To launch this year’s Bristol Walk Fest, Active Ageing Bristol’s NO LIMITS#2 outdoor photographic exhibition will be taking place on College Green from 28 April-25 May. The exhibition features photographs showing that age is no barrier to active living, as part of a drive to persuade older people to make bolder keep fit choices.
Using giant weatherproof frames to showcase around 35 images by Bristol-based photographer Alex Rotas, the exhibition showcases international champion athletes aged from 55 to 100+ as well as
local participants engaged in sports activities across Bristol.
Organised by Active Ageing Bristol – in partnership with Age UK Bristol, with sponsorship from Bristol BID, Bristol Health Partners, Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity and Clarke Willmott – the event challenges negative stereotypes around growing older presenting visual evidence of joyful and active alternatives.
Alex Rotas said: “My pictures of elite older athletes are proof that at 60, 70, 80, 90 and above the human body is capable of a lot more than most of us think. Of course, we can’t all be record-beaters and medal winners so I wanted to show images of everyday Bristol seniors demonstrating the physical, mental and social benefits we gain from any level of physical activity right through the lifespan.”
The free, open access NO LIMITS exhibition opens on College Green on Thursday 28 April and will be on view 24/7 until Wednesday 25 May.
Bristol Walk Fest,a month-long celebration of all things walking throughout our beautiful city will take place from 1st to 31st May, and features a wealth of in-person walking related events and activities, self-guided walking routes and challenges, and much more throughout the national walking month of May. Visit www.bristolwalkfest.com for more information.