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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 from 1st to 31st 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

The 2016 festival programme featured hundreds of creative events and activities, reaching people of all ages and different communities nationwide. The festival extended the length and breadth of Scotland - from Hawick in the Scottish Borders all the way up to Yell, Shetland. 

Please click here to download an electronic version of the 2016 brochure, and see the wide range of  performances and workshops that took place for the festival's fifth year. 

Invitation to put events forward for this year's festival

If you are planning creative activities or events in Scotland this October that are aimed at older people , or that have a theme relating to ageing, why not put them forward to be part of Luminate 2017? 

Our online proposal form is now live on our website. Click here for useful documents to help you prepare your proposal and details of the information that we ask you to supply. 

For your event to be included in both the printed programme and our website, the deadline for submissions is 5pm on Friday 30th June 2017. Proposals submitted after this time will be eligible for inclusion on our website only, and the deadline for submission of events for our website only is 5pm on Friday 4 August 2017.  

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