With preparations underway for the 2014 Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing festival, we’d like to introduce you to poet Anne Connolly, one of the stars of the 2013 festival.
Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing festival, explores creative ageing in its many guises. October each year offers a chance to celebrate creativity, to share stories, and to explore what ageing means to all of us.
In 2013 Luminate included 400 events from the Borders to Shetland, and we hope for more in 2014! So if you are planning creative activities that are aimed at older people as participants or audiences, or activities that bring the generations together – or if you are running event that is led by older artists or explores the many experiences of ageing – we want to hear from you.
Our programme gives a national profile to local activities, and if you would like your activity or event to be included, you should look for the call for proposals which will be issued in May. The deadline will be 27th June.
To find out more about us, including last year’s programme, go to www.luminatescotland.org. Sign up for our e-newsletter on the website to make sure you receive the call for proposals as soon as it is issued.
And if you are someone who would like to attend some of our events, why not sign up for the e-newsletter too, to make sure you receive the latest information on our plans?
Luminate was launched in 2012 and has grown rapidly in its first two years. We hope you will want to join us this October for this exciting event. And to whet your appetite we hope that you enjoy Anne’s poem ‘The boy who breaks my sticks.’