Art & Design

Ross Forbes Exhibition, Fire Station Creative

Dunfermline artist, Ross Forbes, who is now based in Dundee, opens his first ever solo exhibition at Fire Station Creative today. Ross says, ‘I was offered a place at Edinburgh College of Art in 1999. I quickly became ill and had to drop out. It was not until many years

Interiors

Design for Dunfermline: Blueprint event asks citizens for their High Street ideas

The latest event in the Blueprint Dunfermline programme, which celebrates the built environment of Dunfermline and West Fife, gives Dunfermline residents the opportunity to put forward their ideas for structural changes to the town’s High Street. Jointly hosted by Avocado Sweet and local architectural firm Sam Foster Architects, the ‘architectural drop-in’ event, will take place on 7 and 8 October in the Community Gallery at the new Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries.  Come along for a chance to play architect for the day

Writing & Film

London cast of Blood Brothers come to The Alhambra

Here’s a superb tv appearance by Barbara Dickson, the first and by many people’s reckoning the best, Mrs Johnstone in Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers. Blood Brothers is currently on a 30th anniversary UK tour featuring The New Seeker’s Lyn Paul in the lead role and it’s coming to the Alhambra from 23-28 October. Tickets start at £25  and you can book yours here.

Food & Drink

Cafe Wynd Opens in Dunfermline

Stewart, 34 and Lynva Forrest, 33, have just opened a new cafe in Dunfermline called Cafe Wynd. After years spent studying a degree in film, and roles in location management, for productions such as Outlander, Stewart is returning to a former life in the cafe and restaurant business. Previous stints in the catering business included cooking for the boutique hotel restaurant, No 11 Brunswick Street, Edinburgh, and for Harvey Nichols brasserie. Dunfermline locals will spot that name is uncannily similar

Events

Andrew Carnegie & the Homestead Strike, 1892

Carnegie Lecture, Fire Station Creative, 7.30pm Tuesday 28 November, 2017 To mark the 125th anniversary of one of the most notorious strikes in American history,  the controversial Homestead dispute that took place in Andrew Carnegie’s Homestead Steelworks in Pittsburgh in 1892, is the focus of  a Carnegie lecture at Fire Station Creative. From Chartist Roots to Labour Unrest; Andrew Carnegie and the Homestead dispute of 1892 Professor of Scottish History at Edinburgh University, Ewen Cameron, who lives in Dunfermline, and his

Shopping

Chilled afternoon tea and Christmas shopping at National Galleries of Scotland

It’s worth remembering that there’s an oasis of tranquility on Princes Street in Edinburgh. Hard to believe in the run up to Christmas but the National Galleries of Scotland is a calm retreat from the demented streets of the city centre.  Forget the bunfight in the retail hell elsewhere; instead enjoy Christmas shopping in both of the National Galleries’ stores. There’s the shop near the Princes Street entrance which has the modern, funky stuff – bright orange gummy bear lights,