Our popular Art Class for adults cover four different aspects of painting, starting with water colours and ending with oil painting. All abilities are welcome as are our stalwart members of the group whose work was exhibited very successfully last June. Lessons take place in the School’s art rooms and are relaxed and friendly. Led by artist and teacher Helen Mathie, our classes are suitable for artists of any level, including beginners.

The class times and dates will be posted here once they are confirmed.

To find out more contact Helen Mathie or call 01505 872238You can download your booking form here.


Creative Communities, which is hosted by St Columba’s, aims to encourage people, especially young people, to enjoy the power of storytelling. It offers a programme of events and workshops facilitated by Victoria Finnigan and open to any member of the community free of charge.

Story Detectives is a free creative writing club for children. There will be two classes, one for J5 – Transitus (P7), and for SI – SIII. It’s open to all children who live locally. We have an exciting programme lined up, including short story writing, writing for comics, screen writing (TV and film), and creating super heroes and villains. 

The club will run every Thursday from 12th January to 2nd February, and 2nd March – 30th March 2017 from 4pm – 5.15pm in the Kilmacolm New Community Centre. To register your child for this unique opportunity, please email

Creative Communities Programme
All events are free. Please email to register you place:

The British Betrayal of India? - FREE
Date: Thursday 26th January, 7.30pm
Venue: Kilmacolm Library
Join acclaimed author of military history, Walter Reid, for a glass of wine and lively debate on Britain's role in India after WW2. In Keeping the Jewel in the Crown, he presents evidence to suggesting Britain held back India’s progress, leading to chaos in 1947 with repercussions still being felt to this day. 
Email to reserve your place. 

Peter's Railway Picnic - FREE
Date: Saturday 28th January, 1pm - 3pm

Venue: Kilmacolm New Community Centre

Ages 4 - 9

Join author Chris Vine in reliving the journey in one of his most loved stories, Peter's Railway, The Picnic. You will get to build and operate your own model railway. 
A light snack will be provided. 

To reserve a free place please email Victoria Finnigan:

Glasgow: Mapping the City - FREE

Date: Thursday 2nd March 2017 7.30pm - 8.30pm 
Venue:The Library, The Girdwood Building, St Columba's School, Gryffe Road, Kilmacolm (note: please use Gryffe Road entrance).

Join author John Moore as he takes us on a unique and fascinating tour of Glasgow from its pre-industrial beginnings to the modern day via its old maps. He will also talk about the maps of old Renfrewshire. 

Email to reserve a place. 

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