Centrestage Communities

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Centrestage Communities delivers assets and strengths focussed activities to individuals and communities, many living with multiple deprivations, using the arts and enterprise as the main tools for raising aspiration, achievement, inclusion and community capacity. All of our projects aim to build on the knowledge and skills of all participants whilst developing their individual and collective strengths.

What Centrestage means to me...

For this edition of What Centrestage means to me we catch up with the brilliant Jonny Griffen, a talented young man with a passion for supporting and encouraging others to be confident, to have fun and to express themselves. An all round talent with a passion for singing, dancing and acting Jonny is one of the class leaders here at Centrestage.

My first experience with Centrestage was in 5th year at school, CS had only been open for about a month I think and I was completely drawn to it. Fiona McKenzie was the person who brought me into Centrestage and I’ve been grateful to her ever since!

I was completely hooked from the beginning even though I hadn’t really done much singing before. It was just such a comfortable environment to express yourself and that’s something special! I knew that I loved Centrestage straight away.

After a year or so I joined Fiona’s teaching team which was brilliant and then the Young Leaders Team.

I moved to London and then to LA for four years with my band and we had a pretty eventful and amazing time there. It was something else. When I came back to Scotland I knew that the place I wanted to be was Centrestage and I was very pleased to join the team again, I never really left!

The way that peoples lives are affected and enriched through Centrestage every day is amazing. Seeing the progression in people that comes from being encouraged, supported and nurtured, it’s nothing short of brilliant. I love Centrestage and I’m enjoying every minute of it!
— Jonny Griffen

Centrestage Communities Ltd.
45 John Finnie Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 1BL
01563 590300

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