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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. 

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 in mid-May. To stay up to date with our news and receive regular updates, please subscribe to our e-newsletter. 

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