Diversity Week Fife 2020

This year Diversity Week Fife took place online! Under the theme of “Count Me In”, with the lockdown and outbreak of COVID-19, the format was a bit different this year. We hosted events and music live on our Facebook page!

Do not forget to like the Diversity Week Fife Facebook Page for last minute updates and more information.

For 2020 we went live with a range of “Let’s Chat” sessions with local groups and organisations that were supporting communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We also had a wide range of different acts to keep you entertained from singing to the bagpipes!

All of the Let’s Chat sessions and live performances can be found in the playlist below or on the FCE YouTube Channel and the Diversity Week Fife Facebook page.

Can’t wait to see you all again in 2021! Check out the full programme of events for this year’s Diversity Week Fife below:

Monday 7 September, 11am: Meet the FCE Team

Come meet the FCE Team, find out a bit more about our work, our latest projects and the theme of Diversity Week Fife 2020: Count Me In.

Monday 7 September, 3pm: Duo Ginger Fruits

Ginger Fruits

Rachel and Tom will be performing on Monday 7 September at 3pm. This duo from Dundee are regulars and Fife Pride and will perform a mixture of pop songs and musical theatre.  Don’t forget to give them a like and a follow on their social media pages!

Tuesday 8 September, 11am: Let’s Chat – Fife Community Pantries

Gayle Wilson from Leslie Community Pantry

Gayle Wilson started the Leslie Community Pantry as she felt there was a need for it in this area.   She put out a comment on social media to see if there were others like her felt the same way.    The pantry has 9 volunteers and at the beginning The Station Hotel offered to help them by offering them an area to use.    Fife Council has offered space at Leslie Pavilion as a permanent base for them.

Nyree Keith from Food for the Future 


Food For Your Future Community Pantry started in February 2020.  They had run pilots last summer within the Dunfermline area to receive feedback.  They are passionate about reducing food waste.   They have created partnerships with local shops, supermarkets and Fareshare where they collect surplus food at the end of the day.  They have opened up in four more communities within Abbeyview, Halbeath, Duloch and Touch and Brucefield.

Tuesday 8 September, 1pm: Accordionist Sandy Brechin

Sandy Brechin

Join us on and listen to Sandy, one of Scotland’s best-known accordion players. With 30 years’ experience, Sandy has performed with various band and runs his own recording company, Brechin All Records based in Edinburgh. 

Wednesday 9 September, Let’s Chat – 10am: Litter Picker Brigade 2pm: BRAG Enterprises
Margie Robertsonhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1348839371973233/about/Litter Picker Brigade from Dysart is a group of people who gave up their time to clean up the litter from Dysart Harbour and along to The Path/The Peth. Their Goal is to make the waterfront beautiful that it should be and eventually other areas of the town as well.
Brian Roberston-Fern from BRAG

Brag was founded in 1988.   It had been developed as a result of the local economy impact because of the pit closures.   They have established Crosshill Business Centre as a place to develop enterprise as well as working as a venue for community-based learning and work.  Brag over the years has offered a range of programmes that include employability, business support and retraining within the community and beyond.

Wednesday 9 September, 4pm: Singer Jaxon McCallum

Jaxon McCallum

Tune in to listen to one of our Diversity Week regulars. Jaxon, who can be seen live busking around the streets of Fife,has been part of our annual gathering for the past two years and this year he will perform for us again, singing both covers and songs he has written.

Thursday 10 September, 10am: Let’s Chat – SHIELD Uk (West Fife)

West Fife support for the vulnerable: S.H.I.E.L.D – Sarah Keeble 

Shield are a self funded Community Interest Company relying on donations from the public. We use these funds to deliver food parcels, personal click and collect items, home cooked meals, clothing bank items, education bank items for free to our customers.

Thursday 10 September, 3pm: Eilidh Hutchinson

Eilidh Hutchison
Check out one of our youngest performer’s this year as Eilidh sings for you on (date and time). At 17, Eilidh has a passion for singing pop songs and hopes to try different genre’s in the future is keen to share her talents during Diversity week. 

Friday 11 September, 1100am: Let’s Chat – Fife College

Fife College – Jade Burnet

Fife College has 5 campuses around the areas.   They have been committed by providing technology to their students for remote learning during the pandemic.  They have also helped by providing PPE to health and social providers as well.

Friday 11 September, 1pm: Bagpiper Dean Saunders

Dean Saunders

Dean, a professional piper from Dunfermline will take our virtual stage.  Dean is no stranger to performing live and for the last 16 years has performed all over the world, taking part in competitions and festivals.

After performing on our Diversity Week Facebook page Dean is keen to join us again and he would like you to know that he has recently become a full-time self-employed bagpiper who is available to hire.

Dean performed a few weeks ago. on our Facebook page and is now back again for Diversity Week.   Dean is from Dunfermline who has been a professional piper for the last 16 years.  He has been all over the world playing the pipes at festivals and competitions.   Just recently became full-time self-employed as a bagpiper and is available for hire for different events. 

Saturday 12 September, 11am: Let’s Chat – Fife Interfaith Group

Fife Interfaith Group – Frank Bowness

The Fife Interfaith Group i consists of individuals from all different religious, social and ethnic backgrounds.  The aim of Fife Interfaith Group (FIG) is to bring together people from all faiths in Fife, so that people can understand the teachings of traditions and practices of the various faith within the community.  FIG are inclusive of all beliefs and exists to Promote mutual understanding, collaberation, and good relations between faith communities and the wider society.

Saturday 12 September, 4pm: Decanted – with Nat Bee

We have the talented acoustic duo, Decanted, live for you on Saturday as part of our Diversity Week. Decanted is made up of Declan and Natalie, who also play as part of a Dundee-based 5-piece live band, Sound Machine. Nat Bee, who has been entertaining us on the Fife Women’s Tent during lockdown, loves to sing and joined the band, which Declan formed, a few years ago. Nat Bee says this is her stress relief as she is also a primary teacher as well. Dec and Nat are looking forward to their first live gig for you since March.

Sunday 13 September, 1pm: Demi McMahon

Demi McMahon

Join us and Demi as we close our virtual Diversity week 2020. A very talented and well-known singer, performer and songwriter. Demi is no stranger to Fife Centre for Equalities. As a member of the Fife Women’s Tent she has been one of the performers that have lifted the spirits of other members during out live, lockdown events.

A regular on the music scene and having performed at festivals, gig, weddings and charity events Demi will be on our virtual stage at the finale of Diversity Week Fife 2020!

Check out the previous Diversity Week Fife’s themes, events and more here.

We’ve also created Spotify and Deezer playlists featuring some of the acts and artists that have contributed to Diversity Week Fife this year – check them out! 

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