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Music Nation: Weaving Musical Threads

02 March 2012

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Paisley Arts Centre, Renfrewshire. Copyright © Kieran Chambers.Paisley Arts Centre, Renfrewshire. Copyright © Kieran Chambers.

Weaving Musical Threads is Renfrewshire’s contribution to Music Nation on 3rd & 4th March 2012 as part of the Cultural Olympiad celebrations; an inspirational event that reflects and celebrates Renfrewshire –  its people, its history and its place in the world. It is led by a volunteer steering group with support from Renfrewshire Council, Reid Kerr College and local businesses.

Musicians, choirs, orchestras, singer songwriters, theatre companies, dancers, writers, and artists will come together to weave a tapestry of Arts with music as the thread which binds them.

Historically, Renfrewshire is known for its thread and weaving industries and for its religious connections through Saint Mirin and Paisley Abbey, to Cluny in France. Paisley is ‘Scotland’s choir town’, home of the annual ‘Voices in Paisley’ Festival.

Paisley Abbey. Copyright © Andrew Murdoch.

Activities on 3rd March will take place in venues across the area: town halls, historical buildings, museums, libraries and then on 4 March, Paisley Town Hall and Paisley Abbey will become ‘The Hub’, the focus of workshops and performances on the day. Free entry will ensure access for all.

Weaving Musical Threads will be the first of many national and international events taking place in Renfrewshire as Lochwinnoch celebrates the arrival of the Olympic torch, The Royal National Mòd 2012 comes to Paisley, Paisley Abbey 2012-2013 celebrations and Renfrewshire becomes the gateway to the Commonwealth Games 2014.

Never before have so many different creative and cultural groups come together in Renfrewshire– Weaving Musical Threads - a chance to celebrate!

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Post by Caroline Watson, Weaving Musical Threads.

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