What’s On in Renfrewshire! We have a fantastic season lined up – tickets now on sale!
Full details of performances, exhibitions, films, classes and events are available in our ‘What’s On Guide’. Get your FREE copy at Paisley Town Hall, Paisley Arts Centre or Paisley Museum.
Bookings and information:
Paisley Arts Centre, New St, Paisley PA1 1EZ
Tel: 0141 887 1010 (Mon – Fri:9.15am – 4.45pm – closed 12.30pm – 1.30pm Sat: 9.45am – 4.45pm – closed 12.30pm – 1.30pm)
Every Thursday afternoon, 2pm to 4pm from 12 July to 31 August
£FREE (No booking necessary)
We all owe our existence to the Sun. Without it, life on Earth would be impossible. The Sun provides heat, light, nourishment for plant and animal life right down to the very atoms that make up our bodies, …which are made of the same material found inside the Sun.
Safely view the Sun through the special telescopes housed in Coats Observatory. See sunspots, prominences and solar flares and learn more about our nearest star.
Please note that Solar viewing is weather dependent and will not take place in the event of thick cloud or rain.
Music: The Rat Pack is Back
Sunday 22 July
Paisley Town Hall, 7.30pm
£14 (£12 conc)
You are invited to come along and see Britain’s longest running tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr; The Rat Pack is Back on Sunday 22 July with the fabulous Don Hunt Swing Band.
Frank, Sammy & Dean take you on a trip to the strip in Las Vegas to the Sands hotel where they performed all the classics.
The hit show perfectly captures not only the music and comedy of the original legends, but also the personalities of the stars who ruled the entertainment world from Las Vegas. Don Hunt from the Swing Band is also no stranger to the Rat Pack having played on shows featuring the real Sammy Davis Jnr.
The first 3 people to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘VIP TICKETS PLEASE’ in the subject will win a pair VIP ‘Meet & Greet’ tickets, where lucky winners will be invited backstage to meet the band and have their photograph taken with the Las Vegas legends.!
Family Events and Classes: Crazy Olympic Camp
Mon 30 July – Fri 3 Aug
Paisley Museum, 10am – 3pm
£31 (£23.50 conc for those in receipt of full working tax credit)
Suitable for ages 8-14
With the official launch of London 2012 upon us in just two short weeks, Renfrewshire Arts and Museums is gearing up for the fun with a themed summer workshop focusing on all things Olympic!
Using animation, film, drama, music and visual arts, our award winning Community Outreach team will be on hand to help children create and prepare their very own country for entry into the Crazy Olympic Games! The week of fun-filled, creative activities will culminate in an ‘Opening Ceremony’ on Friday 3 Aug, at which children will have the chance to show off their country’s flag and team uniform to their parents, families and friends.
To book call 0141 887 1010, max 25 places. Participants are asked to bring a packed lunch.
Exhibitions at Paisley Museum
Sixty Years, Six Lives
A photography exhibition from Ian Berry (Magnum Photos)
Tues 19 June – Sun 12 August
FREE (associated with The UN Refugee Agency and Scottish Refugee Council)
Photographer Ian Berry is known worldwide for his arresting, evocative photos – and as a member of the celebrated cooperative, Magnum Photos. Magnum Photos was formed following the Second World War by pioneers of photo-journalism including Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Today its photographers continue to chronicle the world and its people, with a powerful, individual vision. To mark the 60th anniversary of the UN Refugee Convention the UN High Commissioner for Refugees has partnered with Ian Berry and Magnum Photos to produce this exciting exhibition. Berry has photographed refugees around the UK, including Scotland, who came here seeking safety since the 1950s.
Friday 29 June – Sun 21 October
Following the popular “Paisley’s Glasgow Boys” exhibition, now the girls are back in town! This exhibition celebrates a century of female artistic creativity, including new acquisitions for the permanent collection at Paisley Museum.
There is an emphasis on artists associated with Glasgow School of Art, from trail-blazing Glasgow Girls, Olive Carleton Smyth and Stansmore Dean, through to their successors such as Joan Eardley and contemporary artist Mary Redmond, whose newly commissioned work is shown here for the first time.
Friday 29 June – Sun 21 October
An exhibition of work by Glasgow-based artist Sharon Thomas, Herstory Portrait presents egg-tempera portraits of seven inspirational women, several of whom are the first females to gain key positions in their respective professions. Herstory Portrait includes preparatory sketches and is a unique opportunity to see inside the artist’s process.
Developed over the span of the last year its primary focus is on mapping female power and influence in Glasgow today and further afield but with a compass leg positioned firmly in the experience of Thomas; a female artist making paintings in the 21st Century in Glasgow.
Big Summer Chill
Tues 10 July – Sun 19 August
Every 1000th, 2000th & 3000th visitor is a winner!
Forget expensive foreign travel and rainy British beaches…you can have your summer holiday at Paisley Museum, where we’re bringing the seaside inside. An interactive natural history exhibition for all the family, no matter what the weather is like outside.
– Games zone with themed board games
– Interactive fishing game
– Art corner
– Story corner
– Soft play ‘rock pool’
– Boat for smaller children to play in
There will also be a chance to win some family passes to M&D’s Theme Park!! Every 1000th, 2000th and 3000th visitor is a winner.
Check in for the town’s top holiday destination, it’s FREE!
Why not drop in for your chance to be part of our summer holiday installation! Simply fill out one of the luggage labels explaining:
1. Your best holiday memory
2. Your ideal holiday destination if money was no object
Win With Us
Congratulations to our lucky winner M. Tomlinson of Renfrew, who took just a few minutes to fill in a short survey after attending Renfrew Gala Day and won a £30 gift card for Braehead.
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