Posts From Jane Livingstone

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.

New song by Dancing on Tables out today

Local band and recent Outwith Festival headliners Dancing on Tables, release their new single today. Described by Wonderland Magazine as an ‘anthemic indie banger’, Colour Me Good features, according to Earmilk, ‘dreamy melodies cascading down as searching harmonies scale the track’. The band say, ‘We think CMG is the most fun song we have written and brings out a new, less-serious side of us. The ‘Space Race’ EP tackles more serious and melancholy

New short film tells story of Dunfermline’s music scene

One of the most exciting new pieces of work to come out of this year’s Outwith Festival is short film The Auld Grey Toun – A Soundtrack. Commissioned for the festival, the twenty minute film, made by the Liam Saunders, George Murray and Rory Buchanan of Loopmaniac Studios, focuses on the lost music venues of the Dunfermline such as famous folk club The Howf (pictured above), the place where Barbara

Win a Golden Ticket to The Dunfermline Filmhouse!

It’s not long now until we throw open the doors of The Dunfermline Filmhouse for the very first time! Between now and our opener The Red Shoes on 6 September, we will be sharing news of all the movies, documentaries and talks you can see at the Filmhouse. Because this is a brand new project we would really appreciate it if these stories could be liked and shared to spread

Giacomos: much loved Dunfermline cafe inspires artist

A hugely appealing project in the Outwith Festival art line up is the result of a short residency by Ally Wallace at Dunfermline’s legendary Giacomo’s cafe. Until 8 September, drawings and linocuts by Wallace will be on display at the cafe in Cross Wynd which has been an integral part of Dunfermline since 1958 and has remained relatively unchanged. While the venue may seem unusual, it is a central part