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Johnstone Class

Hello! Welcome again to another instalment of the ‘Historical Adventures’ blog.  Recently our Johnstone Class has been tremendously hard at work, putting scenes together as well as remembering their lines for each scene (and believe us, there are a good few scenes to remember!).  The children have been fantastic and as such, we’ve even had them doing some character work for their characters to help emphasise their performances.  It has been a wonderful sight to see the villagers of Pantoland be so happy and jolly, to see Buttons so historical-adventuresenergetic.  On the other hand however it has been a very scary time watching how nasty the evil Step-Sisters are to poor Cinderella.  As well as how cruel her Step-Mother is to her by making her do all the housework and all the chores.  It simply isn’t fair.  Although, you can help!  By coming along to the show and cheering Cinderella on and booing all those nasty people who are so unfairly mean to her.  I’m sure Cinderella and her friends would appreciate all the help they could get at this point!

To help, simply come along to our performance of Cinderella in St Aidan’s Church Hall at (TIME).  Tickets will cost (PRICE) per person!

Our Johnstone Youth Theatre (for children and teenagers aged 7 – 14) takes place on a Monday evening at 6:00 pm and finishes at 7:30 pm in St Aidan’s Church Hall.

For more details or inquiries, please contact David O’Rorke by email at:

historical-adventures@yahoo.co.uk 

Or alternatively, contact by phone at the following number: 07812437559 or go to our Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HistoricalAdventuresLtd

Foxbar Class

Hello! Welcome again to another installment of the ‘Historical Adventures’ blog.  Recently our Foxbar class has been tremendously hard at work putting scenes together as well as remembering their lines for each scene (and believe us, there are a good few scenes to remember!).  The children have been fantastic and as such, we’ve even had them doing some character work for their characters to help emphasize their performances.  It has been a wonderful sight to see the villagers of Pantoland be so happy and jolly, to see Buttons so energetic.  On the other hand however it has been a very scary time watching how nasty the evil Step-Sisters are to poor Cinderella.  As well as how cruel her Step-Mother is to her by making her do all the housework and all the chores.  It simply isn’t fair.  Although, you can help!  By coming along to the show and cheering Cinderella on and booing all those nasty people who are so unfairly mean to her.  I’m sure Cinderella and her friends would appreciate all the help they could get at this point!

To help, simply come along to our performance of Cinderella in the Foxbar Community Centre at (TIME).  Tickets will cost (PRICE) per person!

Our Foxbar Youth Theatre (for children and teenagers aged 7 – 14) takes place on a Thursday evening at 5:30 pm and finishes at 7:00 pm in the Foxbar Community Centre.

For more details or inquiries, please contact David O’Rorke by email at:

historical-adventures@yahoo.co.uk 

Or alternatively, contact by phone at the following number: 07812437559 or go to our Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HistoricalAdventuresLtd

Heidi Talbot closes a fantastic season of folk music at Paisley Arts Centre.

Over the course of Renfrewshire Arts & Museums’ Spring 2013 season, Paisley Arts Centre has hosted gigs from favoured folk artists like Karine Polwart, Blueflint and the Southern Tenant Folk Union, attracting music fans from right across Scotland. To round off our season of live music at the venue, award winning singer songwriter Heidi Talbot will be performing tracks from her new album ‘Angels Without Wings’ on June 21.

Formerly the lead singer with Irish-American supergroup Cherish The Ladies, the County Kildare songstress is right at home in the twin worlds of Irish traditional and roots music. Subtlety is Heidi’s magic ingredient – from her gossamer voice to the delicate re-working of traditional and contemporary material; a talent that earned her rave reviews for her debut album In Love and Light in 2008.

Thereafter, 2010 saw Heidi nominated for two BBC Radio 2 Folk Music Awards and record and tour with Scottish rock band Idlewild, Eddi Reader, Michael McGoldrick and Kris Drever. It also saw her play sell-out concerts all over the UK and Ireland and launch her new record The Last Star to rave reviews.

On June 21, Heidi promises to treat folk fans to a brilliant live set, peppered with tracks from her latest offering Angels Without Wings; an album packed with original compositions and collaborations with well known artists such as King Creosote, Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow) and Karine Polwart.

Heidi will take to the stage on Friday 21 June, 7.30pm at Paisley Arts Centre. Tickets to the gig cost £12 (£10 conc) and can be booked by calling the Box Office on 0300 300 1210 or going online to www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/onlinebooking

For more information on Heidi Talbot, future performances or events please visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/events or follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/renfrewshirearts

st mirren

Home Pre-Season Games

The pre-season games at home against Morton and Newcastle United will be all-ticket. Tickets will be on sale from the St Mirren Ticket Office and the Online Ticket Shop from Friday 14th June.

 

The ticket details are as follows:

St Mirren v Morton,  Saturday 20th July 2013

Adult – £10

Concession – £5

12 & Under – £2

St Mirren v Newcastle United,  Tuesday 30th July 2013

Adult – £15

Concession – £8

Children – £5

Newcastle United FC team will be made up from 1st team/reserves and U21 players

 

Season Tickets 

Ticket office is open as follows: 

Monday to Friday 10am – 2pm plus

Thursday 20th June 5-6pm

Saturday 22nd June 9.30am  -12 o’clock

 

Alternatively you can purchase season tickets at www.smfctickets.co.uk or contact the Ticket Office on 0141 840 6130 or by email tickets@saintmirren.net

 

Please remember if you wish to qualify for the free child place this cannot be done online, it must be done at the Ticket Office. If you try to complete this process online you will be charged. If this is a new application you will also need to bring along either a passport or a birth certificate for the child.

If you are due to receive a new Smartcard, please note that we are waiting on delivery of the cards from our supplier and they will not be available for collection until after 16th June at the earliest. We will update the newsletter and website accordingly.

 

St Mirren Plaque

The Club are offering Season Ticket holders the opportunity to personalise their seat for the 2013/14 season.

The personalised plaque will show your name and seat number on the back of a St Mirren shirt icon and it will be securely adhered to your seat.

If you wish to take up this offer you can place an order for your plaque, which will cost £15, when you purchase your Season Ticket at the Ticket Office (online option also available when purchasing your Season Ticket at the Online Ticket Shop).  If you have already purchased your Season Ticket you can still order a plaque by popping into the St Mirren Ticket Office or giving us a call on 0141 840 6130

If you require further details please contact the St Mirren Ticket Office either by tel: (0141) 840-6130 or e-mail: tickets@saintmirren.net

Shirt Printing As of Monday 17th June, shirt printing will be available instore at the Club Shop. While shirts can only be bought at J.D. Sports, you can now bring your shirt to the Club Shop to be printed whilst you wait.

St Mirren in the Community News

Walk Football

St Mirren in the Community have launched a Walk Football class which will take place every Monday evening at the St Mirren Airdome.

Walk Football is, as the title suggests, football where you must walk.  In fact if you run a free-kick will be awarded against your team!

While the Community team see this version of football as a good support mechanism for previous participants of the Football Fans in Training (FFIT) programme, it is also aimed at those who feel they can no longer run about for 90 minutes but still want to be involved and participating in the sport of football while also getting or keeping fit.

The Walk Football sessions will take place at the St Mirren Airdome every Monday between 5:00pm and 6:00pm and will cost you £2 to take part.

 

For more info or to register your interest please contact Brian Sproul by e-mail: brian.sproul@saintmirren.net.

 

Summer Camps

Schools will be stopping soon for the summer break and the St Mirren in the Community team are ready and waiting with the ever popular football camps to help you pass the long summer days!

The brand new St Mirren Dome will be the primary location for the camps with further camps being held at the St Mirren Youth Academy in Ralston and at the Lochbarr Sports Arena in Lochwinnoch.

The football camps will cover six weeks of the summer break. Full details can be found at http://www.saintmirren.net/pages/?p=24301

 St. Mirren Airdome

The new St. Mirren Airdome is a multi-purpose indoor venue suitable, with a synthetic all weather astroturf surface. It is suitable for a variety of sports and can comfortably accommodate different user groups. The dome is available for hire for birthday parties, sports events, club training and small-sided matches.

 

For booking or enquires please contact:

David Mackay: 07809 341 876

Email: david.mackay@saintmirren.net

Ross Paterson: 07702 287 693

Email: ross.paterson@saintmirren.net

 

St. Mirren Community Tel: 0141 840 6131

Community Classes @ St. Mirren Dome

Wednesdays: Goalkeeping Development Centre  4-5pm (5-12 years)

Saturdays:

3-5 years: 9-10am

5-7 years: 10-11am

8-12 years: 11am-12pm

Sundays:

3-5 years: 10-11am

6-12 years: 11am-12pm

Additional Support Needs: 12pm-1pm

£4 per session. Pay on the day. 1st session is free.

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Paisley.

Photographs of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (5 SCOTS) parading in Paisley earlier. All Photographs taken for www.paisley.org.uk by Tracey Clements.

You can see a lot more photographs by visiting our Paisley Facebook Page.

Barshaw Park Gala Day 2013

Saturday 15th June 2013 sees Barshaw Park host its annual Gala day.

The day starts at 12 noon and runs until 4pm with what promises to be a great day for the whole family with:

  • Music
  • Fairground rides
  • Kids’ entertainment
  • Model railway
  • Falconry display
  • Model boat display
  • Power wrestling demo
  • Face painting
  • Stalls and much, much more.

 

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Main stage music and entertainment on the day will be provided by Erskine Music and Media Studios.

Details for the event:

Venue: Barshaw Park, Glasgow Road, Paisley

Date: Saturday 15th June 2013

Time: 12 noon – 4pm

Admission: FREE!  (costs vary for individual stalls and attractions)

 

SCOTTISH SOLDIERS HOLD PARADES IN PORT GLASGOW, PAISLEY, STIRLING AND FALKIRK

Soldiers from The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (5 SCOTS) will hold a series of parades throughout their traditional Scottish recruiting areas in June 2013. The battalion, which is currently based in Canterbury, will march in Port Glasgow, Paisley, Stirling and Falkirk.

argyls-paisleyAs part of the Army 2020 announcement in July 2012, the need for a Scottish Public Duties Incremental Company was identified. Therefore, the decision was made to reduce 5 SCOTS and convert their role from an Air Assault Battalion to a Public Duty Incremental Company. 

In June 2013 the battalion will become, Balaklava Company, 5th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) – a fully formed Light Infantry Company, with around 100 soldiers, whose primary role will be to conduct State Ceremonial and Public Duties across Scotland. The reduction in strength will see the majority of soldier’s backfilling to other Scottish battalions.

Official Parade Details updated from last night..

Parade sets off at 11am down Gilmour Street to High Street.

Along High Street to Storie Street.

Down Storie Street into Witherspoon Street Witherspoon Street into New Street.

Cross Causeyside Street into Orchard Street.

Turn left into Bridge Street.

Turn Left into Abbey Close. 

Lord Lieutenant and Depute Provost receives the Battalion at

approximately 11.45am.

 

Details courtesy of Renfrewshire Council and the British Army Press office.

Refugee Week 2013 continues: Half price tickets to catch new play by a ‘future star of Scottish theatre’.

Acclaimed playwright, AJ Taudevin was inspired to create new play, Some Other Mother after working closely with refugees and asylum seekers in and around Glasgow. It is perhaps fitting then, that Some Other Mother is touring a number of Scottish theatres during Refugee Week 2013, a festival that celebrates diversity and raises awareness of refugee issues.

refugee week.jpgTaking to the stage at Paisley Arts Centre on June 20, Some Other Mother is a story of loss and survival which explores the traumatising impact of the asylum system, regardless of the outcome.

The play is set high up in a Glasgow tower block, where ten-year old Star and her mother await the outcome of their claim for asylum. As Mama’s mind fragments under the pressure of their unknown future, Star constructs a poetic and fantastical world of her own.

Some Other Mother will be at Paisley Arts Centre on Thurs 20 June, 7.30pm. Tickets for this show are now half price at £5 (£3 concession). Tickets can be bought by calling the Box Office on 0300 300 1210 or going online to www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/onlinebooking
The performance is suitable for ages 14+.

For more information on Some Other Mother, future performances or events please visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/events or follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/renfrewshirearts

Ferguslie Park residents asked to have their say

Residents in Paisley’s Ferguslie Park area are being asked to have their say on issues affecting the area at a special event hosted by police and council staff.

The Ferguslie Park Community Safety Event will take place in the hospitality suite at St Mirren Park on Thursday 20 June, from 6 until 9pm.

policeOn the night, senior police officers and council officials will give a presentation on the results of a series of fact-finding interviews conducted with residents in the area earlier this year.

The signal interviews sought to discover what residents think about the area, and what they want to see from police and council services.

The presentation will be followed by a discussion over what police and council community safety staff can do to deal with those points.

There will also be around 15 stalls there on the night, allowing residents to access advice and help from staff from a variety of council and other services.

Councillor Tommy Williams, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Housing and Community Safety Policy Board, said: “Ferguslie Park may have had a few issues to deal with over the years, but one thing that stands out is the community spirit of the people who live there.

“We want people from the area to come along on the night and play their part in that community.

“Visitors will get the chance to hear about the work which is being done locally and to give us their opinions on what they want to see being done.”

Inspector Kenny Morrison, based at Ferguslie Police Office said: “We work closely with the various council staff which are involved in community safety work, such as the wardens service and the anti-social behaviour team.

“Between us, there are lots of things we are doing and can do to help make the streets safer.

“But we are limited in what we can do unless we have the support of the people who are out there in the community.

“Our message to them is that this is your area – come along on the night and let us know what you want from it.”

Organisations who will be represented on the night include the NHS, Victim Support and Engage Renfrewshire, with staff from the council’s trading standards, and welfare reform advice services also among those set to be there.

5SCOTS the Argyll and Sutherland highlanders Parade through Paisley

Soldier Kenny Kyle posted this on our Facebook Group: 5SCOTS the Argyll and Sutherland highlanders are parading through Paisley Renfrewshire this Wednesday !

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This battalion historically has loads of boys recruited from the town and that is the same to this day. Let’s see the town show their appreciation and support to the lads both young and old, past and present as this will be the last time they parade their colours. Sad day! Good luck boys, have a great day!

5Scots will form up in Gilmour Street at 10:30 then step off at 11:00 to parade through Paisley, please come out and thank our boys and reflect on the sad passing of such a historic Scottish Regiment.

Parade Route:

12 June 2013 – Paisley 11.00hrs
Parade steps off at County Place, High Street/Story Street Junction,
saluting dias at Paisley Abbey.

 

 

Photograph courtesy of www1.pictures.gi.zimbio.com

Accord Hospice Fayre 2013 Photographs

The Accord Hospice Fayre held at the newly refurbished Paisley Town Hall was a great success attracting people from all over Renfrewshire to support the annual event.

Accord Hospice is an independent charity giving free Specialist Palliative Medical and Nursing Care and support to people whose illness is causing physical pain and emotional distress and for whom curative treatment may no longer be appropriate.

All Photographs for Paisley on the web were taken by Tracey Clements.

For more information on Accord please visit www.accordhospice.org.uk