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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Ages of Wonder - Art of Etching
Thurs 26 April to Sun 24 June

Featuring the very best of historic and contemporary Scottish printmaking from the Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture's collections.

Paisley Food and Drink Festival
27 - 28 April

A celebration of the best that Scotland's larder has to offer with plenty of food-related fun across the entire weekend!

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Gary Lamont: Dropping the Soap
Saturday 28 April 2018 19:30:00

Join BBC's River City, Gary Lamont, for a down and dirty hour of soapy comedy and music. The show was a total sell-out during its Edinburgh Fringe run in 2016.

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Singing Hands
Sun 29 April 11.30am and 2.30pm

Join Suzanne and Tracy for an hour of multi-sensory musical fun featuring MAKATON signing.

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Creative Showcase
Friday 4 May 2018 19:00:00

Come along and see how young people are using arts to express themselves and issues affecting their mental health or those around them. Part of the Youth Mental Health Arts Festival.


Young Minds Matter
Saturday 5 May 2018 12:00:00

A space for young people and families to come along and to check out organisations involved in youth work, arts and mental health. Part of the Youth Mental Health Arts Festival.

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Well Digital
Saturday 5 May 2018 13:00:00

A digital workshop for young people aged 12-21 led by Paisley YMCA. Part of the Youth Mental Health Arts Festival.

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Inside Out
Saturday 5 May 2018 16:00:00

Come along and enjoy family movie afternoon. Showing Disney Pixar’s award winning movie inside out. Part of the Youth Mental Health Arts Festival.

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Youth Film Competition
Sunday 6 May 2018 16:00:00

An afternoon featuring films from young people around the theme of 'beginnings' or 'mental health'. Part of the Youth Mental Health Arts Festival.


Sunday 6 May 2018 18:45:00

LNP Promotions presents Hipsway live at Paisley Town Hall

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Amy Conway’s Super Awesome World
Sunday 6 May 2018 19:00:00

Join Amy on a video game adventure like no other. Battle the minions of fear, loneliness and despair using your collective powers of human connection and emotional resilience. Only together can we slay the Darkness!

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Don’t Panic! It’s Challenge Anneka
Saturday 12 May 2018 19:30:00

Inspired by real life stories, Don't Panic... presents a frank, funny and open exploration of a topic that too often remains taboo: the challenge of overcoming anxiety.

Funbox presents Dinosaur Safari
Sunday 13 May, 1pm & 3.30pm

Get ready for some Stone Age singalong silliness as Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo (formerly of The Singing Kettle) go on their most roarsome adventure yet - DINOSAUR SAFARI.

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'The Magic of Hollywood' - Pasha Kovalev and Anya Garnis
Tuesday 15 May 2018 19:30:00

Pasha Kovalev from Strictly Come Dancing and his fantastic dancers are back touring the UK with their brand new show, "The Magic of Hollywood", featuring Anya Garnis.

Spring Arts & Crafts Fair
Friday 18 May 2018 11:00:00

Join us at Johnstone Town Hall for our Spring Arts & Crafts Fair 2018!

British Pipe Band Championships
Saturday 19 May 2018 10:00:00

Paisley comes alive with the skirl of the pipes and the beat of the drums!

Saturday 19 May 2018 19:30:00

After months of watching from her window and seeing her husband move in and out of her world, a woman’s encounter with a stranger begins her reconnection to life.


Paisley Art Institute 130th Annual Exhibition
Sun 20 May – Sun 24 Jun

The Paisley Art Institute's 130th Annual Art Exhibition will contain artworks by the best contemporary talent from all over Scotland and beyond, attracted to paisley with many prizes available to all exhibiting artists.

Kirsty Law: Young Night Thought
Sunday 20 May 2018 19:30:00

A brand new exciting audiovisual album project from singer and song-maker Kirsty Law, with support from pedal harpist Esther Swift.

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Baba Yaga
Tue 22 May, 10.30am and 1.30pm

Vaselina lives the quiet life, safely tucked away on the third floor of a very tall apartment. But all that changes when she is forced to confront the terrifying Baba Yaga who plays her music far too loudly.


Wednesday 23 May 2018 19:30:00

Diamh continue to take the world by storm with their highly successful yet uncompromising take on Gaelic and Highland music.

Friday 1 June 2018 19:30:00

A unique collage of Kabuki dance and Irish storytelling, Forgotten has been a huge international success for Fishamble during the past decade. It is a captivating portrayal of four elderly characters living in retirement homes around Ireland.

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Rose Room
Saturday 2 June 2018 19:30:00

Virtuoso violinist, and Scottish Jazz Awards 2017's Best Vocalist, Seonaid Aitken, is accompanied by guitarist Tom Watson, and rhythm powerhouse duo Tam Gallagher and Jimmy Moon as they join forces to recreate the excitement of Rive Gauche Paris of the 30s and 40s with Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt.


Thursday 14 June 2018 19:30:00

Against a powerful soundtrack of original music and traditional gospel and blues sung live, two women 42 years apart become involved in the struggle for civil rights.


Fred MacAulay
Saturday 16 June 2018 19:30:00

In 1988, Fred MacAulay made his stand-up debut at Mayfest's 'So You Think You're Funny' competition with his wry observations about society, family and poilitics; themes which fans of Fred will be familiar with. Thirty years on, and thousands agree that he doesn’t just think he’s funny….he actually is!


Wilson Dunsmore Duo
Wednesday 20 June 2018 14:00:00

Paisley-born guitarist, Ross Wilson, joins Lewis Dunsmore in a special performance of guitar music from the Renaissance to the present day.

MZA Sneaky Fringe Previews
Fri 29 & Sat 30 June, 7.30pm

Take a comedy sneak peek and enjoy two nights of hilarious all-star Edinburgh Fringe previews in the workshop at Paisley Arts Centre.

Weave Festival with Sma' Shot Day
Saturday 7 July 2018 10:00:00

This popular multi-arts festival celebrates Paisley's rich history of weaving and radicalism, encapsulated in the famous victory of the town's weavers in the historic 'sma' shot' dispute.

26th and 28th July at 7pm and 29th July at 3pm

This summer get ready to experience opera like never before as Scottish Opera goes on a field trip to Paisley. And everyone is invited!

Renfrewshire Doors Open Days
Saturday 8 - Sunday 9 September

Explore architectural treasures, hidden gems and some curiosities (have you ever see the Paisley Abbey gargoyle inspired by the move Alien?) as venues across Renfrewshire throw their doors open to visitors.

The Spree
Friday 12 October 2018 19:30:00

Paisley's hugely-popular arts festival returns for its seventh edition and promises another packed programme of music, comedy, drama, dance and film.

Paisley Halloween Festival
Friday 26 October 2018 18:00:00

Expect some ghoulishly good fun for all the family with a full weekend 'spooktacular' of Halloween activities!

Paisley Christmas Lights Switch-On
Saturday 17 November 2018 12:00:00

Join Santa, Rudolph and some very special musical guests for Paisley's annual festive extravaganza.

Renfrew Christmas Lights Switch-On
Saturday 24 November 2018 12:00:00

Get in the festive spirit as Renfrew turns on its town lights.

Johnstone Christmas Lights Switch-On
Saturday 1 December 2018 12:00:00

Johnstone gets set for the festive season with a busy day of family fun.






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