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Event programme revealed for summer and beyond

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Event programme revealed for summer and beyond.

Renfrewshire residents can look forward to a festival of fun over the next few months – after the area’s events programme was revealed.

The council has agreed dates for big days out during the summer and beyond, with tens of thousands of people expected to take in a programme ranging from family entertainment to music and comedy.

The summer events kick off with Renfrew Gala Day on Sunday 1 June, followed by Sma’ Shot Day on Saturday 5 July in the usual venue of Paisley’s Abbey Close.[/vc_column_text][vc_simple_slider ids=”20733,20732″ type=”1″][vc_column_text]That month will also see Renfrewshire play its part in Scotland’s biggest-ever sporting event when the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay arrives on Thursday 17 July.

A day of entertainment will mark the baton’s progress around 15 Renfrewshire towns and villages. More details – including full route – will be revealed nearer the time.

Two days later (Saturday 19 July) the Paisley Pipe Band Championships will take centre stage, with some of the country’s top bands playing in the town centre.

August will see a family favourite in a new location, with the popular Fire Engine Rally taking place in Johnstone’s Houstoun Square on Saturday 16 August.

The Paisley 10k road race is on Saturday 31 August, before Renfrewshire Doors Open Day on the weekend of 6 and 7 September.

The 10 to 18 October will see the third year of Paisley’s Spree festival, with a to-be-confirmed line-up of music, comedy and more set for various venues in the town.

Previous headliners include Roddy Frame, the RSNO, Admiral Fallow, The Twilight Sad, Capercaillie and Edwyn Collins, plus comics Craig Hill and Fred McAulay.

This year’s Spree will coincide with the return of a Lego exhibition, after the popular Brick City showcase smashed attendance records at Paisley Museum this year.

And November will see the annual Fireworks Spectacular, as well as the usual Christmas Lights Switch-On events in Paisley, Johnstone and Renfew.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Mark Macmillan said: “Our town centre events programme encourage tens of thousands of visitors into the area every year, while giving local people some fun days out in their home towns.

“By staging events which bring people into the town centres and give them a reason to spend the day, we are helping to stimulate trade among local businesses.

“We have big plans to use the area’s combined heritage and cultural appeal to spearhead regeneration and deliver lasting benefits for whole of Renfrewshire.

“We are confident the events programme offers something for everyone, and I hope to see as many people as possible come out to support what we are trying to do.”

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Paisley And Renfrew Event Photographs

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Paisley Christmas Light Switch on 2013

Paisley Christmas Lights

Paisley Christmas Light Switch on 2013.

Tinchy Stryder and The View play Paisley

Lights set to twinkle alongside A-list stars

This year’s Paisley Christmas Lights switch-on promises to be bigger and better than ever before, with not one, but two headline acts performing on Saturday 16 November.

UK hip-hop star Tinchy Stryder and Dundee rockers The View will be on hand to kick off the celebrations alongside boyband Mr Meanor, female pop sensation Alexa, the Clyde 1 Roadshow DJs, and Santa Claus with his reindeer.

SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER, 2013

12 NOON REINDEER PARADE COMMENCES FROM GILMOUR STREET

1PM CLYDE ONE ROADSHOW COMMENCES

1.10PM MAGIC SHOW

2.00PM MR MEANOR

3.00PM ALEXA

3.30PM FLYING JALAPENOS

4.30PM TINCHY STRYDER

5.30PM THE VIEW

5.55PM PROVOST & COMPETITION WINNER

6.00PM LIGHTS SWITCH-ON

Tinchy Stryder will take to the stage performing his biggest hits, including new single Help Me. With two top 10 albums, seven top 10 singles, Tinchy will get the party started in style.

Tinchy Stryder

With two number one singles under his belt and collaborations with acts such as Taio Cruz, Wiley, Pixie Lott and Calvin Harris, Tinchy will bring a show never been seen before in Paisley.

The View formed in 2005 when four schoolmates got together and started writing music.

Two years later, they emerged with the Mercury-nominated, chart-topping debut album Hats Off To The Buskers and embarked on huge tours, tearing up stages across the globe.

Three albums later, including two in the top ten, countless Best Album awards and numerous top ten singles the band are now older, wiser and ready.

Before the big finale there is a terrific line-up throughout the day. Starting with the traditional reindeer parade at noon from Gilmour Street, which this year will be led by Santa Claus himself!

Completing the musical line-up is Mr Meanor, a four-piece pop/R&B boyband with members from the US and UK and YouTube sensation Alexa.

On the main stage in Gauze Street the Clyde 1 Roadshow team with DJs Gina McKie, Romeo and Gavin Pearson will be ready to kick-off the live entertainment from 1pm.

They’ll introduce all the top performers, as well as playing music and offering some great giveaways and prizes throughout the afternoon.

Paisley Christmas Lights

Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall will hit the Big Red Paisley Christmas Light Switch on 2013 button at 6pm.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Mark Macmillan said: “Paisley’s Christmas lights switch-on ceremony has established itself as being the best way to start the Christmas season.

“This year’s line-up will again draw a huge crowd to Paisley town centre for the performances and the programme of activities and entertainments going on throughout the day.

“Renfrewshire Council has invested in our events programme to support businesses and boost the regeneration of Paisley town centre. The Christmas Lights switch-on is a highlight of that approach.

“We are continuing to work with the local business community on their continuing involvement in and support of the town centre events programme.

“Last year almost 40,000 people came in to Paisley town centre for this exciting annual event. We’re all looking forward to another fantastic day in Paisley.”

Information courtesy of Renfrewshire Council.

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Soul & Motown Paisley

Soul & Motown Paisley.

Pockets Pool & Snooker Club Presents

Soul & Motown, Classic chart & club soul from the 60’s & 70’s.

Pockets pool & snooker club, Stock Street, Paisley.

Saturday November 9th 8pm-1am

DJs Paul Massey & Grant Ogilvie

Tickets £5 on sale at the club – Advance purchase recommended.

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A true story inspires World War II survival tale

Paisley Arts Centre in New Street

A true story inspires World War II survival tale.

Coming to Paisley Arts Centre on 29 Oct, Lifeboat is based on the extraordinary true story of Bess Walder and Beth Cummings.

Set in World War II, it is a story of courage, survival and enduring friendship brought to life by Musselburgh-based Catherine Wheels Theatre Company.

On Friday 13 September, 1940, a ship, The City of Benares set sail from Liverpool for Canada. On board were 90 evacuees escaping the relentless bombing and dangers of war torn Britain. Four days into the crossing, the ship was torpedoed and sank. Only eleven of the evacuees survived.

Paisley Arts Centre in New Street
Two fifteen year old girls, Bess Walder and Beth Cummings, spent 19 terrifying hours in the freezing waters of the Atlantic on an upturned Lifeboat, willing each other to survive.

The inspiration for Lifeboat came when Catherine Wheels Director Gill Robertson came across a ‘how we met’ article in the Sunday papers in 1999. In the article, Bess and Beth (who were then in their 70s) explained how they first met on the evacuee ship, The City of Benares in 1940, bound for Canada.

Bess and Beth credited their survival on the fact that they were both together and willed each other to survive, and that they were young and did not realise the direness of their situation. The article ended by saying, ‘we were not in the business of giving up…we hung on’ which of course went on to become a key line in the play.

Both Gill and Catherine Wheels writer Nicola McCartney couldn’t ignore Bess and Beth’s compelling, true-to-life story and subsequently brought Lifeboat to life on stage in 2002.

Lifeboat will be at Paisley Arts Centre on Tues 29 October, 7.30pm. Tickets to the show cost £10 (£6 conc) and can be purchased at the Box Office in Paisley Arts Centre, on 0300 300 1210 or online at www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/onlinebooking

For further information on Renfrewshire Arts & Museums’ events log on to www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/events or follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/renfrewshirearts or Twitter @RenArtsMuseums.

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Slug in a Bottle Market at Hamishes’ Hoose

slug in a bottle market

Slug in a Bottle Market at Hamishes’ Hoose.

We have a wonderful line up of exhibitors coming to Slug in a Bottle Market at Hamishes’ Hoose, Sunday 27th October! Pammie Annie Mckay who has a fabulous collection of statement earrings and necklaces, coming in every colour and texture you can imagine, all designed and handmade by Pam, using genuine leather and hypoallergenic fixings.

Susie Rodgers Millinery shall be joining us with her winter designs of beautifully hand crafted, felted cloche hats and re-worked berets. Choots with the coolest handmade ladies accessories EVER! Jodie Pope Jewellery has a degree from Glasgow School of Art, Jodie’s love of Art Deco Design, is hugely reflected in her work.

slug in a bottle marketMoxie Vinyl produce vinyl designs and shapes which can be used on any smooth surface…upcyle your furniture or decorate your walls at home. Looking for Grasshoppers (LFG) are returning with hand crafted paper beads and hand felted accessories, do you have a special book, map, song sheet or just beautiful paper? If so, Amye, the designer/maker from LFG could turn them into something special.

Dress Your Legs Ltd shall be providing us with stylish, unique and possibly just a little bit quirky ‘fashion for our legs’. Mariszkalime is back for their second visit, with hand dyed silks, embroidered and handcrafted textiles. Cupcakes by Lou shall be supplying our sugar fix! We have ‘Art on a Glass’ – hand painted glassware from Raspberry Twirl. Candle-icious with personalised candles and ceramics.

Miss Polly body products, use the finest, natural ingredients possible, all beautifully handmade and packaged by Polly. Sandy a graphic designer, shall be tipping his toe into the ‘market world’ for the very first time this Sunday, he shall be selling his wonderful pieces of ‘Street Art’ photography and ‘Retro Vehicle’ illustrations. Lastly we have St. Vincent’s Hospice ‘Vintage’ they shall have their always super selection of vintage ladies accessories, homeware and collectables.

 

If thats not enough, don’t forget Hamishes’ Hoose offer a wide range of delicious food and beverages. To reserve a table call 0141 561 7105 (it is advised)

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The Chaplins play at Starlight Paisley

The Chaplins play at Starlight, Paisley.

The Chaplins – Scotland’s hottest new Americana band

Live at Starlight, 16 Wellmeadow Street

Sat 26th October

Doors: 7:30pm

Tickets priced at £8 from Maria on 0141 840 4292 or in person Print and Copy it, 61 High Street, Paisley.

This is a slight departure for Starlight’s normal stage musical’s and is a chance to hear The Chaplins in a small intimate cabaret style venue (tables & chairs) max 60 people, so its quite exclusive. Licensed Bar available.

You can also relax and enjoy the show with a beer or a wine.

The Chaplins

 

The Chaplins (doors 7.30 Show 8pm) Licensed bar

@ Starlight

16 Wellmeadow Street,

Paisley PA1 2EE

0141 840 4292

You can see more from events in Paisley that The Chaplins have played in by clicking this link.

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Roddy Woomble to perform ‘Listen to Keep’ tracks live at Paisley Arts Centre

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Roddy Woomble to perform ‘Listen to Keep’ tracks live at Paisley Arts Centre.

Don’t miss an intimate live performance from Roddy Woomble on 23 Oct as he performs tracks from his third solo album, Listen to Keep.

Familiar to many thousands of music fans as the front man in the Scottish rock band Idlewild, Roddy Woomble is also a celebrated solo songwriter and performer.

His first solo venture came in 2006 with the album, My Secret is My Silence; a record which won rave reviews throughout the music press and saw Roddy move away from the melodic rock style of Idlewild towards a softer, lyrical vein of songwriting.

roddy-woomble

He was also the key instigator behind the acclaimed 2007 album Ballads of the Book, bringing together leading Scottish poets and musicians to collaborate on new songs.

Roddy went on to record and release the album Before the Ruin with Kris Drever and John McCusker in 2008, which they toured extensively around the UK to critical acclaim.

Woomble’s second solo album The Impossible Song and Other Songs was released on Greenvoe/EMI in spring 2011. It was written and recorded at the An Tobar Arts Centre on the Isle of Mull. Along with his band (Sorren MacLean, Seonaid Aitken, Gavin Fox and Danny Grant), Roddy toured the album extensively around the UK, playing over 100 shows in 2011 and 2012. The Guardian described the record as “a moving and quietly joyous collection of pieces weaving together strands of folk, jazz and country.”

A regular at Paisley Arts Centre, Roddy’s show this week will feature songs from his latest album, Listen to Keep as well as songs from his earlier solo work and several Idlewild numbers.

Roddy Woomble will be at Paisley Arts Centre on 23 October, 7.30pm. Tickets cost £12 (£10 conc) and can be booked by calling the Box Office on 0300 300 1210 or going online to www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/onlinebooking

For further information on Renfrewshire Arts & Museums’ events log on to www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/events or follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/renfrewshirearts or Twitter @RenArtsMuseums.

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Edwyn Collins at Paisley Abbey Photographs

Edwyn Collins at Paisley Abbey Photographs

The fantastic Edwyn Collins performs in Paisley Abbey as part of the Spree Festival, all photographs taken by Digitalpict Photography in partnership with paisley.org.uk

 

 

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World Village Market Paisley Photographs

World Village Market

World Village Market Paisley Photographs.

The colourful World Village Market has arrived in Paisley promising a fabulous range of quality gift ideas and mouth-watering goodies from across the globe.

From hot French crepes, rich cheeses and Columbian gourmet coffees to German BBQ and plump Greek olives, this unique festival-style street market promises an eclectic range of food and drink for visitors to enjoy.

The market will also feature ethically-traded, handmade, eco-friendly arts, crafts, clothing and accessories from across the globe including Turkish scarves, Indian dresses and sequined flip-flops from Bali.

Live music and street entertainers will add to the festival atmosphere. The Market is here till Monday 21st October.

All photographs below taken by Ian McDonald on behalf of Paisley on the Web.

For more Paisley Photographs please click here.

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HRH The Princess Royal visits Paisley

HRH Princess Royal

HRH The Princess Royal visits Paisley.

Today saw HRH The Princess Royal pay a visit to Paisley and the nine day celebration of Gaelic music, dance, drama, arts and literature. The Royal National Mod runs from 11th – 19th October 2013 and is to attract thousands of spectators from across the central belt as it visits the Renfrewshire city for the first time in its 121 year history.

Amongst the venues visited by HRH The Princess Royal were Paisley Abbey and also Paisley Town Hall helping raise Paisleys profile nationally.

Here is a fantastic set of Photographs taken by Ian McDonald for www.paisley.org.uk.