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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: Silver Art ClaySilver Art Clay
On 31 Aug 2014(Sunday Only)
Jewellery making workshop at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Dance Event: An Evening of Authentic Argentine Tango.An Evening of Authentic Argentine Tango.
On 31 Aug 2014(Sunday Only)
Tango for all, this is Tango Made Easy!!
(Theme: Dance)
Media Event: Classical guitarist Philippe Guidat at the Central LibraryClassical guitarist Philippe Guidat at the Central Library
On 31 Aug 2014
World-class French flamenco-jazz guitar player and composer Philippe Guidat will perform at the Central Library as part of the Celebrate Aberdeen Festival
(Theme: Media,Music,)
Theatre & Shows Event: Shazam Theatre CompanyShazam Theatre Company
On 01 Sep 2014(Monday, Wednesday and Saturday)
Shazam offers a wide range of drama and theatre classes for 8 to 25 year olds.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Workshops & Courses)
Markets Event: AMERICAN SQUARE DANCING - OPEN NIGHTSAMERICAN SQUARE DANCING - OPEN NIGHTS
On 01 Sep 2014(Monday Only)
Come along to our open nights and find out what Square Dancing is all about.
(Theme: Dance,Markets)
Health Event: Meditation Made EasyMeditation Made Easy
On 01 Sep 2014(Monday Only)
Introductory course to Raja Yoga meditation. Taught over four successive Monday evenings.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
Performing Arts Event: Breakneck ComedyBreakneck Comedy
On 02 Sep 2014(Tuesday Only)
Tuesday 2nd September Breakneck Comedy: Keir McAllister Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £5
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Fundraising Event: Charlie House Ladies LunchCharlie House Ladies Lunch
On 04 Sep 2014(Thursday Only)
Social Ladies Lunch to raise funds for Charlie House Appeal
(Theme: Fundraising)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: ExtremesExtremes
On 06 Sep 2014(Saturday Only)
Join Dr Kevin Fong from the series To Boldly Go and Extreme A&E!
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,)
Sport & Games Event: Granite City Roller Girls Intake DayGranite City Roller Girls Intake Day
On 06 Sep 2014(Saturday Only)
We are holding our next Roller Derby Intake Day. No previous skating experience is necessary!
(Theme: Sport & Games)
Visual Arts Event: Aberdeen Art Fair 2014Aberdeen Art Fair 2014
From 06 Sep 2014 To 07 Sep 2014(Weekend Only)
Now in its fourth year the AAF is an excellent range of local and national galleries and artists exhibiting selling original contemporary and affordable work from £50-£10,000.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Visual Arts)
Exhibitions Event: Breathless Breastless Project. A breast cancer awareness art exhibition.Breathless Breastless Project. A breast cancer awareness art exhibition.
From 09 Sep 2014 To 03 Oct 2014(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
A team of talented artists have come together to work with breast cancer survivors to tell of real breast cancer journeys. A challenging exhibition containing powerful and compelling images. Note the exhibition contains graphic images & nudity.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts,)
Films Event: British Science Association Sci-Screen and 'Meet Up'British Science Association Sci-Screen and 'Meet Up'
On 11 Sep 2014(Thursday Only)
British Science Association Aberdeen Branch invite you to join us for a drink and a movie.
(Theme: Films)
Senior Citizens/50+ Event: Tea and Tour of TechFest in September Festival.Tea and Tour of TechFest in September Festival.
On 11 Sep 2014(Thursday Only)
Join us for an afternoon tea and tour of our science workshops.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Senior Citizens/50+)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Autumn FayreAutumn Fayre
On 13 Sep 2014(Saturday Only)
Danestone Congregational Church's Autumn Fayre
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Children & Family-Friendly)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: Jason Bradbury: My Life In TechJason Bradbury: My Life In Tech
On 13 Sep 2014(Saturday Only)
An entertaining tour of the evolution of consumer technology.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Young People Event: Heroes of TomorrowHeroes of Tomorrow
On 20 Sep 2014(Saturday Only)
As part of the Statoil sponsorship, TechFest In September will stage a new Science communication event featuring students from S1-S6 presenting short 5 minute talks on a particular STEM topic which they are passionate about.
(Theme: Education,Young People)
Environment Event: What the frack?What the frack?
On 22 Sep 2014(Monday Only)
Come along to find out a bit more about the process of shale gas extraction.
(Theme: Environment,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Business Event: The Big Aberdeen Event: Give it a Try (Public Arena)The Big Aberdeen Event: Give it a Try (Public Arena)
On 22 Sep 2014(Monday Only)
Free family fun day and fayre alongside cross-sector conference brought to you by ACVO - the Third sector interface for Aberdeen City - in collaboration with Aberdeen Football Club.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Business)
Heritage Event: Shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon.Shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon.
On 22 Sep 2014(Monday Only)
Join local shipwreck author and technical diver Rod MacDonald of Stonehaven as he discusses the "Shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon"
(Theme: Heritage,Senior Citizens/50+)
Guided Walks/Tours Event: Under Pressure: National Hyperbaric Centre Discovery Tour.Under Pressure: National Hyperbaric Centre Discovery Tour.
On 25 Sep 2014(Thursday Only)
Have an up close and personal glimpse into the vital work carried out at the centre guided by it's enthusiastic staff.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Guided Walks/Tours)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: 'Education, Salvation, Damnation and Beyond' Local history talk
'Education, Salvation, Damnation and Beyond' Local history talk
On 30 Aug 2014
Aberdeen City Libraries presents a free talk on the history of the Rosemount area
(Theme: Heritage,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
 Event: Classical guitarist Philippe Guidat at the Central Library
Classical guitarist Philippe Guidat at the Central Library
On 30 Aug 2014
World-class French flamenco-jazz guitar player and composer Philippe Guidat will perform at the Central Library as part of the Celebrate Aberdeen Festival
(Theme: Media,Music,)
 Event: Dolphin Sculpture Unveiling at the Central Library
Dolphin Sculpture Unveiling at the Central Library
On 30 Aug 2014
The Lord Provost of Aberdeen George Adam will unveil Aberdeen City Libraries miniature dolphin sculpture – decorated by local artist Gabrielle Reith to commemorate the library service's involvement in the Wild Dolphins Aberdeen project.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fairs, Festivals, Galas,)
 Event: Tell Us Your Story: A History of Working-Class Marriage in Scotland.
Tell Us Your Story: A History of Working-Class Marriage in Scotland.
On 30 Aug 2014 (Saturday Only)
Glasgow University Researchers, working on the History of Working-Class Marriage in Scotland c.1855 to 1976, are visiting Aberdeen to invite the public to hear more about his project and to share their own experiences of marriage and family life.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Heritage)
 Event: New Found Land: Scottish Emigration to Canada
New Found Land: Scottish Emigration to Canada
From 02 May 2014 To 30 Aug 2014 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
This new exhibition uses items from the Special Collections Centre to review stories of emigration from Aberdeen and Scotland to Canada.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: The Easy Way to Good Relationships
The Easy Way to Good Relationships
On 30 Aug 2014 (Saturday Only)
A Saturday workshop with a light vegetarian lunch provided.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Granite City Roller Girls vs. Roller Derby - Bedfordshire
Granite City Roller Girls vs. Roller Derby - Bedfordshire
On 30 Aug 2014 (Saturday Only)
Roller derby home game for the Granite City Roller Girls against Bedfordshire.
(Theme: Sport & Games,Fundraising)
 Event: Bucksburn and Newhills Community Gala
Bucksburn and Newhills Community Gala
On 30 Aug 2014 (Saturday Only)
Community Gala.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Children & Family-Friendly,)
 Event: Seed Bead: Flat Spiral
Seed Bead: Flat Spiral
On 30 Aug 2014 (Saturday Only)
Jewellery making class at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Introduction to Jewellery Making
Introduction to Jewellery Making
On 30 Aug 2014 (Saturday Only)
Jewellery Making class at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Bucksburn and Newhills Community Gala.
Bucksburn and Newhills Community Gala.
On 30 Aug 2014 (Saturday Only)
A Community Gala for all the family.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Aberdeen International Market
Aberdeen International Market
From 29 Aug 2014 To 31 Aug 2014 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Part of Aberdeen's Summer Festival, this hugely popular and well established market once again makes a return to the City and will attract large numbers of visitors and shoppers over the weekend offering an array of products from around Europe and the UK.
(Theme: Markets,)
 Event: Celebrate Aberdeen Weekend
Celebrate Aberdeen Weekend
From 30 Aug 2014 To 31 Aug 2014 (Weekend Only)
Following on from three successful voluntary sector parades, the Celebrate Aberdeen team is back, this time with a two day event aimed at showcasing local talent from across the city in a fun and entertaining manner.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Performing Arts,)
 Event: Sewing workshop
Sewing workshop
On 03 Sep 2014 (Wednesday Only)
Workshop designed to get to grips with the basics of your sewing machine.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Crafts)
 Event: Argentine Tango classes with Tangodee
Argentine Tango classes with Tangodee
From 03 Apr 2014 To 04 Sep 2014 (Thursday Only)
Learn to dance authentic Argentine Tango in a fun, relaxed and informal setting. Discover the art of leading and following this fascinating dance which encourages improvisation and personal expression.
(Theme: Dance)
 Event: Positive Thinking Course
Positive Thinking Course
On 04 Sep 2014 (Thursday Only)
How to become more aware of your thoughts and influences. Taught over four successive Thursday evenings.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Free Taster Sessions at the Beacon Centre
Free Taster Sessions at the Beacon Centre
From 01 Sep 2014 To 05 Sep 2014 (Weekdays Only)
The Beacon and Bucksburn Community Learning Association are offering the opportunity to come and try a variety of workshops.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Aberdeen ministry of Crafts
Aberdeen ministry of Crafts
On 06 Sep 2014 (Saturday Only)
The Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts is a monthly indoor market that showcases the work of local artists, makers and designers.
(Theme: Crafts,Markets)
 Event: Introduction to Soap-Making
Introduction to Soap-Making
On 06 Sep 2014 (Saturday Only)
One day course to learn the basics of soap making
(Theme: Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Beaded Kumihimo
Beaded Kumihimo
On 06 Sep 2014 (Saturday Only)
Jewellery making workshop at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)

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