Art & Design

Introducing the phenomenal Fife Art Collection at DCLG

The fruit, despite being more than a hundered years old, looks so fresh and dewy you feel you could pluck it from the bowl and take a bite. The delectable still life by Henri Fantin-Latour (above) is one of the small selection of pieces chosen to showcase Fife’s art collection

Interiors

An Audience with Richard Murphy at the Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries

‘An Audience with Richard Murphy’ on Monday 8 May should be an interesting event. The award-winning architect responsible for the new Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries will be giving a personal insight on designing this innovative building before it opens to the public on 18 May. Last month DCLG won Best Building 2017 at the Edinburgh Architectural Association awards, coming first out of 57 entries. There will be an opportunity to ask questions after the presentation and a chance to

Writing & Film

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at Odeon Dunfermline

This Thursday 18 May there is a chance to see Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf when it is screened live from London at the Odeon in Dunfermline. The latest, acclaimed National Theatre production of Edward Albee’s tale of marital warfare stars Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots and is described in the Financial Times as ‘intoxicatingly good’ . The show starts at 7.00pm and you can book tickets here.

Food & Drink

Heaven Scent Cafe at Dunfermline Carnegie Library Galleries

Here’s a sneak preview of the cakes on offer at the new Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries which opens to the public today, 18 May. The brioche buns (pictured below) are delicious and there’s a good selection of vegan and gluten free cakes. Heaven Scent, who already have a successful cafe in Milnathort and run the catering at Knockhill, won the tender to provide the cafe in the new award-winning building. Pictured below is the owner, Andrew Scott, who started

Events

When Coal was King: free history expo at Kingsgate Dunfermline

Opening today 17 May is When Coal Was King, a series of events in and around the Kingsgate Shopping Centre Dunfermline highlighting the importance mining played in the history of the town and the surrounding areas. There will be exhibitions, storytelling, children’s activities and one of artist Alan Grieve’s famous interactive colouring-in walls. The event is free and runs until 21 May. Image above by Alan Grieve  

Shopping

Dunfermline’s Annual Fresh Air Festival coming soon!

One of Fife’s best free events, the Fresh Air Festival will take place on Saturday 27 May in Dunfermline’s Public Park. The free entry event is part of an ongoing drive to celebrate and promote the Public Park, led by Jim Stewart of the Central Dunfermline Community Council. Among many improvements to date have been new lighting, art installations and signage and the team have recently secured the go ahead for a new, state of the art children’s playground –