A sold-out crowd of seniors packed into the Naughty Noodle Fun Haus on April 2 for a night of glitz, glam and titillation at the “Silver Soiree” live cabaret event.
Creative director, Glitta Supernova, said hundreds of seniors from across the Central Coast turned out for the “largest single Senior’s Week event the Coast has ever hosted”.
“It has been a pleasure and an amazing project to be a part of,” Supernova said.
“When the Minister for Seniors, Natalie Ward, announced her call-out for organisations to deliver activities that speak to the diverse skills and interests of older people such as art, music and health through COVID-safe and entertaining programs for the Festival … we jumped at the chance to bring contemporary, forward-thinking conscious culture and entertainment to the Coast.”
The event featured three Iconic femmes of the Australian music scene: acclaimed singer and actress, Nikki Bennett, international backing vocalist Shauna Jensen and jazz, soul and pop star Sheba Williams.
It was the first time the Noodle has hosted a free access event for all Seniors (60+), or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander locals who are 50+.
Silver Soiree attendees included 8 per cent of people identifying as Aboriginal seniors, 10 per cent as LGBTIQ and 8 per cent intrastate travellers.
“This has been a brilliant evening. My wife passed away five years ago, and she would have loved this event. It’s the type of thing we would go to together,” Conrad, aged 92, from Gosford said.
“We drove a long way to be here, but it’s been so worth it,” Elaine, aged 67 from Gwandalan, said.
“It’s been three years since I have been out, and about 20 years since I have seen something this professional and exciting,” Bill from Wyong said.