The Wee Spree

The Wee Spree returns to this year's Spree Festival with plenty of fun activities to keep the kids entertained during the October holidays!

The Wee Spree

About The Wee Spree

Highlights include a musical fun day hosted by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and an exciting and unusual tour around Paisley with the National Theatre of Scotland supported by a soundtrack from local choirs.

Tickets available from 9am on Wednesday 18th July 2018 via festival ticketing partner Ticketweb

Highlights include a musical fun day hosted by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and an exciting and unusual tour around Paisley with the National Theatre of Scotland supported by a soundtrack from local choirs.

NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND PRESENTS DO’S AND DON’TS
DATES: 12-14 AND 16-21 OCTOBER
TIMES: 12.30PM AND 5PM
VENUE: PAISLEY TOWN HALL
COST: £10 / £8 CONCESSION
Buy your tickets online from Renfrewshire Leisure Box Office

National Theatre for Scotland and award-winning documentary theatre socialists Rimini Protokoll (Germany) present Do’s & Don’ts in this unusual and exciting tour around Paisley.

Everyone enjoys people watching. Imagine the city is like a giant laboratory in which you can observe everyday human behaviour. But within the lab there are rules: Do’s and Don’ts.

You are taken on a journey in a remodelled truck, a mobile auditorium, looking out at the city through a large window. Next to the driver sits a child, who invites the audience to examine the city and the people in it: laws, rules, norms, rituals, explicit and implicit arrangements, visible and invisible codes.

A soundscape created by a local choir supports and comments on the journey.

COSMOPOT
Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 October - Paisley Arts Centre, 10.30am and 1.30pm
Wednesday 17 October - Foxbar Community Centre, 1.30pm
Thursday 18 October - Tweedie Hall, 1.30pm
Friday 19 October - Renfrew Town Hall, 1.30pm
Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 October - Johnstone Town Hall, 10.30am and 1.30pm
Suitable for ages 5-8
Cost: £4
Buy your tickets now from the Renfrewshire Leisure box office

Step inside the Cosmopot.

A magical space full of bubbles, star-gazing and teapots.

Taking the teapot constellation of Sagittarius as inspiration, Cosmopot is a multi-sensory show suitable for all children aged 5-8 years old.

Created by Paisley Arts Centre’s Artist in Residence, Clare McGarry. Clare is Artistic Director of Grinagog Theatre Company (creators of The Edibles, The Pokey Hat and Little Ulla) and has been working in communities across Renfrewshire throughout this year.

FÈIS PHÀISLIG PRESENTS
Date: Saturday 13 October
Time: 1pm
Venue: Spiegeltent
Cost: FREE
Places will be available to book from Thursday 30 August

Fèis Phàislig present a bumper afternoon of traditional music, singing and dancing at The Spree 2018.

Fèis Phàislig give audiences the opportunity to come-and-try traditional music and Gaelic singing, showcase young local musicians and bring together friends and family for an afternoon ceilidh with some of Scotland’s top traditional musicians.

STARCATCHERS PRESENT SPROG ROCK
Date: Saturday 13 October
Time: 10am
Venue: Spiegeltent
Cost: £2 – Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £6

Sprog Rock is a live interactive gig for all ages, but especially 0-5 year olds and their adults.

The Sprog Rockers have toured throughout Scotland, creating music and gigs for children and adults to enjoy together.

The gig will be celebratory, inventive, playful; an interactive experience for all to enjoy, feel part of and join in with!

MINI MANOEUVRES
Date: Sunday 14 October
Time: 12.30pm
Venue: Spiegeltent
Cost: £3 – Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £10
Tickets available from 9am on Wednesday 18 July

Mini Manoeuvres brings the best club DJs to a day time audience of families for all of you who enjoy a night out on the dancefloor but don’t get the chance as much now that you’re a parent with no babysitter required!

It’s a party for all of the family with lots of activities and good vibes for infants, children and adults alike. Children will have a full sensory experience of music, soft play, storytelling, bubbles, balloons, face painting, party games and a baby area.

Children can unleash their creative side with themed arts and crafts, murals, Lego and Playdoh stations. It’s a fun day out for both adults and kids where dancing is highly encouraged!

BOOKBUG
Date: Tuesday 16 October
Venue: Spiegeltent
Cost: FREE
Two sessions are available:
9.45am – 10.15am: Up to 15 months old
10.15am – 11.15am: 15 months – 4 years old
Places available to book from 30 August

Bookbug sessions are free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their families to enjoy together.

Each session lasts around 30 minutes and includes songs, stories and rhymes. They take place in a very relaxed environment and are a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your little one.

CIRCUS SKILLS WORKSHOPS WITH AERIAL EDGE
Date: Tuesday 16 October
Time: Various
Venue: Spiegeltent
Cost: £2
Suitable for ages 0-7 years
Ticket available from 9am on Wednesday 18 July

Ever fancied running away with the circus? Well now is your chance as Aerial Edge is teaming up with Spree Festival to offer circus skills for ages 0 – 16!

Discover your inner Greatest Showman in these action packed workshops, where you will move through a variety of circus skills from Hula Hooping and Juggling to Tightwire and Aerial Silks.

What to wear: Comfortable, fitted gym clothing (you may be upside down!) with full length sleeves and leggings. Trainers are essential.

Bring: Water.

FUNBOX
Date: Tuesday 16 October
Time: 1.30pm
Venue: Spiegeltent
Cost: FREE
Places will be available to book from 30 August

FUNBOX , formerly of the Singing Kettle, will be performing Pirate Party at The Spree.

Familiar favourites like ‘Over the Irish Sea’ and ‘What Shall We Do with Drunken Sailor?’ as well as brand new songs, will entertain and enthral kids of all ages – from nought to ninety!

The magical FUNBOX contains everything you need to sing songs or have an adventure. Join Anya, Kevin and Gary on their quest to find all the keys.

Dress up, join in the fun and come dressed as a pirate … YO HO HO!

SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA FAMILY DAY
Date: Thursday 18 October
Time: 10am & 1pm
Venue: Spiegeltent
Cost: FREE
Suitable for ages 4-9 (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Places available to book from 30 August

Join us for bewitching musical fun for the whole family.

Hear our musicians perform, take part in a musical storytelling workshop and try out our multi-coloured instruments.

THE PAISLEY CONNECTION – GAELIC MUSIC AND SONGWRITING WORKSHOP WITH GILLEBRÌDE MACMILLAN
Date: Thursday 18 October
Time: 11am
Venue: Spiegeltent
Cost: FREE
Places available to book from 30 August

A Gaelic music and song writing workshop based on the Paisley Bard Donald MacIntyre and life in Paisley in the middle of the 20th century.

No previous knowledge of Gaelic language necessary.

Supported by Meur Phàislig, the Local Organising Committee for Paisley, host of Royal National Mòd in 2022.

COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS
Date: Friday 19 October
Time: 1.30pm
Venue: Spiegeltent
Cost: FREE
Suitable for ages 6+

Cracking entertainment for everyone over the age of six.

We have the best comedians on the UK circuit doing what they do best… but without the rude bits!

Acts to be announced.

COMPUTER XPLORERS PRESENT BBC MICRO:BIT PROGRAMMING AND CODING – RATE YOUR MATES!
Date: Saturday 20 October
Time: 12.30pm, 1.20pm, 2.10pm and 2.55pm
Venue: 5A High Street
Cost: Free
Suitable for ages 8+

Hands on computing with the innovative Micro:bit computer. This is NOT just another coding workshop, this class is a hands on ‘build it and create it’ class using the Micro:bit, pocket sized computer.

Unleash your creativity and create a game with friends.

COMPUTER XPLORERS PRESENT LEARN TO CODE
Date: Saturday 20 October
Time: 9.30am, 10.15am and 11am
Venue: 5A High Street
Cost: FREE
Suitable for ages 6+
Places available to book from 30 August

A fantastic and fun intro to basic coding based on a popular game.

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