With events on hold and venues closed right now, the Future Paisley Podcast offers a series of conversations between people working in culture and in communities.
The episodes explore the impact of Covid-19 on culture and in neighbourhoods – with debate on the challenges, responses and ideas for the future.
The podcast can be listened to on Soundcloud with new episodes released every two weeks.
Future Paisley is a programme of economic, social and physical regeneration building on the work already done to use Paisley’s internationally-significant culture and heritage story to change its fortunes
Through a partnership of local, regional and national organisations, Future Paisley is harnessing the power of culture to change lives and places for the better across Renfrewshire.
Future Paisley Podcast #5: John Byrne’s Underwood Lane Special
The fifth Future Paisley podcast features Artistic Director of the Tron Theatre, Andy Arnold, and musical director, Hilary Brooks (Sunshine on Leith) who have an engaging and thought provoking discussion on the wonders of live theatre, place and music. The podcast also features a very special guest appearance from legendary Paisley born playwright and artist John Byrne, as he shares his memories of Paisley, and his experience writing of the play.
Future Paisley Podcast #4: Sound of The Lockdown
In the fourth instalment of the podcast Paisley musicians Linzi Clark (DRIFT) and Marie Collins (The Vegan Leather) have a conversation highlighting the incredible work they both do in nurturing and supporting vital connections with other musicians. They also address the struggles they have faced during lockdown and give an honest account of the highs and lows of being young women pursuing careers in music. This podcast highlights the importance of place for a creative community, and ends with a long list bands and musicians to listen too from Paisley and Renfrewshire!
Future Paisley Podcast #3: Culture, Community, Family and Faith
Welcome to Engage Renfrewshire’s New Buddies Network officer Gozie Joe Adigwe and Jambo! Radio founder George Tah. Gozie and George share an enriching conversation exploring cultures, heritage, place, diversity, language and family and look to a future shaped by understanding, tolerance and community.
Future Paisley Podcast #2: Lochwinnoch on Lockdown
This week, the podcast catches up with writer Alan Bissett and musician Crawford Smith. Based in Lochwinnoch, this episode explores the new roles they have found themselves in, the impact Covid-19 has had on their careers and their village, and looking at new ways of giving their work a platform.
Future Paisley Podcast #1: Cultural Conversations
The first Future Paisley podcast welcomes Sharon McAulay from Star Project and Alan McNiven from Engage Renfrewshire. This conversation explores the role that culture plays during lockdown and the rise of new digital barriers they are both working to overcome.