Luminate - Scotland's Creative aging festival has been in touch with Commonty to let us know about some of their events in the South of Scotland.....guess that they can be excused for not realising that Peebles and Hawick are further than Glasgow for most of us...
If your interests are knitting, textiles and history, on 29 October, Heart of Hawick will be hosting a Stellar Quines Rehearsal Room: Knit Two Together project for which they have been awarded a Heritage Lottery All Our Stories grant championing the female stories behind the Borders’ knitting and textile industries. As part of the project Sylvia Dow has created a new play Threads which will be seen for the first time as a script in hand performance.
There is also another chance to catch two films The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, preceded by a short film offering an old fashioned vision of old age Lochelly Old Age Pensioners Drive to Crook O’Devon and This Is Martin Bonner will also be preceded by a short film Friend Request Pending. Both screenings are at the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries, on 2 October and 3 October and at Heart of Hawick on 15 and 18 October.
At Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, Meet and Make Merry is part of Eastgate Theatre Outreach project, residents of Dovecot Court Extra Care Housing Development have been leaning to felt with local artist, Poppy Browne, and wall hangings, brooches, flowers and birds will be on display.
In libraries throughout the Borders including Galashiels, Peebles, Hawick and Duns writers Julian Colton and Iona McGregor will be leading creative writing workshops The Persistence of Age and Memory: Poetry and Short Story Workshops to help you turn your unique personal memory into a story or a poem.
As part of the Wigtown Book Festival programme, Angus - Weaver of Grass, the nostalgic play based on Angus MacPhee’s story of lost traditions, mental illness and magical hats can be seen at the Bladnoch Distillery on 2 October.
The complete Luminate festival progarmme can be seen at www.luminatescotland.org