Film and theatre

Outwith Festival: writers grab your pens – some great events coming up this September!

Dunfermline’s Outwith Festival is back in September and includes a unique line up of masterclasses for writers. Up first on Wednesday 7th September is a laid back but stimulating writing workshop called Cut Out led by award winning writer and artist Fi Bailey. The session, in Abbot House Workshop, is an introduction to the cut-up technique of creating collage with words from an eclectic mix of text, including mid-century magazines and Victorian shopping

Outwith is back! Dunfermline’s grassroots arts festival starts 6 September

https://outwithfestival.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/V1.mp4   Storming back after a Covid absence, Outwith 22 starts 6 September and runs til Sunday the 11th. It features a world class art exhibition, a whole day of live music, international film, top comedy, writing masterclasses, spoken word nights and a host of heritage, cultural and other activities. Check out the programme and book tickets on outwithfestival.co.uk and keep an eye on Avocado Sweet over the next couple

Hindu Times: Gods arrive in Dundee from Dunfermline in brilliant new audio play

This weekend you can catch the first performances of Hindu Times, a new comedy by electrifyingly talented Dundee writer Jaimini Jethwa.  The play, already showered with 4 star reviews in The Guardian and The Scotsman, tells the story of Hindu deities Vishnu and Brahma arriving in Dundee on a bus from Dunfermline to restore earth and ending up in a Spar shop shut in. Directed by Caitlin Skinner and starring Rehamma McDonald,

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