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Paisley Events Paisley’s River Exhibition

Legacy of the White Cart Water to be brought to life in new exhibition

Paisley’s River, an exhibition which examines the role the White Cart Water has played in the town’s development over the centuries will be displayed at Paisley Museum from 19 September 2012 – 20 January 2013.

 

‘Paisley’s River: The White Cart Water’ will take visitors on a journey downstream as we follow it from its source on Eaglesham Moor, through Glasgow and its suburbs until it crosses into Paisley at Hawkhead. Visitors will see exactly how the White Cart has shaped the town: from how industry once used the river as a source of power and trade to the wildlife that calls the White Cart Water home. Paisley’s shipbuilding industry, which once rivalled that of the Clyde yards, will also feature, as does the influence of the Cart on artists, highlighted by a number of paintings from the Paisley museum collection.

 

On display, the museum will showcase models of some of the ships that Cart-based companies such as Fleming & Ferguson would have built, as well as natural history specimens, commemorative items from river-related improvement programmes and a hugely detailed map of the town which features the river. The map has been kindly donated by Strathclyde police and likely dates from 1950’s, however its actual purpose in the force remains a mystery!

 

To bring the White Cart Water’s story to life, there is also a walk that visitors can follow along the banks of the river through Paisley. The walk begins at the Watermill Hotel and ends at Paisley Museum, taking in many of the historical places featured in the exhibition, including the Watermill, Abbey, Town Hall and the site of Paisley’s earliest harbour. The route of the walk will be printed on the back of the exhibition leaflet, which visitors can collect from Paisley Museum free of charge.

You can download the PDF Brochure by clicking here 

Renfrewshire Council

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RSNO surprise Glasgow Airport passengers with live orchestral performance

Scotland’s national orchestra gave a rousing performance at Glasgow Airport as thousands of passengers took to the skies for the September holiday weekend.

Led by Scottish conductor Douglas Boyd, 70 RSNO musicians gave two performances in the departures lounge featuring Felix Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

Last year the Orchestra surprised travellers and airport staff in the check-in area with an impromptu rendition of Ravel’s Boléro, an online video of which has been viewed around the world.

The RSNO performance is the culmination of Glasgow Airport’s six week Best of Scotland campaign which has celebrated the best of Scottish food, drink, culture and entertainment.

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “We are always looking for ways to entertain our passengers but it doesn’t get more exciting than having Scotland’s national orchestra perform live in the terminal.

“Joining forces with the RSNO for this unique event is a fantastic way to round off our Best of Scotland campaign which proved hugely successful. In addition to highlighting what is great about Scotland, the various events over the last six weeks have created a real buzz in the airport.

“The campaign also provided an opportunity to highlight the fact that we have invested millions of pounds in new retail and catering facilities for our customers over the past 18 months.”

RSNO chief executive Michael Elliott said: “In recent years the RSNO has developed a reputation for taking live orchestral music out of the concert venue and into public spaces. It never fails to surprise me how much of an impact our music can have, especially when performed in unexpected surroundings.

“It’s extremely gratifying to see people new to live orchestral music enjoy the experience with so much enthusiasm. Our thanks go to Glasgow Airport for allowing us to present these performances.”

More than one million passengers passed through the airport during the Best of Scotland campaign, which has showcased some of the country’s most iconic brands and successful exports including Irn Bru, Tunnocks, Mackie’s ice cream and Harris Tweed.

The RSNO performance is one of a series of musical, theatrical and comedic events which have helped to create a carnival atmosphere in the terminal during one of the busiest periods of the year.

For more information please visit the Glasgow Airport website. www.glasgowairport.com

For more information on the Royal Scottish national Orchestra please visit their website . www.rsno.org.uk

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Paisley Photographs Tunisian Market

The Tunisian Market on Paisley’s High Street is a carpet of colour as seen in these Paisley Photographs taken by Tracey Clements of www.paisley.org.uk

101 Arabian delights on offer at Tunisian Market

Don’t worry if you can’t get away this September weekend, because you can get a taste of Tunisia right here in Renfrewshire.

Experience exotic tastes, stunning traditional clothing and fabulous crafts when the popular Tunisian market returns to Paisley town centre.

There will be plenty of food available including paella, Tunisian BBQ and pancakes as well as dried fruit, nuts, olives and sweets.

There will also be Tunisian leather-ware handbags, ceramics, wall-tiles, tajines, lamps, pots, wood carved ornaments, jewellery, art, music, and traditional Tunisian clothes and slippers.

The Tunisian market is brought to Paisley by Renfrewshire Council.

Renfrewshire Council Leader, Mark Macmillan said: “The Tunisian Market has been a popular addition to the town’s calendar of events over the past couple of years, as well as the regular farmers markets. It offers shoppers a chance to try something a bit different and always adds a great buzz to the town.”

The market will be on Paisley’s High Street between 9.30am and 5.30pm, Saturday 22 – Sunday 30 September.

For regular updates on local news and events follow @RenCouncilNews on Twitter or the council’s Renfrewshire page on Facebook.

WHOS WHO

Paisley Competition Who’s Who

We have a fantastic chance for someone to win a Pair of tickets the LNP Promotions ‘Who’s Who’ Gig on the 17th November in The Union on Storie Street, Paisley.

WHOS WHO

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is answer this question.

Who was the lead singer for the band The Who?

  1. Pete Townshend
  2. John Entwistle
  3. Roger Daltrey
To enter simply send an email with your answer
  • i.e 1. Pete Townshead
  • The Draw will take place on Friday the 28th of September picking one name at random
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Paisley pub has licence revoked

A Paisley town centre pub which had an alleged attempted murder take place outside its doors has had its licence revoked by Renfrewshire Licensing Board.

Councillors voted to impose the penalty on the Turf Tavern, Orchard Street, Paisley, after considering an application from police.

The pub is the first premises in the area to have its licence revoked for a breach of licensing objectives since the introduction of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.

turf tavernA report from Chief Superintendent Alan Speirs detailed a series of incidents involving violence or anti-social behaviour at the pub over the past 18 months.

One of these related to a man being found seriously injured outside the premises on Saturday 30 June this year. Four men have been charged with attempted murder in relation to this incident.

The board also heard the pub previously had its licence suspended for four weeks in June 2011

In his report to councillors, Chief Superintendent Speirs said: “It seems that management and staff have learned nothing from their suspension a year ago.

“The serious nature of the above incidents shows once again a complete lack of control of the patrons by staff and the lack of responsible management in relation to levels of violence, drunkenness and anti-social behaviour.”

Councillor Alexander Murrin, Convener of Renfrewshire Licensing Board, said: “The council has a legal responsibility to promote various licensing objectives, including the prevention of crime and disorder, and securing public safety.

“While the vast majority of the 400-plus licensed premises in Renfrewshire operate responsibly, we will take decisive action against those who do not.

“This pub had already been subject to a suspension but continued to be at the centre of incidents involving anti-social behaviour, which is why the board opted to withdraw the pub’s licence to operate.”

Other incidents detailed in the police report included the following:

– 7 July 2012: Police on a routine visit to the pub were accosted by a customer who repeatedly swore at them, and was arrested for a breach of the peace, leading officers to warn staff that the man should not have been served any more alcohol;

– 29 September 2011: A customer was left locked inside the pub after it closed, and was heard banging on the door by a member of the public. It took almost two hours before a keyholder turned up to release the man, who couldn’t call for help as he had no mobile phone and there was no landline in the pub.

The licence-holders have a 21-day period in which they can appeal the decision.

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Glasgow Airport puts Renfrewshire children on road to recovery

A charity which helps young victims of domestic, physical or sexual abuse has received a cash injection from Glasgow Airport.

CHILDREN 1st has been awarded £4,621 to support its Paisley-based Renfrewshire Recovery from Abuse and Trauma service, which supports children aged from 5 to 18 who have been affected by either domestic, physical or sexual abuse.

The service is funded jointly by Renfrewshire Council and CHILDREN 1st. However the donation from the Glasgow Airport FlightPath Fund will “enhance the service significantly” according to the charity.

It plans to invest in materials for a gardening project which will provide the children with an outdoor space to relax and play, as well as a range of materials for art and play therapy.

A total of £1,300 will also go towards travelling expenses to ensure that children from all over Renfrewshire continue to benefit from the service, and that distance from Paisley does not prevent children from attending.

The number of support sessions required by each child is based on their individual needs, with some having only a few appointments while others can receive support over a period of several months. On average, the service provides support for 50 children every year.

Service manager Fiona McBride said: “We believe that childhood abuse should not be allowed to cloud the rest of a child’s life. Children who have been betrayed need to learn to trust again and many of those we work with don’t always feel they can tell us what is wrong straight away.

“Our staff offer children a safe environment in which they can learn to build trusting relationships through a range of therapeutic activities including counselling, art, play, role play and storytelling. It helps them to understand, express and cope with fear and anger, make sense of their experiences and build self-awareness and self-esteem.”

Campbell Mackinnon, Glasgow Airport’s operations director, said: “This is a fantastic project which provides real and tangible long-term benefits for some of the most vulnerable children in our community. It is exactly the type of project we look to support through our FlightPath Fund.

“Children who have been the victims of abuse often find it difficult to open up, interact with others and find their calling in life. Renfrewshire Recovery from Abuse and Trauma provides a safe and stimulating environment in which they can make sense of their world.”

Councillor Mark Macmillan, Leader of Renfrewshire Council, added: “CHILDREN 1st does outstanding work to help children who need our support. Renfrewshire Council has recognised the importance of the charity’s work and it’s very encouraging that Glasgow Airport’s well-established community programme is also contributing significant funding to help young people across Renfrewshire benefit from this vital service.”

CHILDREN 1st is the working name of the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children (RSSPCC), which was founded in 1884.

For more than 125 years, it has worked to safeguard children and young people, support them within their families and help them recover from abuse, neglect and violence.

The organisation speaks out for childrens’ rights and campaigns to change attitudes towards children. It currently has more than 300 employees and more than 1,000 volunteers working in Scotland. For more information go to www.children1st.org.uk 

The Glasgow Airport FlightPath fund is a community funding programme designed to ensure that surrounding communities share in its success. In 2011 it distributed over £170,000 to 60 organisations.

For more information please visit Glasgow Airports website.

Giraffe cash machine

Paisley Giraffe

Tuesday 18th September saw a very colourful character walking about town, pulling a giraffe patterned suitcase around with them they certainly brought some fun and colour to the town according to the photographs! Who was this person in a Giraffe Costume spotted throughout the town centre?

If it was someone you know then please get in touch but also please feel free to leave some comments below.

Is it the same person who laid the Sunflowers at Gilmour Street Station entrance a few weeks back? Who knows? Discuss please…

Pictures above show the giraffe walking down Gilmour Street from County Square, even stopping at the Dunfermline Building Society cash machine before taking a stroll through Dunn Square. Photographs by Jean-Marie Stewart of Paisley.org.uk and passing motorist Wilma Lafferty.

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Paisley Museum Exhibition Launch

Paisley’s River The White Cart Water

Date: 19 September 2012 – 20 Jan 2013
Venue: Paisley Museum
Cost: FREE

Paisley’s River looks at the role the White Cart Water has played in Paisley’s development throughout the centuries, from powering industries to providing vital trade and commerce routes and even inspiring the work of artists and poets.

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The Launch of the Exhibition at Paisley Watermill Hotel

The exhibition will feature ship models, natural history displays and works of art from the museum’s collection.

Links – Paisley MuseumRenfrewshire CouncilWatermill Hotel

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Tunisian Market Paisley

101 Arabian delights on offer at Tunisian Market

Don’t worry if you can’t get away this September weekend, because you can get a taste of Tunisia right here in Renfrewshire.

tunisian marketExperience exotic tastes, stunning traditional clothing and fabulous crafts when the popular Tunisian market returns to Paisley town centre.

There will be plenty of food available including paella, Tunisian BBQ and pancakes as well as dried fruit, nuts, olives and sweets.

There will also be Tunisian leather-ware handbags, ceramics, wall-tiles, tajines, lamps, pots, wood carved ornaments, jewellery, art, music, and traditional Tunisian clothes and slippers.

The Tunisian market is brought to Paisley by Renfrewshire Council.

Renfrewshire Council Leader, Mark Macmillan said: “The Tunisian Market has been a popular addition to the town’s calendar of events over the past couple of years, as well as the regular farmers markets. It offers shoppers a chance to try something a bit different and always adds a great buzz to the town.”

The market will be on Paisley’s High Street between 9.30am and 5.30pm, Saturday 22 – Sunday 30 September.

For regular updates on local news and events follow @RenCouncilNews on Twitter or the council’s Renfrewshire page on Facebook.

 

The Tunisian Market last year was a huge success and made for a very colourful High Street. Here is last years event in our Paisley Photographs. https://www.paisley.org.uk/events/tunisian-market/ 

 

Renfrewshire Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

Renfrewshire Mental Health Arts and Film Festival Programme 2012

Visual Arts

‘Walk in my shoes’ Art Exhibition

Renfrewshire Mental Health Arts and Film FestivalInspired by the theme of this years festival, art groups have produced a collection of art visually illustrating walking in my shoes

1-22 Oct

Paisley Arts Centre, New St, Paisley PA1 1EZ

Sunshine Art Gallery, Paisley Centre Inshops, High St, Paisley PA1 2AQ

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