Care leavers Celebration – Ayrshire College’s Kilmarnock Campus

Join us at our fabulously amazing Care experienced and Care leavers Celebration hosted by young people for young people. This event is taking place during Care Experienced Week 19-27 Oct 2019.

In East Ayrshire we are really proud of the achievements of our care leavers and are delighted to be hosting this event.

There will be live music, prizes, comedian, some inspirational presentations from our young people and more.

Come along and join the fun.

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Newmilns Arts & Crafts Festival and Classic Car Rally

We are very excited to introduce the second Newmilns Arts and Crafts Festival, as part of the Newmilns Festival Weekend. Organised by the Newmilns Regeneration Association, the event will be held on Sunday 22 September at 11am – 4pm.

The Arts and Crafts event will include over 80 stalls of arts and crafts vendors and community groups, a demonstration area, a 400 capacity cafe area and a Classic Car Rally brought to us by Ayrshire Classics Car Club.

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Newmilns Food Festival

Established in 2016 by the Newmilns Regeneration Association, the Newmilns Food Festival has been a resounding success over the past three years with thousands of people attending the event each year from both near and further afield.

We are back this year, bigger and better with a capacity for 80 quality food and drink producers, a live demonstration area, large food court, outdoor vendors area and a licensed bar.

We also have Celebrity Chef Tony Singh carrying out two cooking demos and also taking part in “An Audience With Tony Singh”

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Live Lounge (Music For All @ New Laigh Kirk)

Free event: Live Lounge is an exciting acoustic showcase of four young musicians, singer-songwriters!

New Laigh Kirk in John Dickie Street, Kilmarnock will be hosting an open Live Lounge-styled evening with acoustic musicians performing their own music. There’ll be a wide range of musical styles from four exciting groups, all playing for the event in support of mental health awareness in Scotland. The Live Lounge event is in Association with Ayrshire College lecturer, Murray Baxter and Rip It Up and welcomes everyone who would like to come and enjoy some informal acoustic music or for anyone who would like to come along to support the groups. Doors open at 7pm. Come along and enjoy! Entrance is free but donations are welcome: SAMH (Scottish Association For Mental Health).

Lori Smith Fourteen-year-old singer/songwriter Lori Smith is set to make waves in 2019. Lori is a regular performer and busker, playing venues and events across Ayrshire. After the successful release of her debut single, Fighter, Lori has a busy summer schedule including performances at Live @ Troon and K-fest. Having been raised listening to Northern Soul, Ska, Reggae and Punk, as well as developing her own musical taste ranging from Jake Bugg to Paloma Faith, Lori has a depth of influences that have helped shape her as a songwriter.

Stara Zagora Creating a cinematic sound, Stara Zagora (Sean McGeoch) is set to release his brand new album, ‘One Way Ticket To The Moon Please…’ this summer. Currently studying Sound Production at Ayrshire College, Sean takes influences from the likes of
Pink Floyd, Radiohead and Neil Young.

Martyn McGilvray Singer song writer Martyn McGilvray’s debut EP, Another Day was released on July 1st 2019. Martyn studies sound production at Ayrshire College and is looking forward to performing throughout 2019.

Sasha Kaloheris Sasha is a fifteen year old singer songwriter from Renfrewshire who has been a regular performer in the Glasgow music scene over the last 2 years. Sasha takes influences from Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande and the 1975.

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