Writing and Film

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

Dunfermline’s Outwith Festival – 2018 website now live!

And we’re off and running for this year’s Outwith Festival! Outwith 18 is dramatically bigger than last year’s inaugural event with over 200 artists delivering comedy, music, theatre, film, literature and art in more than 23 venues over five days in September. There are exciting names coming to town including one of the UK’s most successful screenwriters Gregory Burke, John Maclean who was the founder of The Beta Band and

Dry Yer Eyes Big Man: artists respond to Scots mountain legend

The latest in a long line of original and accessible creative events at Workspace Dunfermline, Dry Yer Eyes Big Man sees four artists and writers respond to the legend of Am Fear Liath Mor, or the Big Grey Man of Ben Macdui. For over a hundred years, stories of The Big Grey Man have been recorded by locals and visitors to Scotland’s second-highest mountain. On Saturday 7 July, tales of

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

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

London cast of Blood Brothers come to The Alhambra

Here’s a superb tv appearance by Barbara Dickson, the first and by many people’s reckoning the best, Mrs Johnstone in Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers. Blood Brothers is currently on a 30th anniversary UK tour featuring The New Seeker’s Lyn Paul in the lead role and it’s coming to the Alhambra from 23-28 October. Tickets start at £25  and you can book yours here.

Hollywood’s Chris Pine in Dunfermline for Netflix movie

How’s this for a bit of glamour? Chris Pine is in Dunfermline today filming the new Netflix movie about King Robert the Bruce. Lots of swords and bearded extras were to be seen but the main cast were a bit elusive. The bells at the Abbey were suspended for a day. Abbot House got a sprinkling of fairy dust as well – rooms on the ground floor were used for

The Ironmongers Studio: Alhambra plans new performing arts venue

The Alhambra Theatre Trust have plans to create a new performing arts centre encompassing a 200 seat studio theatre, art house cinema and a headquarters for the Alhambra Stage & Dance School. The plans also include rehearsal rooms, an administration block, and retail/restaurant space. The building is situated on the New Row in what was once famed local institution Watt & Dewar’s Ironmongers. The vision is for the smaller performance

The Witches of West Fife: new play opens at Oran Mor

Having fled the witchprickers of Fife and with the new king on a mission to spread witchhunting to England, Lilyan begs her friend Shakespeare not to include witches in his latest play. Meanwhile, Isobel, Mags and Janet – struggling with cloaks and fake noses in a new production of Macbeth – wonder if this was a good way to mark turning 40 after all.  New play The Witches of West Fife