Saturday 21 September 2019 14:30:00
Cost: £4 + bkg fee*
Where: Foxbar Community Centre Book Now

WhirlyGig By Daniel Padden, co-produced with Red Bridge Arts & Catherine Wheels
A madcap musical adventure for families 

WhirlyGig is 4 brave musicians, 30 instruments, and countless musical puzzles to solve. Join us for an extraordinary theatrical experience where music will happen in ways you have never seen before.

Musical maverick Daniel Padden comes together with award-winning Red Bridge Arts and Catherine Wheels to celebrate the thrills and spills of making music. 

‘A completely original sonic experience’ JS Bach

Foxbar Community Centre, Ivanhoe Road Paisley, PA2 0JX

In Motion Theatre & Ferguslie Park Events Week

Tannahill Centre, Ferguslie Park, Paisley 14-18th October 2019

Do you want to learn something fun and new? Get involved in this funded week of workshops/events at The Tannahill Centre for the residents of Ferguslie Park. Refreshments/lunch provided and there will also be a creche/childcare as it’s during the October School Week. To get involved as a group or an individual email: lisa@inmotiontc.co.uk or contact Jamie Mallan at The Tannahill Centre. More info here: www.inmotiontc.co.uk

Lindy Hop Dance Workshops (date and time tbc)

Fun, informal sessions of dance from the 1920’s – 1940’s with director and dancer, Allie Butler. You don’t have to be a dancer to do this, as long as you have a sense of fun and are ready to try something new! You will listen to music and learn some easy and enjoyable dance steps as a group. Taking jazz music and dance as the inspiration, the session will involve a low key warm up, exercises to get your body moving to music followed by a short, low impact and uncomplicated routine to a song, or make up your own version if you prefer!

Song Writing Workshops – Create a song as a group and have it played! (date and time tbc)

Have you wanted to write a song but don’t know where to start?!  Come along and join Warren McIntyre of the band the Starry Skies.  You write a line he plays a chord, someone else writes a line, he plays a chord and  so on, so by the end of it a new song will have been written to be performed or perhaps more than one!  No experience is necessary so come, unlock your ideas & have your voice heard!

Play Reading  – 2021 by Lisa Nicoll (date and time tbc)

Join the cast to hear 2021, a new play by Lisa Nicoll, which has been inspired by the Voices of Ferguslie. The play is currently in development and In Motion Theatre would love you to hear the first draft of this to hear your thoughts and have input to make sure a strong Ferguslie Voice is heard.  The play will have music and dance in it and will be touring in Autumn 2020 in Scotland and Spring 2021 England & Ireland in association with Paisley Arts Centre as part of the Paisley 2021 legacy.

Podcasts – Have your Voice Heard! (date and time tbc)

In Motion are putting together a series of Podcasts with communities across Scotland so their voices can be heard about all things that actually matter to them.  We would love the people of Ferguslie Park to be the starting point for this. Whatever your age, come along to a safe, comfortable environment to do this and meet Cameron McGarva, voice over artist and presenter of the podcasts, and tell us what your home and the town you live in means to you.

Friday Social Friday 18th October (time tbc)

On Friday 18th October, everyone can come together for lunch, some music, dance and a chance to catch up with friends. Put your dance skills to use, have your song heard by others or just come along to join in the atmosphere – all ages welcome.

Theatre TripTuesday 22nd October at 7.30pm

Join us on a theatre trip to Paisley Arts Centre on Tuesday 22nd Oct 7:30pm to see The Citizen Theatre’s new production of Fibres about a family and the shipbuilding industry – tickets and transport will be provided from The Tannanhill Centre to Paisley Arts Centre and back again. 20 tickets available – contact lisa@inmotiontc.co.uk if you or your group would like to attend.


Tue 10 September, 7pm, Wynd Centre, 6 School Wynd, Paisley PA1 2Db

Tickets from PACE Youth Theatre

Suitable for age 14+

Directed by Fraser Scott & Iona Ramsay

“Well, you’d hope they were still together, wouldn’t you? They put it here in red pen, they scratched it onto a wall, that has to mean something, right?”

‘Whitey’, a one-act play, explores the process of entering adulthood, club culture and changing relationships; when we grow into different people, how do our relationships change, and do they sustain? Charly and Erin have been best friends since before they can remember, but forced to spend an uninterrupted night together trapped in a club toilet, they begin to see where their relationship has become irreparably frayed.’


Sun 15 September 2pm-4pm, Paisley Arts Centre, New Street PA1
2pm £4 + bkg fee*
Suitable for ages 6+

What if your food started talking back? Meet Lionel McLion. He’s just eaten a human called Mamoru. But Lionel hasn’t chewed his food well. So Mamoru’s alive and well in his stomach, and now wants to say hello. A strange friendship between the eater and the eaten starts to grow. Eaten invites children to the fascinating world of food chains and digestion.

“Big Cuddly and Clever” The Times

Anne Frank

Fri 13 September, 7pm-8pm

Directed by Jenni Mason

The Wynd, 6 School Wynd, Paisley PA1 2DB book here

“It really is a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart”.

Join the cast of this poignant dramatisation of Anne Frank’s world-famous diary. This will be an intensive, inspiring, powerful and moving performance.

Sad Eyes to Smile With

Ink Asher Kemp

Fri 6 September 2019, 7pm-8pm

The Wynd, 6 School Wynd, Paisley PA1 2DB

Tickets £5 book here

A stunning piece of performance poetry by Ink Asher Hemp. Ink is definitely a rising talent to watch in the poetry and theatre scene.

Queer identity plus slam poetry divided by austerity and multiplied by three. It’s odd socks, deadline chasing, ice cream and brown envelopes from the DWP. It’s the days when you can and the days when you can’t and the days when you’re eaten by anger. It’s being hugged so tight you forget how to breathe. It’s listening restlessly and choosing to dream.

This is my view, Edinburgh, from 30 feet up. Sitting on the wall of a multi-story carpark, watching the seagulls, sheltered from the wind by the fabric of society. Home. We are 987,000 lungs… breathing, overthinking, stealing. This one..? it’s for the sisters, for the misters and the binary resisters…welcome 50 minuets without caveats, 50 minuets of answers to the questions society never asked.

Sad Eyes to Smile With had work in progress sharings at Dundee Rep and Waterside Arts Centre in Manchester.

Reviews for 147Hz Can’t Pass:

“strikingly direct… beautiful, sometimes funny and always necessary” Stanza Poetry

*****”Hemp’s delivery and charisma make you burn to know more…”Fringe Guru

Little Wings

PACE Rep Company

Tue 3 September 2019, 4.30pm-5.15pm

The Wynd, 6 School Wynd, Paisley PA1 2DB

Tickets from PACE book here

For as long as she can remember Isabella has had butterflies living inside her tummy. They flutter around every day and she wishes they would go away. One cold night, under the light of the moon, she sees little wings flapping inside her room. A tiny little moth searching for a glow will teach Isabella that she too has wings to grow. Join us on this enchanting journey to help Isabella chase away the butterflies, spread her own wings and soar. A heart-warming story about feelings, flourishing and finding friendships in the strangest of places.




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.




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.

  • WED 30 OCT, 7.45PM. £15 [£11) book now

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