Art & Design

The Kingdom that Danced – animations by Alan Grieve and Jim Stirk

Earlier this year Dunfermline artist Alan Grieve was commissioned by the Fife Cultural Trust to create work inspired by the Kingdom the Danced. The project was aimed at people over 60 encouraging them to take part in a contemporary art event. Grieve collected over 100 stories of social dancing in

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Interiors

Architects Homes in 1977

Check out these architects houses from the 1970s. The pictures are from Barbara Plumb’s book Houses Architects Live In which was published in 1977.

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Writing & Film

It’s decorative gourd season Motherfuckers!

If it’s Halloween it must be time for this brilliant piece by Colin Nissan from the ever wonderful McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Spookily good.   ‘I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to get my hands on some fucking gourds and arrange them in a horn-shaped basket on my dining room table. That shit is going to look so seasonal. I’m about to head up to the attic right now to find that wicker fucker, dust it off, and jam it with an

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Food & Drink

Champagne by Reubens Wine Store, Dunfermline

Champagne is still the drink we choose when celebrating a special occasion, whether it is a milestone birthday, getting hitched, the birth of a child, winning the division one play-offs. It is a luxury product, but when you know the difficulties the wine growers have to overcome in the vineyard cycle then you realise why. The Champagne region lies in northern France, 80 miles north-east of Paris, just below the ideal latitude for growing vines. It has warm summers but

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Events

Fife Dunfermline Printmakers exhibit in St Andrews

Catch an exhibition of contemporary prints at The Kinburn Gallery, St Andrews. Opening times are 10.30am to 4pm daily until 23 November. The exhibition is a collection of original and limited edition screenprints, woodcuts, collographs and etchings produced in the studios of Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop. Featured artists include: Babs Pease, Catherine King, Mandy Tait, Stephen Ratomski, Peter Kirley, Gordon Slater, Kate Hunter, Sheila Carnduff, Aine Scannell, Claire Yarrington, John Williams, Bill McKecnhie, Clive Ramage, Thora Clyne, Susan Smith, Jean

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Shopping

Champagne by Reubens Wine Store, Dunfermline

Champagne is still the drink we choose when celebrating a special occasion, whether it is a milestone birthday, getting hitched, the birth of a child, winning the division one play-offs. It is a luxury product, but when you know the difficulties the wine growers have to overcome in the vineyard cycle then you realise why. The Champagne region lies in northern France, 80 miles north-east of Paris, just below the ideal latitude for growing vines. It has warm summers but

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