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TV’s “Dirty Vegan” Matt Pritchard is the latest celebrity chef to be announced for this year’s Paisley Food and Drink Festival.

The chef, who was the frontman of hit MTV series Dirty Sanchez before going on to present the BBC’s first vegan cookery show, Dirty Vegan, in 2019, will host two cooking demonstrations on Saturday 27 April.

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Each demonstration will see daredevil and former stunt performer Matt cook up some fun with delicious recipes from his new book, Dirty Vegan, before an audience Q&A session and the chance to meet the star.

Matt Pritchard will join fellow celebrity chef, winner of MasterChef – The Professionals 2016, Gary Maclean, and baking sensations Three Sisters Bake to run demonstrations at this year’s Festival.

Chef, Matt Pritchard, said: “I am totally stoked to be heading to the Paisley Food and Drink Festival to share my passion for amazing plant-based food that tastes BANGING!

“I still can’t get over how amazing the whole Dirty Sanchez to Dirty Vegan journey has been, and can’t wait to share my story, meet as many vegan or vegan-curious folk in Scotland as possible, and show how this incredible, nourishing, energising food is for everyone!”

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Matt, who shot to fame in the MTV daredevil stunt show Dirty Sanchez and Dirty Sanchez: The Movie, became vegan in 2015.

As a trained chef, the lifestyle change re-ignited Matt’s passion for cooking and saw him start his own YouTube cooking show, Pritchard’s Proper Vegan Cooking.

Gary Maclean is returning to this year’s Paisley Food and Drink Festival to teach visitors the tricks of his trade through a series of cooking demonstrations, having last appeared at the Festival in 2017.

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Chef, Gary Maclean said: “I’m really excited to be part of this year’s Paisley Food and Drink Festival. To join this amazing line-up will be incredible. The crowds in Paisley are brilliant and I can’t wait to get back.”

The cooking demonstration tent at Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2019 is delivered in collaboration with Zero Waste Scotland’s Love Food Hate Waste campaign.

Love Food Hate Waste will provide advice on the day on making the most of your leftovers and how to avoid wasting good food.

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Ylva Haglund, Food Waste Campaigns Manager, Zero Waste Scotland, said: “We urge people to head along to Paisley Food & Drink Festival to see chef Gary Maclean, Dirty Vegan Matt Pritchard and other exciting chefs make the most of the food they love and cut back on waste – helping both wallets and the planet.

“Research shows that the food we waste the most include fresh fruit and vegetables, accounting for £150 million worth from our homes in Scotland each year. With top chefs on board to help spread the word, visitors are sure to be inspired to make small changes that will have a big impact.”

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Paisley Food and Drink Festival is one of Scotland’s largest outdoor food and drink festivals and will take place over two days on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April.

This year’s line-up will see more than 40 vendors from across Scotland, delicious street food with traders from PLATFORM on Tour – the independent street food market who reside in the Argyle Street Arches, Glasgow – expert tasting sessions with the award-winning Gin 71, the Renfrewshire CAMRA Beer Tent, live entertainment, children’s workshops and picnic areas in the stunning surroundings of Paisley’s historic Abbey.

For the first time, this year’s Festival will see a dedicated vegan and vegetarian zone offering a range of delicious options, such as There’s No Catch’s unique take on “vish & chips” with mushy peas and FlipnFast’s sweet and savoury vegan crepes and ice cream.

There will be something to suit all tastes, including gluten-free and halal options with smaller portion sizes designed for children.

Places for the cooking demonstrations are available to book now. Spaces are limited, so please book in advance.

You can find out more about Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2019 and how to book your place at the cooking demonstrations here: https://paisley.is/visit/cooking-demonstrations/

UPT box & ball

Simple things are all you need for amazing results… our UPT membership allows you the benefits of Personal Training at a much lower cost. Some sessions are 1-2-1 and some are small groups (2-5).

UPT box & ballSessions last approximately 45 minutes and can be booked anytime weekdays from 6am-10pm and weekends 9am-5pm. Full nutritional advice is included along with access to our running group. MYZONE is an optional extra but a great fitness tool, based at Abbey Mill Fitness Club, Paisley, Renfrewshire, please PM for more information or call 01413873630

Employability award winners

Employability programmes in Renfrewshire have been rated the best in Scotland for the second year running as the latest national benchmarking report is published.

The Local Government Benchmarking Framework Indicator Profile, which rates the performance of all Scottish councils, showed Renfrewshire is performing at more than double the national average for assisting unemployed people into work through its employability services.

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Renfrewshire’s dedicated employability team has helped more than 2500 people find new jobs in the past three years, while the area’s employment rate is considerably higher than the national average – in particular for youth employment.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson said: “We’re delighted to once again be ranked the top performing council in assisting people into work and this is a key priority for the council.

“We want to give people opportunities to get into the workplace and our teams do fantastic work in supporting those out-of-work to find the right destination.”

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Renfrewshire is ranked in the top eight councils in 22 indicators, including the percentage of pupils to gain five or more awards at Level 5, satisfaction with leisure facilities and cost of trading standards services.

Councillor Nicolson added: “A key aim of the council is to provide our young people with the best learning environment possible and our pupils continue to perform well, with two-thirds of gaining five or more awards at Level 5.

“The report highlights another 20 areas where we are ranked within the top councils in Scotland, and this outlines the excellent work of our staff and the high-quality service we are providing to Renfrewshire’s residents.”

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The annual report collates data across a range of services including education, housing and adult social care, considering service costs, their effectiveness and customer satisfaction.

The report presented to the Council’s Audit, Risk and Scrutiny Board showed that, of the 70 indicators that data is available nationally, 41 have improved since the previous year, with 10 remaining unchanged and 19 declining.

The report found that:

  • More than 99% of council homes are energy efficient
  • 4 in 5 adults are satisfied with local schools
  • More than half of the highest paid 5% of employees are woman
  • Renfrewshire ranks fifth for satisfaction with leisure facilities
  • More than three-quarters of adults are happy with museums and galleries
  • Ranked eighth national for the average time taken to complete non-emergency repairs

The report also raises areas which Renfrewshire ranks lower when compared to other local authorities in Scotland.

Councillor Nicolson added: “While we are performing well, we recognise that there are areas that we need to improve on which is why we’ve invested accordingly to make a difference.

“Our 2019/20 budget invests £40million in our roads, building on the £7.2million investment last year, and this will make a tangible difference to the quality and durability of our roads, pathways and cycle routes – and means we expect to be ranked highly for the cost of roads maintenance.

“We have invested £2.5million in our successful Team Up to Clean Up campaign and the funding for the enhanced street cleaning programme, as well as the visible local support, will make a positive change to the cleanliness of our streets, immediately and in the long-term.

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“We also continue to work closely with our staff to provide them with the support they need to carry out their role, including providing counselling services, occupational health support and a focus from the Corporate Management Team on improving the rate of absence within the organisation.”

The findings from the Local Government Benchmarking Framework Indicator Profile will be considered by councillors in a report to the Audit, Risk and Scrutiny Board on Monday 18 March 2019.

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Head to Paisley this Easter for not one but two fantastic fun trails!

Our Cuckoo in the Nest Trail will see “out of place” items hidden in businesses throughout the town centre.

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For instance, a silver locket may be found on display in the butcher’s shop, while a shampoo and conditioner set may be on display in a cafe.

Families will be able to collect trail leaflets in both shopping centres and local businesses, and complete the list of misplaced items by visiting each business.

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A free chocolate egg will be given at either the Piazza Shopping Centre or the Paisley Centre for each child who can show a completed trail form, before it’s posted into the designated post-box for the grand draw at the end of the trail.

Our second Easter trail will see a trail of seven animal sculptures located outside throughout the town, all made from recycled materials and carefully produced into stunning works of art.

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Created by local artist Kevin Cantwell, there will be everything from a Paisley Panda to a Unicorn, which is of course, Scotland’s national animal!

Artist Kevin Cantwell, said: “I have created this art installation to highlight the great advantage of recycling and reclaiming materials.

“For this trail, we have found new uses for a range of materials including wooden pallets, tyres and old car parts, all transformed into large animal sculptures, and which all have a local connection to Renfrewshire or Easter.”

Paisley First will also be running its hugely successful Golden Ticket Competition this Easter with three chances to win £250 of Paisley town Centre Gift vouchers.

Sixteen Golden Ticket winners shared a prize pot of £5,000 worth of Paisley town centre vouchers in 2018, just one of the benefits of choosing to shop and socialise locally!

Both trails and the Golden Ticket competition will run in Paisley town centre from Friday 29th March until Monday 22nd April.

For more details see www.paisleyfirst.com

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PUPILS will be write up for spending time in Ferguslie Park Library when they get to meet a host of children’s authors, storytellers and a poet.

The youngsters from Glencoats and St Fergus Primary Schools will be heading for the library on a regular basis from now until the beginning if May for a series of visits from the creators of popular children’s books.

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They include Janis Mackay author of The Accidental Time Traveller; Morag Hood, writer and illustrator of I Am Bat; Alan Dapre, who is a TV script writer and author of humorous children’s books and storyteller, Renita Boyle.

Pupils, from Primary 1 to Primary 7, will also hear from AH Proctor, who writes fairy-tale adventures for children; Brian Whittingham, the Tannahill Makar from Renfrewshire and Matt Oldfield, the children’s book author and co-writer of the Ultimate Football Heroes series of books.

These events are being made possible thanks to support from the Paisley 2021 Legacy Fund.

Chairperson of Renfrewshire Leisure, Councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes said: “This is a fabulous opportunity for young people to meet and ask questions of the authors of some of their favourite books.

“It’s also a good opportunity to extend the brilliant work that the Primary School Outreach Librarian has been doing at both St Fergus and Glencoats Primaries, which involves encouraging young people to visit libraries and inspire them to read more.”

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Mill is the free, bimonthly, culture and lifestyle magazine for Paisley and Renfrewshire. Every glossy, compact-sized issue is packed with engaging and diverse features covering local events, local people, beauty, fashion, food, travel, interiors and much more. You’ll find Mill in shops, cafés, salons, restaurants, leisure centres, pubs and offices, all over Renfrewshire. If you want to get involved or would like to advertise, please contact us on email: info@millmagazine.co.uk, or via our social media channels or website.

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Scottish Book Trust announces new participants for What’s Your Story?

Scottish Book Trust, the national charity transforming lives through reading and writing, has today announced the seven teenage writers and illustrators who will join the What’s Your Story? programme. Now in its fourth year, the scheme has so far assisted over 20 young people from across Scotland to develop writing, illustration and performance projects.

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Devin McRoberts, 15, from Paisley, is a performance poet. He applied to What’s Your Story? to develop his skills and gain the confidence to become a performer. In his work, he hopes to address important issues such as mental health and use his voice to support other young people. During the programme, Devin will be mentored by Jenny Lindsay, performance poet and director of Flint and Pitch.

Seven teens in total were selected by a judging team, which included one of the previous What’s Your Story? participants, and representatives from Creative Scotland, The National Library of Scotland, The Gaelic Books Council and Scottish Book Trust. Participants were selected on the enthusiasm and dedication they expressed for teenage participation in creative and literary culture.

The young people recently received an induction programme with The National Library of Scotland, where they had the opportunity to research their chosen subject and gain inspiration for their personal creative works. They have also taken part in a week long retreat at Moniack Mhor, Scotland’s creative writing centre, where they had dedicated time with their mentors.

As part of the What’s Your Story?, the participants will plan and host StoryCon 2019, Scotland’s biggest creative writing and illustration conference for young people. Last year, this took place in Glasgow and was attended by over 100 young people.

The young people will have the opportunity to preview their creative projects at a showcase event, wrapping up the work they have completed during the What’s Your Story? programme. Industry experts will train the young people to express their work in front of a live audience, with the use of music and images.

Organised and run by Scottish Book Trust, What’s Your Story? was originally funded by Time to Shine, Creative Scotland’s national youth arts strategy and is the first nationwide programme of its kind in Scotland.This year it is funded by Badenoch Trust, Kiran’s Trust and The Hugh Fraser Foundation, as well as other trusts and private donors. What’s Your Story? is free to take part in and travel expenses will be covered for all participants. The Gaelic Books Council also funds a Gaelic-language place.

 

Devin McRoberts said:

 

“Life is a stream of opportunities and I wanted to grab this one, to help me develop by working other people. I hope to add a twist to my poetry that will make my pieces more appealing to young people. I also want to highlight in my poetry that mental health is an important issue in society and the more we encourage people to talk about it, the more we can help them.”

Marc Lambert, CEO of Scottish Book Trust, said:

 

“Scottish Book Trust is pleased to launch the fourth year of the What’s Your Story? programme, highlighting new and upcoming talent in the Scottish literary scene. We are grateful to our funders, for making this programme possible, and also to our mentors for providing life-changing support and advice to the young people. We look forward to seeing the work they produce throughout the year.”

 

The full list of the What’s Your Story? participants is as follows:

Performance poet, Beccie White, from Edinburgh

Performance poet, Devin McRoberts from Paisley

Short story writer, Nicole Foreman, from Dornoch

Illustrator, Sara Oussaiden, from Isle of Skye

Author, Skye Ailun Peng, from Glasgow

Author, Andrew Pettigrew, from Hamilton

Gaelic writer, Ailbhe Murphy, from Glasgow

 

Notes to editors:

For all press queries, please contact PR and Marketing Manager, Keara Donnachie:

keara.donnachie@scottishbooktrust.com or 0131 524 0184

 

Scottish Book Trust

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity changing lives through reading and writing. We inspire and support the people of Scotland to read and write for pleasure through programmes and outreach work that include:

  • Gifting books to every child in Scotland to ensure families of all backgrounds can share the joy of books at home.
  • Working with teachers to inspire children to develop a love of reading, creating innovative classroom activities, book awards and author events.
  • Supporting Scotland’s diverse writing community with our training, awards and writing opportunities.
  • Funding a range of author events for the public to enjoy and promoting Scottish writing to people worldwide.

www.scottishbooktrust.com   @scottishbktrust   www.facebook.com/scottishbktrust

 

Creative Scotland

In addition to general fundraising, Scottish Book Trust receives Creative Scotland support through Regular Funding. Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here. We enable people and organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping others to develop great ideas and bring them to life. We distribute funding provided by the Scottish Government and the National Lottery. For further information about Creative Scotland please visit www.creativescotland.com.  Follow us @creativescots and www.facebook.com/CreativeScotland

The Badenoch Trust

 

The Badenoch Trust has made grants to a wide-range of UK organisations since its inception.  It is a long-standing supporter of the arts, community, education and sports, and seeks to raise the aspirations and improve the life chances of young people.

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Kiran’s Trust

 

Kiran’s Trust was founded in 2009, in memory of Kiran and celebrating the creative arts and sports, which she held dear. The Trust recognises this passion in other young people and provides support to help them advance in further education and participation in these areas.

Kiran’s Trust provides support to young people through schools and organisations to learn different types of art. Some of this support is in creative art, specifically to introduce ideas, techniques, skills and media which helps students to visually express themselves. Other support is in performance arts, providing opportunities for writing, music, drama and dance participation.

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Gaelic Books Council

 

The Gaelic Books Council is the lead organisation with responsibility for supporting Scottish Gaelic authors and publishers, and for raising the profile and reach of Scottish Gaelic Books in Scotland and internationally.

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National Library of Scotland

 

The National Library of Scotland is a major European research library and one of the world’s leading centres for the study of Scotland and the Scots – an information treasure trove for Scotland’s knowledge, history and culture.

The Library’s collections are of world-class importance. Key areas include digital material, rare books, manuscripts, maps, music, moving images, official publications, business information, science and technology, and the modern and foreign collections. The Library holds more than 26 million items dating back over 1000 years. This includes over fifteen million printed items, eight million manuscripts, two million maps and over 45,000 films and videos. Every week it collects around 4,000 new items. Around 80% of these are received free of charge in terms of Legal Deposit legislation. Further information is available at www.nls.uk

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After more than 1000 volunteers took part over one weekend last year, Renfrewshire’s Big Spring Clean is back – and this time it’s tackling the whole month of April.

One of the highlights of the successful Team Up to Clean Up campaign, community groups, school pupils and volunteers are set to grab their litter picker and make their local area a little brighter.

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Litter picks have already been arranged across Renfrewshire to take place during the Big Spring Clean, as the local community once again shows its support for the campaign.

Renfrewshire Council will provide all the equipment needed to volunteer, support will also be provided by the Warden’s Service and the collected rubbish will be taken away by the council’s StreetScene team.

Local group Pals of the Privies have litter picks lined up throughout April and they can’t wait to get started.

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Volunteer Karen Campbell said: “Pals of the Privies can’t wait to get together for the Big Spring Clean and see our local area benefit from the work we do, we also hope others do the same for the benefit of the whole of Renfrewshire.”

Pupils from across Renfrewshire are also learning about recycling and the damage litter can make to the environment and can’t wait to put on their bibs for their school litter picks.

Depute Head Teacher of Glencoats Primary, Angela Studden, said: “It’s so important that our young people learn about the damage littering can cause and why it’s important to take care of our environment.

“The pupils are excited to take part in the Big Spring Clean and I’m looking forward to seeing the difference they can make to the local area on their litter picks.”

Litter picks have already been arranged throughout Renfrewshire, including Renfrew, Johnstone, Erskine, Bishopton and more.

Councillor Cathy McEwan, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Infrastructure, Land and Environment Policy Board, is urging others to get involved.

Councillor McEwan said: “Last year’s Big Spring Clean was so successful as more than 1000 volunteers took part and almost 500 bags of rubbish were collected in just one weekend, I can’t wait to see what we can do in an entire month!

“There’s already litter picks arranged across Renfrewshire so please feel free to go along to any of them, or if you’d prefer to hold your own then let us know and we’ll provide you with what you need.

“We’ve been delighted with the level of support that the local community have shown towards this campaign so far and we want to keep this momentum up and continue to make Renfrewshire cleaner and as litter-free as possible.

“It doesn’t matter if it’s five minutes or a full day, it all makes a difference to our area so please get involved and join this year’s Big Spring Clean throughout April.”

As part of a £2.5million investment, the Team Up to Clean Up campaign is being supported to provide an enhanced street cleaning programme, gully clearing service, an enhanced Rapid Response Team tackling roadside litter and additional litter pickers across Renfrewshire.

The investment also supports the local community to take pride in their area and support volunteers to carry out litter picks of the local area to make neighbourhoods brighter, cleaner and more attractive places to live.

The first litter picks will take place on 29 March and continue throughout April.

To arrange a litter pick or for more information, contact the team via wardens.es@renfrewshire.gov.uk, call 0300 300 1375 or visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/BigSpringClean2019.

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A historic dye vat, once used in Paisley’s famous Coats mills, is being gifted to fair trade thread maker Villageworks who create products using the Coats thread, as well as producing the world’s first fair trade tartan.

A piece of Paisley’s illustrious thread making past is set to transform production for a fair trade organisation in Cambodia.

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The historic dye vat, once used in Paisley’s famous Coats mills, is being gifted to fair trade thread maker Villageworks, who create products using the Coats thread, as well as producing the world’s first fair trade tartan.

The artefact has been an exhibit at Paisley Thread Mill Museum since the closure of the Coats mill in Newton Mearns when it was gifted to the museum to protect its history.

On a visit to Renfrewshire to mark World Fair Trade Day last year, fair trade producer Noum Bunnak, also known as Anak, visited Paisley Thread Mill Museum to celebrate her links using Paisley’s famous Coats Thread in her products.

The dye vat exhibit caught her eye as having the potential to revolutionise production for her artisans in Cambodia in contrast to its status as a museum exhibit in Renfrewshire, as currently dyes are mixed in a large bowl in a slow, time-consuming process.

Subsequently, the Thread Mill Museum decommissioned the dye vat from the museum which then prompted arrangements to be made through Renfrewshire Council and Fair Trade Scotland to donate the vat to Villageworks.

Anak said: “We’re extremely happy to be receiving this gift from the Paisley Thread Mill Museum and it’s great that Renfrewshire is a supporter of fair trade.

“As a social business, fair trade is very important to us as we strive to raise the fairness and living wage for Cambodian artisans.

“The dye vat will be used to make a range of products including dyeing the world’s first fair trade tartan, further enhancing and maintaining its links to Scotland.

“We hope that the dye vat will improve our production by giving a better colour matching and uniformity and allow us to produce a better quality product.”

The vat has been exhibited as an example of Paisley’s historic thread making past before being decommissioned to allow other items to be showcased in the museum.

Mary McKeown, Vice-Chair of Paisley Thread Mill Museum, said: “We’re delighted that this historic dye vat will be brought back to life when it reaches Cambodia.

“It was used for generations by Paisley’s famous thread makers Coats at their mills here in Paisley and it is fitting that it will used by Villageworks to create fantastic products in Cambodia which use the Coats thread.

“It is yet another piece of Paisley’s rich history which is helping to retell the town’s unique story of culture and heritage to the world.”

Fair Trade tartan in NY Tartan Parade

The World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO) and Fair Trade Scotland have been working closely with Villageworks and textile designers House of Edgar to produce the world’s first fair trade tartan, which has been recognised by the Keeper of Scottish Tartans Register.

Tania Pramschufer, Director of World Fair Trade Tartan & Hand Up Events, who created the fair trade tartan said: “It’s incredible that this dye vat is headed to Cambodia where the first World Fair Trade Tartan is woven and I look forward to seeing it in action when the World Fair Trade Tartan clan visit in October.

“I created this tartan to weave connections around the world through fair trade, to support WFTO GS members and support Scotland as a Fair Trade Nation, and this dye vat will make a huge positive impact.”

The dye vat will facilitate quicker, more efficient production of the tartan in Cambodia.

Eve Broadis, Director at Fair Trade Scotland, said: “While it may seem a small gesture, the dye vat will make production easier and more efficient which can make a huge difference to these producers.

“We work closely with Anak to help her, and her community, produce high-quality products which can be sold not just for a fair price, but one which ensures a living wage is paid to the artisans.

“As a mission-led organisation, we want to make a positive difference wherever we can and projects such as this are a fantastic way to change the lives of those involved.”

The transport of the vat to Cambodia is being funded by the Renfrewshire Fairtrade Steering Group as the group sets out to raise awareness of the importance of fair trade and encourage local people to support the cause.

Chair of the Steering Group, Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson, said: “We’re delighted to play our part in transporting this historic piece of Paisley’s history to Cambodia to allow our famous thread making industry to continue.

“While it was purely an illustration of our past, it will make a real difference to the lives of the artisans in Cambodia in the present and we’re happy we can make a positive difference to those who need it.

“Providing this dye vat will increase and improve production which will mean the producers can get a fairer price for the fantastic work they do, creating a better life for them and their communities.”

The dye vat will be shipped to Cambodia in mid-March to allow Villageworks to bring the historic piece back to life and implement it into their production process.

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VOX by ReMode Saturday 23rd March – doors open 7pm

Sustainable Fashion show Including specially created soundtrack and animated films and followed by SWISH event

UWS students union building, Storie Street, Paisley

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An estimated 300,000 tonnes of fashion waste goes into landfill in the UK each year and we’re part of the growing movement of people who want to shout about this.

VOX is a platform for ReMode’s to share their work – creating sustainable fashion, sharing skills and increasing understanding of climate change issues.

Clothes in this year’s show have been made by participants and volunteers in our workshops and there will also be sections featuring guest makers and designers from Renfrewshire and Glasgow.

The theme for ReMode’s Fashion Show is the voice – as an instrument to sing and shout and as the symbolic expression of youth and protest.

Integrated into the fashion show is a specially created new soundtrack by Anders Rigg with a live vocal performance by singer Louise Macdonald.  The back drop to the show will feature 6 short animated films created by filmmaker Kevin Cameron. The films have been created in workshops with students at UWS, and school pupils from Heriot Primary, Paisley.  There will be elements of live music performed by Vocalist Louise MacDonald.

Alongside the fashion show there will be  stalls and information about sustainable fashion and straight after the fashion show, SWISH (clothes swap) event.

 

SWISH (clothes swap) event

A swish is a fast and fun clothes swapping event.  How does it work? Drop off your clean, unwanted garments with ReMode before the fashion show, to earn tokens to exchange for clothes at The Swish!

SWISH : clothes drop off – places and times  Remode@SAUWS, Elles Building, Storie Street, Paisley – every Wednesday & Thursday 10am -3pm;   ReMode, High Street, Lochwinnoch – every Saturday 12 – 4pm; UWS Students Union Building, Storie Street, Paisley.  Saturday 23rd March 4pm –7pm only

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VOX BY REMODE, SATURDAY 23rd MARCH doors open 7pm.  Fashion show starts 7.30pm, Swish start 8.15pm ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL  – TICKETS £5 (£2.50 CONCESSIONS)

Available from www.voxbyremode.eventbrite.co.uk  or via Facebook @remodeyouth