A six week block of British Sign Language classes held at Paisley Arts Centre taught in a fun and friendly environment, come along to learn the basics or improve your knowledge of BSL.
Join illustrator and comics artist Maria Stoian for a radical zine workshop, where you’ll make a pocket booklet from scratch. Work with a range of materials to develop your message and explore an issue you care about. Get your thoughts onto paper, make some art, and spread your voice!
Pop into Paisley Central Library, where a whole day of fun family activities will be taking place, challenging your preconceptions of what goes into a library. Don’t miss our Dip into Digital workshops, Virtual Reality sessions, Bookbug songs and rhymes, and crafts and storytelling abound.
A fusion of traditional storytelling with role-play and creative writing on the festival theme of Rousing Rebels. Gather around our indoor campfire as we explore stories from around the world, then work together to create brand new stories of our very own! Run by Oak Tree Arts.
Dive in for a sing and a splash with Bookbug in the bath in Gaelic. Please be pool-side 5 minutes before the session starts so as not to miss a single splosh! In association with Scottish Book Trust.
Dive in for a sing and a splash with Bookbug in the bath in English. Please be pool-side 5 minutes before the session starts so as not to miss a single splosh! In association with Scottish Book Trust.
Slogans have always been a popular way of spreading radical ideas. Take part in a hands-on print workshop led by upcycling experts ReMode. Print your own slogan onto recycled material and stitch it up to make a personalised Paisley Book Festival tote-tag.
Ahead of their musical performance later on in the evening, the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers share some of their latest work, talk books, and discuss how they manage to fit it all in. Don’t miss this entertaining hour with Val McDermid, Christopher Brookmyre, Mark Billingham, Doug Johnstone, Stuart Neville and Luca Veste.
Join Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo (formerly of The Singing Kettle) as they swing into their latest musical adventure and follow the sound of the drums in search of the ultimate jungle boogie. There are songs to sing, keys to find and new friends to discover along the way.