What's on

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Event

Venue

12noon – 4pm

Tours of Sma' Shot Cottages

Sma' Shot Cottages

12noon – 12.45pm, 1pm – 1.45pm, 2pm – 2.45pm, 3pm – 3.45pm

Block Print Workshops for all ages with Paria Goodarzi

Paisley Arts Centre

12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm

Paisley Peacocks with Karen Hanvidge Ceramics

Paisley Town Hall

12noon – 2pm, 2pm – 4pm, 4pm – 6pm

Peace Crane' origami workshops with Misty Concepts

Paisley Town Hall

12noon - 1.30pm and 2pm - 3.30pm

Paisley Pins workshops

Paisley Town Hall

12noon and 1pm

Guided Walking Tours

Starting from Paisley Abbey

1pm – 10pm

Live zone

The Cave, Shuttle Street

1pm and 2.30pm

Fèis Phàislig Music Workshops

Paisley Town Hall

2pm, 3pm, 4pm

Tours of Paisley Museum and Art Galleries loom and shawl collection and pattern books with Dan Coughlan

Paisley Museum and Art Galleries

 

2.15pm and 3.30pm

People of Paisley Art Workshop

Paisley Town Hall

2.30pm and 4.30pm

Weaving demonstrations with textiles artist and weaver Mariam Syed

Paisley Museum and Art Galleries, Loom Gallery

7.30pm – 10pm

Yorkston / Thorne / Khan

Paisley Arts Centre

12noon - 6pm

'Mass Movement'  - a visual art exhibition

Paisley Arts Centre

12noon - 6pm

The Routes We Thread Exhibition

Paisley Arts Centre

Tours of Sma' Shot Cottages 
Sma’ Shot Cottages
12noon – 4pm

The Sma’ Shot Cottages provide an opportunity to see how the weavers worked and lived. Come along and learn about the history, then enjoy tea and cake 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.

Block Print Workshops for all ages with Paria Goodarzi
Paisley Arts Centre
12noon – 12.45pm, 1pm – 1.45pm, 2pm – 2.45pm, 3pm – 3.45pm

Learn how to print and use stamp / block print to design your own tote bag using the Paisley Pattern and design reflecting contemporary cultural identity. The workshop will be led by Iranian textiles artist Paria Goodarzi, exhibiting 'Mass Movement' and 'The Routes We Thread' as part of Weave.

There are six to eight places per session and each session lasts 45 minutes. Tickets are free and are available to book from Eventbrite, book early to avoid disappointment.

Paisley Peacocks with Karen Hanvidge Ceramics Workshop
Paisley Town Hall
12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

Karen Hanvidge is a ceramic artist based in Renfrewshire. As well as making and selling her ceramics in Paisley's InCube Shop Karen designed and made the 10 artist's prizes for the 2016 SAY Awards (Scottish Album of the Year) and also holds ceramic classes at Paisley Museum and Art Galleries funded by Paisley 2021 Culture, Events and Heritage Fund.

Karen will be holding ceramic tile designing workshops where you can design your own 'Paisley Peacock' on a tile which you will be able to take home to hang after the town hall joint exhibition on late Sunday afternoon.

There will be an exhibition of all work created during the weekend, along with a performance by those taking part in the Fèis Phàislig drumming and singing workshops and PACE theatre workshop taking place on Sunday 2 July at 4pm in Paisley Town Hall.

The workshops are open to all ages and are limited to 12 people per session. Places are free and available to book from Eventbrite, book early to avoid disappointment.

Peace Crane' origami workshops with Misty Concepts
Paisley Town Hall
12noon – 2pm, 2pm – 4pm, 4pm – 6pm

The origami crane is renowned as one of the most powerful international symbols for peace. To celebrate the peace created by the weavers and the mill owners during Sma’ Shot Day in 1856, Misty Concepts is hosting workshops taking you into the fascinating world of the art of paper folding through the creation of origami peace crane keepsakes.

There will be an exhibition of all work created during the weekend, along with a performance by those taking part in the Fèis Phàislig drumming and singing workshops and PACE theatre workshop taking place on Sunday 2 July at 4pm in Paisley Town Hall.

The workshop is suitable for adults however children aged 6 years and over are welcome with an accompanying adult. Sessions last one hour and there are 10 places available during each session, places are free and available to book from Eventbrite, book early to avoid disappointment.

Paisley Pins workshops
Paisley Town Hall
12noon - 1.30pm and 2pm - 3.30pm

Join Paisley Pins for an afternoon of pattern making. Your host will take your design away to be reproduced digitally using industry standard Vector software. The final designs will then be laser cut on to acrylic and finished to produce your own unique pin brooch to be sent on at a later date.

There are eight places per sessions, places are free and available to book from Eventbrite, book early to avoid disappointment.

Guided Walking Tours
Starting from Paisley Abbey
12noon and 1pm

Come along and follow our walking trails of the Paisley historic buildings and discover the hidden gems of the old town.

The meeting point is the main entrance to Paisley Abbey 10 minutes before the start of the tours.

Each walking tour is limited to 12 places per tour and lasts 60 minutes, places are free and are available to book from Eventbrite, book early to avoid disappointment.

Fèis Phàislig Music Workshops
Paisley Town Hall
1pm and 2.30pm

Join Fèis Phàislig (Gaelic for Paisley festival) for exciting come-and-try music workshops with some of Scotland’s top traditional musicians. Participants can take part in either singing or drumming workshops and will have the opportunity to participate in a showcase concert at the end of the day.

There will be an exhibition of all work created at the craft workshops taking place at during the weekend, along with a performance by those taking part in the Fèis Phàislig drumming and singing workshops and PACE theatre workshop. This will take place on Sunday 2 July at 4pm on Sunday in Paisley Town Hall.

The workshops are suitable for ages 8-18 years and each session holds 15 people. Places are free and available to book from Eventbrite, book early to avoid disappointment.

Drumming workshop 
Singing workshop

Live zone
The Cave, Shuttle Street
1pm – 10pm

Music will be provided all day between 1pm and 10pm on Sunday in the Live Zone. In the marquee outside Paisley Arts Centre, the entertainment will be provided on the Jukebox Sunday Blues Stage, which is in memory of Willie ‘Jukebox’ Matthews. You can enjoy the blues there between 1pm and 6pm, before making your choice of where to head to afterwards. The music will be continuing in the live zone so you can head over the Cave for the Blues Jam or you can head in to Paisley Arts Centre for the show there.

Live Zones will be happening in a number of locations over the weekend, giving you the opportunity to experience a huge variety of music, much of it provided by local musicians.

For more information on what is taking place througout the live zones click here. 

Tours of Paisley Museum and Art Galleries loom and shawl collection and pattern books with Dan Coughlan
Paisley Museum and Art Galleries
2pm, 3pm and 4pm – 30 minute tours

Paisley is famous for the world-renowned Paisley Pattern and the Paisley shawl collection is a Recognised Collection of National Significance to Scotland. In 2014 a loom gallery was created to showcase original hand looms that were used to produce the cloth.

Discover more about the looms, shawls and pattern collections with curator of textiles Dan Coughlan. A unique opportunity to see and hear about some of the patterns not on display.

Dan trained and worked as traditional hand loom weaver in Ireland before going on to study textile design at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. He completed his studies with a Post- Graduate Diploma in Textile Design at the Scottish College of Textiles, Galashiels, (now Heriot-Watt Border Campus). In his current post as Curator of Textiles in Paisley museum, he looks after the world-famous collection of Paisley shawls, pattern books and sample books, which is a Recognised Collection of National Significance. He has extended this collection to include a number of historic handlooms and other equipment related to the traditional hand weaving industry. He has researched nineteenth century hand weaving technology and design, and was awarded a PhD by the University of the West of Scotland for his doctoral thesis on the draw loom, used for the weaving of Paisley shawls.'

There are 20 places available on each tour and places are allocated on a first come first served basis. To avoid disappointment aim to arrive at Paisley Museum and Art Galleries
15 minutes early.

People of Paisley Art Workshop
Paisley Town Hall
2.15pm and 3.30pm

A free inclusive event where you can work with a practising artist to create a unique artwork of Paisley’s historic buildings.

The workshops are limited to 10 places per session and are available for both adults and children aged 6 years and over. Tickets will be released shortly.

Weaving Demonstrations with textiles artist and weaver Mariam Syed
Paisley Museum and Art Galleries, Loom Gallery
2.30pm – 4.30pm

Come and observe award winning textile designer and weaver Mariam Syed as she weaves beautiful patterns on a loom in Paisley Museum's famous 'loom and shawls gallery'. Mariam Syed is a Woven Textile Designer specialising in vibrant contemporary fabrics and rugs for interiors. Her design practice encapsulates everything she is passionate about; vibrant colour, architecture and geometry. Geometry is central to her weaving and she enjoys weaving with reclaimed and sustainable yarns to create ethically responsible fabrics.

Yorkston / Thorne / Khan
Paisley Arts Centre
7.30pm – 10pm

Yorkston / Thorne / Khan released their new album Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars on 7 April. It follows the band’s debut album, 2016’s critically acclaimed Everything Sacred, and presents a confluence of currents, among them the north Indian sarangi; jazz-tinged bass, reminiscent in places of Danny Thompson; acoustic guitar that owes a debt to Elizabeth Cotton, Dick Gaughan and Mississippi John Hurt; and three very different vocalists – James Yorkston (East Neuk of Fife), Jon Thorne (Isle of Wight) and Suhail Yusuf Khan (New Delhi).

Tickets are priced at £12 for adults and £10 for concessions, plus booking fee and are available online from Renfrewshire Leisure box office or by calling 0300 300 1210.

'Mass Movement' - a visual art exhibition by Paria Goodarzi
Paisley Arts Centre
20 June - 4 July
12.30pm - 6pm 

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
12noon - 6pm 

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.