Pensioners invited to active city festival

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PENSIONERS are being invited to a festival which has been set up to help them get more active.

Portsmouth City Council are holding a series of free activities until Friday, October 12.

Portsmouth Poet Laureate Sam Cox is holding a workshop at Portsmouth Central Library, in Guildhall Square, from 1.30pm today.

On Tuesday people can learn more about how to become a volunteer at The King’s Theatre from 11am until 3pm. People can also get free entry to the D-Day Museum, Charter Community Sports Centre, both in Southsea, the Mountbatten Centre, Stamshaw, and a free swimming session at Eastney Swimming Pool, Eastney, during the festival.

Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Cllr Frank Jonas said: ‘This year’s activities promise to be fun, encouraging over 60s all over the city to get active and take part in healthy and social activities.’

Bowling, ballroom dancing and singing lessons are also running in the city. For more information visit portsmouth.gov.uk.