The Robert Tannahill Project
This film showcases a creative arts partnership project staring pupils from both East Fulton and Lochwinnoch Primary Schools. Pupils took part in Robert Tannahill themed drama, dance and poetry workshops. The goal of this collaborative project was to co-create a variety of new arts and cultural enjoyable experiences for young people and the local community inspired by Paisley Museum’s collections. A huge thank you to all the partners involved in this project and to Pauline Vallance for generously donating her music - ‘The Weaver’s Song’ as the soundtrack to this video. This project was delivered as part of the Paisley Museum Re-imagined programmes Connect & Create Project.
Ely Percy's Renfrew
In the film ‘Ely Percy’s Renfrew’ local filmmaker Paul Russell captures an intimate interview with the writer of Saltire Award winning novel Duck Feet. Ely talks about how growing up in Renfrew shaped her talents and how the town shaped her characters. This film formed part of this year's Renfrew on Film which took place at Renfrew Town Hall on 7th June 2022.
Kirklandneuk Primary School's 60th Anniversary
Kirklandneuk Primary School is a warm portrait of this much-loved primary school on its 60th anniversary. The film includes footage shot to commemorate its opening in 1962 and makes interesting comparisons between then and now. A must see for all former pupils! This film formed part of this year's Renfrew on Film which took place at Renfrew Town Hall on 7th June 2022.
Many of Paisley’s best loved buildings were designed by local architect Thomas G Abercrombie. From the YMCA building to Paisley Grammar School, from Greenlaw Parish Church to the Drill Hall and of course the Renfrew Victory Baths, Abercrombie was the masterbuilder behind all these fabulous Renfrewshire buildings and more.
Reel Life – Packaging the Past, An Archivists Perspective by Paul Russell
REEL LIFE is a short festival that celebrates the image obsessed enthusiasts who have made a great contribution to local visual culture in Renfrewshire.
The National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive has supported many local film shows in Renfrew and Paisley and has a wealth of film archive.
Reel Life – The McCrimmon Films of Johnstone digitised by Paisley Camcorder Club
The McCrimmon films of Johnstone were left by the family at Paisley Museum and were recently digitised following efforts by the Paisley Camcorder Club to preserve local film history. It depicts many aspects of local life.
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