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.
Ahead of his Outwtih Festival Queer Words Writing Workshop on Friday 9th September at Fire Station Creative, we put a few questions to BAFTA Scotland winner Michael Lee Richardson to find out what makes him tick as a writer: AS: What inspired you to become a writer? MLR: A lot of writers say they’ve been writing ever since they could hold a pen, and that’s not my story. I’ve always loved
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
Superb stage acting, cabaret to be enjoyed with a Cosmopolitan, top flight stand up comedy and rapid fire spoken word, smooth jazz, a celebration of the long history of music in Dunfermline and young singers stepping onto the stage for the very first time: nothing captures the spirit of Outwith quite like live performance and the Festival has a brilliant line up to share. Fresh from a highly acclaimed run
An exhibition of work by one of Scotland’s most prominent artists, Adrian Wiszniewski, leads the art programme for Dunfermline’s Outwith Festival. Wiszniewski trained at the Mackintosh School of Architecture (1975-79) and at Glasgow School of Art (1979-1983), shooting to prominence in the mid 1980s as part of the New Glasgow Boys group of figurative artists. His public commissions include paintings for Liverpool Anglican cathedral and his work can be found
https://outwithfestival.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/V1.mp4 Storming back after a Covid absence, Outwith 22 starts 6 September and runs til Sunday the 11th. It features a world class art exhibition, a whole day of live music, international film, top comedy, writing masterclasses, spoken word nights and a host of heritage, cultural and other activities. Check out the programme and book tickets on outwithfestival.co.uk and keep an eye on Avocado Sweet over the next couple
Customers were back drinking their cortados in the beautiful walled garden at Abbot House today. The cafe re-opened on Thursday 7 July with a new contemporary, stylish re-design. There’s a lovely shop that’s been open for a while now and is a great place to pick up gifts. You can also visit the first artists to move into the studios because they’re opening their doors on Saturday 11 July. There’s
An exhibition inspired by the Japanese Garden at Cowden near Dollar has opened at the Greengate Gallery in Culross. The series of paintings are by local artist Janice Headrick (pictured left) and complement a collection of silver jewellery created by Greengate Gallery owner, Lindsay Marchant (pictured right). Lindsay’s jewellery is inspired by the oriental lily pad, synonymous with Japanese garden design. Lindsay said: ‘In 1908, two women, Taki Handa and
Four days, eleven venues and over fifty talented performers including acclaimed artists, writers, comedians and musicians: Avocado Sweet, along with Dunfermline Delivers, Fire Station Creative and Caroline Copeland, are very proud to be one of the founding partners of an exciting new cultural event coming to Dunfermline in September. Outwith Festival will include a major new art work, a book launch, readings by authors and playwrights, cutting edge comedy and improvised theatre.