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    Get Creative with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • Pat Kinevane in Forgotten.
    Fishamble present Forgotten. Image by Patrick Redmond
  • Making Space. Image by Shannon Tofts
    Making Space. Image by Shannon Tofts
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    Image by Viktoria Begg
  • Cumbernauld house photographed by Chris Leslie
    Luminate Photography Challenge. Image by Chris Leslie
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    Dive & Luminate's Intergenerational Cabaret. Image by Eoin Carey
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    A Wee Night In

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. You can see last year's brochure here

Our 2017 festival is only a few weeks away and once again we have an exciting and diverse programme representing fantastic creative work across Scotland. Our 2017 events will be available to view online shortly, so come back soon to browse our Events Page. Alternatively sign up to our newsletter and we'll let you know as soon as we launch our programme. 

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