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Paisley is the place to be this Christmas with WinterFest just one of the highlights to help get you in the mood for the festive season!

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Running until 30th December, our outdoor ice rink is back, and our big wheel is lighting up the Paisley skyline yet again!

Don’t forget there’s a 20% discount on ice skating for those who can show proof of a PA postcode at the ticket office, or who have a valid Young Scot card.

Family favourites such as the Rudolph coaster, carousel and the Wave Swinger have also returned as well as the Fire Pit and ever-popular Nutella House.

Visitors to Paisley town centre can also see a very special Santa and his reindeers…taking three months to build, and using 700,000 LEGO® Bricks, you can even sit next to Santa on his sleigh for a Christmas selfie!

Our free festive trail is the Christmas Bricklive spectacular, the Paisley Penguin Parade Trail – follow the trail of penguins around the town centre, naming all our penguins as you go,  find our Christmas Emperor Penguin to claim your festive treat and enter our prize draw!

Trail maps and entry forms are available in the Piazza and Paisley Shopping Centres along with our Paisley Guide to Christmas, giving you the lowdown on the best places to shop, socialise and get ready for Christmas!

Remember, around 65p from every pound spent locally, stays local – so by picking up that coffee, going for lunch or buying that gift, you can do your bit to support the local community and its businesses.

And follow Paisley First on social media @PaisleyFirst to take part in our 12 Days of Christmas Competition with fantastic prizes from local businesses up for grabs every day in the run up to Christmas, starting tomorrow!

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Christmas Concerts
The Diane Mitchell Music School offers one to one lessons in multiple instruments for people of all ages, With additional Musicianship based classes for children.
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All Pupils have been working hard this year and are finishing up for Christmas with a loud, musical BANG!
Feel free to come along to either of our performances on Wednesday 11th of December (Barrhead Evangelical Church) at 6.30pm or Saturday 14th December (The Life Church, Paisley) at 3.30pm!
Tickets on the door – Adults £5, Concession £3 and Children Free!
Our new term starts in January with some brilliant new classes on the way! Click Here for 2020 Term Dates.
Including a Gospel choir for Children and young people age 8-16 that are interested in singing and performing and a new baby sensory/musical tots class!
Have a look at what we have to offer and don’t hesitate to get in touch!
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A bright third floor 395 sqft office located at Mirren Court Three is coming back to the market in January!

This modern office has LED lighting, central heating and lots of natural day light. The office has a large shared break out / tea prep area. The space is perfect for 3/4 people.

Meeting room hire is also available.

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Please contact us on 0141 843 4211 to get more details!

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  • NEW Flights launched to Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh from Glasgow airport
  • Expanded programme to the Canaries for winter 2020
  • 10 and 11 night holidays now available to Gran Canaria
  • NEW hotels launched for winter 2020 and summer 2021 season

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2nd DECEMBER, LONDON – TUI, the world’s leading holiday company and the UK’s number one holiday provider, has announced its winter 2020 programme with the addition of new destinations in Egypt, Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh.  

 

The new flights to Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh from Glasgow for winter 2020 are on sale now, with weekly flights to Hurghada operating on a Saturday and flights to Sharm El Sheikh departing on a Wednesday, from 4th November 2020. 

 

TUI have also announced an expanded programme to the Canaries for winter 2020, with the introduction of winter flights to Fuerteventura on a Saturday and additional flights to Tenerife operating on a Sunday. 10 and 11 night holidays to Gran Canaria will now also be available for winter 2020 with the addition of a weekly flight operating every Thursday from Glasgow airport, giving holidaymakers in the region even more flexibility. 

 

RETURNING TO SHARM EL SHEIKH

 

Famous for the glistening red sea and amazing sandy beaches, customers can expect high quality hotels and the year round sun the region is known for. Four hotels including old favourites along the beautiful Red Sea coast are now on sale, with even more in the pipeline.   

 

The EXCLUSIVE 5T TUI Magic Life Sharm El Sheikh, is an old favourite, loved and enjoyed by customers who previously travelled back year after year.  The Magic Life concept resort is picture-perfect, overlooking the Straits of Tiran. There is really something for everyone at from a stylish spa, fitness gym, sporting activities and professional live entertainment. The all-inclusive beach resort has 3 swimming pools plus 4 restaurants offering delicious regional and international cuisine. 

 

The elegant EXCLUSIVE 5T Reef Oasis Blue Bay includes a beautiful private beach, a waterpark and a large outdoor infinity pool perfect for cooling down in the sun and observing the stunning views. The hotel has a fantastic location, not far from the famous Naama Bay. There is so much choice when it comes to eating out – from the onsite Italian restaurant to the pub bar which serves food 24 hours a day.

 

TUI UK&I’s Director of Aviation Planning, Karen Switzer said: “Earlier this month TUI announced its winter 2020 and summer 2021 holiday programme which has since expanded with more destinations and added flights. We are delighted that the additional flights provide holidaymakers departing from our regional airports with even more choice when deciding where to go away. With additional flying capacity and more than 1,000 hotels already on sale for summer 2021 it gives those planning ahead the opportunity to choose the most suitable airport, destination and hotel. 

 

“The customer is at the heart of everything we do and this additional growth to Egypt and the canaries from Glasgow airport demonstrates our continued commitment for people to discover their smile with us.” 

 

Paul White, Head of Aviation at Glasgow Airport, said: “TUI’s decision to introduce an additional 50,000 seats to the group’s Winter 20 Programme will deliver even greater passenger choice on some of our most popular routes. 

 

“We are really pleased to see the return of services to Hurghada and also Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt following a five-year absence. Both Red Sea-based resorts are ideal winter sun destinations and have always been hugely popular with our customers.

 

“This latest announcement is very welcome news indeed, particularly as it follows TUI’s decision last month to introduce 170,000 additional seats to its Summer 2020 season.”

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A seven-year-old boy amazed shoppers at intu Braehead with a virtuoso display on a piano that’s been placed in the mall.

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Youngster Nathan Lee was described as a “genius” after he climbed on to the stool at the piano and gave people an impromptu mini-concert.

A crowd gathered around the piano in the upper mall between Marks and Spencer and Café Nero and gave Nathan a round of applause after a faultless, performance of Mozart’s Turkish March; Flight of the Bumblebee, by Rimsky Korsakov and the more modern ballad, All of Me, by John Legend.

Amazingly, Nathan, from Glenburn, in Paisley has only been playing the piano and taking lessons for two years and his school friends at Glasgow Academy have already dubbed him King of the Piano.

The youngster was at intu Braehead with his mum and dad, Ning and Eddie, who runs the Kwang Tung Chinese restaurant, in Paisley. When Nathan started playing shoppers couldn’t believe how good he was and stopped to video the youngster.

When he finished people coming over to his parents to tell them how brilliant their son was on the piano.

One woman said: “That boy of yours – he’s a genius.”

Another man in the cafe told them: “That’s an amazing talent he has. I can’t believe he’s so young and can play the piano like that.”

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A woman added: “I’ve never seen anything like it. The speed of his fingers going over the piano keys was mind-boggling and he’s so small his feet couldn’t even reach the ground when he was siting on the stool.”

Nathan’s dad Eddie said: “We don’t know where he gets the talent to play the piano from because neither his mum nor I are very musical.

“We noticed Nathan liked the piano because when he was younger every time he passed a piano he wanted to try to play it. We decided to get him lessons and it’s just gone on from there.

“After about a year having lessons we began to realise just how good he was, as he was then able to play full tunes and he sounded great.

“At the start, nobody at his school knew he could play piano, but at the end of Primary One when all the children were to perform something, Nathan said he would play the piano.

“That’s when we got a phone call from his teacher to say everybody was stunned how good he was. And then the older pupils started calling him King of the piano. We’re really proud of him.”

Eddie added: “We don’t know if he’ll go on to be a professional musician because although he can practise up to three hours some days, he says he wants to be a footballer when he grows up!”

Nathan’s piano teacher, Charles Dunn said: “Nathan has a rare musicality for his age and exciting potential. I also see a maturity in his playing, a remarkable enthusiasm and work ethic and he just loves performing

“He’s fantastic and I’m really proud of him.”

David Lyon, intu Braehead’s marketing manager said: “When Nathan started playing and our security staff saw the people stopping to listen to him play, word soon spread that there was an amazing boy playing the piano and everybody has been talking about him.

“We always like to bring a little fun and entertainment for visitors to intu Braehead and the piano that’s in the mall is self-playing, as well as being able to be played normally. Nathan is an amazing talent and the shoppers loved him.”

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Head to Paisley town centre this Christmas and grab this festive season’s must-have Selfie with Santa! 

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Made from more than half a million LEGO® bricks and taking more than three months to build, you can see this amazing creation on Paisley High St until 2nd January, and even sit next to Santa for a Christmas pic like no other! 

As part of BRICKLIVE Christmas, families can also complete the Paisley Penguin Parade Trail – also made from thousands of LEGO® bricks. 

Just follow the trail of penguins around the town centre, naming all our penguins as you go, and find our Christmas Emperor Penguin to claim your festive treat and enter our prize draw! 

Trail maps and entry forms are available now in our Paisley Guide to Christmas, available in the Piazza and Paisley Shopping Centres. 

Paisley has also welcomed the return of WinterFest – our outdoor ice rink is back, and our big wheel is lighting up the Paisley skyline yet again! 

Don’t forget there’s a 20% discount on ice skating for those who can show proof of a PA postcode at the ticket office, or who have a valid Young Scot card. 

Family favourites such as the Rudolph coaster, carousel and the Wave Swinger have returned, as well as the Fire Pit and ever-popular Nutella House. 

And not forgetting our Christmas Golden Ticket Competition – collect a free Golden Ticket with every purchase in Paisley town centre and you could be one of four lucky winners winning £500 of town centre gift vouchers! 

Around 65p from every pound spent locally, stays local – so by picking up that coffee, going for lunch or buying that gift, you can do your bit to support the local community and its businesses. 

Our first lucky winner has already been drawn, our next Christmas draws will take place on 30th November and 7th and 14th December! 

Our Best Dressed Christmas Window Competition also launches on 30th November, Small Business Saturday, giving you the chance to vote for your favourite Christmas window display. 

And follow Paisley First on social media @PaisleyFirst to take part in our 12 Days of Christmas Competition with fantastic prizes from local businesses up for grabs every day in the run up to Christmas. 

Love Christmas? Love Paisley!