Crafts and Culture

Vertex Festival

Vertex is a non profit, volunteer lead initiative located in the Scottish seaside town of West Kilbride, also known as The Craft Town. Established in 2017 we aim to strengthen community engagement across generations through art and music. Working with established artists we provide a range of art and music based projects and events, support emerging talent as well as highlighting local established talent.

52 Stitched Stories

52 Stitched Stories

This project is open to everyone in West Kilbride.
The ambition is for everyone involved to create a postcard in any medium once a week during 2019. You could create a postcard using textiles, art, photography, pottery, poems, stories or anything else you can think of.
The 52 postcards are designed to reflect each persons story throughout the year. Inspiration can come from anywhere and anything. Changing seasons, life events, emotions, activities or simply colour are all just examples of what could be used.
At the end of the project we aim to share the 52 Stitched Stories in 2020.
We will meet once a month throughout the project to share our work in progress and to support each other.
This community project is being run in conjunction with 52 Stitched Stories project in Arran. We will hopefully be having meet ups with both groups throughout the year.

Next meeting: Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 7.30pm, The Barony Centre

For more information about how to get involved please email

You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram.

West Kilbride Community Education

The Adult education classes which are held in the Community Centre are organised by a voluntary committee.

West Kilbride Village Hall

West Kilbride Village Hall is one of our main locations for all types of events.