In the first of a series of guest posts, Sean Makin of Walk Fife talks about a recently discovered vintage walking guide ‘The Fringes of Fife’… Browsing through a pile of old and dusty books stacked up in a darkened corner of an old bookshop, I stumbled upon a gem. The Fringes of Fife by John Geddie was published in 1894 and describes in detail his travels along the coastline in a
Events and things to do
Don Carter, the Director of Urban Design at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh is coming to Fire Station Creative, Dunfermline to speak on ‘Extraordinary Coincidences: Pittsburgh/Dunfermline’. The American architect and urban designer, whose grandfather was a coal miner from Ballingry, will be joined by Lord Bruce who will be speaking on Dunfermline’s urban planning and its regional and global links. 7pm Wednesday 20 September 2017, Fire Station Creative, Carnegie
So day 1 of Outwith got off to a flyer with the unveiling of David Mach’s stunning new art work at Fire Station Creative and finished with a rousing, floor filling set by Glen Gates and the Passing Sages. Today sees one of Scotland’s finest actors John Cairney in discussion at the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, cutting edge comedy and acting performances and an evening with a local legend Richard
The inaugural Outwith Festival is now underway. Launched this morning at Fire Station Creative with a well attended event for Dunfermline BIDS members and other stakeholders, the festival is already attracting extensive media coverage and tickets for all festival events are selling fast. Here’s what is on today: Tickets and more information here.
Children of Outwith is not a film by M Night Shyamalan but a series of fun events and activities for children during Dunfermline’s brand new arts festival Outwith. On Saturday 9 September, Dine at 29 in East Port will host Baby Discos at 11am and 1pm. The day will include face painting, bouncy castle, craft table, games, ball pit and lots of floor-filling Disney tracks. Children tickets are £5 and available
Angela Jackson, The Canmore, Dunfermline, Sunday 10 September Fresh from her acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe, award-winning author Angela Jackson, who critics describe as ‘a tour de force’, ‘comic genius’, and ‘Alan Bennett in his female form’, will be performing The Darling Monologues at Dunfermline’s Outwith Festival. The Darling Monologues introduces you to three characters, Lily, Sadie and Ruby, who share their secrets of relationships, sex, birth, infidelity, and
On Friday 8 September John Cairney launches his latest book The Tycoon and the Bard at the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum. The well known Scots actor will read passages from the book and discuss with Carnegie International Fellow Angus Hogg how the world’s richest man Andrew Carnegie was inspired by Scotland’s greatest poet Robert Burns. The event, which starts at 6pm, will conclude with a glass of wine, a meet
Four days, eleven venues and over fifty talented performers including acclaimed artists, writers, comedians and musicians: Avocado Sweet, along with Dunfermline Delivers, Fire Station Creative and Caroline Copeland, are very proud to be one of the founding partners of an exciting new cultural event coming to Dunfermline in September. Outwith Festival will include a major new art work, a book launch, readings by authors and playwrights, cutting edge comedy and improvised theatre.
This looks a lovely event – a food festival and makers’ market in a revamped covered market barn in St Monans this weekend. Organisers Bowhouse are food wholesalers who describe themselves as ‘a place where food makers work to make their products from the wonderful raw ingredients of the East Neuk and its coast.’ They hold regular food makers’ markets on their farm where customers can meet producers and taste
Walk Fife, which is run by volunteers, shares walking routes, paths and trails for exploring the Kingdom of Fife on foot. Routes include easy going strolls to tougher long distance walks such as the well trodden Fife Coastal Path. The team share the walks via video, podcasts and mapping and are now looking to expand and upgrade the service they offer to encourage even more people to enjoy Fife’s varied