Call For Entries: The Pride Plays

The Pride Plays are looking for submissions of plays from writers who identify as LGBTQI+. The plays will be performed as part of LGBT History Month Scotland at the Traverse Theatre in February 2019.

As part of LGBT History Month Scotland (February 2019), we are hosting The Pride Plays – 3 evenings of originally written plays by LGBTQI+ writers at the Traverse Theatre.

The plays will be rehearsed in the space during the day and, each night (over the 21/22/23 February 2019), two plays will be performed, as a rehearsed reading, in Traverse 2. The plays will then be followed by a post-show discussion led by the director and playwright.

The Pride Plays will give people who identify as LGBTQI+ a platform for their voices to be heard in Scottish theatre as well as building the amount of plays written by LGBT+ people in Scotland. We want to give the stage to voices of a community who currently feel under represented in Scottish theatre.

So, we are looking for 6 new plays from people who identify as LGBTQI+.

Writers brief:
• Originally written play (a draft of the play you’d like to develop)
• 45-55 minutes in length

The writers of the 6 chosen plays will be invited to a development day in January, where an established playwright and representatives from LGBTQI+ organisations will provide feedback and support on the texts.

This opportunity is intended to provide development time and support for emerging LGBTQI+ writers. Writers will receive a fee for the development day. All rights will remain with the playwright.

Please email scripts to by 14 December 2018. All scripts received will be read anonymously. Please ensure that your name and contact details are not on the script itself, and that your play is formatted with page numbers and cast list.

The theme for LGBT History Month Scotland 2019 is CATALYST: 50 Years of activism. This is to mark the anniversary of the Stonewall uprisings in New York, and to look at people or events that have been “catalysts” for change over those decades. Please feel free to respond to this theme, however there is no need to be restricted by it – above all, the Pride Plays are about giving LGBTQI+ voices a platform to tell the stories that they have to tell.

If you have any questions, please contact

Location: All Scotland

For further information, please contact (Connel Burnett & Sarah Masson),

The deadline is Friday 14 December 2018 at 23:55.

(Via Creative Scotland)


Queer Times 2019


queer timɘs school is an opportunity for LGBTPQI citizens – and their allies – to participate in history-making by chronicling some of the complex controversies, breakthroughs and experiences that have shaped queer Scottish life over the past 50 years. It is for those who feel that their daily experience, or a specific experience, however small it may seem, has been uncharted or unrecognised.

A programme in collaboration with Outspoken Arts Scotland and the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow.

Featuring LGBTPQIA+ artists who will present thought provoking works addressing the main themes, issues and context of the centrepiece exhibition at GOMA.


Paisley Townscape Heritage and Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme 2


Paisley Townscape Heritage and Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (Paisley TH.CARS2) is a building repair and shopfront improvement grant scheme, which aims to improve historic properties and streetscape within the TH.CARS2 area to help regeneration in Paisley. The scheme was launched on the 21st February 2017 and it will run until 2021.

Paisley TH.CARS2 is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and Renfrewshire Council, and gives grant opportunities to property owners in a defined area of Paisley Town Centre focusing on High St, New St, Shuttle St and George Pl.

The programme also includes a number of Heritage Education, Training and Events. The activities will engage diverse audiences with the heritage and culture of Paisley, with an emphasis on learning through making, particularly around traditional building skills and textiles.




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.