DJ Derek, aged 73, the UK’s oldest record spinner and former staple on the festival circuit, came out of retirement to hit the decks at the launch of Selfridges’ first creative campaign for 2015, Bright Old Things.

The initiative, which celebrates those who are bucking retirement in favour of a career renaissance, has seen the work of two local but little-known artists, 60-year-old actress-turned-chairmaker Den Woods and 53-year-old teaching assistant-turned-textile artist Sally Peplow, championed by the retail giant.

Selected from hundreds of entries, Den and Sally are proving that creativity is ageless, after opting to make something of their creative passions at a time in life when many choose to give up work in favour of a quieter life.

The duo, whose creations now fill the store’s two iconic 360 degree windows and will be seen by thousands of shoppers over the next six weeks, were toasted to by friends, family, colleagues and Selfridges guests, which took place in the store’s top floor brasserie and champagne bar, The Balcony.