Tag "Barbara Dickson"

The strange and playful work of Alastair Dickson: at Fire Station Creative until 3 December

Broken toys, battered household items and other detritus of life are given new life in Alastair Dickson’s work, on show at Fire Station Creative this month. Dickson, brother of  Barbara, studied at Edinburgh College of Art  and is now a sculptor based in Gibraltar Point near Toronto. FSC Curator Ian Moir said, in opening the Uncommon Blockhead exhibition, that he had wanted to bring Dickson’s ‘playful and inventive art’ to

London cast of Blood Brothers come to The Alhambra

Here’s a superb tv appearance by Barbara Dickson, the first and by many people’s reckoning the best, Mrs Johnstone in Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers. Blood Brothers is currently on a 30th anniversary UK tour featuring The New Seeker’s Lyn Paul in the lead role and it’s coming to the Alhambra from 23-28 October. Tickets start at £25  and you can book yours here.

Impressive line up for Byre in the Botanics this summer

Some great outdoor concerts, film screenings and family events are lined up for the summer season at St Andrews’ lovely Botanic Garden. Programmed by the Byre Theatre St Andrews, Byre In The Botanics features live shows from Les Miserable‘s Samantha Barks, Dunfermline’s own Barbara Dickson and the brilliant Rab Noakes, Capercaillie and Jacqui Dankworth, plus a double bill from OperaUpClose, ballet from Berlin’s JSLN Dance and Bard In The Botanics’

‘Come oan, get aff’ – come and hear Kelty Clippie composer celebrated this weekend

This Saturday (31 October) Dunfermline Folk Club is celebrating the life and songs of Dunfermline man and folk legend John Watt. Tich Frier and Neil Paterson will present a night of John’s songs and stories about his life at Fire Station Creative. John Watt was not only the composer of classics such as Kelty Clippie (listen below), Pittenweem Jo and the brilliant Fife’s Got Everything, he was also the founder of

Gerry Rafferty remembered at Celtic Connections

Paisley born singer songwriter Gerry Rafferty is to be remembered at two concerts on 22 and 23 January as part of this year’s Celtic Connections in Glasgow. The concerts have been curated by Rafferty’s daughter Martha and Rab Noakes and will feature performances by, among others, The Proclaimers, Barbara Dickson, Ron Sexsmith and James Vincent McMorrow. Irish singer McMorrow, who sings some of his songs in a voice so high