August 12, 2022

DOZENS of Scots artists are set to welcome people to their studios as a week-extensive art festival prepares to get started.

Far more than sixty artists will open up their studios as Largo Arts 7 days kicks off on Saturday July 16th in Fife’s “Robinson Crusoe” village of Reduced Largo.

The third annual Largo Arts Week runs from Saturday July 16th – Sunday July 24th and will showcase artwork, concerts, cost-free gigs and talks with crime novelists Sir Ian Rankin and Val McDermid each and every showcasing in “an audience with” session.

The pageant will also attribute appearances by people musician Rab Noakes, Americana R&B guitarist Brooks Williams, international sculptor David Mach, singer and broadcaster Richard Jobson and children’s illustrator Jill Calder.

David Mach and Richard Jobson.
Sculptor David Mach (L) and singer and broadcaster Richard Jobson (R) are two of the names showing at Largo Arts Week. (Picture equipped with release by Major Partnership)

A total of 66 artists will be exhibiting in 36 houses and studios, which will be open up to the community throughout the week.

Reduce Largo is famed as the birthplace of Alexander Selkirk, the man who influenced the story of Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe. 

Val McDermid and Sir Ian Rankin will take element in gatherings in the village’s Crusoe Resort, getting interviewed by Richard Jobson, who also hails from Fife.

The Crusoe Lodge will be the main ‘hub’ for the Festival with the Higher Largo Resort and neighborhood café The Aurrie as other key venues.

Festival director Andrew Stenson reported: “It’s shaping up to be a wonderful week of artwork and audio and we hope there is some thing for all people in the programme with the mix of internationally-identified artists and writers together with community artistic expertise.”

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Vital highlights of the festival will include things like Scots folk songs legend Rab Noakes and Georgia-born guitarist and songwriter Brooks Williams in a gig at local community location, The Aurrie.

Opera singer, soprano Charlotte Whittle, will also give a recital at the neighborhood venue.

Illustrator and calligrapher Jill Calder, whose operate has highlighted in children’s photo guides, healthcare facility murals and worldwide promoting campaigns, will stage a Children’s Workshop at the Neighborhood Library.

Reduce Largo’s harbour, subsequent to its historic pier, will be the place for an open-air cost-free live performance for the community on Friday 22nd July, featuring a retro 80s band

Local bands Astral Suns, Longway, The Passing Phases and The Very best Dressed Blues Band will be actively playing in a collection of totally free gigs at the Upper Largo Hotel.