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Citizen Spire Project aims high

by Caroline Copeland Creative people spend their lives imagining things into reality, whether it be a painting, sculpture, poem, garden, building, or abstract idea. On and on the list goes, infinite possibilities limited only by imagination, aptitude, and enthusiasm. Often it’s the latter which carries a project to fruition. The ability not only to enthuse yourself, but to bring others with you: realising your vision and capturing the imagination of

Pecha Kucha Dunfermline

Following the success of Dunfermline’s last Pecha Kucha, an architecture-themed event which was hosted by Create in Fife and curated by Avocado Sweet as part of Blueprint Dunfermline,  the next Pecha Kucha Dunfermline is being held on Wednesday 16 November between 7 and 9pm at Fire Station Creative, Dunfermline. This time the November event is being curated by Dunfermline-based artist Alan Grieve and presenters will include Dan Lyth – musician,

Walk from Culross Palace to Dunfermline

Nearly 400 years ago the King’s Poet, Ben Jonson walked from Culross Palace to Dunfermline Abbey. On Sunday 25 September you can join a guided walk inspired by his travels, finishing at Fire Station Creative where, from 4pm until 7pm, there will be live music and poetry. The walk starts at 10.30am beside Admiral Cochrane’s statue near the Palace and finishes at the Fire Station Creative at around 4pm. The

Blueprint Pecha Kucha at Fire Station on 7 September

Come along and hear a series of fascinating, lightning-fast presentations at an architecture-themed Pecha Kucha evening at Fire Station Creative on Wednesday 7 September. This event, which is being curated by Create in Fife, is the second event in the Blueprint Dunfermline programme which aims to celebrate the architecture and built environment of Dunfermline and West Fife. A superb range of speakers will share their stories with the public in

Blueprint Dunfermline launches!

Blueprint Dunfermline, a community-led celebration of architecture and the built environment in Dunfermline and West Fife, launches on Friday 2 September and will run until the middle of 2017. We are proud to say that Avocado Sweet is leading a consortium of local groups to deliver this unique initiative. It is the kind of programme that more usually a city would stage, often centred around the opening of a grand,

Michele Daykin: turning stone and brick into silver

Fife designer maker Michele Daykin draws on her previous studies of Stitched Textiles at Edinburgh Telford College and Jewellery Design and Manufacturing at Dunfermline Carnegie College to create innovative jewellery designs which combine silver and batik fabric. Michele says, ‘Inspirations for my designs come from surfaces; the repeat markings on Glasgow pavements, the chisel markings on Edinburgh walls along with aged and weathered brick and stonework. I work predominantly in silver, I treat

Fire Station Creative: Open early evening on Fridays from 4 March

If you’re looking for somewhere different for early evening drinks and food then it would be worth considering Fire Station Creative in Dunfermline. From Friday 4 March FSC will open on Friday evenings until 9pm and the bar will be selling wines, beers and a few select cocktails.  Customers can also buy meat, fish and cheese sharing platters by chef Stuart Hazel.

Fire Station Creative: Video exhibition inspired by the Scottish landscape

Fire Station Creative, Dunfermline launches their next exhibition this Saturday, 20 February, which will showcase the work of two artists, Su Grierson and Kyra Clegg from Methven, Perthshire and Newburgh, Fife respectively. ‘Land of the Living’ is the title of their collaborative project in which they represent social aspects of the Scottish landscape with video, images and sound.  In this exhibition they show 4 works, one of which is a prize-winning video installation

Stewart Soutar at Fire Station Creative

An exhibition of Stewart Soutar’s work, Return to Netherskoor opens this Friday at Fire Station Creative and sees the 63 year old artist revisit an imaginary island he created some time ago. Soutar is based in West Kilbride but says his childhood in Arbroath had a major impact on him, inspiring him to paint the sea, land and changing weather conditions. The exhibition runs until 14 February.

Local Christmas Shopping Guide #2: art and craft

Unless you’re buying for Alex Salmond, it’s too late to commission a full size portrait of your loved one for this Christmas but all of the artists and makers featured here offer commissions and vouchers for their work which would make an exciting start to 2016 for anyone lucky enough to receive one. Pictured above is a typically vivid piece by celebrated illustrator Jill Calder. Calder is based in Cellardyke