In the modest seaside town of Burntisland in Fife in the early 1780s lived a girl who would become the pre-eminent thinker in science and mathematics of her day, known and feted throughout Europe. Eventually a school, an Oxford College, an island, even a crater on the moon would all be named for her. But first Mary Somerville had to negotiate her way through a society that did not expect
Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy and Central Fife
Doors will open on the Round The Horn Advent Calendar Trail in Kinghorn at 10am on Saturday the 22nd November. There are 10 venues to visit with 20 artists, designers and makers exhibiting their work, some for the first time. Painting, sculpture, glass, jewellery, ceramics, prints, textiles, homewares, papercrafts and more will be available to view, sample, buy and commission. The organisers aim to forge a lasting relationship between local people and
The small town of Burntisland is not the bustling economy it once was but there some attractions for families if you are in the area. It’s produced it’s fair share of famous sons and daughters as well – David Danskin, the founder of Arsenal Football Club as well as pioneering female mathematician and astronomer who also has an Oxford College named after her, Mary Somerville. There’s the blue flag beach
Joe Corrie was born in 1894 in Slamannan near Falkirk. A few years later his family moved to Cardenden in Fife. He left school at 14 in 1908 to work in the local pits and during the First World War he worked at a colliery in Ayrshire. On his return to Cardenden in 1918 he began writing verse and it wasn’t until the twenties that he began working on plays.
This Saturday 11 October sees the Bothy Fest Exhibition begin with a preview at Kirkcaldy Galleries from 2-3.30pm. Dunfermline artist Alan Grieve has been collecting stories, stories that would usually be left locked in a person’s mind, or if told, the turns of phrase, often forgotten. Under his custodianship, these stories are woven with additional facts and fiction to take on new significance. Bothies are shelters to be found in the
TwoThumbsFresh Productions is led by Colin McQuillen an experienced Film & Digital Media professional. On the digital media side, Colin is also a skilled photo editor with strong design skills. He is qualified with a BA(Hons) IT & Management and post-graduate qualification in Project Management. He has worked in mobile gaming, 3D animation tools and video game production across Xbox, Playstation and iPhone Platforms. Colin also has experience in events management. Services: Film
Fife Comedy Festival kicked off last night with a sell-out performance by Rich Hall at The Adam Smith Theatre. Comedy acts such as Hardeep Singh Kohli, Omid Djalili, Fred MacAulay, Grant Stott and Jerry Sadowitz will be appearing at the Carnegie Hall, the Adam Smith Theatre and Rothes Hall until 13 April. Organised by Fife Cultural Trust.
When Cellardyke-based jewellery maker, Kirsty Thomas, collaborated with international interiors company Formica she wasn’t to know then it would lead to a Create in Fife Award. Then again, 2013 was the launch of the first ever Create in Fife Awards and on Wednesday 13 November Kirsty, of Lovely Pigeon collected her award beside three other delighted winners. In fact, the diversity of the winners was notable in itself: a new
There they sat, three people of about the same age who grew up within streets of each other in the same small town, looking for all the world like prizewinners on speech day: the cleverest boy, the girl who’s best at writing and the bad boy who happens to be brilliant at drawing. Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, best selling crime writer Val McDermid and Britain’s most successful artist Jack