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Catch a tiger by the tale!

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Catch a tiger by the tale!

There’s just over one week to go until Barrowland Ballet’s roaring success, Tiger Tale prowls into Paisley Town Hall to delight young dance fans.

Created by choreographer Natasha Gilmore and writer Robert Alan Evans, Barrowland Ballet’s performance of Tiger Tale is a wild, sensory adventure for children.

Set to live music – courtesy of Zoey Van Goey’s Kim Moore – Tiger Tale encourages young audiences to get right up close to the action as they watch family life unfold at a young girl’s house.

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Poppy is bored, Mum is busy cleaning, Dad is obsessed with work. But their world is turned upside down when a tiger comes to visit. Bringing chaos, danger and fun, their wild guest reminds the family what they love about one another.

The close proximity of the audience to the three dancers and the ‘Tiger’ moving through the shared space with the audience is what makes Tiger Tale a magical experience for children aged 6 and over.

Tiger Tale will be at Paisley Town Hall on Sunday 22 September at 3pm. Tickets to the show cost £4 and can be bought 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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Tommy Smith and Brian Kellock

Tommy Smith and Brian Kellock

Two of the country’s leading jazz artists collaborate for a special gig at Paisley Arts Centre.

Arguably two of Scotland’s greatest jazz musicians, saxophone and piano partnership Tommy Smith and Brian Kellock are joining their considerable talents together for an unforgettable live show in Paisley.

Interview with Peter Greenwood from www.paisley.org.uk with Tommy Smith

Incorporating themes from the Great American Songbook, this intimate live set will see the pair perform tracks from their duo album ‘Symbiosis’.

Renfrewshire Arts & Museums anticipate that jazz fans will travel far and wide to see the partnership’s unique musicality and sheer artistry, as Smith & Kellock’s trip to Renfrewshire is just one of three shows they are set to perform together.

Jazz fans are urged to book soon to avoid missing this unique collaboration live.

Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock will be at Paisley Arts Centre on 8 Sept at 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.

 Tommy Smith and Brian Kellock

Tommy Smith and Brian Kellock

What is jazz? Where did it come from and what does it all mean? These and other musical questions can be readily answered by experts like Tommy Smith and Brian Kellock.

Tommy Smith is well known to Scottish jazz fans as one of the world’s leading saxophonists and the founding director of the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO). He is also a frontline educator and current artistic director of jazz at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Brian Kellock is an internationally recognized jazz pianist who has worked with many familiar names in jazz such as Art Farmer, Herb Geller and Stanley Turrentine.

Playing together as a duo, they have already surprised the jazz world and delighted countless fans with their wonderfully inclusive interpretations of jazz standards and Broadway melodies. Their readings of Moonlight in Vermont and Skylark have been described as “exquisite”; while The Guardian’s John Fordham wrote, “..(they) can play anything they can think (of), and increasingly think of things other people don’t”.

It has been said that the duet is “one of the most exposed forms in jazz”, but where better to clearly hear the structure, poise and beauty of the most alluring popular music ever composed? On albums like Bezique and Symbiosis Tommy Smith and Brian Kellock have brought a bare truth to You Must Believe in Spring and found the keys to a patently powerful vehicle on Ladies in Mercedes.

Next spring sees the release of their third collaboration The Whispering of the Stars and it promises to be something very special indeed. The mere mention of timeless classics such as Tenderly, Stardust and Moonlight Serenade should be enough to grab the attention. But fans who are able to catch them on tour this year will get a rare advance preview in a repertoire strongly featuring selections from this set.

Jazz is the music of memory, mystery and boundless imagination, but why are Tommy Smith and Brian Kellock so eminently able to communicate its enduring appeal? Well, many other well-qualified people such as those at The Guardian, The Observer and The Scotsman have described them as, “..a scintillating partnership; dazzling; inventive and subtly captivating”. Chris Parker in Ronnie Scott’s Magazine thought their work “luxuriously rich”.

However, anyone lucky enough to have caught them performing Rhapsody in Blue with the SNJO at last month’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe will also know them as thoughtful artists, passionate players and hugely entertaining people. The twelve thousand good folks present at The Montreal Jazz Festival can also testify to their world-class musicianship, natural rapport, easy charm and ready wit.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland | t.smith@rcs.ac.uk | www.rcs.ac.uk

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra | ts@snjo.co.uk | www.snjo.co.uk

Spartacus Records Ltd | ts@spartacusrecords.com | www.spartacusrecords.com

Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra | ts@tsyjo.com | www.tsyjo.com

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Two of the country’s leading jazz artists collaborate for a special gig at Paisley Arts Centre.

Tommy Smith and Brian Kellock

Two of the country’s leading jazz artists collaborate for a special gig at Paisley Arts Centre.

Arguably two of Scotland’s greatest jazz musicians, saxophone and piano partnership Tommy Smith and Brian Kellock are joining their considerable talents together for an unforgettable live show in Paisley.

Incorporating themes from the Great American Songbook, this intimate live set will see the pair perform tracks from their duo album ‘Symbiosis’.

Tommy Smith and Brian Kellock

Renfrewshire Arts & Museums anticipate that jazz fans will travel far and wide to see the partnership’s unique musicality and sheer artistry, as Smith & Kellock’s trip to Renfrewshire is just one of three shows they are set to perform together.

Jazz fans are urged to book soon to avoid missing this unique collaboration live.

Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock will be at Paisley Arts Centre on 8 Sept at 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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Social Media Training

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Are you involved in a Paisley organisation or business that would like to learn more about how to use the internet and especially social media? The internet is an immense tool and can bring lots of new customers to your website, or be a powerful platform for you to promote your business, idea, product and/or event.

At Paisley on the web, we have been using social media for years and know the best way to use it easily and how to make sense out of what can seem useless and sometimes overwhelming information.

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If you are interested in us either coming to your place of work and training your staff, or coming to one of our classes, then please email brian@paisley.org.uk and just ask. We can tailor something around your available time and level of experience.

We can start to make your business, organisation or product noticed on the web and with the help and support of paisley.org.uk then you will have an excellent platform to start from.

We can do one to one tuition, distance learning, tutorial based, or classroom based lessons and the only pressure is the desire to promote yourself using all the available tools in the social media sphere.

 

How do we help?

 

  • Use Facebook better, set up Groups, Facebook Pages and manage them.
  • How to deal with customers, and respond to them in the best way.
  • Set up twitter and get the right followers, target your audience and use the right tools to monitor your time and effort to see if it’s working.
  • Tweak your website, or get help to set one up, (still very important).
  • Deal with criticism and negative remarks on social media.

We can cover everything and help you succeed! Contact us if you’re interested and we can arrange to phone or come out and see you. We know everyone is busy, especially in the lead up to Christmas, but can you imagine how social media can transform your business into a powerful and effective marketing tool that drives business to you? Priceless, and all it take is a bit of time!

Contact Brian by email brian@paisley.org.uk or use our contact page http://www.paisley.org.uk/contact/

 

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Social Media Marketing

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Did you know that Paisley on the web can set up and manage your Social Media marketing and also campaign for you?

We manage quite a lot of organisations’ Twitter, Facebook and newsletter campaigns for them. We can either train a member of your organisation to do the job or we can do it for you and increase your organisation or business profile online. All the proceeds go back into maintaining this website so you’re not only improving your online image and your business, you’re also helping out your community and supporting our website and volunteers.

What can we do?

  • We can target your audience via social media.
  • We will engage with your visitors.
  • We will bring more people and visitors to your website or product.
  • We can also do SEO, Search Engine Optimisation for your website.
  • We can also build websites, host websites and register domain names.

This ultimately catapults your organisation into a market that you wouldn’t have normally and you don’t need to do anything extra, apart from contact us that is!

Training:

We also offer social media training courses and website SEO training courses, if you have a website then you really should be making it work for you to bring in extra volunteers, sell your product or let everyone know who and where you are.

Did you know Paisley on the Web did this?