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Pecha Kucha Dunfermline

Following the success of Dunfermline’s last Pecha Kucha, an architecture-themed event which was hosted by Create in Fife and curated by Avocado Sweet as part of Blueprint Dunfermline,  the next Pecha Kucha Dunfermline is being held on Wednesday 16 November between 7 and 9pm at Fire Station Creative, Dunfermline. This time the November event is being curated by Dunfermline-based artist Alan Grieve and presenters will include Dan Lyth – musician,

Walk from Culross Palace to Dunfermline

Nearly 400 years ago the King’s Poet, Ben Jonson walked from Culross Palace to Dunfermline Abbey. On Sunday 25 September you can join a guided walk inspired by his travels, finishing at Fire Station Creative where, from 4pm until 7pm, there will be live music and poetry. The walk starts at 10.30am beside Admiral Cochrane’s statue near the Palace and finishes at the Fire Station Creative at around 4pm. The

Hey hey hey, it is the Gala Day – on Saturday!

Dunfermline Children’s Gala Day has been an extraordinarily enduring occasion with this Saturday’s event being the 113th to take place in the town. Once simply a parade of local schoolchildren down the High Street to the Glen for a picnic and a play, it is now a day long extravaganza which takes the Gala Committee a full year to organise. These days over 3,000 primary school children, each supplied  with a

Pecha Kucha on 30 June at Fire Station Creative, Dunfermline

Earlier this year, Create in Fife launched the Fife PechaKucha at Fire Station Creative in Dunfermline. The second event in their series is now planned for Thursday 30 June at FSC, between 7 and 9pm. PK Night started in Tokyo in February 2003 – PechaKucha is Japanese for chit chat – it was originally conceived as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.

Here comes the Fresh Air Festival – it must soon be summer!

Dunfermline’s Fresh Air Festival (28 May) is fast becoming one of the best events of its kind, ambitious in scale with a range of activities almost too long to list and yet with a simple, outdoorsy, low cost vibe that makes for a great day out. The Festival is held in the Public Park (not the Glen!) which is handy for both bus and train with the train stopping virtually in

Open Studios North Fife this weekend

Painter Sharon Black, Ladybank and furniture designer Mark McCance, Kinloch are just two of the artists opening the doors of their studios to the public for the Open Studios North Fife weekend from Saturday 7 May to Monday 9 May.  The weekend is an opportunity to see the interesting spaces in which artists work, to hear more about their methods and sources of inspiration, buy or commission something for your

Fire Station Creative: Video exhibition inspired by the Scottish landscape

Fire Station Creative, Dunfermline launches their next exhibition this Saturday, 20 February, which will showcase the work of two artists, Su Grierson and Kyra Clegg from Methven, Perthshire and Newburgh, Fife respectively. ‘Land of the Living’ is the title of their collaborative project in which they represent social aspects of the Scottish landscape with video, images and sound.  In this exhibition they show 4 works, one of which is a prize-winning video installation

People in Glasshouses: Pittencrieff Park spruced up for spring

Pittencrieff Park’s famous glasshouses are now open after extensive refurbishment as part of the Park’s Heritage Lottery Funded restoration project. Glass has been repaired, flooring upgraded and new lighting and heating installed. Originally built in 1973 on the site of old conservatories, the 200ft glasshouses are divided into three sections. The main floral hall, with its wooden gazebo over the running stream and its regal display of plants, creates an exotic,

Fire Station Creative: First open studios weekend a big success

Artists at the Fire Station Creative in Dunfermline, Fife opened their studios to the public and welcomed over 1,000 visitors to the venue over the weekend, 27 November-29 November.  The organisers clearly wanted to create a sense of occasion to welcome the general public. On the first opening night, Friday 27 November, live music played while canapes were served by the cafe. Gin and vodka tastings were sponsored by Arbikie,

PRINT 15 at Fire Station Creative

Over forty artworks make up PRINT 15, an exhibition of carefully  handmade, original  prints on show and for sale in Dunfermline from today 27 November. The work showcases a variety of methods including etching, linocuts and screen printing as well as hand-finishing techniques such as gold leaf and collage.  All of the pieces have been printed by the artists themselves taking days, if not weeks, to produce. Artist  and  Chair