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AIA AGM + Anstruther Burgh Survey project discussion

The AIA’s AGM will be held at Dreel Halls on Thursday 31st August 2017 at 6.30pm. Please come along to hear what the committee has been busy getting up to in the past year, and plans for the future.

Following on from the AIA’s AGM, at approximately 7pm, we will welcome the team that led the Anstruther Burgh Survey, a year-long project involving the Anstruther, Kilrenny and Cellardyke community. They will be available to discuss the project in depth and answer any questions, and will launch the book that has been published to mark the project, which will be available to buy.

The project enabled volunteers to discover and engage with their heritage, exploring the origins and evolution of the burghs through archaeology and historical research. It was part of the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Townscape Heritage Initiative and Historic Environment Scotland’s Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme, led by Fife Council in partnership with Fife Historic Buildings Trust. The survey was delivered by Rathmell Archaeology Ltd, who provided support for the individual volunteer and community archaeology projects.

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East Neuk Tabletop Games

Tabletop Games Afternoon: Sunday 13th August

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East Neuk Tabletop Games are hosting another Tabletop Games Afternoon on Sunday 13th August from 1pm – 5pm at the Dreel Halls in Anstruther.

We play all manner of tabletop games including board games, role-playing games, card games, war games and dice games. We have stacks of games that you can pick up and play including (but not limited to) those listed here: www.eastneuktabletop.org/games. You can also bring along your favourite tabletop game to introduce the joy to others!

Do come along and join in the fun. Whether you’re a seasoned strategist or an inquisitive individual, our gaming community will make you feel welcome!


If you’d like to keep up to date with ENT Games you can join our Facebook or Google+ communities or join our newsletter. Visit our website for more info: www.eastneuktabletop.org

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Community Council agenda for 14th August 2017

The Royal Burgh Of Kilrenny, Anstruther and Cellardyke Community Council.

Agenda for the Monthly   Meeting on Monday 14th August   2017  at 7.30 in the Burgh Chambers, Anstruther Town Hall.

 

  • Welcome and Apologies.
  • Mr Andrew Stokes, fife council. To discuss the new waid Academy.
  • Mr Bruce Weir, CW properties. To discuss proposed development on land north of Crail Road .
  • Adoption of Minutes of the Last Meeting and Matters arising.
  • Questions from the Public.
  • New Members.
  • Planning Report.
  • Ongoing projects:
  • Cycle Route
  • Banners.
  • Telescope
  • Website.
  • Floral
  • Financial  Report.
  • Harbour issues
  • Secretary’s report .
  • Representatives on other Groups.
  • Murray Library Trustees
  • Silverdykes Liaison Committee.
  • AOCB.

 

 

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Anster Cinema: Suffragette (12) – Dreel Halls, Sun 6th Aug at 6:45pm

Starring Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter and Brendan Gleeson, Suffragette is an intense and moving film which tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement. Dramatic and moving, it tells the true story of the historic fight for the right to vote, when women were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.

Director: Sarah Gavron / 2015 / 1h 44m / Certificate 12

All Anster Cinema screenings are at Dreel Halls in Anstruther and start at 6:45pm unless otherwise stated. Admission for Adults is £5, and for Under 18s it is £2.

For more information on this season’s scheduled screenings please visit the Dreel Halls website.

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Traders association for Anstruther

Sometimes it’s the things right in front of our noses which escape us.  amazing shops in the High Street and Rodger Street in Anstruther. we all know they were there, but how often do we use them.

A traditional pet shop which breeds rare rabbits and guinea pigs people travel the length and breadth of Scotland to purchase; the kind of hardware shop I remember from my childhood where the proprietor can miraculously lay his hands on whatever you need.  genuinely independent book shop; a sweetie and ice-cream shop; a pharmacy; a bespoke barber’s shop; a charity shop concealing the treasures of a jumble sale. But also bang up-to-date businesses such as a family-friendly ceramic café and shops selling organic cotton and herbal supplements.

All these shops and more, old and new, are independent and unique.

 

So yesterday a community project was born: to shine a light on these extraordinary streets.

To this end, a public meeting has been called at the Anstruther Ceramic Café on Thursday 10th August at 5.30 pm. The aim of this meeting is to form a new organisation to promote  traders in Anstruther and to give a voice to the business community in our wonderful Town

 

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Dancing at Anster’s Harbour an Enjoyable Event

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The 24th Dunedin International Folk Dance Festival came to Anstruther, and to say “a good time was had by all” would be an understatement.  A wonderfully enthusiastic and appreciative audience began to assemble early to welcome the dancers as they marched down from The Waid Academy.  Additional photos are in an album under the “photo” section of the Anstruther.Info Facebook page. 

The dance groups  from Croatia and The Balearic Island of Majorca joined with Scottish country dancers to perform on the town’s harbourfront folly amidst colourful traditional costumes and folk music performed live.
 
Croatia’s Varazdin Folk Dance Ensemble and Majorca’s Balladors des Raiguer joined with the Dunedin Dancers,  Edinburgh University New Scotland Dancers, and the Kinfauns Step Dancers (whose specialty is traditional Shetland  “clogging” style of dance) in demonstrations of the lively dances that are native and traditional to each country.
 
The Croatian dance group drew laughter from the audience as one or two of the dances relayed tales representing the relationship between men and women, husbands and wives, with the women dancers wagging a finger at the abashed-looking men dancers to  “chastise” them for some infraction or other.  All was well, though, as couples happily strode off at the end of each dance.  Toward the end of their dance set, the Croatian dancers took onlookers onto the folly to dance with them with some very easy to follow dance steps.
 
The group from Majorca performed dances that  are specific to the Raiguer region of Majorca, and the costumes of oversized pantaloons on the men, and long, full skirts with aprons for the women, are based styles worn from the eighteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century.  Headscarves were worn by the majority, and the women’s dress especially was similar to what a Scottish “fisher” woman  would have worn at that time.
 
Both the Croatians and Majorcans danced to live performances of traditional music, and both groups were created to protect, save, and perform their traditional cultures, music, folk song, and dances while wearing authentic,  traditional costumes. 
 
Scotland’s music and dance traditions were well represented, as The City of St. Andrews Pipe Band escorted the dancers to the harbour-front, and then entertained the crowds.  The Scottish dance groups then took to the cobbles, with soft-shoe stepping as well as a hard-soled shoe clogging.
 
Despite a few rain drops falling at one point, the performance ended under clear evening skies. Dancers from all the groups AND the audience onlookers finished the evening by joining  together to dance in a ceilidh that was easy-going and relaxed, but lively and definitely Scottish! 
 
The award-winning, and internationally known Anstruther Fish Bar, provided traditional fish suppers to all the performers – who by the end of the event, had worked up an appetite!  
 
This visit to Anstruther was sponsored by the Anstruther, Cellardyke and Kilrenny Community Council, with additional donations from The Spindrift Guest House, and Bill and Beth Kennaway.
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East Neuk Tabletop Games

Tabletop Games Afternoon: Sunday 23rd July

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East Neuk Tabletop Games are hosting another Tabletop Games Afternoon on Sunday 23rd July from 1pm – 5pm at the Dreel Halls in Anstruther.

We play all manner of tabletop games including board games, role-playing games, card games, war games and dice games. We have stacks of games that you can pick up and play including (but not limited to) those listed here: www.eastneuktabletop.org/games. You can also bring along your favourite tabletop game to introduce the joy to others!

Do come along and join in the fun. Whether you’re a seasoned strategist or an inquisitive individual, our gaming community will make you feel welcome!


If you’d like to keep up to date with ENT Games you can join our Facebook or Google+ communities or join our newsletter. Visit our website for more info: www.eastneuktabletop.org

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DANCE INVASION  ON ANSTRUTHER  FOLLY!!

Dancers from Scotland, Croatia and Majorca will be stepping out on the Anstruther harbour-front “folly”  — and inviting onlookers to join in the lively footwork — on Thursday,  July 20, beginning at 4 pm.

The 24th Dunedin International Folk Dance Festival will be coming to Anstruther – the first time such a visit will be made.

Scottish country dance group favourites performing  are the Dunedin Dancers,  Edinburgh University New Scotland Dancers, and the Kinfauns Step Dancers (whose specialty is the traditional Shetland and “clogging” style of dance).

Croatia’s Varazdin Folk Dance Ensemble was formed in 1998 to protect, save and perform Croatian traditional culture, folk dances,  songs and music – all performed to live music in authentic, hand-made traditional costumes.

Majorca’s Balladors des Raiguer is a newer (formed in 2015) but no less talented group of musicians and dancers who have sharpened their musical skills by performing in other groups.

Like the group from Croatia, they are also tasked with protecting and preserving  aspects of the  traditional culture of the “Raiguer” region of Majorca.  Dances performed are from this specific region of the island, and costumes imitate those of the eighteenth century until the beginning of the twentieth century.

Anstruther’s  dance festival begins at 4pm at The Waid as The City of St. Andrews Pipe Band escorts the dance groups down to the folly, and then gives a brief performance.  Thereafter, each dance group takes to the stage to perform for 35 minutes.

Opening dance performers will be the Dunedin Dancers and the Edinburgh University New Scotland Dancers.  They are followed by the Kinfauns Step Dancers,  Croatia’s Varazdin Folk Dance Ensemble,  and Majorca’s Balladors des Raiguer Dancers.

Concluding the evening will be a ceilidh whereby on-lookers are invited dance along with the dance group members, and gentle guidance will be given to enable everybody  to  try some simple country dances under the summer skies that night.

In the event of rain, the event will be held at the Anstruther Town Hall. This visit to Anstruther is sponsored by the Anstruther, Cellardyke and Kilrenny Community Council , with additional donations from The Spindrift Guest House, and Bill and Beth Kennaway.

The Folk Dance Festival is making a tour of Scotland, and in addition to Anstruther, will be visiting Edinburgh, Perth, The Falkirk Wheel and The Kelpies, and Stirling Castle.

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Garden of Oz Successfully Opens!

Under bright sunny skies on Wednesday, July 5, the Garden of Oz at Ladywalk (around from the nursing home, next to the East Neuk Centre building) had an enjoyable turn-out for its’ unveiling.  A variety of photos can be viewed on Facebook if you missed the festivities!

The Garden is a safe, enclosed area (no kids running into traffic!) with a rainbow-painted seating bench, bubble-gum-pink tree stump chairs for little ones, an Emerald City hands-on board for little ones to play with and make noise with, and colourfully painted flower pots hung on a wall. The Garden is overseen by a Tin Man (who DOES have a heart!!) and the Scarecrow who wanted a brain.  Flowers make for a colourful area and wee ones can play on the grass and make new friends.

The young members of the Tuesday Task Force worked on the project over several months, carefully planning the design, raising and soliciting money to fund the Garden, and the result is imaginative, shows hard work and creativity, and will appeal to all ages. “Dorothy” and “Toto made guest appearances yesterday — Dorothy wearing her red sparkly heels! — and gave a thumbs-and-paws-up to the final result.

Support from Anstruther and Celladyke in Bloom, East Neuk Centre Trust and the Community Council was provided, along with support from Tesco, who was represented by “Elaine”.  Pat Lawson, 2017 Anstruther Citizen of the Year and Alex Sutherland, youth worker with Fife Council, were an integral part of this whole project, providing support and guidance to the youth group as their idea — a very welcome addition to the community life of Anstruther — became a reality.

AFTERNOTE:  Unfortunately, some mild vandalism occurred in the garden overnight, and the police are now investigating. Straw from the Scarecrow was pulled out,  the head of the Tin Man was knocked off, and some trampling took place.  As this is a COMMUNITY garden for the especial use and enjoyment by KIDS,  information about this vandalism would be appreciated and should be called into the police or emailing information to the Anstruther Community Council,  or mailing ACC c/o Pets Pantry in the High Street, Anstruther.

 

 

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