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Adam Smith Festival of Ideas

Conversations with Dame Joanna Lumley and Dr Okonjo Iweala

We are delighted that Kirkcaldy will host Dr Okonjo Iweala and Dame Joanna Lumley on both Friday 10th and Saturday 11th June 2022.  

Annual Lecture by Dr Okonjo Iweala
The Annual Lecture is delivered this year by Dr Okonjo Iweala, Director General of the World Trade Organisation on Friday 10th June 2022.

Conversations with Dame Joanna Lumley
Top global performer Dame Joanna Lumley will be the star attraction on Saturday 11th June 2022. This event will be led by Creative Director Arabella Weir and takes place at St Bryce Kirk in Kirkcaldy.

OnFife presents Tall Tales

As part of this year’s Adam Smith Festival of Ideas, OnFife have created a programme of activities that celebrate Scotland’s Year Of Stories. Come and join us for a day of telling Tall Tales at Kirkcaldy Galleries.


Join Fergus and Ron aka the duo ‘Macastory’ as they introduce you to the ‘Lassie that’s Feart o Nothing’, Annie, Greatest Baker in the Whole of Scotland and Aitken Drum with his Soup Ladle. Fun, stories, and songs for all the family!

Venue: Kirkcaldy Galleries
Date: Saturday 11 June
Times: 12pm & 2pm (45mins)

Places are limited. Pre-booking is essential.

A Taste Of Scotland

Join us for a free event so Scottish, it even comes with its own Tunnocks Teacakes. There will be short readings from the works of some fab Scottish authors with complimentary refreshments to enjoy alongside. The perfect way to spend half an hour.

Venue: Kirkcaldy Galleries

Date: Saturday 11 June

Time: 2.30pm

Places are limited. Pre-booking is essential.

Drop-events (no need to book)

at Kirkcaldy Galleries, Saturday 11 June between 11am and 3pm

QR Scavenger Hunt

How much do you know about the Scots Language? Find out in this fun family activity to find the 6 QR codes hidden around Kirkcaldy Galleries, then use your mobile phone to discover the Scots word and what it means. And mind, dinny fash, it’s a fantoosh bit o fun that’s fair braw fir awe family, even the bairns!

Story Zine

Celebrate Scotland’s Year of Stories by creating your own 8 page Zine and story! Drop in creative fun for the whole family to enjoy. What will your story creation be?

Lino Colouring

While you’re visiting Kirkcaldy Galleries why not stop by the café and take a few minutes to enjoy the benefits of colouring in and help create a unique linoleum pattern.

For a full list of activities happening at this years Adam Smith Festival Ideas please visit Adam Smith Global Foundations website: https://www.adamsmithglobalfoundation.com/festivalofideas2022-p69