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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 an arts festival 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.

Anne Basting's Visit to Edinburgh

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:

Luminate 2016

The 2016 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. 

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