Old people are rubbish, right? Shuffling around with their little shopping trolleys, in their slippers, talking about the war, or the weather, sucking on Werther’s Originals and just generally getting in the way.
Allow The Book Club to dissuade you of these wild notions on July 16 with an evening of discussion entitled ‘Growing Old Disgracefully’. A panel of extraordinary crinklies will be sharing their experiences to challenge our perceptions of golden oldies and encourage us to live in the now.
The evening’s panel will reflect research from Age UK’s Love Later Life campaign, which found that more and more Brits of pensionable age are looking to get the most from their later years. Among the panellists will be: 80 year-old author/comedian/cabaret performer Lynn Ruth Miller; writer and playwright Martine Shackerley-Bennett (who had a sex change aged 67) and Nana Café owner Katie Harris.
You’re invited to bring grandparents or older friends (but they will have to bring their own boiled sweets).
Growing Old Disgracefully at The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, EC21 4RH, 7-10pm, July 16. Part of the proceeds will go to Age UK East London.
Find out more at wearetbc.com.
By Colin Hubbuck