Spree for All 2017

The Spree for All is gearing up to build on its debut last year and is returning even bigger and better than before!

The fringe event for Paisley’s national arts festival The Spree promises a packed programme of live music, poetry readings, stand-up comedy and lots more.

Organised by local music charity LNP Promotions with Bricklane Studios and sponsored by Paisley First, local bars, cafés and restaurants will host a string of live gigs across the town from 14th – 22nd October.

There will be a Family Zone in the High Street on both Saturdays during the event with music, magicians, balloon artists and face painters.

Paisley First Chairman Ian Henderson said: “Paisley has a vibrant cultural scene and we are delighted to support Spree for All in their efforts to take The Spree to venues across the town centre.

“We are hoping to encourage as many people as possible to visit the town and take a fresh look at all Paisley has to offer.”

Interactive theatre company Mischief La-Bas will also be adding to the fun with their wacky performances during the fringe festival.

LNP co-founder Tommy McGrory said:  “Mischief La-Bas are street artists who will perform as The Elvis Cleaning Company and also perform a pedestrian Grand Prix. They dress up in moustaches and goggles with plastic cars, it’s great fun.

“It’s all happening in and around Paisley.”

Music lovers should also check out the Burger & Keg Live Tent in Abbey Close which will host a full programme of drama, poetry and music, including Mark McMillan on Friday October 13th.

Johnny Bar will host an open mic night at the venue at 8.30pm on Wednesday October  18th.

Other venues include the Cave, the Gantry, the Anchor Bar, the Bull Inn, Hamishes Hoose, Zambretto, The Old Swan Inn and the Wee Howff.

The Abbey Bar, Bar Pre and the Bungalow will also host events, while CC’s live music venue features the H-Arts Drama and Performance group who are putting on a play. They also have live music from bands including the Mossa Funk Club and comedy from Gary Little & Friends on Friday October 13th, as well poetry readings.

The Spree For All event will also feature a youth music stage at Paisley Cross on both Saturdays featuring local young talent from 1 pm – 5 pm.

Tommy added:  “The Spree for All is the coming together of the people who put on live music and more around the town throughout the year. It’s got pretty big this year and there’s something for everyone. The quality and diversity of the programme is definitely bigger and better than ever before!”