|Sunday 26 June to Friday 1st July
|Welcome to Portmoak Festival 2016.
Portmoak Festival will once again be based in Portmoak Hall with all the main events being there. All the regular favourites such as the Pudding Club, Cream Teas, and the Jazz Night will be there again.
The Art Exhibition this year is once again devoted to work by the children of the local school who have been busy doing various things based on the theme of "Scottish Architecture 2016". The children have made clay houses with Jacqui Seller, printed ones with Anna Garner, applique pictures with Mary Nisbet, photographed architectural features in the Cobbles with Margaret Paton and "zentange" houses with Norma Smith
Their work will be on display in the Hall, with local craft work being demonstrated in the afternoons as well.
The Festival opens in Portmoak Hall at 8pm on Sunday 26th and features the welcome return of the Portmoak Players Classical Concert.
Cream Teas are available from Monday to Thursday from 2pm to 4pm with the Pudding Club at 6pm to 8pm.
The Jazz Night returns to a Friday and has changed in format a little. Itís once again in Portmoak Hall 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 local musician 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.
Outwith the Hall, football still features in the Festival with the junior event at the school on Wednesday evening and the adult one on Thursday. Cricket makes an appearance on Saturday with a Family Fun Cricket Tournament, hosted by Kinross-shire Cricket club at Loch Levenís Larder. All ages are very welcome for an afternoon of fun family cricket. Starting time is 12 noon.
There is a quiz in the Well Pub on Tuesday at 9pm and if you havenít yet had a chance to see the refurbished Wash House in Scotlandwell it will be open on the Monday afternoon.
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 Saturday, clear up again on the Friday, and provide puddings for the Pudding Club.
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.