Yate Ageing Better Festival – a great success!

People sat in cafe

On Thursday 30th September 2021 Yate Town Council held the first Yate Ageing Better Festival in and across Town Council venues including the Pop Inn Café, The Armadillo Youth Café and Yate and District Heritage Centre.
The festival showcased what is available for residents in Yate and the surrounding areas, with a special focus on ageing better.
Despite the weather, the festival was uplifting and had great community spirit!  Representatives from a wide variety of community groups came together to offer information on social clubs, hobbies and interest groups as well as volunteering opportunities covering many areas of interest including hospitality, sport, music, health, arts, culture, heritage and DIY.
A local folk musician and active member of Yate Men’s Shed, Terry Helyar, organised a brilliant program of music with an amazing variety of artists who performed with great enthusiasm throughout the day. The festival was a great opportunity for groups to be together again.
During the event the Town Council celebrated 20 years since the opening of the Pop Inn Café with some of the original volunteers and Roger Hawkins, former Pop Inn Café Coordinator. A thank you ceremony was led by Yate Mayor, Councillor Karl Tomasin and Councillor Chris Willmore who was a member of the committee when the Pop Inn Café was set up.
Yate Town Council would like to thank all those who supported the festival, including the hard-working volunteers, Yate Shopping Centre Management, community groups and local organisations, Terry Helyar and all the performers, and photographer Rich McD, who took some amazing pictures.
If you would like to find out more about the festival and the Yate Ageing Better project, or maybe your group would like to join us next year? Please get in touch with the festival team at Yate Town Council Tel. 01454 866506 or email [email protected].
Some images of the festival can be found on the Town Council’s social media www.facebook.com/YateAgeingBetter

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