Our Thirty Fourth free event, Beyond Burns, was held on Thursday 26 January 2017 in the Cupcake Coffebox in Kirkcaldy. Superb performances were given by Maureen Sangster, Cassie Kennedy, David Cruickshanks, Craig Gilbert and John Dennett. Kyle Cuthbert sang and played his own stylish music.
Maureen Sangster read from and explained how she wrote her Scots language story
Cassie Kennedy inspired us with her eloquence
David Cruikshanks’ stand-up comedy had everyone in stitches
Craig Gilbert’s poetry demanded our attention
John Dennett read from his first book – The Residium
Kyle Cuthbert’s songs were very stylish
Our Thirty Fifth event, Fife Writes the Bruery, was held on Thursday 16 February 2017 in the Bruery (now renamed The Canmore) in Dunfermline. Superb performances were given by Kevin Cadwallender, Linda Menzies, Sheila Kinninmonth and Dickson Telfer. The Sairbanes sang and played their wonderful music.
Kevin’s stories and poems had everyone in stitches
Linda read from her heart
Dickson’s story captured everyone’s attention
Sheila’s story was especially interesting to malt whisky drinkers
The Sairbanes singing and music were stunning
Our Thirty Sixth event, Fife Writes the Woodside, was held on Thursday 16 March 2017 in the Woodside Hotel in Aberdour. Superb performances were given by Christina Banach, Steve Seivwright, and George Sinclair. Revival Blues sang and played their brilliant music.
Christina’s story kept us enthralled
Steve’s poetry came from the heart
George’s bad guys, the Vikings, stole the scene
Calum, Hugh, Iain and Alan’s songs and music were outstanding
Our Thirty Seventh event, Fife Writes the Cupcake, was held on Thursday 20 April 2017 in the Cupcake Coffeebox in Kirkcaldy. Wonderfull performances were given by Rebecca Sharp, Megan Crosbie, Sheila McLean, Peter Jarvis, and David McDonald. Lilian Brozka Kennedy sang and played her enchanting music.
Rebecca’s scented oils and poems gave her a unique performance style
Peter’s stories of Africa captured the audience
Megan’s modern style of stories and poems was entertaining and funny
Sheila’s stories were captivating
David’s poetry had a very up to date theme
Lilian’s songs and music were mystical
Our Thirty Eighth event, Fife Writes the Canmore, was held on Thursday 18 May 2017 in the Canmore (was Bruery) in Dunfermline. Terrific performances were given by Gordon Baillie, Alan Graham, Ross Wilson, Lindsay Craik, Cassie Kennedy, George McDermid, Graham King, and Bill Devlin. Konrad – Carolyn Konrad, Davy MacFarlane, Gary Johns and Will Goodall – sang and played their wonderful music.
Gordon read a few poems that sucked us in
Alan’s story had two endings, one sad and one happy
Some of Ross’s poems had a touch of earthy menace
Lindsay’s work was heart felt
Cassie’s story took us to a different and interesting world
George’s poems had us in stitches
Graham’s poems captured our attention
Bill’s story had some nasty bad guys
Konrad’s music was outstanding – we loved it!
Our Thirty Ninth event, Fife Writes the Woodside, was held on Wednesday 21 June 2017 in the Woodside Hotel in Aberdour. Magnificent performances were given by Willie Hershaw, Linda Menzies, Lilian Brzoska Kennedy and David McDonald. The Hershaws sang and played their style of music.
Willie and David’s singing and music enthralled us
Linda read excerpts from her outstanding writing
Our Fortieth event, Fife Writes the Cupcake, was held on Thursday 20 July 2017 in the Cupcake Coffeebox in Kirkcaldy. Superb performances were given by Tom Hubbard, Caren Gilbert, George McDermid, Alice Watson, Andrew McNeil and Lindsay Craik. Jock Lamb sang and played his unique style of music, accompanied by Lilian on occasions.
Tom introduced and read from his new book Slavonic Dances
Caren read with expression, some of her powerful poems
George had everyone in stitches
Alice’s wonderful voice captured the audience
Andrew’s readings were full of spirit and punch
Lindsay read from his vast work
Lilian and Jock were a perfect match
Our Forty-first event, Fife Writes the Cupcake, was held on Thursday 28 September 2017 in the Cupcake Coffeebox in Kirkcaldy. Unique performances were given by Maureen Sangster, Craig Gilbert, Lilian Kennedy Brzoska, Cassie Kennedy, Lindsay Craik and Steve Seivwright. Gordon Baillie played his unique style of guitar music.
Maureen’s stories and poetry grabbed our attention
Craig’s poems were straight from the heart
Lilian’s stories and portrayal of several characters were magical
As usual, Cassie seized our minds
Lindsay read from his mountain of work
Steve read, sang and played with tenacity
Gordon’s playing was pure magic
In conjunction with Fife Cultural Trust Fun Palaces, our forty-second event, the Fife Writes Workshop – Beyond Writer’s Block, was held on Saturday 7 October 2017 in the Galleries in Kirkcaldy. Excellent Tips and Techniques to eliminate writers block were given by Cassie Kennedy, George McDermid and host David McDonald.
Cassie analyses the causes of writer’s block
the group are attentive
George is in full swing
Fife Cultural Trust photographer takes a few shots
David highlights a few tips
lots of smiles from the group
Our Forty-third event, Fife Writes Banner’s House, was held on Thursday 18 October 2017 in Banner’s House Hotel in Markinch. Wonderfull performances were given by Lindsay MacGregor, Susan Haigh, Margaret McDonald and Ian Nimmo White. Kyle Cuthbert played and sang with his harmonious style of guitar music.
Lindsay’s poems were full of nature
Susan’s story captured our imagination
Margaret’s poems were heart-felt
Ian’s words on Burns were thought provoking
Kyle’s songs were performed in his unique style
Our Forty-fourth event, Fife Writes the Canmore, was held on Thursday 23 November 2017 in the Canmore (was the Bruery) in Dunfermline. Terrific performances were given by Moira McPartlin, Dickson Telfer, Goeff Rowe, Lindsay Craik, Sandy Power, Graham King and Alan Graham. The Sairbanes sang and played their special music with guitars, banjo and mandolin.
Moira’s story was full of mischief and fun
Dickson’s stories were from the dark side
Goeff’s stories were inspirational
Lindsay’s poems were from life itself
Sandy’s singing and music were a revelation
Graham’s words were interesting
Alan’s story seemed real
The Sairbanes music was full of rythm and exceptional
This was a superb last gig of the year!!