Giacomo @ Giacomos
Sep 5 @ 8:00 am – Sep 8 @ 4:30 pm
Giacomo @ Giacomos

An art project based on Café Giacomo, Dunfermline. The café has remained relatively unchanged since it opened in 1958 – still with original booth seating and tables. During 2017, artist Ally Wallace undertook a short residency there – to gather information and record details of his surroundings through drawing and video, as a means of conveying something about the character of the place. The resulting work – drawings, linocuts and a short film – will be shown in the café during Outwith Festival.

The North Sea @ Fire Station Creative
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm
The North Sea @ Fire Station Creative | Scotland | United Kingdom
The North Sea
is a group show curated by Skids Frontman, Richard Jobson, and venue director, Ian Moir. Expect to see a variety of compelling interpretations of the North Sea by an eclectic assembly of visual artists that includes Jonny Hannah and Turner Prize nominated sculptor, David Mach.
Featured Artworks:
‘Salmon’ (oil on canvas) by Ian Moir
‘Dark Matter’ by David Mach
Tues, Wed, Thurs: 10am – 5pm

Fri/Sat: 10am – midnight

Sun: 11am – 5pm

Mon: closed

Author School: Allan Guthrie: Getting Published @ Cafe Wynd
Sep 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Author School: Allan Guthrie: Getting Published @ Cafe Wynd

Join award-winning Author, Literary Agent, and Commissioning Editor Allan Guthrie as he helps you navigate the world of publishing. Allan will discuss the importance of the Literary Agent in the publishing process, and how to go about finding the right Agent for your work, in order to secure that elusive publishing deal.

Author Biography

Allan Guthrie is the author of five novels, including TWO-WAY SPLIT, which won the Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year, and three novellas,including BYE BYE BABY, which was an Amazon top-ten bestseller. A year after he was first published, he went over to the dark side and became a literary agent, working with Jenny Brown Associates for a decade until co-founding The North Literary Agency in October 2017. In 2011 he co-founded Blasted Heath, Scotland’s first digital publishing company, and he currently works as a commissioning editor for German publisher Bastei Luebbe’s English-language division and for a new short fiction publisher based in the US.


Jonathan Wilson: Rare Birds @ PJ MOLLOY'S
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jonathan Wilson: Rare Birds @ PJ MOLLOY'S | Scotland | United Kingdom

Jonathan Wilson had a busy 2017, producing Father John Misty‘s grammy nominated Pure Comedy and touring arenas around the globe as a guitarist and vocalist for Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters (for whom he also contributed to the lauded Is This The Life We Really Want? album.) Wilson also saw widespread acclaim heaped on Karen Elson’s sophomore LP Double Roses, which he recorded with her in Los Angeles in 2016.

But it’s not looking like Wilson is going to get much of a rest in 2018 either, as he’ll be continuing on with the worldwide Waters tour and is set to release his own new solo album Rare Birds in the spring.  The highly anticipated long player – which features backing vocals from Lana Del Rey, Josh Tillman, fellow Roger Waters bandmates Lucius and an extraordinary musical gift from otherworldly Brian Eno collaborator Laraaji – will be released through Bella Union worldwide


Pecha Kucha: Outwith Special @ Dunfermline Carnegie Libraries & Galleries
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Pecha Kucha: Outwith Special @ Dunfermline Carnegie Libraries & Galleries

Pecha Kucha was devised in Tokyo and is a networking event for creative people.  Throughout Scotland, many  ‘creative hubs’ have been delivering Pecha Kucha events and have found them to be an extremely successful way of promoting the fantastic activities taking place within their local creative industry sectors.

During a Pecha Kucha evening, a number of presenters will make an accelerator pitch for their business or idea by showing 20 slides for 20 seconds each, thus the title ‘Pecha Kucha 20×20’. Presentations are designed to be informative and entertaining.

Pecha Kucha Dunfermline has been organised as part of the ‘Create in Fife’ programme.  Create in Fife comes under the banner of Fife Cultural Trust and supports the creative and cultural sector by providing networking  opportunities such as this

Richard Pulsford: UNS – PUN @ The Royal British Legion
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Richard Pulsford: UNS - PUN @ The Royal British Legion

Master of wordplay and UK Pun Championships runner-up (2016) Richard Pulsford presents an hour of feel-good stand-up.
“Like a well-oiled machine of mirth… a likeable stand-up comedian with great material” (Buxton Fringe 2017)
“A congenial showman… the audience loved him… you will not be disappointed” (Prague Fringe 2017)

Age category of audience: 14+Twitter: and #RPunsPun

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An evening with Ant Middleton @ The Alhambra Theatre
Sep 5 @ 7:30 pm
An evening with Ant Middleton @ The Alhambra Theatre | Scotland | United Kingdom

Ant Middleton, adventurer, survival expert, TV presenter, ex elite forces soldier, will be touring theatres across the UK in Spring 2018, sharing his experiences and exploits as a modern day explorer and expedition leader.

Ant’s appetite for adventure and extremes has no limit and has led him to take on some amazing challenges both in the military and in his TV roles – “SAS (Who Dares Wins)”, “Mutiny” and “Escape” (Channel 4).

In this adventure filled one-man show, Ant recounts his extraordinary life in the military – having achieved the elite forces holy trinity serving in the Paras, Marines and SBS – with tales that will defy belief for their sheer bravery and danger.

The tour also includes further tales and behind the scenes moments, revelations and gossip from his TV shows; and will give us an exclusive insight into his life and exciting future TV projects!

Ant Middleton’s forthcoming documentary series – “SAS (Who Dares Wins) Series 3” and “Escape” will air in Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018.

“One of the best things ever to come out of UK TV”
Chris Evans BBC Radio 2


Theatre Box Office (next door to the theatre)
Mon – Fri, 10.00am – 5pm Tel. 01383 740 384

Kingsgate Box Office (next to Debenhams)
Friday from 10.00am – 2.30pm
Saturday from 10.00am until 5.00pm Tel. 01383 733 666

Online Tickets (and out of office hours); tel 0333 321 9999

*A booking fee of £2.50 will be applied to all tickets purchased from the Alhambra Theatre Box Office. Booking fee on tickets purchased through other agencies may vary.

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