Only services that are currently available during COVID-19 are listed in the directory.
In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available.
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- Older People
Luminate, Scotland's creative ageing organisation, celebrates our creative lives as we age. Launched in 2012, Luminate's founder partners were Creative Scotland, the Baring Foundation and Age Scotland, all of whom continue to support us.
Luminate ran nationwide creative ageing festivals from 2012, with programmes featuring new work, collaborations and international projects specially planned and programmed for the festival, as well as independently-run projects led by a wide range of cultural and community organisations. In 2017, we celebrated our 5th birthday and launched our first publication Late Opening: Arts and Older People in Scotland.
2018 saw the introduction of a new approach for us, with a commitment to building a year round programme developing creative activities with, by and for older people. The last Luminate Festival took place in May 2019 to enable our growing year-round programme to develop and to allow us to support Scotland's creative ageing sector in new and different ways.
We understand that the current Coronavirus outbreak is a difficult and worrying time for everyone and while we have postponed all our planned events, we have launched Luminate@Home a new online programme of creative activities for you to do in your home or care home.
Our vision is that all older people can take part in high quality arts and creative activities, whatever their background and circumstances and wherever they live.