Catalyst delivers relationship-based throughcare within HMP Kilmarnock then post liberation for as long as required to break the cycle of reoffending.
Our participants are able to access daily a full range of supports, helping to break the cycle of debt, homelessness, addictions and mental health challenges, whilst being able to participate in a wide range of social, recreational, artistic and creative activities from the Catalyst Kilmarnock base in John Finnie Street
Connect delivers activities based around the digital, creative and performing arts to young people from Ayrshire Primary and Secondary schools who are at risk of exclusion or disengaging with education. These activities are delivered as an enhancement to the core school curriculum and are provided during school hours as well as school holiday periods.
We create new opportunities, broaden horizons and empower them to believe that, through their own actions and efforts, they can create their own positive futures. We do this using a creative strength based approach which appreciates the uniqueness of every child and young person. Through allowing them to develop their own self-belief and instilling a sense of purpose our young people are empowered to make positive decisions about their lives.
Music can help build and regain connection and Gie It Laldy is for those members of our community and their families and carers living with dementia, proving in every themed session the role that music and reminiscence plays in keeping memories alive.
Join us every Tuesday from 2-3:30pm, call us on 01563 551505 to book.
Musical Generations enables members of our community, from a wide variety of home and care settings to enjoy an afternoon of music, movement, entertainment and refreshments. Memories are revisited through the music and carers and family members are encouraged to come along and be part of the experience.
For sessions running on Monday afternoons at Centrestage, pre-booking is advised as this is a particularly popular activity.
Heart & Soul enables women in all the areas in which we work to meet in their own communities and then to come together in Cumnock and at Centrestage for our regular events and performances there, connecting women and girls in an informal network of positive support.
A wide range of activities and opportunities are available for everyone to access.
Aspire groups and enables children, young people and adults living with a wide range of additional support needs and disabilities to participate fully within the Centrestage community, allowing new opportunities in performing, creative arts and volunteering. Reach Out is an informal, sociable and high energy drop in class for adults. Rising Stars is for children aged 6-14 years. Here, the high ratio of leaders to children allows the participants to express themselves safely & creatively in a supportive and fun environment. Aspire2Dance, Aspire2Act and Aspire2Perform are activities for those aged 14yrs to adult.
As well as informal showcases throughout the year, participants in Rising Stars and Aspire also devise and perform in the annual Centrestage Christmas pantomime. Aspire also take part in full musical productions and 2015’s production of “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat” will be followed by “Grease is the Word” in summer 2016.
Aspire workshops are also delivered in the wider community and at local schools.
Click here for class timetable.