The Silver Sunday Matinee was hosted on 1 October at the historic Regent Street Cinema, the site of the screening of the first moving image in British history. Over 100 attendees including Westminster alumni and members of the local community were welcomed with free teas and coffees in the Cinema Bar prior to the screening.
The Silver Sunday Matinee was a partnership between the University of Westminster and the Silver Sunday Project. Silver Sunday is a national programme to tackle the blight of loneliness that affects so many older people. It began in the City of Westminster and is proudly supported by the Sir Simon Milton Foundation.
Silver Sunday has become a day in the national calendar, the first Sunday in October, when we ask the nation to pause and think about older people and celebrate their contribution to society.
Haydn Worley, Alumni Relations Officer and organiser of the Matinee, said: “The Matinee went down very well with both our alumni and the wider community. Guests were very happy with the choice of screening, and several attendees expressed interest in attending future Matinee Classics screenings at the Cinema. It was a pleasure to give something back to our older alumni and the wider community.”