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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Elvis is coming to Port Phillip

Blue suede shoes and ballet slippers are part of the jam-packed free program on offer when the City of Port Phillip’s 2023 Seniors Festival kicks off in October.

Rohan Hammit (pictured) and Band’s high-energy I Love Elvis Show launches this popular event on October 1st. Backed by superb musicians and wearing the famous elaborate jumpsuits of the Vegas years, Rohan will pay homage to the King with songs including Blue Suede Shoes, Suspicious Minds and Burning Love. Come dressed in your best rock and roll look for this fantastic performance.

National Ballet School students.

On October 10th, National Ballet School students will take the spotlight when they perform
The Nutcracker in the Meet the Rising Stars of Dance and Drama Show. The show also
features National Drama School students in Oedipus Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.

These are just some of the acts and activities on offer in Port Phillip’s biggest ever Seniors Festival.

Croquet, community gardening, rowing, bowling, table tennis, online chair yoga, digital storytelling and art can all be enjoyed.

The Festival (1-15 October) also includes a safety forum, multicultural concert, healthy
living seminars presented by the Alba and the Grace Retirement Community, a University
of the Third Age Port Phillip seminar and multicultural dance, Beach Boys live music
tribute, CaSPA Care annual concert and a joyful celebration of Jewish culture with
amazing food, music, videos and dancing.

Writing is again strongly represented with workshops on crafting everything from memoirs
to newsletters and the announcement of the 19th Port Phillip Writes awards.

Thanks to the Port Phillip Library Service, Dr Maggie Kirkman will talk about her
compelling new book, Time of Our Lives, which challenges the stereotype of the ‘helpless
old woman’.

Mayor Heather Cunsolo said the annual Festival celebrates and recognises the valuable
contribution people aged 55+ have made, and continue to make, to Port Phillip’s diverse community.

“This is just one of the ways we promote inclusion in our City. We want everyone to feel
valued and welcome,” Cr Cunsolo said.

“There’s even more on offer so we encourage seniors in our City to take a look at the full
program on our Seniors Festival page and come along and join the fun or pop into a thought-provoking conversation.”

While the Festival is free, bookings are essential.

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