Variety is the spice of life in Seniors Week

Published on 08 September 2023


The Victorian Seniors Festival is back. Corangamite Shire seniors are invited to enjoy two fun, free shows.

Council is presenting the events to celebrate the Shire’s seniors and provide a memorable day out with friends.

Coordinator of Positive Ageing Belinda Rowbottom said the first, ‘What the World Needs Now,’ would be at the Theatre Royal in Camperdown at 11 am on Monday 16 October.

“The show features the fabulous Melissa Langton who has performed cabaret shows in New York, Germany, Australia and New Zealand since 1991,” Mrs Rowbottom said.

“She has appeared in many major professional productions including Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Misérables, We Will Rock You, The Pirates of Penzance, and many more.

In ‘What the World Needs Now’ she performs some of the absolute favourite songs of a generation as she takes the audience back to the swinging sixties.

“It will be an unmissable event with a light lunch to follow.”

Tickets have nearly sold for this event.

On Wednesday 25 October, from 10.30 am, Eric Read will perform a variety show at the Skipton Bowls / Golf Club.

“The show will feature family friendly humour, ventriloquism, music and plenty of laughs,” Mrs Rowbottom said.

“Eric is a long-time all-rounder – drummer, singer, songwriter, guitar and bass player, storyteller and comic who just loves entertaining and making people laugh.

“Morning tea will be provided.

“While the shows are free, bookings are essential. Call Council on 5593 7100 to reserve your seat. If you need transport to the event, let us know when you are booking and we can arrange it for free.”

Now in its forty-first year, the Victorian Seniors Festival encourages more than one hundred thousand seniors to get active, try something new, meet new people and sample what is on offer in their local area.

This major state-wide festival for Victorians over 60 focuses on providing free or low-cost events and activities across the month of October. Events and activities designed to bring seniors together to enjoy themselves, learn new skills and make new friends.

The Festival returns on Sunday 1 October 2023 and features:

For more information on the festival, go to