Art & Design

Theres Lovely Vintage and Handmade: a new source for ceramics, vintage and collections

Theres Lovely is a new Dunfermline-based source of information and discussion about art, vintage and culture. The Facebook page is a place to see lovely things from collectors and read about Scottish-made items from the 20th and 21st centuries. The page also showcases new ceramics (by TheresLovely and made in

Interiors

Modern doesn’t need to be minimal says interior designer, Lara Cairney

The period features police assume that older houses with their high ceilings, original fireplaces and sash & case windows are the only way to create good interior design.  Yet many of us live in new houses in modern estates. We enjoy the easy functionality that experienced developers bring to our lives. And, while there may be no cornicing or ceiling roses that doesn’t mean the design has to be minimal; the clean lines of a modern house can actually leave

Writing & Film

Two top contemporary films at The Dunfermline Filmhouse this September

A key motivation behind The Dunfermline Filmhouse is to bring the best of contemporary filmmaking to town and to show films Fife cinema fans would usually have to travel further afield to see. This September at Outwith Festival you can see two brilliant examples of this sort of programming. On Thursday 5 September there is a rare screening of Shoplifters, the stunning, Palme d’Or-winning drama about a Japanese family of crooks who rescue a little lost girl from the streets. A

Food & Drink

St Andrews Charity Polo Tournament in Perthshire, 27 April

Scotland may not be the first country that springs to mind when you think of polo but students from St Andrews University were undeterred. Since beginning their small, university-level event in 2014, the Tournament has now grown and this is the first year that the tournament is hosting international teams.  As well as teams from all over the UK, there are teams from Australia and the United States playing in the tournament on Saturday 27 April at the Errol Park

Events

Scottish-made independent films at The Dunfermline Filmhouse this September

The mighty Dunfermline Filmhouse – West Fife’s very own, pioneering independent cinema – returns this September as part of Outwith Festival. One of TDF’s aims is to give big screen time to films made in Scotland and this year’s programme has a host of great work and fascinating director talks you won’t want to miss. Showing at 10.15am on Thursday 5 September is Felipe Bustos Sierra’s brilliant Nae Paseran, about the Scots factory workers who managed to ground the Chilean

Shopping

‘Is Dunfermline Rubbish?’

Design Dunfermline 2018, 25-29 April The forthcoming Design Dunfermline 2018, a four day community event to come up with a shared vision for Dunfermline’s town centre, has, like many things in Dunfermline, provoked two reactions. For the most part, the response is very positive and the Design Dunfermline team is pleased to report the bookings for free places at the event have been busy. Then, there’s the other reaction, from a smaller proportion of respondents: ‘What’s the point?’, ‘We’ve heard