of small neighbourhood events and activities around different locations around Greater Manchester

Event information


Start Date:
Monday 2nd July 2018

End Date:
Sunday 15th July 2018


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