Jean-Paul Bell has had a diverse career in both the performing arts and speaking circuit for both corporate and the community.

Nominated as Senior Australian of the year in 2015 Jean-Paul has contributed   time in the world of humour therapy creating the Humour Foundation Clown Doctor Program for children’s hospitals nationally in 1996 and working creatively with the aged care industry for people living with dementia.

He will once again be the emcee for this year’s festival from the 10th to the 12th of March.