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Paisley Art Institute Heads Art Prizes in Glasgow

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Paisley’s Art Credentials Confirmed at National Exhibition 

Paisley’s history is credited with an award at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Art’s 153rd Annual Exhibition. The RGI’s historic show which showcases the best of contemporary art, opened at the weekend at The Mitchell Library with a huge exhibition of artists work from all over Britain and as far away from the USA.

The Kyles and Carrick Michael Durning

The Kyles and Carrick Michael Durning

Paisley Art Institute (PAI) members head the prize list with former president Michael Durning PAI RSW and Kate Inglis sharing top prize, “The City of Glasgow College Art Foundation Purchase Prize” of £8000. Carol Dewart PAI received the award to commemorate the Kilbarchan artist, Mary Armour to the value of £500.

Inglis and Durning chose to display monumental images of Scotlands industial maritime history, Durning painting “Kyles and The Carrick” shows the Clyde’s oldest ship, The Kyles, built on the Cart, in Paisley in 1876 by the ‘Clyde’s oldest shipbuilder’, John Fullerton who was also a president of Paisley Art Institute. The smaller iron boat is older than its neighbour the famous clipper ship, The Carrick, now undergoing restoration in Australia.

Kate Inglis’s detailed image of iconic, art deco, architecture on the Forth and Clyde Canal will be placed, with Durning’s painting, in the City of Glasgow College art collection and appropriately on permanent display in the newly built Maritime School.

The 153rd Royal Glasgow Institute Annual Exhibition at Mitchell Library opened Sat 12th Nov. continues 12th Nov. 2016,  Mon.- Sat. 9am – 5pm, Sun. 12-4pm

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Brand new Performance of Play The Course of True Love at Paisley Arts Centre

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An everyday tale of caution, courage and Cleo Laine.
 
Celia and Oliver are in the world’s most expensive hotel, drunk on the world’s most expensive champagne. It’s not good. They have thirty minutes to make up their minds about a risky proposal that could tear their lives apart. A powerful politician waits downstairs for their decision. Will they retreat to the daily disillusionment of running a failing charity? Or will they find the courage to reveal their true feelings and speak truth to power?

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The Course of True Love is a brand new performance from multi-award-winning writer and director David Leddy, who has been called a ‘maverick’ (The Guardian), a ‘genius’ (The Scotsman), an ‘innovator’ (The Times) and an ‘institution’ (The Independent).

A Play, A Pie and A Pint first presented this play as a production at Oran Mor, Glasgow and The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen.

“Gorgeous… witty… resonant” The Scotsman

“Poignant and insightful” The Times

Tickets for The Course of True Love are £10 (£6 conc ) + bkg fee* and are available at the Box Office on 0300 300 1210 orwww.renfrewshireleisure.com. Suitable for ages 16 +

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Stand up comedy nights return to Paisley Arts Centre and Paisley Town Hall

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Paisley’s top stand-up night returns to Paisley Arts Centre and Paisley Town Hall this month with an impressive line up of comedians, alongside award-winning MC Scott Gibson.

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Headliners include Irish deadpan comic, (and the lightning-hit Father Stone in Father Ted) Michael Redmond and one of the most respected comedians on the circuit, chain-smoking xbox fanatic Susie McCabe. TV and radio presenter and funnnymanDes Clarke also appears and our December gig features multi-award winning comedian Janey Godley. All are ably supported by a whole host of top comedians.

Our resident MC Scott Gibson, won the Best Newcomer Award for his solo show at this year’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

Dates for A Buddy Good Laugh are:  22 September, 27 October at Paisley Arts Centre and 24 November and 15 December at Paisley Town Hall.

Tickets for A Buddy Good Laugh are £10 (£8 conc ) + bkg fee* and are available at the Box Office on 0300 300 1210 or www.renfrewshireleisure.com. Suitable for over 18s only.

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ON TOUR IN OCTOBER: Terra Incognita with support from Macrobert Arts Centre presents Invisible Army by Victoria Beesley

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A new play about being alone and making friends; starting fights and falling in love; being invisible and talking to cats. 

Three years ago Robbie McGuire started becoming invisible.

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It’s not a big problem. It doesn’t affect his day-to-day life. Mrs Gillespie still gives him detention, Sarah Hargreaves still threatens to smash his face in, and Mr Bartnik the shop keeper still won’t let him forget that he owes 10p for a bottle of milk bought over a year ago. But Robbie has started noticing that people bump into him a lot in the street. That nobody ever really looks at him – they always look to the side or a metre behind, as though they’re not quite sure exactly where he is. And this morning, the longer he looked in the mirror the less he could see of himself. And so begins Robbie’s journey on a very weird day.

Invisible Army is a new play by Victoria Beesley (My Friend Selma) which has been created in collaboration with young carers from the Glasgow South West Carers Centre.
Combining storytelling with movement and original live music, Invisible Army is a funny, moving, imaginative and charming insight into the life of a young carer.

Invisible Army is directed by Emily Reutlinger (director of Uncanny Valley – winner of 2016 CATS award for Best Production for Children and Young People); choreography by Tony Mills (Room 2 Manoeuvre); designed by Alice Wilson (Magnetic NorthPlutôt la VieVision Mechanics); sound design by Danny Krass (Royal Court, Traverse Theatre); lighting design by Elle Taylor; music composed and played live by Dan Beesley.

TOUR

Sat 8 Oct | Paisley Arts Centre | 7pm  | £5 (includes booking fee) | 0300 300 1210 | renfrewshireleisure.com/arts
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Your guide to extravaganza of entertainment

Renfrewshire Leisure marketing assistant Alex Maske with copies of The Guide brochure

LET us entertain you could be the theme tune to this autumn’s line-up of cultural events being staged at venues throughout Renfrewshire.

 Renfrewshire Leisure marketing assistant Alex Maske with copies of The Guide brochure

Renfrewshire Leisure marketing assistant Alex Maske with copies of The Guide brochure

A varied programme of shows, exhibitions and workshops is being staged by Renfrewshire Leisure between now and the end of the year.

And an events brochure listing all that is going on, called The Guide is launched today. (Friday)
The colourful brochure – jam-packed with information about almost 30 different shows and events – can be picked up at Paisley Town Hall, town halls, Paisley Arts Centre, Paisley Museum and sports centres. The Guide can also be downloaded by logging on to  www.renfrewshireleisure.com

The events being staged feature drama, music, dance, comedy, exhibitions, talks and workshops.

Chief executive of Renfrewshire Leisure, Joyce McKellar said: “We’ve put together a fantastic programme of events with something for everyone.
“People won’t have to go far this year to find something to have a laugh at, enjoy musical performances, or be stimulated by interesting talks and exhibitions.
“We’re campaigning hard for Paisley to be designated City Of Culture 2021 and with so many different types of cultural activities we’re staging between now and the end of the year, you’d think we would win hands down.”

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Gesture – Expression in Modern Art

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An exhibition exploring how ideas and emotions are communicated through art, will open at Paisley Museum on Saturday 16 July. Gesture – Expression in Modern Art will feature some seldom-seen works and recent acquisitions from the Paisley Museum collection. The exhibition is part of a Scotland-wide programme of events celebrating the American artist Jon Schueler’s work Jon Scheuler during the centenary year of his birth. Gesture is FREE of charge and will run until Monday 26 September.

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Andrea Kusel, Curator of Art at Paisley Museum and the curator of the exhibition states ‘Modernist artists of the twentieth century deliberately departed from tradition, preferring to express ideas and feelings, rather than simply representing the “real”. This exhibition includes works from the Paisley Museum collection and loans from the Jon Schueler estate.’

Councillor Jim Harte, Chairman of Renfrewshire Leisure, states ‘We are delighted that Paisley Museum is part of the Jon Schueler centenary celebrations, as this allows us the opportunity to showcase some works of art from the Paisley Museum Collection that have not been presented in living memory or are recent additions to the permanent collection’.

There will be free creative family workshops with activities linked to the Gesture exhibition on the following dates at Paisley Museum : 21 July, 28 July and 4 August.

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An Evening with Michael Foale CBE

Official astronaut portrait of Michael C. Foale.  Photo Date: May 13, 2013.  Location: Building 8, Room 183 - Photo Studio.  Photographer: Robert Markowitz

Live with Paisley Community Trust and Astronaut Michael Foale CBE at Paisley Arts centre.
Jump to 15 minutes in to see the start of the show.

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The Last Man on the Moon Gene Cernan and Michael Foale live in Paisley

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Captain Gene Cernan speaks to the audience at Paisley Arts Centre live from Houston, Texas after the showing of The Last Man on the Moon in the venue.

The questions are hosted by Astronaut Michael Foale and ISSET the evening is arranged by Paisley Community Trust.

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Show of support as For Paisley 2021 campaign launches

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public launch of the For Paisley 2021 campaign Ð a major drive to get local residents and businesses to show their support for the townÕs UK City of Culture 2021. Councillor Mark Macmillan, chair of the Paisley 2021 partnership board; 
- Jean Cameron, Paisley 2021 Bid Director
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Paisley’s UK City of Culture 2021 ambitions had a resounding public show of support at the launch of a new drive to let everyone connected to the town take their place at the heart of the bid.

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PAISLEY TOWN CENTRE…….
public launch of the For Paisley 2021 campaign Ð a major drive to get local residents and businesses to show their support for the townÕs UK City of Culture 2021. Councillor Mark Macmillan, chair of the Paisley 2021 partnership board;
– Jean Cameron, Paisley 2021 Bid Director
Lily Jane

The For Paisley 2021 campaign aims to give everybody in Paisley, Renfrewshire and beyond the chance to share what they love about the town and fly the flag for the culture bid.

12/05/16.... PAISLEY TOWN CENTRE....... public launch of the For Paisley 2021 campaign Ð a major drive to get local residents and businesses to show their support for the townÕs UK City of Culture 2021. Councillor Mark Macmillan, chair of the Paisley 2021 partnership board;  - Jean Cameron, Paisley 2021 Bid Director Mark Macmillian, Tommy Mcgory, Danielle Caira, Maureen Hill, Linda Nutini, Ian Henderson, Andrew Mitchell, Fiona Smith, Scott Glassford, Katie Finnin

12/05/16….
PAISLEY TOWN CENTRE…….
public launch of the For Paisley 2021 campaign Ð a major drive to get local residents and businesses to show their support for the townÕs UK City of Culture 2021. Councillor Mark Macmillan, chair of the Paisley 2021 partnership board;
– Jean Cameron, Paisley 2021 Bid Director
Mark Macmillian, Tommy Mcgory, Danielle Caira, Maureen Hill, Linda Nutini, Ian Henderson, Andrew Mitchell, Fiona Smith, Scott Glassford, Katie Finnin

It includes a brand book – available to download as of today – including posters, logos, email signature, and key cultural facts about the bid and the town.

The aim is for anybody with an interest in the bid to find out how they can be part of it and access all the material they need to showcase their support For Paisley 2021 and develop their own bid campaign.

The campaign was launched in the town’s High Street by Councillor Mark Macmillan, chair of the Paisley 2021 partnership board, and Paisley 2021 Bid Director Jean Cameron.

They were joined by community groups, people from the local cultural scene, local business group Paisley First, pupils from local secondary Gleniffer High School, and town centre businesses including Linda Nutini, owner of Castelvecchi chip shop and mum of singing star Paolo.

The lunchtime launch included a giant Paisley 2021 logo and gave passers-by the chance to stop to have their picture taken with branded props.

The launch took place on the same day as the longlist of albums for the 2016 Scottish Album of the Year Award was announced. Paisley will be home to the SAY Award – the most prestigious date in the Scottish music calendar – for the next two years, with the 2016 ceremony taking in Paisley Town Hall on 29 June.

Councillor Macmillan said: “Winning the UK City of Culture 2021 title would make a massive difference to the town, and everybody in Paisley and Renfrewshire would feel the benefits.

“We have had great support from the local community since the bid launched last year – but there may be others who want to get involved and are not sure how.

“The aim of the brand book is to make it easy for any individual, group or business to show their support – the next few years are going to be such an exciting journey for the town and we want as many people as possible to come with us.”

Bid Director Jean Cameron added:  “Paisley 2021 branding has been visible around the town and at our events for a while now – it reflects the Paisley Pattern and the values and high standard of creativity for which the town is known around the world.

“Today is about taking the brand into the heart of that community and saying ‘this is yours, please use it’ – and that goes for Paisley people throughout the rest of the world too.

“Although we have had great backing to date we will only have a chance of winning if we show the judges at the UK Government’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport the local community is For Paisley 2021.

“To have this show of support on the day we get the first look at some of the fantastic musicians heading to Paisley for the SAY Award just shows the momentum the town is building.”

To download a full version of the brand book including usable marketing material, logos and information about the bid, visit www.paisley2021.co.uk/get-involved

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Paisley Arts Intitute Annual Exhibition

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Paisley Arts Intitute Annual Exhibition Starts this Saturday in Paisley Museum, check the poster for more details, I had a sneaky peek today and it is looking amazing, well worth a visit. #PositivePaisley
Also please click through to the Paisley Art Institute est. 1876 Facebook page and give it A like and please share with anyone who could be of interest, thank you.. Enjoy…

Visit these links for more information. 

Website: http://www.paisleyartinstitute.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Paisley-Art-Institute-est-1876-222616264613510/