Seniors Festival reimagined

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PLAYING TO AN AUDIENCE OVER THE AIR… Players from the Lux Radio Theatre Cast enter into the spirit of old-time radio. Photo: Supplied

With the pandemic causing so many festivals and events to be cancelled this year, organisations are having to look at alternative ways to continue their programs.

The Victorian Senior Festival 2020 is no different. This year they are taking their program online and over community radio so that seniors can access the program from the security of their own homes.

Radio Reimagined has also commissioned programs from outstanding Victorian writers, musicians and performers that reflect both the history of our community and current issues. The program going forward will include musicals and a collection of old-fashioned radio plays.

The virtual festival is hosted by Tristan Meecham and Bec Reid, founders of All the Queens Men, and frequent partners of the Victorian Seniors Festival. The iconic duo, responsible for events including the LGBTI+ Elders Dance Club, introduce new broadcasts every week, helping lead the celebration and recognition of Victorian seniors

Radio Reimagined is playing through September and October, being broadcast on Vision Australia 100.1FM radio station each Tuesday at 6.00pm