Art & Design

Pointless Hackathon, Dundee

Dundee MakerSpace is celebrating their new home by  holding their most pointless event to date. The Pointlessness Hackathon will run on the 10 and 11 January 2015 and challenges you to make the most pointless thing you can think of. So what is a Pointlessness Hackathon? At the Hackathon you

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Interiors

Thomas Heatherwick’s £170m design for Pier 55, Hudson River, New York

Reminiscent of his design for the Olympic Cauldron is British designer, Thomas Heatherwick’s new design for the Pier 55 in the Hudson River, New York. Pier 55 will replace the delapidated Pier 54, famous as the site where Titanic survivors landed. In the hectare of parkland there will be a performance space that can accommodate 1000 people seated and another 2,500 on the grass. Walking along the curved paths through the woods will bring you to another 800-seat amphitheatre and

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Writing & Film

Christmas greetings from Darktown: Jonny Hannah’s brilliant new work

One of the finest artists ever to come out of Dunfermline, renowned illustrator Jonny Hannah has an impressive new book out. Greetings from Darktown tells of a mysterious coastal town, not found on any map, peopled by pin-up girls, jazz artists and tattooed sailors. Darktown is home to the Unquiet Grave junk emporium; the Mermaid Café where Woody Guthrie still plays each week; McVouty’s vintage clothes shop and a pier with a condemned helter skelter. Joining Hannah on his trip

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Food & Drink

Festive cheer at the Biscuit Gallery & Cafe, Culross

The Biscuit Gallery & Cafe, Culross is getting into the festive spirit serving complimentary mulled wine and mince pies at their late night shopping evening this Friday. Cafe owner Niall Campbell has just heard that his application for a licence was successful and the cafe/shop can now serve wine. Customers and locals will also be able to buy prints, accessories and ceramics – many of the ceramics are made in the pottery on the ground level of the gallery. The

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Events

Merry Christmas from Avocado Sweet!

We’re signing off for Christmas today and we would just like to wish our readers a wonderful holiday time. Thank you so much for your support and kind comments since the launch of our new design earlier this year. We look forward to bringing you lots more news and stories in the New Year about cultural goings on and other ephemera in the Kingdom of Fife and beyond. Merry Christmas one and all! Jane and Michelle X

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Shopping

Christmas greetings from Darktown: Jonny Hannah’s brilliant new work

One of the finest artists ever to come out of Dunfermline, renowned illustrator Jonny Hannah has an impressive new book out. Greetings from Darktown tells of a mysterious coastal town, not found on any map, peopled by pin-up girls, jazz artists and tattooed sailors. Darktown is home to the Unquiet Grave junk emporium; the Mermaid Café where Woody Guthrie still plays each week; McVouty’s vintage clothes shop and a pier with a condemned helter skelter. Joining Hannah on his trip

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