Are you a 50+ woman who enjoys reminiscing and loves dance? It is widely recognised that dance is an excellent form of activity that promotes good physical, mental and cognitive health and is also expressive and often collaborative – the benefits are far reaching. So why not take part in our ‘Souvenir’ dance project; exploring valued memories of dance and reflecting on the well-being benefits of dancing?

‘Souvenir’ will run as part of  the ‘Ageing Well Festival’ and ‘Take Part Festival’ on the 22nd, 25th and 26th of September, with booking details becoming available soon. In the meantime, we would love to invite you to our introductory session.

Introductory session, what will happen?
  • Watch two dance-on-screen shorts made by local filmmakers Kabecca Films (Katie and Rebecca Dale-Everett) featuring 50+ women
  • Take part in a short movement activity from your chair or standing (no prior dance experience is needed)
  • Hear from Kabecca Films’s latest contributor, Gillian Escott, a member of The Point’s Retrospectif Company
  • Find out more about ‘Souvenir’ and how you can get involved in the project

When? Friday 10th September @ 17:30 – 18.30pm

Where? Zoom (a link will be sent 1 hour before start time)

Who for? 50+ women

How do I sign up? Register your interest on the form below and a zoom link will be emailed to you.

How much? FREE

Souvenir Introductory Session Registration


In September there are three in person workshops available for you to sign up for, all of which are free.

Sessions take place on:
22.09.21, 2.00pm – 3.30pm (Cardinal Newman Catholic School)
25.09.21, 10.30am – 11.30am (Marina Studios)
26.09.21, – 11.30am (Marina Studios)

To book visit the Ageing Well Festival website here.

The Healthy Lifestyles team are pleased to be partnering with Sussex Dance Network, to support Katie and Rebecca Dale-Everett of Kabecca Films to deliver ‘Souvenir’. Dedicated to increasing the representation of 50+ women onscreen and within the arts, the pair create work that celebrates and explores personal stories connected to dance. Their work has been screened internationally and acquired by Channel 4’s Random Acts.

No prior dance experience is needed, and participants can dance standing or seated. We recommend taking part in all three workshops; the first one being essential. ‘Souvenir’ will be supported by dance students from Cardinal Newman Catholic School. Studio space has also been kindly donated by Brighton Marina Studios.

Photo by: Sharon Kilgannon

Directions to Cardinal Newman Catholic School: 

We are located on the Upper Drive in Hove. The entrance is for Newman Sixth Form College – not the main school entrance – first gate on the left side of the road if you are approaching from Dyke Road or first gate the right side of the road if you are approaching from Old Shoreham Road. You will see a large logo of Newman College on the side of the building as you arrive.

Directions to Marina Studios: 

Number 7 bus or free parking. 

Partner Logos