Luminate shines on oldies’ October arts

Super Vivere Series. Luminate 2013 - Super Vivere - Joyce  Norman - credit Susie Rea
Super Vivere Series. Luminate 2013 - Super Vivere - Joyce Norman - credit Susie Rea

Scotland’s creative ageing festival Luminate comes to the Borders during its month of dance, drama, music, visual arts and community events.

“Creativity has no age,” said Luminate director Anne Gallacher. “All over the country, every single day in October, artists bring together audiences and participants from across the generations.”

On October 29, Heart of Hawick hosts a Stellar Quines Rehearsal Room: Knit Two Together, telling female stories behind the Borders’ knitting and textile industries, featuring a new play by Sylvia Dow. Two films, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and This Is Martin Bonner, will screen at the Heart of Hawick on October 15 and 18. Peebles’ Eastgate Theatre’s outreach project, Meet and Make Merry, displays felt-art by residents of Dovecot Court Extra Care Housing Development.

In Galashiels, Peebles, Hawick and Duns libraries, Julian Colton and Iona McGregor lead The Persistence of Age and Memory: Poetry and Short Story Workshops to turn personal memory into stories or poems. See Scotland’s programme at www.luminatescotland.org