5 on the fly: great Seniors Week activities

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by Sarah Halfpenny

 Free workshop: Learn to write your memories

This two-part workshop is delivered on Zoom in October with live hosting and engaging presentation prompts by experienced journalist and author, Andrea Rowe. She’ll help attendees delve into memories and feel confident to write them as stories to treasure.

Watch specially-selected films in the Seniors Film Festival

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), in association with the Victorian Seniors Festival, are putting on a fascinating program of narrative and documentary features available to rent and view at home from 27 September to 10 October.

Listen to radio plays

Covid may have stopped many of us getting to the theatre, but the Victorian Seniors Festival hark back to the olden days of entertainment with three wonderful radio plays. They’re free to listen to, and an added bonus are four episodes of dialogues and monologues written by 12 members of Melbourne City’s U3A Scriptwriting group.

Enjoy the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) online

Join the NGV Gallery Guides online as they introduce highlight artworks from the NGV Collection and exhibitions, and share the stories behind some of the Gallery’s best known and most loved artworks. No prior art knowledge or experience is required.

Explore the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Nature, art and technology become interconnected in this program of online and in-person events that address themes of history, the environment, sustainability, and explore the powerful beauty of

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