Posts From Jane Livingstone

Dunfermline summer pilgrimage celebrates Patron Saint of Mothers

On Sunday 3 June 2018, in a tradition dating back to 1250, the St Margaret’s National Pilgrimage 2016 will take place in Dunfermline with a procession led by Archbishop Leo Cushley from the Louise Carnegie Gates to St Margaret’s Church. Times are on the poster below. People are asked to gather at the gates to the Glen at 1.45pm but from 11am you can also visit sites associated with St

Dunfermline’s Food and Craft Weekend, 5 & 6 May

Know your Columbian from your Costa Rican? Coffee …that is. Cafe Wynd, along with Unorthodox Roasters, will be giving you the low down at their coffee tasting at 5pm this Saturday 5 May, as part of Dunfermline Food & Craft Weekend. Prefer bubbles to Bolivian? Head for the prosecco van in the Kingsgate by local company, Dapper Drinks. For the craft part of the Food & Craft Weekend –  art

Stay in The Loop with new Fife music and culture show

Glasgow has Tenement TV, Washington has Tiny Desk, London has Sofar Sounds and now Dunfermline has The Loop, an ambitious new project from Loopmaniac Studios. The Youtube-hosted show features live music sessions from performers – local and from further afield – whose music makes the hair on the back of producer Liam Saunders’ hair stand on end, as well as interviews and coverage of art exhibitions and other cultural events.

Taxi for Darktown! The brilliant Jonny Hannah has homecoming exhibition at FSC

Jonny Hannah is one of the best and most successful artists to have come out of Dunfermline. Educated at Queen Anne High School, Liverpool School of Art and The Royal College, he has produced stunning work for Vogue, Penguin Books and The New York Times among others as well as publishing several highly regarded books. He lives in Southampton with his wife and sons but, as this Darktown exhibition shows,

Falkland inspires new book of fables by local artist

For as long as Fife artsist and photographer Jenni Gudgeon  can remember, she has been fascinated by the idea of worlds within worlds and what is hidden at the edge of normal perception. She is interested in myths and legends and her art is peppered with references to the cultural history of her local area north of Falkland: its traditions, fairytales, and tall stories. By etching into photographs, she combines

Loch Leven Brewery is latest addition to Kinross’s growing food and drink scene

by Caroline Copeland I have developed something of an obsession with Kinross lately. It’s one of the prettiest local towns – not yet gentrified enough to have become trendy, and definitely still a working town where people shop on the High Street and bank in the still-open banks. Perhaps because of its lack of pretence, it’s establishing itself as a real destination, with interesting shops, cafes and businesses opening throughout

Catch Withered Hand and Phil Jupitus in upcoming ‘Tae Sup wi’ A Fifer’ line ups

Two impressive line ups are planned for next two Tae Sup Wi Fifer events at Kirkcaldy’s Adam Smith Theatre in May and June. On Friday 18 May, the ever brilliant Withered Hand – aka Dan Willson – appears alongside Ian McMillan and Grace Petrie. McMillan is a writer and broadcaster whose latest poetry collection To Fold The Evening Star was published last year. As well as presenting BBC Radio 3’s

A Spirit of Rebellion – Glasgow Boys on show at last in Dunfermline

From 3 February, in an exhibition which almost on its own makes the case for the building of the new Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries, The Glasgow Boys – A Spirit of Rebellion offers a rare opportunity to see many of the works of Scotland’s most celebrated group of artists  brought together in one venue. All of the paintings come from the wonderful art collection cared for by Fife Cultural Trust on

Thought and memory: Dunfermline artist’s ‘dreamlike’ exhibition opens at Fire Station

Fire Station Creative will kick 2018 off with a stunning exhibition of paintings by local artist, Donna McGlynn. The exhibition is titled ‘Thought and Memory’ and is concerned with, ‘human emotions and experiences drawing on myth, fable, history and storytelling‘ says the artist.  Donna has loved drawing and painting from early childhood: ‘I don’t know if anyone remembers the Bunty, the Mandy or Misty comics, but as a little girl I was mesmerised

Paper from Across the Sea: Scottish Japanese creative collaboration goes on show

Washi Umi o Koete: Paper from Across the Sea is a creative collaboration between Fife Dunfermline Printmakers and Mino Art Info, Japan and the results can be seen at an exhibition at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop which opened on 20 November and is on until 9 December.  The collaboration brings together the ancient Japanese tradition of Washi paper-making and the very best of contemporary Scottish printmaking.   ‘It’s been an amazing experience for our artist printmakers,’