Craft Cafe events for Luminate Festival throughout October!
Luminate, Scotland's creative ageing festival, is running for the entire month of October. Launched in 2012, the festival includes dance, drama, music, visual arts, storytelling, photography and crafts events across Scotland, all communicating the message that creativity has no age.
We are delighted that Craft Cafe, our flagship creative programme for over-60s, is well-represented in the 2017 festival. Running in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire, we have exhibitions and open days taking in each of these areas over the next month.
The aim is to give people an idea of how Craft Cafe helps older people reach their creative potential in a safe and welcoming environment led by professional artists. We also hope to encourage new members to get involved!
Here's what we have coming up...
Craft Cafe Exhibition, Edinburgh
Saturday 6th October - Sunday 29th October 2017, 10am - 4pm each day
Image Collective Gallery, second floor of Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, Ocean Dr, Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ
A collection of prints, drawings, paintings, sewn pieces and collaborative artwork by older people from across Scotland. There will be handmade zines of participants' work, a large-scale storytelling tapestry and new designs from the Craft Cafe textile range. Items will be available to purchase for anyone looking to pick up a unique, lovingly-crafted gift.
Craft Cafe Open Day, Johnstone
Friday 6th October 2017, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Farrier Court Sheltered Housing, 7 Farrier Court, Johnstone, PA5 8AQ
Impact Arts opens the doors of Craft Café workshops in Johnstone for fun-filled arts sessions and musical reminiscence. If you are 60+ and living in Renfrewshire, come along for art, tea and cake! Places are limited, so please call ahead - just contact Anne Marie Wilson on 07976 623 552 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Craft Cafe Open Day, Barrhead
Wednesday 11th October 2017, 10.30am - 4pm
Barrhead Sheltered Housing, 113 Main St, Barrhead G78 1SB
Impact Arts opens the doors of Craft Café workshops in Barrhead for fun-filled arts sessions and musical reminiscence. If you are 60+ and living in East Renfrewshire, come along for art, tea and cake! Places are limited, so please call ahead - just contact Anne Marie Wilson on 07976 623 552 or email email@example.com.
Craft Cafe Open Day, Govan
Tuesday 24th October 2017, 10am - 4pm
Elderpark Street Centre, 82 Elderpark Street, Govan, Glasgow
Impact Arts opens the doors of Craft Café Govan for a celebratory day of arts-filled fun. You will have the chance to experience the Craft Café atmosphere, meet the members, see the artwork and participate in creative workshops. Come along for tea, cake and art activities.
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