Spree fun ... and it’s all for free
The Spree starts today and for the next 12 days Paisley is packed with things to do.
From comedy and drama to jazz and rock, there is something for everyone.
The Spree For All is the fringe event for Paisley’s national arts festival, The Spree.
It promises a packed programme of live music, poetry readings, stand-up comedy and lots more — plus, most of it is free.
Spree For All is organised by Paisley music charity LNP Promotions and is sponsored by Paisley First.
Bars, cafes and restaurants will host a string of live gigs across the town from tomorrow until Tuesday, October 24.
There will be a family zone in the High Street on both Saturdays, 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.”
Interactive theatre company Mischief La-Bas will be adding to the fun with its wacky performances during the festival.
Town centre crowds will be kept entertained thanks to street artists The Elvis Cleaning Company. And don’t miss their pedestrian Grand Prix.
The group dress up in moustaches and goggles with plastic cars and they also throw in a balancing act too.
Music lovers should check out the Burger and Keg live tent in Abbey Close, which will host a programme of drama, poetry and music.
Other venues include The Cave, The Gantry, The Anchor Bar, The Bull Inn, Hamishes’ Hoose, Zambretto, The Old Swan Inn and the Wee Howff.
CC’s live music bar features the H-Arts drama and performance group, who are putting on a play.
Also lined up is live music from bands — including the Mossa Funk Club, comedy from Gary Little and Friends and poetry readings.
The Spree For All event will also have a youth music stage at Paisley Cross, featuring local talent on both Saturdays, from 1pm to 5pm.
For the duration of The Spree, The Old Swan will become The Festival Club.
Organisers Celtic Music Radio said: “We will be putting on some lastminute acts, bands and jam sessions, some from the Danny Kyle Stage and other guests. Keep your eye out daily for updates.”
Top act Mischief La-Bas will be popping up during the festival