Luminate invites submissions for creative ageing festival

Donna Rutherford in Broth, one of the highlights of Luminate 2015.Donna Rutherford in Broth, one of the highlights of Luminate 2015.
Donna Rutherford in Broth, one of the highlights of Luminate 2015.
Companies, organisations and individuals are being invited to put an event forward to become a part of Luminate 2016.

This October will once again see an innovative and vibrant Luminate programme nationwide – offering a wealth of creative experiences and proving that creativity has no age.

Now in its fifth year, Luminate is firmly established in Scotland’s events calendar and in 2015 incorporated over 400 arts activities with, by and for older people.

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Plans are well underway to ensure that this year’s festival will again embrace the length and breadth of the country with an ever-expanding and ambitious wide-ranging programme.

Luminate includes an independently run programme led by artists, cultural organisations and community groups, and the festival is now inviting submissions for this programme for Luminate 2016.

The festival showcases projects and events run by communities and arts organisations throughout the country, including dance, music, visual arts and community projects offering a chance to celebrate creativity, share stories, and to explore what ageing means to all of us.

Events could range from creative projects bringing younger and older people together, to activities in care homes, exhibitions, concerts and theatre productions for audiences of all ages, to workshops aimed at older people.

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The closing date for inclusion in the printed brochure is 5pm on Wednesday June 29, and for inclusion on the website only is 5pm on Friday August 5 2016.

It is simple to apply: visit and fill in the online form.

Guidance notes are also available online and you can request hard copies of this information by phone on 0131 668 8066 or by email at [email protected]

This year’s Luminate festival takes place from Saturday 1 – Monday October 31.

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