The school holidays are almost upon us and we all know what that means for the kids….boredom! But hopefully the Academy’s 5 day summer camp will help burn up some of their energy.

The camp will run Mon-Fri and will incorporate all age groups. I will run a morning session for the younger keepers and an afternoon session for the older ones. Last year’s camp was made that little bit special when St Mirren Goalie Paul Gallacher, Killie keeper Alan Combe, Buddies legend Campbell Money and St Johnstone hit men Jody Morris and Chris Miller popped in and spent the afternoon signing autographs and answering questions from the participants.

Hopefully I can persuade other S.P.L stars to pop in this year for a wee game of beat the goalie with the boys! Drinks will be provided for all participants. Allocation of places is on a first come first serve basis. Places can be booked in advance. Please note that discounts apply for group bookings i.e, siblings/boys clubs etc. Details as follows:
Dates: Mon 25th – Fri 29th July
Session times: 10am—1pm
(age group 8-12),
1.30pm—4.30pm
(age group 13-16)

Cost: £60 for the week

Venue: Harmony Row, Field Turf Pitches,
Braehead

http://www.hillcoatgoalkeeping.co.uk/

Look out on www.paisley.org.uk Paisley on the Web for an exclusive competition… Information will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and The website.

From Russia with love the world’s most famous circus
brings it’s best kept ‘SEKRET’ to you as Moscow State Circus visits SCOTLAND!

The Moscow State Circus brings its latest and most spectacular show to date to the UK with this sensational extravaganza BABUSHKIN SEKRET.

BABUSHKIN SEKRET.
Inspired by the legend of ‘THE 12 CHAIRS’, the new show takes us on an incredible journey in the company of – without a doubt – the greatest circus performers on earth.

A mammoth cast of Russia’s greatest and most talented circus artistes, many of which have never performed in Britain, transform the most famous circus in the world, combining contemporary and classical circus in way never before witnessed.

The newly devised show includes the beautiful queen of Russian circus, Yana Alievia on a revolving aerial chandelier; the breathtaking Stalkions (three men and two girls walk, back flip and perform unbelievable pyramids 30 feet in the air on the legendary high wire); the Whirlwind Rubsovsm troupe who acrobatically catapult themselves across and high into the big top at breakneck speed; the juggling Sherbakovs on the reverse pyramid of St Petersburg; the Doktrovs, flying and spiraling in the apex of the auditorium with grace, beauty and elegance; the unbelievable vertical pole balancing of The Alikanov and the high flying bouncing bamboo bravados of The Perushkins.

If all this isn’t enough to keep you on the edge of your seats, then the hilarious clowns, Valik & Valerik will have you falling off them with laughter.

Add to this the sensational production that is housed in a specially designed chapiteau big top and is uniquely domed to accommodate the complex rigging for the aerial acts, it is supported by only four ‘king’ poles so as not to obscure the audience’s view.

BABUSHKIN SEKRET
The story behind the spectacle.

Inspired by the legend of the ‘12 Chairs’.
In Soviet Russia in 1927, a former member of nobility works as a desk clerk until his grandmother reveals on her deathbed that her family jewelry had been hidden from the Bolsheviks in one of the 12 chairs from the family’s dining room set.

Those chairs, along with all other personal property, had been expropriated by the government after the Russian Revolution.

The desk clerk, played by Valerik and his sidekick Valik, become a treasure hunter and the Bolsheviks try to track down the chairs.

The two ‘comrades’ find the chair set which is put out to the auction, but fail to buy it and afterwards find out that the set has been split up and sold individually.

They are not alone in their quest to find the jewels, but through a process of elimination, the two finally discover the location of the twelfth and final chair – but will this chair contain the treasure?

Follow our buffoons in their quest for fame and fortune as they discover if their fate lies in the stars or in a fools paradise.

THE TWELVE CHAIRS
Other productions inspired by the story.

The book has not only inspired The Moscow State Circus in its latest production, but also a series of films and live comedy shows.

In ‘Keep Your Seats Please’ (Ealing Studios, 1936) starring George Formby, the action takes place in England. Another difference between the book and the film was that this story revolved around seven chairs, not twelve.

The comedy ‘It’s in the Bag!’ (1945) starring Fred Allen and Jack Benny was very loosely based on the novel, using just five chairs.

In 1962 Tomas Gutierrez Alea made a Cuban version titled ‘Las Doce Sillas’ in a tropical context starkly similar to the Soviet one of the novel.

Mel Brooks later made a film more closely based on the novel titled ‘The Twelve Chairs’ (1970), but with a sanitized ‘happier’ ending.

The story also served as the basis for the film ‘The Thirteen Chairs ‘(1969) starring Sharon Tate. Shortly after that, two adaptations were made in the USSR: a film in 1971 by Leonid Gaidai and a miniseries in 1976 by Mark Zakharov, featuring Andrei Mironov as Bender.

In total, the novel inspired as many as about twenty adaptations in Russia and abroad.

“I’m privileged to have seen these fabulous entertainers, the country should be privileged to have them here.” – Coventry Evening Telegraph

“Genuinely eye-popping” – The Evening Standard.

“Thrilling” – The Times.

“Manages to marry the traditional with the contemporary yet still retain everything you would expect and more” – Liverpool Echo.

PAISLEY
St. James Park
Greenock Road
PA3 2LQ

Friday 24 – Tuesday 28 June

Friday 5pm and 7.45pm
Saturday 2pm, 5pm and 8pm
Sunday 2pm and 5pm
Monday 5pm and 7.45pm
Tuesday 5pm only

Tickets available from Ticketmaster 0844856 555

WIGAN
DW Stadium
Car Park 1
Robin Park
WN5 0UH

Ticketmaster 0844 856 5555
Information line 07721 565558

Wed 01 – Sun 05 June
Wednesday 7.45pm
Thursday to Saturday 3pm & 7.45pm
Sunday 2pm & 5pm

LYTHAM ST ANNE’S
Fylde Rugby Football Club
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Blackpool Road
FY8 4EL

Wednesday 08 – Sunday 12 June 2011

Wednesday to Friday 5pm and 7.45pm
Saturday 3pm and 7.45pm
Sunday 2pm and 5pm

CHESTER
Roodee Racecourse
Watergate Square
CH1 2LY

Wednesday 15 – Saturday 18 June 2011

Wednesday to Friday 5pm and 7.45pm
Saturday 2pm and 5pm

WORKINGTON
The Cloffocks Lorry Park
Griffin Road
CA14 3YH

Monday 20 – Wednesday 22 June

Monday to Tuesday 5pm and 7.45pm
Wednesday 5pm only

DUNFERMLINE
Pittencrieff Park
Milton Green
KY12 8QH

Thu 30 June to Sun 03 July

Thursday 7.30pm
Friday 5pm & 7.45pm
Saturday 3pm & 7.45pm
Sunday 3pm

INVERNESS
Canal Pitches
Bught Park
IV3 5SS

Wed 06 to Tue 12 July

Wednesday 7.30pm
Thursday to Saturday & Monday 3pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 3pm
Tuesday 2pm & 5pm

ELGIN
Lossie Green
Boroughbriggs Road
IV30 1AP

Thurs 14 to Tue 19 July

Thursday 7.30pm
Friday & Saturday & Monday 3pm & 7.30pm
Sunday & Tuesday 2pm & 5pm

ABERDEEN
Queen’s Links
Beach Boulevard
AB24 5EF

Thu 21 July to Mon 01 August

Thursday 21st July
Fri & Sat 3pm &7.30pm
Sun 2om & 5pm
Mon to Wed 3pm & 7.30 pm
Monday 1st August 2pm & 5pm

DUNDEE
Riverside Park
DD2 1AZ

Wenesday 3rd to Sunday 7th August

Wednesday 7.30pm
Thursday to Saturday 3pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 2pm & 5pm

EDINBURGH
Ocean Terminal
Leith, EH6 6JJ

Venue No: 105

Tuesday 09 – Sunday 21 August 2011

Tuesday 9th 7.30pm Only
Wednesday 10th 2pm and 5pm
Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th 3pm and 8pm
Sunday 14th 2pm and 5pm
Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th 3pm and 8pm
Wednesday 17th NO CIRCUS SHOWS
Thursday 18th and Friday 19th 5pm and 8pm
Saturday 20th 3pm and 8pm
Sunday 21st 2pm and 5pm

Tickets available from Ticketmaster 0844856 555

As you probably know Scotland is in a pretty bad way with fire stats. Only 40% compliance with the fire Scotland act 2005, 1 in 10 fires in this area are commercial fires and you are twice as likely to die in a fire in scotland than any other country in the UK. Insurers also pay out £3.8m per day in commercial fire claims.

This has a huge impact at home, the local community, in business and on the economy.

Last year in Broomlands Street there was a fire in 1 or 2 flats and it came to light that none of the 6 flats had a working fire alarm to give an example.

I have been trying to promote #testittuesday on twitter and facebook and get others to RT it to get people to test their smoke alarms at home. I have been using one of my blog posts that gives practical advice on smoke alarms and also info about contacting Strathclyde Fire and Rescue to get a free alarm etc.

http://codered-fire.co.uk/smoke-alarms/useful-guide-glasgow-extinguishers/

this link is for monthly checks for fire extinguishers at work.
http://codered-fire.co.uk/guidance-and-advice/fire-extinguisher-glasgow-maintenance-checks-paisley/

http://codered-fire.co.uk/

Paisley Tile Centre are based in Greenhill Road, Paisley they have an excellent range of products and services including the best range of tiles, underfloor heating, shower enclosures, wet room solutions and lots more.

Supply only or supply and fit service for all your kitchen and bathroom needs, wheather it’s just a splashback or an entire bathroom or kitchen instalation, all work carried out by professional tradesmen.

You can find more about Paisley Tile Centre and their products and services at http://paisleytilecentre.com

Live in Scotland want a course in plastering? Well why not? Plastering has always been somewhat of a dark art as some would have you believe! With hands on training , patience, and a little assistance now and then whilst at our centre you will be able to create a wall, ceiling or put your hand to other areas of our trade it all lies ultimately with the individual.

We have 30 years experience and fully qualified in trowel trades on Scottish soil, We have extensive knowledge of all trowel applications and have a proven track record of success with past students.

Here at plasterclass we have a range of students through our doors who might just fit your needs,looking for a plasterer? do you have a youngster that needs some one on one tuition to get him ahead and be an asset rather than a hindrance!

Come in and let us show you around, see what you could achieve in only a matter of days not years!

Are you a tradesman/woman need to extend your skills, take a Plasterclass Course and be able to plaster those walls that you so often let somebody else get the glory and of course the money!

At plasterclass we use real materials

Plastering Courses are what we provide to help you to a new career or skill. Why not start of your new career with the backing of City and Guilds and work towards a qualification at your leisure or convenience.

Contact Plaster Class

http://www.plasterclass.co.uk/

Unit 28,

Riverpark Industrial Estate,
Bridge Street,
Linwood,

PA5 0RX

Telephone us if you have any problems finding us, 01505 33 77 23

Scotland’s first ever conference for parent bloggers will be held in May

The Parental Circle Bloggers Fest is the first chance for Scotland’s lively blogging
community to come together, meet and learn new skills.

Hosted by Parental Circle, the online help and sharing site, the Bloggers Fest will be
a mixture of learning and socialising.

Parental Circle founder and CEO Christopher McCann said: “For us, hosting the
Bloggers Fest is a natural extension of what we do at Parental Circle. Using the
Internet and social media allows parents to develop social and support networks and
to share experience and advice with other parents.

“Parental Circle Blogger Fest will extend parents’ social media skills as well as
inspire discussion about new ways of using the Internet to support the wider
parenting community. It will be a great fun day and I can’t wait to meet everyone.”

Established bloggers as well as parents who are interested in starting a blog are
welcome at the day-long event, held at Parental Circle’s Paisley headquarters on
Saturday, May 7, 2011.

Speakers will be key figures in the online community and there will be a choice of
workshops and presentations throughout the day. Topics will include internet safety,
photography for blogs, working with PRs and using the major blog platforms.

Christopher added: “We know Scotland has a friendly and varied parent blogger
community, many of whom we ‘know’ online. It’ll be really exciting to meet these
people and, hopefully, to encourage new bloggers to get the bug.”

Parental Circle allows parents to ask questions and share their experience with other
parents. Parents from all over the world are part of the circle and share their
experience, knowledge and news.

Tickets for the event will cost £20 for Parental Circle members (£25 for nonmembers and membership is free). It will run from 9.15am to 4.30pm and includes
lunch, tea and coffee. For more information visit www.parentalcircle.com.

MEETING THE DEMAND FOR A SAFE SOCIAL NETWORK FOR CHILDREN
Dizeo is the first ever safe, social networking site for children in the UK. All 8 to 16 year
olds across the country are invited to join up and ‘do it with dizeo’. With as many as one
in ten children having been solicited online (1), the fully monitored dizeo site
(www.dizeo.com) aims to make the internet a safer place for the under 16s. Dizeo
provides children with their own online social community, giving them an alternative to
other social networking sites which could potentially put them in danger.

Dizeo o!ers users all the features found in other social networking sites while o!ering
parents piece of mind. Dizeo also comes with the added bonus of professional, online
homework assistance and a range of educational videos teaching users useful real life
skills.

Dizeo’s Managing Director Christopher McCann said: “Social networking has grown
massively over the last few years and is now part of everyday life with over 45% of the UK
population using a social networking site. However, despite most social networks having
a minimum age restriction of 13, children as young as 8 are known to be using social
networks. In doing so these children are putting themselves at serious risk. Dizeo’s
priority is online child safety and we’ve specifically designed and developed dizeo to o!er
under 16s a safe alternative to the sites they’re currently being using. Throughout
development we conducted several focus groups with parents, children and education
professionals to ensure dizeo meets the needs of UK families.”

“As well as being a social site to encourage sharing and friendship, we’ve also created
dizeo as an educational tool, providing online homework assistance. At our focus groups
we found this was a much sought after service from both parents and children and so
we’ve recruited a team of subject specialist tutors to assist our users should they need
help with any part of the curriculum. The dizeo tutors are available online from 9am to
10pm every day with professional knowledge across the P4 – S4 curriculum. Our tutors
aim to respond to all homework enquiries within the hour, including help with essays to
helping with maths problems.”

“Dizeo also prepares children for the real world by providing a range of short
instructional videos on subjects from learning to play guitar to avoiding cyberbullying. We
have focused on skills we know children want to learn and we let them upload their own
videos so they can share with friends.”

(1) One in ten children have been sexually solicited online: Cox Communications, US Department of Justice

Joyce Fullarton, Psychologist said: “Given the increasing numbers of young people using
social networking sites, dizeo has filled a potentially dangerous gap in the market, by
o!ering a fun, ‘cool’ but, crucially, safe alternative. With dizeo, parents can have
complete peace of mind that their child is safe online.” Dizeo is accessible for free at
www.dizeo.com with users only having to pay for homework help when required.
Homework help is paid for by using dizeo homework tokens which cost 50p per
token.

www.dizeo.com
Twitter: @DizeoNew

One of our visitors has some very beautiful Dogue De Bordeaux pups for sale in Renfrewshire.

KC registered pups, vet checked, micro chipped, innoculated, puppy starter pack and insured, pups will be ready end of March, for more details please check their page on Gumtree http://glasgow.gumtree.com/glasgow/74/73669874.html

Paisley.org.uk is a valuable way for your organisation or business looking to advertise your latest product or service to a local audience.

Our monthly stats show that we had 1478463 hits on the website for the month of January 2011 that is on average 47692 hits every single day.

Our analytics shows that we have had 14,518 unique page views and 70% of our traffic is new visitors to the site.

A lot of website owners and marketers pay people to create back-links to their website thus improving their overall search ranking in Google if you advertise with Paisley.org.uk you get 2,400 instant back-links to your website and if we promote your website “this is going with past experience” that you can get 90,000 impressions on your URL or product in one month, the rest is down to you.

If you would like to advertise on Paisley.org.uk then please use our contact page, we can help boost instant traffic towards your website instantly. We also use social media to good use too promoting events, business’s and organisations.

Our rates are fair and we have one aim “To Promote The Town Of Paisley” and promoting your business is part of that aim.

We use Paisley Web Design for all our social media marketing and management to find out more about their products and services please visit http://www.paisleywebdesign.co.uk

Paisley Film Society is very much looking forward to kicking of another great year at the fantastic Paisley Arts Centre. 2010 was a cracking year, with 2011 lining up to be just as good.

To see us off to a flying start, we have been invited to attend a very special screening of Sweet Sixteen. Hosted by Radio 4, we will be in the comany of director Ken Loach, and writer Paul Laverty. It is also anticipated cast members will be in attendance for a question and answer session and a good old chat with the audience. It will take place on Monday 17th January at the Pearch Institute, 840 Govan Road, Govan, 1900 (doors open 1830). It is free but ticketed, with tickets strictly limited to 2 per person. For your chance to be a part of the audience, please reply by Friday 7th January with your details (name, email address noted, contact telephone number) and we’ll get it organised. Just a reminder that this film is a Certificate 18, and sadly we can’t have tickets issued for under 18’s.

Also coming up this year, other than a fantastic selection of films, is our quiz night. Think you know your De Niros from your DeCaprios? Your Laurel from your Hardy? Then get your team* together and head to the Paisley Arts Centre Bar for The Film Quiz on the last Thursday of the month (February – June). The Film Quiz start at 7.30pm.
(*team to be a maximum of 4 people).
Thursdays: February 24th, March 24th, April 21st, May 19th and June 23rd.

Our first screening of 2011 at the Paisley Arts Centre will be Breakfast at Tiffanys on Tuesday 15th February. Check our website for more details (www.paisleyfilmsociety.com).