Ceramics Taster Sessions
4 April @ 10:00 – 20:00
We’re bringing a ceramic taster session back to the Studio in Geilsland! Come along and have a try on a potter’s wheel, do some pottery painting and have a go at clay hand building! We have two separate sessions; one for children from 10am – 12pm and one for Adults from 6pm – 8pm; both on Tuesday 4th of April. This is a great activity for the whole family and gives you the chance to try out using a pottery wheel. Tickets are only £7 for children and £10 for the adult session.
Due to high demand we’ve added another session! This new session is mixed for both adults and children, and this session will run from 2pm – 4pm at £15 per ticket. Each ticket will provide entry for 1 adult and 1 child, and each child attending must have an adult accompany them. Therefore; if you have two children who wish to attend you would buy two mixed session tickets and this will allow 2 children and 2 adults entry.
If you haven’t already please ensure you’ve signed up with Beith Trust before you purchase your tickets. You can do this here!
International Women’s Day Event
12 March @ 11:00 – 16:30
Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day at Geilsland Estate by celebrating creative women in Ayrshire!
International women’s day is a worldwide day dedicated to celebrating the various political, social, personal, and creative successes of women across the world. To join in this celebration, Geilsland will be hosting our very own international women’s day event to celebrate the creative women in Ayrshire and raise vital funds for North Ayrshire Women’s Aid.
We’ll have loads to do at the event! We’ll have over 25 stalls run by local women selling their designs, art, jewellery, and more in our main hall alongside live music onstage from local female musicians and bands. Upstairs in our studio space, we will be hosting various different workshops across the day. These workshops will run as follows:
Mummy & Me Music Workshop | 10:30- 11am
Our Mummy & Me Music workshop will be running from 10:30am – 11am for children 12 months and younger. We’ll have sensory play, music, singing, puppets, and so much more for only £3 per child. You can get your tickets below.
Toddler’s Music Group | 11:30am – 12:15PM
Similar to our Mummy & Me workshop we will also be offering a toddler music workshop for 2 – 5 year olds from 11:30pm – 12:15pm. We’ll be playing parachute games, singing nursery rhymes, doing bounce and rhyme songs and games, and much more for only £3 per child.
TripleAct Drama Workshop | 12:45pm – 1:30pm
A drama workshop for women focused on improvisation, theatre techniques and therapeutic skills. This workshop is for over 16 year olds and is only £5 per person.
Women’s Beginner’s Self-defence Workshop | 2pm – 2:45pm
Learn basic self-defence techniques that use minimum force but maximum efficiency! Pressure points, locks, and defence techniques that could help you in a tricky situation. Only £5 per person.
Burlesque Workshop | 3:15pm – 4pm
A beginners burlesque workshop open to all ladies over 16; no matter their size, shape, or fitness level. This workshop is only £5 per person and looks to be a lot of fun!
Entry to the overall event is completely free; but workshops are ticketed and very limited so if you’re interested make sure you book sooner rather than later!
Dance with the Devil Motorcycle Festival
26 May @ 09:00 – 28 May @ 17:00
Dance with the Devil Motorcycle Festival is back for round two! Join us on the weekend of May 26th – 28th at Geilsland Country Estate for round two of our Dance with the Devil Motorcycle Festival. In collaboration with The Devil’s Outcasts Motorcycle Club we’ll be hosting a weekend full of competitions, live music, stalls, games, and so much more. With a fully licensed bar and plenty of space for dancing, it’s sure to be a great weekend for the whole family.
Tickets are priced as:
Adult weekend ticket: £20
Camping ticket: £25
12 – 17 Year old ticket: £7
Under 12’s: £4
We also have limited camping space available; If you are camping make sure you select the appropriate ticket and ensure you have purchased one ticket for every person who will be in your tent. We also have Airbnb houses available on-site; if you’re interested in renting our Airbnb accommodation please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us on 01505 228141 for more information and booking. We’ll see you there!
10 April @ 11:00 – 15 April @ 16:00
An unforgettable music experience
Band factory is back! Our biggest and best music event of the year is back for 2023. Beginning on Monday, April 10th, we’re inviting you along to a week-long, unforgettable, musical experience that’s suitable for any style of musician.
Wondering if band factory is for you? If you’re a young person, between the ages of 12 and 18, and you can play an instrument (any instrument at all; we’ve even had bagpipe players before!) then you’re the perfect fit! Beginning on Monday April 10th, you’ll first be introduced to our team, and the wonderful Pryde Kilwinning who will be mentoring you across the week, and then your bands will be formed. From there you’ll spend the next couple of days deciding on your setlist, practising and having a jam with your new band. At the end of the week you’ll be playing a set at our showcase event to celebrate and showcase your hard work and practise.
It’s a great opportunity for young musicians. Not only to showcase their talents and perform in front of a live audience; but also to make some musically minded friends. Or maybe even be part of the Garnock Valley’s next biggest band! We’ve seen many successful musicians and bands come through our band factory project; and you could be next. So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets now! Spaces are limited so to avoid disappointment we advise you book in as soon as you can. The full weeks worth of activities is only £20 per person.
Jam sessions will run from 11am – 4pm and the gig will take place on Saturday 15nd April, time TBC. Bring a packed lunch for your jam sessions (or pop into Mocha Jaks if you fancy).
We’ll be taking regular photos and videos of both the jam sessions and the gig performance. Please let us know well in advance if you wish to not be photographed or filmed. We also have spare equipment available if you would like to partake but don’t have an instrument of your own. However; these are limited and we ask that you have a basic level of experience of playing the instrument.
For any questions or queries please contact us at 01505 228141 or our music project lead Tom at email@example.com
Monthly Led Cycle – January
14 January @ 09:30 – 11:00
Got a new bike over Christmas? Set yourself a new years resolution to work on your fitness? Or just looking for a way to get out of the house and enjoy the Scottish scenery and some fresh air? Either way, we’ve got the perfect thing for you!
Introducing our next round of monthly led cycles! Beginning in January we will be running 3 monthly led cycles, in collaboration with the wonderful Trinity Active Travel Hub, a free programme aimed at getting people out of the house and engaging with our ongoing e-bike scheme. This course is perfect for beginners who are confident cyclists, but new to using e-bikes. The sessions will run on Saturday January 14th, Saturday February 11th, and Saturday March 11th from 9:30am – 11am. Leaving from Geilsland Estate we will meander through the Scottish countryside on a lovely, leisurely cycling experience. Helmets are mandatory and we strongly recommend that individuals wear high-visibility clothing. These sessions are for 18+ years.
If you’re interested in coming along you must first complete the following health and safety forms. These are for your own protection and the safety of those around you when on the cycle:
By signing up to this course you are also providing us with confirmation that we may use your details to record our programme and its attendees. This information will be used solely in Beith Trust’s system and will not be given to any third parties or used for marketing purposes. Happy cycling!
Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime
19 December 2022 @ 19:30 – 22:00
Fee-Fi-Foe-Fum – A huge amount of panto fun!!
Jack and The Beanstalk pantomime is coming to Geilsland Estate! Join us on Monday, December 19th at Geilsland Estate as we climb the beanstalk and try to steal some giant’s gold! Takeaway Theatre Productions will be showcasing their pantomime talents on the night and we’ll have light refreshments available for the children, so you don’t want to miss this! Tickets are completely free, as a thank you to our attendees, volunteers, and staff, for always sticking by Beith Trust and our various adventures. We will be accepting donations at the door for those who are able to make a contribution; no matter the form. The pantomime will begin at 7:30pm and tickets can be found below. We’ll see you there, fellow adventurers!
Princesses and Superheroes Christmas Party
17 December 2022 @ 11:00 – 15:30
Calling all princesses and superheroes! We’re hosting our very first princesses and superheroes Christmas party at Beith Community Centre on Saturday, December 17th. We’ll be running two sessions; the first from 11am – 1pm and the second from 1:30pm – 3:30pm. During the sessions, we’ll be having a teddy bear picnic, snacks and drinks, music and art, and lots of games and activities. This event is suitable for children aged 5 – 12, but younger children are more than welcome provided they have supervision. Dress up is highly encouraged, but please ensure to also bring weather-appropriate, outdoor clothing.
Booking is necessary as spaces are limited! This event is completely free for all, but we ask that if you are able you donate to our Christmas toy drive. We’ll be accepting donations of any toys your little ones might not use anymore or that they’ve outgrown and these will be given to local foodbank to give out in their Christmas parcels. This event is a great opportunity to have some quiet time the week before Christmas and get any last-minute bits done!