While the Monday events and opportunities round-up has been kicking about on social media for a couple of months now, it’s great to be able to bring this feature to the website as well! These round-up posts happen every week and are here to capture a few of the creative and cultural events and opportunities happening in Renfrewshire or by Renfrewshire born or based practitioners. If you have an event, activity or opportunity that you’d like us to share and include in future round-ups, please send us an email through firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on social media with details.
Excitingly, this is also the first round-up where we can now direct you to our sparkling new community events page where you’ll be able to find these events listed alongside plenty of others and links to more information!
WORKSHOP: How to write a funding application with Briana Pegado
First up is a Scottish Artists’ Union online event, ‘How to write a funding application’. Book a spot via the Scottish Artists’ Union website then tune in online on Thursday 31st August 10.30-12noon on zoom to get valuable and practical guidance on the process of writing a successful funding application.
This workshop is led by Briana Pegado, “an artist and author of Make Good Trouble: A Guide to the Energetics of Disruption. She works as an anti-racism facilitator and consultant for arts organisations including Glasgow International, the Glasgow Connected Arts Network, and Africa In Motion Festival. She is Founder of the Edinburgh Student Arts Festival (ESAF), Community Engagement Producer for OMOS, and former Co-Director of We Are Here Scotland.”
One not to miss!! For event links and to find out more information click here.
WORKSHOPS: September workshop schedule at Restoration & Creation
Restoration and Creation are as busy as ever this September with a wide-range of workshops from block printing to soap making and of course, upholstery. There’s quite literally something for everyone. Head over to their page to see photos of incredible workshops they’ve had in the past (everyone always looks like they’re having the best time!). Learn a new skill, socialise in a welcoming group environment and enjoy the lovely setting of Restoration and Creation as well as getting to take home your new creation! What more could you want?!
To find out more information and to get links to Restoration & Creation, click here.
WORKSHOPS: Four Track Nights at the Refractive Hub
The new Refractive Media Space at the Witherspoon Building on Storie St is officially opening their doors and beginning a programme of film, media and sound workshops. This coming Saturday begins the first workshop in the Four Track Nights workshop series on experimental sound. These workshops will spread over six months (one Saturday a month, 7-9.30pm). Exciting to have a new space in Paisley – looking forward to seeing these workshops in action!
To find out more information and to get links to the Refractive Media Space, click here.
EVENT: Paint and a Pint at The Bungalow
Paint and a Pint is back again next week at The Bungalow. For only £3, you can attend, enjoy the open mic and use the art supplies provided for the ultimate Tuesday night paint session.
Sounds like pure bliss if you ask us, get more details and links here.
Fèis Phàislig Gaelic Choir call out for applications!
The Fèis Phàislig Gaelic Choir are welcoming new participants aged 8 to 18 years old with a passion for singing. Sessions take place on Tuesday evenings (term time) at Castlehead High School and are run by experienced, professional musicians, skilled in working with young people. Register now and keep the traditions alive – participants do not require previous knowledge of Gaelic!
For more information and to register your interest, click here.
WORKSHOP: Recycle or Dye – Rebellious Outfit Workshop by Remode
Remode are on fire continuing to deliver amazing textiles and fashion based workshops in Renfrewshire. Their newest workshop, ‘Recycle or Dye – Rebellious Outfit Workshop’, invites participants to spend the weekend making a rebellious outfit from reclaimed textiles using mending, patching, repairing and sewing techniques. Express your feelings while trying your hand at block printing and screen printing to make wearable artworks that call for change. Sounds like a positive and creative way to spend your weekend!
These workshops take place on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September – sign up for one or the full weekend, your choice! These workshops will be run by experimental milliner, textile artist and arts activist Kengkeng Watt.
For more information on the workshops and Remode, click here.
EVENT: Scope Renfrewshire’s Creative Showcase opening night
If you’ve been following along on socials you’ll be well aware of the upcoming Scope Renfrewshire ‘Creative Showcase 2023’. Super exciting that the opening night is less than two weeks away! Join Scope in their new space in the Piazza Shopping Centre to view new art pieces and celebrate creativity in Renfrewshire. Can’t wait! And if you’re cutting it close to the deadline, remember you’ve got until today (Monday 21st August) at 11.59pm to get your submissions for the showcase in.
For more information on this event (and Scope Renfrewshire), click here.
EVENT: Renfrewshire Doors Open Days
Renfrewshire Doors Open Days is back next weekend (Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September). Visit historical and unique venues in Renfrewshire and discover new gems just on your doorstep. There are over 40 venues taking part this year so you’ll have your weekend set moving between them – see you there!
For more information on Renfrewshire Doors Open Days, click here.
PACE Youth Theatre – New Term!
School’s back and so begins the new PACE Youth Theatre term. Weekly classes begin week commencing Monday 28th August – if you’re interested in becoming a member, apply to their waiting list and keep your fingers crossed, you’ll be the first to hear when new places become available! We constantly sing the praises of PACE -the talent of the participants and dedication of the staff is unmatched!- and can’t wait to see what this new term brings. Good luck to all those starting back and all who are beginning their PACE journey. Have a ball!
For more information on PACE Youth Theatre, click here.