GrandFest, a one day mini festival that celebrates the heritage skills of talented older people returns to East London this year, proudly presented by charity, Royal Voluntary Service.

On Sunday 5 June, the heart of GrandFest will be in Bishops Square, which will play host to the GrandFest stage. Performers will entertain festival goers and there will be a selection of Royal Voluntary Service stalls for visitors to check out.

Beyond Spitalfields, the festival will unfold at various cafes, shops and museums including Hanbury Hall and the Geffrye Museum.

A series of masterclasses – from breadmaking to crochet and dressmaking to woodturning – will be hosted by our GrandMakers, all aged over 70, at venues throughout the day to inspire the younger generation to discover and learn new skills.

Now in its’ second year GrandFest is expected to be even bigger and better this year. So to avoid disappointment book online from 27 April at –

The Royal Voluntary Service is one of the biggest volunteer organisations in the UK, which supports over 100,000 older people each month. Through its army of 35,000 volunteers, the charity runs services such as Good Neighbours (companionship), Meals-on-Wheels and Books-on-Wheels that alleviate loneliness and help older people. Royal Voluntary Service also provides practical support for older people who have been in hospital through its On Ward support and Home from Hospital services and via its network of retail shops and cafes.