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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

Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: International Women’s Day ConferenceInternational Women’s Day Conference
On 06 Mar 2015(Friday Only)
As part of this worldwide celebration, the University of Aberdeen invites you to join us at our 2015 International Women’s Day Conference entitled “INSPIRING WOMEN : Challenges and Overcoming Barriers”
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Fundraising Event: Marie Curie's Diamond DinnerMarie Curie's Diamond Dinner
On 07 Mar 2015(Saturday Only)
Prestigious charity dinner held at Norwood Hall Hotel in Aberdeen. Organised by students from RGU along with Marie Curie to raise funds to stay locally within Aberdeen.
(Theme: Business,Fundraising,)
Markets Event: Aberdeen Ministry of craftsAberdeen Ministry of crafts
On 07 Mar 2015(Saturday Only)
A makers market packed with 20+ stalls featuring some of the best artists, designers and makers from Aberdeen and the local area.
(Theme: Crafts,Markets)
Workshops & Courses Event: Twisted Wire BraceletTwisted Wire Bracelet
On 07 Mar 2015(Saturday Only)
Learn techniques for twisting and curling wires to make a lovely bracelet.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Health Event: Meditation Made Easy




Meditation Made Easy
On 09 Mar 2015(Monday Only)
Introductory course to Raja Yoga meditation. Taught over four successive Monday evenings.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
Heritage Event: The History of Co-Operative Societies in ScotlandThe History of Co-Operative Societies in Scotland
On 11 Mar 2015
Join Aberdeen City Libraries and Dr David Watts from the University of Aberdeen during Scottish Local History Week for a free talk about consumer co-operatives in Scotland
(Theme: Heritage,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
Music Event: Aberdeen Folk ClubAberdeen Folk Club
On 11 Mar 2015(Wednesday Only)
Aberdeen Folk Club meets every Wednesday at the Blue Lamp from 8.30pm to 11pm
(Theme: Music)
Written Word Event: An Evening with Ann CleevesAn Evening with Ann Cleeves
On 12 Mar 2015
Experience a thrilling evening of crime and mystery with one of Britain’s most talented crime writers.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Written Word,)
Countryside Event: Gardens at heightGardens at height
On 12 Mar 2015(Thursday Only)
Professional climber and industrial abseiler Vicki Tough gives a birds-eye-view of exploring and discovering the life in tropical forests above the ground.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Countryside)
Dance Event: St Patrick's BallSt Patrick's Ball
On 13 Mar 2015(Friday Only)
Join us for the biggest St Patrick's Day Celebration in Aberdeen
(Theme: Dance,Music)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Westhill ATC Spring Fayre, 14th March, Trinity Church, Westhill - 1pm - 4pmWesthill ATC Spring Fayre, 14th March, Trinity Church, Westhill - 1pm - 4pm
On 14 Mar 2015(Saturday Only)
Please come along to our Spring Fayre, being held in support of our local Air Cadets and following on from a very successful Christmas Fayre held in 2014.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Children & Family-Friendly)
Education Event: Organ Recital: Magnus WilliamsonOrgan Recital: Magnus Williamson
On 17 Mar 2015(Tuesday Only)
University of Aberdeen Concert Series
(Theme: Music,Education)
Films Event: Director's Cut with Zoe Heron - BBC HorizonDirector's Cut with Zoe Heron - BBC Horizon
On 19 Mar 2015(Thursday Only)
In an interest to investigate the ways science-related subjects are presented on television, we are pleased to welcome Zoe Heron, Series Producer of Horizon, the BBC’s longest running popular science series.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Films)
Environment Event: Planet Oil: A History of AddictionPlanet Oil: A History of Addiction
On 21 Mar 2015(Saturday Only)
Professor Iain Stewart talks about his recent 3 part documentary on BBC Television "Planet Oil"
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Environment)
Performing Arts Event: In ParadisumIn Paradisum
On 21 Mar 2015(Saturday Only)
Con Anima Chamber Choir, conducted by Roger B Williams, & with Con Anima Chamber Orchestra, present Durufle's Requiem, Bach's Magnificat, & Bach's Suite in D.
(Theme: Music,Performing Arts)
Theatre & Shows Event: Looking 4 TalentLooking 4 Talent
On 24 Mar 2015(Tuesday Only)
We are looking for the next generation of disabled talent.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
Young People Event: An Evening with Leslye WaltonAn Evening with Leslye Walton
On 25 Mar 2015(Wednesday Only)
Meet Leslye Walton, the WCBP shortlisted author of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender.
(Theme: Written Word,Young People)
Exhibitions Event: Elphinstone 500 Lecture Programme: 'William Elphinstone and Scotland's first books'Elphinstone 500 Lecture Programme: 'William Elphinstone and Scotland's first books'
On 26 Mar 2015(Thursday Only)
A talk by Professor Jane Stevenson, Regius Chair of Humanity.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
Design Event: AFTER HOURS: EXTREME MAKEOVERAFTER HOURS: EXTREME MAKEOVER
On 27 Mar 2015(Friday Only)
Aberdeen Art Gallery is having a makeover…an extreme makeover! Join us for a final weekend extravaganza of creative fun as we prepare to revamp our very own grand design!
(Theme: Crafts,Design,)
Visual Arts Event: After Hours: Extreme MakeoverAfter Hours: Extreme Makeover
On 27 Mar 2015(Friday Only)
Aberdeen Art Gallery is having a makeover…an extreme makeover! Join us for a final weekend extravaganza of creative fun as we prepare to revamp our very own grand design!
(Theme: Visual Arts,Young People)
Sport & Games Event: An Evening with John McGuinnessAn Evening with John McGuinness
On 28 Apr 2015(Tuesday Only)
An opportunity to hear from motorcycle racing legends
(Theme: Sport & Games,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Beginners Jewellery Making
Beginners Jewellery Making
On 07 Mar 2015 (Saturday Only)
This class is perfect for anyone starting out making their own jewellery - you will learn multiple techniques for creating your own professional looking, unique pieces.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Aberdeen's War
Aberdeen's War
From 22 Mar 2014 To 07 Mar 2015
Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums will mark the anniversary of the commencement of the First World War with a major exhibition featuring material from the City’s collections and private lenders.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts,)
 Event: The NESS Spring Ball
The NESS Spring Ball
On 07 Mar 2015 (Saturday Only)
The NESS Spring Ball is the annual fundraising event for North East Sensory Services.
(Theme: Fundraising)
 Event: Central Library Media Sale
Central Library Media Sale
From 25 Feb 2015 To 10 Mar 2015
Hundreds of CDs and DVDs for sale at low prices in the Media Centre
(Theme: Films,Media,)
 Event: ‘Scarred/Sacred Water’
‘Scarred/Sacred Water’
From 03 Sep 2014 To 11 Mar 2015 (Weekdays Only)
An artistic exploration of the impact of resource extraction on water resources in northern Canada.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Films,)
 Event: Scottish Local History Week Workshop
Scottish Local History Week Workshop
On 12 Mar 2015
Explore the history of Aberdeen's food and drink industry in this free workshop led by Aberdeen City Libraries' Local Studies Team.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Heritage,)
 Event: Jazz at the Blue Lamp - SIDONY BOX
Jazz at the Blue Lamp - SIDONY BOX
On 12 Mar 2015 (Thursday Only)
French avant garde music troupe Sidony Box appear at the Blue Lamp for an exclusive UK performance following release of their third album 'Sidony Box Rules'.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Beginners Jewellery Making
Beginners Jewellery Making
On 12 Mar 2015 (Thursday Only)
This class is perfect for anyone just starting out with making jewellery and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and pick up tips.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Bring Your Own Brain: Shining a Light on the Function of the Brain
Bring Your Own Brain: Shining a Light on the Function of the Brain
On 13 Mar 2015 (Friday Only)
Join medical scientists from the University of Aberdeen as they illuminate how the brain senses light in the surrounding environment and how light lets us understand the brain.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: VSA Spring Fling
VSA Spring Fling
On 14 Mar 2015 (Saturday Only)
A Charity event to help raise money for the VSA Easter Anguston Farm.
(Theme: Fundraising)
 Event: Granite Rocks
Granite Rocks
On 14 Mar 2015 (Saturday Only)
Gleadhraich and the Trybe join forces for one night to raise funds for 4 local charities.
(Theme: Music,Fundraising)
 Event: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2015
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2015
On 14 Mar 2015 (Saturday Only)
Breaking Through: WOMEN DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE ABERDEEN 2015 (WDCA 2015)
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Aberdeen International Street Market
Aberdeen International Street Market
From 12 Mar 2015 To 15 Mar 2015 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
A Taste of the Continent! Around 70 stalls, with food, arts, crafts, textiles and much more from around Europe on Union Terrace.
(Theme: Markets,)
 Event: The Domesticated Self: How the Social Development of the Species and the Individual Change Our Brains.
The Domesticated Self: How the Social Development of the Species and the Individual Change Our Brains.
On 16 Mar 2015 (Monday Only)
The School of Psychology present the annual Anderson Lecture for 2015. Professor Bruce Hood, University of Bristol, will argue that we have become self-domesticated, uncovering the illusion of self and how this is formed over our lifetimes.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Cafe MED: Lupus - the Wolf Within
Cafe MED: Lupus - the Wolf Within
On 16 Mar 2015 (Monday Only)
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is one of the most diverse and unpredictable of medical conditions. We will identify the challenges that patients, clinicians and researchers encounter and explore potential solutions.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Health)
 Event: Clay Flower Necklace
Clay Flower Necklace
From 07 Mar 2015 To 17 Mar 2015 (Saturday Only)
Learn how to make this absolutely beautiful jewellery set using polymer clay with Bead Pop's newest tutor Marketa.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Aberdeen Performing Arts Teeny Tiny Tunes classes for age 2 - 4 and their grown ups.
Aberdeen Performing Arts Teeny Tiny Tunes classes for age 2 - 4 and their grown ups.
From 13 Jan 2015 To 17 Mar 2015 (Tuesday Only)
Music classes for age 2 - 4 and their grown ups. Free taster session on Tuesday 13th January 2015 at the Central Children's Library at 11am and 1.30pm.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Music)
 Event: Intellectual Property Advice Clinics
Intellectual Property Advice Clinics
On 18 Mar 2015
Discuss your ideas for new products or brands with a registered patent attorney in the Central Library
(Theme: Business,)
 Event: Cafe Scientifique: Fungi - the good, the bad and the essential
Cafe Scientifique: Fungi - the good, the bad and the essential
On 18 Mar 2015 (Wednesday Only)
Love them or hate them, fungi are integral to our lives as nature's recyclers, plant saviours and sometimes killers, pharmacists, bakers and brewers.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Aberdeen Folk Club
Aberdeen Folk Club
On 18 Mar 2015 (Wednesday Only)
Aberdeen Folk Club meets every Wednesday at The Blue Lamp from 8.30pm to 11pm.
(Theme: Music)

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