No Credit? No Problem. No Escape. ‘The Collection’ comes to Paisley Arts Centre.

Arriving in Paisley on October 1, The Collection is an exciting, edge-of-your-seat theatre performance by Rapture Theatre in association with The Beacon Arts Centre.

Lawson is the best collector in the business: operating in the seedy world of debt collection, he is at the top of the “profession”. However, when one of his clients commits suicide, Lawson’s life is shattered irrevocably.

The+Collection_482As the mystery darkens around the suicide, the noose tightens, the stakes rise and Lawson and his colleagues are pushed into a deadly power game from which there can only be one winner.

Mixing the wit of Harold Pinter, the gritty style of David Mamet and gallons of typically Scottish black humour, The Collection promises to be a very powerful night at the theatre.

Directed by Michael Emans and featuring an all-star cast of acting legends – Jimmy Chisholm, David Tarkenter, Tam Dean Burn and Pauline Turner, The Collection is not to be missed by fans of Scottish theatre.

The Collection will be at Paisley Arts Centre on Tues 1 October at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 (£6 conc) and can be bought by calling the Box Office on 0300 300 1210 or going online to

The Collection contains strong language and is recommended for ages 16+

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Paisley Pipe Band Competition 2012

Pipe bands from across Scotland will come to Paisley to compete in the town’s first ever pipe band competition.

pipe-bandBands from Paisley, Johnstone and Renfrew, will be up against competition from all over the country at the event in Paisley town centre on Saturday 24 July.

A procession of bands will play as they make their way down Paisley High Street from New Street to the cenotaph. They will then compete before judges in County Square.

Renfrewshire’s Provost Celia Lawson said: “Although Renfrewshire has a number of successful pipe bands this is the first time we have hosted a pipe band competition. The event will rather unusually take place in our historic town centre which will give it a unique atmosphere and give people an opportunity to watch the procession come through the town.

“The competition is less than a month before the World Pipe Band Championships so it’s a great warm up for the competitors and we expect to see some of Scotland’s best pipe bands playing in Paisley town centre.”

The event is supported by Paisley Vision Board and bands will compete for a Paisley Vision trophy.

The Paisley Pipe Band Competition takes place from 12pm – 4pm on Saturday 24 July.

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