BALLROOM dancing, swing bands, photography workshops and tai chi will be showcased in a new hub for the annual Ballarat Seniors Festival.
Ballaarat Mechanic’s Institute in Sturt Street is at the centre of action and a key meeting place to refresh and study up on festival activities.
Wine tasting, movies, yoga and botanical displays are also featured in the four-day program, starting tomorrow.
This year’s festival theme is “Celebrate life – age is just a state of mind”.
Festival goers are encouraged to try new things or relax and socialise with snacks and refreshments, or listen to music.
City of Ballarat Municipal Brass Band secretary Chris Ducardus said his band had a wide repertoire ready to liven up the atmosphere tomorrow night – from classics to modern songs.
Ballarat mayor Mark Harris said residents of all ages were encouraged to celebrate life and check out what was on offer at the festival.
“This year’s program is one of the most diverse yet, with concerts, exhibitions, dances, workshops, speakers and theatre all to feature,” Cr Harris said.
“I encourage residents of all ages to get involved and visit the festival hub at the Ballarat Mechanic’s Institute.”
Programs can be collected from the Phoenix Building in Armstrong Street South, or www.ballarat.vic.gov.au