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(B)old Festival profiles artists aged 65 years and over

Stagetext are proud to be providing live subtitles for six different events for the upcoming (B)old Festival at the Southbank Centre this May.

(B)old is a new festival profiling artists aged 65 years and over, who are established in their practice and recognised nationally or internationally for their work.

(B)old celebrates great artists who stand the test of time, and doesn't shy away from the issues facing them. In industries that often celebrate and cater to the young, when are you truly 'in your prime'? What impact has age had on your artistic practice, and how do you stay relevant?

Stagetext will be subtitling the following talks:

Linton Kwesi Johnson in conversation (Mon 14 May 2018, 7:30pm)
Linton Kwesi Johnson, the living legend and father of 'reggae poetry', shares his journey. International Symposium of

Creative Ageing (Fri 18 May 2018, 11:00am)
Attend a showcase of artists and organisations leading the way for older creative communities.

Fashion Fades, Only Style Remains (Sat 19 May 2018, 11:30am)
Attend a panel discussion on fashion, beauty and style in our later years.

Prime (Sat 19 May 2018, 1:00pm)
With changes in health, medicine, work and society, what exactly does it mean to be in your ‘prime’?

Sex After Dawn (Sat 19 May 2018, 4:30pm)
What does a healthy sex life look like in our older years? And why don’t we talk more about it?

Lavinia Co-op Cabaret (Sat 19 May 2018, 8:00pm)
Join the 67-year-old drag legend in this recollection of her queer life as a dancer, comedian, activist, artist and storyteller over the last half century.

See everything going on at (B)old.


The Arts Council
The Arts Council
The Arts Council