Job opportunity for a long-term unemployed person

GCAT is delighted to be partnering with Dumfries and Galloway Council as part of their No One Left Behind programme, which offers people who have been out of work for 12 months or more opportunities to re-join the workplace. Through this partnership, we can offer a 6-month part-time contract with GCAT to the successful applicant,… Read more »

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Catherine Campbell – Youth Arts Coordinator

Glenkens Community & Arts Trust is delighted to welcome Catherine Campbell as our new permanent Youth Arts Co-ordinator. Catherine brings a wealth of experience in running youth and community arts programmes. Her appointment represents a new start for the new year for our youth arts programme Peter Renwick, Arts Culture and Heritage Manager for Glenkens… Read more »

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We’re Open Again!

We’re back and open from 5th January 2022. Pop by and say hello 👋 our cafe has some delicious treats in the oven, shop is stocked and ready with some new exciting lines and some refreshed familiar faces returning from the Christmas break. Throughout January and February. We will be open Monday- Saturday 11:00 am – 4:00… Read more »

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Statement on the Omicron variant

Glenkens Community Arts Trust statement on the Omicron variant. Updated January 11 We are following the latest developments on Omicron closely to ensure we are in line with current government guidance and maintaining a safe environment for visitors, audiences, staff and volunteers.  CatStrand and the Smiddy remain open. Pre-cautions regarding COVID-19 have unfortunately meant that… Read more »

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Winter Workshops

Connecting In Communities: regular workshop & activities programme. Unless otherwise stated, workshops run weekly. Please contact the organiser directly or Chris Jowsey on chris@Catstrand.com or 01644 420 374 to pre-book or to confirm any break over the holiday period. Write On: Writing Group| Various dates & timingsWrite On is a writing group based at CatStrand… Read more »

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CatStrand Festive Season Opening

Normal Opening Hours until we close on the 23rd of December at 3:00 pm We remain closed from the 24th of December until the 4th of January We will reopen on January 5th at 11:00 am Throughout January and February. We will be open Monday- Saturday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, and closed on Sundays

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Bill Wiseman Exhibition

Bill Wiseman is a local artist and craftsman of many years’ standing, whose work will be familiar to many residents of the Glenkens. He has a particular liking for depicting the natural world, both flora and fauna.  The landscapes in this exhibition are inspired by walks in the local woodlands, and travels to places as… Read more »

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GCAT Winter Guide 2021-2022

Find out what’s on during our winter months at CatStrand and across the Glenkens from Connecting in Communities, the arts programme, our youth arts winter workshops and opportunities as well as GCT services in our latest GCAT guide. Available to read online now and landing in CatStrand and local shops in the next week. All… Read more »

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GCAT October/November Guide Available Online Now

Find out what’s on during October and November at CatStrand and across the Glenkens from Connecting in Communities, the arts programme, our youth arts Autumn workshops and opportunities as well as GCT services in our latest GCAT guide. Available to read online now and landing in CatStrand and local shops in the next week. All… Read more »

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