logo ***** PAISLEY YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL ***** a new arts festival for young people in Paisley, Renfrewshire and beyond


There is no one lead for PYAF. Please contact each programme organisation for venue or project specific information.


Contact: mailto:info@erskinearts.co.uk

also mailto:stuart.thomas@renfrewshire.gov.uk


Contact: mailto:alan@createpaisley.org.uk


Contact: mailto:kate.drummond@renfrewshire.gov.uk 

for anything in POP Space

And mailto:contact@outspokenarts.org  (for The Fourth Wall)


Contact: mailto:colleen@pacetheatre.co.uk for Wynd events

and mailto:janis.marshallreilly@renfrewshire.gov.uk for Nearly Men


Contact: mailto:karl.henry@uws.ac.uk


Contact: mailto:contact@outspokenarts.org

Office Address for the project

c/o Outspoken Arts Scotland Ltd, Unit 33, Sir James Clark Building, Abbeymill Business Centre, Paisley PA1 1TJ. Tel 0141 847 1122


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Man of Moon, Ghost Baby & Tiny Murder

Fri 13 September 2019, 6.30 – 11.30pm
The Student Union, University of the West of Scotland, Storie Street, Paisley PA1 2HB

Tickets: £7.06-13.52 book here

An evening of cool new bands and rising talent featuring – Man of Moon, Ghost Baby and Tiny Murder.

Fresh from a summer tour taking in Kelburn Garden Party, Belladrum, King Tut’s and the Outwith festival, the formidable Man of Moon bring their juggernaut of sound to Paisley.

On the night they will be joined by up-n-coming Tiny Murder, who will bring their unique cinematic dream pop to the audience and one of the most talented young groups to come from Renfrewshire, the unmissable Ghostbaby.

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Intro 2021

Erskine Music & Media are proud to present

Thu 12 September 2019, 5pm till late
ComicCrazy, 45 Old Sneddon St, Paisley PA3 2AN


‘Intro 2021‘ is an album compilation of young up-and-coming artists aged between 12-25 from within Renfrewshire. We are excited to be officially launching the album at Comicrazy in Paisley with the album available to download for free at the event. This is a family-friendly, free event and we would like to see you all there to support the exciting local music scene we have in Renfrewshire.

twitter: https://twitter.com/Erskine_Music
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/erskinemusic.mediastudio/
instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erskinemusicmediastudio/


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The following organisations have contributed to PYAF2019

Create Paisley

Erksine Music & Media Studios

PACE Youth Theatre

Paisley Art Institute

Renfrewshire Leisure – Arts Team

Students Association of University of West of Scotland

Outspoken Arts Scotland


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About PYAF

Paisley Youth Arts Festival is a joint programme initiative led by a number of arts organisation in Paisley, Renfrewshire.

The project emerged as one of the key outcomes of the Paisley 2021 UK City of Culture Bid and its cultural consultations.

Young People were consulted on two occasions, in 2016 during the build-up to the UK CofC bidding process and again in February 2019.

In 2018 Outspoken Arts Scotland invited local partners to coalesce around a first year of self-generated programme, without funding support, and as an act of faith and goodwill towards young people and the local community.

The inaugural programme has over 50 activities, spread over two weeks with a potential to reach 5000+ attenders.

This is an exciting start for PYAF and we look forward to building on its success for 2020 and a new bigger, bolder festival with a forward-looking and inclusive agenda.

Thanks to all partners for their time and generosity of spirit.

Anyone partners or organisations interested in taking part in 2020 mailto:contact@outspokenarts.org


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Volunteer with Paisley Youth Arts Festival

Contact any of these individuals & groups for whatever interests you. 

We have flexible shifts and days to suit your availability


Be a technician, roadie, runner, host, helper, performer

Contact: mailto:info@erskinearts.co.uk


Take part, publicise, run an activity

Contact: mailto:alan@createpaisley.org.uk


Be an invigilator, help with VR, technical setup, artists assistance

Contact: mailto:kate.drummond@renfrewshire.gov.uk for anything in POP Space

And mailto:contact@outspokenarts.org  (for The Fourth Wall)


Be an usher, backstage helper, artists assistance

Contact: mailto:colleen@pacetheatre.co.uk


Help with leaflet and poster distribution around Paisley town centre

Contact: mailto:contact@outspokenarts.org


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Tue 10 September, 7pm
Wynd Centre, 6 School Wynd, Paisley PA1 2Db

TICKETS: book here

Suitable for age 14+

Directed by Fraser Scott & Iona Ramsay

“Well, you’d hope they were still together, wouldn’t you? They put it here in red pen, they scratched it onto a wall, that has to mean something, right?”

‘Whitey’, a one-act play, explores the process of entering adulthood, club culture and changing relationships; when we grow into different people, how do our relationships change, and do they sustain? Charly and Erin have been best friends since before they can remember, but forced to spend an uninterrupted night together trapped in a club toilet, they begin to see where their relationship has become irreparably frayed.’

twitter: https://twitter.com/pace_yt
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PACEYouthTheatre/
instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pacetheatreofficial/


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Celebrating Women in Music with Carol Laula Band & Guests

Sat 14 September 2019, 7.30pm
The Wynd Centre, 6 School Wynd, Paisley, PA1 2DB

Tickets: Adults £10, book via Eventbrite

Concessions: £5 AT DOOR FROM 6.30pm (Stu,OAP,U18,Unem,Disa) ID/evidence required at door.

Carol Laula performs with her band in this female-focused, variety-packed music extravaganza, presenting a full and fabulous set of her own whilst introducing some exciting women in music showcasing songs old and new. Not to be missed. Featuring …

  • Jordan Stewart
  • Lisa Kowalski
  • Mandulu & Hephzibah
  • Marina Rolink
  • Erskine Music & Media
  • PACE Youth Theatre Choir
  • + other acts tba

A full evening of folk, acoustic, singer-songwriters, unique and original talent.

twitter: https://twitter.com/outspokenartsSC
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/outspokenartsSC/
instagram: https://www.instagram.com/outspokenartssc/


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How to get here


Glasgow Airport, also known as Glasgow International Airport, is located in Paisley, Renfrewshire, 8.6 nautical miles west of Glasgow city centre.


Local services http://www.mcgillsbuses.co.uk/mcgills-bus-timetables.aspx

Glasgow to Paisley https://bustimes.org/services/9-paisley-glasgow

Edinburgh to Paisley https://www.checkmybus.co.uk/edinburgh/paisley

Plan your journey https://www.travelinescotland.com/


Google map it for directions

M8 motorway leads to A726 ring road

A761 from Glasgow (Paisley Road West to Glasgow Road, Paisley)

A737 from Linwood

Neilston Rd, Caplethill Road & Barrhead Rd from Glasgow/Barrhead & Pollok area


Paisley Gilmour Street Station https://www.scotrail.co.uk/plan-your-journey/stations-and-facilities/pyg

Paisley Canal Street Station https://www.scotrail.co.uk/plan-your-journey/stations-and-facilities/pcn

Paisley St James https://www.scotrail.co.uk/plan-your-journey/stations-and-facilities/pyj


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