5 things to do this weekend – 16 March 2018

Friday 16th March, 2018

There’s always a great choice of activities and fun things to do around Paisley and Renfrewshire – and this weekend is no different.

From arts festivals and concerts to fashion shows, exhibitions and walking tours, there’s something for everyone to enjoy over the next few days.

Here are five top things to see and do in the area this weekend.

RSPB Lochwinnoch Astronomy Evening

Want to find out more about the galaxy and the stunning stars that light up the night sky? Take a journey of discover to RSPB Lochwinnoch Astronomy Evening and see these wonders out in the open at the Nature Reserve (weather permitting). Speakers from the Astronomical Society of Glasgow will also be on hand to give you more information.

Date: Friday 16 March – RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve

Time: 7:30pm – 9pm.

Price: Adults: £6; Children: £4.80 (RSPB members: £4.80/£3.80)

Find out more at the RSPB Lochwinnoch website.


A Buddy Good Laugh

Now for something completely different… Paisley comedy club, a Buddy Good Laugh, returns for some Friday night fun at Lochwinnoch Arts Festival. Brought to you by Dead Sheep Comedy, the fantastic line-up features top comedians Des Clarke, Raymond Mearns and Graham Mackie.

Date: Friday 16 March – McKillop Institute, Lochwinnoch

Time: 7.30pm

Price: £10 (£8 conc) + booking fee

Find out more about the Lochwinnoch Arts Festival.


Heritage Walk: Paisley’s West End

Join the Urban Historian for a new heritage walk exploring the West End of Paisley. The tour will leave from the John Witherspoon Statue at the University of the West of Scotland main entrance on Paisley High Street before taking in the medieval boundary of Paisley, sites connected to the weaver poet Robert Tannahill and more.

Date: Saturday 17 March

Time: 12pm

Price: £5

Find out more with the Urban Historian.


Ripped Up by Re:Mode

Part rock gig, part eco-glam night; don’t miss ReMode’s Ripped Up fashion show with a difference. All the outfits on show have been reimagined from discarded fabric and clothing – and many of the items have been designed by the teenage models themselves. With live music from Ghostbaby and pop-up shops, the University of the West of Scotland Student Union is the fashionably fun place to be on Saturday night.

Date: Saturday 17 March – University of the West of Scotland Student Union

Time: 7pm – 10pm

Price: Free (suggested donation £2)

Find out more with Re:Mode.

Lou Fellingham

Paisley welcomes Brighton-based singer-songwriter Lou Fellingham to the spectacular surroundings of St Matthew’s Church on Sunday night. Lou and her band will perform their contemporary Christian music in what promises to be an incredible night of live music.

Date: Saturday 17 March – St Matthew’s Church, Paisley

Time: 7pm

Price: £10 (£7 concession)

Find out more at St Matthew’s Church.

Find out what else is on in the area

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I regularly visit the Paisley Museum and Art Galleries and Paisley Arts Centre and try to attend as many of the festivals and events in the town as possible... I particularly enjoy Sma’ Shot Day.

Laura Gray

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