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CALL TO YARNS! – A Community Project

CALL TO YARNS!

It is time for The Renfrewshire Tapestry

Andrew Crummy, Scottish artist and designer – who drew the panels for the Battle of Prestonpans, the Great Tapestry of Scotland and the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry – will be working together with an eclectic group of people to create a tapestry for Renfrewshire. It will be a celebration of the amazing global importance of this part of Scotland, a tourism draw and have its part to play in the City of Culture bid 2021.

Want to know more? Want to take part?

Everyone is welcome to our Call to Yarns! – The Renfrewshire Tapestry project launch

On Saturday 20 February 2016

At Paisley Abbey

From 11am until 1pm

Andrew Crummy will be introducing the project, as well as leading a workshop.

You can also:

  • Take part in a textile walk
  • Chat to historians and meet up with a monk, walk with Wallace, greet a gallus Mill Girl…
  • Tell your stories and memories
  • Try your hand at a stitch or more
  • Please also – Donate your tapestry wool – authentic Anchor tapestry wool is needed to sew the tapestry. We are determined the tapestry will only be sewn with authentic Anchor yarn. Please look out any tapestry wool that you have in your households… and bring it with you.

The Renfrewshire Tapestry will reflect the wonderful history of Renfrewshire. Everyone who is involved will be acknowledged in this stepping stone in the continued celebration of the unique status of Renfrewshire.

WELCOME to Call to Yarns! – The Renfrewshire Tapestry Launch

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Images copyright of Andrew Crummy, Alex Hewitt and Weaving Musical Threads [WMT]

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Ferguslie Park residents asked to have their say

Ferguslie Park residents asked to have their say

Residents in Paisley’s Ferguslie Park area are being asked to have their say on issues affecting the area at a special event hosted by police and council staff.

The Ferguslie Park Community Safety Event will take place in the hospitality suite at St Mirren Park on Thursday 20 June, from 6 until 9pm.

policeOn the night, senior police officers and council officials will give a presentation on the results of a series of fact-finding interviews conducted with residents in the area earlier this year.

The signal interviews sought to discover what residents think about the area, and what they want to see from police and council services.

The presentation will be followed by a discussion over what police and council community safety staff can do to deal with those points.

There will also be around 15 stalls there on the night, allowing residents to access advice and help from staff from a variety of council and other services.

Councillor Tommy Williams, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Housing and Community Safety Policy Board, said: “Ferguslie Park may have had a few issues to deal with over the years, but one thing that stands out is the community spirit of the people who live there.

“We want people from the area to come along on the night and play their part in that community.

“Visitors will get the chance to hear about the work which is being done locally and to give us their opinions on what they want to see being done.”

Inspector Kenny Morrison, based at Ferguslie Police Office said: “We work closely with the various council staff which are involved in community safety work, such as the wardens service and the anti-social behaviour team.

“Between us, there are lots of things we are doing and can do to help make the streets safer.

“But we are limited in what we can do unless we have the support of the people who are out there in the community.

“Our message to them is that this is your area – come along on the night and let us know what you want from it.”

Organisations who will be represented on the night include the NHS, Victim Support and Engage Renfrewshire, with staff from the council’s trading standards, and welfare reform advice services also among those set to be there.

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Paisley Events – Buddy Beat

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Paisley Events – Buddy Beat

Buddy Beat are hosting a Rod Stewart Tribute Night on Friday 17th November at the Beechwood Community Centre in Shortroods.

Acts include:

  • Rod Stewart Tribute Act
  • Nicola Boyle School of Highland Dance
  • Awa Goubiaby of Glasgow African Dance
  • The Buddy Beat

buddy-beatTickets are on sale at only £7.00 or 2 for £10.00. Tickets can be bought from Lee’s Diner within the Paisley Shopping Centre or Email africandrummer@hotmail.co.uk

Money raised goes to Buddy Beat to continue to help more people

Web www.thebuddybeat.com

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Paisley Events Rod Stewart Tribute Night

Paisley Events Rod Stewart Tribute Night

The Rod Stewart Big Scottish & African Party Tribute Night in aid of The Buddy Beat is taking place on Saturday 17th November 2012 from 8:00pm until 12:00am

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Vote for Paisley

Can you please help our project and vote for us on the RBS Community page?  We will use the money to help organisations who are trying to do good in the town of Paisley and we will try our very best to help them, but we need the right equipment and right now we have none.

Our project name is Paisley on The Web and it’s located in the Foxbar area on the map – we are now based in the High Street – if you’re looking for it that way however, here is a better way to go about things

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