Your weekend round-up: 5 July 2019

Thursday 4th July, 2019

Get ready to party like it’s 1856 as Paisley’s annual Sma’ Shot Celebrations take place this weekend!

To mark the return of the annual event, we’ll be taking a closer look at some of the amazing Sma’ Shot celebrations happening around the town in this week’s What’s On guide.

Plus, find out more about more events taking place across Renfrewshire with the team.


Sma’ Shot Day – Paisley town centre – Saturday 6 July

Paisley’s annual Sma’ Shot Day will be returning to its roots in a new event site in the streets around the historic Sma’ Shot Cottages in Paisley’s town centre. Shuttle Street, New Street, Witherspoon Street and Brown’s Lane will all come alive with music, theatre, poetry, crafts and lots of family friendly activities. The fun starts with the colourful parade, led by the Charleston Drum, which leaves Brodie Park at 12 noon. Make sure you don’t miss the Burning of the Cork in the grounds of Paisley Arts Centre, performances on the Main Stage and much more! Get all the times, locations and info you need by clicking the link below.

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Sma’ Shot Cottages – Shuttle Street – 12pm – 5pm

Take a trip back in time and see what life was really like as a weaver in the 19th century at Saturday’s Sma’ Shot Day celebrations. The historic cottages will be open for fantastic guided tours with the volunteers. Plus, watch live weaving demonstrations with Paisley Museum’s textiles expert, Dan Coughlan. Or join the Renfrewshire Tapestry Group to contribute to the ‘Stitch in Time’ heritage project by adding your very own stitch to the growing tapestry.

When: Saturday 6 July

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Sma’ Shot Slam – Paisley Arts Centre – 7:00pm – 10pm

A favourite of the Sma’ Shot Day celebrations. See top poets from Paisley and beyond compete for the £50 prize money and entry to the Scottish Slam Finals in Edinburgh. This year’s event will take place in Paisley Arts Centre and features spoken word artists Jenny Lindsay and Martin O’Connor. Don’t miss this entertaining, oft-times hilarious, free event.

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Creative Craft Trail – Various venues – Friday 5 – Sunday 7 July

Celebrate Paisley’s making and creative heritage this Sma’ Shot Day by learning bespoke craft techniques from local artists in cafes and bars across the town. Follow the Creative Craft Trail and meet designers from InCube, Paisley’s creative business incubator, who’ll teach you how to crochet, embroidery, make your own jewellery and paint with watercolours. Workshops will run Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July. See the full list of what’s on with the trail by clicking the link below

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