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Bookings for all shows:

tel: 0141 887 1010
In person: Paisley Arts Centre

Gilded Balloon Comedy Circuit 2010
Friday 11 June 8pm
Paisley Arts Centre £10 (£8 conc)

Suitable for age 16+

With its excellent reputation for top-notch comedy, the Gilded Balloon is bringing a selection of top comedy talent to Paisley during a whistle-stop tour of Scotland! Check out some of the sharpest stand-ups Paisley has ever seen:

Susan Calman
‘Everyone who knows anything about comedy knows that Susan is one of the funniest women around’ The Daily Record
‘A consistently engaging hour of pointed observations and snappy one-liners’ Metro

Scott Agnew
“Chic Murray was kind of a genius… something tells me they might be saying something similar about Scott Agnew in the not too distant future.” The List
“a bold, brash, barnstorming performance… hilariously graphic… a powerhouse set” Chortle


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Fri 18 June

Celebrate the Music of Ella & Oscar

Paisley Arts Centre 7.30pm
£10 (£6 conc)

Joni Keen’s tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson has thrilled audiences and critics at sell out shows across the country.

This wonderful performance, with anecdotes, humour and beautiful songs allows audiences to understand the genius that was Ella. Appealing to all age groups, the show is an evening of timeless classics. Joni will be accompanied by The Euan Stevenson Trio.

“Everyone loves the music of Ella, young and old alike and it’s great seeing this diverse audience really enjoying themselves” Joni Keen


Sat 26 June

William Shakespeare’s
The Rape of Lucrece
Directed by Gareth Armstrong

Paisley Arts Centre 7.30pm
£10 (£6 conc)

The Rape of Lucrece is a brilliant, brutal narrative poem by William Shakespeare giving an account of the terrible crime of rape and its dreadful consequences for victim and perpetrator.

Gareth Armstrong brings the poem to life on the stage. Simple and stark: a single actor, a bare stage – rapist and victim springing to searing life.

“…great acting meets classic writing…..Shakespearean acting at its absolute finest”.
Three Weeks (Brighton Festival 2009)


Fri 2 July

Michael Marra
Paisley Arts Centre, 7.30pm
£10 (£6 conc)
Part jazz, part blues and deeply rooted in Celtic traditions, anyone who has had the pleasure of seeing Michael Marra perform will testify to his talent to entertain. Through his combination of humour and thought provoking lyrics, he delights audiences everywhere he goes, and is sure to provide a great night’s entertainment as he joins us at Paisley Arts Centre once again.

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Hi Folks,

On June the 5th, his months Joke Box goes all offside and off colour with Bob Doolally, A legend in his own liquid lunchtime, Bob ‘The Gob’ Doolally is now recognised as one of the most original and unique character comedy acts on the UK stage and screen. A retired football manager and ex-player who now hacks out a living as an after-dinner speaker and third-rate media pundit, Bob has been lauded by both the public and the press alike.

An evening with Bob recalls his footballing career in all its gory detail … the endless celebs he played for and managed, the numerous fights and on-pitch debacles, the six marriages to small town beauty queens, Tennent’s Lager Lovelies and C-list wannabes, and, of course, countless anecdotes of drink-fuelled debauchery.

Bob has appeared in many sell-out Edinburgh Fringe shows, including 2008’s Bob Doolally Talks Balls, several national tours of Scotland, performances at comedy festivals throughout the UK and numerous TV and radio shows – including Under The Moon (C4) and Radio 5’s live coverage of the 1998 World Cup.

Bob found a new legion of fans as a regular star of the BBC1 TV series, The Live Floor Show. His appearances in the follow-up series ‘Floor Show’ took this crazed, vodka-fuelled character into new depths of depravity and new heights of comic creativity. With a live CD released on his own ‘Sadly Dead Now’ label the cult is spreading.

‘What Al Murray is to publicans, Bob Doolally is to football punditry .. this alcohol and bile-spewing madman is just as witheringly observed as the landlord’ The Guardian
‘All the skill and precision of a Beckham free-kick’ The Stage
‘delivers a diatribe as blue as the Scotland shirts … and as comical as their World Cup record’ The Herald
‘sublime…almost better than football’ The Independent

Tickets are now on sale in Hamishes’ Hoose for the 8.30pm show for a Pearl Diver (£5) or on the door on the night. See you all then

Hamishes’ Hoose
Glen Cinema

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Zatoichi is the epic tale of a blind masseur, gambler and swordmaster (what a combo) who wanders around the country, making his living by gambling, singing and giving massages. In Japan, giving massages was a traditional occupation for the blind. Blind persons and masseurs were on the lowest social level, no better than beggars. Unbeknown to those around him though, Zatoichi is also highly-skilled in swordsmanship and is equally talented in Sumo wrestling.

This is a fantastic film, garnering cult status quickly. It doesn’t get much screen time when up against the Hollywood blockbusters, so grab this chance to see it on the big screen.

Please note this film is Certificate 18.

Zatoichi screens on Tuesday 1st June at 7.30pm
£3 Members, £5/4 Non Members
All Welcome!

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We would like to say welcome to our new partners at Let It are now one of our valuable partners at and have the very best reputation, and we at could not recommend them higher.

‘Let It are Scotland premier letting agent. With offices in Paisley and our Head Office in Glasgow’s Vibrant Merchant City, we cover most of the west and central Scotland. We have just recently opened a new branch across the border in Grays, Essex and hope to expand across the country over the next few years. We look after our Landlord and tenants and are always looking into ways of improving our services. We are a tailor fit agency and treat every landlord and tenant as an individual as we understand that everyone’s circumstances and needs are different. We are an ARLA registered company for the safety of landlords and tenants alike.’

Let It now have a brand new website in place and you can visit it by going to or by calling them on

Let It Paisley
51 Moss Street
Paisley PA1 1DR
t: 0141 848 7727
f: 0141 889 5611
email us >
Let It Glasgow
123 Stockwell Street
Glasgow G1 4LT
t: 0141 552 7728
f: 0141 552 1244
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Our very own Gerard Butler is number 1 Born in Paisley, Scotland, to Margaret and Edward Butler, Gerard Butler was raised along with his older brother and sister in his hometown of Paisley, Scotland. He also spent some of his youth in Canada. His parents divorced when he was a child, and he and his siblings were raised primarily by their mother…

And number five is our very own David Tennant too….

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The 2011 UK Sons of the Desert Convention is coming to Paisley. This will bring Laurel and Hardy fans from all over the UK to Paisley for a weekend of all things related to Stan and Olly. Although based in Paisley for the first weekend in May (still to confirm dates), there are trips planned to various places across Scotland.  The Bonnie Scotland Tent (each fan club is named after an L+H movie; and the name Sons of the Desert refers to the club that Stan and Olly were in, in the movie of the same name). The venue in Paisley is the Watermill Hotel.

The local Sons of the Desert meet at the Tartan Rose pub in Broomlands Street, Paisley on the last Wednesday of every month -showing movies from 7:30pm onwards.

If you are interested in the event please email for more info

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Are you the next
Paolo Nutini or Leona Lewis?
We are looking for the following under 25s
Solo Vocalists
Solo Instrumentalists
Vocalist Groups (no bands)
Fantastic prizes for the winners!
You MUST be available for the heats:
6 – 9 pm Friday 14th May
1 – 4 pm Saturday 22nd May

Application form right here..

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Sun 23 May

The Singing Kettle

Paisley Town Hall 1pm and 3.30pm
All tickets £10, family saver £36, group bookings 10+ £7, babes in arms (under 12 months) £2

Scotland’s favourite children’s entertainers, The Singing Kettle, will dress to impress after being invited by Lord Spout of Glenkettle to help rescue his run down castle. The Singing Kettle wonder how difficult can it be to hang a portrait, display a suit of armour or place a stag’s head on the wall – but nothing’s easy at Calamity Castle! Join us for lots of Scottish songs, and an action packed adventure full of mishaps! And remember to dress up in tartan!

“…….. a delight for kids, parents and grandparents alike. The laughter, singing and inter-action is contagious!” Edinburgh Evening News


Mon 24 May

Blue Hen

Paisley Town Hall 7:30pm
£12 (£10 conc)

Suitable for ages 16 +. Contains some strong language.

Following the huge success of ‘Singin` I`m No a Billy, He`s a Tim’, award winning writer, Des Dillon is back with another gripping production. Starring Coronation Street’s Jim McDonald, Blue Hen is a gritty and moving drama.

Paddy and John are two ordinary working class guys who are out of work and out of luck when they come up with a plan to keep them occupied and keep their bellies full. They’re going to rear chickens in their garden and sell the eggs for profit. But it’s not easy being the only honest men in Coatbridge’s roughest scheme and their venture doesn’t exactly go to plan. As their dreams of self-sufficiency crumble, a powerful story of friendship against the odds unfolds.



Sat 29 May

Mousetale Puppets presents

Oscar and the Highland Castle

Paisley Arts Centre 2pm

Suitable for ages 4+

It’s 1307. Scotland lies defeated and Robert the Bruce is hiding from the English…..

Answering a call for help, Oscar the mouse leaves his attic home and heads for Loch Ness where he finds Incy Wincy Spider among the ruins of an old castle. Mysteriously swept back in time, Oscar joins Incy’s campaign to free the castle from English rule and restore Scotland’s independence!

With a beautiful blend of ultraviolet technology and traditional shadow puppetry, together with up-beat music, one of Scotland’s most evocative folktales comes vividly to life in a show which is funny, absorbing and educational.

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Whether it’s walking, running, cycling, kayaking or horseriding Renfrewshire residents are being urged to get outside and get active as part of the Go! Renfrewshire festival later this month.

Go! Renfrewshire is a two week festival celebrating the great outdoors of Renfrewshire. Over the course of the fortnight it is hoped to that people will walk, run, cycle, row or horse-ride the equivalent of the 66 mile boundary of Renfrewshire many times over.

The festival kicks off on Saturday 22 May with a launch event in County Square, Paisley. The launch will include music and loads of fun activities like Beat the Cycle Clock and demonstrations from Renfrewshire Leisure including Body Pump, Body Combat, Zumba, Kids Games. There will also be stands with information on local activities.

A group of walkers will then lead a walk from Paisley town centre to Elderslie.

As well as encouraging people to get out and have fun, the aim of the festival is to promote what Renfrewshire has to offer and how it can be enjoyed responsibly using the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

Councillor Marie McGurk, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Environment and Infrastructure Policy Board, said: “This is our first ever outdoor access festival and there’s going to be loads going on. A packed programme of activities has been organised including walks, cycles, horseriding, picnics, treasure hunts and even Tai Chi.

“There are events for people of all abilities and taster sessions for those looking to try something new. There are also a number of groups aiming to walk or run the equivalent of Renfrewshire’s 66 mile boundary in the four weeks leading up to the festival and during the festival itself.

“Renfrewshire Council is committed to giving providing everyone with a range of opportunities to lead a fit and healthy lifestyle and this festival is a great way to showcase what’s on offer in our communities.”

Other programme highlights include a Paisley Mystery Tour, a walk to the old Barytes Mine at Clyde Muirshiel, an introduction to horseriding at Ingliston Equestrian Centre in Bishopton, a picnic on Gleniffer Braes, and Tai Chi.

Charlie Woodward, Regional Park Manager said: “I’m delighted to see so many groups and organisations coming together to celebrate and make active use of all the wonderful countryside in Renfrewshire.

“The Regional Park is used by many to enjoy many different recreational activities we hope this festival will highlight how easy it can be for everyone to enjoy the outdoors on your doorstep. We know that recreation has benefits in physical and mental well-being; it gives us opportunities to see our cultural, landscape and natural heritage first hand; and it is FUN, so come and join in.”

As well as Renfrewshire Council, other local groups taking part include, Castle Semple Sailing Club, Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, Finlaystone Estate, Ingliston Country Club, Renfrewshire Community Health Partnership, Lochwinnoch and Paisley Kayak Club and Paisley District Scouts.

The Go! Renfrewshire programme is available in council buildings, libraries and leisure centres. You can also see what’s going on by logging on to

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Eight films. Two major awards. One Bafta. In a single evening? In Paisley?!


We are good!

Yes, in a break from the norm, Paisley Film Society is delighted to be screening an evening of Short Films. A selection box – if you will – of what short films can offer. From the zesty fruity fun of The Finger Trap (animation) to the chewy caramel of Saltmark and back again via the hazelnutty centred Xtreme Luggaging. And that is only the first layer! For full programme listings check our website:

We’ve got a brilliant selection including I Love Luci (winner of the Prix de Mediatheque at Clermon Ferrand Short Film Festival, which is the biggest film festival in Europe dedicated to Shorts) and Bafta winning Eyes on the Streets.

As if that was not enough for one evening, the screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the Writer (Gordon McLean) and the Director (David Newbigging) of Eyes on the Streets.

Perfect for trying out new cinematic flavours, and no knobbly knees in sight . . .

Screening starts 7.30pm Tuesday 18th May
Members £3 £5/£4 Non Members
All Welcome!