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Libby McArthur
Libby McArthur

SCOTTISH actress Libby McArthur is bringing her one-woman show, The F Word, to Eastwood Park Theatre.

Libby’s a well kent face on our TV screens, playing Gina in BBC Scotland’s soap River City.

The TV star is quick to point out that the F in the title means Fifty, to avoid any rude confusion.

Libby said: “F is for fifty — before anyone gets offended!

“I really wanted to write a piece on growing old creatively but yet disgracefully at the same time.

“In the show I celebrate all of life’s trials and tribulations so far.

“Partly autobiographical and mostly observational, I will explain how life at fifty is just as fabulous and fascinating, fun, fit, fashionable as well as frustrating, fading, farcical, faulty, feeble and feverish... and, oh, just fifty something”.

The show is part of Scotland’s creative ageing festival — a nationwide programme of arts activities celebrating creative lives as we age.

Among the festival’s partners are Age Scotland, Creative Scotland and the Baring Foundation.

October will see the nation’s newest festival bring more than 200 inspirational arts activities featuring and designed for older people, as well as events for audiences and participants across the generations.

The arts festival includes dance, drama and music performances, film screenings, literary events and exhibitions.

Many of the events are free or discounted and opportunities are offered for people to become involved as participants as well as audience members.

Go to for ticket information or call 0141 577 4970.