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Your Bard, By the Way

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Celebrating the life of Scotland’s bard: BURNS! (Your Bard, By the Way) at Paisley Arts Centre.

Robert Burns was a dramatic figure. The events of his life are the stuff of theatre. His humble beginnings as a plough lad, his acceptance by Edinburgh society, the women he loved (and lost) and who loved and lost him, his fiery championing of the underdog are in themselves remarkable. Add to this is talent for finding true expression in the Scots tongue, and you have a man whose life story cries out to be told, over and over again.
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Written in rhyming Scots, BURNS! (Your Bard, By the Way) is a whirlwind of a play, celebrating the life of Scotland’s bard through hilarious comedy, beautiful song, stirring passion and heart-rending tenderness. Two actors play all twenty roles, moving seamlessly across age, gender and class to portray the people and events that shaped the poet’s life and works. Including a dramatic recital of Tam o Shanter, the play is packed with excerpts from many of the bard’s poems and songs so there is plenty on offer for the Burns enthusiast as well as the newcomer. 

BURNS! (Your Bard, By the Way) will be at Paisley Arts Centre on Friday 22 February at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 (£6 conc) and can be booked by calling our Box Office on  0141 887 1010 or visiting www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/onlinebooking.

For further information on Burns! (Your Bard, By the Way), future events and shows log on to www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/events or follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/renfrewshirearts.

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Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce, Burns Lunch

Thursday 26th 2012,
12 – 2pm ,
Ingliston Country Club, Bishopton

 

Traditional Burns lunch networking event with RSAMD Burns singer, Burns club speaker & our ROCCO piper.
Member Cost: £30 plus VAT
Non Member Cost: £40 plus VAT

You can book for chamber events on line or by email.

BOOK ONLINE NOW

Book by email through lconnor@renfrewshirechamber.com, confirming the event you wish to book and the following details for each delegate attending: Company name, brief company description, delegate name, email address, and contact telephone number.

 

You will receive email confirmation of your booking. Please contact the events team on 0141 847 5450 if you have not received this within 48 hours.

* Please note that payment in full is required before the event.
** Cancellations made less than 3 working days prior to event date are non refundable.

The Tannahill Weavers In Concert

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The Robert Tannahill Federation

proudly presents

The Tannahill Weavers In Concert

“An especially eloquent mixture of the old and new.” – New York Times

“World class musicians with passion and a healthy sense of fun, keeping alive and making accessible the very heart of the tradition itself.” – Mojo Magazine

“…as close to perfect as it gets in an imperfect world.” – Sing Out!

Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, Paisley

Friday 21st May 2010

Show starts 8pm

Tickets: £10 (£8 Conc.)

On sale from Monday 11th January

Paisley Arts Centre Booking Office:

Tel. 0141 887 1010

Or find out more information from the bands website here http://www.roberttannahillfederation.com/1.html

Text below taken from http://www.paisley.org.uk/famous_people/robert_tannahill.php

Robert Tannahill (1774-1810)

Paisley’s weaver poet born in Castle Street, son of a well-respected ‘bien’ weaver to whom Robert was apprenticed in 1786. Described by a contemporary as the ‘prettiest shuttler’ he had ever seen, Robert had a wee box on his loom-post for jotting down his ideas.

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Tannahill Anniversary

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Events planned to mark death of poet Tannahill: BBC link

A Scottish poet who killed himself after being rejected by a publisher is to be remembered on the 200th anniversary of his death.
Robert Tannahill, also known as the Weaver Poet, was once viewed as being almost comparable to Burns.
The centenary of his death saw 15,000 people head to Paisley’s Gleniffer Braes, one of his favourite spots, to listen to his songs. It is hoped that Paisley buddies and poetry lovers will again turn out in force to pay tribute to the poet.
New CDs of Tannahill’s work are being released, concerts are being put on and a series of events will take place in May, including walks, talks and a play.
Tannahill was born in 1774 to a weaving family but showed a talent for writing poetry. His song Braes o’ Balquhidder is thought to be the basis for the famous folk song Wild Mountain Thyme.
Valerie Reilly, from Paisley Museum, said Tannahill was inspired by the beauty of nature. read more ..

Discuss this topic on the message board.

Link to Tannahill in Paisley History section.

Link to Tannahill in Famous people from Paisley section.

New Paisley Photographs Gallery

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I have been doing a wee nighttime course at Paisley University eherm sorry its now known as The University of the West of Scotland “doesn’t have the same ring to it” anyways the course is not just for my benefit its also to the websites benefit too and hopefully you will agree..

I have been out most Saturdays with the course taking photos all around the town and in this shot you can see that I have edited one of my images for the course and also for the Paisley websites gallery.

Please check out the new reworked gallery especially if you had trouble before, the new one is faster and easier to use, so please click on gallery on the menu above.

Watch out Paisley Beer Festival here we come

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Well its that time of year again when I go out at lunchtime a normal sane person and come back in about tea time “if I’m lucky” a total edjit with wibbly wobbly legs and make a complete fool of myself.. yes its Beer Festival Day whoo hooo..

here is the details, you will see me in a white t shirt with a bunch of other edjits about ten of us I will be the one with the white T-Shirt on which says “If found take back to the pub”

The Paisley Beer Festival is coming to town.

March 28th, 2008 by admin

Paisley Town Hall

Paisley Beer Festival 2008 is coming!

The 21st Annual Paisley Beer Festival is coming to the town hall soon, Are you ready?
The festival opens on Wednesday 30th April and runs until Saturday 3rd May. Opening times as follows:
Wed 30th 5pm -11pm
Thu 1st 12pm -11pm
Fri 2nd 12pm – 12am
Sat 3rd 12pm – 9.30pm

Admission £5 / £3 concession Wed/Thurs, including a festival glass, program and free entry on any other days (just bring your glass along)

Entertainment – Friday: Medicinal Brew. Saturday: The Caledonian Brewery Pipe Band.

Attendance compulsory for Camra Members, We need Volunteers badly or this might be the Last Festival! Set up starts 28th, See you there!

For more information please visit CAMRA by clicking here. “I cant wait”

Paisley Beer Festival Opening Times

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Paisley Beer Festival opens to the public on Wednesday the 30th of April 2008

Hours are 30th 17.00 – 23.00

01st 12.00 – 23.00

02nd 12.00 – 00.00

03rd  12.00 – 21.00

Admission prices include glass and programme £5 or £3.50 for CAMRA members if you return to the festival with this years glass you get in free at any other session.

The Paisley Beer Festival is coming to town.

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Paisley Town Hall
     

Paisley Beer Festival 2008 is coming!

The 21st Annual Paisley Beer Festival is coming to the town hall soon, Are you ready?
The festival opens on Wednesday 30th April and runs until Saturday 3rd May. Opening times as follows:
Wed 30th 5pm -11pm
Thu 1st 12pm -11pm
Fri 2nd 12pm – 12am
Sat 3rd 12pm – 9.30pm

Admission £5 / £3 concession Wed/Thurs, including a festival glass, program and free entry on any other days (just bring your glass along)

Entertainment – Friday: Medicinal Brew. Saturday: The Caledonian Brewery Pipe Band.

Attendance compulsory for Camra Members, We need Volunteers badly or this might be the Last Festival! Set up starts 28th, See you there!

For more information please visit CAMRA by clicking here. “I cant wait”

Paisley Central Library To Close “PDE”

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I seen the article in the Paisley Express today about the plans to close the Central Library and move it to Paisley Town Hall. I think the paisley daily Express put a wee bit of a negative spin on it for the front page but on further reading they said that the building where the Central Library is now will be converted into a Cultural Centre for Paisley, it looks a great idea and something which is worth having in the town although the museum and library will have to close down for necessary work for this to take place.

The Paisley Central library is to move to the Paisley Town Hall “please note none of these plans are finalised as yet it maybe only speculation at this stage” and the Paisley Museum will close for 2 years for vital refurbishment.

I wonder what kind of things the new cultural centre would accommodate “would maybe the thread mill museum be redundant???” and what would you like to see in the cultural centre?

Anyways I think its a positive move for Paisley and if done properly it will be an excellent use of these buildings.