News

Spotlight on: Paisley 2021 Weekend (Sat 20 and Sun 21 August)

Celebrating culture, creativity and diversity during a full weekend of events showing all that Renfrewshire has to offer in support of the Paisley 2021 bid. 

Saturday 20 August

Paisley Music Week 
Various locations throughout Paisley
12noon – midnight 

Time

Location

Detail

12noon

Piazza Shopping Centre

Pandrums Masterclass with David at Samadhisoundscapes

1pm

Brick Lane

OUTDOOR STAGE - Shut It n' Skank Crew, Combat Rock, The Vanities, Sway, The Turkey Nuts, Summit BYOB

1pm

Fairfulls Cafe

Robbie and Heather Duet - Fairfull Cafe

2pm

The Old Swan

Outdoor Acoustic Stage

3.45pm

Paisley 2021 Stadium

St Mirren v Hibernian, HALF TIME SHOW, Lisa Kowalski

4pm

The Old Swan

Big Licks

4pm

De Beers

Tom Potter Trio

7pm

The Bungalow

ROCK NIGHT - Stoneface, Killing from a Distance, Tantrum, The Debt Collectors

7.30pm

De Beers

Calum Ingram Trio, Johnny Barr

9pm

The Wallace

Renfrewshire Effort to Empower Minorities - REEM PARTY NIGHT - Makossa

9pm

Bankhouse

Adversion (80's style band)

9pm

Hamishes' Hoose

Shiverin' Sheiks

9pm

The Tea Gardens

Wreckless

9pm

The Afton

Katie Boyle

9pm

Saporito High St

Jay kilbride Trio

9pm

Sangre'

SALSA NIGHT - Son al Son

9pm

The Abbey Bar

Cobbler Bob

9.15pm

The Cave

Sad Ida

10pm

Saporito Wine Bar

Graeme Kerr

PACE Massive Weekend
Spires Drama Studios and School Wynd, Paisley
10.30am – 3.30pm

Come and take part in FREE Drop-In Taster Drama Workshops

Studio 1

10.30am – 11.00am

Free Drama Workshop: ‘Frozen’

Ages 3-4

11.15am – 11.45am

Free Drama Workshop: ‘Pokemon Go’

Ages 7-9

12.00pm – 12.30pm

Free Drama Workshop: ‘Star Wars’

Ages 3-4

12.45pm – 1.15pm

Free Drama Workshop: ‘Grease’

Ages 7-9

1.30pm – 2.00pm

Free Drama Workshop: ‘Finding Dory’

Ages 3-4

2.15pm – 2.45pm

Free Drama Workshop: ‘Harry Potter’

Ages 7-9

Studio 2
Wynd Centre, School Wynd, Paisley - Auditorium

10.00am- 3.30pm   

Find out about PACE, PACE Costume Photo Booth, Character Meet ‘n’ Greet

All ages

10.30am – 11.00am

Free Drama Workshop: ‘Frozen’

Ages 5-6

11.15am – 11.45am

Free Drama Workshop: ‘Pokemon Go’

Ages 10-13

12.00pm – 12.30pm

Free Drama Workshop: ‘Star Wars’

Ages 5-6

12.45pm – 1.15pm

Free Drama Workshop: ‘Grease’

Ages 10-13

1.30pm – 2.00pm

Free Drama Workshop: ‘Finding Dory’

Ages 5-6

2.15pm – 2.45pm

Free Drama Workshop: ‘Harry Potter’

Ages 10-13

 Main Hall

10.00am- 3.30pm   

Tea & Coffee, FREE Bouncy Castle, FREE Face Painting

All Ages

10.30am – 11.00am

Arts & Crafts: Sock Puppets

All Ages

11.45am – 12.15pm

Arts & Crafts: Drama Masks

All Ages

1.15pm – 1.45pm

Arts & Crafts: Paisley Lion Art

All Ages

3.00pm – 3.30pm

Arts & Crafts: Colouring Competion!

All Ages

Johnstone Gala Day 
10am – 2pm 
Thomas Shanks Park, Johnstone

Organised by the young people of West Johnstone Youth Club, West Johnstone Youth Council and the Brewery Street Kids Club, this four-hour event of free fun will feature stalls, singing, music, dancing, funfairs, fire engines and much, much more!

Erskine Gala Day 
12noon – 4pm 
Park Mains High School, Erskine

From children’s football to adult tug of war, face painting to carnival, the organisers have it all…don’t miss out!

Brookfield Village Gala Day 
2pm – 5pm 
Brookfield

Fun for all the family with entertainment from DJ Gina McKie and the Radio Clyde Roadshow, performances by local music and dance acts, a dog show and afternoon tea.

Paisley's Diversity Carnival
12noon onwards 
Barshaw Park, Paisley

Scottish and Afro-Caribbean cultures come together to party! It will be great fun, with dancing, drums and masquerade. Join in on the road as the parade winds its way around Paisley before coming to rest in Barshaw Park.

Art Off The Square 
10am – 4pm 
Kilbarchan East Church, Kilbarchan

This annual art show returns with another exhibition of fantastic local artwork and jewellery. Entry fee includes admission to the tea room and the best home baking Kilbarchan has to offer.

Dates n Mates
1.30pm – 3.30pm
County Square

Drum workshop at 1.30pm in conjunction with Loud n Proud followed by a series of short performance pieces from 2pm. The I AM ME bus will be in County Square from 2.30pm until 3.30pm.

Paisley 2021 Music Consultation
Saporito, High Street
2pm – 4pm

Facilitated by Davie Scott and Carol Laula. Enjoy an afternoon of music and discussion. Talk about the project you are working on, your acts, events, the music scene and what you think could make a great musical event for Paisley 2021. In association with Paisley Music Week and UWS. Click here to secure your place. 

Big Drum Day
County Square, Paisley
12noon – 4pm 

12 drummers will be banging out a groove, with a special solo performance by Tom Potter – Britain’s Young Drummer of the Year.

Loud n Proud Busking Day 
Various locations
12pm – 4pm

Some of our most talented local musicians will be busking all afternoon at various venues across the town – catch some great, free music at County Square, Gilmour Street, Causeyside Street, High Street, Cenotaph, Paisley Arts Centre, Cafe Blend, Piazza, Malatso and the museum and library.

Pride of Paisley 
Various locations throughout Paisley and Renfrewshire
£Free

An absolutely roarsome, lion-inspired public arts trail which has already become the ‘mane’ event in Paisley’s Summer of Fun! Inspired by Paisley Museum’s iconic Buddy the Lion, crowds have been clamouring to have their picture taken with these colourful additions to the town.

Film and Comic Con Glasgow
intu Braehead Arena
9am – 6pm

Film & Comic Con Glasgow promises to bring you some of your favourite stars from TV, Film and Comics as well as a whole host of fun activities including photo shoots, panels, autograph sessions and hundreds of stalls full of TV and Film memorabilia to browse.

Sunday 21 August

Paisley 10K Road Race with Fun Run 
Paisley town centre 
10k starts 10am; Fun Run starts 12.15pm

Cheer on the runners as they make their way around a flat, fast course that takes them around the west of the town after a loop of the town centre. Youngsters will then take on the Fun Run route with their family and friends…show them your support!

It's not too late to take part, entries will be accepted until 12noon on Friday 19 August, click here for more information. 

PACE Massive Weekend
Spires Drama Studios, School Wynd, Paisley
12.00PM – 3.00PM   

PACE Open Doors Day - come and chat to PACE staff and see rehearsals and workshops in progress.

Paisley Music Week 
Various locations throughout Paisley
2pm – late 

2pm

The Library

Michael Deans Quintet ft Linda Fletcher

4pm

The Anchor Bar

Destination Anywhere

4pm

The Tartan Rose

Live Acoustic Session

4pm

The Wallace

John Mclaughlan

5pm

The Cave

Skunnered

8pm

The Bungalow

Open Mic Night

Pride of Paisley 
Various locations throughout Paisley and Renfrewshire
£Free

An absolutely roarsome, lion-inspired public arts trail which has already become the ‘mane’ event in Paisley’s Summer of Fun! Inspired by Paisley Museum’s iconic Buddy the Lion, crowds have been clamouring to have their picture taken with these colourful additions to the town.

Film and Comic Con Glasgow
intu Braehead Arena
10am – 6pm

Film & Comic Con Glasgow promises to bring you some of your favourite stars from TV, Film and Comics as well as a whole host of fun activities including photo shoots, panels, autograph sessions and hundreds of stalls full of TV and Film memorabilia to browse.

Sunshine Recovery Cafe @ RevivalFest Renfrew 
Columba Club Renfrew
1pm to 4pm 

Dry Event featurng music and spoken word guitar group poetry hot drinks and food and all topped off by top class Bluegrass act The Daddy Naggins. Event aims to raise awareness of Recovery Renfrewshire. Free entry, everyone welcome.