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Live Music Now - performance tour of care homes and community groups

Live Music Now is a UK-wide charitable organisation that gives performing and training opportunities to outstanding young professional performers, who take their performances to a range of community settings including schools, hospitals and care homes.

Musicians will perform in the following venues:


Walter and Joan Gray Home, Scalloway
Edward Thomason House, Lerwick
Viewforth House, Lerwick
North Haven Care Centre, Brae
Taing House, Lerwick
Wastview Care Home, Walls


St Colm’s Day Centre, Orkney
St Peter’s House, Stromness
Smiddybrae House, Dounby
St Rognvalds House, Kirkwall


Alexander House, Crossgates, Fife

Perth & Kinross

North Inch House, Perth
Glencairn House, Auchterarder
Kincarrathie House, Perth
Dalweem Care Home, Aberfeldy
Rivendell Care Home, Dunkeld


Morlich House, Edinburgh
Women’s Fellowship, Gorgie Parish Church
Fords Road Home, Edinbugh
Portobello Women’s Rural, Edinburgh

The Live Music Now ensembles who will be visiting older people’s groups and care homes during Luminate are:
• Orkadian fiddle player Kirstan Harvey and her accompanist Tina Rees;
• Arunda, a trio of music graduates from conservatoires in Glasgow, London and Marseille;
• Singer Jemma Brown, joined by Maryham Sherhan on piano;
• Triple Strings, who are visiting from Munich as part of Live Music Now’s international exchange programme;
• Nikola Kyosev and Silviya Mihaylova, who first met when studying in Bulgaria and have performed as duo since moving to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Supported by The Gannochy Trust, The Robertson Trust, Creative Scotland and The Musicians’ Benevolent Fund, as part of Luminate.

Highland Reminiscence
Fèis Rois

Wyvis House Care Home, Dingwall; Isobel Rhind Centre, Invergordon; Mackenzie Day Dentre, Inverness; New Craigs Hospital, Inverness;
Isle View Care Home, Aultbea.

Music written for string quintet and percussion by Fèis Rois musician in residence, Fraya Thomsen, inspired by the conversations and stories shared in care homes and day centres for the elderly across Highland during her community music sessions. Performed by Fraya and 5 Ross-shire teenagers the piece will tour the community settings which inspired the piece and will be followed by participative music and song sessions involving residents and attenders.

Information: 01349 862600

This project is funded by the Jubilee People’s Millions

Illuminating Inverness

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Castle Wynd, INVERNESS, IV2 3EB

Through a series of workshops during Luminate the Merkinch community will contribute to Inverness Museum and Art Gallery’s next exhibition, by sharing memories, experience, insights and stories together with items from the museum’s collections and the photographic archives. The planned exhibition will celebrate the community’s invaluable contribution to increasing understanding of the city’s past.

The resulting exhibition opens 17 November - 10 December

Information: 01463 237 114

Music in Hospitals and Glasgow Arts present ‘Arty Party’ and ‘Thank You for the Music’

Arty Party and Thank you for the Music are live concerts, performed by professional musicians, for older people in specially selected care units in Glasgow.

Arty Party will take place at the City Halls Recital Room, and is open to an invited audience from Glasgow care organizations. Thank You for the Music will take place in the following care homes and day centres: Golfhill Care Home, Merrylee Lodge Care Home, Hamiltonhill Day Centre, Mallaig Road Day Centre.

Information 0131 556 5848

Little Bit of Magic Flute

Scottish Opera take their bite-sized performances of Little Bit of Magic Flute to care homes, sheltered housing communities and older people’s groups across Scotland as part of Luminate’s outreach programme. These 20 minute tasters are designed to pop-up in unexpected places and feature a flutist, harpist, opera singer, story teller and hand-drawn illustrations to bring Mozart’s comic masterpiece to life.

NG Homes, North Glasgow;
Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association, Dunbar

Still Dancing

Still Dancing is a company of older dancers that was formed in 2010 by Dance House. This project takes them into community care settings in Glasgow, where they will perform a vibrant piece of dance created earlier this year, and lead workshops inspired by the choreography.

Battlefield Day Care Centre, Glasgow
The Gatehouse, Glasgow
Mallaig Road Day Centre, Glasgow

Supported by The Endrick Trust and The Merchants House of Glasgow.

An Imaginary Line from Here to There
Art in Hospitals

Artists are working with frail older people in care homes in collaboration with a writer and photographer, to create a series of “washing lines” of images and text to express older people’s thoughts and feelings through art. This is the launch of a year-long project, which will begin during Luminate at Greenfield Park Care Centre.

It may be possible for interested individuals to visit by prior arrangement. Enquiries should be made to 0141 211 6344 /

Supported by Creative Scotland, The Baring Foundation, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Glasgow Life, HC-One, Care Home Company

Once Upon A Time

Interactive storytelling for older people with dementia.

Once Upon a Time workshops inspire imaginations by building a multisensory, immersive environment. Projection, light, taste, touch, sound and smell awaken the senses and create a moment of shared joy. Participants are empowered to respond creatively in any way they choose. London-based Spare Tyre will spend 2 weeks in residence in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, leading 20 workshops across 5 care homes.

Grandholm Care Home, Aberdeen
Tor-na-Dee, Milltimber
Rosewell House, Aberdeen
Allachburn Care Home, Aboyne
Westbank House, Oldmeldrum, Inverurie

Supported by Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council

Victoria Hall of Fame

To complement an exhibition of poignant portrates of nine Cromarty residents who were teenagers in the Ross-shire coastal town during the second world war, Highland Print Studio is providing workshops to local groups on photogravure. This is a lovely way of printing a photographic image using traditional etching techniques. Keeping with the reminiscence theme, participants will bring along an object or photograph that has special significance to them and take portraits of each other with their possession. They will then expose the images onto a photosensitive plate and print them using traditional inks and etching press.

Highland Print Studio is revenue funded by Creative Scotland and Highland Council. Project funded by Big Lottery Fund.

Lana’s Nana

Lana’s Nana is a new play about memories. Written by Colin Bell in collaboration with older people from Dunbar Day Centre and young people from The Brunton Youth Theatre, the play follows Lana as she tries to recaptures the memories her Nana is losing.

The performance is visiting community centres throughout October 2012 before a public performance at the Brunton Theatre.  The play is touring East Lothian community groups as part of Luminate’s outreach programme:
The Corn Exchange, Haddington
Bleachingfield Community Centre, Dunbar
Community Centre, North Berwick
Community Centre, Prestonpans

Supported by Make a Splash! and Friends of Brunton Theatre