The next event for www.facebook.com/groups/FacebayFundraising/ (find us on facebook) is a sponsored cycle, starting at Millport on 4th August 2012 to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support.
Meeting point is at the Largs Ferry Terminal at 12 midday, where we will be catching the ferry across to Millport where the sponsored cycle will begin. The route round the island measures 10.5 miles but it is up to participants how far they want to go.
Everyone is welcome to join me, Irene McDonald, the creator of Facebay Fundraising and event organiser, and several others raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support. Sponsor sheets are available on request, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details to request one.
So far we have raised over £2,000.00 for MacMillan from the site and events we have organised, everyone is welcome to join the group and be a part of its success.
We have five charities which we support through the Facebay group: MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT, Alzheimer Scotland, R.A.H CHILDRENS WARD, PDSA and (MND) Motor Neurone Disease.
How the group works: People advertise their unwanted items to the site, e.g. household items, clothes, toys – anything which can be of use to someone in need. The donation for the items bought goes to one of the charities above, whichever one the donor chooses. Please help spread the word about this group as it’s for a good cause, helping both people who don’t have much and good causes.
Irene McDonald (Facebay Fundraising)
I would just like to thank everybody who voted for Paisley on the Web www.paisley.org.uk in the RBS Community Force Awards 2011.
We can now announce that we have won our category and that we will receive over £6,000 to purchase much needed equipment for the group of volunteers at Paisley on the Web, ensuring that we can attend events and special occasions in the Paisley and Renfrewshire calendar and promote them via our website and social media.
The money will also be used to train volunteers who are currently out of work and also our younger volunteers. They will not only be taught how to use the equipment, they will also gain much needed skills for future employment.
We would like to thank not only the volunteers who gave up so much of their time campaigning for this award but their friends and family and every single one of you who voted, not just for Paisley on the web but for every cause in the Paisley area. This award will help us promote each of the organisations involved to a wider audience and we congratulate each and every one of them.
In our eyes any group or organisation in Paisley which is trying to promote the area has also won. We will be contacting them to see if we can assist in any way in highlighting their group and will use our new equipment to promote them to the best of our ability. I would like to also take this opportunity to thank the Royal Bank of Scotland for this award and can assure them that their contribution to the community and area will be put to best use.
You can find out more about Paisley on the Web and RBS Community Force by visiting this page: http://communityforce.rbs.co.uk/project/208
Chairman – Paisley.org.uk
Paisley Doors Open Day seemed to be a success on Saturday, although it should have been better advertised elsewhere. We seemed to be the only website that didn’t just put a link up to a pdf website (Renfrewshire Council I am looking at you).
Also, the Staff at St Mirin’s Cathedral asked everyone who came through their doors ‘Where did you hear about us having our doors open to the public’, and they all said they had seen it on the Paisley Scotland Facebook Page. Somehow they had been omitted from the brochure and they had put a lot of time, work and effort into preparing for the day. It was a real shame.
Paisley.org.uk passed on the information very quickly and we will continue to grow relationships with all community organisations, churches, groups and people to help promote all the excellent things we have going on in our town. Read more
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.
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.
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.
St. James Park
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
Car Park 1
Ticketmaster 0844 856 5555
Information line 07721 565558
Wed 01 – Sun 05 June
Thursday to Saturday 3pm & 7.45pm
Sunday 2pm & 5pm
LYTHAM ST ANNE’S
Fylde Rugby Football Club
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Wednesday 08 – Sunday 12 June 2011
Wednesday to Friday 5pm and 7.45pm
Saturday 3pm and 7.45pm
Sunday 2pm and 5pm
Wednesday 15 – Saturday 18 June 2011
Wednesday to Friday 5pm and 7.45pm
Saturday 2pm and 5pm
The Cloffocks Lorry Park
Monday 20 – Wednesday 22 June
Monday to Tuesday 5pm and 7.45pm
Wednesday 5pm only
Thu 30 June to Sun 03 July
Friday 5pm & 7.45pm
Saturday 3pm & 7.45pm
Wed 06 to Tue 12 July
Thursday to Saturday & Monday 3pm & 7.30pm
Tuesday 2pm & 5pm
Thurs 14 to Tue 19 July
Friday & Saturday & Monday 3pm & 7.30pm
Sunday & Tuesday 2pm & 5pm
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
Wenesday 3rd to Sunday 7th August
Thursday to Saturday 3pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 2pm & 5pm
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
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
Renfrewshire Council for Voluntary Services (RCVS) and Paisley.org.uk have formed a new partnership to promote the good work being done by Renfrewshire’s charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises.
“Community Champions” is the name of the new section on the popular Paisley.org.uk website that will publicise a different local charity or voluntary group each month. Each profile will provide some background on the Champion of the Month and highlight the good work they’ve been doing to make the local area a better place. New services, upcoming events and volunteering opportunities will also be featured.
Community Champions was created thanks to Councillor Kenny MacLaren talking to RCVS and Paisley.org.uk about new ways of promoting local charities and voluntary groups.
Councillor Kenny MacLaren: “This is an excellent opportunity to promote worthwhile groups in Paisley. Combining RCVS’s knowledge of the local voluntary and community sector with Paisley.org.uk’s excellent online presence will help to promote local groups from Paisley.
“In an era of ever reducing budgets this is an excellent example of local organisations working together to promote the best of Paisley.”
Brain McGuire, who runs Paisley.org.uk, said: “We are delighted to welcome our new partners, the Renfrewshire Council for Voluntary Services. We are introducing a brand new section “Champions in our Community” – this section will highlight a different organisation in Paisley and Renfrewshire who themselves champion great and worthy causes in our area.
“We are all about promoting our town – now we also get the chance to promote local champions. It should certainly be a very exciting add on to www.paisley.org.uk.”
Community Champions launches on Wednesday 7th July with a profile on Rainbow Turtle – they’ve had a lot of success in getting fair trade products into schools and businesses across Renfrewshire and selling such products from their shop in Paisley town centre. They have also worked hard to raise public awareness of fair trade by giving educational talks and organising special events and fundraisers, as well as playing an important part in Renfrewshire’s Fairtrade Fortnight and lobbying local and national politicians to make changes in the system of world trade for the better.
Gordon Mclean, RCVS’ Information and Communications Officer who will be working on the Community Champions section with Brian, said: “RCVS is very excited about Community Champions and the potential it has for showing everyone the incredible work all the charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises are doing across Renfrewshire. These organisations are providing an incredible range of services and opportunities that make a real difference to people’s lives and help make Renfrewshire a better place.
“One of the main aims of RCVS is to promote the good work being done in Renfrewshire’s charity and voluntary sector and so it simply makes good sense to work in partnership with Paisley.org.uk to bring Community Champions to life. The website is very popular, respected and well-liked because it works hard to promote the positive side of Paisley and Renfrewshire as a whole. The new Community Champions section will enable visitors to see why local charities and voluntary groups are a vital part of the positive side and allow us to reach a whole new audience.
“RCVS is proud to be working in partnership with Paisley.org.uk on Community Champions and we urge everyone to check it out and discover something new about the local area.”
Paisley.org.uk is a community-driven web site, ran by people who either reside in Paisley or have roots in the town, dedicated to the positive promotion of Paisley to a wider audience. They offer a wide range of information services and opportunities for citizens to engage with each other, such as a public forum, events calendar, history section, Twitter account and lots more.
RCVS is a voluntary organisation that seeks to promote the interests and the effectiveness of all local community and voluntary organisations for the greater good of Renfrewshire’s citizens. From securing funding, training staff and running events to handling payrolls, printing and the creation of promotional films, RCVS also aims to help local groups no matter what their needs are.
Dec 17 2009 by Alison Rennie, Paisley Daily Express
IT’S only a few days old but already the ‘Paisley is…’ campaign has got the whole town talking.
Every Buddies favourite daily is leading the way in backing the bid to boost our town.
We helped launch the campaign and want to make sure all our readers know all about the positive events and good people living in our historic town.
And we’ve been inundated with responses from folk wanting to come on board and do their bit to promote Paisley.
Now Brian McGuire, who runs the popular Paisley.org website from his home in Glenburn, wants to spread the postive Paisley message all over the world.
Brian set up his excellent website nine years ago and it has grown to become massively popular across the world, receiving an incredible 1.38 million hits last month.
He explained: “I got it going to promote Paisley. I had just left the army and come home to Paisley and after touring the world, I realised Paisley isn’t as bad as everyone makes out.
“At the time, the town was going through the drug wars, as they were called, which gave it a bad reputation but it really wasn’t that bad compared to some places I’d seen.
“I started putting up pictures of Paisley and a bit of history on a website and it grew from there.”
Brian is right behind the ‘Paisley is…’ campaign and already has the logos on his website. The logo cleverly uses the ‘is’ in Paisley to promote certain aspects of the town such as its history or popular events.
Brian said: “The logo is on every page of the website and when you click on a different page, the logo changes to something relevant to the page.
“So if you’re looking at the history of Paisley, the logo would change to ‘Paisley is…rich in culture’.
“It’s quite clever and can be used to promote lots of different parts of the town.
“I’m right behind the Paisley Daily Express and Paisley Vision Board for doing this.”
The Paisley.org website reaches across the world and is manned by Brian and 10 volunteers.
Around half of all the website visitors come from America and the rest from across the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.
Brian added: “We never have any problems with people on the site, it’s always very positive.
“It’s a community website. I have been asked to make money out of it by doing different things but I’ve always said no.
“It’s for the people of Paisley and that’s the way it’s going to stay.”
We want to know all about what ‘Paisley is…’ doing so if you’ve got a good news story about the town or its people that you want to share, phone our newsroom on 0141 887 7911 or drop us an e-mail at email@example.com
So far November has been a pretty good month for the Paisley.org.uk website our visitor average is still increasing and our average hits for each day in November was 46018 which has equated to 1242511 so far this month.
We are looking for sponsors for the webpages if any business is interested then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org all money made by this website goes back into the upkeep and new development, all our work is carried out by volunteers and they do an excellent job to promote the town of Paisley to a wider audience.
For more info or more detailed stats then a link can be provided upon request.
About Paisley on the web
Ok so you know about the website and the town of Paisley but do you really know who runs the website and what we do?
Well, we are all volunteers and give up our own time to promote the town of Paisley. We have been doing this for over ten years.
We are a team of 12, all from Paisley, and we are very enthusiastic about promoting the town. We have expertise ranging from History to I.T. in the group.
Here is what we do
- We will promote all community organisations free of charge, if you are a member of Engage Renfrewshire we also have a section where your organisation could be community champion for a month on Paisley.org.uk, giving you extra publicity, and all free!
- We also promote and recommend local accommodation, places to visit, places to eat, websites etc. to potential visitors through enquiries, free!!
- We publicise all events and anything that promotes the town of Paisley and Renfrewshire, this can include large events like the Christmas light switch on to car boot sales.
- We will work with every organisation which has a common interest of trying to promote Paisley in a positive way, (we are inclusive – not exclusive).
- We will promote any business in the town, we can do blog posts for free but we would prefer either a donation for this service, or you can sponsor the website – rates start at £25.
- We will also help groups who wish to have a website or help them with social media, again a donation is all we would require for this service.
- We can also offer website design and promotion to businesses at reasonable costs.
- We can offer photography and video coverage for events – prices will vary depending on event and timescales.
- We can offer video editing and presentations customised to your organisation.
- We can also offer IT support to organisations and business, we are centrally based and can travel to anywhere in the region.
- We will be offering computer and internet classes in the future. If your organisation needs help to navigate social media or even set up an email then contact us.
- The best way for businesses in Paisley to get involved with us is to advertise on the website, we will constantly promote your company through our website and social media networks, this way you financially support us and we bring customers to you.