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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

Children & Family-Friendly Event: Shortest Day Festive Food in the WoodShortest Day Festive Food in the Wood
On 21 Dec 2014(Sunday Only)
Join Mandy from Mud Pies and Claire the Foodie Quine for family woodland Christmas Crafts and some hands on Festive Foodie Fun at Countesswells Woods, Aberdeen.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Countryside)
Performing Arts Event: Breakneck ComedyBreakneck Comedy
On 23 Dec 2014(Tuesday Only)
Tuesday 23rd December Breakneck Comedy: The Reverend Obadiah Steppenwolf III Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £5
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Storytelling Event: Festive Storytime at the Central LibraryFestive Storytime at the Central Library
On 23 Dec 2014
Visit the Central Children's Library for festive stories, songs and games for children of all ages.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
Seasonal Event: 'Nippy Dipper' Boxing Day Dip'Nippy Dipper' Boxing Day Dip
On 26 Dec 2014(Friday Only)
Charity sea dip organised by Aberdeen Lions Club. Blow away the Christmas cobwebs with a quick dip in the chilly North Sea and raise funds for your own favourite charity or non-profit group.
(Theme: Fundraising,Seasonal)
Health Event: Meditation Made EasyMeditation Made Easy
On 05 Jan 2015(Monday Only)
Introductory course to Raja Yoga meditation. Taught over four successive Monday evenings.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
Dance Event: Catherine's Year in Malaysia Fundraising CeilidhCatherine's Year in Malaysia Fundraising Ceilidh
On 06 Jan 2015(Saturday Only)
Catherine will be travelling to Malaysia with Project Trust to teach basic science in a Secondary School
(Theme: Fundraising,Dance)
Heritage Event: By Way of the Sea: Exploring a Bronze Age maritory in NW EuropeBy Way of the Sea: Exploring a Bronze Age maritory in NW Europe
On 13 Jan 2015(Tuesday Only)
As part of the King's Museum evening lecture series Peter Clark and Anne Lehoërff provide a free lecture on a Bronze Age maritory in NW Europe
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Heritage)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: Birdwatching - It's Not That Boring!Birdwatching - It's Not That Boring!
On 18 Jan 2015(Sunday Only)
Join us to learn more about Aberdeen's urban birds on the perfect wildlife walk for beginners.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Environment)
Music Event: Jazz at the Blue Lamp - ABERDEEN JAZZ ORCHESTRAJazz at the Blue Lamp - ABERDEEN JAZZ ORCHESTRA
On 22 Jan 2015(Thursday Only)
The North East's own Jazz Orchestra play the best of the Big Bands
(Theme: Music)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Burns Ceilidh SupperBurns Ceilidh Supper
From 23 Jan 2015 To 24 Jan 2015(Friday and Saturday)
A traditional Burns Ceilidh Supper.
(Theme: Dance,Fairs, Festivals, Galas,)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Glen Tanar Estate opens the doors on its first retail venture with Christmas pop-up shop.
Glen Tanar Estate opens the doors on its first retail venture with Christmas pop-up shop.
From 01 Dec 2014 To 22 Dec 2014 (Everyday)
Glen Tanar Estate is offering the perfect antidote to crowded shopping malls in the run-up to Christmas. The estate near Aboyne on Royal Deeside is about to open the doors on a festive pop-up shop - its first retail venture.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Free Temple Spa Skin Therapy Class - for groups of 6 to 8.
Free Temple Spa Skin Therapy Class - for groups of 6 to 8.
From 28 Feb 2014 To 31 Dec 2014 (Everyday)
Temple Spa is an award winning spa quality skincare company that is building all over Scotland. We retail in Harrods and Selfridges and are in 5 star spas, onboard Emirates airlines and the Orient Express.
(Theme: Health)
 Event: Santa Express in the Cairngorms
Santa Express in the Cairngorms
From 27 Dec 2014 To 02 Jan 2015 (Everyday)
The Strathspey Railway’s Santa Express combines the golden age of steam with the sparkle of Christmas, making it a top seasonal draw, and this year more so than ever.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Nativity Scene
Nativity Scene
From 01 Dec 2014 To 04 Jan 2015 (Everyday)
The scene is an important reminder of what the festivities and fun are all about and conveys the wonderful message of Christmas.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Seasonal,)
 Event: Madge Wards Open Night & Art Exhibition
Madge Wards Open Night & Art Exhibition
From 10 Dec 2014 To 15 Jan 2015 (Weekdays Only)
Featuring local artist, Madge Wards, you are invited to come along to our advanced preview of her exhibition as part of Art in the Waiting Room on Wednesday 10th December 2014, 6.30pm to 8.00pm
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fundraising)
 Event: Silver City Surfers' Cummings Park Sessions
Silver City Surfers' Cummings Park Sessions
From 30 Jan 2014 To 29 Jan 2015 (Thursday Only)
Free coffee and computing for over 55's new to laptops, iPads, Internet. Calm, quiet and cosy room in Cummings Park Community Flat. No. 12 or 13 bus. 122 Cummings Park Drive. 11-1
(Theme: Senior Citizens/50+,Education)
 Event: ‘Scarred/Sacred Water’
‘Scarred/Sacred Water’
From 03 Sep 2014 To 30 Jan 2015 (Weekdays Only)
An artistic exploration of the impact of resource extraction on water resources in northern Canada.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Films)
 Event: Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Northfield.
Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Northfield.
From 29 Sep 2014 To 23 Feb 2015 (Monday Only)
'Connect' a visual art and textile project for adults with artist Linsay Macdonald
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Crafts)
 Event: Lift: arts and wellbeing project in the City Centre.
Lift: arts and wellbeing project in the City Centre.
From 30 Sep 2014 To 24 Feb 2015 (Tuesday Only)
Upstream / Downstream art inspired by nature with artist Kevin Andrew Morris
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Crafts)
 Event: Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Seaton.
Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Seaton.
From 01 Oct 2014 To 25 Feb 2015 (Wednesday Only)
'Connect' a visual art and textile project for adults with artist Linsay Macdonald
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Crafts)
 Event: Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Tillydrone.
Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Tillydrone.
From 01 Oct 2014 To 25 Feb 2015 (Wednesday Only)
'A Community Singing Project' with musician Abi Sinar.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Music)
 Event: Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Cummings Park.
Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Cummings Park.
From 01 Oct 2014 To 25 Feb 2015 (Wednesday Only)
A Community Singing Project' with musician Abi Sinar.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Music)
 Event: Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Woodside.
Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Woodside.
From 01 Oct 2014 To 25 Feb 2015 (Wednesday Only)
'Step into my Parlour' with singer Michelle Burke.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Music)
 Event: Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Torry.
Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Torry.
From 01 Oct 2014 To 25 Feb 2015 (Wednesday Only)
'Step into my Parlour' singing workshops with performer Michelle Burke.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Music)
 Event: NEW Online course: PAINTING - TOWARDS ABSTRACTION
NEW Online course: PAINTING - TOWARDS ABSTRACTION
From 29 Nov 2014 To 02 Mar 2015 (Everyday)
This Online Course is recommended for students having completed the Foundation Painting, or who have equivalent experience.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Visual Arts)
 Event: Gray's School of Art 2014/15 Short Course Programme.
Gray's School of Art 2014/15 Short Course Programme.
From 06 Oct 2014 To 05 Mar 2015 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday)
Meet fellow like-minded creative individuals. Explore a completely new discipline or spend time concentrating on a favourite subject.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Visual Arts)
 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: Make Your Mark Winter Programme 2015: New visual arts, design, film & craft classes
Make Your Mark Winter Programme 2015: New visual arts, design, film & craft classes
From 20 Nov 2014 To 22 Mar 2015 (Everyday)
Make Your Mark is a programme of art, design and craft courses for adults and children led by professional artists and craftspeople based in various cultural and community venues in Aberdeen. Booking is Live Now - early booking is recommended
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Workshops & Courses,)
 Event: Jazz on Sunday Afternoon
Jazz on Sunday Afternoon
From 07 Sep 2014 To 07 Jun 2015 (Sunday Only)
Aberdeen's newest and coolest jazz club showcasing the cream of local talent.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Castlegate Theatre School.
Castlegate Theatre School.
From 10 Sep 2014 To 01 Sep 2015 (Wednesday Only)
Musical Theatre for 8 - 16 year olds.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Children & Family-Friendly)

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