28 January – 18 March 2019
Harry Walker Integrated Day Services
This exhibition showcases images from Harry Walker Integrated Day Services, a group that welcomes engaging with different sections of the community. Everyone in the centre enjoys having visitors and looks for new and innovative projects to be involved in.
The centre has linked with a young womens’ hip hop dance group and enjoy watching its performances. The centre also has its own choir that works with Victoria Primary School, and both groups enjoy singing together at Harry Walker Integrated Day Services. As well as this, the centre also hosts a very enjoyable inter-generational Bookbug project.
28 March – 3 June 2019
Monklands Poets’ Corner
Monklands Poets’ Corner exhibition showcases work by various poets including the work of author and poet, Janette W. Horn and poet, Tony Wilson, known as The Rawyards Bard. Other forms of artwork by local Monklands artists are also displayed including work by Iain N.R. Johnston.
This exhibition is a follow on from the previous exhibition by ‘Men with Pens’ which has now become Airdrie Creative Writing Group.
The Monklands Poets’ Corner meets on a Saturday, once a month, at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Coatbridge, from 1pm to 3pm and anyone is welcome to come along.
17 June – 9 September 2019
This exhibition gives an insight into Airdrie Consortium, a group of people from the voluntary sector, NHS Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire Council and the local community, who work together to support local people to become involved in their community at a grass roots level and beyond. Airdrie Consortium unites people of all ages, to socialise, talk about issues, learn and keep active in their community.
7 October – 16 December 2019
Barnardo’s Positive Destinations – Creative Faces Project
This exhibition gives an overview of Barnardo’s Positive Destinations Creative Faces project. Barnardo’s successfully bid to the Life Changes Trust for funding to support a new project called Creative Faces. The project offered free workshops around fashion, photography and music for people aged 14-26 years of age, who had experienced the care system. Through Creative Faces, young people learned new skills that could turn into a hobby or interest. Creative Faces music workshops saw participants write their own song, create a band name and album art, learn about recording studios and create a music video. Creative Faces held a music showcase performance event in March 2019. Creative Faces photography workshops enabled young people to work with professional kit and explore photography and animation creatively. The fashion workshops saw the young people design and create fashion accessories.