13/07/2017 silvermagazine

We are thrilled to be able to announce that Silver Magazine is officially a media sponsor for the very exciting Women Over Fifty in Film Festival. In 2016 Directors UK found that of 2,500 films made in the UK over the last 10 years, only 13% were directed by women. Not only that, we were disappointed to learn that on average, female directors will direct fewer films in their career, and are less likely to receive a second, third or fourth directing job. In other words, numbers are low for women directors in general but they get even lower as…

23/06/2017 silvermagazine 11Comment

Style has no boundaries and fashion knows no age. These days some of the real influencers can be found posting, tweeting and blogging their way into the hearts of thousands, and Instagram is a perfect stage for the stylish. We’ve picked out some of our favourite super stylers to share with you, and none of them are a day under 50. These people not only have amazing Instagram accounts, they run successful blogs and businesses offering everything from advice on styling to support and encouragement for our fabulous fifty-plus generation. Check these out – and feel the force of the…

12/06/2017 silvermagazine

Ever wanted to chuck it all in and become a writer? Former teacher Graham Minett tells us about following his dream to become a published author at the age of 65. Born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, and now living in West Sussex, Graham Minett spent almost 45 years working in secondary education, most recently as part of the headship team at The Angmering School, where he worked for 25 years. Latterly working in a part-time role for the school, he was able to develop his writing alongside teaching, and a new career in fiction-writing was born. After his first two novels…

06/06/2017 silvermagazine

Bridal and beauty blogger Lara Barakat, AKA @ATouchofWhite, gives us the lowdown on throwing sensational second life weddings…   Fifty-plus weddings should always be fabulous, no matter what your age or how many times you’ve previously walked down the aisle; the best thing about weddings after 50 is that there are simply no rules to follow. You’re not expected to walk down the aisle in a white wedding dress, and you’re less likely to use a church. Here’s how to host a stylish, glamorous wedding that will make your younger guests totally envious… 1. Do it your way When we…

19/04/2017 silvermagazine 17Comment

50% of the population – assuming we live that long – go through this. And yet we don’t talk about it much? Amanda Blanch is here to start the conversation… So it was when I was so rudely awoken at 6.45 am with the mother of all migraines, aching joints and a sudden lack of willingness to participate in this menopause lark any more, that I realised I wanted to put pen to paper (how very old-fashioned of me, Ok fingers to the keypad), to express my feelings, as I know that despite 50% of the population are having to…

14/04/2017 silvermagazine

Cabaret performer Dolly Rocket has turned her back on abuse, ill health and addiction, finding inner strength and confidence in her sixth decade. As voluptuous diva Dolly Rocket, Karen Sharman is a veteran of the Brighton cabaret scene, regularly performing and compèring at Proud Cabaret and Stanmer House. Her charming, larger-than-life character sums up everything we love about outrageous, eccentric Brighton and she is an essential presence at Proud’s popular supper club and burlesque shows. But behind the imposing costumes and cheery personality lies a story of someone who is fighting to get her life back on track through a…