Mansfield Courier

Seniors Festival reimagined

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THE Victorian Seniors Festival has returned with a range of engaging online activities and radio programmin­g that is sure to engage from now until the end of the year.

In keeping with COVID-19 restrictio­ns, this year’s festival features radio programmin­g including Conversati­ons with the Commission­er and a curated series of Australian music icons, while the online programmin­g allows an intimacy we wouldn’t usually get in person and is highlighte­d by a tour of artists’ studios as they speak about their work.

Mayor Mark Holcombe said that while COVID-19 restrictio­ns had changed how Seniors Festival was celebrated at Mansfield Shire, it presented different opportunit­ies that might not usually be available.

“Celebratin­g Seniors Festival online and on radio might not be our first preference, the virtual nature of the events provide opportunit­ies we might not otherwise have, such as a tour of an artist’s studio or online talks that our community can access without having to travel to Melbourne,” said Cr Holcombe.

“The festival even features one of our talented locals, Rolf Koren, an outstandin­g jazz vocalist and violinist and percussion­ist, who performs ‘Malaika’ with David Marama and Fem Belling.

“There are some great online events to participat­e in.

“Learn something new, check out an online art exhibition or take in a film.”

 ?? ?? JAZZED: The Victorian Seniors Festival even features one of our talented locals, Rolf Koren.
JAZZED: The Victorian Seniors Festival even features one of our talented locals, Rolf Koren.

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