Sep
5
Wed
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

Sep
6
Thu
Dunfermline ‘Then & Now’ photography exhibition @ Kingsgate Shopping Centre
Sep 6 – Sep 9 all-day
Dunfermline 'Then & Now' photography exhibition @ Kingsgate Shopping Centre | Scotland | United Kingdom

A fantastic photography exhibition showing a variety of photos over the past 100 years and to present day, its sure to stimulate your memories and be of interest to all.

Brought to you by Old Dunfermline & Dunfermline we LOVE this city.

Up the High Street an’ doon the closes @ Dunfermline City Chambers
Sep 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Up the High Street an' doon the closes @ Dunfermline City Chambers
Discover how today’s High Street evolved from its start centuries ago. Walk the streets previously walked by Monks, Traders and even Andrew 
Carnegie! Led by experienced and knowledgeable Local Heritage Guides.
Sep
8
Sat
WASHI | UMI O KOETE: PAPER FROM ACROSS THE SEA @ Dunfermline Carnegie Libraries & Galleries
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
WASHI | UMI O KOETE: PAPER FROM ACROSS THE SEA @ Dunfermline Carnegie Libraries & Galleries

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.

Thirteen established FDPW members enthusiastically seized the challenge to showcase the skills of both countries by creating an exhibition of original artwork using five different types of hand-made papers. The results can be seen at an exhibition at DCL&G from September 8 until January 6.
Sep
9
Sun
Alhambra Theatre Open Day @ The Alhambra Theatre
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Alhambra Theatre Open Day @ The Alhambra Theatre

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

Facebook – www.facebook.com/alhambradunfermline

In the Kingdom that Danced – Alan Grieve @ Watt & Dewar Building 62-68 New Row
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
In the Kingdom that Danced - Alan Grieve @ Watt & Dewar Building 62-68 New Row | Scotland | United Kingdom

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.

Author School: Claire Wingfield. Workshop. Achieving your publishing goals @ Fire Station Creative
Sep 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Author School: Claire Wingfield. Workshop. Achieving your publishing goals @ Fire Station Creative | Scotland | United Kingdom

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.

 

Ali Bacon: In the Blink of an Eye @ Fire Station Creative
Sep 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Ali Bacon: In the Blink of an Eye @ Fire Station Creative | Scotland | United Kingdom

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.

 

Up the High Street an’ doon the closes @ Dunfermline City Chambers
Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Up the High Street an' doon the closes @ Dunfermline City Chambers | Scotland | United Kingdom
Discover how today’s High Street evolved from its start centuries ago. Walk the streets previously walked by Monks, Traders and even Andrew
Carnegie! Led by experienced and knowledgeable Local Heritage Guides.
Scottish Philharmonic Big Band: Afternoon in The Glen @ The Glen Pavilion Stage
Sep 9 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Scottish Philharmonic Big Band: Afternoon in The Glen @ The Glen Pavilion Stage

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.

Author School: So you want to be a writer? @ Fire Station Creative
Sep 9 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Author School: So you want to be a writer? @ Fire Station Creative

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.

 

Wardrobe Malfunction: A work in progress performance @ The Monarch Bar
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wardrobe Malfunction: A work in progress performance @ The Monarch Bar | Scotland | United Kingdom

 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+

Twitter: @dianemstewart

James Yorkston: Tae Sup wi’ a Fifer, with Rachel Sermanni, Martin Carr, Emma Pollock @ The Royal British Legion
Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
James Yorkston: Tae Sup wi’ a Fifer, with Rachel Sermanni, Martin Carr, Emma Pollock @ The Royal British Legion | Scotland | United Kingdom
Tae Sup wi’ a Fifer, the eclectic live music showcase curated by Fife-based singer-songwriter James Yorkston, is delighted to announce it’s Dunfermline première.
 
Tae Sup wi’ a Fifer began in 2015, when James was invited to curate some live music and spoken word nights for the Adam Smith Theatre. Pretty soon the evening developed a reputation for its quality, diverse line-ups and laidback, welcoming nature. There have been sets from The Vaselines, Phillip Selway, Scott Hutchison, Alexis Taylor, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Steve Mason, Dick Gaughan, Karine Polwart, Richard Dawson, Malcolm Middleton, King Creosote, Roddy Woomble, Yorkston Thorne Khan and many more.
 
“With Tae Sup wi’ a Fifer, I just try and mix things up, keeping the line-ups interesting, not one particular genre or theme to a night… A lot of the people I ask to play are friends who I’ve known for years, or just people I’ve met on the road whose music has taken to me. It’s a’ braw though, and when programming Tae Sup, I just think Who would I like to see? and work from there…” – James YorkstonFeaturing 

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

 

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