Pittenweem Arts Festival

Events and Workshops

Festival 2023 August 5 - 12


Hedgehog Hobby Hour: Ian Graham

William Wilson Stained Glass Windows

also Lunchtime Concerts 

The surprising leisure activities of our favourite hedgerow inhabitant the hedgehog are depicted in Ian’s collection of automata. 

Venue 42 6b Backgate 2 - 3 daily; except Tuesday    Free

Working Forge 

with blacksmithing artist Jack McKenzie-Dymoke

Church open daily 11.00 - 4.00 for tea coffee biscuit by donation.

Concerts daily from 1.00; programme at church gate. 

Pittenweem Parish Church High Street   

Free; donations welcome

The art of blacksmithing.

Gyles pier east end of harbour

Saturday August 6; Sunday 7; Saturday 12:

2.00 - 4.00    Free

Tales From The Cave

In the spooky surroundings of Pittenweem’s spectacular St Fillan's Cave, storytellers and singers will entertain children aged 3-10.  This is a revival of a popular Festival tradition, with tales on a Pittenweem theme and songs popular with local children. Juice and biscuits will be provided. Wear warm clothes as the Cave can be chilly and damp.

Saturday 5 August; Monday 7 August; Wednesday 9 August; Friday 11 August; Saturday 12 August.

Age 3-5 at 2 pm; Age 6-10 at 2.45 pm. Each session will last about 30 minutes.

Tickets: £2 per child; no charge for accompanying adults. (Children aged 7 and over may attend unaccompanied with parent/carer permission.)   

Tickets available from Pittenweem Community Library and the Festival Office from 17 July.


Sunday 6

Monday 7

Head Drawing

Workshop with Joyce Gunn Cairns

Stitching from History for the 21st Century

Talk by Sheila Hubble from Fife’s Wemyss School of Needlework.

Venue 1 Old Town Hall Cove Wynd 

12.30 - 1.00    Free 

Please note: Access is by a wide exterior stone stair.

Sunday 6

Joyce believes that every child is born with an inner line as unique as his or her fingerprint. The only guiding maxim in drawing is discipline and persistence. 

She has been drawing heads, mostly of writers and poets, over a period of forty years. Her drawings are in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, the National Gallery of Ireland and several universities. 

If you are interested in drawing heads, a beginner or already well practised, come along and I will offer a wee introduction and guidance. Look forward to seeing you there!

Bring your own drawing materials, board etc. 

Venue 44  Lesser Church Hall James Street  

10.0 - 11.45    Places limited to 15    £10    

Book on-line or at the Box Office

Online Sales for this workshop have now ceased. For any available tickets contact the Festival Box Office:    01333 313109    

Monday 31st onwards  10.00 - 5.00

Ticket Sales

Please note that all sales are final and tickets cannot be refunded, 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.

Contemporary Canvas Design

Sheila from the Wemyss School of Needlework will show you how to use different stitches to make the Contemporary Canvas Design. 

All materials are supplied and included.

To book a class please contact Sheila on 01592 651346 or email: info@wemyssneedlework.co.uk 

Venue 1 Old Town Hall Cove Wynd

2.00 - 4.00    Places limited to 8     £50

Please note: Access is by a wide exterior stone stair. 

Seashell design in Norweave technique 

Sheila from Wemyss will teach you how to stitch a seashell design. Suitable for beginners.

All materials supplied and included in the cost. 

To book a class please contact Sheila on 01592 651346 or email: info@wemyssneedlework.co.uk

Venue 1 Old Town Hall Cove Wynd

2.00 - 4.00    Places limited to 8    £40

Please note: Access is by a wide exterior stone stair.

Wednesday 9

Needlework Experts

Come and meet the experts from the Wemyss School of Needlework with their current projects showing a wide variety of needlework techniques. 

Venue 1 Old Town Hall Cove Wynd  

Most of the day    Free 

Friday 11

The Royal Burgh of Pittenweem Arts Festival

A company limited by guarantee and a registered charity

Company number SC 233084

Charity number SCO 24165

47 High Street Pittenweem Fife KY10 2PG


01333 313 109

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