Now and again towns the size of Dunfermline are lucky – or smart – enough to catch great bands on the ascendant: Catfish and the Bottlemen played PJ Molloys last night and they were brilliant. A sturdy set of hook heavy songs delivered with plenty of attack and the funny, slight, charismatic Van McCann all you could want in a frontman. Go see before they turn into the Arctic Monkeys. (photo
Not quite Coachella or the Commonwealth Games but perhaps a little bit of both! The Fresh Air Festival returns this Saturday to Dunfermline’s Public Park. The park’s Victorian bandstand will ring out once more to the sounds of jazz, brass, pipes and some of the area’s best young singer songwriters. There’ll be pony rides, sports taster sessions, including parkour and karate, a family barbecue and birds of prey. New for this
Take a look inside Dunfermline’s new £10.8m museum and art gallery by way of this flythrough video. The museum has been funded by Fife Council, Heritage Lottery Fund and the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust and aims to integrate a modern design with the listed buildings on site including the world’s first Carnegie Library. The facility will open in July 2016 and be managed by Fife Cultural Trust. With Dunfermline’s iconic 1930s fire
Introducing ‘Dunfermline’, the latest in journalist David Cowan’s popular Scotland in Detail series. You can check out the other featured towns here. The colourful posters are printed on quality A2 paper and cost £50 each including post and packaging. The Dunfermline poster is a limited edition A3 size and costs £40. Queries and orders should be sent to email@example.com.
Do your bit to keep music live and get to know the watering holes of Dunfermline at Dunfermline Live this weekend. The ever growing festival of live music features over 50 artists from a range of genres performing in over 20 venues around the Fife town. Bars, clubs, pubs, cafes, hairdressers, shops – even McDonalds – will pulse with the sound of music being played in the raw by the
Come and be part of a work of public art this Sunday in Dunfermline. One of Scotland’s most successful contemporary artists Toby Paterson will be a leading a ‘subjective walking tour’ in the town as part of an exciting new artwork. The tour, created in association with Collective Architecture, features Paterson’s own selection of buildings and landmarks on a route that links Dunfermline’s two magnificent parks – the Public Park
We are delighted to bring you an exclusive interview with Toby Paterson, one of Scotland’s most successful contemporary artists. Here he discusses the impact of place in public art. Artworks appear courtesy of the artist and The Modern Institute. AS: Public art – is there any point? TP: In terms of the built environment, art is the prism through which everyday experience can be elevated beyond the utilitarian and the mundane.