Karaoke Night

Wed 4 September 2019, 9pm-late

University of the West of Scotland

The Students’ Union 
Storie Street 
Paisley 
PA1 2HB Map

+44 (0)141 849 4157

An event for students and guests. Guests accompanied by UWS Students may attend but must be signed in at the door.

Silent Disco

Mon 2 September 2019, 8pm-1am

University of the West of Scotland

The Students’ Union 
Storie Street 
Paisley 
PA1 2HB Map

+44 (0)141 849 4157

An event for students and guests. Guests accompanied by UWS Students may attend but must be signed in at the door.

Ceilidh

A Scottish Ceilidh dance event

Sun 1 September 2019, 9pm-1am

University of the West of Scotland

The Students’ Union 
Storie Street 
Paisley 
PA1 2HB Map

+44 (0)141 849 4157

An event for students and guests. Guests accompanied by UWS Students may attend but must be signed in at the door.

White T-shirt Party

A White T-shirt party club night

Sat 31 August 2019, 8pm-3am

University of the West of Scotland

The Students’ Union
Storie Street
Paisley
PA1 2HB Map

+44 (0)141 849 4157

£3 entry. An event for students and guests. Guests accompanied by UWS Students may attend but must be signed in at the door.

Students Association UWS

UNTITLED 2009

WRITTEN BY NELLY KELLY

DIRECTED BY DAVID WOOD

TRAVERSE THEATRE, SAT 8 FEB 2020, 7PM £5 BOOK NOW

https://www.traverse.co.uk/whats-on/event/untitled-2009

Full Cast

Presented by Queen Jesus Productions in association with Outspoken Arts Scotland

In July 2009 a Bible was put on display in GoMA alongside the notice:

“If you feel you’ve been excluded from the Bible, please write your way back into it.”

The exhibit, Untitled 2009. was intended to be a reclamation of the bible as a sacred text but was condemned as a sacrilegious act by churches across Scotland. and globally, as negative reports broke out online.

Ten years on Untitled 2009 is back on display and the words collected in its margins spoken aloud onstage by a collective of LGBTQ performers. What has changed in the last ten years and what do these words tell us about queer lives in Scotland?

Note: Contains strong language.

First presented at the Tron Theatre in 2019.

  • SAT 2 NOV, 2.30PM £8.50 
  • TRON THEATRE, 63 TRONGATE, GLASGOW G1 5HB

0 EVANGELHO SEGUNDO JESUS, RAINHA DO CEU

WRITTEN BY JO CLIFFORD

DIRECTED BY NATALIA MALLO

Image: Luciane Pires Ferreira

In this powerful reimagining of Jo Clifford’s acclaimed play, Jesus is embodied in the present as a travesti woman from the fringes of Sao Paulo. Renata Carvalho’s raw and mesmerising performance brings her travesti identity to the fore, challenging us to understand the suffering caused by stigma and marginalisation.

Performed from Berlin to Cape Verde and across South America, 0 Evangelho has changed the landscape of Brazilian theatre forever, enduring state and institutional censorship and sixteen lawsuits. Since the election of right-wing Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro it has become too dangerous to perform the play in Brazil.

Celebrated and award-winning. The Gospel has had an incredible journey over the last decade, touring globally and inspiring a Brazilian production at the epicentre of the county’s struggles against bigotry.

  • A SCOTTISH PREMIERE
  • WED 30 OCT, 7.45PM. £15 [£11) book now
  • TRON THEATRE, 63 TRONGATE, GLASGOW G1 5HB
  • LINKED TICKET DEAL
  • BUY 1 TICKET FOR ‘O EVANGELHO SEGUNDO JESUS, RAINHA DO CEU’
  • AND ‘THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JESUS, QUEEN OF HEAVEN’ FOR £27 [£19.80]

Presented by Queen Jesus Productions, Supported by Creative Scotland and British Council.

The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven

WRITTEN BY JO CLIFFORD

DIRECTED BY SUSAN WORSFOLD

Image: Aly Wright

Exactly ten years on from her explosive and controversial premiere at the Tron in 2009, join Queen Jesus for a revolutionary queer ritual in which bread is shared, wine is drunk and familiar stories are reimagined by a transgender Jesus. This unique show combines theatre with storytelling and ritual in a way that, according to one audience member, ‘leaves everyone feeling blessed’.

Celebrated and award-winning. The Gospel has had an incredible journey over the last decade, touring globally and inspiring a Brazilian production at the epicentre of the county’s struggles against bigotry.

‘A moving. profound and quite brilliantly executed … piece of theatre’.

***** All Edinburgh Theatre
  • THU 31 OCT – SAT 2 NOV. 7.45PM. [£11) book now
  • Signed performance: FRI 1 Nov
  • TRON THEATRE, 63 TRONGATE, GLASGOW G1 5HB
  • LINKED TICKET DEAL
  • BUY 1 TICKET FOR ‘O EVANGELHO SEGUNDO JESUS, RAINHA DO CEU’
  • AND ‘THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JESUS, QUEEN OF HEAVEN’ FOR £27 [£19.80]

Presented by Queen Jesus Productions, Supported by Creative Scotland and British Council.

Morwenna Kearsley – artist & photographer

Morwenna Kearsley is working with Renfrewshire Council and the THCARs2 Regeneration team on a free 12-week photography course PICTURING PAISLEY that explores Paisley’s textile and architectural heritage.

Morwenna Kearsley wants to work with adult participants in a group to consider the photo-essay as a means to tell stories and discover more about Paisley’s past, present, and future. Participants will look at and visit archives to get a sense of Paisley’s rich history, make new photographs together by getting out and about and will experiment with a range of creative techniques to make their own unique photo-essay.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about:

  • The history of photography and the photo-essay
  • How to use a camera and compose creative photographs
  • How to use an archive and find interesting stories and photographs from the past
  • Paisley’s history in textile and thread manufacturing (thinking in particular about the architecture associated with this)
  • Creative writing techniques
  • Editing your photographs into a photo-essay
    And much more!

This course would suit both complete beginners in photography and those with some experience. The main emphasis is on having fun, developing some new skills and reflecting on the rich cultural heritage of Paisley in a safe and relaxed group environment.

Morwenna is an artist and photographer based in Glasgow. She studied for a degree in Photography & Filmmaking at Napier University in Edinburgh and later she obtained a scholarship to study on the Master of Fine Art course at The Glasgow School of Art. She still loves to make photographs using analogue film and darkroom printing techniques, as well as using digital technologies and creative writing.

Her work and research attempts to understand the complexity of image-making and image-receiving, often through writing: weaving archival research with autobiographical events to agitate and disrupt my understanding of what a photographed or filmed image can be and how it acts on our collective memory, our homes, and our towns and cities. As well as exhibiting regularly, nationally and internationally, she also works as an arts educator for adults and children, across a wide range of organisations.

Workshop Programme

  • Venue: POP, Unit 35-36, The Piazza, Central Way, Paisley PA1 1EL
  • Times: 10.30am-12noon on each occasion (unless otherwise stated)
  • Booking: 12 places available book mailto:contact@outspokenarts.org

Dates

  • Monday 9th Sept 2019
    Monday 16th Sept 2019
    Monday 23rd Sept 2019
    BREAK
    Monday 7th Oct 2019
    BREAK
    Monday 28th Oct 2019
    Monday 4th Nov 2019
    Monday 11th Nov 2019
    Monday 18th Nov 2019
    Monday 25th Nov 2019
    Monday 2nd Dec 2019
    Monday 9th Dec 2019
  • Monday 16th Dec 2019

John Walter – visual artist

John Walter will be working with Outspoken Arts and Paisley Art Institute on a new VR production THE FOURTH WALL for the PAI’s 131st Annual Exhibition 7 Sep-20Oct 2019. details tba.

John Walter (b. Dartford, 1978) is a visual artist working across a diverse range of media including painting, moving image and installation. He studied at Chelsea School of Art and Design, The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, The Slade School of Fine Art and was awarded a doctorate by The University of Westminster in 2017. In 2006 he was artist in residence at KIAC in Dawson City, Canada. Between 2006-8 he was Sainsbury Scholar at The British School at Rome. He was a participant in Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2012. In 2017 he undertook a residency at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England have supported his work. He was awarded the 2016 Hayward Curatorial Open for Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness. The Arts Council Collection and The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool have collected his work. Recent exhibitions include: The Fourth Wall (Look Again Festival, Aberdeen, 2019); Booze Guitar (Matt’s Gallery, 2018); CAPSID (CGP and HOME, 2018); Somewhere in Between (Wellcome Collection, 2018); Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity (Walker Art Gallery, 2017).