Fife prepares to celebrate a Year of Culture
PEOPLE in north east Fife are being urged to get into the community spirit as the countdown begins to Fife's Year of Culture.
Celebrating Fife 2010 is a year-long programme of events being spearheaded by Fife Council to highlight the Kingdom's heritage and culture.
Eleven 'flagship' events are planned for north east Fife, while a further 16 will be held in the area as part of the Fife-wide celebrations.
St Andrews forms the backdrop for a number of the events taking place as part of Celebrating Fife 2010, including 'Little Light', a theatre and storytelling experience for babies and young children to be held in the Byre Theatre next summer; 'On the Rocks', a cutting edge arts festival being organised by university students at Easter, and STaNZA, the international poetry festival to be held in March.
During the summer some of the best national and international arts companies and street performers will arrive in town for 'Inside Out', a street and performance theatre festival, while in November Scotland's history and culture will be spectacularly portrayed in a three-day festival to mark St Andrew's Day.
In July, the Byre Theatre will host 'Exchange', an international youth theatre festival attended by some of the most talented youngsters from Europe, India and the USA.
Also included in the year of celebration is the Auchtermuchty Traditional Musical Festival, which marks its 30th anniversary in 2010, while the East Neuk offers an eclectic mix of events that range from the musical festival Fifestock through to the quirky East Neuk Festival, the week-long Pittenweem Arts Festival and the Anstruther Muster, when more than 130 sailing boats will light up the harbour.
Councillor Andrew Arbuckle, chair of north east Fife area committee, said: "I'm sure Celebrating Fife 2010 will be a resounding success.
"I'd really encourage communities across north east Fife to get involved.
"There is going to be something for everybody, for all ages, tastes and interests during Celebrating Fife 2010. We are proud to be Fifers, this is our special year, so let's make the most of it."
Read more in this week's Fife Herald and St Andrews Citizen.
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