Art & Design

Japanese garden, Dollar inspires Culross exhibition

An exhibition inspired by the Japanese Garden at Cowden near Dollar has opened at the Greengate Gallery in Culross. The series of paintings are by local artist Janice Headrick (pictured left) and complement a collection of silver jewellery created by Greengate Gallery owner, Lindsay Marchant (pictured right). Lindsay’s jewellery is

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

Japanese garden, Dollar inspires Culross exhibition

An exhibition inspired by the Japanese Garden at Cowden near Dollar has opened at the Greengate Gallery in Culross. The series of paintings are by local artist Janice Headrick (pictured left) and complement a collection of silver jewellery created by Greengate Gallery owner, Lindsay Marchant (pictured right). Lindsay’s jewellery is inspired by the oriental lily pad, synonymous with Japanese garden design. Lindsay said: ‘In 1908, two women, Taki Handa and Ella Christie came together to create something beautiful from their

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