Outwith is known for its live music and varied arts programme but there are also so many things for children to do. First up on Wednesday 6 September is Baby Yoga in the Glen. What could be nicer than an early morning chill out with your tiny one in stunning surroundings of Pittencrieff Park? Later in the day you can sign children aged 12-18 up for the songwriting masterclass where
In advance of his first Outwith Festival appearance, delivering a sitcom writing workshop at Cafe Wynd on Wednesday 6 September, we met up with TV writer Steve Lawrence . Steve has experience in comics, radio, television, film and interactive storytelling. He’s been part of the BBC Comedy Room, the first BBC Writersroom Scottish Voices group and BAFTA Connect. Sitcom is Steve’s great passion and he is delighted to be bringing top
Ahead of his Outwith event on Saturday, we asked Connor Heaney of the Ray Harryhausen Foundation about the great animator and his ongoing influence: AS: Who was Ray Harryhausen and what are his most famous works? CH: Ray Harryhausen was a stop-motion animator and one of the most important filmmakers of the 20th century. He created some of the most iconic special effects sequences in cinema history, bringing unique creatures
Eleanor Morton, owner of one of the top Twitter accounts in Scotland and hot off a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival, will perform at Outwith Festival on Friday 9th September. Morton rose to social media fame with her brilliant self-taped sketches during lockdown which not only attracted millions of views but also the respect of some of the top names in comedy with Stewart Lee commenting that she had
Former nurse and now successful artist/writer Fi Bailey brings her uniquely engaging and therapeutic writing workshop to Outwith on 7th September. We asked her what people can expect from Cut Out: AS: What was the inspiration behind Cut Out? FB: I wanted to complement the festival’s musical offering with a technique often used when writing lyrics. Playing with words that already exist gets rid of an intimidating blank page for some.
Following his hugely successful run at the Edinburgh Festival, in-demand poet and performer Kevin P Gilday is coming to Dunfermline for Outwith Festival. We asked him about his show and what inspires him as a writer: AS: What can people expect from your live show at Outwith? KPG: It’s going to be a night of amazing spoken word. You’ll laugh, maybe cry, and feel all sorts of feelings you didn’t know
Outwith celebrates all sorts of making from music, art, writing and…sushi! On Wednesday 7th September the festival brings you the opportunity to learn how to make perfect sushi in a one off masterclass at Koku Shi. The popular Dunfermline restaurant becomes an Outwith venue for the first time as their experienced sushi chef shares the secrets of the art of sushi making and you can eat what you make! Tickets
Colm Bairead’s subtle masterpiece has been the critical hit of the year but has had limited release in cinemas. Now you can catch this exquisite tale of a neglected young girl visiting foster parents at Outwith’s Sunday Cinema in Fire Station Creative. The film, which is based on Claire Keegan’s brilliant short story Foster, has been described as an instant classic and was recently announced as Ireland’s Oscar entry. The Quiet
Festive jazz at Fire Station Creative, big band tunes in the Glen Pavilion, carols by candlelight and a performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Alhambra are all part of a brand new series of seasonal musical events being brought to Dunfermline this winter by Tutti Events. For tickets or for more information about any of these events, click here.
All this week (1-7 August) there is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in the shaping the future of one of the jewels in Dunfermline’s architectural crown. For almost 500 years Pittencrieff House has enjoyed a commanding position, enjoying views of the sweeping south lawn of the Glen and to the Forth Valley beyond. Historically significant, it was once the home of the Forbes family, in particular the high achieving