Category: Blog

14,000 schoolkids to shape Paisley 2021 bid via special story

Every school pupil in Renfrewshire is getting the chance to shape Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 – through a specially-commissioned children’s short story written by an award-winning author. Ross Mackenzie penned ‘Grace’s Big Idea’ – which aims to make culture and Paisley’s bid relatable to the young audience, and includes Paisley-themed […]

Lisa Kowalski – Freespirits EP

Lisa has a big event coming up with the launch of her first EP (funded by 2021) on 20/21 April. There is a launch gig with Lisa and some guest artists at Callums Cavern on the 20th and the EP will be available for download  on 21st. Paisley 2021 are behind the project as part […]

Paisley Comic Con at Paisley Town Hall on 8th April

Paisley Comic Con is a family friendly, fun-filled event all about comic books! A whole day in Paisley’s stunning Town Hall dedicated to celebrating and enjoying the art and culture of comic books, exploring and discovering new and exciting comic creations, and showcasing a range of local Scottish creative talent. Writers, artists, publishers, as well […]

Step Up for St Vincent’s Sponsored Walk

The weather may not have been too kind to us but the people of Renfrewshire certainly were.  They turned up in their hundreds to support our first ever sponsored walk at Castle Semple, Lochwinnoch last Sunday, 19th March. After a fun warm up led by our lion mascot, “Vinnie”, our wonderful supporters set off on their […]

Paisley Art Institute – CALL FOR ENTRIES

For the 129th Annual Exhibition of the Paisley Art Institute this year, we have two Guest Artists on show. Adrian Wiszniewski is an internationally known, award-winning artist educated at the Mackintosh School of Architecture and the Glasgow School of Art.  He was a leading figure in the 1980s of the revival of figurative painting in […]

Special Offers at WM.Phelps Butchers

WM. Phelps Butchers are a family run business selling quality dry aged scotch beef pork and lamb to the people in and around paisley since 1965 #positivepaisley#shoplocal. Why not pop along to 41 Causeyside Street, Paisley and bag yourself one of their fantastic special offers; their very own traditional black pudding only £1.60lb, special recipe pork links […]

Paisley’s global weaving story to be retold during festival

Paisley will host a weekend-long celebration of the town’s radical weaving heritage and international links – and is looking for artists to help tell that story to the world. The town’s traditional Sma’ Shot Day celebration – one of the world’s oldest workers festivals – is this year joined by a two-day arts programme called […]

Gavin Newlands MP pledges to help charity raise awareness of screening in Paisley and Renfrewshire North during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in April

Gavin Newlands MP pledges to help charity raise awareness of screening in Paisley and Renfrewshire North during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in April. Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North is supporting Bowel Cancer UK’s campaign to urge more people to take part in bowel cancer screening and save lives, as part of Bowel […]