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Howden Connects

Howden Connects

West Lothian Council have provided additional funding from the Scottish Government's Lost income Scheme to support West Lothian Leisure who operate Howden Park Centre. The arts and cultural centre also received funding through a successful application to Creative Scotland as part of the Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund.

This has helped give security to the future of the centre, protect skilled jobs and gave the centre the opportunity to introduce an alternative creative engagement programme 'Howden Connects' for the local community during closure and as it reopens.

Howden Connects

In collaboration with local freelancers, artists, musicians and industry experts, Howden Park Centre launched 'Howden Connects'.

Live events from the centre's stage, with local talents such as Jason Sweeney, Amy Hawthorn and Mark Sharp and The Bicycle Thieves, streamed during the winter lockdown. West Lothian Schools also benefited from the project with over 930 pupils from 14 schools enjoying a live streamed performance by Andy Cannon on the life and work of Robert Burns. 

Katrina Rankine, Principal Teacher at St Paul's Primary School said:

"It was a fabulous performance. Slick, informative and funny. The children were able to retell the storyline of the poem and our P6 class were desperate to try out some drama based on this, which they did in the afternoon to their great delight! The other staff and I truly enjoyed the performance and would love to be involved in similar productions."

Howden Connect is currently working with local artist Lisa Fleming, on an installation that engages with young people interested in Skateboard and Graffiti art. The completed installation will be displayed with in the centre's Gallery and online from September. Tickets for this event will be released on our website soon!


Howden Park Centre
Howden, Livingston
West Lothian

EH54 6AE


Call us on: 01506 340700