Out of Place Festival

When: 8th May - 30th May

Out of Place is Paisley Arts Centre’s new festival of exciting performance, installation and new works in public spaces in association with Take Me Somewhere Festival.

We will be popping up in everyday spaces, chip shops, graveyards, cafes, even your Old Post Office, so expect the unexpected!

Keep your eyes peeled for the bigger Out of Place programme launch next year!



User Not Found (16+ only)

Wed 8 May, 6pm and 8.30pm

Paisley Arts Centre Café

£10 (£8 conc) + bkg fee*

What happens to our digital identities after we die? Using smartphones and tablets in a café setting, listen to one man’s story. 

Book here 


The Dark Carnival: Unplugged 

Fri 17 May, 7.30pm

Paisley Arts Centre Grounds (Please note: this performance is outdoors so dress accordingly.)

£10 (£8 conc) + bkg fee*

With songs and spoken word, The Dark Carnival tells the story of newcomers to the afterlife who are surprised to discover that death is not actually the end.

Sponsored by The Famous Grouse

Book here 


Binge, Take Me Somewhere

Friday 17th, Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th May 11am-5pm

POP, Piazza Shopping Centre

BINGE is a collection of one-to-one and intimate installations based around your favourite box sets, and exists somewhere between radical self-care and playful self-indulgence. 

To book your FREE slot, please visit: takemesomewhere.co.uk/binge, there will be limited spaces available on the day.



Letters We Leave Behind

Wednesday 22nd May – Thursday 23rd May 12 – 4pm

POP, Piazza Shopping Centre

A unique, distinctive and personal interactive installation that embraces engaging puppetry, distinctive props, engrossing found objects and a series of hand written letters that participants can read in the space.

Participants enter the space and manipulate the puppets, who in-turn impart letters that reveal a story that looks at mental health and well-being. Letters We Leave Behind is designed for adults with autism. 

Find out more here.


The Choraphone

Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th May 12 - 4pm

POP, Piazza Shopping Centre

The Choraphone is a mesmerising interactive music and projection installation - a controllable virtual vocal ensemble. Using simple controllers, participants can play the choir, creating vocal harmony melody and rhythm. Based around a verse from The Braes of Balquhidder by Paisley poet Robert Tannahill, the piece combines projection and sound in a unique immersive experience.

Soundplay Projects are visual artist Ewan Sinclair and musician Bal Cooke. Together, they make accessible digital musical art. Their creation, the Soundplay Dome has recently toured Scotland and will be at Edinburgh Fringe 2019 as part of Made In Scotland.

Find out more here.



Catch of the Day

Thursday 30th May 7pm

Castelvecchi Chip Shop

FREE (Turn up at the door. Places are limited. First come, first served!)

Join The Two Renies for a poke of chips and a live local news broadcast of The Castelvecchi Chronicle.

Alfredo will cook up a storm, The Two Renies will cook up the news! 

Telephone: 0300 300 1210

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