Founded in 2006, Centrestage is a multi-award winning Kilmarnock based charity that believes that anyone, regardless of age background or experience can gain life changing social benefits through the active participation in the arts, particularly music, drama, dance, visual, digital and culinary arts. Our Vision is “To build energetic and inclusive communities with the Arts at the Heart”.
We currently operate across seven sites throughout Ayrshire and welcome 2500 participants each week.
We are delighted to bring our #funfoodfolk activity to North Ayrshire and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Centrestage ‘On the Road’ uses fun and food to bring people together to catalyse the energy of communities. Strategically redistributing surplus food, wrapping each area in support that has music at the heart of every meal dignifies the help given and builds community capacity. Each community has its own solutions; the questions just need to be asked of the right people. First, communities must have the opportunity to come together, building relationships; talking to people and not to labels; learning the stories behind the statistics. Replacing poverty with potential. From speaking with our ‘On the Road’ team, engaging with other members of your community to helping the Chef rustle a delicious dish for you all to enjoy. The Centrestage ‘On the road’ brings a flavour of what we do in Kilmarnock to many towns and villages across Ayrshire.
Our first on the road project was launched in Ardeer in April 2014, followed by Pennyburn, Fullarton, Drongan and Rankinston. See below for our latest timetable. Next time we are in your area, come pay us a visit.
All of our services are delivered on a ‘Pay It Forward’ basis, meaning visitors will take what they need and pay what they can for any food provision.
Kilbirnie (Bridgend Community Centre) – 10.00am – 12.00pm
Ardrossan (Whitlees Centre) – 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Ardeer (Community Centre) – 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Castlepark (Community Centre) – 10.00am – 12.00pm
Fullarton (Connexions) – 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Pennyburn (Cranbery Moss Community Centre) – 12.00pm – 2.00pm
– 10.00am – 1.30pm
Resources and Amenities
Dignified Food Provision
Tea & Coffee with a bite to Eat
Centrestage #oneteam on hand to help link with any of our wider activity offering Catalyst, Connect etc…