Whats On in Renfrewshire

Our What's On section aims to be the one stop comprehensive guide to find out what's on in Renfrewshire. From events, classes and clubs to car boot sales, live music and theatre performances, click on our calendar to filter by activity, day or time.

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Larry Herman: Clydeside 1974 - 76
17 June - 20 August

New York born photographer Larry Herman documented Clydeside during the period 1974-76. Several images were taken in Ferguslie and Linwood and give an intimate glimpse into the lives of local workers four decades ago.


Summer Studio
Thursday 29 June 2017 11:00:00

Creative fun for all the family. The ideal free drop-in activity for kids to get stuck into during the summer.

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SummerFest 2017
Saturday 1st July - Sunday 13th August

Youth Performing Arts Festival (3-18)

Summer holiday fun with Renfrewshire Libraries
3 July - 11 August

We have heaps of children's activities running in our libraries over the summer holiday. Find out what's happening in a library near you.

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Make and Take Afternoons
Every Wednesday & Thursday, 5th July to 10th August

Come along and enjoy a free creative craft session inspired by our collection and current exhibition.

Random Selection
6 July - 25 September

A 'Random Selection' of artworks including the Scottish Colourists and the Glasgow Boys. selected by staff and partner organisations of Paisley Museum.


Starfire Singers
Thursday 3 August 2017 19:00:00

The Starfire Singers, a youth choir from the United States with an international reputation, are touring the UK and will be performing the original musical Borderless at Paisley Methodist Church Central Hall om 3 August.

The Kilkennys
Wednesday 9 August 2017 19:30:00

With passion and pride, The Kilkennys will play old Irish folk songs and new songs of their own at Paisley Town Hall this August.

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Johnstone Fire Engine Rally
Saturday 12 August

Nee-naw, nee-naw! The popular Fire Engine Rally returns to Johnstone.

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Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham
Sunday 20 August 2017 19:30:00

Now embarking on their 31st year of working together, Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham are playing at Paisley Town Hall this August.

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Saturday Art Class
Two blocks available (w/c 26 Aug or w/c 28 Oct)

Art classes run by a professional artist.


Creative Art Classes
Two blocks available (w/c 26 Aug or w/c 28 Oct)

Join an expert tutor and realise your creative potential with a series of art classes.


Camcorder Club
Every Thurs from 31 Aug - 5 Oct, 26 Oct - 30 Nov

Get involved with Renfrewshire’s movie making and social history club.


Renfrewshire Doors Open Days
2-3 September

Historic and modern treasures across Renfrewshire throw open their doors to visitors and tell their fascinating stories.

Starman - The David Bowie Story
Saturday 2 September 2017 19:30:00

The ultimate tribute to a legend, 'Starman' features songs from all eras of David Bowie's career, performed to perfection in this highly charged show.


Paisley Natural History Society Talk - Dragonflies of Central Scotland
Thursday 7 September 2017 19:30:00

Come along to find out which species of dragonflies can be found locally, what the British Dragonfly Society is doing to help conserve these species and how you can get involved.


NNE Presents: The Jersey Notes
Friday 15 September 2017 19:00:00

‘The Jersey Notes’ treat you to an evening of nostalgia as they magically recreate the style and sounds of one of the biggest acts of the twentieth century.

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Stand By
Friday 15 September 2017 19:30:00

Four Police Officers sit in a riot van. Called out to a domestic dispute, which may turn violent, they are on standby; waiting to enter a flat where a man is wielding a samurai sword.

Daniel Sloss - NOW
Saturday 16 September 2017 19:30:00

NOW is the stunning new show from Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning stand-up.


The Story of the Little Gentleman
Wednesday 27 September 2017 13:30:00

An energetic experience that playfully celebrates friendship and acceptance.

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A Buddy Good Laugh
Thursday 28 September 2017 20:00:00

Paisley’s favourite comedy club returns with a top line-up of hilarious comedians, brought to you by our friends at Dead Sheep Comedy.


Tommy Smith Quartet: Embodying the Light
Friday 29 September 2017 19:30:00

Internationally acclaimed saxophonist Tommy Smith launches a new band, the Tommy Smith Quartet: Embodying the Light.

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Evelyn Laurie Jazz Night
Friday 29 September 2017 21:30:00

Make a night of it after Tommy Smith’s performance at our Jazz cafe night.

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Mairi Campbell: Pulse
Thursday 5 October 2017 19:30:00

The award-winning musician Mairi Campbell presents her solo theatre show Pulse - the story of her musical homecoming, journey of the heart and quest to find her pulse.

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Paisley Natural History Society Talk - Foraging Ecology and Movement of Herring Gulls
Thursday 5 October 2017 19:30:00

Come along and hear about the foraging decisions over the last few years about Herring Gulls and the implications for their breeding success.


NNE Presents: 80's Mania
Friday 6 October 2017 19:00:00

Europe’s Official 1980’s Multi-Tribute Concert featuring 25 chart topping pop icons authentically recreated with live band and awesome dancers.


Damned Rebel Bitches
Saturday 7 October 2017 19:30:00

Featuring an international cast aged 30-75; Damned Rebel Bitches celebrates the independent, risk-taking women of the war year’s generation.

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The Spree
13 - 21 October

Paisley's national arts festival will return with another bumper line-up of music, comedy, drama, film and much. much more!

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A Musical Tapestry ft Ross Ainslie, Blue Rose Code and Angus Lyon
Friday 13 October

The Spree twins with one of India’s most prestigious festivals, the Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF), in a celebration of friendship.

Banks Night - Espedair Street
Friday 13 October

To mark the thirtieth anniversary of Iain Banks's novel Espedair Street, which is set in Paisley, we're hosting the inaugural Banks Night, with music, words, food and whisky.


Friday Night Comedy from the Spiegeltent
Friday 13 October

In association with Gilded Balloon, we bring you four of the best comedians on the Scottish circuit for a night of guaranteed laughs.


Operation Paisley - Alien Pursuit
Saturday 14 October

This is an interactive game (part treasure hunt, part immersive theatre) led by actors, traders and volunteers, using multiple locations across Paisley. Are you game?

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Americana Night with Yola Carter and Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards
Saturday 14 October

Bringing a bit of Americana to The Spree festival are two fantastic acts sharing the bill in the Spiegeltent.

Lost in France (15)
Sunday 15 October 2017 13:00:00

A documentary by Irish director Niall McCann, Lost In France explores the rise of Scotland’s independent music scene in the ‘90s, led by cult label Chemikal Underground


Sharon Shannon and Fara
Sunday 15 October

Multiple award-winning Irish artist Sharon Shannon will share a stage with Fara, finalists from this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk awards, who hail from the Orkney isles.


Emma Pollock and RM Hubbert
Sunday 22 October

Two of our favourite acts on the Chemikal Underground roster return to The Spree and will share a bill in the intimate surroundings of Paisley Arts Centre.


West College Scotland Music Showcase
Monday 16 October

The Paisley-based music students of West College Scotland are delighted to be returning to The Spree.


Frightened Rabbit with the RSNO
Tuesday 17 October

Frightened Rabbit will be the latest act to team up with the orchestra in the stunning setting of the 850-year-old Abbey for The Spree's signature show

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Renfrewshire Calling
Tuesday 17 October

Several youth music groups throughout Renfrewshire will work in partnership to curate a showcase of young songwriters from the area.

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Mad to Be Normal (Cert. 15)
Tuesday 17 October

This fascinating film reveals the story of R.D. Laing, the famous psychiatrist and one of Scotland’s greatest ever minds.

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Dougie MacLean with special guests De Temps Antan
Wednesday 18 October

In a very special evening, Dougie MacLean will share the Spiegeltent with De Temps Antan from Quebec.


BBC Radio Scotland’s The Janice Forsyth Show from The Spree
Thursday 19 October 2017 13:30:00

Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art as Janice Forsyth brings her popular BBC Radio Scotland show to Paisley.


BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway Show from The Spree
Thursday 19 October

Vic returns to The Spree for another live broadcast of his show. Expect some very special guests…

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Rocket Post
Friday 20 October 2017 12:30:00

A fantastically fun new show for everyone aged six and over, Rocket Post is a raucous mix of songs and storytelling.


Friday 20 October

Join Marc Brew Company for BREWBAND – Scotland’s new super band – that blurs boundaries and challenges people’s perceptions of identity.


Friday Night Comedy from the Spiegeltent
Friday 20 October

In partnership with Gilded Balloon, The Spree brings you another four great comedians who will have you in stitches!


ModStuff: Afternoon Show
Saturday 21 October

Now in its fifth year, ModStuff from LNP Promotions brings you an afternoon of top entertainment – for free!

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Rocket Post
Saturday 21 October

A fantastically fun new show for everyone aged six and over, Rocket Post is a raucous mix of songs and storytelling.

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ModStuff: Evening Show
Saturday 21 October

LNP Promotions bring you another great selection of bands for this fantastic charity night at The Spree


James Grant presents Paisley the Untold Story
Saturday 21 October

In keeping with the friendship theme of this year’s festival, renowned singer-songwriter James Grant will curate a very special show centred around the untold story of Paisley.


Lost Map: Strange Invitation
Sunday 22 October

A secret brew of musicians, DJs and good pals gathered for rare stripped back performances, spread across a Sunday afternoon into evening.

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Without A Hitch
Tuesday 24 October 2017 19:30:00

Without a Hitch follows the downward spiral of a four man b-boy crew as ambition, jealousy and frustration manifest in a group struggling to move in the same direction.


Paisley Halloween Festival
27-28 October

A two-day spooktacular in Paisley town centre with some ghoulishly-good free fun for all the family to enjoy!


Love Song to Lavender Menace
Saturday 28 October 2017 19:30:00

Love Song to Lavender Menace is a funny and moving testimony to the love and passion it takes to make something happen and the loss that is felt when you have to let it go.

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The Sunshine Ghost
Saturday 28 October 2017 19:30:00

The Sunshine Ghost tells the wonderfully comic story of the acquisition of Castle MacKinnon by a love-struck billionaire and property tycoon for his fiancé, ‘Astrobeth’


Winter Viewing Nights
Every Tues and Thurs from 31 Oct - 21 Dec

See the Moon, planets and other astronomical wonders as never before.


Paisley Natural History Society Talk - Froglife's Scottish Dragon Finders Project
Thursday 2 November 2017 19:30:00

Come along to hear what the project has achieved so far and find out what Froglife has planned for Scottish amphibians and reptiles in the future.

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The Gingerbread Man
Saturday 4 November 2017 14:00:00

Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre presents 'The Gingerbread Man'


Blazin' Fiddles
Thursday 16 November 2017 19:30:00

Approaching their 20th year in 2018, Blazin’ Fiddles are one of the world’s most prolific fiddle groups.

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Paisley Artists
19th Nov - 9th Dec (Excluding Mondays)

Local art club Paisley Artists once again promise a varied and colourful display of Renfrewshire's artistic talent at their annual exhibition at Paisley Museum.






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