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

Welcome to Luminate

Luminate, Scotland's creative ageing festival, will be back this October, bringing older people and people from across the generations together across Scotland to celebrate our creativity as we age, share stories of ageing and explore what growing older means to all of us.

Luminate 2015

Now in its fourth year, the festival will feature hundreds of creative events from the Scottish Borders to Shetland, reaching people of all ages and different communities nationwide. The programme includes theatre, dance, music, visual arts, literary events, crafts and media activities, and also features some online activities that you can enjoy at home.

We'll be announcing our full festival programme at the beginning of September, however if you would like to have a sneaky peak at some of the events this October, you can browse them in our Events section now.

Luminate Photography Challenge

As this year's Luminate is fast approaching, we are delighted to announce a new opportunity for anyone living in Scotland to be part of our festival. The Luminate Challenge is a chance for you to create something new this summer, and to share it with other around the country.

In 2015 our Challenge focuses on photography. We would like to invite you to create a photographic portrait of someone from a different generation, and tell us what inspired you to photograph them. We will select a range of portraits which will be exhibited online and in a touring exhibition during our festival in October.

To help you, we've commissioned some portraits from a photographic artist Robin Gillanders, and Robin has also shared some thoughts and tips on things you might like to think about when you're setting up and taking your portraits.  

The deadline for entries is Monday 7 September 2015, and full details of how to enter - along with Robin's images and advice - can be found on here.

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