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august– december 19


Hello, welcome to our new What’s On Guide Welcome to the Guide for Autumn 2019, where we celebrate some of the most exciting voices in contemporary music, theatre, comedy and dance. Renfrewshire has a brilliant independent, dynamic youth arts scene, so expect the best from Paisley’s inaugural Youth Arts Festival in September. Watch out for the programme launch in mid-August. Wee people and their grown ups have some beautifully crafted theatre to look forward to, with Anonymouse and Eaten at Paisley Arts Centre, WhirlyGig at Foxbar Community Centre, and Stick by Me at Johnstone Town Hall Everyone is welcome at all of our family performances and we have work that supports particular access requirements at Johnstone Town Hall

drama music dance film exhibitions family special events guests events christmas party nights regular events talks and classes

in the shape of GROW by IndepenDANCE and the famous Singing Hands with their musical Makaton repertoire. Likewise, make sure you catch the Soundplay Dome at Johnstone Town Hall, a magical sensory experience for all ages. You can experience the best in touring theatre, including from Company Chordelia and Stellar Quines, and don’t miss contemporary dance piece The Box by Julia James-Griffiths. Record label Lost Map first came to Paisley Arts Centre a couple of years ago for a label showcase, so we’re chuffed that they’re back for another Sunday Social as part of the Spree festival. With more music from Withered Hand, Brìghde Chaimbeul & Aidan O’Rourke, RURA and Malcolm Middleton, it’s set to be a great Autumn. Morag Macpherson Head of Cultural Services Renfrewshire Leisure


Hear from us! Don’t miss out on any upcoming events. To register to receive information from Renfrewshire Leisure, click the sign up link on our website www.renfrewshireleisure.com

Have your say We love hearing from you, why not let us know what you think of our events or if you have a suggestion about what you would like to see? @RenArtsMuseums /renfrewshirearts rlcommunications@renfrewshire.gov.uk

Infrastructure Update Paisley Town Hall and Paisley Museum are now being transformed as part of a once-in-a-generation £100 million investment in the town centre. This will bring new footfall and life to the town centre, new homes for top-class events and life-changing cultural experiences, as well as preserving the heritage of Renfrewshire. With the venues expected to re-open in 2021 and 2022 respectively, and Paisley Arts Centre closing for refurbishment later in 2020, Renfrewshire Leisure will continue to offer cultural services throughout various venues in the area. Keep an eye on our website for what’s on.

Temporary Library

Unit 34–36 Piazza Shopping Centre, 15 Central Road, Paisley PA1 1EL POP is Renfrewshire Leisure’s new pop-up arts, events and exhibition space situated in the former Post Office unit within the Piazza Shopping Centre in Paisley. POP is an open, accessible events space that is available for local artists, makers and creative groups to use free of charge to host workshops, events, exhibitions, performances or shows. Please get in touch with kate.drummond@renfrewshire.gov.uk to find out more.

The library left its former home next to Paisley Museum in September 2018, when the building closed for a £42m revamp to turn the museum into an international-class destination. Paisley Central Library will eventually move to a new location at 22 High Street. Until this is complete in 2021, a temporary library will be provided next to the Lagoon Leisure Centre.

Our Booking Fees We charge a £1 transaction fee for all bookings made online. This includes postage if you opt to have your tickets posted out to you. Tickets booked by phone can be held at the Box Office at Paisley Arts Centre for collection or posted out at a cost of £1. There are no charges for tickets purchased in person.

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september

september image: The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging

exhibition

Tues 3–Sun 15 September

The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging by Toby Messenger

POP Space, Piazza 1pm–6pm Shopping Centre, Paisley

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box office & information  0300 300 1210

FREE special events

Suitable for ages 11+

Tues 3–Sun 15 September

Paisley Youth Arts Festival

Toby Messenger’s installation will transform POP into a teenager’s bedroom… with every component made from reclaimed cardboard.

Paisley’s first youth arts festival will take place across various venues in the town centre. The festival is a lowcost or free community arts and culture festival and will feature live music, theatre, gaming, comedy, workshops, food and drink and much more! Full programme will be launched mid-August. Go to www.youthartsfestival.co.uk to find out more.

Come along to after school drop-in sessions hosted by Create Paisley, ReMode and Renfrewshire Leisure; with opportunities to print album sleeves, create zero-waste purses, learn stop frame animation techniques and construct cardboard clothes to fill up Toby’s cardboard wardrobe. For session times and to find out more contact: kate.drummond@renfrewshire.gov.uk


exhibition

Wed 4 September

Sat 7 September–Sun 20 October

Company Chordelia presents

Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition

The Chosen Paisley Arts Centre

7.30pm

£10 (£6 conc) + bkg fee* Suitable for ages 14+

World premiere tour of the new show from Scotland’s acclaimed Company Chordelia, The Chosen is a deeply personal reflection on how we experience the time left to us. Created and directed by Kally Lloyd-Jones, The Chosen is an intensely moving dance piece about dying and embracing the art of living. How do we choose to live in the face of the inevitable and how do we think about the final stage of our life cycle?

The Piazza Shopping Centre

september

dance

Paisley Art Institute (PAI) is breaking new ground this year for its 131st Annual Exhibition. In a bold move it has secured a temporary venue for this year’s exhibition in central Paisley in a vacant unit located in The Piazza Shopping Centre. This floor space will open up exciting opportunities for artists to display work in a non-traditional venue. PAI hopes this will attract artists who are new to the organisation to submit work to Scotland’s longest running annual open exhibition.

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*see page 1 for details of our booking fees

www.renfrewshireleisure.com/whats-on

image: The Chosen


september

special events

Sat 7 and Sun 8 September

Paisley Arts Centre 10am–4pm FREE Enjoy paper balloon making classes, our cosy cinema, self-guided graveyard tours, BSL taster sessions and more! Times vary, find out more at www.renfrewshireleisure.com/ whats-on. Book a space now to avoid disappointment.

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family

Sat 7 September Ipdip Theatre presents

Anonymouse Paisley Arts Centre

11am and 1pm

box office & information  0300 300 1210

£2 + bkg fee* Suitable for ages 0–5 years

In a hole in the wall of a timber house, on the edge of a wood there lives a mouse… This lyrical story from Ipdip Theatre is a multi-sensory treat for under fives and their families to cosy in and enjoy together. As the seasons unfold through a cycle of sensory poems (told by a very small, very shy, furry little poet) we meet a writer who has come to the woods for inspiration; and finds the greatest things in the tiniest of spaces. *see page 1 for details of our booking fees

image: Anonymouse (credit Tim Dyer)


september

special events

Sat 7 September

Heritage Centre Studio 907, Mile End Mill, Abbey Mill Business Centre, 12 Seedhill Road, Paisley, PA1 1JS 9am–5pm FREE Come and learn more about researching your family or local area history at the Heritage Centre.

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special events image: RURA

The Secret Collection

music

9 High Street, Paisley

Sun 8 September

11am–3pm (last entry 2:45pm)

RURA

FREE A chance to peek through the windows into the Museum Stores. Come and spot some of your favourite objects and hear more about the plans to transform Paisley Museum.

Paisley Arts Centre

8pm

£14 (£12 conc) + bkg fee* RURA are a multi award-winning act with three heralded albums and extensive international touring. RURA’s compellingly fiery, rugged yet refined and progressive instrumentals on fiddle, Highland pipes, flute, guitar, keyboards and bodhran has placed them at the forefront of 21st century Scottish folk. ‘One of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene’ Songlines*****

book online www.renfrewshireleisure.com/whats-on

Sat 7 & Sun 8 September


september

image: Man of Moon

music

special events

Fri 13 September

Fri 13 September

Man of Moon, Tiny Murder & Ghostbaby

Visual Arts & Craft Makers Award— Young & Emerging Artists & Makers Information Session

Paisley Student Union Storie Street, Paisley, PA1 2HB 6.30pm doors

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£8 (£6 conc) + bkg fee* £10 + bkg fee* for 25+ (Tickets available from Eventbrite)

box office & information  0300 300 1210

Suitable for ages 14+

Fresh from a summer tour taking in Kelburn Garden Party, Belladrum, King Tut’s and the Outwith festival, the formidable Man of Moon bring their juggernaut of sound to Paisley. On the night they will be joined by up-n-coming Tiny Murder, who will bring their unique cinematic dreampop to the audience and one of the most talented young groups to come from Renfrewshire, the unmissable Ghostbaby.

POP Space, Piazza Shopping Centre, Paisley 12noon–2pm Calling all young and emerging artists and makers based in Renfrewshire! You are warmly invited to our VACMA information session, delivered in partnership with Creative Scotland. Come along to find out more about the new ‘Young & Emerging Artist/ Maker’ strand of this funding scheme. These new awards (of up to £500) will support young creatives to develop their emerging professional practice. For more information, contact kate.drummond@renfrewshire.gov.uk


september

family

Sun 15 September Independent Arts Projects presents

Eaten by Mamoru Iriguchi

Paisley Arts Centre image: Eaten (credit Manuel Vason)

Sun 15 September

Wedding Fayre Johnstone Town Hall 11am–3pm FREE This event will host a variety of local wedding suppliers, from photographers to kilt makers and florists to bridal wear. There will also be the opportunity to view a wedding set up in the main hall so that visitors can see just what this award-winning venue has to offer. Visitors to the fayre will also receive a complimentary drink, a goody bag, and a range of special offers and discounts.

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£4 + bkg fee* Suitable for ages 6+

What if your food started talking back? Meet Lionel McLion. He’s just eaten a human called Mamoru. But Lionel hasn’t chewed his food well. So Mamoru’s alive and well in his stomach, and now wants to say hello. A strange friendship between the eater and the eaten starts to grow. Eaten invites children to the fascinating world of food chains and digestion. BSL interpreted ‘Big Cuddly and Clever’ The Times ****

*see page 1 for details of our booking fees

book online www.renfrewshireleisure.com/whats-on

special events

2pm


september

image: WhirlyGig (credit Mihaela Bodlovic)

exhibition family

Sat 21 September

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Red Bridge Arts and Catherine Wheels presents

The Men’s Shed By Melissa Mitchell

WhirlyGig

POP Space, Piazza Shopping Centre, Paisley

By Daniel Padden

12–5pm (Closed Sundays)

Foxbar Community Centre 2pm

box office & information  0300 300 1210

Tues 24 September–Fri 4 October

£4 + bkg fee*

Opening Event: Tues 24 September

Suitable for ages 6+

FREE

WhirlyGig is 4 brave musicians, 30 instruments, and countless musical puzzles to solve. Join us for an extraordinary theatrical experience where music will happen in ways you have never seen before.

This series of work by Melissa Mitchell portrays people from Shelter’s Men’s Shed project in Foxbar, Paisley. The Men’s Shed supports people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and provides a place for people to meet regularly.

Musical maverick Daniel Padden comes together with award-winning Red Bridge Arts and Catherine Wheels to celebrate the thrills and spills of making music.

2pm–4pm

During Melissa’s exhibition POP will host an afternoon of conversation with a representative from Shelter Scotland as well as creative workshops with the Men’s Shed. For more information visit www.melissamitchell.co.uk


drama

Thurs 26 September

Fri 27 September

Red Bridge Arts presents

Stick by Me

Singin I’m no a Billy he’s a Tim 2

Johnstone Town Hall 2pm

By Des Dillon

£4 + bkg fee*

Johnstone Town Hall 7.30pm

Suitable for ages 3–6

£15 + bkg fee*

“It’s a stick. It’s just a stick.” But for one, all alone, this stick has something special. And soon the two are the best of friends. They run, play, hide and rest…and stick together when things get tough. Beautifully crafted, making treasure from everyday objects, Stick by Me is a joyful show about friendship and play, and the importance of treasuring little things.

september

family

Suitable for ages 14+

Join Billy and Tim as they find themselves stuck in the medical room at Hampden Park during the Scottish Cup final between Rangers and Celtic after making a bet that backfires with spectacular consequences. Throw in a gallus wee Glaswegian ghost on a mission from God and a fierce Polish nurse with no time for nonsense and watch ninety minutes of outrageous comedy unfold.

*see page 1 for details of our booking fees

book online www.renfrewshireleisure.com/whats-on

image: Stick by Me (credit Mihaela Bodlovic)

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october

image: Brighde Chaimbeul & Aidan O’Rourke

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music

Fri 4 October

Brìghde Chaimbeul & Aidan O’Rourke Paisley Arts Centre

7.30pm

oc to be r

box office & information  0300 300 1210

£14 (£12 conc) + bkg fee* Brìghde Chaimbeul is one of Scotland’s fastest rising stars. The former BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winner, and 2017 Scots Trad Music Awards ‘Up and Coming’ nominee launched her debut album, The Reeling, featuring Aidan O’Rourke, to considerable acclaim in 2019. Fresh from supporting Lankum, Billy Bragg and James Yorkston, the formidable piper and native Gaelic speaker is joined by folk legend, Aidan O’Rourke, for this very special show.


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music

Sat 5 October

Withered Hand + Hamish Hawk + Bobby Kakouris Paisley Arts Centre

7.30pm

£16 (£14 conc) + bkg fee* Suitable for ages 14+

Withered Hand is the song writing output of Dan Willson. A cult figure in the Scottish music scene since 2009, Dan has released two widely acclaimed albums, New Gods and Good News and several lo-fi EPs. Support comes from Hamish Hawk ‘a gentle soul with a direct eloquence to his music’ (Scotsman) and up and coming star Bobby Kakouris whose music has been described as ‘some kind of Dark Jazz’ (isthismusic).

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music

Sun 6 October

Horse McDonald— Flying Solo Paisley Arts Centre

8pm

£17 (£15 conc) + bkg fee*

image: Horse McDonald—Flying Solo

As part of her Flying Solo shows, Horse will be playing at Paisley Arts Centre this autumn, the first time since bringing her award winning play Careful to the town. The venue has always held special significance for her in that the band showcased the songs there for producer Pete Smith for the first album ‘the same sky’. *see page 1 for details of our booking fees

book online www.renfrewshireleisure.com/whats-on

image: W  ithered Hand (credit Ian West)


october

special events

Thurs 10 October CREATE Paisley presents

Open Mind Summit UWS 9am–5pm £10 until 9 September, then £15 Bookable through www.openmindsummit.com

family

Wed 9 October MEI Theatre presents

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

A one day summit taking place on World Mental Health Day to explore how creativity and culture improve young people’s wellbeing.

Johnstone Town Hall 1.30pm and 4pm

box office & information  0300 300 1210

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£12 (£44 for family of 4) + bkg fee*

music

Suitable for ages 1–6 years

Thurs 10 October

The timeless classic has made its way off the page and onto the stage.

The Kilkennys

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle’s stories, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show celebrating its 50th Birthday in 2019 The Very Hungry Caterpillar. image: The Kilkennys

Johnstone Town Hall 7.30pm £18.50 + bkg fee* The Kilkennys, Ireland’s newest balladeers, come from a city steeped in music, history and folk culture. With passion and pride, The Kilkennys play old Irish folk songs and new songs of their own. The Kilkennys have been named Ireland’s Most Successful International Folk Band winners in the Sunday Worlds Country Music and Entertainment Awards.


image: Grow (credit Brian Hartley)

october

special events

Fri 11 October

family

Mind To Move Workshop

Fri 11 October

Paisley Arts Centre

Indepen-dance presents

GROW Johnstone Town Hall 11.30am £4 + bkg fee* Suitable for ages 3–5 years

It’s the first day of spring and tiny tendrils of new life are peeping out of the ground, stretching their way into the sunshine and producing a riot of glorious colour. Spring is well and truly sprung in this curious, hypnotic and playful adventure for 3–5 year olds!

Book FREE tickets by emailing hello@jjgdance.com Suitable for ages 18+

Mind To Move is a free movement workshop for those with experience of mental health issues (no dance experience necessary). The workshop involves discussion, relaxation exercises, and led movement improvisation; with a focus in exploring and enjoying the benefits of movement and creative expression. Participants are encouraged to take part in whatever way they feel comfortable. All workshops end with a short excerpt sharing of The Box and an opportunity for participants to give feedback. Anyone who attends the Mind To Move workshop will be eligible to receive a discounted ticket to see The Box. For more information about the workshop, please contact Suzie at hello@jjgdance.com. *see page 1 for details of our booking fees

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book online www.renfrewshireleisure.com/whats-on

The award-winning team behind Four Go Wild in Wellies reunite for Indepen-dance 4’s GROW.

10am–11.30am


october

dance

music

Sat 12 October

Sun 13 October

Julia James-Griffiths presents

Lost Map’s Lost Weekend Sunday Social

The Box Paisley Arts Centre

£10 (£8 conc) + bkg fee*

Paisley Arts Centre

Suitable for ages 13+

£16 (£14 conc) + bkg fee*

The Box is a new dance theatre piece which explores the impact depression can have and how our society responds to it. A beautiful combination of exquisite choreography and thoughtprovoking social commentary, presented with feeling and humour, this is a powerful and inspiring new work. Performed by four talented dancers, The Box offers an innovative and playful way to connect with a sometimes difficult to talk about subject matter.

box office & information  0300 300 1210

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7.30pm

7pm

Suitable for ages 14+

An eclectic showcase of stripped back, loved-up, and spaced-out acts from LOST MAP, the lo-fi label run by Pictish Trail on the Hebridean Isle of Eigg. This Sunday Social will feature Caledonian drone-hop from Callum Easter, pastoral dream-pop from Molly Linen, sun-warped psychedelia from London’s Fell as well as twisted folk nonsense from Pictish Trail himself, who opens up this not to be missed evening of music.

image: The Box (credit Simon Scott)

*see page 1 for details of our booking fees


film

Mon 14–Fri 18 October

Tues 15 October

October Break Activities

Loki’s History of Scottish Hip Hop and Stretch & Bobbito

The Secret Collection No 9 High St. 1pm–3.30pm

Q&A and Film

FREE

Paisley Arts Centre

Suitable for ages 7–15

£8 (£6 conc) + bkg fee*

Join our Tech Lab with an Ancient Egyptian Twist

Suitable for ages 15+

Try coding, 3D printing..and lots of iPad fun. Look out for the Skoob Mobile who will be dropping by Monday 14th October and Wednesday 16th October (Parked outside the Secret Collection at the Cenotaph). Booking essential. For more info and to book visit: tours@renfrewshireleisure.com

october

family

7.15pm

Loki’s History of Scottish Hip-Hop Award-winning author Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey reveals the history of Scottish hip-hop. Looking back at over 30 years of culture, he speaks to the pioneers in music, dance and art, telling a story of young men and women in Scotland overcoming adversity to express themselves in oftenchallenging circumstances.

From Nas to Jay Z, Wu Tang to Busta Rhymes, Biggie to the Fugees: some of the world’s biggest rappers got their break on an independent, late night, underground radio show on Columbia University’s student radio station. The story of how roommates Robert Garcia (Bobbito) and Adrian Bartos (Stretch Armstrong) became Hip Hop’s greatest taste makers.

image: Loki’s History of Scottish Hip Hop

book online www.renfrewshireleisure.com/whats-on

Stretch & Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives

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Comedy Lates Computer Paisley’s annual festival of music, comedy, film and much more returns with another fantastic line up... We’ve got a bigger and better Spiegeltent this year and we look forward to welcoming you to some great shows. Tickets are available to buy online from www.thespree.co.uk or in person from our festival box office at InCube Shop, 9b Gilmour Street, Paisley PA1 1DG. All shows listed are Spiegeltent shows.

Roddy Hart, Computer Emma Pollock Xplorers

and Rab Noakes Gerry Rafferty Songbook The Spree festival starts in style with this tribute to one of Paisley’s most celebrated musical sons. Roddy, Emma and Rab will perform a selection from the songbook of the late, great Gerry Rafferty.

FRIDAY 11 OCTOBER

SOLD OUT

On Friday 11 October, Fred MacAulay is your host with sets from fellow comedians Susan Riddell, Christopher MacArthur-Boyd and Mark Nelson. On Friday 18 October, Scott Gibson hosts your late-night fun with Rosco McLelland, Jay Lafferty and Gary Little.

FRIDAY 11 & FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER £13.50/£12

The Snuts These rising sons of the rock scene will play Paisley off the back of a storming set at this year’s TRNSMT festival.

SUNDAY13 13 OCTOBER SUNDAY

£16/£14.50

Hue & Cry Playing in County Square—a venue and location fitting for a band for whom one of their biggest hits, ‘Looking for Linda’, was set on a train to Paisley!

MONDAY 14 OCTOBER

£26.50/£25


PAISLEY 11-19 October

Glasvegas The platinum-selling indie-rockers take to the stage for a rare full-band Scottish show.

TUESDAY15 15 OCTOBER TUESDAY

£25/£23.50

Scottish Songbook The multi-award-winning singersongwriter brings her Scottish Songbook to The Spree—a collection of pop classics spanning more than 50 years.

FRIDAY18 OCTOBER

£20/£18.50

Jerry Sadowitz Make Comedy GRATE Again!

Gruff Rhys The Super Furry Animals-frontman brings his solo show to the Spiegeltent. Croeso i Paisley, Gruff!

WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER

Karine Polwart’s

Jerry Sadowitz, Britain’s FAVOURITE COMEDIAN, is back! Yes, the man with no visible demograph returns to make you laugh while simultaneously parting you of hard-earned cash!

SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER

£20/£18.50

£18.50/£17

PP Arnold

Hayseed Dixie —Spree Party

London’s First Lady of Soul has a new album out this year and will be performing songs spanning an incredible six-decade career.

Our festival closes with a lively latenight party all the way from Tennessee, USA, with the inventors of ‘rockgrass’ who bring some foot-stompin’ party tunes!

THURSDAY 17 OCTOBER

SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER

£22.50/£21

£17.50/£16

www.thespree.co.uk


october

special events

Songwriters’ Café

Thurs 17 October

Emme Woods & Ross Leighton

Paisley in Song Workshops

20 minute slots between 2pm–4pm

Paisley Arts Centre £4 + bkg fee* refundable deposit

From Bedroom to Studio Andy Monaghan

1.45pm–3.45pm

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Production Masterclass with Andy Monaghan (Frightened Rabbit). Discuss how to take a musical idea through the bedroom production process and explore how to get your song from initial concept to final release, and when and why you’d want to move from your home studio to a recording studio.

Writing Music for Film and TV Tommy Reilly

box office & information  0300 300 1210

2pm–4pm Tommy Reilly, Songwriter and Composer for the hit musical Anna and the Apocalypse and Stephen Spielberg’s Animaniacs, takes you behind the scenes and reveals the magic of composing music for film and TV. image: Emme Woods

Sign up for a one-to-one songwriting clinic with Emme Woods or Ross Leighton (Fatherson) who can give you feedback, advice and ideas on your songs and music. *All workshops are free of charge, however a £4 refundable deposit will be charged to secure your place on each of the workshops. This will be refunded when you turn up for the event.


image: Paisley in Song

Thurs 17 October

Paisley in Song Paisley Arts Centre

7.30pm

october

music

£8 (£5 conc) + bkg fee* Paisley singer/songwriter Michael Cassidy has been exploring Paisley’s incredible history of songwriting and its poetic legacy as the starting point for a series of songwriting and music workshops with local young people. Join Michael Cassidy and special guests to be announced for a night of new music and a fresh chapter in Paisley’s illustrious songbook.

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book online www.renfrewshireleisure.com/whats-on *see page 1 for details of our booking fees


october

family

film

Fri 18 and Sat 19 October

Fri 18 October

The Soundplay Dome

Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records

Johnstone Town Hall Fri 18: 1pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm Sat 19: 10am, 11am, 12noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm £4 (£2 conc) + bkg fee*

Film and Q&A

Paisley Arts Centre

7.45pm

£10 (£8 conc) + bkg fee* (ticket includes after party)

Suitable for ages 0–12 years

Suitable for ages 15+

The Soundplay Dome is a magical sensory space where children and adults of all ages can explore sound and light.

A film that explores the ongoing love affair between Jamaican and British culture and the power of music to break down barriers and change lives—all told through the prism of the most iconic record label in history, Trojan Records. Combining archive footage, freshly shot interviews and drama—Rudeboy tells the story of Trojan Records by placing it at the heart of a cultural revolution that unfolded in the council estates and shanty towns of the late 60’s and 70’s.

By stroking ribbons, rolling objects, drumming, moving and singing, the dome gives children (and adults!) a chance to experiment with music and sound in an exciting and adventurous way.

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image: The Soundplay Dome

After Party Paisley Arts Centre 9:30pm–12 midnight

box office & information  0300 300 1210

Your chance to experience the iconic sounds of Trojan Records in an afterparty paying homage to the 1960s and 1970s ‘Blues dances’ where homeowners would push the furniture back and bring the speakers and dancers in. Featuring selecters Jofis (Mighty Oak) and Glasgow’s Tenement Sounds.

*see page 1 for details of our booking fees


drama

Sat 19 October

Tues 22 October

Malcolm Middleton and Megan Airlie

Stellar Quines and the Citizens Theatre presents

Fibres

Paisley Arts Centre

Paisley Arts Centre

8pm

7.30pm

£16 (£14 conc) + bkg fee*

£10 (£6 conc) + bkg fee*

Suitable for ages 14+

Suitable for ages 14+

Malcolm Middleton is back, again, with his seventh studio album BANANAS, this time on the much beloved Triassic Tusk Records. The guitarist and songwriter is best known for his work with Aidan Moffat in Scottish rock legends Arab Strap.

Fibres is a darkly comedic play that tells the story of a young woman and her family facing the effects of asbestosis from Glasgow’s shipbuilding industry.

‘Middleton shows off impressive acoustic guitar skills oddly reminiscent of a young Paul Simon’ The Times

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music

It is told from a woman’s perspective and reveals the recent and shocking truth that women have contracted asbestosis second hand. Told with gallows humour, Fibres tells the story of a couple’s journey of discovery and loss, a daughter’s attempt to overcome her grief, and find the love that she saw in her parents.

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image: Malcolm Middleton

book online www.renfrewshireleisure.com/whats-on


october box office & information  0300 300 1210

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image: The Monster and Mary Shelley (credit Neil Buchan-Grant & Marc Marnie)

drama

music

Thurs 24 Oct

Fri 25 October

Occasion Theatre presents

Fraz Music / Fraz Records presents

The Monster and Mary Shelley

Fraser John Lindsay’s Blues Incentive

Paisley Arts Centre

Paisley Arts Centre

7.30pm

7.30pm

£10 (£6 conc) + bkg fee*

£12 (£10 conc) + bkg fee*

Suitable for ages 12+

Guitarist Fraser John Lindsay and his Blues Incentive have become a welcome addition to Scotland’s thriving music scene.

Over 200 years since the publication of ‘Frankenstein’, The Occasion is delighted to present a new production drawing inspiration from Mary Shelley’s extraordinary life. Incorporating elements of music hall, melodrama, horror and teenage rebellion with a pulsing, contemporary cinematic score, The Monster and Mary Shelley is a celebration of one of literature’s most influential talents and an atmospheric, moving, and at times darkly comic exploration of the gothic girl who electrified the world.

Over the last three years Fraser has performed live at Paisley Arts Centre with some of the best musicians around; showcasing his band’s unique blend of blues, rock n roll and jazz influences with plenty improvisation.


drama

Sat 26 October

Mon 28 October

Singing Hands

The Wedding Planners

Johnstone Town Hall 11am and 2pm

by Gillian Duffy and Alyson Orr

£11 (£9 conc), £36 for Family ticket + bkg fee*

Paisley Arts Centre

Join Suzanne and Tracy for an hour of multi-sensory musical fun featuring MAKATON signing. The Singing Hands duo will present their eclectic repertoire of rhymes, action songs and pop songs to suit all ages. There will be songs about animals, vehicles, weather, colours, emotions, friendship, happiness & much more. image: Fraser John Lindsay’s Blues Incentive

october

family

7.30pm

£15 (£13 conc) + bkg fee* Mairi has her dream job running the ‘I Do’ wedding agency, planning that special day for brides to be all over the country. But it’s not all plain sailing—she has to deal with bridezillas, wild hen nights and making sure there’s always plenty of Prosecco on tap! The Wedding Planners is the hilarious girls’ night out you won’t want to miss!

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book online www.renfrewshireleisure.com/whats-on *see page 1 for details of our booking fees


november

november

image: Fallen Fruit (credit Alex Brenner)

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drama

Fri 1 November Two Destination Language presents

Fallen Fruit Paisley Arts Centre

7.30pm

£10 (£6 conc) + bkg fee* box office & information  0300 300 1210

Suitable for ages 14+

1989: The Berlin Wall splits open; a young girl looks forward to life beyond Communism; a couple unravel; and 80’s TV permeates everything. 2019: Britain prepares to leave the EU while Europe celebrates 30 years since the end of the Cold War. A story of love, breaking free, and Europe, from multi-award winning Two Destination Language, Fallen Fruit foregrounds a unique migrant voice born in communist Bulgaria. BSL interpreted


guest events

Sat 2 November

6 November–9 November

Gnoss

Trinity Theatre group presents

Paisley Arts Centre + Feis Phaislig Ceilidh Trail 8pm £12 (£10 conc) + bkg fee* Formed by the award-winning Orkney duo of fiddler/mandolinist Graham Rorie and singer-guitarist Aidan Moodie, Gnoss combine livewire instrumental sets with stirring song arrangement. Tipped as ‘ones to watch’ by Songlines, today’s line-up is completed by Connor Sinclair (flute/whistles) and Craig Baxter (bodhran/stomp).

Cinderella Paisley Arts Centre 7.30pm (2.30pm on Sat)

november

music

£10 (£8 conc) + bkg fee* This year, this Paisley-based club’s show is, ‘Cinderella’ by Nick Moore, a traditional pantomime style show with all the usual characters from a Fairy Godmother and her helpers to the Ugly Sisters and a few twists en route to the Happy Ending.

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image: Gnoss

*see page 1 for details of our booking fees


november

special events

special events

Thurs 14 November

Fri 22 and Sat 23 November

Wedding Open Evening

Christmas Arts & Crafts Fayre

Johnstone Town Hall 6.30pm–8.30pm

Johnstone Town Hall 11am–4pm

FREE

FREE

image: Gnoss

All couples searching for their perfect wedding venue are invited to join us to view our award-winning venue dressed for full day weddings and evening receptions. Take advantage of special offers and chat to our experienced wedding coordinators and catering team about what Johnstone Town Hall has to offer. All couples who book their wedding on the night will receive a 10% discount.

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*see page 1 for details of our booking fees

Pick up something unique for your friends and family from our stall holders offering handmade gifts and then stop off at our café for some festive treats.


december

guest events

27 November–31 December Paisley Arts Centre Tickets from £10 + bkg fee* PACE Theatre Company return to Paisley Arts Centre this Christmas with the magical tale of Snow Queen. Following on from the huge success of last year’s production of Jack and the Beanstalk, this year’s annual pantomime will be written and directed by Andy McGregor. Starring returning panto dame, Chris Alexander, along with a stellar cast, this show promises to deliver PACE’s trademark blend of original music, audience participation, hilarious comedy, and traditional family fun. ‘flying a very jolly, roguish flag for small-scale, local panto’ The Herald. Panto tickets will be on sale from 26 August from the Box office

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december

Snow Queen


december family

Sun 8 December FUNBOX presents

Christmas In Toy Town Johnstone Town Hall

1pm & 3.30pm

General admission

£13.50

Babies in arms

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£2

Parent & baby under 12 months £15.50 Family (2 adults/2 children OR 1 adult/3 children)

£50

image: Christmas In Toy Town

christmas party nights

+ bkg fee*

Thurs 12 December

School shows on Mon 9 December at 10am and 1pm. Call 0300 300 1210 to find out more and for special school prices.

The Ultimate Jersey Boys

Ready...’Teddy’...Go! It’s time to get ‘dolled’ up and get your skates on because we’re heading to Toy Town for the brand new seasonal spectacular from Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo the Dog. There’s trouble in Toy Town with the mischievous Gnorbert the Gnome creating mayhem and pinching everyone’s favourite things. Santa has asked the gang to look after his most precious toy, so it’s up to them to make sure Gnorbert doesn’t get his hands on it.! *see page 1 for details of our booking fees

Johnstone Town Hall 6:30pm –10:30pm £27 until 30th Oct then £30 + bkg fee* Enjoy a special Christmas evening with The Ultimate Jersey Boys. This four-piece vocal group will perform hits from Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The Overtones and hits from the Musical Jersey Boys. Ticket price includes a glass of bubbly on arrival and a four course meal.


december

christmas party nights

Sat 14 December

90s/00s Throwback Party Johnstone Town Hall 7pm–1am £30 until 30th Oct then £35 + bkg fee* image: The Ultimate Jersey Boys

christmas party nights

Back To The 80s Party Night Johnstone Town Hall 7pm–1am £30 until 30th Oct then £35 + bkg fee* Join us at our annual Christmas Party Night at Johnstone Town Hall! Dust off your shoulder pads and put on your legwarmers for the ultimate 80s party. This energetic live music show will have you busting 80s moves on the dance floor! Your ticket includes a glass of bubbly on arrival, a delicious four course meal and travel back to the 80s with live entertainment from Rubix Cubes followed by a DJ set that will have you dancing in to the night!

special events

Sat 28 December

Festive Family Ceilidh Johnstone Town Hall 7.30pm £8 (£6 conc) + bkg fee* Celebrate the end of 2019 with a traditional evening of Scottish music and ceilidh dancing for everyone to enjoy. Early booking is recommended.

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Fri 13 December

Kick off the party season with Fever Pitch, a retro-tastic live band with all your favourite throwback hits from the 1990s and 00s. Ticket price includes a glass of bubbly on arrival, four course meal, followed by live entertainment from Fever Pitch and a DJ set to keep you dancing all night long!


regular events

regular events Bookbug Sessions Various Venues FREE

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Tea Dance £2 + bkg fee*

box office & information  0300 300 1210

Johnstone Town Hall 1pm–3.30pm Mondays

Bookbug sessions are free, funfilled sessions of stories, songs and rhymes for you and your child to enjoy together. These are held regularly in local libraries. More information can be found at renfrewshirelibraries.co.uk

Paisley Arts Centre Sign Language Club

2 September

Paisley Arts Centre

7, 30

£10 + bkg fee* for 6 week block

October

11 November 16 December: Festive Tea Dance Enjoy an afternoon of dancing, music and chatting with friends. John Findlay will keep you entertained all afternoon playing a series of timeless tunes on the keyboard. Ticket price includes refreshments.

Join us at Paisley Arts Centre to learn the basics of British Sign Language (BSL). Tuition provided by profoundly deaf tutor Graham Dow and SQA level 3 BSL David O’Rorke as they teach BSL in a fun and friendly environment. Please contact 0300 300 1210 or visit www.renfrewshireleisure.com/ whats-on for dates and times.


University of the West of Scotland, High Street, Paisley 7.30pm Free Thurs 12 September Alison Peebles, Impact Arts

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Arts Therapy

Thurs 26 September Margaret Morrell

Morrell’s Forge—A History of Turnberry Airfield

Thurs 10 October Mandy McIntosh, artist and writer

Community Arts Projects

Thurs 24 October Archie Henderson, Paisley Museum Curator

Paisley + the Jacobites

Thurs 14 November University of the West of Scotland Lecturer’s talk

TBC

Thurs 28 November Simon Willoughby Booth, University of the West of Scotland

Therapeutic Art—A New Tool for Mental Health Workers in Zambia *see page 1 for details of our booking fees

book online www.renfrewshireleisure.com/whats-on

talks and classes

talks and classes

Paisley Philosophical Talks


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Paisley Natural History Society Talks

Paisley Camcorder Club

The Wynd Centre, 6 School Wynd Paisley

The Secret Collection, 9 High Street, Paisley

7.30pm

Free

Thursdays at 3pm

Thurs 5 September

5, 12, 19, 26 September

Professor Murray Roberts (Head Changing Oceans Research Group, Edinburgh University)

3, 10

October

Exploring the mysteries of the deep Atlantic

7, 14, 21, 28 November

Thurs 3 October

Free

Hayley Douglas (Tag-n-Track Project Officer)

Make new movies or digitise your old ones with this popular video club!

Tag-n-Track: Part Deux

Thurs 7 November David Hill (Peatland Restoration Project Officer, Butterfly Conservation Scotland)

Peatland Wildlife and Conservation

Thurs 5 December Andrew Russell

A Twitcher’s Tale *see page 1 for details of our booking fees

5, 12

December


about us Renfrewshire Leisure is a not-forprofit charitable company that manages cultural and sporting facilities in Renfrewshire.

Venue Hire Renfrewshire Leisure offers venue hire for performances, meetings, conferences and weddings at the following locations: Renfrew Town Hall Paisley Arts Centre Tweedie Hall Johnstone Town Hall All the venues above can be contacted at: Tel: 0300 300 1210 Email: eventhires@renfrewshire.gov.uk

Renfrew Museum The museum is based on the elements of Earth, Fire, Air & Water.

Central Box Office Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, Paisley PA1 1EZ To book tickets, call the Box Office on 0300 300 1210 or book tickets online by visiting www.renfrewshireleisure.com/whats-on Opening hours: Mon–Sat, 10am–4pm Extended opening hours on performance nights.

Renfrew Town Hall

Renfrew Cross, Renfrew, PA4 8PF Opening hours: Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm Sat, 10am–2pm

Renfrew Museum Opening hours: Mon–Fri, 9.30am–4.45pm Sat, 10am to 2pm In addition to the above hours, Renfrew Museum will be open during evening lets of Renfrew Town Hall (Mon–Thurs to a maximum of 8pm)

Johnstone Town Hall

25 Church Street, Johnstone, PA5 8FA Opening hours: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 8.45am to 5.00pm Tues, Thurs 8.45am to 8.00pm Closed Sundays

Tweedie Hall

Bridge Street, Linwood, PA3 3DB Opening hours: Mon–Thurs, 8am–10pm Fri & Sat, 9am–5pm Closed Sundays


listings august–december drama

Page

Singin I’m no a Billy he’s a Tim 2

27 September

Fibres

22 October

The Monster and Mary Shelley

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film

Page 15 October

15

21

Loki’s History of Scottish Hip Hop and Stretch & Bobbito

24 October

22

Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records

18 October

20

The Wedding Planners

28 October

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exhibitions

Fallen Fruit

1 November

24

The Grand Parade Of Lifeless Packaging

3–15 September

2

The Men’s Shed

24 September– 4 October

8

music

Page

Page

RURA

8 September

5

Man of Moon, Tiny Murder & Ghostbaby

13 September

6

Anonymouse

7 September

4

Brìghde Chaimbeul & Aidan O'Rourke

4 October

10

Eaten

15 September

7

Withered Hand + Hamish Hawk + Bobby Kakouris

5 October

11

WhirlyGig

21 September

8

Stick by Me

26 September

9

Horse McDonald— Flying Solo

6 October

11

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

9 October

12

The Kilkennys

10 October

12

GROW

11 October

13

Lost Map’s Lost Weekend Sunday Social

13 October

14

October Break Activities at The Secret Collection

14–18 October

15

Paisley in Song

17 October

17

The Soundplay Dome

20

Malcolm Middleton and Megan Airlie

19 October

21

18 and 19 October

Singing Hands

26 October

23

Fraser John Lindsay’s Blues Incentive

25 October

22

8 December

28

Gnoss

2 November

25

Funbox presents Christmas In Toy Town

dance

Page

The Chosen

4 September

The Box

12 October

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family

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special events

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Paisley Youth Arts Festival

3–15 September

2

Doors Open Day

7 and 8 September

4

Visual Arts & Craft Makers Award— Young & Emerging Artists & Makers Information Session

13 September

6

Wedding Fayre

15 September

Open Mind Summit

10 October

12

Mind To Move Workshop

11 October

13

Paisley in Song Workshops

17 October

16

Wedding Open Evening

14 November

25

Christmas Arts and Crafts Fayre

22 and 23 November

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Festive Family Ceilidh

28 December

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guest event

Tea Dance

Page 2 September

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7 October 30 October 11 November

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Cinderella

6–9 November

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Snow Queen

27 November– 31 December

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christmas party nights

regular events

Page

The Ultimate Jersey Boys

12 December

28

Back To The 80s Party Night

13 December

29

90s/00s Throwback Party

14 December

29

16 December Bookbug

Various

30

BSL Club

Various

30

talks and classes

Page

Paisley Philosophical Talks

12 September 26 September 10 October 24 October 14 November 28 November

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Paisley Natural History Society Talks

5 September 3 October 7 November 5 December

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Paisley Camcorder Club

5 September– 10 October

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7 November– 12 December

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