Nicole Clements’ love of art began in Canada where she grew up. She loved to paint the prairies of Manitoba and the lakes of Northern Ontario. She studied drawing and design at the university of Manitoba before moving to Calgary where she graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Ceramics.
Starting out as an online T-shirt designer in 2007, Printmaker David Cumming swapped digital files for linoleum and ink in 2015. The unpredictable process of cutting, inking and pressing is an aspect of print which Cumming most enjoys as often there are variations from one print to the next.
“Falkirk Operatic Society are delighted to be taking part in the inaugural Falkirk Festival. Our company was formed in 1903 and is an amateur dramatic organisation based in Falkirk. We currently produce 2 shows per year – one full scale musical in Spring and a cabaret/concert in Autumn. We also sing in the community when we are asked!!
Falkirk Sewing Studio, located in Callendar Square, offers indiviualized sewing and weaving classes and hosts a Thursday morning knitting group. We also offer a permanent home to a diverse group of artists, ranging from mosaic and art glass, to clay workshops, to innovative encaustic art, to traditional painting and sculpture.
Glenbervie Folk Duo consists of Neil Clark and his wife, Kathryn Grainger. Between them they play Scottish smallpipes, Highland bagpipes, whistles, guitar and clarinet, and they both sing. Their music is mainly Scottish/Celtic trad and folk. In the last 18 months, they have performed in the Falkland Islands, San Diego, the Isle of Man and Germany, as well as at many local events. Neil also teaches bagpipes and together they have done workshops and educational visits in schools and other venues. The Faw Kirk, with its special acoustics, lends itself to their unusual mix of instruments.
I’m a self taught artist originally from Ukraine and have lived in Scotland for the last 12 years. I work in a variety of media, including oils, soft pastel, acrylic and pyrography. Being a lover of animals and nature I would consider this my favourite subject to paint. My work varies from landscape to wildlife depending on my mood on the day. My artwork has been exhibited locally and at venues throughout Central Scotland.
Dani Lisney studied fine art, specialising in sculpture, at Liverpool Hope University. After graduating with first class honours in 2005 she moved to Japan. The work she made whilst living there resulted in an invitation to the Florence Biennale in 2009. She is currently based in the sewing studio. At the moment she is working on sculptures and large scale paintings
Never afraid of experimentation, Sharn likes to work with a wide range of mediums including, oil and acrylic painting, graphite and charcoal sketching, pastel drawing, plasterwork, casting and carvings, pyrography, photography, printing, textiles and still life portraiture. As a student, Sharn produced conceptual, multi-sensory pieces using combinations of light, smoke, scent, audio and sound combined with 2D and 3D pieces. Being creative with mixed media is a particular enthusiasm of Sharn’s, resourcefulness being very much central to her ecological value system in addition to her technical skill-set.
Roya Mehravari studied at the University Paradis having graduated with a BSc in art restoration. Her works often inspired by melancholy and sadness, emotions which she likes to utilise to communicate with the subject. Often the viewer will be given and insight into the artist’s dreams on canvas.
The Seagull Trust Cruises Art Gallery shows a collection of contemporary art and crafts by talented and accomplished local artisans. A portion of all sales goes to fund the work of the Seagull Trust Cruises charity who provides free canal boating to people with special needs.
Marjory is an artist working primarily in Oils, the media of the great masters. She lives in Falkirk Scotland. Her paintings are exhibited internationally and are held in private collections. Marjory is primarily self – taught and in 2003 she enrolled in an art class hosted by the Master Still Life artist Denzil N. Herring where she soaked up knowledge like a sponge. Over the years- and a few broken rules, Marjory has developed her own individual style and has shown a broad versatility that is a strong theme in her exhibitions.
Dance Display 2019 – Photograph by Bill Miller, Falkirk.
Although established in 1958, Stenhouse School of Dance is a modern and forward thinking dance school with a reputation for excellent teaching but not forgetting the fun! Classes are held in Falkirk, Larbert, Bo’ness and Linlithgow and include, ballet, tap, jazz, dancemix (hiphop, street) acrobatic, musical theatre, boys only Street Squad and adult tap. Children taken from 3years.
“Dancing is joy”
A performance and life painting workshop
Tryst Theatre are delighted to support the inaugural Falkirk Arts Festival. They’re staging two short plays in Behind the Wall, September 23, 24 and 25 at 7.30 pm, both written by local writers. We open with “Shells” by Falkirk writer Howard Sargeant. It tells the poignant story of Allie, Bel and Cat who haven’t seen each other for years. When they do catch up, there’s no shortage of stories to tell: tales of loss, frustration, and satisfying middle-aged sex. But some tales are too dark to tell…even to your best friends. The supremely talented Carol Clark, Rhona McColl and Jean Kendall take the staring roles with Brian Paterson as the suave support. Expect laughter, a few tears and some inventive swearing!…
Rummaging through the shiny buttons, dusting off the old antique clock, messing about with the old Singer sewing machine as a child. This is where Vintage Eva was born, in a household of former Czechoslovakia where the love for crafts such as knitting, cross stitching, crocheting triggered creativity and dedication.