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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/

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Musical Mills – Paisley Thread Mill Museum

Anna MacDonald

MUSICAL MILLS

A celebration of Paisley’s industrial and cultural heritage

PAISLEY THREAD MILL MUSEUM

MILE END MILL

SEEDHILL ROAD, PAISLEY

SATURDAY 3 NOVEMBER 12- 4PM

ENTRY FREE

 

  • MUSIC     
  • HISTORY
  • POETRY
  • ART…

 

…four good reasons to celebrate Paisley (as if you needed a reason!) and you’ll find all of them at Musical Mills in the Thread Mill Museum on Saturday 3 November.  Weaving Musical Threads and University of the West of Scotland orchestrate an afternoon of some of the best talent to be found in Renfrewshire. Not to mention a few guests from its sunny Glasgow suburbs.  Here are just some of the names who’ll lend their talents to a symphony of culture and entertainment:

 

Sandy Stoddart

Yes, you’ve blinked and his name is still there!  Musical Mills hosts the premier of a new, never before revealed artwork from the internationally acclaimed sculptor!

 

Graham Fulton

Paisley punk poet extraordinaire and author of such collections as The Iron Bar Man and Speed of Dark

 

Dave Manderson

Author of the critically acclaimed novel, Lost Bodies.  Read this and you’ll never walk alone in the dark again!

 

Brian Whittingham

Reading poems from his new collection, Clocking in Clocking out, recently launched from the Titan Crane in Clydebank (not Brian, the book)

 

Anna MacDonald

“…has angelic vocal tones so hair raising, it’s like walking down a cobbled street with a Scottish breeze sneaking up your neck ….” (Ark Magazine); Anna will premier her beautiful new song, based on the Mill Girls poetry – yes indeed – those same mill gals you’ll be meeting!

 

Pauline Vallance

Winner of the 2009 Glasgow Songwriting Festival, Pauline delivers her own unique and inventive brand of clarsach and vocals.  Eat your heart out, Cowell!!

Throughout the day, the Mill Girl Poets (Tracy Patrick, Gwen McKerrell, Mo Blake and Kathryn Daly) will bring you their perspective in verse of what was good, great or fair to middling about life in the mills for the thousands of women who worked there.   We’ll also have the eloquent Ray Evans, winner of the Renfrewshire Mental Health Arts and Film Festival Poetry competition; G W Colkitto from Read Raw Ltd, Jim Gilbert, one half of musical duo A Wing and a Prayer, and Wullie Purcell, the oldest man in Paisley, reciting songs and poetry on his 200 year old guitar.

 

And if all that isn’t harmonious enough, we’ll have art from Karen James, and a special film interlude that will take you back in time to the Paisley that was.  Or you could just drop by for a chat and a look round the Museum and its many archives.

 

Oh yes, and if you’ve never heard Gerry Rafferty performed on a harp before, now’s your chance!

 

Join the Musical Mills symphony.

 

And last but not least, another good reason to celebrate Paisley:–

 

ALL VISITORS ARE WELCOMED WITH A FREE DRINK!

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Weaving Musical Threads

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Celebrate Renfrewshire!

Its people, its history and its place in the world . . .

Part of Music Nation and the Cultural Olympiad

Enjoy a weekend showcasing the arts including music, dance, art and film

Saturday 3 March – community venues across the region

Sunday 4 March – ‘The Hub’  (Paisley Town Hall and Paisley Abbey)

Free entry to all events

 For more information see www.weavingmusicalthreads.co.uk

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Hands In A Holding Position Exhibition

Delicate red, mixed media on vinyl, 17x18cm
Artist Caroline Watson presents an exhibition of drawing and mixed media on paper at the Paisley Abbey which features unique floral images around the theme of gift giving. Launch Saturday 11th February, 2:00-4:00 p.m. All welcome for refreshments and to meet the artist.

 

The exhibition runs until 21st February

For more information about the artist see www.spanglefish.com/carolinewatson