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Sma’ Shot Day

Saturday 6 July, 2024

Sma’ Shot Day is Paisley’s annual celebration of the historic victory of local weavers in a famous dispute.

Sma’ Shot Day is celebrated on the first Saturday of each July. This was when weaving families would traditionally take their holiday ‘doon the watter’.

Join us on Saturday 6 July for Paisley’s day – we’ve got lots going on!


Sma’ Shot Parade

12pm – 1pm
Starts Brodie Park
Ends Abbey Close

Co-ordinated by Bridgeman Arts in collaboration with community groups, performers and musicians.

The parade brings to life the traditional weavers’ celebration in honour of their victory. It tells some exciting, undiscovered stories of weavers’ past. This year, we’re highlighting some of the performers and characters who might have appeared at Paisley Fair at the time.

 


Abbey Close

12pm – 4pm

Stalls and family-friendly entertainment.

 


Stage Programme

Shaun Moore, Tannahill Makar, will be your MC.

  • 12.10pm-12.40pm: Sharon Martin
  • 12.50pm-1.20pm: Evelyn Laurie
  • 1.30pm-1.45pm: Break for Burning of the Cork
  • 1.45pm-1.55pm: Trade Union speeches
  • 1.55pm-2.15pm: PACE re-enactment
  • 2.15pm-2.30pm: Caitlin Bonner Dance
  • 2.30pm-3pm: RockUs Choir
  • 3pm-4pm: Proposal (cover band)

 


Burning of the Cork

1.30pm-1.45pm

Watch the notorious ‘Cork’ (the middleman between the weavers and the owners) meet his fiery demise!

Preceded by a performance from Shaun Moore.

 


Ludic Acid present

Cat Sith Street Performances

1.45pm-2pm
3pm-3.15pm

 


Childrens’ Entertainment

12pm-4pm

Inflatables, face-painting and arts & crafts activities including kite, badge and wand-making.

OneRen’s super Skoobmobile will be at the event with lots of fun, games and summer reading!


Furry Murrys Adventure Playground

9.30am – 6pm

Soft play with interactive play equipment. Additional activities on the day in celebration of Sma’ Shot Day.


Tea Dance

1pm-3pm
Methodist Central Halls

Free but ticketed – 35 pairs of tickets available from Paisley Central Library from 27 May.

 


Sma’ Shot Cottages tours

12pm-4pm

Turn back the clock as you walk through the door into a typical 18th century weaver’s cottage.

 


Browns Lane Makers’ Market

12pm-6pm
Restoration & Creation, Courtyard, Browns Lane

Live music entertainment from local performers from 12pm-4pm

Childrens’ Workshops
10am-4pm

  • 10am-11am: Paisley Swatch Watch Clock; the children make a clock for their wall.
  • 11.30am-12.30pm: Paisley Lagoon Night Light; this is a bowl which the children paint and then lights are added.
  • 1.30pm-2.30pm: Paisley Friendship Bracelet.
  • 3pm-4pm: Sma’ Shot Painted Figures; paper dolls that are painted or coloured, in the design of a Mill Worker and a Knight.

 


Sma’ Shot at The Bungalow

Tom Urie’s Piano Jukebox
1pm

Sma’ Shot Poetry Slam
5pm

SHOUT! Soul Party with guest DJ Gerry McGuire
8pm

 


Project Ability textile exhibition

The Art Department
10am-4pm

 

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