Charlene Leske – Build A Bug

  • Dates:  Saturday, 6 July
  • Time:   1–5 pm
  • Audience:  Children & Adults
  • Maximum number of participants: 8
  • Workshop content: Sculpt a colourful creature with air-dry clay and make a little habitat to take your new friend home with you!

Venue: Bianco E Nero, 27 Gauze St, Paisley PA1 1ES

Cost to participant:  Free

Part of: In Cube Creative Crafts Trail 2019 and Sma’ Shot & Weave Festival 2019

Lisa Crockard – Make Your Own Keum Boo Pendant Workshop

  • Dates :  Saturday, 6 July
  • Times:  2-4.30pm
  • Duration:  2.5 hours
  • Audience:  Adults
  • Maximum number of participants: 6

https://www.instagram.com/lisacrockardjewellery
https://twitter.com/LisaCJewellery

Workshop content:  Learn to make and take away your own silver and gold pendant

Venue:  The Workshop, The Old Fire Station Annex 23 Gordon Street, Paisley PA1 1XD

Cost to participant:  £50 booking method TBA

Part of: In Cube Creative Crafts Trail 2019 and Sma’ Shot & Weave Festival 2019

InCube Creative Crafts Trail 2019

A programme of workshops by creative artists, makers and craftspeople as part of Sma’ Shot & Weave Festival, Paisley 5-7 July 2019

Featuring work by – click on each artist for event information

Supported by Renfrewshire Council & InCube

Paisley 2021 UK City of Culture Bid

This was a Major Partnership Project of Renfrewshire Council. Steven Thomson, Creative Producer of Outspoken Arts Scotland was seconded to the core bid team from April 2016-May2018.

ABOUT THE BID

As Scotland’s only bidding place, Paisley rediscovered its sense of pride and transformed its reputation in the process of bidding to be UK City of Culture 2021. The competition was run by the UK Govt’s Dept. of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). It resulted in a higher profile for Paisley with unprecedented levels of coverage across Scotland, UK and the world. Paisley people, affectionately known as the Buddies, gained a new belief in their town again and confidence has brought many more visitors to Paisley.

Despite losing out to Coventry, the journey to regenerate Renfrewshire through culture and heritage continues. Paisley’s bid was only ever one part of a bigger plan to change the town’s future. Major infrastructure investment will revitalise the economy and the town centre over the next decade, as a direct result of bidding process.

Core Bid Team

Paisley 2021 Partnership Board

  • Sandra Black, Chief Executive, Renfrewshire Council
  • Jean Cameron, Bid Director, Paisley 2021
  • Dr Emilia Crighton, Head of Health Services, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Audrey Cumberford, Principal, West College Scotland, and president, Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce
  • Councillor Eddie Devine (Labour)
  • Chief Supt Jim Downie, Local Police Commander for Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Division of Police Scotland
  • Councillor Neill Graham (Conservatives)
  • Ian Henderson, Chair, Paisley First Business Improvement District
  • Councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes (SNP) chair, Renfrewshire Leisure
  • Prof Tom Inns, Director of Glasgow School of Art
  • Louise Macdonald, Chief Executive, Young Scot
  • Craig Mahoney, Principal, University of the West of Scotland
  • Sharon McAulay, Project Manager, STAR Project
  • Councillor Eileen McCartin (Liberal Democrats)
  • Councillor Iain Nicolson (SNP), Renfrewshire Council leader (chair)
  • Ross Nimmo, Head of Planning & Development, Glasgow Airport
  • Nick Shields, Director of Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service, Scottish Enterprise
  • David Watt, Chief Executive, Arts and Business Scotland
  • Philip Deverill – Creative Scotland

OUTPUTS

FURTHER READING

paisley2021.co.uk

https://paisley.is

twitter.com/Paisley2021

http://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/paisley

Paisley Youth Arts Festival: Design Competition

PAISLEY YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL NEEDS YOU!

DESIGN COMPETITION LAUNCHED TO CREATE IDENTITY FOR THE EVENT

A design competition has been launched to create the visual style for the inaugural Paisley Youth Arts Festival (PYAF) 2019 which will take place in Paisley town centre, from 1-15th September 2019.

Targeted at young people from the age of 5 – 25, the festival will feature exciting events including: fringe theatre shows; music gigs and open mic nights; a gaming and film zone; workshops on music; art; gaming; a food offering and much more! The full programme will be launched in August 2019. 

Following on from last month’s Youth Consultation event at The Wynd, festival organisers are reaching out to young people in the local community to enter the competition.  The young designer’s artwork will be used throughout the festival and will be included in posters; brochures and merchandise. The brief is to come up with a catchy name for the festival; design of a festival logo and an A3 or A4 poster, which should be colourful and eye-catching.

Local arts organisations involved in the festival include:  Brick Lane Studios; Create Paisley; Erskine Music and Media; Loud n Proud; Outspoken Arts Scotland; PACE; Renfrewshire Leisure and University of West of Scotland (UWS).

Steven Thomson, Creative Director, Outspoken Arts Scotland, commented: “This is a great opportunity for a young designer, under the age of 25, to create the visual style for the festival they would want to see and visit. We want those who enter to take inspiration from what’s going to be in the programme and put their own creative spin on it.”

The winner will see their work on the front cover of festival brochures and posters and will receive £100 and a free festival pass, six runners up will receive a free festival pass

Deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 1st May 2019.  Submit your entries via email to: contact@outspokenarts.org or by post to:  Design Competition, Paisley Youth Arts Festival, c/o Outspoken Arts Scotland, Suite 33, Sir James Clark Building, Abbeymill Business Centre, Seedhill, Paisley, PA1 1TJ

For further information, contact: Lisa Watt, Outspoken Arts on either 0141 847 1122 or 07903 206615 or via email:  marketing@outspokenarts.org

Brownton Abbey

Where: The Art School
When: Sat 25 May 2019, 8:30pm – Late
Price: £10

Celestial beings from queer dimensions transform the historic Glasgow School of Art into a kaleidoscopic, off-world temple as Brownton Abbey, the Afro-Futurist performance party with a Space Church theme, hits Glasgow.

Created by and centering queer people of colour, especially those with d/Disabilities (s/Super Powers), Brownton Abbey features an international collective of UK  based artists.

The genre defying event fuses a dance party, performance art and the personal/political, as a catalyst to celebrate intersectional identities.

Take up space, drench yourself in contemporary ritual, and get transcendental on the dance floor, as Brownton Abbey take you to church!

Additonal Info: 18+ / BSL Interpreted, Wheelchair Accessible, No Strobe or flashing lights will be used. Haze and smoke will be used.  Further access info will be released with the programme. If there is anything we can do or provide to make your experience more enjoyable please email karl@takemesomewhere.co.uk.

“It was nothing short of breathtaking and we all screamed for more” — BRIGHTON SOURCE

“★★★★★ – welcome and much needed… the joys and beauties of diversity in all its forms”— ARGUS

Cuckoo

Jaha Koo (South Korea)

PRESENTED BY OUTSPOKEN ARTS AND TAKE ME SOMEWHERE FESTIVAL.

Where: Tramway
When: Wed 22 May 2019
Price: £8/£12

A bunch of talkative rice cookers take you on a journey through the last 20 years of Korean history

One day when his electric rice cooker informed him that his meal was ready, Jaha Koo experienced a deep sense of isolation. ‘Golibmuwon’ (고립무원) is an untranslatable Korean word expressing the feeling of helpless isolation that characterizes the lives of many young people in Korea today.

Twenty years ago there was a major economic crisis in South-Korea, comparable to the financial crash in the United States and Southern Europe in 2008. This crisis had a huge impact on the young generation to which South Korean artist Jaha Koo belongs. He witnessed many endemic problems including youth unemployment and socio-economic inequality. Rising suicide rates, isolation, acute social withdrawal and a fixation on personal appearance are but a few of the symptoms.

In bittersweet and humorous dialogues, Jaha and his clever rice cookers take you on a journey through the last 20 years of Korean history, combining personal experience with political events and reflections on happiness, economic crises and death.

www.campo.nu

Additonal Info: 60 mins / 16+ (deals with themes of suicide) / 
Korean with English subtitles / Captioned / All TMS venues are wheelchair accessible.




“A week later, I’m still haunted by the show’s sounds and images. Food for thought indeed.”— TOTAL THEATRE

Images: Radovan Dranga

Listening Party

Ásrún Magnúsdóttir, Iceland

PRESENTED BY OUTSPOKEN ARTS AND TAKE ME SOMEWHERE FESTIVAL.

Where: Plat-form
When: Fri 24 May, 7pm, Sat 25 May, 4.30pm and Sun 26 May, 4.30pm
Price: £8.50/£5/£4

Listening Party is a party on stage, the hosts are a big group of teenagers, aged 13-17 years old. They play their favourite music. Sometimes they sing along or dance along or cry along or whatever. They talk about their music and about themselves, ideas, worries, thoughts and dreams. They hang out, listen to music together and listen to each other with their audience. They support each other, celebrate each other and their teenage years. The stage is theirs, the words are theirs, they have the power – even though it’s just during the show – it’s their party and they do whatever they want.

www.asrunmagnusdottir.com


Commissioned and produced by Reykjavík Dance Festival and Lókal in the frame of “Into the City onto the Stage” with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Education and apap – Performing Europe 2020, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Residency: Teatro Nacional D. Maria II in Lisbon. Listening Party was premiered at Everybody’s Spectacular 2017, in Kúlan the National Theatre of Iceland. 

Additional Info: 60 mins / 13+ /BSL Interpreted / Hearing Loop / All TMS venues are wheelchair accessible



Images: Owen Fiene


The P Project

Ivo Dimchev (Bulgaria)

PRESENTED BY OUTSPOKEN ARTS AND TAKE ME SOMEWHERE FESTIVAL.

Where: Tramway
When: Sat 18 May 2019, 7:30pm
Price: £10/£15

A Performance based on ‘P’ words (such as Piano, Pray, Pussy, Poetry, Poppers), where Ivo Dimchev invites willing members of the audience to write improvised Poetry on stage – in return for hard cash – as he transforms it into a live song at the Piano.

After the Performance the Public is invited to Play with the complex Pussy catalogue and construct their own Pussy and Print it on a Postcard.

Additional Info: 18+ (may contain nudity) / 60 mins / Hearing Loop / All TMS venues are wheelchair accessible / other access tbc

Notorious

The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein (USA)

PRESENTED BY OUTSPOKEN ARTS AND TAKE ME SOMEWHERE FESTIVAL.

Where: Tramway
When: Sat 11 May 2019, 7:00pm
Price: £10/£15

The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein plunges into the ghostly underworld of popular culture, examining the myth of Medusa, Nicki Minaj and her own legendary self(ie), to interrogate pop culture’s take on the female monster, blurring the lines between live art, dance and theatre.

A pioneer in the field of performance and live art, Holstein’s irreverent blend of music, dance and witch-bitch ritual searches for redemption in the face of promiscuity. Combining pop culture with striking physically embodied visuals, The Famous continues to take risks with this new interdisciplinary performance following on from Splat! which sold out at the Barbican in 2013.

www.thefamousomg.com

Additonal Info: 90 mins / 16+ (contains nudity) / BSL interpreted / Hearing Loop / all TMS venues are wheelchair accessible

“Holstein’s shows are a riot of shameless showmanship and live-art provocation” — TIME OUT

“‘I’ll be ResurrecDEAD as your ultimate fantasy – a sexy dead virgin’ ”— THE FAMOUS LAUREN BARRI HOLSTEIN


Images: Timothy Fluck
Video: Claire Nolan and Charlie Cauchi