12 great links to enjoy online entertainment

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Creative Fifers raising spirits during lockdown

We’re all strapping in for a very long spring and summer at home.

With all leisure facilities closed, and time out of the house limited, we all need to find different ways of filling time.

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True, there are those box sets we’ve been meaning to watch for ages, but once you have binge-watched, trawled Netflix, and plundered your DVDs, what next?

Gavin Patrick, pictured winning the FFP's  Voice of Fife 2009  (Pic: Walter Neilson)Gavin Patrick, pictured winning the FFP's  Voice of Fife 2009  (Pic: Walter Neilson)
Gavin Patrick, pictured winning the FFP's Voice of Fife 2009 (Pic: Walter Neilson)

There are only so many times parents can sit through Frozen before screaming “let it go!”

And, sooner or later, we’ll run out of jigsaws to do.

The good news is help is at hand thanks to Fife’s creative, talented folk.

With all live venues closed to them, they have shifted online and provided a host of concerts from their sofas, many of them free of charge.

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The aim is to raise spirits, stay in touch with fans … and keep themselves entertained too! So here’s our guide to what’s on offer to keep you entertained while under lockdown (and if you aren’t listed do let us know - more than happy to include you too!).

That’s magic!

Kevin Quantum has made a career out of amazing audiences.

Trained by Penn & Teller, the world’s best magicians, he has wowed audiences at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and established a magic festival in the city too.

Now, you can learn from the master with his daily online tutorials on Youtube.

Bend a spoon? Link paperclips? Read someone’s mind? He’ll teach you ‘em all in his five minute tutorials HERE www.youtube/kevinquantum


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The Coaltown Daisies are brightening up Sunday evenings with some random banter - their words - which includes chat and great acoustic music from Vivienne Bern and Lynzy Moutter, The duo, who recently, released their superb second album, go live on Sunday at 6:00pm on their Facebook page HERE https://www.facebook.com/thecoaltowndaisies/

Up and coming singer-songwriter, Julia Rose, has live lockdown gigs planned for Friday (8:00pm) and Saturday (12:00pm) at her Facebook page - she is also posting videos of cover versions to add to your soundtrack.

Julia did have a gig scheduled at the Kings Live Lounge which fell victim to the lockdown. Her talents have already been spotted and she has signed a five-year management deal.

WAtch her HERE https: //www.facebook.com/julia.rose.x/

And check out Gavin Patrick’s Gig In The Living Room this Sunday at 7:00pm.His first live event was watched by over 13,000 people from a host of countries.

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Gavin is a former winner of the Fife Free Press’ Voice Of Fife competition, and is a familiar figure on the local live music scene.

Check out Gav Patrick Gig In The Living Room on Facebook HERE https://www.facebook.com/gavin.patrick.35

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Fancy writing some stories?

If you’ve always wanted to put pen to paper, but weren’t sure how to get started,m check out a free storywriting class on Fife Writes’ Facebook page on Saturday.

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It is hosted by Lisa May Young, starting at 10:00 am, and promises top tips for Storytelling, a Q & A session and writing prompts. Go HERE https://www.facebook.com/FifeWrites/

Pop Quiz

The pubs may be closed, but the good news is their popular quizzes go on!

Andrew Wylie of Straightshooter Discos is hosting a quiz every other night.

He started off with a seven-inch picture sleeve quiz from 1970 - check out his business page to get involved and see how your knowledge shapes up!

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Football Chat

Greig Hopcroft, who is part of Raith Rovers Hall of Fame team, also runs Anfield Index which gives you everything Liverpool FC related!

There’s plenty of chat with big names such as Kenny Dalglish, Jan Molby, and Steve McMahon, whole this week they talked with Jason McAteer.


You can’t beat a spot of colouring-in to while away the hours.

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Fife Flyers fan, Rebecca Thomson, has produced line drawings of some of the team’s stars and is offering them to folk to colour-in and post their efforts on Twitter.

For more details visit @RThomsonArt.

Life in Fife

Photographer David Wardle will be well known to anyone who has ever gone to a gig at the Alhambra Theatre - he’s the big fella with the lens!

Dave also has his own You Tube channel HERE https://www.youtube.com/user/photoguy2910 where he talks about everything from life under lockdown to the emirates of a Gregg’s steak bake.

On the air

K107fm is Kirkcaldy’s not for profit community radio station. It has all the updates on coronavirus as well as a host of programmes daily HERE https://www.facebook.com/k107fm/

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Got a loved one in hospital? Send them a request via award winning hospital radio, Victoria Radio Network. Find them HERE www.vrnkirkcaldy.com

If your family has links to the armed forces, then tune into BFBS, the radio station for the military and surrounding communities in Scotland.

Search for BFBSScotland HERE https://www.facebook.com/BFBSScotland/

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