Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott today reminded seniors that free tickets to the 2016 Premier’s Gala Concerts would be available from 9:00 this morning.
The Premier’s Gala Concerts are a showcase of Australia’s best and upcoming musical theatre and recording artists and are the highlight of the 2016 NSW Seniors Festival which will be celebrated throughout NSW from 1 to 10 April.
“The theme for this year’s NSW Seniors Festival is Grow Young. It is a reminder that no matter what your age, it’s never too late to learn, try new things and be inspired,” Mr Elliott said.
“The Premier’s Gala Concerts are not to be missed, so get your tickets today.”
Now in its 59th year, NSW Seniors Festival (formerly NSW Seniors Week) is the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere, with over 300,000 people taking part in more than 1,000 free and discounted events.
Key events for this year’s Seniors Festival include the Premier’s Gala Concerts, the Young at Heart Film Festival, the NSW Seniors Festival Expo and the 2016 Comedy Debate. The NSW Government has also sponsored more than 200 organisations to host local events right across NSW.
Minister for Ageing John Ajaka said the NSW Seniors Festival will be brought to life by the 2016 NSW Seniors Festival ambassadors, who will share their stories and experiences.
“Each of the ambassadors has a unique story to tell and their individual experiences will help create positive perceptions, while encouraging seniors to engage with their community and live life to the fullest,” Mr Ajaka said.
The 2016 NSW Seniors Festival ambassadors include the 2016 Senior Australian of the Year Professor Gordian Fulde, former Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes AM, Dr Rosemary Stanton OAM, Robina Beard OAM and Warren Kermond OAM.
The Ambassadors’ inspiring stories will feature in the free 2016 NSW Seniors Festival magazine, which is now available at Woolworths service counters, selected Westfield concierge desks, Flight Centres, Telstra stores Service NSW centres, local councils and libraries across NSW.
For more information about the 2016 NSW Seniors Festival, go to http://www.nswseniorsweek.com.au/