Books events in Renfrewshire

View all the upcoming Books events taking place throughout Renfrewshire below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Renfrewshire

Open Book & Paisley Library Shared Reading Group

Open Book & Paisley Library Shared Reading Group

Selected dates between 28th October 2020 - 23rd June 2021
Online Event Renfrewshire

Join Open Book and Paisley Library for an hour of shared reading on Wednesday mornings!
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Paisley & District U3A Talks: Crime Writer Philip Caine

Paisley & District U3A Talks: Crime Writer Philip Caine

6th May 2021
Online Event Renfrewshire

Paisley & District U3A will be joined by crime writer Philip Caine for their latest online talk on 6th May as he discusses hot spots to crime spots!
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The Bungalow Bar Book Launch

The Bungalow Bar Book Launch

3rd June 2021

Join journalist Loudon Temple on June 3rd for the official launch of his long-awaited book, The Bungalow Bar – Stories from The Venue and Those Who Played There!
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Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

Selected dates between 23rd August 2021 - 18th December 2021
Various Locations Renfrewshire

Free, fun and fantastic! Renfrewshire Libraries run several interactive song, rhyme and story Bookbug sessions throughout the week!
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Events in East Renfrewshire

The Eaglesham Street Library

The Eaglesham Street Library

Selected dates between 31st October 2020 - 6th June 2021

The Eaglesham Street Library is an unmanned weekly box of donated books that sits outside the steps of the Montgomerie Hall every Saturday between 10am and 8pm.

Find out about The Eaglesham Street Library on What's On East Renfrewshire
East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

23rd August 2021 - 18th December 2021

Free, fun and fantastic! East Renfrewshire Libraries run several interactive song, rhyme and story Bookbug sessions!

Find out about East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions on What's On East Renfrewshire

Events in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Digital Lecture: The Brave New World of Edwardian Book Illustration and Design

Digital Lecture: The Brave New World of Edwardian Book Illustration and Design

26th May 2021

Join Jonathan Wild, Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh, for this talk on the design and illustration of books during the Edwardian period.

Caitlin Moran: More Than A Woman LIVE!

Caitlin Moran: More Than A Woman LIVE!

13th July 2021

Caitlin Moran is back on the road, and coming to the Festival Theatre Edinburgh and this time she’s celebrating getting older!

Find out about Caitlin Moran: More Than A Woman LIVE! on What's On Edinburgh
Fringe by the Sea: Helen McClory

Fringe by the Sea: Helen McClory

13th August 2021

Helen McClory, one of the most talented, innovative and original new fiction voices of the decade, will be in conversation with Jennifer Crichton, founder of The Flock.

Find out about Fringe by the Sea: Helen McClory on What's On Edinburgh
Fringe by the Sea: Irvine Welsh

Fringe by the Sea: Irvine Welsh

14th August 2021

Join Irvine Welsh at Fringe By The Sea as he chats about his books, film, career and life!

Find out about Fringe by the Sea: Irvine Welsh on What's On Edinburgh
Fringe by the Sea: Paul Murton

Fringe by the Sea: Paul Murton

14th August 2021

Join us at Fringe by the Sea for this talk with Paul Murton, presenter of the acclaimed BBC series Grand Tours of Scotland!

Find out about Fringe by the Sea: Paul Murton on What's On Edinburgh
Fringe by the Sea: Gavin Francis

Fringe by the Sea: Gavin Francis

15th August 2021

Award-winning writer and doctor Gavin Francis discusses two of his books at Fringe by the Sea.

Find out about Fringe by the Sea: Gavin Francis on What's On Edinburgh

Events in Fife

Bookbug Online Group Session

Bookbug Online Group Session

Selected dates between 25th January 2021 - 31st May 2021

These weekly online Bookbug sessions are fun for little ones aged 0-4 and their grownups, using Zoom.

Find out about Bookbug Online Group Session on What's On Fife

Events in Glasgow

Les Historiettes de la Bibliothèque

Les Historiettes de la Bibliothèque

Selected dates between 6th April 2021 - 8th June 2021

Join the Alliance Française Glasgow's librarian Anaïs for some historiettes/short stories in French with your little ones!

Find out about Les Historiettes de la Bibliothèque on What's On Glasgow
A City and a Family’s Story of Slavery

A City and a Family’s Story of Slavery

14th May 2021

Craig Lamont and Alex Renton will be joined by Glasgow councillor Graham Campbell and Naomi Shoba for an important discussion about an uncomfortable period in our history as part of Aye Write 2021.

Find out about A City and a Family’s Story of Slavery on What's On Glasgow
Beeswing

Beeswing

14th May 2021

Ivor Novello Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated legend Richard Thompson will discuss his new book, Beeswing, with James Yorkston as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about Beeswing on What's On Glasgow
Can You Trust What You Saw?

Can You Trust What You Saw?

14th May 2021

Join authors Imran Mahmood and Erin Kelly as they discuss their latest books with Ayo Onatade as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about Can You Trust What You Saw? on What's On Glasgow
Captivating Caribbean Fiction

Captivating Caribbean Fiction

14th May 2021

Join authors Monique Roffey and Leonie Ross for some captivating Caribbean fiction as they discuss their new books with Rodge Glass as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about Captivating Caribbean Fiction on What's On Glasgow
Challenging Muslim Stereotypes

Challenging Muslim Stereotypes

14th May 2021

Join Tawseef Khan and Zeba Talkhani as they discuss challenging Muslim stereotypes chaired by Kirsteen Paterson as part of Aye Write 2021.

Find out about Challenging Muslim Stereotypes on What's On Glasgow
Pete Paphides

Pete Paphides

14th May 2021

Join music journalist and broadcaster Pete Paphides as he discusses his memoir Broken Greek, a story of chip shops and pop songs, as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about Pete Paphides on What's On Glasgow
Scotland After The Pandemic

Scotland After The Pandemic

14th May 2021

Gerry Hassan, Katherine Trebeck, Joyce McMillan, Alan Bissett join Simon Barrow to discuss what Scotland could look like after the pandemic as part of Aye Write 2021.

Find out about Scotland After The Pandemic on What's On Glasgow
Travel Shouldn’t Cost the Earth

Travel Shouldn’t Cost the Earth

14th May 2021

Discover how to explore our beautiful world sustainably and responsibly with these two new books from authors Emma Gregg and Nina Karnikowski as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about Travel Shouldn’t Cost the Earth on What's On Glasgow
Vikki Reilly Introduces… Scottish Debuts

Vikki Reilly Introduces… Scottish Debuts

14th May 2021

Vikki Reilly from Publishing Scotland introduces a diverse range of new Scottish writing talent including Fiction, Memoir, short stories and crime as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about Vikki Reilly Introduces… Scottish Debuts on What's On Glasgow
When is a Change Gonna Come?

When is a Change Gonna Come?

14th May 2021

Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu and Emily Bernard discuss racism and anti-blackness in the UK and the US chaired by Amna Saleem as part of Aye Write 2021.

Find out about When is a Change Gonna Come? on What's On Glasgow
Big Ideas To Carry In Your Pocket

Big Ideas To Carry In Your Pocket

15th May 2021

Ahead of the 'Big Ideas To Carry In Your Pocket' series launch in summer 2021, a trio of Inklings authors will be coming to Aye Write to preview their work!

Find out about Big Ideas To Carry In Your Pocket on What's On Glasgow
Chris Leslie and John McDougall - A Balkan Journey

Chris Leslie and John McDougall - A Balkan Journey

15th May 2021

Join Chris Leslie and John McDougall for an illustrated talk discussing A Balkan Journey, a photographic tour through the towns and cities of post-conflict former Yugoslavia, as part of Aye Write!

Find out about Chris Leslie and John McDougall - A Balkan Journey on What's On Glasgow
Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe

Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe

15th May 2021

Join Niall Ferguson, one of Britain's most renowned historians, as he discusses his latest book, Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe, as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe on What's On Glasgow
Helen McClory & Ruth Thomas - Prize-winning Scottish Authors

Helen McClory & Ruth Thomas - Prize-winning Scottish Authors

15th May 2021

Prize-winning Scottish authors, Helen McClory and Ruth Thomas will discuss their latest books with Sara Davies as part of Aye Write 2021!

Journeys Outside and In

Journeys Outside and In

15th May 2021

Join authors Chris Dolan and Kieran Cunningham as they discuss their latest books with Vanessa Collingridge as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about Journeys Outside and In on What's On Glasgow
Katy Wix

Katy Wix

15th May 2021

Join award-winning comedian and writer Katy Wix as she discusses her memoir Delicacy with Kirsteen Paterson as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about Katy Wix on What's On Glasgow
Live the Life - Write the Books

Live the Life - Write the Books

15th May 2021

Novelists Peter Hain, James Brabazon and Sarah Sultoon have all used aspects of their day jobs when creating their thrillers, join them as they discuss their writing with Louise Fairbairn!

Find out about Live the Life - Write the Books on What's On Glasgow
Louise Welsh Introduces… Crime Debuts

Louise Welsh Introduces… Crime Debuts

15th May 2021

Louise Welsh, author of The Cutting Room amd The Plague Times Trilogy introduces some of the finest new writers in crime fiction as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about Louise Welsh Introduces… Crime Debuts on What's On Glasgow
Magical, Dazzling Fiction

Magical, Dazzling Fiction

15th May 2021

Join autors Jenni Fagan and Irenosen Okojie as they discuss their latest work with Rodge Glass as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about Magical, Dazzling Fiction on What's On Glasgow
Mel Giedroyc

Mel Giedroyc

15th May 2021

Join comedian, writer, actor and presenter Mel Giedroyc as she discusses her debut novel, The Best Things, with Gabriella Bennett as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about Mel Giedroyc on What's On Glasgow
One of the Family - Nicky Campbell

One of the Family - Nicky Campbell

15th May 2021

Join Nicky Campbell as he discusses his brave and moving memoir, One of the Family, with Siobhan Synnot as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about One of the Family - Nicky Campbell on What's On Glasgow
A Manifesto for Caring

A Manifesto for Caring

16th May 2021

Kirsteen Paterson is joined by Madeline Bunting and Gavin Francis as they discuss the crisis in care facing Britain as part of Aye Write 2021.

Find out about A Manifesto for Caring on What's On Glasgow
A Reassuring Look at Mental Health

A Reassuring Look at Mental Health

16th May 2021

Join authors Dean Burnett and Robin Dunbar for a reassuring look at mental health as part of Aye Write 2021.

Find out about A Reassuring Look at Mental Health on What's On Glasgow
A Time and Place to Breathe

A Time and Place to Breathe

16th May 2021

Theresa Talbot is joined by Dr Bill Mitchell and Linda Gask as they discuss the importance of prioritising your mental health.

Find out about A Time and Place to Breathe on What's On Glasgow
Beyond Yes and No: What Next For Scotland?

Beyond Yes and No: What Next For Scotland?

16th May 2021

Join Aye WRite's panel of politicians, cultural commentators, and writers as they wrestle with all of the big questions as part of Beyond Yes and No: What Next For Scotland?

Find out about Beyond Yes and No: What Next For Scotland? on What's On Glasgow
Feminism Without Borders

Feminism Without Borders

16th May 2021

Zoe Venditozzi is joined by authors Mona Elthaway and Koa Beck for a discussion exploring 'Feminism Without Borders' as part of Aye Write 2021.

Find out about Feminism Without Borders on What's On Glasgow
Jim Carruth Introduces… Fred D’Aguiar & Kayo Chingonyi

Jim Carruth Introduces… Fred D’Aguiar & Kayo Chingonyi

16th May 2021

Glasgow Makar Jim Carruth once again welcomes two poets who have not appeared at Aye Write before... Fred D’Aguiar & Kayo Chingonyi!

Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish chaired by Janice Forsyth

Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish chaired by Janice Forsyth

16th May 2021

Janice Forsyth will be joined by stars of Outlander, Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish as they discuss their adventure of a lifetime exploring the majesty of Scotland as part of Aye Write 2021!

The Books That Made Me... Andrew Marr

The Books That Made Me... Andrew Marr

16th May 2021

Join political journalist Andrew Marr as he shares his favourite books with Ruth Wishart as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about The Books That Made Me... Andrew Marr on What's On Glasgow
The Future Of Your Data

The Future Of Your Data

16th May 2021

Sean McNamara is joined by Tracey Follows and Sam Gilbert as they dicuss 'The Future Of Your Data' as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about The Future Of Your Data on What's On Glasgow
The Life and Legacy of James Baldwin

The Life and Legacy of James Baldwin

16th May 2021

Join Robert Jones, Jnr and James Campbell as they discuss the life and legacy of James Baldwin with Zoe Venditozzi as part of Aye Write 2021.

Find out about The Life and Legacy of James Baldwin on What's On Glasgow
A Pair of Wildly Compelling Novels

A Pair of Wildly Compelling Novels

21st May 2021

Experience the wild beauty of Scotland as authors Elizabeth Reeder and Elizabeth Haynes discuss their latest novels as part of Aye Write!

Find out about A Pair of Wildly Compelling Novels on What's On Glasgow
Eco Tips for Your Home and Family

Eco Tips for Your Home and Family

21st May 2021

Nancy Birtwhistle and Jen Gale share their top eco tips for your home and your family in this special event as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about Eco Tips for Your Home and Family on What's On Glasgow
Excavate: The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall

Excavate: The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall

21st May 2021

Bob Stanley and Tessa Norton discuss EXCAVATE! a vivid, definitive record - an illumination of the dark corners of the Fall's wonderful and frightening world as part of Aye Write 2021!

Four Centuries of Murder

Four Centuries of Murder

21st May 2021

ES Thomson will be joined by authors Craig Russell, Robbie Morrison and SG MacLean as they discuss their latest thrillers as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about Four Centuries of Murder on What's On Glasgow
Gripping, Wartime Thrillers

Gripping, Wartime Thrillers

21st May 2021

Authors Simon Scarrow, Jack Grimwood and Kjell Ola Dahl discuss their gripping, wartime thrillers with Jacky Collins as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about Gripping, Wartime Thrillers on What's On Glasgow
Immersive, Poetic Fiction

Immersive, Poetic Fiction

21st May 2021

Lee Randall is joined by authors Salena Godden and Courttia Newland as they discuss their latest work as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about Immersive, Poetic Fiction on What's On Glasgow
Maggie O’Farrell and Kate Mosse

Maggie O’Farrell and Kate Mosse

21st May 2021

Zoe Venditozzi will be joined by authors Maggie O'Farrell and Kate Mosse as they discuss their latest novels as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about Maggie O’Farrell and Kate Mosse on What's On Glasgow
My Rock ‘n’ Roll Friend

My Rock ‘n’ Roll Friend

21st May 2021

Nicola Meighan is joined by singer/songwriter Tracey Thorn as she discusses her book, My Rock 'n' Roll Friend, which explores 37 years of friendship between Thorn and drummer Lindy Morrison!

Find out about My Rock ‘n’ Roll Friend on What's On Glasgow
Tales from Gaeldom’s Past: Gaelic Historical Crime Fiction

Tales from Gaeldom’s Past: Gaelic Historical Crime Fiction

21st May 2021

Maureen MacLeod is joined by Calum L. MacLeod and Iain F. MacLeod to discuss their new crime novels as part of Aye Write 2021!

The Lockerbie Bombing: A Father’s Search for Justice

The Lockerbie Bombing: A Father’s Search for Justice

21st May 2021

Legendary journalist Kate Adie will be joined by Dr Jim Swire and co-author Peter Biddulph as they discuss the campaign to uncover the truth behind the Lockerbie bombing.

Find out about The Lockerbie Bombing: A Father’s Search for Justice on What's On Glasgow
Thrillers with a Drop of Horror

Thrillers with a Drop of Horror

21st May 2021

Douglas Skelton will be joined by authors Catriona Ward, Will Dean and Sarah Pearse as they discuss their latest thrillers as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about Thrillers with a Drop of Horror on What's On Glasgow
Welcome Home Shuggie Bain

Welcome Home Shuggie Bain

21st May 2021

Winner of the coveted Man Booker Prize in 2020 for Shuggie Bain, author Douglas Stuart will join comedian and writer Janey Godley for an evening of conversation as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about Welcome Home Shuggie Bain on What's On Glasgow
A Pair of Explosive Thrillers

A Pair of Explosive Thrillers

22nd May 2021

Join SAS hero Chris Ryan and SAS: Who Dares Wins star Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham as they discuss their new thrillers as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about A Pair of Explosive Thrillers on What's On Glasgow
A Renewable Energy Revolution

A Renewable Energy Revolution

22nd May 2021

Susan Dalgetty is joined by Todd Westbrook and Stephen Peake as they discuss their books and the renewable energy revolution as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about A Renewable Energy Revolution on What's On Glasgow
Extraordinary Stories Based on Real Events

Extraordinary Stories Based on Real Events

22nd May 2021

Lee Randall will be joined by authors Clare Chambers and Emma Stonex as they discuss their new books as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about Extraordinary Stories Based on Real Events on What's On Glasgow
Fish Out-of-Water Memoirs

Fish Out-of-Water Memoirs

22nd May 2021

Vanessa Collingridge is joined by authors Tabitha Lasley and Musa Okwonga as they discuss their memoirs as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about Fish Out-of-Water Memoirs on What's On Glasgow
How To Stop Fascism

How To Stop Fascism

22nd May 2021

What kind of world do we want to live in? And what are we going to do about it? Join author Paul Mason as he discusses these questions with Ruth Wishart as part of Aye Write 2021.

Find out about How To Stop Fascism on What's On Glasgow
Of Birds and Men

Of Birds and Men

22nd May 2021

Ali Braidwood is joined by writers Charlie Gilmour and Jonathan Meiburg as they discuss their latest books as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about Of Birds and Men on What's On Glasgow
Rodge Glass Introduces… Fiction Debuts

Rodge Glass Introduces… Fiction Debuts

22nd May 2021

The novelist and biographer Rodge Glass introduces Helen Fisher, Bryan Washington, Megan Nolan, Mateo Askaripour, Fiona Scarlett and Caleb Azumah Nelson, six vivid new voices in fiction!

Find out about Rodge Glass Introduces… Fiction Debuts on What's On Glasgow
The American Way: Stories of Invasion

The American Way: Stories of Invasion

22nd May 2021

The American Way: Stories of Invasion is a new anthology which re-examines the history of America's interventions on foreign soil.

Find out about The American Way: Stories of Invasion on What's On Glasgow
Finding Your Way Through Grief

Finding Your Way Through Grief

23rd May 2021

Zoe Venditozzi is joined by The Reverend Richard Coles and Sasha Bates as they discuss their books which are personal accounts of how they have found their way through grief.

Find out about Finding Your Way Through Grief on What's On Glasgow
Late Bloomers

Late Bloomers

23rd May 2021

Theresa Talbot is joined by writers Mike Gayle and Matt Cain as they discuss their latest books as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about Late Bloomers on What's On Glasgow
New Scottish Thrillers

New Scottish Thrillers

23rd May 2021

Join Alan Gillespie, Alison Irvine and Sharon Bairden as they discuss their new thrillers with Aye Write programmer Bob McDevitt!

Find out about New Scottish Thrillers on What's On Glasgow
Provocative, Elemental Fiction

Provocative, Elemental Fiction

23rd May 2021

Mark West is joined by Diane Cook and Ewan Morrison as they discuss their latest books as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about Provocative, Elemental Fiction on What's On Glasgow
The Healing Power of Nature

The Healing Power of Nature

23rd May 2021

Join Kathleen Hart and Alexis Fleming as they discuss the healing power of nature with Frankie Burr as part of Aye Write 2021!

Find out about The Healing Power of Nature on What's On Glasgow
The Wild Isles

The Wild Isles

23rd May 2021

Join Patrick Barkham as he discusses his book, In The Wild Isles, alongside three of his contributors, Kapka Kassabova, Esther Woolfson & Amanda Thomson!

Find out about The Wild Isles on What's On Glasgow
Gelong Thubten: A Monk’s Guide To Happiness Live

Gelong Thubten: A Monk’s Guide To Happiness Live

10th September 2021

Mindfulness pioneer Gelong Thubten will bring 'A Monk's Guide To Happiness' to Oran Mor Glasgow on Friday 10th September 2021.

Find out about Gelong Thubten: A Monk’s Guide To Happiness Live on What's On Glasgow
The Big Glasgow Comic Mart

The Big Glasgow Comic Mart

30th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

The Big Glasgow Comic Mart returns on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st October to Glasgow City Centre and the Trades Hall after a long hiatus!

Find out about The Big Glasgow Comic Mart on What's On Glasgow
BGCP Comic Con: Largs

BGCP Comic Con: Largs

12th March 2022

Returning for a fourth year, BGCP Comic Con presents Largs Comic Con 2022 on Saturday 12th March!

Find out about BGCP Comic Con: Largs on What's On Glasgow
BGCP Comic Con: Shawlands

BGCP Comic Con: Shawlands

1st May 2022

BGCP Comic Con is coming to Shawlands in May 2022, with an array of awesome themed activities, traders and fun for all ages!

Find out about BGCP Comic Con: Shawlands on What's On Glasgow
BGCP Comic Con: Loch Lomond

BGCP Comic Con: Loch Lomond

2nd July 2022 - 3rd July 2022

BGCP Comic Con returns to Loch Lomond Shores on 2nd & 3rd July with a family-friendly event suitable for heroes of all ages!

Find out about BGCP Comic Con: Loch Lomond on What's On Glasgow

Events in Lanarkshire

BGCP Comic Con: Rutherglen

BGCP Comic Con: Rutherglen

5th February 2022

It's that time of year to suit up, put on your best cape and mask to make your way to the the iconic Rutherglen Town Hall on Saturday 5th February for the return of BGCP Comic Con: Rutherglen!

Find out about BGCP Comic Con: Rutherglen on What's On Lanarkshire

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Events in Other Areas

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Popular Events

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Highwood
Enjoy a beautiful woodland walk around 50 acres of native bluebells, primroses and wild garlic when Highwood near Kilmacolm opens it's doors as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme!
Paisley Farmers Market
Ayrshire Farmers Markets hold a market in Paisley Town Centre on the second and last Saturdays of each month!
Mummy and Baby Workout
Join Jones&Us for a free Mummy and Baby Workout every Saturday in Paisley's Fountain Gardens all year round!
Superleague Sessions
Basketball Paisley are excited to announce that they are bringing back their Superleague basketball sessions every Monday evening or Sunday afternoon!
Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions
Free, fun and fantastic! Renfrewshire Libraries run several interactive song, rhyme and story Bookbug sessions throughout the week!

Popular Venues

Beacon Arts Centre Braehead Arena Johnstone Town Hall Paisley Arts Centre The Bungalow Paisley