Paisley Town Hall Activities at Weave

Circus Skills – Pirates and Princess
12:00pm – 5:00pm, North Minor Hall

A feast of activities for kids of all ages – opportunities to get active, creative and most of all have fun.

KCD presents ‘People of Paisley’ Art Workshop
1.00pm – 5.00pm, Alexander Wilson Suite

Award-winning architect and designers Krisztina and James McCulloch help you create a unique design of Paisley’s historic buildings to take away. Ages 6+

JuJu Books presents Woven Spine Bookbinding Workshop
1.00pm – 5.00pm, Alexander Wilson Suite          

Using Coats linen and a selection of high quality recycled paper to bind your own book to take away. Ages 14+

Block Print Workshops for all ages with Paria Goodarzi
1.00pm – 5.00pm, Alexander Wilson Suite          

Learn how to print and use a stamp / block print to design your own tote bag using the Paisley Pattern.

Crafts with Louisa presents Stamping and Collaging Workshop
1.00pm – 5.00pm, Alexander Wilson Suite

Get the kids’ creative juices flowing with a fishy masterpiece to be proud of!

Sma’ Shot Poetry Slam
7:00pm–10:00pm, Alexander Wilson Suite

Poets from Paisley and beyond compete for the £50 prize money and entry to the Scottish Slam Finals in Edinburgh.

Main Stage Activities at Weave

Compere (Gus Michael, Pulse FM) Opens Weave Festival and Sma’ Shot Day
1:15pm – 1:20pm, Main Stage

PACE Youth Theatre presents Sma’ Shot Story
1.20pm – 1.40pm, Main Stage

A special performance of the events surrounding the struggles of Paisley weavers and the payment for the Sma’ Shot.

Right2Dance presents ‘White Cart River Story’
1.45pm – 2.00pm, Abbey Bridge               

Unique choreography on Abbey Bridge by Right2Dance telling the story of Paisley’s historical relationship with the White Cart River.

Burning of the Cork
2.00pm – 2.15pm, Cotton Street               

This year’s burning of the cork has a brand new design that’s not to be missed – have your camera at the ready!

Outdoor Family Ceilidh with Drams Ceilidh Band
2.20pm – 3.10pm, Main Stage

An energetic ceilidh for all the family featuring four of Scotland’s finest folk musicians.

That Swing Sensation & Boogie Box Jive
3.45pm – 4.45pm, Main Stage    

Scotland’s award-winning swing band performs a mix of swing classics and rock & roll.

Paisley Abbey Activities at Weave

Makers’ Market
12.00pm – 5.00pm

Clothing, jewellery, accessories, interior design, gifts and souvenirs by some of Scotland’s most innovative designers.

Village Storytelling Centre’s Storytelling Yurt – ‘Sma Shot Stories’
1:00pm – 5:00pm

Discover more about the Sma’ Shot story, Paisley’s weaving heritage and the weavers traditional trips ‘doon the watter’ from professional storytellers. Suitable for all ages.

Re-Mode present Clothing Re-design Workshops
1.00pm – 4.00pm             

Drop in and learn some simple techniques to mend and adapt clothing with designers from Re-Mode. You can also browse and buy from a pop-up rail.

Abbey Close Activities at Weave

Sma’ Shot Parade
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Brodie Park to Abbey Close

Artists in collaboration with community groups, performers and musicians, this year’s parade brings to life the traditional weaver’s holiday and trip ‘doon the watter’.

Seaside Experience
12.00pm – 5.00pm

Forget travelling to the seaside this summer – we’re bringing it to you! Enjoy the sandy beach, ice-cream and candyfloss for the kids.

‘Watch, Fly, Come & Try’ – Aerial workshops
12.00pm – 5.00pm, Abbey Close

Try a trapeze, climb a silk and turn upside down with drop in taster sessions throughout the afternoon. Suitable for all the family – both young and old can come and have a go.

Puppet shows with Big Top Circus
1.00pm – 5.00pm, Abbey Close

Recapture the magic of the seaside with traditional puppet show featuring a cast of colourful characters.

Bubble Making with Big Top Circus
12.00pm – 5.00pm

An exciting range of bubble themed party tricks and activities.

All or Nothing presents ‘All aboard!’ – Spectacular aerial performances
12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm and 4:30pm, Abbey Close

Aerialists will amaze you as they spin and whirl with aerial acts, complete with deckchairs, bunting, beach balls and good old bucket and spades.

Activities around town at Weave

Sma’ Shot Weavers in Residence
12.00pm – 4.00pm, Sma’ Shot Cottages, Shuttle Street

Go back in time and view weaving demonstrations in the authentic Sma’ Shot Cottages.

Weave Demonstrations
12.00pm – 4.00pm, Sma’ Shot Cottages, Shuttle Street

Drop in to to see weaving demonstrations from Dan Coughlan, curator of textiles at Paisley Museum and Art Galleries.

Tours of Sma’ Shot Cottages
12.00pm – 4.00pm, Sma’ Shot Cottages, Shuttle Street

Turn back the clocks to see how weavers worked and lived in the 18th century.

Weaving Demonstrations
12:30pm – 3:30pm, Paisley Museum and Art Galleries’ Loom Gallery     

Weaving demonstrations with award-winning textile designer and weaver, Mariam Syed.

Paisley Camcorder Club presents ‘Doon the Watter’
3:00pm – 4:30pm and 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Paisley Arts Centre         

A beautifully crafted mix of film and live music with an opportunity to reminiscence and chat. Piano accompaniment by Alistair Iain Paterson. Tickets £2

Textiles Demonstrations
12.30pm – 3.30pm, Paisley Thread Mill Museum, Abbey Mill Business Centre, 12 Seedhill Road

Demonstrations of traditional textile techniques focusing on weaving including spinning and dyeing.

The Artisan’s Institute – Weaving Exhibition
9.00am – 4.00pm, Paisley Arts Centre Cafe

Display of woven samples created in community workshops, delivered by the Fashion and Textiles department of Glasgow Clyde College.

Family Fun Times

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