Generation Arts

Who is this for?

  • Anyone aged 50 years old and over

Who provides this?

  • Generation Arts


Generation Arts is a local charity, based in West Lothian, that brings art and creativity to older people. It aims to ensure that every person over 50 years old has the opportunity to take part in a creative activity that sustains or improves their mental and physical health.

The project helps tackle isolation and can bring you comfort if you are affected by life-threatening or limiting conditions such as dementia, disabilities and loneliness.

Generation Arts do this in three ways – with its programme in elderly care settings; weekly dance and song community classes and with special annual events. All its activities are free or low cost to participants, delivered by qualified artists and developed to promote independence, confidence and good health.

Generation Arts is run by a board of retired individuals, including a qualified accountant as our treasurer, who meet monthly for planning discussions.

Weekly classes:

Silver Tones Choir – Mondays at 1.15pm. Royal British Legion, Bathgate. No music experience necessary.

Livingston Dance – Thursdays at 10.30am. Livingston United Parish Church, Nether Dechmont Community Centre, Fells Rigg, Livingston EH54 8AX. A great introduction to movement and music with well known dance moves.

Bathgate Dance – Fridays at 10.30am. St Mary’s Church Hall, Bathgate. Agentle class with all the right moves and lots of seated actions.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals

Is there a cost?

Community classes costs £4. You can pay on the day or by bank transfer per term. Where you attend more than one weekly class the second class is £3.

Is there a waiting list?


Location information

  • Public parking available
  • Wheelchair access

Opening times

10.30am on Wednesdays and 10.30am on Thursdays

Contact Details

Craigsfarm Community Hub, Maree Walk, Livingston, EH54 5BP


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Type of services on offer:

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