Events and things to do

Fresh Air Festival is on this weekend in Dunfermline!

Not quite Coachella or the Commonwealth Games but perhaps a little bit of both! The Fresh Air Festival returns this Saturday to Dunfermline’s Public Park. The park’s Victorian bandstand will ring out once more to the sounds of jazz, brass, pipes and some of the area’s best young singer songwriters. There’ll be pony rides, sports taster sessions, including parkour and karate, a family barbecue and birds of prey. New for this

The Curious Incident of the Odeon Culture Programme

Have you discovered the Odeon Culture Programme yet? This brilliant initiative is bringing the best in live theatre, opera, ballet, entertainment and sport to Odeon cinemas around the country making some of the top cultural experiences available to people for whom the west end is too expensive and too far. As well top theatre productions such as Warhorse and – coming up next week – The Curious Incident of the Dog

Craft Scotland Summer Show 2014 starts next week

The always excellent Craft Scotland Summer Show 2014 gets underway in Edinburgh on 1 August. It’s a chance to see top quality work and meet some very skilled craftsmen and women. Products are available to buy at the show as well as online through Culture Label. Items that cost over £100 are available to buy through the Own Art scheme, spreading the cost over a period of ten months. Buying

Underground Trampolines in Wales

Probably one of the most inventive uses for the Welsh mines that are no longer mined is Bounce Below. Giant underground trampolines connected by spiral staircases and a 60 foot slide – all illuminated with neon lighting – must make for a fairly atmospheric day out especially when the mining cavern is twice the size of St Paul’s Cathedral. Bounce Below in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales opens on the 4th of

Free Event in Dunfermline Abbey with Man Booker prize nominee, James Robertson & Jill Calder

On Wednesday 11 June at 6.30pm Man Booker Prize nominee James Robertson and one of Scotland’s best known illustrators Jill Calder will entertain audiences in Dunfermline Abbey with a stunning re-telling of the Robert the Bruce story. James Robertson, who wrote the hugely successful Testament of Gideon Mack and Jill Calder will talk about their book, Robert the Bruce: King of Scots in the historic Abbey, also the site of the King’s

The Birks – a state-of-the-art ‘Cinema Paradiso’ for Aberfeldy

Did Sir Norman Foster get as much pleasure from designing The Gherkin as architect Robin Baker did from designing Birks Cinema in Aberfeldy? It seems unlikely. ‘It’s been such a privilege to work on this project and now that it’s finished it will feel like a bereavement. For the past 18 months it’s been my life.’ But Robin, who lives in Aberfeldy, will soon be able to watch movies at