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.
Fri/Sat: 10am – midnight
Sun: 11am – 5pm
83 year old Edie believes it is never too late. She packs an old camping bag and embarks on an adventure she never got to have – climbing the imposing Mount Suilven in Scotland with the help of a young local guide. Starring British screen icon Sheila Hancock, Edie was filmed in Lochinver, Sutherland in May and June 2016. During the shoot the entire crew scaled the mountain.
Age category (12A)
Directed by Ivo Marloh, this multiple award winning 2018 documentary was one of the hits of this year’s Glasgow Film Festival. All The Wild Horses documents the Mongol Derby where five international riders from the USA, Canada, South Africa, Ireland and the UK race across Mongolia in the longest and toughest horse race on the planet.
Age Category (15)
Writer Gregory Burke was born in Dunfermline in 1968. His debut play Gagarin Way won multiple awards while smash hit Black Watch won the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Play, the South Bank Show Theatre Award and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play and has been performed around the world. Burke’s film ’71 was nominated for Best British Film and Best British Debut at the 2015 British Academy Film Awards with the screenplay winning Best Writer Film/TV at the BAFTA Scotland Awards 2016. For this event, Gregory will be in conversation with Dunfermline artist Alan Grieve.
Age Category (All Ages)
Best-selling author Daniel Kalder makes a welcome return to his hometown of Dunfermline to talk about his latest work Dictator Literature. In what’s sure to be an entertaining evening, Daniel will appear in conversation with journalist Jackie McGlone as they take an unforgettable look at the power of the pen. From Hitler’s Mein Kampf to Mao’s Little Red Book, the event will journey into the literary night to discover what these books reveal about the dictatorial soul.
Daniel Kalder was born and raised in Dunfermline, where he attended Queen Anne High School before studying English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. In 1997, after spending a month working as a civil servant, he decided to escape what promised to be a lifetime of comfortable boredom and moved to Russia at the high point of Yeltsin-era gangster capitalism. Originally planning to stay for a year only, he became fascinated by what he saw there and spent the better part of the next decade working, living, and travelling in and around the former Soviet Union.
His travels in the ethnic republics of European Russia led to his pioneering work of “anti-tourism”, Lost Cosmonaut (2006), while his second book, Strange Telescopes (2008) saw him dive deep into the psychic wreckage of post-Soviet Russia and become one of the first western writers to interview Vissarion Christ, an ex-Soviet traffic cop turned messiah living on top of a mountain in Siberia. In 2006 Kalder traveled to the Central Asian dictatorship of Turkmenistan, which sparked a fascination for the writings of tyrants. After spending almost a decade reading and researching the poetry, novels and theoretical works of Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini and Mao and many other tyrants, he published his third book, the critically acclaimed Dictator Literature (2018).
In addition, Kalder has written for The Guardian, Esquire, the Times Literary Supplement and many other publications around the world, and has written and presented for BBC radio. He moved to Austin, Texas twelve years ago and has no plans to leave any time soon.
Dictator Literature reviews:
‘I enjoyed this book a great deal . . . it’s actually a rather snappy read.’ Will Self, Guardian
‘A fascinating study…partly an enjoyable romp but mostly a sombre sidelong-glance history of 20th-century totalitarianism.’ Sunday Telegraph
‘Brisk, and full of antic fun.’ New Statesman
‘Kalder is our cheeky and irreverent guide to the (generally aggressively tedious) prose by history’s despots.’ Tatler
‘Daniel Kalder…deserves a medal…Dictator Literature is a great book…An insightful book, but also a funny one.’ The Times
Jackie McGlone is an Edinburgh-based freelance feature writer specialising in profiles and features for colour magazines, as well as interviews with leading figures in the arts, internationally renowned authors and celebrities, from Paul Auster and Margaret Atwood to the late Joan Rivers. She chairs a number of events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and has also mediated at author events in New York and at the British Library, in London. Born and educated in the north of England, she was the first woman deputy editor of a Scottish newspaper and has held executive posts on The Observer, The Sunday Standard, The Evening Times, The Scotsman and The Herald.
Víðistaðakirkja is located in Hafnarfjörður, the third-most populous city in Iceland, about 10 km south of Reykjavík. The Church choir is formed only by enthusiasts that love to sing.
The main duty of the choir is of course to take part in the ceremony every Sunday but occasionally they organize small concerts or take part in events with other choirs or solo singers. The program for the concert includes popular psalms and songs in Iceland that also have a Gaelic origin. Psalms from Scotland and Ireland and both old and brand new Icelandic psalms ( the oldest from 1208 ). Icelandic cultural music and choir music by John Rutter.
Haud yer Wheesht! are delighted to announce that we will be returning to Grill 48, Dunfermline on Friday 7th September with another epic night of Silent Disco in store!!
As ever we will have two Haud yer Wheesht! DJs mixing up 3 Channels of Silent Disco. 3 Channels crammed with Dance classics, Rock anthems, Party Cheese and more!! at any one time there’s 3 choices of music to sing and dance to!
Round up your Friends, Family and work colleagues for a night where you will all be dancing and singing alllll night!!
Tickets priced at £6 each at venue or £6 plus Eventbrite booking fee online.
*£10 headset deposit also required on the night upon entry. Refunded when headset is returned undamaged.
EQ are more than happy to announce the second edition of their now infamous ‘Coadys Carnival’ series in conjunction with Outwith Festival 2018. Expect to see the venue transformed like no other with the eq residents playing a completely open music policy all night. A true party like no other.
Expect house, techno, electro, acid, grime and dubplates a plenty.
Age category of audience: 18+
Latest show from local comedian, Ross Leslie, fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe. 2014 and 2017 Scottish Comedian of the Year Finalist. Writer of BBC Radio Scotland’s Breaking the News. “Ross Leslie is a must-see, funny, funny stuff” Glasgow Social Events; “Smashed it. A stormer, they lapped it up” The Stand Comedy Club; “Future Scottish Headliner” Breakneck Comedy Club; “Ross Leslie packed his routine with gags” Chortle; “Getting better all the time” Fringe Monkey.
Age category (16+)
A superb programme of short films screened with the filmmakers in attendance: Tony and the Bull – hit documentary about a man raising a Highland bull in his small home / 1745 – drama about two black slave sisters in 18th Century Scotland / Stramashed Potatoes – spoof visitor guide to Dunfermline / Stories From All Over The Place – animated work by artist Jonny Hannah / The Auld Grey Toun – a Soundtrack – new film about Dunfermline’s music scene / The Syrian Waltz – experimental work mixing live and filmed action by local filmmaker Julian Pearly. Compered by George Murray.
Age Category (All Ages)