Spree fun ... and it’s all for free

Paisley Daily Express - - Theti Cket -

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

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