Make your way down to Brown’s Lane during this year’s Sma’ Shot Day celebrations to enjoy poetry, spoken word, live music and drumming.
This is where you’ll find the Dooslan Stane stage – inspired by the Dooslan Stane at Brodie Park, where historically weavers would gather to speak out on matters of the day. The line up will be as follows:
- 12.45pm A Pageant of Paisley
Community performers from the Paisley Players, the South End Action Centre and the Star Project present a series of street performances – devised with Grinagog Theatre Company – which explore the town’s history and reference 1929’s Pageant of Paisley. Funded by TH.CARS2.
- 1.30pm Jim King
A regular on the Glasgow folk circuit, writer and performer Jim will play songs about events and people from the area.
- 2pm Trade Union speakers
- 2.15pm Pauline Vallance
A talented singer songwriter and clarsach player, Pauline will play songs with both a local and international flavour.
- 2.45pm CREATE Paisley’s Momentum Poets
Momentum – which runs from 1-5 July – is a week-long adventure in art, film and spoken word poetry for young people aged 14-18.
The project explores ideas and creative ways to positively protest the excessive nature of consumer lifestyle, including plastic pollution and food waste.
Throughout the week, young people will be able to opt in to an artform to create a protest piece about the issues they identify through art, film or poetry.
Young people will then showcase their final poetry pieces on the Dooslan Stane stage on Sma’ Shot Day.
- 3.15pm Junkman’s Choir
The Ayrshire duo will perform upbeat trad tunes and punked up Burns’ songs.
- 3.45pm Paisley’s Songwriting Heritage
Supported by TH.CARS2, this slot will see performances of brand new songs inspired by Paisley’s songwriting and poetry heritage written by community participants led by musician Michael Cassidy.
- 4.15pm – 4.45pm Petra Taylor
The Paisley-based singer songwriter will perform some of her own material as well as some well know covers.