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My Retreat in Sri Lanka

Reading Time: 3 minutes Towards the end of my twenty years living in Dubai, discussions with friends turned to future retirement and the question of whether we’d settle easily back into Britain. One friend Bobby shared his vision of buying some land in Sri Lanka and developing a community for other like-minded souls to retire to. This idea seemed […]

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The Culture Interview – Daphne Lander and Anne Jones who have written a musical.

Reading Time: 9 minutes Daphne Lander and Anne Jones are both in their mid-70s and they’ve just written a musical Artaban which is about to be shown in the West End. How old are you both? Daphne: Anne and I are both 75 – Anne is just older than me by a few days – she is 24th December […]

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Who are Older Women Rock?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Leah Thorn explains who OWR are. She started this inspiring group when she was 65. blood memory I am an old age, all age woman, no way past my use-by date. Walking in ancestral sisters’ footsteps, I am an archive on legs, a time traveller, alive to life, I embody time, provide testimony, a radical, […]

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AofA People: Gilly Hanna – Dancer, Advertising Copywriter

Reading Time: 4 minutes Gilly Hanna is a founder member of Grand Gesture, a performance company of older dance artists in London. She’s also an advertising copywriter; and in past decades has worked as an aerobics teacher and library assistant. What is your age?   63 Where do you live? Central London, in Wapping. I’ve lived here for over twenty […]

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The Culture Interview – Jan Day, author Living Tantra

Reading Time: 7 minutes Jan Day is one of the UK’s leading Tantra teachers. She trained for 15 years with Art of Being founder and, like her, former Osho follower Alan Lowen in Europe and Hawaii, as well as being a CTA certified coach. Jan encourages men and women to learn to trust their own unique journeys, to embrace […]

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AofA People: Antony Fitzgerald – Model, Stylist, Art Director

Reading Time: 4 minutes What is your name: Antony Fitzgerald What is your age? 57 years old Where do you live? London, UK What do you do? I am a full-time model but more recently I have been also doing styling and art direction at photoshoots. Tell us what it’s like to be your age? Being 57 – means […]

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The Culture Interview – Daphne Lander and Anne Jones who have written a musical.

Reading Time: 9 minutes Daphne Lander and Anne Jones are both in their mid-70s and they’ve just written a musical Artaban which is about to be shown in the West End. How old are you both? Daphne: Anne and I are both 75 – Anne is just older than me by a few days – she is 24th December […]

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AofA People: Gilly Hanna – Dancer, Advertising Copywriter

Reading Time: 4 minutes Gilly Hanna is a founder member of Grand Gesture, a performance company of older dance artists in London. She’s also an advertising copywriter; and in past decades has worked as an aerobics teacher and library assistant. What is your age?   63 Where do you live? Central London, in Wapping. I’ve lived here for over twenty […]

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AofA People: Robin Thomson – Sculptor and School Technician

Reading Time: 7 minutes Robin Thomson, 66, is a marvellous gentleman – he’s also a sculptor and a school technician. I met Robin on the plane to Morocco in 1985. He re-appeared at the performance of Dance Me To Death in Kensal Green Cemetery. Here he kindly answers AofA’s questions in a fulsome way. What is your age?  66 […]

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AofA People: Lorraine Bowen – Performer, Singer, Crumble Lady

Reading Time: 6 minutes Now known as The Crumble Lady, Lorraine Bowen won David Walliams’ Golden Buzzer on Britain’s Got Talent and has attracted tens of thousands of new fans of all ages; children are singing the Crumble Song at school, as are grown men in factories. Lorraine Bowen is a unique performer! Quirky costumes, original idiosyncratic songs, vintage […]

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A of A People: Michele Kirsch – Music Education Coordinator at The Premises

Reading Time: 6 minutes Name: Michele Kirsch Music Education Coordinator at The Premises From the time I started to listen to records and go to gigs, I was always the nutter, sticking her head in the bass amp. I thought when I started to grow up, I would grow out of that, but it got worse. I wanted a […]

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Daughter and Mother – Ruby, 56, interviews Maria, 95

Reading Time: 5 minutes Ruby Millington is a journalist, zeitgeist expert and great cook. During the lockdown, her mother Maria, 95, moved in. In fact, they came to my family Boxing Day Funk Up this year. Recently, I asked Ruby if she would interview her incredibly glamorous mother about how it is to be her age.  Maria MacLaren was […]

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AofA People: Joolz – poet, novelist, artist, illustrator and tattooist

Reading Time: 5 minutes Joolz, 66, is a poet, novelist, artist, illustrator and professional tattooist. She came to prominence in the 80s when she was often called a punk poetess and was instrumental – Justin Sullivan, the lead singer was her partner at that time – in the rise of New Model Army. She’s still writing, painting, drawing and […]

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