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.
Our ‘Heart and Soul HUB’ in Cumnock provides a safe and warm environment for people across Cumnock and the wider East Ayrshire community to come together and enjoy everything #funfoodfolk.
With the ‘Arts at the Heart’ a mixture of activities take place at the HUB throughout the week, with the community very much shaping what takes place from cooking to singing and much, much more. Pop in and see us!
You’ll find us at 38-42 Ayr Road, Cumnock. You can contact us on 01290 424495.
Mon 10am – 5pm
Tue 10am – 8pm
Wed 10am – 5pm
Thu 10am – 5pm
Fri 10am – 4pm
Lorna and Peggy from our #oneteam look forward to welcoming you soon.
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.
Centrestage work in partnership with Serco to manage the Family and Friends Hub at HMP Kilmarnock, creating a welcoming and supportive environment for those visiting family and friends - especially for first time visitors who are unsure of prison procedures. The family and friends Hub provides meaningful support and advice for families affected by imprisonment and offers various Centrestage #funfoodfolk activities throughout the week to make both adults and children feel at ease.