Film and theatre

Two top contemporary films at The Dunfermline Filmhouse this September

A key motivation behind The Dunfermline Filmhouse is to bring the best of contemporary filmmaking to town and to show films Fife cinema fans would usually have to travel further afield to see. This September at Outwith Festival you can see two brilliant examples of this sort of programming. On Thursday 5 September there is a rare screening of Shoplifters, the stunning, Palme d’Or-winning drama about a Japanese family of crooks

Movies for music fans at The Dunfermline Filmhouse this September

The music line up for Dunfermline’s Outwith Festival 2019 is an incredible mix of big names and emerging talent playing across town-centre venues over the course of a single day. Not to be outdone, The Dunfermline Filmhouse has included some great films for music fans in its Outwith programme. First up is the film that nearly never was. Amazing Grace is the electrifying concert film directed by Sydney Pollack featuring

Scottish-made independent films at The Dunfermline Filmhouse this September

The mighty Dunfermline Filmhouse – West Fife’s very own, pioneering independent cinema – returns this September as part of Outwith Festival. One of TDF’s aims is to give big screen time to films made in Scotland and this year’s programme has a host of great work and fascinating director talks you won’t want to miss. Showing at 10.15am on Thursday 5 September is Felipe Bustos Sierra’s brilliant Nae Paseran, about

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

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