At this time of social distancing, staying connected with each other is more important than ever, particularly for those who are over 50.

Since launching ReAct as planned in March became an impossibility we have been finding new ways to engage with people, inspire creativity and improve wellbeing. 

Facebook group

We have launched a Facebook group for anyone over 50 in and around Bolton who wants to take part in creative activities from the comfort of your own home. We will be posting creative opportunities, tasks and wellbeing initiatives, and hope that this group will help you to use creativity to be more connected in a time of social distancing.

GET CREATIVE SUMMER

Over 50? Interested in trying new things and having fun?

This July and August as part of our Get Creative Summer we have some exciting arts and wellbeing workshops on offer for over 50s. 

So if you've ever wanted to try your hand at poetry or dance, learn more about mindfulness or family history, or chat to likeminded people about theatre, these sessions are for you!

All workshops are free and open to everyone over 50, no experience required - find out more about the events and book your places below. 

Wed 22 Jul - Wed 12 Aug 2020

ReAct Theatre Club (Over 50s)

Fri 31 Jul 2020

ReAct: Placing Ourselves (Over 50s)

Tue 11 Aug 2020

ReAct: Writing Power (Age 50+)

Thu 6 Aug 2020

ReAct: Creative Mindfulness (Age 50+)

Fri 7 Aug 2020

ReAct: Feeling Moved (Age 50+)

Theatre Club

We have also set up ReAct Theatre Club,an online opportunity to watch and read theatre, then take part in fun, informal discussions about it. Plays will be announced every Wednesday, with discussions taking place the following Wednesday from 2-4pm over Zoom. To get involved, please email participation@octagonbolton.co.uk - places are limited so booking is essential! We’ll also send over a guide to using Zoom for people who are new to it.

We will also be working in consultation with the group to launch new opportunities in the coming weeks and months.

Get in touch

To find out more and to join the group visit facebook.com/groups/OctagonReAct/ or email caitlin.gleeson@octagonbolton.co.uk