Sma’ Shot Day

Saturday 4 July, 2020

So much creativity and talent!

Enjoy some of our Sma’ Shot Day videos we posted as we celebrated the famous victory of the weavers.


CREATE Live Open Mic

Nothing wrong with starting early! Get your Sma’ Shot weekend up-and-running by joining CREATE Paisley and host Jordan Stewart for an unplugged Live Open Mic night featuring young singer/songwriters from across Renfrewshire.


Bang a Drum for Sma’ Shot! / Local Voices / This Is Our Day

Time to really get your Sma’ Shot Day going … and make it loud!

Provost Lorraine Cameron and our Charleston Drummer, Tony Lawler, will get us started off, then it’s over to you – make as much noise as you can!

We’ll also hear from some of our Local Voices as they speak about what Sma’ Shot Day means to them…

It’s then time to really raise the roof and join in the Sma’ Shot anthem with PACE Youth Threate bringing us an online version of This Is Our Day.


The Sma’ Shot Story: A Radio Play

Listen in to our friends at Paisley FM as they brodcast this very special radio play from PACE about the historic origins of Sma’ Shot Day.


PACE Drama & Storytelling

Join the team from PACE for two workshop sessions created just for Sma’ Shot Day – an interactive storytelling workshop suitable for 3-7 year olds and for those aged 7+, an activity-based workshop around the theme of hopes and dreams for the future.


A Sma’ Token

Get ready for an art attack! CREATE Paisley will show you how to make postcard for our modern-day heroes. It’s time to get creative!


Sma’ Shot Day Tea Dance

Turn up the radio and choose your partner for an afternoon up on your feet dancing to some old favourites. Our friends at Paisley FM host this special edition of this popular favourite featuring John Findlay on keyboards.


Remembering Scotland’s Auschwitz Heroine

Unison Renfrewshire will share a special podcast discussing the life of Jane Haining – the Scot recognised as ‘Righteous Among the Nations’ after the tragic events of the Holocaust.


Mill Girls and Thread Queens, The Machinery of Making and Paisley in Stitches

Explore Paisley’s heritage with these short films made as part of Renfrewshire Council’s THCARS2 project.


Connecting Threads

People from across Renfrewshire have been submitting their own short videos of dances created to a special new soundtrack. Enjoy these two short films showcasing the best of our creativity.


Connecting Threads Dance Along Live

All movers and groovers big and small, near and far, are invited to join Marie Williamson in dancing along to the funky new Sma’ Shot inspired music track composed by Dave Boyd.


Creative Writing: Paisley Radicals

Join Civil Disobedience as we explore Paisley’s role in the Radical War and examine parallels with today’s society. This online creative writing workshop asks participants to explore their own ‘radical’ behaviours in the past or aspirations for the future.


Art Boss – ‘This Is For The’

The premiere of a fantastic new poem written by young carers and care-experienced young people in Renfrewshire thanking everyone who has helped them through lockdown.


Dooslan Staying Hame

A celebration of Renfrewshire’s cultural activism. Host Shaun Moore, local poets and spoken word artists will share new work inspired by some of the Sma’ Shot 2020 themes.


Paisley in Song

Five new songs from young Renfrewshire songwriters feature in this exclusive online showcase – two new songs specially commissioned and written for this year’s Sma’ Shot Day in collaboration between the young songwriters and Michael Cassidy, with other songs  written in 2019 as part of Renfrewshire Council’s THCARS2 project.


Sma’ Shot Sma’sh Hits

Renfrewshire Leisure and The Bungalow bring you some of the best music talent around in this special partnership for Sma’ Shot Day. Enjoy online sets from some great performers in this unique showcase of Renfrewshire’s burgeoning music scene.



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Get in the Sma' Shot Day spirit!

More Sma' Shot Day fun for the kids!

Exploring our history and heritage

Music & poetry inspired by Sma' Shot Day

A very special late addition to our programme ...

The online programme will offer great opportunities for everyone to get creative and involved in celebrating this great day in a new way. I for one will be looking forward to logging on and getting involved in the fun!

Lorraine Cameron
Provost of Renfrewshire

Learn more about the history of Sma' Shot Day