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Luminate: Scotland's creative ageing festival
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.

Anne Basting's Visit to Edinburgh - March 2017

Together with Queen Margaret University, we are thrilled to
welcome Professor Anne Basting, Theatre Artist and Educator, to Edinburgh in March 2017. Anne is an expert in arts and ageing and is one of the 2016 MacArthur Fellows. She is currently a professor of theatre in the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

Anne will be speaking at a public lecture on Monday, 13th March 2017 at Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh and will be leading a creative storytelling training day on Tuesday, 14th March 2017 at Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh.  To find out more about the events and book your place, please go to links below:

Public Lecture by Anne Basting - Monday 13 March 2017

TimeSlips - creative storytelling training for artists and care professionals working with older people with dementia - Tuesday 14 March 2017

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. 

The Luminate 2017 festival is back this year and will be held from 1st to 31st October 2017 across Scotland. Now's the time to think about whether you, your group or organisation would like to take part in the sixth edition of the festival. Further information about how to get involved and put your event forward for inclusion in this year's festival will available soon. To stay up to date with our news, please subscribe to our e-newsletter. 

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