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You're never too old to learn
Many retired people say they're busier than now than ever before. If you've ever wondered why,Trinity School for Seniors (TSFS) provides one answer. With more than 600 students in over 100 classes, the Trinity Building is buzzing with people attending classes in languages, painting, craft, music and more. The annual TSFS Art & Craft Exhibition showcases the work of these talented seniors. Held from Sunday 15 to Thursday 19 October, the exhibition offers a chance to watch artists at work and purchase original work from a selection of art, craft items and handmade cards.
TSFS is an outreach mission of the Uniting Church in the City with the goal of providing "companionship through learning". Founded in 1979, TSFS today offers a relaxed and welcoming place for seniors to combine socialising with lifelong learning. Classes are held in the city at the Trinity Building in Trinity Arcade and at the Queen Building in the Wesley Quarter. Term dates are aligned with the Perth school holidays and short winter and summer sessions offer opportunities for grandchildren to come along.
The Art & Craft Exhibition is held in the Trinity Main Hall and is accessible from St Georges Terrace or through Trinity Arcade in Hay Street Mall. The Main Hall is right next to the Trinity Lunchroom which has been operating for more than 90 years. Open Monday to Friday from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm the lunchroom welcomes anyone and everyone. Bring lunch or buy a snack and relax away from the city crowds.
As well as promoting the student work, the TSFS Art & Craft Exhibition is a major fundraiser for the school. In addition to the daily raffles and works for sale, the school produces a calendar featuring student artwork. With Christmas not far away this is a wonderful and practical gift.
Trinity School for Seniors Art & Craft Exhibition
Sunday 15 October 11am - 2pm Monday 16 October 11am - 3pm Tuesday 17 October 9am - 3pm Wednesday 18 October 9am - 3pm Thursday 19 October 9am - 3pm