This year, 2015 marks the start of a fresh new arts and entertainment programme for Renfrewshire Council’s Arts & Museums service, and the launch of a brand new app, so that it is now even easier to find out about cultural events in Renfrewshire.

Encompassing theatre, music, comedy, film, exhibitions and children’s activities – there really is a performance to suit all tastes taking place in our venues from now until July.

Performance highlights include: Romeo & Juliet performed by the dancers of Ballet West, a hilarious theatrical tribute to Sonny & Cher in And the Beat Goes On, plus a sneaky Fringe preview gig from top comedians Daniel Sloss and Kai Humphries. We also have live music from industry veterans Mick Foster & Tony Allen and world-renowned folk musicians Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle. Younger audiences can also look forward to a range of theatre performances including three shows from the Puppet Animation Festival.

Rock ‘n’ roll takes control at Paisley Museum in January with photography display, What Presence! The Rock Photography of Harry Papadopoulos. There will also be one last chance to view famous LEGO® marvels like the Great Wall of China and International Space Station at Brick Wonders.

Councillor Jim Harte, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Sport, Leisure and Cultural Policy Board states ‘With culture as the key focus of Renfrewshire Council’s ambitious regeneration plan, Renfrewshire Arts & Museums have planned yet another exciting and diverse programme of cultural events in the heart of Paisley. This programme not only provides local people with access to quality entertainment on their doorstep but will also attract people from outwith the area.

To book tickets to any forthcoming performances please contact the Box Office at Paisley Arts Centre on 0300 300 1210 or book online at renfrewshire.gov.uk/onlinebooking

For a full view of what’s on this January – July pick up a copy of The Guide, the Renfrewshire Arts & Museums brochure, which is available to collect for free, from Paisley Town Hall, Paisley Arts Centre, Paisley Museum and Renfrew Town Hall.

Alternatively a copy can be downloaded and viewed online at www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/museums or now you can access the new App for the Guide, enabling customers to access event and booking information quickly and easily at the touch of a button.

The new Guide App is available for free and will work on Android, Windows, Apple and Kindle and is available to download from the app store, and Google Play. This app, hosted by YourTheatre.com, is currently used by 150 theatres across the UK. Customers are requested to access the app via a search on ‘my-theatre’ where they can then select the Renfrewshire Arts & Museums app to discover whats on.