Bogha-Frois

Date: 3 Feburary 2019, 8pm
Where: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite
Prices: £14 (On sale soon)
Box Office: Celtic Connections

Bogha-frois: LGBT+ Voices in Folk is the result of a workshop project which brought LGBT+ folk musicians from across the country come together to write, collaborate and perform songs in the folk tradition, telling stories about life as a member of the LGBT community.

Led by Rachel Sermanni, Radio 2 Young Folk Award winner and LGBT+ ally Josie Duncan, Young Traditional Folk Musician of the Year Finalist Grant McFarlane, fiddle player Laura Wilkie, and string player Marit Fält as well as organiser Pedro Cameron, aka Man of the Minch – the concert will showcase the work created with performances from the tutors and participants as well as a short documentary film made during the creative process. There will also be special performances from Michigan-born dancer Nic Gareiss and Kim Carnie.

Supported by Creative Scotland and Outspoken Arts Scotland the project aims give a platform and voice to the LGBT+ community in the traditional and folk music scene in Scotland.

Bogha-frois

Bogha-frois (Pedro Cameron)

 

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Bogha-frois (Rainbow), the LGBT + Folk Musicians Project is aimed at LGBT folk musicians in Scotland. The idea at the moment is to gather LGBT folk musicians from all over the country to write, collaborate on and perform songs in the folk tradition, which tell stories about life as a member of the LGBT community – with the ultimate aim being a record release and a series of shows, which help to open up a link between the Scottish folk tradition and 21st century issues and values.

Pedro Cameron is formerly the fiddle player in the Glasgow Americana act The Dirty Beggars, “Man of the Minch” is the alias of Pedro Cameron – marking a massive change of tack. Mixing elements of folk, pop, country and electropop – the music is undefinable. Drawing on lyrical themes of loss, friendship and life as a member of the LGBT community.

PAISLEY THREAD MILL MUSEUM

PAISLEY THREAD MILL MUSEUM

 

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Paisley Thread Mill Museum aims to preserve the social and industrial heritage of the Paisley & Renfrewshire Thread Mills for the education and enjoyment of all by collecting and displaying material relating to the the thread industry. Many of the items of display have been donated by people who were connected with the local thread mills and include photographs, mill machinery, samples of products made there and sewing artefacts. A large collection has been donated to the museum by Coats Plc. The Coats collection includes Silverware, Trade Medals, Patent records, & Trade Mark dispute records. A more recent donation from Coats Crafts contained 2 pallet loads of material from Patterns to Film Reels and VHS Videos.

The museum is located on mezzanine level of the entrance to The Abbey Mill Business Centre, also known as the Mile End Mill on Seedhill Road, Paisley. Entry is by the main Reception Area through the second car park. Disabled access is available via a lift from the ground floor to the first.

We are open on Wednesdays and Saturdays 12 to 4pm with staff on duty. Outwith these times the museum is accessible for viewing the display cabinets. Admission is free but as we are self-supporting all donations are very welcome.

PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE

Paisley Arts Centre

 

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Paisley Arts Centre is one of Scotland’s most vibrant and exciting venues, programmed all year round with a diverse range of drama, dance, physical theatre, comedy, jazz, popular music and family events.

This small scale studio theatre is superbly equipped and provides one of the most intimate theatre spaces in Scotland.

A 158 seater theatre with cafe and bar, situated in Paisley. Eclectic range of performances and workshops.

PACE YOUTH THEATRE

PACE YOUTH THEATRE

 

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PACE Youth Theatre was established in 1988. It is based at Spires Drama Studios and also presents work at other venues in Paisley, for young people aged 3-21.

Workshops take place at various times every week during school term time (approximately 33-34 workshops per year) and are run by our full team of drama, technical and musical staff. Workshops follow our unique new youth theatre syllabus programme, devised to increase confidence, communication, self-expression and performance skills, as well as being a great way to meet new friends and have lots of fun!

 

CREATE PAISLEY

Create Paisley

 

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Create Paisley began in response to local young people looking for a safe, inspiring space. At the time, there were so many capable, creative young people. Create formed as a partnership between local churches, youth leaders and YWAM and set up a monthly open-mic night.

As well as open-mic nights, Create offers creative workshops and gives space for young people to have their say and shape where Create goes.

Create also supports young people throughout the month, to be present in the lives of young people, and meet them where they were at. They offer regular arts workshops, youth mentoring, a youth forum and a fortnightly open-mic drop in.

Values: creativity, empowerment, community, love and justice.

 

CAROL LAULA & GUESTS

A Celebration of Female Independent Music Artists (FIMAs)

Building on the success of the Wicked Women live show series (as part of International Women’s Day), Scottish singer-songwriter, Carol Laula, (pictured above) brings together and celebrates female songwriters in this unique collaboration.

Featuring performances from Lisa Kowalski, Marie Collins, Linzi Clark and Jordan Stewart, the show aims to shine light on female music artists and songwriters at a time when iconic shows and festivals across the country are being questioned about gender equality in their performer line-ups. Raising awareness around the issue, Laula aims to shine a light on a new breed of talented female artists.

WED 31 OCT, 8.30PM, £8.50
book online now
Age Suitability 12+
Event takes place in Victorian Bar:  Children and young persons will be allowed in the bar areas of the premises when accompanied by a responsible adult.”

Socials:
Twitter handle: @carollaula
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/carollaulamusic
YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/CarolLaulaYouTube

Press Quotes
“Scotland’s leading singer-songwriter” (Glasgow Herald)
“Laula’s songs deal with strength in adversity – especially from the modern woman’s perspective – on a personalised but universal level. (Q Magazine)

Linzi Clark

Marie Collins

Lisa Kowalski

Jordan Stewart   

Take Me Somewhere Festival

Take Me Somewhere 

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In association with Outspoken Arts Scotland, TMS will co-produce a number of exciting events with local, national and international talent for its next edition in May 2019.  WATCH THIS SPACE!

Take Me Somewhere is Glasgow’s new festival of contemporary performance, building on the legacy of The Arches following its closure in 2015. The festival combines the best home-grown talent with some of the world’s most cutting-edge contemporary performers as part of an exciting programme of events.

Take Me Somewhere aims to provide a crucial support structure to Scotland’s most innovative and exciting community of artists and makers. The festival was founded in 2017 by Jackie Wylie, now Artistic Director of the National Theatre of Scotland, with the inaugural festival proving to be a huge success with both critics and audiences, selling out at venues across Glasgow.

The 2019 festival will take place in May and will be led by Artistic Director LJ Findlay-Walsh.