Our Forty-fifth event was held on Thursday 25 January 2018 in the Cupcake Coffeebox in Kirkcaldy. Terrific performances were given by Graham King, Andrew McNeil, Steve Seivwright, Peter Jarvis, Andrew Ferguson, Scott Young and David Cruickshanks. Lilian Brzoska Kennedy sang her special music. (Unfortunately, Jock Lamb was ill.)
Graham’s story had a suitably comical ending
Andrew’s poem’s were thought provoking
Steve’s song was, as usual, a straight off-the-cuff delivery
Peter’s poem, about the Sun and the Moon, was the San voice of Kabbo, an African shaman
Andrew’s songwriting creativity was expressed by his song
This was Scott’s first public reading
David’s comedy, as usual, has us all in stitches
Lilian’s melodious songs were from her heart
Our Forty-sixth event was held on Thursday 22 February 2018 in Banner’s House Hotel in Markinch. Wonderful performances were given by The Coaltown Daisies – Vivienne Bern and Lynzy Moutter, Gordon Baillie, Milton Balgonie, and Sheila MacLean.
Everyone enjoyed the superb Coaltown Daisies
Gordon’s poetry came straight from his heart
Milton was fired up on all 8 cylinders
Sheila always has unusual stories
In conjunction with ON Fife’s Adam Smith Festival of Ideas, our forty-seventh event, the Fife Writes Workshop – Art Gallery Journey, was held on Saturday 17 March 2018 in the Galleries in Kirkcaldy. Caren Gilbert, poet in residence for Falkland Estate and Lilian Kennedy Brzoska, our favourite bardic troubadour, encouraged creativity from inspiration in the Galleries.
Suzi is creating already
Mandy has found her inspiration
Robert is focussed on being inspired
Caren has found some unusual inspiration
Big smiles from Mandy and Carrie
the group seem happy, don’t they
Our Forty-eighth event was held on Thursday 22 March 2018 in PJ Molloys in Dunfermline. Exceptional performances were given by Alastair McIntosh, Linda Menzies and George McDermid. And, as usual, Konrad’s music and song were truly magnificent.
Alastair read from his book Poacher’s Pilgrimage, an Island Journey, the launch of the paperback
Linda’s variety of work amazed the audience
As usual, George had us in stitches
Konrad were absolutely amazing, yes, absolutely amazing!
Our Forty-ninth event was held on Wednesday 18 April 2018 in The Woodside Hotel in Aberdour. Amazing performances were given by Julien Pearly, Ian Nimmo White, Robert Irvine, Carrie McCarthy Todd, Cora McCarthy Todd accompanied by Niall Walker Morrison, and Cecil Grant. The Aberdour Players teams – Mags, Marion and Esther – Gillian and Ally – and Jim and David, all performed hilarious short acts. And singing and playing the guitar throughout the evening was the truly talented singer / songwriter Hamish Hawk.
Julien sings in French – our first
Ian’s true short story, in Scots, had us in stiches
Robert’s words were intriguing
Carrie was the fairy story teller of Aberdour
Cora’s singing was angelic, complemented well by Niall
Cecil explains how he writes fun into his Jane Austen story
Mags, Marion and Esther perform To Halloumi and Back
Gillian and Ally perform A Load of Bull
Jim and David perform The Sweet Smell of Lemon
Hamish’s music was uniquely inspiring – see – https://hamishjameshawk.bandcamp.com/
Our 50th event was held on Thursday 24 May 2018 in the Cupcake Coffeebox in Kirkcaldy. Amazing performances were given by Alan Graham, Caren Gilbert, Susan Grant, Rebecca Sharp, Jocasta Mann, and Tom Hubbard. And singing and playing the guitar throughout the evening was the very talented singer / songwriter Alice Watson.
The climax of Alan’s story was beyond belief
Caren’s poems were truly her own
Susan read from her club’s poetry book
Rebecca’s story became pleasantly ethereal
Jocasta’s wonderful song was her first at our gigs
Tom explains that his tableau is a death wagon – interesting!
Alice’s songs were brave, funny and entertaining
Our 51st event was held on Thursday 28 June 2018 in the Wellesley Inn in Buckhaven. Amazing performances were given by John McCutcheon, Bob Brews, Cassie Kennedy, Colin McEwan, Maureen Sangster, George Sinclair and Lilian Brzoska Kennedy. And singing and playing throughout the evening were the very talented Andrew C Ferguson and Kelly Brooks – Tribute to Venus Carmichael.
John’s poems were a true reflection of himself
Bob’s songs were very funny
Cassie’s novel was out of this world
Colin’s songs were hilarious and witty
Maureen’s stories and poems were inspirational
George’s bad guys got their comeuppance, almost
Lilian’s readings and songs were full of emotion
Andrew and Kelly’s songs were warm and magical
Our 52nd event was held on Thursday 26 July 2018 in Banners House Hotel in Markinch. Superb performances were given by Evelyn K Stewart, A R Crow, Holly Barr, Rose Ann Fraser Ritchie, John Wands and Dickson Telfer. And singing and playing throughout the evening was the uniquely talented Haystack Monolith.
Evelyn’s poems were full of vim and vigour
John’s poems were true to life
Holly came all the way from the USA to tell her story
The audience joined in with Rose Ann’s words
Dickson’s short story was more truth than fiction
The paths of life were reflected in the poems of AR
Haystack’s songs and music were unique and very funny
Our 53rd event was held on Thursday 20 September 2018 in PJ Molloys in Dunfermline. Sensational performances were given by Kevin Cadwallender, Linda Menzies, Jim Wilson, Rose Ann Fraser Ritchie, Clare Rodgers, John Wands and Lindsay Craik. Singing and playing throughout the evening were the hugely talented Sairbanes.
Kevin’s performance had everyone in stitches
Linda enthralled the audience
Jim’s mix of subjects kept us guessing, what next?
Interacting with us, Rose definitely got our attention
This was Clare’s first Open Mic slot – didn’t she do well!
John’s poem about Scotland was for his student
Lindsay’s poetry was from his soul
Our 54th event was held on Wednesday 17 October 2018 in The Woodside Hotel in Aberdour. Superb performances were given by George McDermid, John Wands, Colin McEwan, Dickson Telfer and Gordon Baillie. And singing and playing the guitar throughout the evening was the truly talented singer / songwriter / film-maker Julien Pearly.
George’s poetry had the audience in stitches
John’s poems were true to his spirit
Colin’s songs were hilarious
Dickson’s dog story viewpoint was real doggy
Gordon’s poems were full of passion
Julien’s music was from his heart
Our 55th event was held on Thursday 22 November 2018 in the St Clair Tavern in Kirkcaldy. Wonderful performances were given by Alastair Potter, Peter Jarvis, Sheila McLean, Lilian Brzoska Kennedy, Lisa Young (aka Cassie Kennedy), and David Cruikshanks. And singing and playing music throughout the evening was the excellent band Havana Rising.
Alastair’s efforvescence showed through
Peter’s stories of Africa were from his personal experience
Sheila’s story was true to her personality
Lilian’s words were thought provoking
Lisa made us listen intently
David, as usual, had us all in stitches
Havana Rising’s music was phenomenal – we wanted more!