Fri/Sat: 10am – midnight
Sun: 11am – 5pm
A creative collaboration between Fife Dunfermline Printmakers and Mino Art Info, Japan. The cultural collaboration brings together the ancient Japanese tradition of Washi paper-making and the very best of contemporary Scottish printmaking.
Alhambra Theatre Open Day. Come and see behind the scenes at the Alhambra! The Theatre is hosting an open day, inviting everyone to step behind the curtain, and see the workings of a major number one touring house. On the day Limelight Productions will be performing an open rehearsal of West Side Story! Come along and see how a major musical production is brought to the stage! This is your chance to see and feel the magic of theatre . Also visit the proposed Ironmongers Theatre, and learn of the exciting future plans
Age category of audience – All ages welcome – u16 accompanied by an adult
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Dunfermline-based artist, Alan Grieve makes work based on the history, myth and tall tales from his home town and beyond. His video installation was made for a theatre piece called ‘In the Kingdom that Danced’ in collaboration with theatre director, Alan Lyddiard. This exhibition will take place within the stripped out shell of the former Watt & Dewar building, which will form part of the Alhambra Theatre Trust’s proposed Ironmongers Studio.
Join literary consultant and editor Claire Wingfield for a workshop on the routes to publication and achieving your publishing goals.
Claire Wingfield is an editor and literary consultant who lives in Dunfermline. She works with writers at all stages, on fiction and non-fiction, and is the author of creative-writing handbook 52 Dates for Writers – Ride a Tandem, Assume an Alias and 50 Other Ways to Improve Your Novel Draft. She runs writing and publishing workshops at Dunfermline’s Carnegie Library and Galleries and blogs about writing and publishing at www.clairewingfield.co.uk.
In the Blink of an Eye: The Work and Women of Edinburgh artist David Octavius Hill. is a re-imagining of the life of this Edinburgh artist whose second wife was Amelia Paton of Dunfermline.
In this event, Ali will read extracts from her second novel In the Blink of an Eye. The novel explores the life and work of iconic Edinburgh artist and photographer David Octavius Hill. She will consider the role of Hill’s wife, Amelia Paton alongside the other women in Hill’s life.
Ali Bacon (aka Alison Hay) was born in Dunfermline and attended school there. Her first novel, A Kettle of Fish was published in 2012. Her first historical novel, In the Blink of an Eye, marries her passion for fiction and early photography, exploring as it does the iconic partnership of Octavius Hill and Adamson (1843-47) and its impact on the life of Hill. In the Blink of an Eye has been long-listed for The People’s Book Prize and excerpts have been performed at the St Andrews Photography and Cheltenham Literature festivals.
For the first time in many, many years, the bandstand in Pittencrieff Park will ring out with the sound of live music as the brilliant The Scottish Philharmonic Big Band rolls into town to give a one off Gala Performance for Outwith. Expect a rousing programme of crowd pleasing tunes and some stunning vocal performances.
The Scottish Philharmonic Orchestra was formed in 2006, as a vehicle to provide top class orchestral performance with the lowest possible overheads. The players are all regulars with the other national companies and can be assembled at any strength, from the smallest ensemble to a full symphony of over 100 players. In its grandest form, it has been conducted on several occasions by Sir Karl Jenkins, raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust.
The Bandstand is located to the rear of the Glen Pavilion. Refreshments will be available to purchase.
So you want to be a writer? A panel of published authors, new writers, and professionals from the world of publishing will be on hand to talk about their experience of writing, and publishing, and to provide expert advice to help you get your writing started, finished, and published. Audience Q & A.
A new play by local playwright Diane Stewart. Wardrobe Malfunction follows Lindsay’s relationship with the items in her wardrobe and her relationship with boyfriend Andrew. Things get a bit complicated when the two things mix. This work in progress performance gives the audience a chance to provide feedback and help shape the play.
Age category of audience 12+
The show for the Outwith Festival will feature
Rachel Sermanni: Scottish Folk-Noir Balladeer, writer, musician and artist from Carrbridge in Strathspey. ‘Minimal, Murky, Magnificent’ – MOJO. ‘Unnervingly pretty and graceful’ – NME. ‘Stately, Poetic, Rooted in the Traditional’ – CLASH. ‘A beautiful record, so full of intricacies that it continues to reward with every listen, allows you to lose yourself in it’s stories’ – The Line of Best Fit
Martin Carr: Martin Carr was born in Thurso, Scotland. His family set up camp in Merseyside, where he formed The Boo Radleys in 1987. After their demise in 1998, Carr made a number of albums under the name of bravecaptain. He now records under his own name, the latest album being ‘New Shapes Of Life’.
Emma Pollock: A founding member of critically acclaimed Scottish band The Delgados, which split in 2005 after releasing 5 studio albums, Emma Pollock has been a solo artist ever since, releasing a further 3 studio albums in her own name, the latest of which, ‘In Search of Harperfield’ was shortlisted for the 2016 SAY Award