Children of Outwith is not a film by M Night Shyamalan but a series of fun events and activities for children during Dunfermline’s brand new arts festival Outwith. On Saturday 9 September, Dine at 29 in East Port will host Baby Discos at 11am and 1pm. The day will include face painting, bouncy castle, craft table, games, ball pit and lots of floor-filling Disney tracks. Children tickets are £5 and available here for children up to the age of 5 years old. Adults and children under 6 months go free.
At 2pm on Sunday 10 September, acclaimed children’s author Mike Nicholson hosts an afternoon with the Museum Mystery Squad at the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum. Hidden deep below the exhibits, the Squad tackles unusual happenings: from secret Egyptian codes to missing coins and moving mammoths, there’s no puzzle they can’t solve. The event is suitable for children aged 6 to 9 years. Admission is free and you can book your place here.
Other festival activities children may enjoy include a visit to the stunning iron Clydesdale rocking horse on display in the grounds of the Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries from Thursday 7 September. The massive structure is the work of young artist Ulrika Kjeldsen who was born on the Aland Islands in Finland and has recently graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee.
Finally, also on throughout Sunday 10 September is the Fife Centre for Equalities Diversity Week Gala which will take place at the community stage in the High Street, along with MC Colin Laird. An eclectic mix of entertainment includes the Scooter Clubs of Fife and beyond who are coming together to celebrate equality, diversity and the love of Northern Soul, stallholders, performances by Leven & District Pipe Band, Resonate Drumming, Nick Shane and a flash mob choir as well as spoken word and poetry by Seeds of Thoughts. The gala is a public event starting at 10am and finishing at 3pm.