The Wee Spree Festival

The Wee Spree returns to this year's Spree Festival with plenty of fun activities to keep the kids entertained during the October holidays!

The Wee Spree Festival

About The Wee Spree Festival

11th Oct 2019 to 19th Oct 2019
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Various Locations Renfrewshire
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The popular programme of kids activities will take place as part of the annual Spree arts festival from 11-19 October with thousands set to be entertained during the school holiday period.

The festival coincides with The Spree festival of music and comedy set to take over the town centre. The magical Salon Perdu Spiegeltent will be located in the town’s County Square for the duration of the festival and will host much of The Wee Spree programme.

Youngsters can learn how to be Circus Stars (Weds 16 Oct) from hula hooping and juggling to tightwire with the team from Glasgow’s Aerial Edge.

For budding young comedians, Comedy4Kids (Fri 18 Oct) will host a free workshop helping kids ‘find the funny’ before putting some of the best stand-ups and sketch artists on the circuit in front of a family audience in the Spiegeltent.

Families can get active together with two sessions of Family Yoga (Fri 19 Oct) led by Renfrewshire Leisure, while little ones will love the Bookbug sessions (of song, rhyme, music and stories organised by Renfrewshire Libraries.

Family celebrations of music are at the heart of the programme with Mini Manoeuvres (Sun 13 Oct) and Baby Loves Disco (Sun 13 Oct) shows letting families have ‘a gig experience’ together.

The ever-popular FUNBOX gang bring their Rocking All Over the World show to the festival (Tues 15 Oct) and the Spiegeltent will host two special BSL-signed screenings of Dance Along Mary Poppins Returns for families (Thurs 17 Oct).

Paisley’s strong tradition of commitment to Gaelic music and culture will be celebrated during the festival when the popular local Fèis Phàislig host a Stramash in the Spiegeltent (Fri 19 Oct). Traditional music will also be showcased at the free Trad Tunes for Tiny People and Big Music for Little Ears shows (Weds 16 Oct).

There will also be two shows specially designed for young people with additional support needs and their carers (Fri 18 Oct) – a film screening of kids favourite Paddington 2 in the Spiegeltent and an Animation Workshop run by Cinemor77 in the Methodist Central Halls. A second animation workshop open to all will run in the same venue later on that day.

Entertainment of another kind comes from the Computer Xplorers (Sat 12 Oct) who will teach kids how to program their own robot using the latest technology. Fans of LEGO will want to sign up for one of the Bricks4Kidz camps (Tues 15 Oct) in the Methodist Central Hall which will have a Paisley-inspired twist featuring lions, walruses and crocodiles.

And the fun isn’t limited to Paisley - the Wee Spree will also reach Johnstone this year with the Soundplay Dome in Johnstone Town Hall (Fri 18 and Sat 19 Oct) supported by Creative Scotland – a magical sensory space where children and adults of all ages can explore sound and light.

Tickets for The Wee Spree go on sale from 10am on Friday 21 June!

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While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for The Wee Spree Festival are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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Comedy Lates With Fred MacAulay

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ModStuff

ModStuff

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LNP Promotions' ModStuff returns for a seventh year - a fantastic day of Mod culture and music in Paisley as part of the annual Spree Festival!
Lost Map’s Lost Weekend Sunday Social

Lost Map’s Lost Weekend Sunday Social

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The Spree: Catch an eclectic showcase of stripped back, loved-up, and spaced-out acts from LOST MAP, the lo-fi label run by Pictish Trail on the Hebridean Isle of Eigg, at Paisley Arts Centre!
The Snuts

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Known for their big tunes and incredible live shows, West Lothian band The Snuts are not to be missed! Catch them at this year's Spree Festival on Sunday 13th October!
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Hue and Cry

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Hue and Cry will perform live in the Spiegeltent on Monday 14th October as part of this year's Spree Festival!
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GLASVEGAS

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Platinum-selling indie-rockers Glasvegas perform their only full-band Scottish date of the year on Tuesday 15th October as part of the Spree Festival!
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16th October 2019
Don't miss Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys live in Paisley at the Spiegeltent on Wednesday 16th October as part of the Spree Festival!
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Paisley In Song

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The Spree: Paisley In Song at Paisley Arts Centre on Thursday 17th October is a celebration of Paisley's songwriting heritage!
PP Arnold

PP Arnold

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London's First Lady of Soul PP Arnold will perform live in the Spiegeltent on Thursday 17th October as part of the Spree Festival!
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18th October 2019
The multi-award-winning singer-songwriter Karine Polwart brings her Scottish Songbook to the Spree Festival – a collection of pop classics spanning more than 50 years!
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18th October 2019
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The Spree Festival: All the way from Tennessee, USA, join the inventors of 'rockgrass' Hayseed Dixie for a lively late-night closing party in the Spiegeltent!

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