Weave and Sma’ Shot Day

This year, Paisley's Sma' Shot Day will be celebrated with Weave, a three-day festival and cultural programme!

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About Weave and Sma’ Shot Day

The programme has been revealed for a three-day arts festival set to take over Paisley town centre this summer, inspired by the town’s globally-significant heritage of weaving and radical politics.

The town’s annual Sma’ Shot Day celebration – one of the world’s oldest workers festivals – is this year joined by a wraparound cultural programme called Weave, as part of the push towards Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021.

Weave – on Friday 30 June, Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 July – is billed as a signature event in Scotland’s Year of Heritage, History and Archaeology 2017.
The event will reconnect the town’s weaving heritage and global connections via a programme boasting almost 40 shows across six venues and two outdoor live zones in Paisley’s historic town centre.

Programme highlights include:
• Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, the Scottish/English/Indian ensemble touring their new album Neuk Wight Dehli All-Stars;

• the premiere of Iranian textile artist Paria Goodarzi’s new show Mass Movement, influenced by her personal journey as a refugee rebuilding her life in Scotland;

• unveiling two new poems written by author and journalist Kirstin Innes and award-winning novelist, playwright and performer Alan Bissett at the Sma’ Shot Poetry Slam

• an outdoor family ceilidh, mass drum-off, and two live music stages – main stage in Abbey Close, hosted by DJs, and an outdoor stage at Paisley Arts Centre, hosted by Celtic Music radio;

• live music zones at Paisley Arts Centre and Shuttle Street on Saturday, 12noon to 10pm with Paisley Music Guild, Renfrewshire Trad, Create Renfrewshire, LNP and Brick Lane, and in The Cave, Shuttle Street on Sunday, 1 – 10pm;

• a poetry slam, storytelling sessions, and a series of talks, tours, workshops and demonstrations from local artists and designers, including traditional Paisley shawl weaving;

The event will also include all the traditional Sma’ Shot Day elements on the Saturday, including a parade through the town led by performance experts Walk the Plank, historic re-enactments by local youth theatre group PACE, and a pyrotechnic Burning of the Cork show outside Paisley Abbey.

The full bill can be viewed at www.paisley2021.co.uk.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Weave and Sma’ Shot Day are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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