Writing and Film

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

Acclaimed author, Isla Dewar at The Canmore, Dunfermline, 10 September

Isla Dewar on ‘Wimmen’ at The Canmore, Dunfermline, Sunday 10 September The acclaimed fiction writer, Isla Dewar, author of: Women Talking Dirty, which was made into a feature film starring Helena Bonham Carter; Getting out of the House; and The Woman who painted her Dreams will be at The Canmore on Sunday 10 September at 1pm. “I’ll be chatting about the subject of impossible, bossy or just difficult but also

From Ballingry to Black Watch via the Bagpipes: actor returns to Fife for premiere of new play

Ballingry-born actor David Colvin, who starred in the original National Theatre of Scotland production of Gregory Burke’s Black Watch and has previously been nominated for an Olivier Award, doesn’t have to think long when asked about the catalyst for his successful career: I was fortunate enough to be a pupil at Lochgelly High when there was an incredible creative arts department led by Robin Dewar and Leslie Nicholson (the latter now

‘Comic Genius’, Angela Jackson brings Edinburgh Fringe Show to Dunfermline Outwith Festival

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

Comedy in the Dark, Dunfermline, Friday 8 September

Comedy in the Dark, Dunfermline, Friday 8 September The most fun you can have with the lights off Luminaries of the comedy world such as Kevin Bridges, Greg Davies and Phil Nichol have all performed at Comedy in the Dark, the sell-out show from London’s Southbank. On Friday 8 September Dunfermline Delivers is bringing the show to Harlem in Dunfermline as part of the new Outwith Festival. Chris Foote, Events

Stramashed Potatoes: new pub theatre night in Dunfermline for Outwith Festival

There’s nothing we Dunfermliners like more than talking about Dunfermline and now a new pub theatre night promises to answer some of our most pressing questions: Is it a city or a town? Park or glen? Where is the most romantic spot in KY12? Stramashed Potatoes, a cabaret-style night of entertainment being staged as part of Outwith Festival’s theatre programme, has been described as a ‘settler’s guide to Dunfermline’ so

Outwith Festival bags world premiere of Thunderstruck the play

Acclaimed Fife bagpiper and actor David Colvin will deliver the world premiere of his one-man show Thunderstruck in the studio at Carnegie Hall as part of Outwith Festival‘s theatre programme. Colvin, who was the original piper for the National Theatre of Scotland’s worldwide smash hit Black Watch, cut his teeth as a youngster playing with Lochgelly High School Pipe Band and Thunderstruck charts the band’s journey to the World Pipe Band Championships at

Philip Pullman discussion event in Dunfermline

Philip Pullman discussion event, Saturday 9 September, 2-3pm, Waterstones, Dunfermline – free event Waterstones, Dunfermline is hosting a Philip Pullman book group in early September as part of an exciting new arts festival.  The discussion will focus on Northern Lights, the first volume in ‘His Dark Materials’ series, which was made into a film called The Golden Compass, starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. The official book store for the Festival is