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Get Active Coaching Weekend Burner at Paisley Rugby Club, Saturdays, 9.00am: If your New Year’s resolution is to get more active, then this fitness class will help you to feel healthy and have fun. Running in circuit format, you’ll be put through your paces using body weight exercises that are designed for all levels and abilities. This class is perfect for everyone – from those who haven’t exercised in a while and looking to get started to regular gym goers. Additional dates are available on January 11, 18 and 25. Limited spaces available – for more information click here. Paisley Rugby Club, Anchor Playing Fields, Blackhall, Paisley PA1 1TD.
Renfrewshire Carers Centre is presenting a ‘Benefits Check’ for people on benefits to find out if they are getting all the money and benefits they are entitled to. Carers will be joined by experts from Renfrewshire Citizen Advice Bureau who will advise on what steps people can take if they feel they should be getting more cash. The events will be on Friday 10 January and Friday 24 January 2020 at the Carers Centre within the Embroidery Mill at Abbey Mill Business Centre, 12 Seedhill Road, Paisley PA1 1JS. Call 0141 887 3643 to book an appointment.
Linwood Community Council next meets on Tuesday 21 January 2020 at the Community Hub, Belmar Court, Linwood from 7.30pm. Residents can have their say on local issues.
Renfrew Community Council will reconvene for the New Year on Tuesday 4 February at 7.30pm at a new venue: Trinity High School, Glebe Street, Renfrew PA4 8TP. All Renfrew residents are welcome to attend.
Brookfield Community Council will host its first meeting in 2020 on Thursday 13 February at 7.30pm at Brookfield Village Hall, Woodside Road, Brookfield. All Brookfield residents are welcome to attend and raise any local concerns they may have.
Johnstone Wedding Fair at Johnstone Town Hall on Sunday 16 February 2020 from 11.00am. Ideal for couples preparing for their big day!
Friends of Mbwa-Wa-Africa Animal Rescue are holding a Fundraising Charity Dinner on Monday 17 February 2020 at The Royal World Buffet, 340 Ayr Road, Newton Mearns, Glasgow G77 6RT (formerly Malletsheugh Inn). Entertainment, auction, raffle and stalls. Tickets just £20. Call Phyllis on 07931 555 977.
Paisley Book Festival opens on Thursday 20 February at Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, Paisley. Paisley’s inaugural Book Festival will take inspiration from the 200th anniversary of the Paisley Radicals as it reflects their spirit with a programme of grassroots activism, new ideas and political conversation. With many events for children, teenagers, the family and adults, there is something for everyone over the ten days of the Paisley Book Festival. More at: https://paisleybookfest.com/
Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, Paisley will have Scottish stories and songs performed by acclaimed author James Robertson and musician Aidan O’Rourke from Friday, 21 February to Saturday 29 February, 2020. The show is described as a collaboration between artists steeped in tradition, but constantly breaking new ground.
For so many years, Welshman Geraint Watkins (pictured left) has been a keystone of the bands of Nick Lowe, Van Morrison, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, Dave Edmunds and countless more, Geraint Watkins is also a revered creator of his own sublime music.
Paisley’s Lisa Kowalski launches her new single “No More Time” – a follow up to her award winning single “I Do”, in one of her hometown’s amazing venues, CC’s – Callum’s Cavern – 66 Old Sneddon Street, Paisley PA3 2AP on Friday 31 January 2020. This is also a celebration, as it is her last gig before she turns 20 and her last time performing in Scotland before she ventures to The Netherlands for a few months. Tickets and further information here.
Note: Lisa will be live in studio 1 at Paisley FM on Tuesday 28 January playing a few songs with James Cameron just after 12 noon.
Renfrewshire Schools Area Ensembles are seeking new entrants for the New Year. Young musicians are being called upon to join. The senior concert band meets every Tuesday evening from 7.00 until 9.00pm at Paisley Grammar School, Glasgow Road, Paisley. The junior equivalent practice on the same night, Tuesday from 7.00 until 8.30pm. The ceilidh training band rehearses every Monday at Castlehead High School, Camphill, Paisley from 5.45 until 6.45pm.
Renfrewshire Advice Works is a free, confidential and independent service offering money advice and management. The service is funded by Renfrewshire Council. Advice Works has free ‘drop-in’ service during normal office hours at Johnstone Town Hall and at the Customer Service Centre, Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley. Further free drop-in sessions are also available at Renfrew Health Service & Social Work office, 10 Ferry Road, Renfrew on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 8.45 and 11.00am. The Advice Works team can help with a wide range of money and debt advice issues, including budgeting, negotiating with creditors, bankruptcy, mortgage and rent arrears, checking on all benefits that may be available to an individual, to include application forms that require completion.
Get Active Coaching are running multi sports workshop fitness sessions for all ages, to help you get active and achieve some new year goals at St Charles’ Primary School, Rowan Street, Paisley PA2 6RU over four weeks starting on Thursday 16 January 2020. Don’t miss it!
Theatre events: Five diverse performers visit Beacon Arts Centre, Custom House Quay, Greenock PA15 1HJ on Saturday 1 February to put on a show like no other! A very interesting fashion show deflicting feminism. This will a performance which captures you. Five diverse performers take to the stage on a catwalk like no other! With some groovy moves, some heartfelt stories. By using headphones, you can choose your own journey.
Some Guys Have All The Luck: The Rod Stewart Story is coming to the Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock on 2 February. A brand new show performing Rod’s hits such as, Maggie May, Baby Jane, The First Cuts the Deepest and many more! Celebrating the 50 years since Rod’s first album came out.
The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns is an amazing comedy which comes to Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, Paisley on Wednesday 5 February. The story follows author Emily Winters who travels to her aunt’s old cottage in Ayrshire after being cheated on by her ex. As it’s Burns’ Night, she celebrates alone, until Rabbie Burns (John Kielty) appears as a ghost to give Emily some advice on dating!Featuring classics such as “Auld Lang Syne”, “Ae fond Kiss”, “Charlie is my Darlin” and “My Love is Like a Red Red Rose”
Still Game stars Mark Cox (Tam), Jane McCarry (Isa) & Paul Riley (Winston) are coming to Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock for a show to remember! Join Paul, Jane and Mark for an evening of memories of the hit show. It’s a terrific reminiscent show about the iconic Still Game show. There is also the opportunity to purchase VIP tickets for the best seats in the stalls and a pre-show meet and greet.
Euan Stevenson and Konrad Wiszniewski gives very interesting insights into classical music at the Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock on Thursday 30 April. You won’t want to miss it!
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