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Come and enjoy festival for the Young at Heart

Published Monday, 12 February 2018

Circle dancing event part of the 2017 Young at heart festival

South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture’s 13th annual ‘Young at Heart’ Festival is offering the most diverse line-up yet.

Celebrating the arts as ‘engaging and accessible for all’, the festival is aimed at those aged 50 and over and for 2018 will run from 15-24 March.

And, the programme does indeed offer something for everyone with events running day, night and weekend over nine action-packed days.

South Lanarkshire’s cultural venues will come into their own hosting a fabulous array of shows as well as the popular ‘Free Recitals at 2’, Young at Heart Ceilidh and a ‘Funding Fair’ where participants can meet and talk with national funders about projects they might support.

There are also heritage events, tea dances and a varied range of participatory sessions including circle dancing, crafts, textiles and willow weaving workshops.

Councillor David Watson, Chair of South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture, said:  “As always, Young at Heart promises to be a fabulous festival. If you are over 50 and interested in the arts then this festival is for you, and we are confident that there really is something for all in this appealing and unique programme.”

Copies of the Young at Heart brochure are available at Libraries and SLLC venues throughout South Lanarkshire or you can ring The Town House Hamilton (phone 01698 452299) and ask to have the brochure mailed to you. The brochure is also downloadable from

Whilst there are a number of free events, most events are charged – with some offering reduced prices for Activage members. Places are limited for most events so advance booking is advisable.