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Comedy and Tragedy masks

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Beyond Edinburgh

Arts and Culture in Fife and the East of Scotland.

There's more to the arts in the East than Edinburgh. While Edinburgh might take centre stage on the international arts scene every August, Fife and the East of Scotland have more to offer locals and visitors alike with a packed arts and culture calendar across the year.

Here's just some of the cultural happenings taking place outside the

The East Neuk has a variety of festivals across the region. The
Pittenweem arts festival includes over 100 artists exhibiting all over the village as well as inviting major artists to exhibit (2008 artists included Adrian Wiszniewski and Dave Cohen). Drama, films, children's events and workshops also take place. Earlier in the Summer the East Neuk festival takes place with a feast of classical music taking place at the beginning of July. Opera, jazz and blues take over Culross at the Culross festival at the beginning of August. Audiences can get up close to members of the Fence Collective at the Homegame Festival in April.

The Fife festival of music exists to encourage musicians of all ages, in every kind of choral and instrumental activity, to perform in public - this happens across Fife every January.

St Andrews

St Andrews

St Andrews is gearing itself up for the 2008 St Andrew's festival in November and looking forward to 2009 where the festival becomes Scotland's window on the world.
In March, St Andrews turns poetic with the Stanza festival, the only festival to be dedicated solely to poetry in Scotland.

The legacy of philanthropist Andrew Carnegie is celebrated in his hometown of Dunfermline (beginning 21st August) with the launch of a new festival inspired by the 'father of modern philanthropy' featuring a politics festival, a film festival and workshops.

The Penicuik Arts festival begins on 23rd August and includes an art trail of local studios as well as music events, storytelling and a ceilidh. Other town events in the East include the Haddington festival in May and the Dalkeith festival which this year included a performance of 'Romeo and Juliet' at Rosslyn chapel.

Is there anything we have missed?

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