Paisley MOD 2013

Paisley Events – Scotland Sings

The Gaelic flagship event of the Scotland Sings weekend, which celebrates the joy of singing across Scotland! Come and enjoy an evening of the special music of the Gaels in the historic setting of Paisley Abbey.

Hosted by renowned Gaelic broadcaster Iain Mac’ille Mhìcheil and featuring Glasgow Gaelic Musical Association, Glasgow Islay Gaelic Choir, Govan Gaelic Choir and Largs Gaelic Choir with very special guests the Renfrewshire Junior Gaelic Choral Association. This is sure to be a very special evening as Paisley kicks off the celebrations as host town of the Royal National Mòd.

Venue:

Paisley Abbey

Date:

Saturday 1 December 2012

Time:

7.30pm

Price:

£10 (£8 concession)

Buy tickets:

Print & Copy IT,
61 High Street,
Paisley.
or
email: modphaislig2013@yahoo.co.uk
Call: 07535514385

Content from Mòd Phàislig – http://www.modphaislig.org

Paisley Fireworks display 2012

Anchor Mill Studio were on hand to take some photographs of the build up to Saturdays Fireworks Display in Paisley, as you will see it was a fantastic day all round, well done to everyone involved.

Paisley.org.uk would like to announce our new partnership with Anchor Mill Studio. This partnership comes out of the Positive Paisley workshop that we took part in last week as part of the #positivepaisley Day in which over 2005 individual people took part in a 24 hour long promotion of the town.

Anchor Mill Studio also promotes new photography talent.  They took some of their team to the Fireworks Display in town to showcase the wonderful fireworks event which took place.

You can find out more about Anchor Mill Studio by visiting their Facebook page here.

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Paisley Photographs of the Paisley Fireworks

Paisley.org.uk were also positioned at various parts of the town with one of our photographers Alex Kyle being positioned just behind the cenotaph with a great view of the Town Hall and the fireworks, here are Alex’s photographs of the evening. There are a lot more photographs to come keep coming back or check our Facebook page or Twitter page for updates.

All photographs below are taken by Alex Kyle of www.paisley.org.uk 

Thanks also to Paisley Skate for accommodating one our photographers yesterday. Click here for their Facebook Page.

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Anchor Mill Studio were on hand to take some photographs of the build up to Saturday’s Fireworks Display in Paisley, as you will see it was a fantastic day all round, well done to everyone involved.
Paisley.org.uk would like to announce our new partnership with Anchor Mill Studio. This partnership comes out of the Positive Paisley workshop that we took part in last week as part of the #positivepaisley Day in which over 2005 individual people took part in a 24 hour long promotion of the town.
Anchor Mill Studio also promotes new photography talent. They took some of their team to the Fireworks Display in town to showcase the wonderful fireworks event which took place.

Below are some of the photographs they took from Saucelhill showing Paisley Abbey, Paisley Town Hall and also the Anchor Mill in the centre of the photographs, stunning I am sure you will agree..

You can find out more about Anchor Mill Studio by visiting their Facebook page here.

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Here is a video of the Paisley fireworks almost in its entirety shot from right next to the Cenotaph. The video was shot on an Iphone so apologies about the slight shakiness of it but it was fairly cold.

If you have any video or photographs you would like to see on the website or our Facebook pages please send them in to brian@paisley.org.uk full credit will be given.

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Paisley Spree is a triumph
Six months of planning, 24 events and nearly 3,000 people made last weekend’s new national festival, The Spree, a triumph.

The music, arts and comedy festival launches Paisley’s Year of the Mod and showed just how well the town is suited to holding major cultural events. Next October, the Spree will wrap round the Mod; making Paisley the focal point for Scottish music, drama and comedy.

the spreePeople from Tokyo, Texas, Ireland and throughout the UK visited Paisley to see artists such as Roddy Frame, Damien Dempsey and Karen Matheson, Fidil and Chemikal Underground. They also enjoyed some rip-roaring comedy: Craig Hill’s outrageous Jock’s Trap!, lunchtime improvisation, kids’ comedy and Saturday night’s Best of Scottish Comedy in association with the Stand comedy club.

A Spiegeltent was shipped in from Holland and local people watched on in amazement as this spectacular venue was erected in Paisley’s County Square within 24 hours.

There were four partners involved in funding and delivering the project; Creative Scotland, Renfrewshire Council, EventScotland and Bòrd na Gàidhlig.
Renfrewshire Council Leader Mark Macmillan said:

“The Spree was a great success. We were proud to welcome so many visitors to Paisley and, of course, Renfrewshire’s people got the chance of a great night out on their door step.

“The Spree shows us all how a real town setting like Paisley does can add to a festival’s character. The Abbey and the Spiegeltent were fantastic venues, the town’s people welcomed our visitors in the best Paisley spirit and the atmosphere around the town lively and friendly.”

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The Spree organisers worked closely with local organisations such as: Reid Kerr College, who assisted with the photography and radio interviews; the University of West of Scotland, who are working on the festival evaluation; Loud ‘n’ Proud, a local youth charity who help develop young musicians in Scotland; and PACE Youth Theatre.

The festival ended yesterday with a full day of Celtic Connections that included a flavour of the Danny Kyle Stage. Previous finalists such as Breabach and Craig Jeffrey entertained a full Spiegeltent audience who were then treated to a Scottish exclusive performance by Francois and the Atlas Mountains.

Amanda Moulson, Renfrewshire Council’s Town Centres and Events Manager added:

“The Spree has had a great impact on Paisley and has placed us firmly on Scottish events map; proving that great things can happen in towns as well as cities. We’re happy to send out a huge thank you to everyone who attended a Spree event and who supported the festival in its first year.

“Paisley can prepare for an even a bigger Spree next year as we welcome the National Royal Mòd.”

www.thespree.co.uk

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PAISLEY PHILHARMONIC CHOIR

PAISLEY ABBEY

SUNDAY 4 NOVEMBER AT 7.45PM

PAISLEY PHILHARMONIC CHOIR

AS PART OF ABBEY 850 CELEBRATIONS

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a wide programme of sacred and secular pieces
by

Mozart, Handel, Vivaldi, Bach, Parry,
Schonberg, Wagner etc. etc.

Tickets priced £10 on sale at the Abbey shop or at the door.

Info at: www.paisleyabbey.org.uk

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Paisley Abbey An evening with Alexander McCall Smith

Thursday 29 November at 7.30 pm
in the Abbey

alexander-mccallTickets £10 (to include glass of wine/soft drink)
from Paisley Abbey Shop or by phone 0141 889 7654

An hour in the company of Alexander McCall Smith is an hour of sheer delight. The creator of the much-loved Precious Ramotswe and The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency is one of the world’s favourite authors.  He is delighted to visit Paisley Abbey as part of the 850th anniversary celebrations. Join him as he talks about his life and work and introduces a new, stand alone novel  – Trains and Lovers: The Heart’s Journey.

www.paisleyabbey.org.uk

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PAISLEY ABBEY

SATURDAY RECITALS

at 12.30pm

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(Asst Carlisle Cathedral)
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22 December Lawrence Gargan (trumpet)
George McPhee (organ)

Tickets £5 on sale at the door

www.paisleyabbey.org.uk

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Views of Paisley available to buy now in 2013 Calendar

Renfrewshire Arts & Museums are delighted to announce that the new calendar, ‘A Tale of Two Decades’, is now on sale.

This fascinating calendar showcases a selection of nostalgic photographs of Paisley, dating from 1960 to 1979. Featuring well-known locations such as the Town Hall, Paisley Abbey and The Watermill Hotel, this year’s calendar is sure to evoke memories for locals who lived in the town during or around that period.

Each of the photographs originate from the archive collection held at Paisley Museum. This collection comprises of over 20,000 historical images dating from the 1850’s up to the present day and features pictures relating to Paisley and other parts of Renfrewshire.

Earlier in the year, when preparations for the 2013 calendar first began, Renfrewshire Arts and Museums enlisted the help of their Facebook followers to help shortlist the huge selection of pictures we had to choose from. As a result, the image of the Christmas Lights over the River Cart from 1979 emerged as the clear favourite and the perfect choice for the front cover of the calendar.

The archive collections are available to view in either Paisley Museum or Paisley Central Library. Copies of images from the historical photographic collection are available on request. A range of postcards and prints are also available to buy from the Museum shop.

A Tale of Two Decades’ is available to buy from Paisley Museum and Paisley Arts Centre now, priced £7.99. www.renfrewshire.gov.uk