We understand that this is a difficult and worrying time for everyone. We’ve made the decision to postpone all Luminate training and events until the end of May and are starting to reschedule them for later in the year.
We know that there are lots of older people at home or in care homes right now who are having to isolate from the wider world for a while because of the coronavirus outbreak, and so we’ve launched a new programme of online creative activities called Luminate@Home. Short films are uploaded every Tuesday and Friday at 2pm on the Luminate website and Facebook page, as well as on our Vimeo and YouTube channels. These films have been designed to inspire and guide you through a creative activity that can be done at home or in a care home. The activities are presented by professional artists and feature different arts forms including crafts, poetry, music and dance. The films will be left online so you can access them at any time.
Luminate@Home has been developed in partnership with Scottish Care, the national membership body for independent social care, and is co-produced by Graeme Roger.
What is the Dementia Inclusive Singing Network
The dementia inclusive singing network will help people affected by dementia to take part in singing groups and choirs across Scotland. If you would like to sing with a group in your local area, the network will help you find local opportunities. If you are a song leader or organiser, the network offers training and guides to help you lead your group.
We have also created Principles of the Dementia Inclusive Singing Network which you can download using the link below. These are 8 principles that we have identified as essential features of groups who welcome and include people living with dementia.
“Singing is good for you… and group singing is even better.” (Voices Now, The Big Choral Census, July 2017). We want to share this with as many people as possible!