The team at Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing organisation, have worked with artists from all over Scotland to create a series of 30 films aimed at older people.  The artists all work regularly with older people in care homes and in community settings, and they have transferred their usual face-to-face approaches to offer creative activities on film for older people to do at home or in a care home.  Activities include craft, poetry, music and dance, and range from a 1960s seated dance workshop and a drumming session using kitchen utensils, to craft activities using recycled materials.  The drumming film, as well as 3 singing films, all have accompaniment tracks that you can download and use in your care home.

The films and soundtracks are available on Luminate’s website at

The Luminate team are now making future plans, and – if you try any of the films – they’d really appreciate it if you could spare a few minutes to give them some feedback.  Their short online survey is at, and there’s a chance to be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 book token!

Luminate@Home is supported by Baillie Gifford, co-produced by Graeme Roger, and presented in partnership with Scottish Care