Writing and Film

Funny and from Falkirk: Alan Bissett at The Canmore, Dunfermline

Don’t mention the F-word … yes, he’s from Falkirk but the writer and performer, Alan Bissett, is very funny and is coming to The Canmore, Dunfermline on Saturday 9 September.  If you need a reason to come to his event,  check out the video (below) where he tells us why he’s a writer – it’s cut with a wry tour of the writer’s residence – his very unremarkable flat.  Currently

Outwith Festival: Tycoon and the Bard book launch

On Friday 8 September John Cairney launches his latest book The Tycoon and the Bard at the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum.  The well known Scots actor will read passages from the book and discuss with Carnegie International Fellow Angus Hogg how the world’s richest man Andrew Carnegie was inspired by Scotland’s greatest poet Robert Burns. The event, which starts at 6pm, will conclude with a glass of wine, a meet

Outwith Festival – new arts event for Dunfermline!

Four days, eleven venues and over fifty talented performers including acclaimed artists, writers, comedians and musicians: Avocado Sweet, along with Dunfermline Delivers, Fire Station Creative and Caroline Copeland, are very proud to be one of the founding partners of an exciting new cultural event coming to Dunfermline in September.  Outwith Festival will include a major new art work, a book launch, readings by authors and playwrights, cutting edge comedy and improvised theatre.

Jocky Wilson Said heads to Edinburgh!

Following sold out runs in Glasgow and Aberdeen, Jocky Wilson Said, by Dunfermline writers Jane Livingstone and Jonathan Cairney, is coming to Edinburgh in a new Gilded Balloon production to tell the story of a Fife sporting legend . Set in 1979, not in the gloom of a Scottish pub but under the blistering sun of the Nevada desert, the one man show features a tour-de-force performance by award winning Outlander star

Watch live theatre performed in Dunfermline’s Royal Palace Ruins and Abbey

Could there be a more authentic and atmospheric setting for an adaptation of Macbeth than Dunfermline’s Abbey Nave and ruined Royal Palace? Heard No More, a highly imaginative, 21st century response to the Shakespeare play, has been created by Fife College Performing Arts and Sound Production students and is one of the first events of its kind to take place in Scotland. The audience absorbs the performance via headphones as they

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at Odeon Dunfermline

This Thursday 18 May there is a chance to see Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf when it is screened live from London at the Odeon in Dunfermline. The latest, acclaimed National Theatre production of Edward Albee’s tale of marital warfare stars Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots and is described in the Financial Times as ‘intoxicatingly good’ . The show starts at 7.00pm and you can book

Outlaw King: Chris Pine to play Robert the Bruce?

The legitimate reason for having a brooding photo of Chris Pine in a magazine devoted to Dunfermline and west Fife is that the Star Trek star seems likely to take on the role of Robert the Bruce – buried in Dunfermline and with his name emblazoned around the top of the Abbey – in Scottish director David Mackenzie’s latest film. Outlaw King will also feature Ben Foster who starred alongside

This Country – not local but brilliant

Nothing to do with Dunfermline or Fife but absolutely brilliant so worth sharing – brother and sister writing team Charlie and Daisy May Cooper’s genius account of life in rural England explodes the myth of the village idyll and is just the funniest thing on television.

Outlander star is Jocky Wilson in new play

It’s not often (enough!) that a Fife accent is heard on stage or that a great Fife character is brought to life dramatically. So the producers of Jocky Wilson Said, a new play that pays affectionate and thoughtful tribute to the Scottish sporting legend and Kirkcaldy native, are hoping people will make the trip from the Kingdom to see the play when it opens in Glasgow on Monday. Wilson rose from