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Luminate events part of Silver Sunday 2014

Silver Sunday, taking place this year on Sunday 5 October, is an annual day of free events and activities for older people across the UK. It aims to celebrate the value and knowledge they contribute to our communities and to combat the loneliness that affects many older people.

This year, some of Glasgow Museums' Luminate events are also part of Silver Sunday, offering a wealth of creative activities for older people and their families.

At Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Willow Weekend, a series of events in the Glasgow Style Gallery will celebrate Charles Rennie Mackintosh's love of willow through performance, craft, creative writing and drawing. Also inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art will be running Sketching Space and Place: an introduction to architectural drawing, in which a Mackintosh sketch of the Provand's Lordship will be the starting point to develop your drawing skills and explore form, shape, perspective and light in architecture and interiors.

Visitors to the Burrell Collection will have the chance to handle and learn about William Burrell's arms and armour collection in a Silver Sunday Armouries Afternoon. And, at the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre you can try your hand and making dyes and pictures from natural pigments in Animal, Vegetable of Mineral: The Ancient Art of Making Colour.

Glasgow Museums are also part of Age Collective, a partnership project including museums around the UK. This network will be hosting the UK's first Age Friendly Museums Day on Silver Sunday, celebrating older people with a programme of specially designed activities, including these Luminate events.

More information about Silver Sunday is available on their website www.silversunday.org.uk and you can contact the team by email on info@silversunday.org.uk or by phone on 0207 641 5294.

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