Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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A free three-day programme focusing on creative ageing will come to Portree.

The programme comes from Luminate and Tha Seo Math Dhuibh and will launch a new, artist-led project involving older people from Skye.

This project will run throughout the spring and culminate in a public event during the Luminate Festival, which returns in May 2019.

The events will run from Monday 4 to Wednesday 6 March and will be held at the Aros Centre.


The programme is as follows:

Monday 4 March: 2pm-3.30pm
Luminate and Tha Seo Math Dhuibh are delighted to present a performance at the monthly Tea Ceilidh by Magaidh Smith, Gaelic singer and arts worker from Lewis

The Tea Ceilidh is part of a larger event hosted by Tha Seo Math Dhuibh, Highland Senior Citizens Network, Age Scotland and Highland Council Tenant Participation – a Senior Citizens Spring Fling, which will be an entertaining day that also offers the chance to find out about the services provided by the participating organisations. For further information about the Senior Citizens Spring Fling, contact: Iseabail Strachan, the Aros Centre – 01478 613649 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tuesday 5 March: 10am to 12.30pm followed by lunch Being Dementia Aware – a free training session for artists on the Isle of Skye, led by Age Scotland. The session will help you to be dementia aware and will support you in offering creative activities offered to older people in the community. This will be a relaxed and enjoyable workshop that doesn’t require any previous knowledge about dementia. Admission is free but booking is essential.

Bookings: Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/being-dementia-aware-tickets-55632049959

Tuesday 5 March: 12.30pm lunch, followed by seminar at 1.15pm
“What makes a good arts project for older people and people living with dementia?”

Tha Seo Math Dhuibh and Luminate are delighted to offer this free seminar for artists and care professionals. Three invited speakers will share their experience of running arts project with and for older people and people living with dementia, and will also explore how to deliver a programme that is accessible for both Gaelic and English speakers:

Anne Marie Quinn is an artist who currently works for An Talla Solais in Ullapool to lead a creative engagement programme for older people, carers and people living with dementia in the area;

Paula Brown is Project Coordinator for Cianalas - An Lanntair’s dementia friendly community project on Lewis;

Magaidh Smith is a Gaelic speaking Hebridean freelance arts worker and cultural researcher.

Admission is free but booking is essential.

Bookings: Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-makes-a-good-arts-project-for-older-people-and-people-living-with-dementia-tickets-55633161283

Wednesday 6 March – 2pm-4pm
Lines of Time and Tide
An afternoon of art and poetry inspired by the simple pleasure of being close to the sea. A one-off workshop supported by Luminate, which offers the opportunity for people living with dementia and their carers to take part in an arts workshop led by Anne Marie Quinn from An Talla Solais in Ullapool.

Admission is free but booking is essential.
Bookings: call Iseabail Strachan at the Aros Centre on 01478 613649

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