The Flames

The Flames

“An opportunity to let your imagination run riot” Member of The Flames

Founded in 2016 in Glasgow as part of Luminate 2016, The Flames is a performance company for people age 50+ who wish to create high quality, collaborative work.

The Flames work at pace exploring ideas and devising in partnership with Tricky Hat’s artists. The work is created in just five sessions before being performed in front of an audience. Previous events have been inspired by themes such as love, memory and obsession. The company uses performance, film and specially composed music to explore stories about life after fifty, challenging our perceptions of ageing.

Become a Flame

The Flames are recruiting people age 50+ to join their guerilla sessions: five workshops led by Tricky Hat’s creative team and guest artists. Workshops are free and no previous experience is necessary. These sessions feed the fire that will become a bold and vibrant multimedia event at the CCA.

We have an information session on Saturday the 10th of February from 4.30-6.00pm at the CCA (Club Room). To express an interest, please e-mail

Due to demand for evening/weekend workshops there will be two Flames groups running throughout February and March. These two groups will devise a piece of work which will be performed on Sunday the 25th of March.

For more information, please e-mail

Watch our short film for more information about what’s involved.

Previous events have taken place at the CCA on 4 Oct 2017, as part of Luminate 2017, 19 April 2017 and 26 October 2016, as part of Luminate 2016.

Creative Team
Direction by Fiona Miller
Music composed by Mick Slaven
Audio Visual Design by Kim Beveridge


Video at top of page: Filmed segment for STV’s Live at Five programme featuring The Flames rehearsal, April 2017.

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