How does it feel to be creative in your 20s? What about your 40s? 60s? Or 90s?

That's what we set out to discover when we curated 'A Creative Century', an exhibition of photographs, videos and testimonials with ten people in Edinburgh who regularly take part in a creative activity - and who are each drawn from a different decade of life.

The exhibition was first shown at Dance Base in the Grassmarket, and will shortly be on display in various Edinburgh libraries (dates and venues to be announced soon). 

Ten people, ten portraits, ten stories . . . Meet them all in this short video:


To view their portraits and watch interviews with each of the participants explaining what they love about being creative, click the names below . . .

Jo - a 9-year old boy who sings with Love Music Junior Choir

Esther - a 12-year-old girl who loves creative writing

Nathaniel - a 22-year-old who enjoys photography and theatre directing

Rhona - a 31-year-old who plays with Drake Music Scotland's Digital Orchestra

Kirsty - a 47-year-old who is a member of the Bohemian Lyric Opera Company

Steven - a 58-year-old who sings with Edinburgh Gay Men's Chorus

Trishna - a 65-year-old who loves knitting, crocheting, drawing and creative writing

George - a 77-year-old who plays the clarinet with Bristo Community Concert Band

Maureen - an 86-year-old who dances with 24 Carat Gold at Dance Base

Charles - a 90-year-old who enjoys getting creative in his garden


If you've been inspired to get creative but don't know where to start, check out the local groups near you on our Creativity Map!