Capital Age Festival (CAF) has really exploded into life since its conception and the number of visitors has grown steadily. From 900 attendees in 2003 to over 25,000 in 2007!

CAF was initially a programme of work delivered by a working committee within London Older People’s Strategies’ Group (LOPSG), an umbrella forum of over 250 older people’s organisations, founded in 2000 and set up to engage with the Mayor of London.

One of LOPSG’s initial aims was to establish a free pan-London older people’s festival. CAF ensured that the festival highlighted not only the celebration of age, but also older Londoners frequently forgotten contribution to the cultural, social and economic life of the capital city. In December 2000, LOPSG’s first conference on arts and culture highlighted the importance of the arts to older Londoners sense of well-being, identity and civic pride. As a result, one of LOPSG’s principal aims became the establishment of a pan-London older people’s cultural festival.

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