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
Combining art, wit and disco nostalgia, Workspace Dunfermline’s brilliant new t shirt designs are available in sizes XS to XXL and cost £20 each. They can be ordered here with bespoke designs also available.
Dhoom, the award winning Indian street food restaurant and bar in Dunfermline’s New Row recently celebrated its first birthday with a party for customers, family and friends. A special birthday cake was cut by owner Dhaneshwar Prasad and Indian drummers and dancers added to the lively festivities. Now, to add to the occasion, we are delighted to share with our readers the opportunity to win a table for four at
On Sunday 3 June 2018, in a tradition dating back to 1250, the St Margaret’s National Pilgrimage 2016 will take place in Dunfermline with a procession led by Archbishop Leo Cushley from the Louise Carnegie Gates to St Margaret’s Church. Times are on the poster below. People are asked to gather at the gates to the Glen at 1.45pm but from 11am you can also visit sites associated with St
Loneliness, poverty and the wellbeing of the very young are some of the most difficult challenges facing today’s society and it is through the prism of these three key themes that new Carnegie Dunfermline Trust Chairman David Walker has set out to tackle his two year stint in the Trust chair. ‘Im not trying to make a name for myself,’ he says, ‘just trying to find a way to make
Come along and hear a series of fascinating, lightning-fast presentations at an architecture-themed Pecha Kucha evening at Fire Station Creative on Wednesday 7 September. This event, which is being curated by Create in Fife, is the second event in the Blueprint Dunfermline programme which aims to celebrate the architecture and built environment of Dunfermline and West Fife. A superb range of speakers will share their stories with the public in
Blueprint Dunfermline, a community-led celebration of architecture and the built environment in Dunfermline and West Fife, launches on Friday 2 September and will run until the middle of 2017. We are proud to say that Avocado Sweet is leading a consortium of local groups to deliver this unique initiative. It is the kind of programme that more usually a city would stage, often centred around the opening of a grand,
Dunfermline author Caroline Copeland was much struck on a trip to America by the way a children’s book about the ducks in Boston Public Gardens is used to promote the city. Make Way for Ducklings is available at every bookshop and tourist attraction in the area and its characters have been immortalised in bronze (below). Caroline thought how much more beautiful Dunfermline’s famous peacocks and Glen were than their Boston counterparts
Interested to know what people think of this. Plan to Work On is Kay Mander’s 1948 government-sponsored film about the planning for Dunfermline’s post-war reconstruction. It was originally intended for a specialist audience of architects and planners but is now a fascinating record of mid-20th-century town planning and, for locals, full of great shots of post war Dunfermline. It was made with help from James Shearer , the architect behind Dunfermline’s