In partnership with Luminate: Scotland's creative ageing festival
At nearly 90 years of age, Miss Veitch’s mind is still sharp but she is confined to bed and entirely dependent on her day time carer. When increasing ill health sees a new carer brought in to look after her at night, the lives of all three are changed in ways that are as unexpected as they are profound. Miss Veitch’s Roses explores the fine line between independence and isolation and the gap between the identities we share with others and who we really are.
Jane Livingstone’s diverse writing career ranges from winning a BAFTA Scotland New Talent Best Writer Award for her screenplay Roses of Picardy, to the success of her play about the history of her hometown, Thieves of Dunfermline. Her short story Roses and Dust was adapted as an award-winning animation and she has an established career as a copywriter. Jane also writes song lyrics and is co-publisher of the popular online magazine Avocado Sweet. Having originally graduated in Law, Jane has more recently gained a Masters in Creative Writing. She is married with three daughters.