Makers Space taking shape!
The new Paisley First Makers Space at Wellmeadow Street is taking shape, as part of a plan to boost creativity in the town’s artisan sector.
Renovation works at the old church began in July and the first makers are scheduled to move in next month.
The Makers Space will provide spaces where members share available tools and resources and a dedicated space whereby parties can sell their arts, crafts and wares to the general public.
Spaces will be available on easy terms and we aim to have the site bustling with a wide variety of artisans by the end of this year.
See the full story HERE
Paisley First Mural Series moves to Incle Street!
Paisley First has received some fantastic entries for the latest project in our Paisley First Walls Series.
Following on from the success of our recent murals in the town’s Johnston Street, Storie Street, Lawn Street and Lady Lane, we are now moving to Incle Street.
The wall at the side of Elma Whyte School of Dancing is one of the most prominent locations in the town as a main thoroughfare for traffic in and out of the town.
As a means of reflecting something of the town’s artistic heritage, of which the dance school is a part, the concept had to include a dominant yet uncluttered and contemporary paisley Pattern motif which forms the major part of design background.
Set into this pattern, there should be a clear symbol of the rich history of dance training which is synonymous with the building and throughout the town.
The winning entry will be revealed soon!
Our Paisley’s Got Talent winner has been crowned!
Hollie made it through to the final at Paisley’s County Square on Saturday 26th August and was voted the outright winner of our summer long talent competition!
Hollie sang an original song, entitled The Radio, for her first performance in the final whilst also playing the guitar and Aerosmith’s I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing was her choice for her second and final performance.
Read the full story of our Grand Final HERE
Paisley First artwork heralds new arrival at Gilmour Street Railway Station
Paisley First, with the support of the ScotRail Alliance, commissioned local artist Caroline Gormley to produce an artwork for a wall on the corridor to Platforms 1 to 4 in Paisley Gilmour Street Railway Station.
Commuters and visitors to the town have been amazed as they watched the transformation during the summer as Caroline and co-artist Sandy Guy worked tirelessly on the wall.
The talented duo have painted iconic people, places and historic moments from the town’s past – everything from a mill girl, a burning witch and Gerry Rafferty to Fulton Mackay, the Russell Institute and the Hillman Imp car.
Read the full story HERE