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Made in the Mill – Community group inspires next Paisley First mural

Work on the next mural in the Paisley First Walls Series is underway in the town’s Lawn Street thanks to the creativity of one of the town’s community groups.

Made in the Mill worked with Paisley based artist Duncan Wilson to create a design concept which raises awareness of mental health.

The group, an artists’ collective based in Mile End Mill Paisley and supported by the NHS, works with artists who use art and creativity as part of their recovery.

Sarah Grant, Creative Arts Co-ordinator with the NHS Network Service, who supports

Made in the Mill, said: “The mural was designed to represent recovery and the clients involved liked the symbolic image of ‘getting your head above the clouds’.

The words ‘and breathe’ were chosen as a relaxing, open message about wellbeing which could apply to everyone.”

Artist Duncan Wilson said: “It’s great to be part of Paisley First’s Walls series and I’d just like to thank the participants of Made in the Mill for their creativity and input into developing this mural, it has been a pleasure working with them.”

Paisley First Vice Chairman, David Wallace, said: “It’s really important that community groups are involved in these projects; these murals are for the people of Paisley, by the people of Paisley.”

“This is just one of a number of projects aimed at getting local people actively involved in what’s happening in their home town.”

This is the third Paisley First mural with two other murals on the town’s Storie Street and Johnston Street also attracting visitors to the town.

The Paisley First Walls Series is part-funded with a grant through Renfrewshire’s Culture, Heritage and Events Fund.

Paisley 2021 bid director Jean Cameron said: “The existing murals already make wonderful additions to the town centre and we are delighted to have helped Paisley First fund this great project.

“One of the key aims of Paisley’s UK City of Culture 2021 bid is to create opportunities to harness the power of culture makes people’s lives better – involvement in cultural activity has a proven impact on health and well-being.

“For this latest mural to be raising awareness of mental health issues is a perfect way to bring that message to life.”

After Lawn Street, work on the fourth mural will get underway at Lady Lane with the winning design for this location, which was open to Renfrewshire’s creative community, due to be announced shortly.

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Events at The Old Swan

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Summer Music Classes – Diane Mitchell Music School

During the months of July and August, we are offering a range of fun music activities to keep your children occupied, while learning valuable music skills.

We are now taking bookings for our Summer Weeks, which will run during the school holidays. We have a range of classes at both our Paisley and our Barrhead premises.

For more information on any of these classes, or to book a place contact us on 07896689816 or 01413286983, or by email at info@dianemitchellmusicschool.com

Information on the classes can be found at http://www.dianemitchellmusicschool.com/summer-music-classes/

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Entertainment in The Hoose

Every Friday night in the Hoose start the straight fae work session with a glass of fizz or two with our special offer on draught prosecco at only £2.95. Make the weekend start with a pop from 4pm till 8pm.
Later on at 9pm the best karaoke in Paisley with Chris kicks off and goes on till 1am, look out for the Cash prize “Play Your Cards Right” game with mega cash up for grabs if…… you guessed it “Play Your Cards Right”.
Every second Wednesday its live Traditional Scottish music sessions from the champions of such music in Renfrewshire Rentrad, these session kick off at 7pm so a few beers while tapping yer feet and still got time for a beer before bed.
The “Sit in with oor Hoose Band” night is moving to once every second Tuesday on the 1st and 3rd of every month, as it says in the image, you choose either to sit in, watch, sing, dance whatever yu feel comfortable with. Great entertainment in the Hoose just for you.
Our Hugely popular Northern Soul/Motown night returns on the 26th May with loads of wonderful tunes that will just get you up and getting down, shuffling and jigging to the best era for music ever. enjoy yerself while doing a bit of exercise, err well while havin a glass or two.
All in all a great line up of entertainment in oor Hoose. Make a night of it, book a table for dinner with our Buy One Get One Free deal on all our meals, call 0141 561 7105 to book.
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Grants Roofing And Restoration

Grants Roofing & Restoration

Some recent works carried out by Grants Roofing and Restoration.

Old glass panels removed with velux window installed.  Re-roofing stripped back to the sarkin with new timbers, new tiles and new lead around the chimney.

CALL GRANT ON 07990 774222 FOR A FREE QUOTE

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Remode upcoming events

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Free Home Energy Advice

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Tactical Defence Krav Maga

Tactical Defence Krav Maga are currently offering a 50% discount on their self defence and fitness trial classes.

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Are you living in a cold and damp home with high fuel bills? We can help!

Local Energy Action Plan (LEAP)’s ‘Making It Happen’ programme has been helping Renfrewshire residents stay warmer and cut their fuel bills.

We have already helped 52 households across Renfrewshire since December and carried out free actions such as helping understand and query and reduce electricity and gas bills, changing out old inefficient light bulbs to free low energy ones which use much less electricity for the same or better light given off, installing free insulation in lofts, loft hatches, underfloor, draughtproofing cupboards, windows and doors, putting radiator panels behind radiators to reflect the heat back into the room, tackling damp and mould.

We recently helped Mary in Paisley, who was finding her living room much colder than the rest of her house with the radiator being on the close wall and also feeling the draught coming through her living room windows. Paul from LEAP visited Mary and assessed what would be the best help for her. We installed reflective radiator panels to help keep the heat in, a letterbox draught-excluder, re-instated a slipped seal on her living room window to keep draughts out, and replaced old high electricity use lightbulbs with 15 LED bulbs to give good light and keep her electricity bills down. We helped advise Mary’s Housing Association who in turn have fitted an extra radiator and are checking and fixing the window seals throughout Mary’s home.

Mary said: I have noticed a big difference in being much warmer at home. I would definitely recommend LEAP to friends and family. Excellent service provided throughout and the staff are really friendly and helpful”

Our experienced LEAP team can help you with free advice and actions to help keep you more comfortable at home and save money in the long term.

So if you’re struggling with fuel bills, health conditions, living in a cold, damp home, or just would welcome some advice on how to keep your home cosier for less money, please contact us today at: energy@myleapproject.org, Telephone: 01505 612 034 or visit our website to learn more http://www.myleapproject.org/contact-leap-staff-team/.

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Special Offers at WM.Phelps Butchers

WM. Phelps Butchers are a family run business selling quality dry aged scotch beef pork and lamb to the people in and around paisley since 1965 #positivepaisley#shoplocal.

Why not pop along to 41 Causeyside Street, Paisley and bag yourself one of their fantastic special offers; their very own traditional black pudding only £1.60lb, special recipe pork links only £1.80lb or beef olives at only £0.50 each.