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Luminate: Scotland's creative ageing organisation
celebrating creativity as we age

Welcome to Luminate

Luminate, Scotland's creative ageing organisation, runs a diverse programme of creative events and activities throughout the year, including an annual arts festival running during October across Scotland.  The festival brings together older people and those from across the generations to celebrate our creativity as we age, share stories of ageing and explore what growing older means to all of us. Each year, there are activities all over Scotland - from art workshops and dance classes to music performances and authors' events - and you will find Luminate in theatres, galleries, community halls, care homes and lunch clubs, as well as events online that take us to audiences everywhere.

Luminate Festival

Luminate's sixth festival takes place 1st - 31st October 2017. The festival programme features hundreds of creative events and activities, set to reach people of all ages and communities nationwide. Visit our Events Page to browse what's on in your area. 

Returning this year are exhibitions, theatre, music and craft, all exploring ageing as a subject to spark our curiosity and bring us together. Our Luminate Film Tour this year populates the Central Belt, Dundee, Skye and Lewis with new stories of growing up and growing old from both Scottish and international directors. 

Luminate celebrates our ageless creativity with opportunities for entertainment, participation and learning. Open to all ages and abilities, we hope you'll join us for our festival month this year. Sign up to our newsletter to receive the latest festival news. 

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