Keswick Senior Citizens' Club, the town's library, and Alhambra Cinema are joining forces to showcase 'Growing Old (Dis)Gracefully in Keswick' this June.

This project aims to highlight the realities and joys of ageing through a range of activities and events.

Carol Rennie, co-owner of the Alhambra Cinema, said: "It comes to us all, and yet a lot of us avoid thinking about how we're going to face old age.

"I've always been tickled by the Jenny Joseph poem, Warning: When I am Old I Shall Wear Purple, and have been inspired by the way one of our most loyal cinema patrons, Mary-Gay, who lives her life in eccentric Jenny Joseph style, has managed to thrive in Keswick.

"Some of us want to grow old gracefully, I'm more of a mind to grow old disgracefully, and in many respects Mary-Gay is a model for that!"

The cinema will screen films addressing the nuances of getting older, while the Senior Citizen's Club will exhibit an array of information showcasing Keswick's thriving older population and its social activities.

Keswick Library will exhibit 'Keswick Characters', a collection of biographies put together by the Keswick History Group and Friends of Keswick Museum between 2006 and 2012.

Event dates and additional details will be publicised in the coming weeks.