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Behind the scenes at Paisley Town Hall – Paisley Photographs

Behind the scenes at Paisley Town Hall – Paisley Photographs Paisley Town Hall will be ‘an even bigger asset than before’ when it reopens after a £2.36m refurbishment next month. Renfrewshire Council Leader Mark Macmillan scaled the heights of the iconic clocktower for a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the work. This was a one-off opportunity to […]

The Joni Keen Quartet at Paisley Arts Centre

The Joni Keen Quartet at Paisley Arts Centre Celebrate the ‘First Lady of Song’ with talented Scottish Jazz singer Joni Keen. Accompanied by her quartet, Joni Keen will return to Paisley Arts Centre later this month, following a hugely successful show here back in 2010. Joni’s wonderful jazz vocal first rang out in 2000 after […]

Games Fund enters home straight

Games Fund enters home straight The race for applications to a Commonwealth Games-inspired fund for local sports clubs, organisations and athletes has entered the home straight. Renfrewshire Council’s Commonwealth Games funding programme has grants of up to £5,000 for coaching, training, equipment, transport and marketing. Councillor James Harte, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Sport, Leisure and […]

1984 at Paisley Arts Centre

See George Orwell’s dystopian novel brought to life on the stage at Paisley Arts Centre. Coming to Paisley Arts Centre on April 19, Sell a Door Theatre Company are back with their interpretation of George Orwell’s famous political science fiction novel, 1984. Adapted by playwright and director Matthew Dunster, 1984 follows Winston Smith and the […]

St Mirren Congratulated by Deputy First Minister

St Mirren Congratulated by Deputy First Minister Yesterday in parliament St Mirren Football Club were congratulated on their winning of the Scottish Communities League Cup.  In a question raised at Holyrood, Paisley’s MSP questioned Nicola Sturgeon about the benefits of football teams that take pride in being part of their local community and give something […]

Plenty for kids this Easter break

Plenty for kids this Easter break Wondering what will keep the kids busy during the school holidays? The answer might be a packed programme of sports and leisure activities from Renfrewshire Council. The Active Renfrewshire team promise Commonwealth Games-themed activities, sports ‘taster’ sessions and outdoor activities such as fishing and cycling. Other less-sporty types might […]

Residents turn out for welfare reform info event

Residents turn out for welfare reform info event Renfrewshire residents turned out to a special event to spread the word over wide-ranging and controversial changes to the benefits system. The council-run ‘Benefits are Changing Day’ was held at the Tannahill Centre in Ferguslie Park, Paisley to raise awareness of UK Government’s welfare reform programme. These […]

A Happy Easter to one and all from all of us at Historical Adventures

A Happy Easter to one and all from all of us at Historical Adventures.  While we may be on beak during the Easter term there will be plenty of activities to do once we return starting on Tuesday the 16th of April.  We have various after school drama classes on at selected schools which are […]