What’s On Kirknewton – highlights for Apr to Jun

Drop In to the Green Room

Drop in to The Green Room each weekday morning for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat between 9-1pm. The session is supported by a local volunteer. Lap tops are available for use, Ipad mini’s as well as KOBO readers. Our eco-friendly building is cosy and warm so feel free to pop in and find out what is happening in the local community.

Homework Club
The homework club is for both primary and high school pupils who are looking for a relaxed and peaceful environment for studying. Joining a homework club can be a fantastic way to boost your motivation and ensure you complete your work on time. A KCDT volunteer is present but parents/carers are most welcome. This is held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thuersdays from 3-30-5pm in the Green Room.

Keyboarding Skills Classes

The class is conducted by an experienced teacher and is tailored to suit the pupil whether beginner or intermediate. 8 years + Classes take place within a friendly atmosphere and should they wish to students may be put forward for Trinity Guildhall exams in electronic keyboard. Keyboards are provided at the Green Room. However pupils will require an instrument to practise on at home. These are held from Monday April 28 – June 23 from 6-7pm for 9 weeks / 7-8pm, £10 per session.

Small Businesses Marketing

Do you run your own business? Are you confused about how to market your business online? Erica Douglas is the author of two books and has trained hundreds of businesses like yours on how to create a marketing strategy for their business. She now works with local businesses just like yours. Join this workshop to learn how to create an online and offline marketing strategy that works. This will be an interactive workshop with plenty of opportunity to talk business and discuss ideas. You will walk away seeing your business in a new light and with a plan for how to improve on your current marketing activities. This is a free service and will run on Tuesday April 29 from 1-3pm and Monday May 12 from 1-3pm in the Green Room.

Computer Skills Group

Looking to improve your Computer Skills? Come and work though material from complete beginners to a more advanced level in a relaxed atmosphere. Participants are able to work at their own pace. You can also bring your own tablet or mobile phone if you are not sure how to use it! Provided in partnership with Bethany Christian Trust and Kirknewton & East Calder Parish Church. It starts on Monday May 5 and will be held every Monday from 1-3pm.

Le Club Francais

This French club for children aged 5 – 8 helps learn a language and not only boosts confidence but also improves concentration and memory. Le Club Français gives children the opportunity to discover French through the use of games, songs, stories and activities. The class places emphasis on learning through fun and engaging activities. It started on Wednesday April 23 and runs for 10 weeks until June 25 from 3.45-4.15pm, £3.50 per session of £32 for 10 weeks in the Green Room.

Family Book Club

This is a book club for parent and children 6+. It is free and meets every Wednesday from 30th April until June 25 from 6-6-45pm in the Green Room. We will be exploring books that promote discussion. Reading and sharing stories not only promotes literacy and an overall love of books, it also builds stronger relationships. When you expand the activity to include other families, you encourage your children and their friends to associate reading with fun. These session will be run and led by group members, so be prepared to be involved! Please contact KCDT if you and your child would like to attend.

Book Bugs

Bookbug Sessions are free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their families to enjoy together. Each session lasts around 40minutes and includes songs, stories and rhymes. There is usually no need to book, they take place in a very relaxed environment and are a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your little one. The sessions are widely available throughout Scotland and are generally held in libraries or other community venues, so they are also a good way to meet other parents and children in your local area. They also have lots of benefits for your child, such as building up their confidence and social skills, and will give their speech & language development a real boost! It will be held at 10.30am on Wednesday May 7 and June 4.

Guitar Classes

Weekly Guitar lessons begin on Thursday May 1 for 10 weeks in the Green Room at 6.30-7.30pm 8-10 years, 7.30-8.30pm 11+ and 8.30-9.30pm adults. It is £10 a session. Learn about all aspects of the guitar, from playing your first chords and scales to writing your own songs, performing in a group and learning about music theory. Suitable for all ages and based around the music that you enjoy, these classes will inspire you to find your inner creative side.

Youth Club

The Kirknewton Youth Club is a weekly group for S1-S6 young people. The group is supported by a team of local volunteers and the Kirknewton Community Development Trust Youth and Volunteer Coordinator who provide fun and engaging activities for the young people of the village. So far the group has done a card trick workshop, cookery sessions and pizza night! Encourage your child along each Friday evening from 6-8pm, £1 in the Green Room


Come along to the Village Hall for BOXCIR which is a combination of boxing and cardio/strength circuit stations. Its a fantastic way to build stamina, strength and all over body fitness. Includes pad work, skipping, instructor led boxing techniques and specific abdominal exercise for male and females 18 years and over, all levels of fitness welcome. This class is held on Mondays from 7-8.30pm with first session free and £2.50 thereafter. Contact Michael on 01506 885848.


Playgroup is held in the Village Hall on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9-11.15am during term time, cost £5 per child. We are a happy, friendly and safe drop off playgroup for children aged 2-4 and a half.


Physio Pilates is run on Tuesdays in the Village Hall 6.45pm & 7.45pm, and is suitable for beginners or improvers. Modified Pilates is taught by a Chartered Physiotherapist, Dianne MacKenzie BSc MSc MCSP. CSP registered, HCPC registered and fully insured. APPI Certified Pilates Matwork and Small Equipment Instructor. Certified Pink Ribbon Teacher, which uses pilates to support recovery from Breast Cancer. One to one or small group sessions also available by appointment. For more information or to book call 07795 466 464.

Daytime Pilates

Daytime Pilates Classes are run on Thursdays from 9.10-10.am. Whether you just want to move more and improve your muscle tone, or whether you want to enhance another sport you enjoy…create length, strength and balance with Pilates. Tone up, perform better, feel good!
Spaces are limited so to find out more, or to book a taster session, contact elise@ekpilates.co.uk or 07815 502 324 or facebook.com/ekpilates

A-Star Sports

A-Star Sports is a fun-filled multi-sports experience for children aged 2-10 years. We offer inclusive, developmental multi-sports coaching in a positive environment that begins with an initial ABC-based programme and develoP into ten core sports. Kirknewton classes run on a Wednesday afternoon 3.30 (pre-school) & 4.30 P1 – P3’s. Your child will receive Certificates of Achievement at each level as a reward for enthusiasm, motivation and effective contribution. For more information on classes, parties and holiday clubs visit http://www.a-starsports.co.uk or call Brian on 07876021073.


Girls aged 5-7 are welcome to come along to Kirknewton Village Hall every Wednesday during term times between 5pm and 6.15pm. We have lots of fun doing different crafts, playing all sorts of games, learning new things, working towards special Girl Guiding badges and there is always lots of laughing going on. Rainbows alway have a long waiting list so if you are interested in your child joining in the fun please don’t wait till they are 5 to ask to join. Contact Gill on 07816880175 or 883261.


Brownies is for girls aged 7-10 and takes place after Rainbows on a Wednesday in the village hall 6.30-8pm during term times. We are similar to Rainbows but aim it at the slightly older age group. Games, crafts, badges, outings and weekends away at Brownie Camp are just a few of the exciting things the girls get up to when at Brownies.
Through this action-packed programme, girls can build confidence by developing new skills, learning about the wider community, finding out about different cultures and getting involved with global issues like the environment and endangered species. Further info from Gill on 07816880175 or 883261.


Zumba for thighs, bums and tums are run by Katrina, a fully qualified fitness instructor. Currently running two classes in the Village Hall, Kirknewton, on a Thursday evening. Zumba at 7-8pm followed by Tums Bums Thighs at 8-9pm. Both classes are suitable for all levels. Contact Katrina on 07940 245 151.

Kosy Cafe

The cafe is open on Friday afternoons in the Village hall during school term time from 4-5pm. All primary schoolchildren are welcome to this café environment serving home baking & hot .

Lord Academy of Performing Arts

It is held in the Village hall on Saturday mornings and afternoons. It provides excellent dance tuition in your local community, in an environment where children can excel. We offer a wide range of classes for children 3 and over. Contact Lesley on 07803 015011 or email: L_A_P_A@hotmail.com

NEW PocoLoco Zumba For Kids – update

Thurs (school terms) 5-5.45pm age 4-7, 5.50-6.35pm age 8+ classes at the VILLAGE HALL
£3.50 a single session or for 8 week block

Kirknewton Walkers

We meet every Wednesday at 7pm. outside the Park entrance for a one and a half to two hours walk. For all abilities. Walking from Kirknewton to wherever the mood take us.

Kirknewton WRI

Kirknewton WRI, meets in Kirknewton Church Hall on the second Thursday each month at 7.15pm. Craft classes also being run. Please come and join in the fun, make new friends and find new interests. Contact Heather Coutts. 01506 885 800.

Kirknewton Baby and Toddler Group

This group meets in Kirknewton Church Hall on Thursdays from 9.30-11am. Details from Pip Shiels on 883959

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