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

Welcome to Luminate

Luminate, Scotland's creative ageing festival, is held from 1st to 31st October across Scotland each year.  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 2016 Photography Challenge

We are collaborating with Stills, Centre for Photography, on a challenge for older photographers during 2016. This is a chance for you to create something new this summer, and to share it with others around the country in October as part of Luminate. Please click here to take part and find out more about the Luminate Challenge.

Luminate 2015

Our fourth festival held in October last year featured 424 creative events from the Scottish Borders to Shetland, reaching people of all ages and different communities nationwide. We live-streamed Donna Rutherford's performance of Broth from Paisley Arts Centre and you can watch a recording of this show online at our YouTube Channel

You can also browse or download an electronic copy of our Luminate 2015 brochure by clicking here.

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