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Take The Act 3 Day Off … With Us

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Last Saturday Elaine and Tony took the day off and drove up to Cambridge from London. Here they spent four hours with us thinking about the Important Stuff for them and planning their own Act 3. 

The format was arrival at 11am and two hours work over coffee, decaffeinated beverages with chocolate biscuits and nuts.

Emerging themes around future work, play, home, money and health plans were laid…

Your Good Health in Act 3 - This Thursday

Monday, 4 May 2020


Your Good Health in Act 3 - this Thursday 7th May, 8.15pm at your place,

Our final Zoom in this series is about Health in Act 3 with our guest Professor Richard Vincent Emeritus Professor at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

He’ll be talking about what’s important in Act 3 for our bodies, minds and spirits and how that links to our roots. With a chance to Q & A.

1) If you…

Hey, Tonight's The Night . . .

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Join us tonight (Thursday 30th April) at 8.15pm – we shall be discussing Key Relationships on Act 3TV.

Guests tonight are journalist and Unbound author Malcolm Doney (Lifelines: Notes on Life & Love, Faith & Doubt) and financial director Liz Curran.

Both have interesting stories about having important conversations with key people in their lives. 

To join - please register - click here…

Are You Zoomed Out?

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Are You Zoomed Out?  

If you have been, thank you for joining us on our Thursday series of Act3TV Zooms around the themes of Act 3: The Art Of Growing Older. Already at #117,723 on Amazon. (Yeah, we knew you'd be impressed)

If you've been joining us on our weekly sessions we’re chuffed to have you along and the response and comments have been very moving. One person said:

I was surprised…

Tonight: What Are Your Act 3 Values? Register here

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Tonight - Act 3 - we’re looking at Values at 8.15 after the NHS clap. Register here: Act 3 Values:  

Please feel free to share . . . .



Special guests will be artist Bev Sage and musician Errol Kennedy from Imagination.



Attached is a list of Values - maybe look to the list before you join tonight, or read the chapter in the book.

You can buy the book…

Tonight - Act 3 Live and on Thursday about Values

Sunday, 19 April 2020


Tonight - Act 3 at the The Cambridge Literature Listening Festival online.

If you’re not utterly Zoomed out by now . . . 

We’re being interviewed live by Leigh Chambers as part of the new digital festival tonight (Sunday) at 6pm.

You can be part of it here:

AND on Thursday 23rd we’re looking at Values at 8.15 after the NHS clap.…

Why Did You Get Up Today?

Thursday, 16 April 2020

Join us tonight, if you can to discuss purpose . . . click below to register . . . feel free to share.

Act 3: The Art Of Growing Older – Purpose – virtual book discussion

In lockdown some people are thinking about big questions like 'what is my life for?’ What’s my purpose?

Others are finding it hard to concentrate on anything - even making a cup of tea . . . 


Please join us for…

Act 3: The Art Of Growing Older – Purpose – virtual book discussion

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

In lockdown some people are thinking about big questions like 'what is my life for?’ What’s my purpose? Others are finding it hard to concentrate on anything - even making a cup of tea . . . 

Please join us for the second in our series of Zooms – this week it’s about Purpose

Thursday April 16th at 8.15pm after the NHS clap.

Root 2: Purpose. 

Viktor Frankl says humans are primarily driven…

This is the year!

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

This ... Is ... The ... Year ... At ... Last!  Many have not died waiting.

This year Act 3: The Art of Growing Older is published, and not a moment before time . . . and as a kind and gentle subscriber you will be getting your copy way ahead of everyone else of course, in February. So, thank you for your patience.

A very few people have already seen the book in proof form and said some lovely…

The Art of Getting the Book Finished

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Sorry for the silence. But in the silence, much has been going on. The book has been through the editing wringer three times, and now we are enjoying the final dotting of 't's' and crossing of ‘i’s'. The boring part. Essential yes, but if you’re Judy, you’d rather stick pins in your eyes.

Adrian, on the other hand, loves this detailed stuff, after decades making 30-second commercials where…

We Are Have A Book! Act3 - The Art Of Getting Older

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Thanks to you we are having a book.  We are more than 100% funded – and the book is bound to be published by Unbound.  Thanks.  You have impregnated us with what's needed and the manuscript is achingly close to being finalised ... we can already feel something kicking down below.

The current working title is Act3 - The Art Of Getting Older.  It's an art because some people seem to have an insight…

What's With The Attitude?

Monday, 9 April 2018


Attitude is one of the four roots of a successful Act3.

One of the brilliant things about writing this book is getting to sit with people who, like our dog Ollie, have a positive attitude to life.

We love Roger's story: he'd just been given a cancer diagnosis – with a 1 in 10 chance of survival.

The consultant went out of the room, and said – 'I’ll leave you to have a bit of…

The Act3 Back Is Broken

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Thanks to you, we’re well over half way fundraising the making of our book Act3 – How To Life A better Life After 50.

Some have asked when will it be out, and we’re saying ... well that depends on when it's funded, so when it's good and ready. 

An Early Chat About Growing Older

To breakfast the other day in London with 85-year-old leadership guru Charles Handy and his wife Liz.  A joy…

Weathering The Storm

Tuesday, 7 November 2017


You are a delight.  Your forethought, your planning has taken us to 27% funded.  Thank you.

And since planning is at the heart of what we believe makes a successful Act3, here's a story from our own recent experience.   

In planning for our own 50/60+ future Judy and I decided to sell up and build a house suitable for our third act. 


There's a single tree on our plot.  A 150-year…

Act3 wasn’t supposed to be this busy.

Friday, 6 October 2017

We hoped being fresh empty nesters, life would have calmed down a bit. Instead, we’re madly road-testing the book you’ve sponsored.  This autumn, we’ve a number of speaking engagements, webinars and workshops on the Act3 theme. We are taking bookings for 2018 if you want a chat about that get in touch.

Here’s what we’re finding:

Life doesn’t stop at 50: How to enjoy a fulfilling third act, our…

Murder & Boomerang

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Friends & Supporters, Wow!   We launched our campaign to fund Act3 – How To Live A Better Life After 50 barely a week ago and we're already 10% funded — thanks to you.

Judy & I have been extraordinarily gratified by the number of people - even those we're rudely emailled after years of silence - who've said, "... this is really needed, and it’s not just us, it's our parents too ..."

Indeed yesterday…

Publication date: April 2020
105% funded
199 backers