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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.  Our projects bring 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.

Our nationwide creative ageing festival extended the length and breadth of Scotland in October 2017, with 330 events in communities from the Scottish Borders to Shetland.  We are excited that 2018 sees a new approach for us, with lots more work developing creative activities with, by and for older people all year round.  We will be supporting older people's creativity in different ways, for example care home artist residencies and training for older emerging artists.  

To enable our growing year-round programme to develop we won't be running a festival this October, and instead we're working towards a biennial festival starting in 2019.  Make sure you sign up for our e-newsletter to make sure you receive updates on our news and events.

What's on 

Consultation: Older people and music education

Join us and share your experience!

Tuesday 19 June from 2:30pm to 4:30pm, Glasgow

We would like to hear from individuals and organisations involved in music education in Scotland. If you are an older learner, music teacher or leader, we would like to invite you to take part in our consulation to join the debate about how to better support progress in learning music in later life. Click here for more details and to book your place. 

Unforgotten Forces

We have recently appointed artists Gill White and James Winnett for a 3 year residency in Erskine care homes as part of Unforgotten Forces, a partnership between 15 leading organisations which will deliver a range of new services and enhancements for older veterans living in Scotland. These services will cover areas such as advice, access to healthcare, social isolation, respite, along with creative activities and events for those in care settings.

Find out more about the partnership and our artists here

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