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What's On In Aberdeen

Aberdeen City and Shire is a vibrant and exciting region which will take your breath away, with a wide range of festivals and events. Choose from Highland Games, music or literature festivals and continental markets - there is more to discover everyday.

This comprehensive events calendar is updated daily by the Council, event partners and community groups to allow you to find hundreds of local events and things to do in Aberdeen City and Shire.

Event Highlights

Crafts Event: Crafts workshop: Introduction to earring makingCrafts workshop: Introduction to earring making
On 11 Feb 2016(Thursday Only)
This is a great introduction to making earrings, from dangles and cute little studs to gypsy style hooped charm earrings.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Education Event: University of Aberdeen Percussion EnsembleUniversity of Aberdeen Percussion Ensemble
On 11 Feb 2016(Thursday Only)
Annual Percussion Ensemble concert gives the opportunity to hear a wide variety of contemporary works for percussion.
(Theme: Music,Education)
Environment Event: Composting on a National ScaleComposting on a National Scale
On 11 Feb 2016(Thursday Only)
Rachael Reid, environmental and compliance officer at Keenan Recycling Ltd, talks about scaling up the natural processes of composting to deliver an organics recycling service for Scotland.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Environment)
Visual Arts Event: Spectra Aberdeen's Festival of LightSpectra Aberdeen's Festival of Light
From 11 Feb 2016 To 14 Feb 2016(Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
SPECTRA 2016, Aberdeen’s stunning Festival of Light returns to the city to celebrate the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Visual Arts,)
Young People Event: The Social: Superheroes & ComicsThe Social: Superheroes & Comics
On 12 Feb 2016(Friday Only)
Our Young People’s Collective invites you to take part in an evening of creativity and entertainment, inspired by the colourful world of superheroes and graphic novels.
(Theme: Crafts,Young People,)
Theatre & Shows Event: Burlesque and cabaret showBurlesque and cabaret show
On 13 Feb 2016(Saturday Only)
An evening of burlesque and cabaret
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
Business Event: Aberdeen Heat & Power – The Story ContinuesAberdeen Heat & Power – The Story Continues
On 16 Feb 2016(Tuesday Only)
Aberdeen Heat & Power (AH&P) is a not for profit company set up through Aberdeen City Council (ACC)
(Theme: Business)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Circus of Horrors Murder Mystery Evening
Circus of Horrors Murder Mystery Evening
On 19 Feb 2016(Friday Only)
Murder Mystery evening with dinner at Maryculter House Hotel
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Health Event: The Power of LoveThe Power of Love
On 19 Feb 2016(Friday Only)
Spiritual love leads us to an inner stillness : one that gives us the power to unite, to guide and to free people.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Health)
Heritage Event: Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society's February MeetingAberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society's February Meeting
On 20 Feb 2016(Saturday Only)
The Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society exists to assist and promote the study of genealogy and family history based on the North-East corner of Scotland.
(Theme: Heritage,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Sport & Games Event: Roller Derby British Championships Double HeaderRoller Derby British Championships Double Header
On 20 Feb 2016(Saturday Only)
Roller Derby Double Header. Granite City Roller Derby vs Durham Roller Derby Halifax Brusing Banditas vs Blackpool Roller Derby
(Theme: Sport & Games)
Markets Event: Vintage Wedding ShowVintage Wedding Show
On 21 Feb 2016(Sunday Only)
The Vintage Wedding Show is Scotland's boutique wedding event for the bride searching for good quality, originality and style.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Markets)
Films Event: Film Screening of "Just Eat It - A Food Waste Story"Film Screening of "Just Eat It - A Food Waste Story"
On 24 Feb 2016(Wednesday Only)
The film screening has been organised by ACC's Recycling Team and will mark the end of the team's food waste awareness competition "Love Your Caddy". More information on the competition can be found at www.facebook.com/recycleforaberdeen/
(Theme: Films)
Senior Citizens/50+ Event: Brand Nostalgia: The 1950sBrand Nostalgia: The 1950s
On 24 Feb 2016
Do you remember the 1950s? Join Aberdeen City Libraries for a nostalgic look at some of the decade's best consumer brands.
(Theme: Heritage,Senior Citizens/50+,)
Fundraising Event: Books and BakesBooks and Bakes
On 27 Feb 2016(Saturday Only)
A book sale with refreshments at St Ninian's Church, King Street, Aberdeen on Saturday 27th February.
(Theme: Fundraising,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Written Word Event: WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 2016 - CUBAWORLD DAY OF PRAYER 2016 - CUBA
On 04 Mar 2016(Friday Only)
Inter-denominational, ecumenical service of prayers, music. 1 hour duration followed by soup and sandwiches at City Centre venue.
(Theme: Fundraising,Written Word)
Design Event: Annual International Women's Day Conference
Theme: Bridging The Gap Between Knowledge And Action
Annual International Women's Day Conference Theme: Bridging The Gap Between Knowledge And Action
On 12 Mar 2016(Everyday)
Celebrating International Women'Day 2016 in Aberdeen
(Theme: Design,Education)
Enhanced Access Event: Museum Lates: Ice and FireMuseum Lates: Ice and Fire
On 18 Mar 2016(Friday Only)
Join us for an evening filled with Ice, Fire and Scientific Enquiry.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Enhanced Access)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Could you fall in love with a robot?
Could you fall in love with a robot?
On 11 Feb 2016 (Thursday Only)
Join us for a thought-provoking evening of debate focusing on our future as humans alongside artificial intelligence.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Chinese New Year Celebrations 2016
Chinese New Year Celebrations 2016
From 08 Feb 2016 To 12 Feb 2016 (Weekdays Only)
The University of Aberdeen will mark the Chinese New Year with traditional activities to welcome the year of the monkey.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Make Your Own Spring Leaf Bracelet
Make Your Own Spring Leaf Bracelet
On 12 Feb 2016 (Saturday Only)
Another great macrame knotted bracelet workshop from Jahan!
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Papercut Workshop at Bead Pop
Papercut Workshop at Bead Pop
On 13 Feb 2016 (Saturday Only)
Choose from three designs, then using a scalpel and cutting mat we will help you make a professional looking finished piece that is bound to be admired.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Classics at Ferryhill
Classics at Ferryhill
On 13 Feb 2016 (Saturday Only)
Grampian Concert Orchestra's February concert features three joyful and magical works to lift the spirits on a winter's evening.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: MICK FERRY at Breakneck Comedy
MICK FERRY at Breakneck Comedy
On 13 Feb 2016 (Saturday Only)
Aberdeen's Premier Comedy Club
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
 Event: Astronaut Training
Astronaut Training
From 16 Jan 2016 To 14 Feb 2016 (Weekend Only)
Join us every weekend in January for our Astronaut Training Programme.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Photography - Alternative Processes (Advanced/40hr)
Photography - Alternative Processes (Advanced/40hr)
From 17 Oct 2015 To 14 Feb 2016 (Weekend Only)
This course provides an exploration of a variety of alternative photographic processes.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Visual Arts)
 Event: Build a Bird Box!
Build a Bird Box!
On 14 Feb 2016 (Sunday Only)
Join the RSPB to celebrate National Nestbox Week. Come and build a nestbox and help the birds in your garden find a home.
(Theme: Environment,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Beginners Jewellery Making Class
Beginners Jewellery Making Class
On 16 Feb 2016 (Tuesday Only)
New to jewellery making? In this workshop you'll get familiarised with the tools and terminology of basic bead jewellery making whilst learning multiple techniques and making your own gorgeous jewellery to take home with you on the day.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: The EU as a Global Actor
The EU as a Global Actor
On 16 Feb 2016
Join Europe Direct Aberdeen and the European Law Student Association for a panel discussion on the role of EU sanctions in foreign policy.
(Theme: Education,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
 Event: Ralph Stellzenmuller - Organ
Ralph Stellzenmuller - Organ
On 16 Feb 2016 (Tuesday Only)
Ralph Stellzenmuller returns to Aberdeen to perform on the Aubertin Organ.
(Theme: Music,Education)
 Event: Exploring Old Roads on Deeside
Exploring Old Roads on Deeside
On 16 Feb 2016 (Tuesday Only)
An illustrated lecture on the Old Deeside Road and the Mounth passes
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Beginners Crochet Workshop (Part 1)
Beginners Crochet Workshop (Part 1)
On 17 Feb 2016 (Wednesday Only)
We are very excited to be hosting this beginner’s crochet workshop with Judith Balfour!
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Kids activities at Bead Pop
Kids activities at Bead Pop
From 16 Feb 2016 To 17 Feb 2016 (Tuesday and Wednesday)
Choose a morning or afternoon session and make a badge, keyring, bracelet or necklace!
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Intellectual Property Advice Clinics
Intellectual Property Advice Clinics
On 17 Feb 2016 (Wednesday Only)
Discuss your ideas for new products or brands with a patent attorney in the Central Library
(Theme: Business,)
 Event: A talk under the auspices of Aberdeen Scottish Hellenic Society
A talk under the auspices of Aberdeen Scottish Hellenic Society
On 17 Feb 2016 (Wednesday Only)
Professor John Prag, Honorary Professor in the Manchester Museum and Professor Emeritus of Classics in the University of Manchester talking about "Eyes, Teeth and Arthritis: Reconstructing Greek Faces"
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Ensemble Combassal
Ensemble Combassal
On 18 Feb 2016 (Thursday Only)
Under the directorship of Ralph Stellzenmuller, Ensemble Combassal play music by Monteverdi and music of his time.
(Theme: Music,Education)
 Event: Jewellery Making Workshop: Make your own prong set ring!
Jewellery Making Workshop: Make your own prong set ring!
On 20 Feb 2016 (Saturday Only)
During this workshop, Marie will show you how to make your own ring setting using wire.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: City of Ghosts: A Dialogue with George Washington Wilson
City of Ghosts: A Dialogue with George Washington Wilson
From 15 Oct 2015 To 21 Feb 2016 (Everyday)
In this exhibition, the contemporary photographer John Perivolaris reaches back in time to the Aberdeen of the late 19th Century to create a new suite of photographs that pay homage to George Washington Wilson and the city he depicted.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Heritage)

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