Advantages of Age

  • Pamela Des Barres, 74, is a musician and actress known for being an American rock groupie. In fact, she wrote a famous memoir I’m with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie which details her experiences in the L […]

  • I wish there were free public classes in household economising. My upbringing in remote North West England taught me a great deal about thrifty living. Our only heating was solid fuel, wood from the land, and […]

  • Widely published and winner of many prizes, 80-year-old Wendy Klein is a retired psychotherapist, born in New York and brought up in California. Since leaving the U.S. in 1964, she has lived in Sweden, France, […]

  • Janet Kelly, 61, is a writer and started writing novels in her 50s. She has four published books as well as a number of scripts in development. She tells us how much she’s enjoying her life in her early sixties. A […]

  • My father had just died of hospital-acquired Covid, my mother was in the depths of grief and clearly further developed in her dementia than I had realised. Towards the end of a working lifetime of being bullied […]

  • Ivan Pope is a writer, artist and long-distance cyclist who lives in Brighton. He originally graduated from Goldsmiths College Fine Art BA. He was involved with a number of early internet developments in the UK […]

  • ‘The one thing that gets me is, you just get six guys and a musician, and you’ve got a show. It all comes together ‘

    Syd Pochin and I are having a pint in a Battersea pub where House music is playing in the backg […]

  • Robin Thomson, 66, is a marvellous gentleman – he’s also a sculptor and a school technician. I met Robin on the plane to Morocco in 1985. He re-appeared at the performance of Dance Me To Death in Kensal Green Cem […]

  • Until the lockdown and the worldwide pandemic struck back in March 2020, I spent my life racing here, there and everywhere, barely stopping to study my surroundings. I have had a busy life with various jobs and […]

  • Gilly Hanna is a founder member of Grand Gesture, a performance company of older dance artists in London. She’s also an advertising copywriter; and in past decades has worked as an aerobics teacher and library a […]

  • Leah Thorn explains who OWR are. She started this inspiring group when she was 65.

    blood memory

    I am an old age, all age woman,

    no way past my use-by date.

    Walking in ancestral sisters’ footsteps,

    I am an a […]

  • Have you heard people talking about Tre? I have. So I invited Tre teacher, Sylvia Tillmann to explain.

    How are you post-pandemic? Well, not so post.

    I spoke with friends the other day about how we were – and s […]

  • What is your name:

    Antony Fitzgerald

    What is your age?

    57 years old

    Where do you live?

    London, UK

    What do you do?

    I am a full-time model but more recently I have been also doing styling and art direction at […]

  • Advantages of Age changed their profile picture 11 months, 3 weeks ago

  • Now known as The Crumble Lady, Lorraine Bowen won David Walliams’ Golden Buzzer on Britain’s Got Talent and has attracted tens of thousands of new fans of all ages; children are singing the Crumble Song at school, […]

  • This is the first in a series of our OUTRAGE opinion columns about what gets our personal goats as older people. Please do join in. Write to me at rosejanerouse@yahoo.co.uk with your suggestions.

    It appears on […]

  • Name: Michele Kirsch Music Education Coordinator at The Premises

    From the time I started to listen to records and go to gigs, I was always the nutter, sticking her head in the bass amp. I thought when I started […]

  • Mish Aminoff Moon, 63, is an artist and photographer. She captures images every day with her camera – from her particular perspective, details of London life. She blogs at https://www.mishaminoff.com/ with her p […]

  • Kevin Allen, 61, is a film director and old mate of mine from our Portobello days. He made Twin Town (before Rhys Ifans was on the cinematic map) to great acclaim and now runs the Mobile Film School where he […]

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