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Slab Boys and Girls remember inspiration behind John Byrne’s play

by on 23 July 2023 1
Reunited – the original Slab Boys and Girls remember the inspiration behind John Byrne’s iconic play It took Paisley to Broadway and has had Hollywood heavyweights including Sean Penn, Robbie Coltrane and Kevin Bacon playing its much-loved characters – but now, some of the original Slab Boys and Girls who worked with renowned Scottish... Read More

The Slab Boys on Broadway by Brian Hannan

by on 14 January 2023 0
Brian Hannan from Abbey Books in Paisley talks through The Slab Boys on Broadway programme, a beautiful piece of John Byrne memorabilia. You are probably unaware just how big a global success iconic Paisley author/painter John Byrne achieved with his play The Slab Boys. I was, too, until among a recent donation to Abbey... Read More

Interview: Martin Quinn

by on 9 February 2021 0
After performing across stage and screen, actor and musician Martin Quinn tells us about his career and his Paisley roots.  There’s a lot to be said for casting off the expectations of your upbringing in a close-knit, socially scrutinising town to carve out a life in the arts. But for Paisley-born Martin Quinn; Star... Read More

Tom Urie talks to Mill Magazine

by on 25 January 2021 0
Two decades into his on-screen career, Paisley-born Tom Urie discusses his early years, Tutti Frutti, T2: Trainspotting and mental health. You may know his face, but you might not know his story. To the casual observer, Tom Urie is a veteran of the small screen. To others, he’s seen as an inspirational figure due... Read More

Interview: John Byrne

by on 1 September 2020 0
Now in his 8th decade, John Byrne is still that same man from Ferguslie with ingenuity to spare. Here, we discuss his recent milestones, Renfrewshire’s enduring spirit and much more.  When people from beyond the region’s postcodes, think of Paisley and Renfrewshire, a few things will commonly come to mind. Perhaps they’ve visited for... Read More

People: John Rush

by on 1 March 2020 0
Among the country’s most hotly tipped singer/songwriters, get acquainted with Glenburn’s own John Rush. Hailing from Glenburn, have you always had aspirations of being a songwriter? My Mum was into Marc Bolan and my Dad loved Elvis so I grew up with music, but I think it would be hard not to be inspired... Read More