Consultation: Paisley Youth Arts Festival

The Paisley Youth Arts Festival idea is one of those magical community driven initiatives that brings together passionate actors and young minds to create one of the most genuine experiences and maybe, shape some of their future life decisions. We want to bring this atmosphere to life: a happy end of summer festival, jumping about, sitting in cafes, playing music and games, acting, taking part in workshops and seeing people fall in love with all things Paisley.

An independent arts consultation is taking place at
PACE Youth Theatre, on Monday 18 February 2019 at 6-8.30pm
The Wynd Centre, School Wynd Paisley PA1

The consultation will be to discuss a new YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL for Paisley to take place mid-late September 2019. The festival is open to young people, under the age of 25, and will take place at various venues throughout Paisley. The programme will include: gaming, indoor activity and outdoor activity; workshops, pop-up events, theatre, music, film and dance.

The festival is being supported by arts leaders from:

• PACE Youth Theatre
• Erskine Music & Media Studios
• Brick Lane Studios
• Create Paisley
• Loud and Proud
• Renfrewshire Leisure
• Outspoken Arts Scotland

We are looking for collaborators, acts, youth workers, potential sponsors and partner organisations to take part in the event.

All local organisations and interested individuals are invited to attend.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Refreshments will be served. 6-6.30pm

Note: Certified and accredited youth leaders from partner organisations will co-host the event.
Parents are welcome to attend as chaperones if they wish.
Facilities for the disabled are provided.

There will be a media photo opportunity during the consultation event.

FREE NO TICKET REQUIRED – sign up here

Glasgay! 1993-2014 Archive Publication Launch

Thu, 14 February 2019, 8pm

Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HB View Map

Book via Eventbrite

Launch party celebrating 21 years of Glasgay! Festival with our fabulous limited edition publication.

200+ pages featuring hundreds of photographs artists, events and staged production shots, as well as umpteen launches and parties.

Help us celebrate the significant legacy of this LGBT festival and its community.

Refreshments and Party food plus music by DJ Hushpuppy.

Jock Tamson’s Bairns

When: Saturday 2 February 2019 20:00:00
Cost: £10 (£8 conc) + bkg fee* BOOK NOW
Where: Paisley Arts Centre

Civil Disobedience Presents Jock Tamson’s Bairns

 You go to a club to watch some drag. The music is great. The performances are on point. The booze is flowing freely and the room is filled with laughter.  Someone says something stupid. Possibly homophobic. Possibly sexist. Do you challenge them?

Part drag, part cabaret and part theatre, Jock Tamson’s Bairns is an immersive show where the audience is transported to an afterhours gay bar and invited to speak their mind. No topic is taboo, but a respect for your fellow humans is compulsory.

Part of LGBT+ History Month

 Suitable for ages 12+

Queer Times School Prints

Date: 1 December 2018 – 10 March 2019
Where: Gallery 3, Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, G1 3AH
Prices: FREE

queer timɘs school prints is an exhibition exploring aspects of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Polysexual, Queer, Intersex + Allies (LGBTPQI+A) histories and experiences in Scotland from the past 50 years. Opening on World Aids Day, this exhibition is part of an art and citizenship project commissioned and acquired by Glasgow Museums from Jason E. Bowman, an artist with a curatorial practice.

Bogha-Frois

Date: 3 Feburary 2019, 8pm
Where: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite
Prices: £14 
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

 

paisleythreadmill.co.uk | twitter.com/Paisleymill | facebook.com/PaisleyThreadMillMuseum/ | instagram.com/paisleythreadmuseum

 

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

 

https://www.renfrewshireleisure.com/arts

 

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

 

createpaisley.org.uk |  twitter.com/createpaisleyfacebook.com/create.paisley | instagram.com/createpaisley

 

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.