Posts From Jane Livingstone

Outwith Contemporaries: exhibition opens with preview party on 5 September

Outwith Festival exists to stimulate and celebrate creative talent and to give a platform to fresh, accomplished work. Outwith Contemporaries is a perfect example: a group exhibition showcasing some of Scotland’s brightest young visual artists. The exhibition opens with a preview party between 6pm and 9pm on 5 September where, as well as painting, photography and sculpture, you can enjoy a beer, a glass of wine and a DJ set in

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

Movies for music fans at The Dunfermline Filmhouse this September

The music line up for Dunfermline’s Outwith Festival 2019 is an incredible mix of big names and emerging talent playing across town-centre venues over the course of a single day. Not to be outdone, The Dunfermline Filmhouse has included some great films for music fans in its Outwith programme. First up is the film that nearly never was. Amazing Grace is the electrifying concert film directed by Sydney Pollack featuring

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

Fresh Air Festival is on its way – it must be nearly summer!

The Fresh Air Festival will again be in Dunfermline’s Public Park on 25 May to welcome the summer and showcase outdoor fun. As well as enjoying the lovely open spaces, picnic spots and fantastic views of the park, festival goers can take part in American football, skateboarding, tennis, cycling, kick boxing, football, assault course, rugby, horse-riding, grass sledging, bouncy safari, assault course, archery, laser clay pigeon shooting, Segway rides, fire juggling,

Theres Lovely Vintage and Handmade: a new source for ceramics, vintage and collections

Theres Lovely is a new Dunfermline-based source of information and discussion about art, vintage and culture. The Facebook page is a place to see lovely things from collectors and read about Scottish-made items from the 20th and 21st centuries. The page also showcases new ceramics (by TheresLovely and made in Dunfermline) and a there’s a link to an Etsy site where you can buy vintage and contemporary pottery, glass and

New Year, new exhibitions at FSC and Tent Gallery

On at Fire Station Creative from 11 January until 3 February, ‘Korean Dreams’, by Montreal-born photographer Nathalie Daoust, plays on the concepts of reality and fantasy. Daoust travelled to North Korea for this project, capturing scenes of one of the world’s most secretive societies. Many of her photographs are candid, and were taken using a remote trigger to avoid detection. Daoust’s darkroom method also mimics the way information is transferred in

New Jewel in Her Crown range available in time for Christmas

We were big fans at Avocado Sweet of Jewel in Her Crown‘s brilliant silk scarf range which featured images of spitfires and pylons. The Fife design outfit clocked up three sell-out collections of the digitally printed scarves and have now come out swinging with a new, quirky slogan tee project. The 100% cotton tee shirts are unisex and pre-shrunk for a perfect fit. They cost £25 each and can be ordered

‘Making Memories’ – an exhibition of artwork by patients of Victoria Hospice, Kirkcaldy

Right now at the FifeSpace Gallery at Rothes Halls, there is a rare opportunity to view inspiring works created at Victoria Hospice, Kirkcaldy. ‘Making Memories’ showcases the talents of patients attending the day hospice and features fused glass, paintings, textiles, mixed media and printmaking. Victoria Hospice provides specialist palliative care to those in Fife with cancer and other life limiting illnesses and the art on show has been produced during

16 Roads: powerful new song from Oskar Braves

16 Roads is the latest impressive release from Dunfermline’s Oskar Braves, rapidly attracting a loyal following for their stadium-sized songs and soaring vocals.  Check it out via the Spotify link below and follow the band on Facebook for upcoming gigs and new releases.