Hounslow Seniors Trust has a voluntary management committee made up of older people who make all the decisions regarding the programme of activities and the use of available funds.
The Trust works with a wide range of partners, statutory and voluntary sector organisations working with older people as well as individual older people, to programme and manage Hounslow Older People’s Festival. In 2017 we celebrate the twenty-fourth Hounslow Older People’s Festival. The Festival is an opportunity for older people to get together, enjoy a range of activities and events taking place across Hounslow, learn new things and make new friends. We will launch the Festival 2017 with a fantastic outdoor event in the beautiful surroundings of Boston Manor Park walled garden. This will be a fantastic start to a fun-packed July for older people in Hounslow.
The Festival Company is a group of older artists and performers, some with highly developed artistic skills and some who are beginners. We work with singing, drama, photography and art teachers to develop performances and art and photographic exhibitions. During 2016/2017 we provided a number of workshop programmes including Bollywood Dance, Fabric Design and Print, Digital Photography and Forum Theatre. The Forum Theatre project was a partnership between our Theatre Company and students from Cranford Community College, the resulting production entitled Face Value was very well received.