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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 took place 1-31 October 2017. We welcomed back returning organisations and introduced new and emerging age defying projects with both Scottish and international roots. A mix of regular activities and unique events, plus touring work including performance and film, created opportunities for entertainment, participation and learning for all ages and abilities throughout the month. Visit our Events Page or read our 2017 brochure to see what was on this year. 

Unforgotten Forces

Luminate have recently appointed artists Gill White and James Winnett for a 3 year part time residency in Erskine care homes as part of Unforgotten Forces, a partnership between 15 leading organisations which will deliver a range of new services and enhancements for older veterans living in Scotland. These services will cover areas such as advice, access to healthcare, social isolation, respite, along with creative activities and events for those in care settings.

Find out more about the partnership and our artists here

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