Arts Festival

August 3rd - 12th 2018

A celebration of the visual arts taking place in galleries homes studios and other venues throughout Pittenweem

Events 2017

Ticket Sales


47 High Street



01333 313109



Tickets for events can be purchased from our online box office on our website or in person at the festival office from Saturday July 8th. Ticket purchases at the office can be made only by cash or cheque. Please note that all sales are final and tickets cannot be refunded after purchase, unless an event has been cancelled.


Concessions at 50% of adult ticket price are available only for children under 16 years old. This is not applicable to children’s events and workshops where separate pricing applies.


To avoid disappointment, purchase early as many events quickly sell out.


Please note that there is no cash machine in Pittenweem. The Post Office in Pittenweem gives free cash withdrawals for most major banks. Most galleries and shops will accept cards. The nearest ATMs are in Anstruther.

On all week

Clock and Automaton Building: workshop with Ian Graham

Nelson Gallery

26 Milton Place  2.00-3.00pm   Daily FREE

Come along and join in as Ian assembles his wooden clocks and crazy hedgehog automatons.

Saturday August 5th

Open air painting competition

All over Pittenweem  9.30-3.00   Adult £2.00   children 11-15 £1.00  children under 11 free

The unique open-air painting competition.


Sunday  August 6th

Paul Furneaux/ invited artist: talk

Lesser Church Hall James Street

12.00 noon   Free ticketed   limited to 30

Paul considers art, especially mokuhanga



Kings, Queens, Knights and Warriors: stories and puppets with Sylvia Troon

St Fillan's Cave Cove Wynd  2.00-3.00  £3

Suitable ages 5+

adult with children under 8  limited to 30

Sylvia brings puppets to life in St Fillan's cave

Monday  August 7th

Beauty: a bearer of hope in difficult times:  with Rev Dr Richard Kidd

Coastline Community Church Session Street  7.30-8.30pm  £4 on the door   All proceeds to Freeset in Kolkata

Beauty, poetry and committed artists


Tuesday  August 8th

Pittenweem's medieval Priory: walk and talk with Prof Tony Lodge

Meet at Episcopal Church Marygate  10.00am   £5

age 16+ limited to 20

The walk takes place also on Wednesday and Thursday

The medieval priory's extent and importance


Wednesday  August 9th

Pittenweem's medieval Priory: walk and talk with Prof Tony Lodge

Meet at Episcopal Church Marygate  10.00am   £5

age 16+ limited to 20

The medieval priory's extent and importance


Thursday  August 10th

Pittenweem's medieval Priory: walk and talk with Prof Tony Lodge

Meet at Episcopal Church Marygate  10.00am   £5

age 16+ limited to 20

The medieval priory's extent and importance


Friday  August 11th

Festival Fossil Treasure Hunt: with Ruth Robinson

Meet at the West Braes shelter next to the Pittenweem swing park  10:00am - 12:00 noon  £5

Suitable for ages 7-12 under 10s with adult  limited to 20

Fossils slightly older than your parents


Saturday  August 12th

Geowalk: the Rock and Spindle with Ruth Robinson

Meet at St Andrews Leisure Centre Car Park

St Mary Street  St Andrews   KY16 8LH

10:00am - 1:00pm  £7

Suitable adults 12+  limited to 20

Spindle, carboniferous sedimentary, rock


All the events listed below are now finished. The programme has been kept up for your information

Kev Paxton and ArtFe: sculpture trail

Throughout Pittenweem at Venue 50

Follow the sculpture trail throughout Pittenweem


Anna S King/invited artist: talk

the Bel-Airs:

Old Men's Club  Venue 49  11.00am  Free ticketed  limited to 20

The Fish Market  7.00pm Free

Anna considers art, the sea, migration, memory...

Jock's Juke Fish Joint


Graham Rich/ invited artist:

talk & reception

Introduction to Mokuhanga: workshop with Paul Furneaux

Old Town Hall  Cove Wynd

7.00-9.00pm   £5

Church Hall  James Street  2.00-5.00pm   £30   limited to 10  age 16+

Graham voyages through art and associated things

Japanese woodblock printing


Plantlore and jewellery: workshop with Julia Cowie

Church Hall  2.00-4.00    £12  age 16+  limited to 12

Plants become jewellery


Pamphlets Pockets and Envelopes:

w/shop with Anna S King

Karmana at Kellie Castle: Simon Thacker guitar & Justyna Jablonska cello

Church Hall  James Street  10.00-2.00pm

£25  age 16+  limited to 10

Kellie Castle  7.30-9.30pm  £15  refreshments

Paper, sculpture, binding


From India to Gaelic Scotland


Willow workshop with Lise Bech

Church Hall   Two sessions 10.00-1.00 OR 2.00-5.00

£22   age 16+  limited to 7

Baskets, platters, flowers


A Night with Ella: Seonaid Aitken with The Groove Merchant Jazz Orchestra special guest blues singer Sam West

Church Hall James Street   7.30pm  £20  BYOB

Modern take on Ella standards


Samba Drumming : workshop with Beats of Brazil

The Boyle Klöfver Duo at Kellie Castle: Kimberley Boyle flute & Nils Klöfver guitar; guest Jenny Svenberg-Bunnel artist

Fish Sheds Harbour  Two sessions   2-3.00  £15 family up to 4 age 5+  limited to 30 : OR 3.30-4.30  £8  age 16+   limited to 30

Kellie Castle  7.30pm  £15  age 16+  Refreshments after concert

Loosen-up with beats


Music and art at Kellie