4 things to do this weekend – 20 April 2018

Friday 20th April, 2018

Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Well don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Castle Semple Centre and Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park have a host of fun, family events taking place on Saturday and Sunday – with both days’ activities definitely not to be missed.

After securing the SPFL Championship title with a draw against second-placed Livingston last weekend, St Mirren fans will be getting ready to party at a special celebration event in the town centre on Saturday.

There’s also a fantastic Year of Young People 2018 event being held in Paisley on Sunday – which is part of the Scottish Government’s programme of themed years.

With that selection, Paisley and Renfrewshire is definitely the place to be this weekend.

 

Travelling Gallery visits Castle Semple

Are teenage dreams so hard to beat? That’s the theme of the Travelling Gallery’s spring tour – which comes to Castle Semple Visitor Centre on Saturday. The Travelling Gallery is a mobile art space inside a custom-built bus, bringing stunning art exhibitions to communities and schools across the country. The exhibition explores our formative years and will include work by contemporary artists Arpita Shah, Alice Theobald and Holly White alongside archive material from Museum of Childhood, Edinburgh.

Date: Saturday 21 April – Castle Semple Centre

Time: 10pm – 4pm

Find out more with Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park.

 

St Mirren league title celebrations

There will be partying on the streets of Paisley as St Mirren’s SPFL Championship winning side are honoured with an open-top bus parade through the town centre. The celebrations will take place following Saturday’s match with local rivals Greenock Morton, with the bus leaving the Paisley 2021 Stadium before 7pm. It will then travel to the town centre, ending at a special stage for the trophy presentation in Bridge Street, behind Paisley Abbey, at around 7:30pm. Come along and celebrate the Saints return to the top-tier of Scottish football.

Date: Saturday 21 April

Time: St Mirren v Morton – 3pm kick-off

The bus parade will begin from Paisley 2021 Stadium to Paisley Town Centre before 7pm.

Find out more with Renfrewshire Council.

 

Operation Outdoors

Head to Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park for a fun reminder of how important it is to behave responsibly when you’re out enjoying the Renfrewshire countryside. Enjoy games and activities with people who work in the outdoors including Donald Cochrane, a local farmer and head of Renfrewshire Access Panel. Donald will be bringing his lovable dog Ella – short for Princess Cinderella – who was affectionately named by his granddaughter. Bring along your dog to meet Snelly the sheep or grab your bike for a leisurely cycle – and even learning how to make your own smoothies using cycle power!

Date: Sunday 22 April – Castle Semple Centre

Price: Free

Find out more with Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park.

 

Year of Young People 2018 Family Fun Day

Enjoy this family fun and music day as part of the Scottish Government’s Year of Young People 2018 programme. The event will feature live music from talented, up-and-coming Paisley musicians Jordan Stewart, Mathew Gibb and Lisa Kowalski who have come together to perform as Acoustico. There’s also an Easter Egg Hunt, displays from a number of dance groups and entertainment organised by local youth and community groups.

Date: Sunday 22 April – Wynd Centre Paisley

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Price: Free

Find out more about Acoustico and the Family Fun Day.

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I've lived and worked around Paisley for the majority of my life and so it holds a special place for me - it'll always be a place I see as home. Paisley is unique with a great mix of people, places and events to enjoy throughout the year.

Gary Chittick
Photographer

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