Luminate 2016 is just a few weeks away!


Luminate 2016 is just a few weeks away!

October is just around the corner and we are looking forward to a busy month of events and creative activities for all ages. In a programme that features dance, drama, music, visual arts, storytelling, photography and crafts – whatever your age and wherever you are in Scotland, there will be something for everyone during Luminate 2016.

Festival highlights include Fishamble’s Forgotten. Starting at the Tron Theatre on Saturday 1 October, this captivating portrayal by Pat Kinevane of four older characters living in retirement homes and care facilities around Ireland will tour to three venues during Luminate. Dance lovers should also look out for PRIME, Quicksilver and Gracenote’s Carry On Dancing. The three elder dance companies will travel to Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness performing to a varied soundtrack including the Rolling Stones and fresh hip hop tunes. Their tour begins at Dance Base in Edinburgh on Sunday 2 October.

To browse all of this year’s creative events and activities, visit our website at You can also request a copy of the brochure, by dropping us an email at [email protected] or calling us on 0131 668 8066.



Dee Ukes performing aboard HM Frigate Unicorn at our media launch on Tuesday. You can see the group perform on 22 October during Luminate 2016.

Image (C) Alistair Kerr


Would you like to contribute to the Luminate blog?
During the busy month of October we will be sharing Luminate news and events from across Scotland and we’d love to include some of your stories. It could be a review of a theatre performance you’ve attended, or you might want to tell people about your experience at a dance workshop. If this is something that you’re interested in please do get in touch with [email protected] for more information.

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