Things to do around town in March

Thursday 1st March, 2018

Whether you’re interested in dance, theatre, live music or outdoor exploring, there’s plenty happening around town to keep you entertained this month.

Beneath and Beyond – Paisley Museum – 1 March – 15 April

Explore this unique installation by artist Stephen Hurrel taking real-time data from one hundred earthquake monitoring stations around the world. The exhibition combines art, technology and nature for an immersive audio-visual experience. See and hear the movements deep within the Earth as they are captured live by the seismic stations.



Lochwinnoch Arts Festival – various venues – 13 – 25 March

Celebrating its 17th anniversary, the ever popular Lochwinnoch Arts Festival. This year’s event will welcome the likes of author Christopher Brookmyre and comedians Raymond Mearns and Des Clarke. There will also be a range of craft workshops, kids activities, live music and theatre experiences.


Renfrewshire Astronomical Society Meetings – 23 & 30 March – 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Renfrewshire Astronomical Society weekly meetings see members and guests get together for informal chats about all aspects of astronomy, recent news and other interests. The society often have guest speakers who come along to discuss their particular field of astronomy. The guest speaker on March 23 is Bonnie Steves,  Professor of Mathematical Astronomy at Glasgow Caledonian University.


St Mirren vs Dumbarton – Paisley 2021 Stadium – Tuesday 27 March – 7:45pm

St Mirren welcome visitors Dumbarton from across the River Clyde for a midweek league fixture at the Paisley 2021 Stadium. The Buddies will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the Scottish Championship table in what has often been a closely matched fixture between the two sides.


Conan the Dragon – Paisley Arts Centre – 29 Mar – 1.30pm

Celebrating the Puppet Animation Festival, Conan the Dragon is a traditional Scottish tale about a young hero called Conan, who against all odds, manages to defeat and banish a dragon terrorizing his remote village, in a faraway, forgotten region of ancient Scotland.

Told with hand crafted puppets, striking shadow silhouettes and an original musical soundtrack, this heart-warming tale for the whole family is presented in Yugen’s unique and humorous style.



Family Easter Bunny Breakfast – Dobbies Renfrew – 30 Mar – 9am – 10.30am

Enjoy a freshly cooked hot breakfast, before the little ones have fun participating in our egg-citing Easter craft activities. Kids will meet the Easter Bunny and receive a free Lindt chocolate bunny to take home and enjoy.

Plus there will also be a fancy dress competition at each Easter Bunny Breakfast. Make sure your little ones have their best bunny ears or mad hatter’s hat on to be in with a chance of winning the prize.

Easter Bunny Breakfasts are available at just £8.95 per child and £4.95 per adult from Friday 30th March until 2nd April.



Other things to do around Renfrewshire

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

Paisley has an understated beauty. Paisley is the confident, attractive character in the room that doesn’t need to shout about it but still lets you know it’s there. Paisley is a great walking town and you are always likely to discover something new in the streets whether you are exploring for five minutes or five hours.

Gary Chittick

Many urban areas would love to have a measure of the pedigree that this post-industrial conurbation boasts. Aside from its textile legacy, and illustrious denizens, Paisley has an incredible architectural heritage, from the 12th-Century Abbey, with its glorious Edward Burne-Jones windows, to its Victorian Observatory, to the stunning Art Deco Russell Institute.

Gemma Fullham
Reporter, Irish Independent