|Monday 26th June to Sunday 2nd July
|Welcome to Portmoak Festival 2017.
Portmoak Festival will once again be based in Portmoak Hall with all the regular favourites such as the Pudding Club, Cream Teas, and the Jazz Night taking place there again. The Festival opens in Portmoak Hall at 2pm on Monday 26 June.
The Art Exhibition this year is once again devoted to work by the children of the local school who have been busy doing various craft activities based on the theme of 'History, Heritage & Archaeology'. The children have made clay pots with Jacqui Seller, applique pictures with Mary Nisbet, photographs of the Cobbles and local landscapes with Margaret and Bill Paton and Impressionist pictures and woven landscapes with Norma Smith. There is a strong link to the 250th anniversary of the death of Michael Bruce and you can enjoy poems relating to this theme.
Some of the exciting work from 'Old Portmoak' will also be on display.
Cream Teas are available from Monday to Thursday from 2pm to 4pm with the Pudding Club at 6pm to 8pm. Local craft work will be demonstrated in the afternoons as usual. It is the centenary of the Scottish SWI and the Bishopshire ladies will showcase some of their work.
Outwith the hall, football still features in the Festival with the junior event at the school on Wednesday evening. Cricket makes an appearance on Saturday with a Family Fun Cricket Tournament, hosted by Kinross-shire Cricket Club at Loch Leven's Larder. All ages are very welcome for an afternoon of fun family cricket. Starting time is 2pm.
The church is being used again this year with a Flower Festival on the theme of 'History, Heritage & Archaeology' open Monday to Thursday, afternoon and evening. Enjoy the floral displays and old photographs.
The school has it's Leaver's Assembly on Wednesday morning and the Prom is at the Campus on Thursday night.
John Nicol and Shelagh Goudie are leading a walk round the gardens of Kinnesswood which Kinnesswood in Bloom maintain. Hopefully you can finish with a cream tea.
There is a quiz in the Well Pub on Tuesday at 9pm. Get your team together for this fun event.
Portmoak Festival Jazz Night is in Portmoak Hall on Friday June 30th and stars Fionna Duncan, one of the greatest jazz singers Scotland has ever produced. She sang with Louis Armstrong, Humphrey Lyttleton and Kenny Ball, was the voice of the Clyde Valley Stompers for many years, and had a top 20 hit with Forrie Cairns and the Clansmen. After a 50 year career, she can sing the most soulful ballad or get into the hottest groove and the quartet she brings with her includes Ronnie Rae, Campbell Normand, Tom Gordon and local Portmoak denizen Dave Batchelor. The band is on stage at 8pm and the bar will be open. Tickets for the Jazz Night may be bought at the shop in Kinnesswood.
On Saturday there is a Garden Party at the Michael Bruce Garden to which everyone is invited. Enjoy the music, listen to the storyteller and partake of refreshments.
On Sunday there is a joint service at 10.30 a.m. in the Parish Church with the Michael Bruce Commemoration Service in the evening at 6.30 p.m.
We are, as always, looking for anyone who would like to help in any way, particularly this year to set up the Hall on the Sunday from 10.00 a.m. onwards, clear up again on the Friday, and provide puddings for the Pudding Club. Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will get back to you.
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For further information on tickets, how to get involved and general enquiries, please email the Festival Organisers by clicking the link on this page.
We look forward to welcoming you soon at the Portmoak Festival.