Exhibition takes a look inside the Singing Kettle

Founders Artie and Cilla are pictured with some of the props at Rothes Halls. Pic: Steve Brown
Founders Artie and Cilla are pictured with some of the props at Rothes Halls. Pic: Steve Brown
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Fans of The Singing Kettle – both young and old – will have the chance to enjoy an interactive exhibition at Rothes Halls this summer.

The popular children’s entertainers may have hung up the kettle for the last time earlier this year, but now there’s a rare chance for people to see never-before-seen memorabilia and props.

This is the perfect way for fans to say farewell to the Singing Kettle

Artie Trezise

Kids and parents who grew up singing along with classic Kettle numbers like ‘Bunny Fou Fou’ and ‘Ye Cannae Shove Your Granny Aff A Bus’, can enjoy the Kettle’s final farewell.

The Singing Kettle was founded by Cilla Fisher, Artie Trezise and Gary Coupland over 30 years ago.

Then, in 2013, Cilla and Artie bade farewell to the stage, continuing to work behind the scenes.

Gary and Kevin MacLeod were joined by Anya Scott-Rodgers, before the Singing Kettle came to an end in February.

This new exhibition runs at the Glenrothes venue from this Saturday until Wednesday, August 5.

Artie explained: “It sort of came out of a Facebook response we had from when we put some of our props up on E-Bay when we finished the Kettle. There was a massive response, with people asking for Kettle fans to be able to see them. Fife Cultural Trust came up with a proposal of doing the exhibition, so we married the two together.

“We have had a long-standing relationship with the Trust and, every Christmas, we came to Rothes Halls. It was always mobbed at the Christmas and we hope people will have the same response to the exhibition.”

The exhibition promises a variety of different experiences for visitors, including the chance to see lots of props, a celebration of Jock and Jeremy, the singing chefs; a chance to shove granny off the bus, kettles galore and a chance to get up close to Bunny Fou Fou bopping the field mice.

A visit to Cilla’s dressing room will give visitors the chance to don Kettle costumes and play in the playhouse.

Artie continued: “We want to create a fun exhibition for everyone, whether it’s people that haven’t seen or heard of the Singing Kettle, right through to those who have grown up with it and the various stages of nostalgia.

“This is the perfect way for fans to say farewell to the Singing Kettle, and a lovely way for the Kettle to thank all the kids and families for their support over the years.”