What's on

Time

Event

Venue

9am – 10.30am

CreativeMornings on theme of 'survival'

Paisley Arts Centre

10am – 4pm

'Mass Movement' - a visual art exhibition

Paisley Arts Centre

10am – 4pm

The Routes We Thread Exhibition

Paisley Arts Centre

1pm – 5pm

Afternoon Tea and Tour

Sma’ Shot Cottages

2pm – 2.20pm

Culture Street Installations / PACE Flashweave

Paisley Town Centre

7pm – 10pm

Cloth by PACE

The Wynd Centre

CreativeMornings on theme of 'survival'
Paisley Arts Centre
Friday 30 June
9am – 10.30am

In 2008, Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swissmiss) started CreativeMornings out of a desire for an ongoing, accessible event for New York’s creative community. The concept was simple, breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning a month. Every event would be free of charge and open to anyone.

Today, attendees gather in cities around the world to enjoy fresh coffee, friendly people, and an international array of breakfast foods. Volunteer hosts and their team members organise local chapters that not only celebrate a city’s creative talent, but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals.

The growing archive of past breakfast talks is humbling. From design legends to hometown heroes, speakers are selected by each chapter based on a global theme. CreativeMornings remains free thanks to the support of local sponsors, generous venues, and long-term partners.

CreativeMornings on theme of survival will include a talk from Dan Coughlan, curator of textiles at Paisley Museum and Art Galleries.

This event is open to all and free to attend, tickets can be reserved from the CreativeMornings website and will be released shortly.

Afternoon Tea and Tour
Sma’ Shot Cottages
1pm – 5pm

Guided tours of the Sma' Shot Cottages will take place Friday. The Sma’ Shot Cottages provide an opportunity to see how the weavers worked and lived. Come along and learn about the history, then have afternoon tea in the tea room before having a wander around the gift shop. 

Simply drop in to the Sma’ Shot Cottages, you don’t need to book tickets.

Culture Street Installations / PACE Flashweave
Paisley Town Centre
2pm – 2.20pm

Flashweave is a short performance piece popping up at a space near you during the Weave festival. Mixing modern dance and music with the heritage of the Paisley weaving tradition Flashweave is street theatre at its most surprising!

Mariam Syed and Ariel Killick have both created pieces of work to represent their artistic impressions of Paisley. The pieces of art will be displayed at 2pm on Friday. Mariam, who is also the demonstrating the art of weaving at the Museum over the weekend, has created a Paisley tartan using the Paisley 2021 brand colours. Ariel Killick has created a graffiti art piece named “Weave Your Dreams of Wings To Fly’. The first of a handful of PACE flashweaves will be performed in front of the artwork, kicking-off the Sma’ Shot Day and Weave Festival celebrations.

Cloth by PACE
The Wynd Auditorium, School Wynd
7pm – 10pm

A teardrop of joy weaves its way through the colourful heritage of Paisley. Patterned streets brimmed full of memories threading their way in a youthful journey of discovery, recreating a spirit of adventure that brought more than prestige to our town's towering mills and radical cobbled alleys. It brought life, woven into the hearts of those who danced then to a different beat. Drumming up a passion that lasts to this day, in a sma shot thread uniting us as one.

Dance and theatre, meets performance art, in an exciting showcase of the history of our town's CLOTH presented by members of PACE Theatre Company’s talented and vibrant Spires Theatre.

This show will be a promenade experience.

Tickets cost £8 and £5 for concession and are available from PACE Box Office, The Spires , School Wynd or by calling 0345 130 5218.

'Mass Movement' - a visual art exhibition by Paria Goodarzi
Paisley Arts Centre
20 June - 4 July
Time to be confirmed

Iranian textiles artist Paria GoodarzI ('Iranian Ancient', The Arches and Paisley Museum) premieres her latest work especially for Weave and Refugee Festival Scotland. Influenced by her own personal journey and experiences of re-building her life in Scotland, Paria tells the story of other refugees living in Scotland through large textile installation, print and contemporary stitching. The works convey feelings of sadness and nostalgia of personal loss, with recording memories of the beauty of welcome and kindness.

Simply drop in to Paisley Arts Centre to take part in 'Mass Movement' - a visual art exhibition by Paria Goodarzi, you don’t need to book tickets.

The Routes We Thread Exhibition - A visual art exhibition by Paria Goodarzi and Arpita Shah
Paisley Arts Centre
20 June – 4 July
Time to be confirmed

Iranian textiles artist Paria Goodarzi ('Iranian Ancient', The Arches and Paisley Museum) and Indian photographer Arpita Shah (Portrait of Home, Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme) collaborate with women from a range of cultural backgrounds living in Scotland to create ‘The Routes we Thread’.

'The Routes We Thread' is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary arts project tracing heritage and new cultures in Scotland and our historical and contemporary connections with India and Iran, and around the world. The project uses our complex history with these countries to celebrate new cultures in Scotland, creating work around the themes identity, symbolising the cultural and personal threads we carry around with us.

Commissioned by Many Studios, Glasgow.

Simply drop in to Paisley Arts Centre to take view The Routes We Thread Exhibition by Paria Goodarzi and Arpita Shah, you don’t need to book tickets.