Main Stage at Sma’ Shot Day 2019

Let’s party like it’s 1856! This year’s Sma’ Shot Day celebrations will see a full afternoon of free fun at the Main Stage on Paisley’s Witherspoon Street.

From music, dance and theatre to the booming sound of the Charleston Drummers – you won’t want to miss these amazing performances after the traditional Sma’ Shot Day parade.


12.45pm – 1.00pm – Main Stage opens

Gus from Pulse FM will welcome the Sma’ Shot Parade groups back to their roots in the streets around the historic Sma’ Shot Cottage as the afternoon of Main Stage fun begins in Witherspoon Street.

1.00pm – 1.15pm – Trade Union Speeches

Series of speeches from local trade unions.

1.30pm – 1.45pm – PACE present “Sma’ Shot Story”

PACE Youth Theatre present a dramatic re-enactment of the Sma’ Shot Story and the events surrounding the 19th-century victory by the town’s weavers over their bosses for payment of the Sma’ Shot.

2.00pm -2.30pm & 2:45pm – 3:30pm – Starlight Music Theatre

Starlight Music Theatre’s swing band will perform a mix of high energy swing classics and rock n roll with two thrilling performances. Plus, swing dancers will be on hand to perform demos and offer intstruction, so make sure to get you on the dance floor.

3.45pm – 4.15pm – 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 through Paisley TH.CARS2.

4.30pm – 5.00pm – Charleston Drummers ‘School of Rock’

Traditional Sma’ Shot drumming meets rock band! Loud ‘n’ Proud rock school bring together talented drummers of all ages to perform a thrilling finale on the Main Stage.

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