Beehive’s nest begins to grow its colony

Craig White, Rohan Campbell,  Kayla Cotterill and Brianne Harley standing beside Depute Provost Cllr Kay Morrison and Dawn Maciocia who was the main organiser for the event.
Craig White, Rohan Campbell, Kayla Cotterill and Brianne Harley standing beside Depute Provost Cllr Kay Morrison and Dawn Maciocia who was the main organiser for the event.

The past weekend saw Buckhaven’s newest arts centre buzzing with activity as it opened its doors to host an exhibition.

From Friday to Monday, 20 artists displayed a huge variety of their work at The Beehive Arts and Culture Centre.

The centre, the former Free Gardeners Hall on College Street, was bought from Fife Council by the The Free Gardners Hall Steering Group for a cut price £2760 in April 2012 - as the local authority rid itself of nine unused buildings to not-for-profit community groups.

Around 200 people visited the exhibition with a spokesman for the Beehive saying the event was a great success which will hopefully be beneficial to all involved in its future.

He added: “All artists and organisers of the event enjoyed the opportunity to showcase some fantastic local talent as well as network with each other sharing experience, expertise and knowledge.

“We were particularly delighted to welcome four young musicians who provided fabulous entertainment over the evening. We also had a number of art portfolios from young people from Buckhaven High School who are in the process of applying to art 
college to further their art studies.”

At the close of the weekend, a number of participating artists formed a working group to take forward their ambitious plans for the coming year.

Pictured above are featured young artists Craig White, Rohan Campbell, Kayla Cotterill and Brianne Harley standing beside Depute Provost Councillor Kay Morrison and Dawn Maciocia who was the main organiser for the event.