SJ Peploe: the French Connection – at St Andrews Museum

Opening this weekend at St Andrews Museum in Fife is SJ Peploe: the French Connection, an exhibition which demonstrate the influence of France and French painting on the famous Scottish Colourist’s work. Samuel Peploe was born in Edinburgh in 1871. He studied art in his home city as well as in Paris. Along with contemporaries such as Fergusson, Cadell and Hunter, he took many painting trips to France where, inspired

Jewel in her Crown – photography you can wear

Unlike the rest of us, Lauren Kobilnyk and Ross Macauley haven’t left their photo collection languishing on a memory card or cluttering up their computer. The Dunfermline based pair have set up Jewel in her Crown which sells these superb silk scarves, digitally printed with polaroid style photographs. Lauren says, ‘We’ve been really please with the positive feedback our first collection has generated. To have orders come in from people

Curtain up at The Regent Cinema, Leven

Other than waltzing across the beach like the couple in local boy Jack Vettriano’s famous painting, the people of Leven have not had much to do in the way of entertainment. Thanks to the efforts of local volunteers however they now have their very own cinema showing a mix of blockbuster and arthouse films, seven days a week. Having spent years as a bingo hall, The Regent Cinema reopened its doors

Game On at Wild Rover Food

When was the last time you ate venison, pheasant or grouse? In Britain there is an abundance of game but you are much more likely to find it on dinner tables in the rest of Europe. Wild Rover Food hope to change that. Their 1961 Land Rover will be towing their ex-Army mobile kitchen to fairs and outdoor events in Scotland to cook and serve game. Catherine Kilgour and Rob

Lucy Moose: transforming your doodles

Lucy Moose on STV’s The Hour from The Neon Hive on Vimeo. From her lovely but draughty converted pub in Auchtermuchty, Fife Lucy Turner, otherwise known as Lucy Moose,  turns doodles into amazing 3D figures made from recycled fabric. As well as regular commissions for TV, Lucy’s creations have played a part in various family dramas. She’s replaced much loved toys which have gone missing, recreated a little girl’s dog

The Woolly Brew, Pittenweem

Your kids dinner money is enough to get you into a knitting group at The Woolly Brew. Everything is £1; £1 for coming, £1 for a cup of tea and £1 for a piece of home-made cake. Other more formal workshops might cost a bit more than this bargain price. Fiona Wright (left) and Karen Grant host groups in their yarn shop which opened in Pittenweem, Fife, December 2011. The idea

The Tay Moses by Kathleen Jamie – World Poetry Day

Today is World Poetry Day so we’ll expecting you to speak in rhyme until bedtime. To mark the occasion we’re featuring a poem from our part of the world. The brilliant Scottish – indeed Fife – poet Kathleen Jamie wrote this when she was expecting her first child and unsure of how she’d feel about the new arrival. The Tay Moses What can I fashion for you but a woven

Take your mum to tea with an artist on Mother's Day

Avoid the crowds on Mother’s Day and take your mum to tea with an artist. Artists across Scotland are opening their studios and serving tea on Sunday 17 March 2012. Tickets are around £5 per person and places should be reserved on the Take Your Mum to Tea site. Artists based in Fife include Lucy Turner, the creator of the very popular “stuffyourdoodles”, 3D stuffed characters created from your drawings

Claim a coffee at The Harbour Cafe, Tayport!

There may be no such thing as a free lunch but if you mention ‘Avocado Sweet’ at The Harbour Cafe Tayport  this weekend, you can claim a free coffee or tea on us! The Harbour Cafe is a delightful little place serving homemade soup, sandwiches and cakes – all most welcome after a bracing walk on the vast, windswept expanse of nearby Tentsmuir Beach. The Cafe, which overlooks Tayport Harbour,

Tickets on sale for new Fence Collective Festival

Much to be admired are those people who step around norms and pursue something with such thoroughness and devotion that it succeeds in the unlikeliest circumstances. Seventeen years ago singer songwriter Kenny Anderson launched Fence Records with what he calls ‘a healthy cynicism of all things music industry related’. He set up not in London but in the small coastal town of Anstruther and yet within five years the label