Live Well - health, happiness and hobbies

Join us for a packed day of events exploring how to get the most out of the best years of your life.

Saturday 25th July 2020 , 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

The Amphitheatre, Great Alne Park, Warwickshire, B49 6HS

All day tickets: Adult £20 | Concessions £16 | Child £12 (age 17 and under) Family (2 adults and 2 children) £46

In association with

Emma Barnes of Emerald Paper

Calligraphy workshop

Emma Barnes of Emerald Paper, 9:30-11:30am

Learn a brilliant new skill - how to write in a stylish way that will look beautiful on cards, place names and artwork. Emma will be on hand to teach you modern calligraphy basics from how to use calligraphy tools to warm-up drills and alphabet practices, before moving you on to writing whole words. Each ticket includes a starter kit full of goodies to help you begin your calligraphy journey.

£10 supplement including materials. (numbers limited.)

Health talk

The Age Well Project: Easy ways to a longer, healthier, happier life, 10:00-11:00am

When two over-worked mothers, Annabel Streets and Susan Saunders, realised they were at risk of developing the same ageing diseases as their parents and grand-parents, they turned to the new science of longevity. After reading hundreds of reports, they have compiled almost 100 short-cuts to health in mid and later life, including: how, when and what to eat; the supplements to take (or not); when, where and how to exercise; the best medical tests for ageing well; how to avoid health-threatening chemicals, and the best methods for evading cognitive decline.

Health in Later Years with The Age Well Project

Sleep talk

Sleep - getting enough of the right sort, 11:30am-12:30pm

Expert Alice Gregory, Professor of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, has been researching sleep and associated psychiatric difficulties for almost two decades and has published more than 100 scientific papers. The latest research tells us that it’s essential for learning and memory, for mental health and physical wellbeing, and she’ll take you on a fascinating journey through the science of sleep as it evolves throughout our lives, and how to make sure we are getting enough quality shut eye.


JLR brass band, 12.30-2:00pm

Relax with a musical accompaniment from the JLR Brass band.

Food and drink available - or bring your own picnic!

Retirement talk

Retirement talk

Making the most of your leisure time, 2:00-3:00pm

Getting older should be something to enjoy and celebrate, and it can be. Research shows that we can make a big difference to how well we age, from staying active to connecting with others. Maggy Pigott CBE, Vice Chair of Open Age and author of How to Age Joyfully. will be sharing what she has discovered about a positive older age, and she’ll be joined by Stuart Turner, editor of the Haynes Retirement Manual, which covers all the practicalities of retirement from finances to legalities and how technology can work for you.


Motionhouse, 2:00pm-4:00pm

The ground-breaking dance company will be with us to bring dance, music and joy! Dance is for everyone, regardless of age, gender or physical ability. No experience necessary.

Scratch choir

Singing workshop

Scratch Choir event, 2:00-4:00pm

It’s long been known that singing has an enormously positive impact on wellbeing. Join professional Choirmaster Simon Kemp, a champion of the benefits of song, for an informal scratch choir event. No skills or experience necessary!

Style talk

How to look your best, 4:00-5:00pm

The image consultant and personal stylist, Fiona Ingham, is a London based style guru with many years of experience in helping men and women to look and feel their best. She’ll help you discover the colours and styles which flatter your individuality and the trends which work best - described by Hannah Betts in Sunday Times Style Magazine ‘[She] gives you a sort of Super power!’

style talk

Throughout the day

Artists at work

Meet a selection of artists in a whole variety of mediums, from painting to fabrics, who’ll be displaying their work, and actively creating it, encouraging you to discover new skills and learn to discover your inner creative.

Kate Storytree

The Stratford Storyteller, Kate Storytree, will be enchanting children and grandchildren with stories in the Story Den.

Evening entertainment

Sunset Serenades - 6pm

Midsummer’s night picnic with live music from Juliet Russell and the Simon Kemp Orchestra.

Bar open.


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