22 January – 20 March
Maggie’s Centre Lanarkshire
This photographic exhibition gives viewers an insight into the wonderful Maggie’s Centre, Lanarkshire. Maggie’s offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. Situated in the grounds of Monklands Hospital in Airdrie, a range of specialist staff provide people with the opportunity to discuss cancer diagnosis, treatment and their effects. The exhibition also hopes to highlight the positive impact of the Maggie’s Centre design and architecture which offers a relaxing non-clinical setting. It also showcases a range of treatments, classes and services that Maggie’s provide for those living with cancer in Lanarkshire.
2 April – 4 June
Airdrie Independent Youth Group
See the images behind The Airdrie Independent Youth Group, a body that was established through joint working between Community Learning Development and Airdrie Locality Support Services. The aim of this partnership was to support young people with additional support needs to integrate within their own community. Through involvement in youth accredited awards, the young people have contributed to their community by raising awareness of the Syrian refugee crisis, and organising a community event where funds were raised for local Parkinson’s self-help group. For all their hard work, the group were recognised as finalists in the Young Scot Awards 2016.
18 June – 10 September
Positive Images of Young People
This exhibition will showcase ‘Positive Images of Young People’. Airdrie and the surrounding areas are the homes of some amazing and outstanding young people – young people who deserve recognition for their achievements in overcoming personal challenges, helping others in their local community through volunteering and through fundraising for local groups/organisations. The photographic images on display, highlight some of the inspiring projects and activities that these young people do.
8 October – 20 December
The Airdrie Consortium is a group of people from the Voluntary Sector, NHS Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire Council and the local community. The consortium works together, in a meaningful way, to encourage and support local people to become involved in their community at a grassroots level and beyond. They help, encourage and support groups to get together to share information, relax and enjoy the company of others in the same situation. In a supportive environment, they talk openly about issues or else just get together to have some fun, learn something new or keep active. This exhibition highlights some of the important work that the group have undertaken, supported by the Airdrie Youth Work Team, based in the @home centre and working with young people and young carers from the local area.