Dunfermline and West Fife

Vintage Tea Dance in aid of Playlist for Life

Playlist for Life and the Pars Foundation will be hosting a tea dance this Saturday 8 November, 2-5pm, in the Glen Pavillion, Pittencrieff Park. Munroe’s Hairdressing will be providing a 1940s hair and makeup bar, there’ll be afternoon tea with cake by Dunfermline’s Cupcake Planet and music by the swing band, Baby Issac. Tickets are £12.50 each available from Munroe’s Hairdressing, DAFC Club Shop and Thomson Cooper Accountants. Playlist for

The Kingdom that Danced – animations by Alan Grieve and Jim Stirk

Earlier this year Dunfermline artist Alan Grieve was commissioned by the Fife Cultural Trust to create work inspired by the Kingdom the Danced. The project was aimed at people over 60 encouraging them to take part in a contemporary art event. Grieve collected over 100 stories of social dancing in Fife along with fascinating photographs and newspaper clippings. He then collaborated with Glasgow based animator Jim Stirk to create these

Champagne by Reubens Wine Store, Dunfermline

Champagne is still the drink we choose when celebrating a special occasion, whether it is a milestone birthday, getting hitched, the birth of a child, winning the division one play-offs. It is a luxury product, but when you know the difficulties the wine growers have to overcome in the vineyard cycle then you realise why. The Champagne region lies in northern France, 80 miles north-east of Paris, just below the

Fife Dunfermline Printmakers exhibit in St Andrews

Catch an exhibition of contemporary prints at The Kinburn Gallery, St Andrews. Opening times are 10.30am to 4pm daily until 23 November. The exhibition is a collection of original and limited edition screenprints, woodcuts, collographs and etchings produced in the studios of Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop. Featured artists include: Babs Pease, Catherine King, Mandy Tait, Stephen Ratomski, Peter Kirley, Gordon Slater, Kate Hunter, Sheila Carnduff, Aine Scannell, Claire Yarrington, John

Leslie & Rosie – heritage and art gifts

Leslie & Rosie was started by Dunfermline based Lesley Ratomska in 2012. She says: ‘I wanted to create a range of gift items that evoked memories of Scotland’s heritage and history with a contemporary twist.’ Range includes mugs, teatowels, cards and cushions. www.leslieandrosie.co.uk

Embrace headline this year’s Dunfermline Live

Dunfermline Live, back on Saturday 18 October to rock Scotland’s ancient capital, has its best line-up yet. Festival favourites such as headliners Embrace, King Creosote, Eugene McGuinness, Hector Bizerk, Dexters and AMWF will perform alongside  emerging talent such as The Merrylees, Vigo Thieves, Scary People, Neon Waltz, Modern Faces and The Moon Kids. This year the event presents a packed one day schedule of quality acts playing at six venues all

The Mona Lisas – Wasted Time

Great track filmed in the band’s childhood home of Ballingry, Fife. They say: ‘Born in July 2013, The Mona Lisa’s have gone from strength to strength with their infectious Indie rock. While adapting a range of influences such as The Strokes, The Hives and Kings of Leon amongst others, they bring something that little bit different to the live music scene. They released their debut single in May to a

McTaggart’s Cafe, Fife Coastal Path, Aberdour

The ever popular Fife Coastal Path has a number of great pit stops along the way. In March 2013 another cafe joined the route when Lis McTaggart gave up language teaching at Woodmill High School and opened McTaggart’s in Aberdour. Taking her inspiration from Delivino in Crieff, Perthshire, Lis commissioned Burns Design, who also design Tom Kitchin’s places, to create the interior. The menu includes salads, breakfast, panninis as well

The Spires – Walking on the Moon

Four piece band from Dunfermline featuring Chris Easton, Mikey Pollock, Reece Dobbin and Matthew Steven. Here they are in the ‘Heart and Sound’ live lounge with their original song ‘Walking on the Moon’. https://twitter.com/TheSpiresMusic

Acoustic Thursdays at The Bruery Dunfermline

Another night of quality live music at The Bruery in Dunfermline last night. A gig crowd saw great sets from singer-songwriter Sophie Caldwell – performing at only her secong gig – and from debut act Into The Limelight. A highlight was the set from Lucy and the Lyrics (above) – fantastic songs and brilliant musical ideas and harmonies which had the audience enthralled.