2017 Events

2017 Events

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.

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Maureen Sangster read from and explained how she wrote her Scots language story

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Cassie Kennedy inspired us with her eloquence

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David Cruikshanks’ stand-up comedy had everyone in stitches

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Craig Gilbert’s poetry demanded our attention

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John Dennett read from his first book – The Residium

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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.

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Kevin’s stories and poems had everyone in stitches

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Linda read from her heart

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Dickson’s story captured everyone’s attention

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Sheila’s story was especially interesting to malt whisky drinkers

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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

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