Things to do in Paisley and Renfrewshire this weekend – 24 August

Friday 24th August, 2018

Each Friday, the Paisley.is team will be providing you with a guide to some of the top events and things to do in Renfrewshire over the weekend.

With a host of great activities taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you’ll be spoiled for choice for ways to enjoy yourself.

From great gigs and music nights to family fun at festivals and gala days, take a closer look at what’s on in Renfrewshire this weekend.

 

Paisley International Tango Festival 2018

Grab your partner and embrace the passion as the Paisley International Tango Festival returns for the second year. Held in the heart of Paisley over three days, this is your opportunity to try this Latin dance favourite – whether you’re an experienced dancer or just fancy trying something new. The festival is set to attract visitors from far and wide, so why not come and join the fun at the evening Milongas, dance workshops and ‘tango taster’ sessions led by world-class teachers.

When: Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August

Where: Wallneuk North Church (Friday and Sunday – 7:30pm), Lagoon Leisure Centre (Saturday – 8:30pm)

Find out more on the Paisley International Tango Festival website. (Link opens in a new browser window).

 

 

NNE Presents STIPE – The Best of R.E.M.

R.E.M. fans won’t want to miss this tribute to one of the biggest bands in rock music. STIPE will be performing the very best of the band’s back catalogue live at The Bungalow in Paisley, including top hits Losing My Religion, Everybody Hurts, Man on the Moon, Orange Crush and many more. Fronted by Rick Southern – whose appearance and voice bares uncanny likeness to R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe – STIPE will provide a fantastic nostalgia trip for all in attendance.

When: Friday 24 August 8pm – 1am

Where: The Bungalow, Paisley

Price: £12

Check for ticket availability and more information. (Link opens in a new browser window).

 

 

St Mirren v Livingston

St Mirren welcome Livingston to the Simple Digital Arena in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday afternoon. Both sides will be desperate to secure the three points in this early-season encounter which is bound to provide an entertaining spectacle.

When: Saturday 25 August, 3pm

Where: Simple Digital Arena, Paisley

Price: Varied – see website for details

Check for ticket availability on the St Mirren FC website. (Link opens in a new tab)

 

 

Johnstone Gala Day

Don’t miss a full afternoon of fun at Johnstone Gala Day this Sunday! This free event will see a live stage, managed by the town’s Splash Productions, with singing and dancing all day including a performance by Zoe Tait – The Ladybugg. Other activities include a dog show, children’s rides and bouncy castle, stalls full of games, crafts, food, toys and a display by Renfrewshire Model Railway Club.

When: Sunday 26 August, 12:30pm – 4:30pm

Where: Thomas Shanks Park, Johnstone

Price: Free

Find out more about Johnstone Gala Day. (Link opens in a new browser window).

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Wandering down cobbled wynds, up hidden stairs, going inside the wonderful green-roofed abbey and finding the tomb of Marjorie Bruce – what a revelation. Paisley is so rich with history – and I started wondering – why do we not shout about this place more? Why don’t we tell Paisley’s story to the world?

Karen Campbell
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