Fife unveils online Spring Festival of music, comedy, film - and Bollywood
Fife is set to host its first ever Spring Festival.
The online event, curated by OnFife features everything from music to comedy, plus a hint of Bollywood glamour.
It runs on March 20 and 21 - and is designed to shake off the shackles of winter..
The line-up features a number of performers who are regular visitors to the region’s theatres, including Craig Hill and Horse McDonald.
It’s the latest in series of online events launched by OnFife - which manages the region’s theatres, libraries, galleries and museums.
Verdi Clark, programme manager, said: “We’ve been reimagining the ways we can connect with our audiences.
“Our Spring Festival embodies the fresh approach we’ve taken – so, as winter becomes a memory, what better way to celebrate spring than a festival full of fabulous events.”
Among the big names taking part is comedian Craig Hill, who is compering a line-up that includes Fife-born singer Horse MacDonald, who returned to the Kingdom to record a unique show for the event.
She brought her band to the library at Carnegie Hall in Dunfermline to record a set that celebrates her 30 years since the launch of her recording career.
Her bespoke session – her first performance in more than a year - will feature stripped-back versions of songs from her classic debut album, The Same Sky, released in 1990.
The festival line-up also features Raymond Mearns - another familiar face to fans of the monthly comedy cafes at the Adam Smith - and Jay Lafferty hosting two masterclasses in the elusive art of making people laugh.
There is more music from rising five-piece Dunfermline band, Dancing on Tables.
The festival kicks off with a Bollywood workshop with Edinburgh-based dance teacher Tanwi Bhattacharya.
For kids, there’s the welcome return of the hugely popular Badger The Mystical Mutt - the star of a series of great books by Lyn McNicol and Laura Jackson .
The online entertainment wraps with a screening of From Scotland With Love - a film that has a musical soundtrack by Fife’s own King Creosote at its beating heart.
Commissioned in 2014, From Scotland With Love has become part of the nation’s cinematic canon.