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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 – 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.

Alan Bissett: on Scotland and the culture of independence

Award winning novelist Alan Bissett is a passionate ‘yes’ when it comes to independence for Scotland. In this exclusive interview for Avocado Sweet, he discusses the impact independence may have on the country’s culture. You can see Bissett perform his one man show – Ban this Filth  – at the Scottish Storytelling Centre as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 1 to 11 August.  Does Scotland have a distinct culture