Why a Schubertiad?

Posted on 6th February 2014 by admin

Svend Brown, Artistic Director, talks about this year’s Schubertiad… This year, on the 10th birthday of the East Neuk Festival, I have given myself a present (it is the Director’s perogative): a Schubertiad, a full afternoon and evening of Schubert’s … Continue reading

People think that the East Neuk Festival is mostly a music festival – but the truth is that it is really a space festival

Posted on 27th June 2013 by admin

Music is the sea we swim in, but it is the venues, their history, acoustics, locations and atmosphere that really fire my imagination and make me want to think about it afresh. They have the same effect on our artists. … Continue reading

Our top five tips for the festival and all FREE!

Posted on 19th June 2013 by admin

Planning a trip to the East Neuk Festival? Don’t miss out on our top five things to do between the concerts and talks – FREE events, activities and fun that add up to a great day out: 1. Family activities … Continue reading

The sounds of a silent summer

Posted on 5th June 2013 by admin

So it really is time to “listen and look up” to quote  the resonant phrase of  Richard Mabey,  one of the shining lights of our inaugural Littoral programme last year. It really is time to pay attention, take note, take … Continue reading

My Taverner Habit

Posted on 27th May 2013 by admin

East Neuk Festival Director, Svend Brown, explains his fascination for John Taverner’s Missa Corona Spinea. A composer attended the most important and magnificent diplomatic event of Henry VIII’s reign (The Field of the Cloth of Gold), the King’s chosen musician, the … Continue reading

Lisa Hooper in the studio

Posted on 24th March 2013 by Ruth Davie

It’s hard to believe after the weekend of snow, but recently the weather in Galloway has been cold and clear with glorious sunny days perfect for bird watching. Some friends who are serious birdwatchers came to stay last week and … Continue reading

Exploring a new wave of nature writing…

Posted on 13th February 2013 by Ruth Davie

Jenny Brown, co-director (with Catherine Lockerbie) of Littoral – the ENF’s literary strand – shares her excitement and pleasure in exploring a new wave of nature writing… Goshawks, kittiwakes, magpies, otters, butterflies and badgers hover, swoop, flutter and snuffle through … Continue reading

Cambo Saturday – a family day out

Posted on 24th January 2013 by Svend McEwan-Brown

STOP PRESS! Latest programme details for the weekend at East Neuk Festival – download it here: Cambo Weekend brochure PDF *** I speak for the whole ENF team when I say that we love presenting our events all over the … Continue reading

It’s all about the birds…

Posted on by Svend McEwan-Brown

I am not big on themes in festivals. I dislike having my cultural experiences over-mediated: a heavily-themed festival can be like being served by a waiter who insists on listing every technique and ingredient on your plate as the food … Continue reading

Llyr Williams’ CD going down a storm!

Posted on 15th January 2013 by Ruth Davie

Relive a highlight of the 2012 festival – and support the Festival at the same time. Llŷr Williams took time out of his busy festival schedule in 2012 to record two of Beethoven’s late piano sonatas (Op 109 and Op … Continue reading