Get set for the 2018 Seniors Festival

Council’s Seniors Week Planning Committee is excited to release the 2018 Cessnock City Seniors Festival program.

Council’s Seniors Week Planning Committee is excited to release the 2018 Cessnock City Seniors Festival program. 

The Festival offers a jam- packed program of arts, culture, fitness, learning, history, and special interest events.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent encouraged residents to get a copy of the program and start planning what they would like to be involved with over the two week Festival.

“There is so much to choose from, we have over 40 events on offer catering to all seniors, of all ages.

We are committed to providing our community with a program that is diverse enough to interest every senior in the local government area.”  

“This is an opportunity not just to have fun and try something new, but to meet new people and make ongoing connections.

You will meet likeminded people, find clubs and groups that you will want to join and make part of your everyday life.”

The program showcases the large number of active groups and organisations in the community that offer opportunities to join in social, physical, arts and cultural activities, from singing and playing music to gardening or studying local and family history.

Festival highlights include a program of theatre productions at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, an evening with best-selling crime fiction writer Michael Robotham as part of the Newcastle Writers Festival, and the ever popular day at the Old Brush Studio. 

The Cessnock City Libraries have a huge program that includes a fascinating morning helping identify the people and places in some of the libraries historic photo collection, opportunities to learn French and ukulele and an evening session for wine enthusiasts tasting and learning how to get the most out of each sip.

The Festival opens on Tuesday 3 April with a celebration of the contribution of Elders in our community at an Elders Morning Tea held at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, and runs to Tuesday 17 April.

Programs can be picked up at Council’s Customer Service Centre, Cessnock and Kurri Kurri Libraries and participating venues.  The program is also available online at