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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: Mad Hatter's Tea PartyMad Hatter's Tea Party
On 01 Nov 2014(Saturday Only)
Kids and adults come join us for a fun filled afternoon. Don't forget to wear a mad hat! All proceeds go to SensationALL charity.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
Crafts Event: Ministry of Crafts Xmas Market.Ministry of Crafts Xmas Market.
On 01 Nov 2014(Saturday Only)
Ministry of Crafts monthly market returns with 30+ stalls this month. This month there will be 2 floors and a pop up tea room. Open 11am - 4:00pm Free Entry. We will have mix of handmade, vintage and independent businesses.
(Theme: Markets,Crafts)
Education Event: Introduction to MeditationIntroduction to Meditation
On 01 Nov 2014(Saturday Only)
An Introduction to Buddhist Meditation Suitable for Complete Beginners.
(Theme: Education)
Films Event: Live At Captain Toms - FREE live streamed music show.Live At Captain Toms - FREE live streamed music show.
On 01 Nov 2014(Saturday Only)
Live streamed music show from Captain Toms in Aberdeen featuring local and international artists.
(Theme: Music,Films)
Performing Arts Event: Breakneck ComedyBreakneck Comedy
On 01 Nov 2014(Saturday Only)
Saturday 1st November Breakneck Comedy: Raymond Mearns Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £10
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: Meet the Author -Mairi Hedderwick.Meet the Author -Mairi Hedderwick.
On 01 Nov 2014(Saturday Only)
Come and hear all about Katie Morag from her creator and illustrator, Mairi Hedderwick.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
Theatre & Shows Event: WrestleZone Halloween HijinxWrestleZone Halloween Hijinx
On 01 Nov 2014(Saturday Only)
The stars of WrestleZone are getting set for a Fabulous Fright Night at Ferryhill Community Centre in Aberdeen.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Theatre & Shows)
Workshops & Courses Event: Beginners Polymer Clay.Beginners Polymer Clay.
On 01 Nov 2014(Saturday Only)
Jewellery making class at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Health Event: SHADE
Sexual Health And Diversity EventSHADE Sexual Health And Diversity Event
From 01 Nov 2014 To 07 Nov 2014(Everyday)
a week-long event to bring to light the mental, physical, emotional & financial needs of our communities. This in turn will lead to a safer sexual health lifestyle.
(Theme: Education,Health,)
Dance Event: Mini Milonga-an early evening Argentine Tango social event brought to you by Tango Aberdeen and Tangodee.Mini Milonga-an early evening Argentine Tango social event brought to you by Tango Aberdeen and Tangodee.
On 02 Nov 2014(Sunday Only)
Two hours of Argentine tango dance and music.
(Theme: Dance,Music)
Business Event: Positive Procurement Programme - Hot Topics Tendering Top TipsPositive Procurement Programme - Hot Topics Tendering Top Tips
On 04 Nov 2014(Tuesday Only)
Tender Top Tips – Aimed a providing suppliers and potential suppliers with hints and tips on how to build a winning tender submission.
(Theme: Business)
Fundraising Event: Inspire Firewalk 2014.Inspire Firewalk 2014.
On 05 Nov 2014(Wednesday Only)
Walk the Coals in aid of Inspire!
(Theme: Fundraising)
Seasonal Event: Aberdeen's Fireworks SpectacularAberdeen's Fireworks Spectacular
On 05 Nov 2014(Wednesday Only)
The Winter Festival starts off its seasonal calendar on the 5th November with Aberdeen's spectacular Fireworks display at Aberdeen Beach.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Seasonal,)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Fintray Sheltie Stakes Family Fun Day.Fintray Sheltie Stakes Family Fun Day.
On 07 Nov 2014(Friday Only)
Shetland Pony Racing, Face Painting, Bouncy Castle, Stalls, Magician, BBQ, Beer Tent, Cream Teas.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Children & Family-Friendly)
Written Word Event: Moving Summit on Oil and Literature:Oil Cities.Moving Summit on Oil and Literature:Oil Cities.
On 10 Nov 2014(Monday Only)
A seminar on the nature and character of cities that have been marked by a rapidly growing oil industry.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Written Word)
Visual Arts Event: Big Draw Family Fun: Drawing Sounds.Big Draw Family Fun: Drawing Sounds.
On 15 Nov 2014(Saturday Only)
Big Draw family event at the University Library.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Visual Arts)
Heritage Event: Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society's November Meeting.Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society's November Meeting.
On 15 Nov 2014(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)
Exhibitions Event: Telling the time: Stories, time machines and the VictoriansTelling the time: Stories, time machines and the Victorians
On 18 Nov 2014(Tuesday Only)
A free lecture from Dr Hazel Hutchison, University of Aberdeen
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
Environment Event: Culter Hillwalking Club Monday Walk Oct 20th.Culter Hillwalking Club Monday Walk Oct 20th.
On 20 Nov 2014(Thursday Only)
A circular walk from Bellabeg, Strathdon focussed on Green Hill and covering 15km and 300m vertical ascent.
(Theme: Countryside,Environment)
Sport & Games Event: Celebrate Book Week Scotland with Sports Author Richard GordonCelebrate Book Week Scotland with Sports Author Richard Gordon
On 24 Nov 2014
Sportsound presenter Richard Gordon will visit Aberdeen Central Library to talk about his books 'Glory in Gothenburg' and 'Scotland 74: A World Cup Story' as part of Book Week Scotland.
(Theme: Sport & Games,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
Design Event: BI, Design, Innovation & Mobile Technology.BI, Design, Innovation & Mobile Technology.
On 27 Nov 2014(Monday Only)
IRW has developed expertise in Business Intelligence (BI), software solutions and User Experience Design (UX) since 1999.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Design)
Young People Event: Graphic novels workshop by novelist and illustrator William GoldsmithGraphic novels workshop by novelist and illustrator William Goldsmith
On 29 Nov 2014
Graphic novelist and illustrator William Goldsmith will host this special workshop for teens and young adults as part of Aberdeen City Libraries Book Week Scotland celebrations.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Young People,)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Aberdeen Scottish Hellenic Society
Aberdeen Scottish Hellenic Society
On 30 Oct 2014 (Thursday Only)
A talk by Dr Samantha Newington, Teaching Fellow, University of Aberdeen
(Theme: Education)
 Event: DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK CONSULTATION.
DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK CONSULTATION.
From 16 Oct 2014 To 31 Oct 2014
Aberdeen City Council,Scottish Enterprise and Aberdeen Harbour Board are preparing a Development Framework for Nigg Bay, Altens and East Tullos.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Exhibitions,)
 Event: Beginners Jewellery Making.
Beginners Jewellery Making.
On 01 Nov 2014 (Saturday Only)
An introductory class in Jewellery Making at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Live At Captain Toms LATE.
Live At Captain Toms LATE.
On 01 Nov 2014 (Saturday Only)
FREE live streamed music show!
(Theme: Music,Films)
 Event: Aberdeen International Market
Aberdeen International Market
From 31 Oct 2014 To 02 Nov 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: Argentine Tango Milonga brought to you by Tango Aberdeen and Tangodee!
Argentine Tango Milonga brought to you by Tango Aberdeen and Tangodee!
From 01 Nov 2014 To 02 Nov 2014 (Weekend Only)
A sociable evening with Argentine tango music and dance - bringing a little bit of Argentina to Aberdeen. Bar open.
(Theme: Dance,Music)
 Event: Tango Aberdeen & Tangodee present a weekend of Argentine Tango Workshops with International Tango Stars Jenny & Ricardo Oria.
Tango Aberdeen & Tangodee present a weekend of Argentine Tango Workshops with International Tango Stars Jenny & Ricardo Oria.
From 01 Nov 2014 To 02 Nov 2014 (Weekend Only)
Two days of workshops for the beginner (minimum of at least one month of regular class attendance) to the intermediate and other more experienced dancers. Booking Forms available On Tango Aberdeen Facebook page or tangoaberdeen@gmail.com
(Theme: Dance,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: More Silver Clay.
More Silver Clay.
On 02 Nov 2014 (Sunday Only)
An intermediate class in silver clay jewellery at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: King's Museum Lunchtime Talk.
King's Museum Lunchtime Talk.
From 04 Oct 2014 To 02 Nov 2014 (Weekend Only)
Student Volunteers provide free talks introducing the current King's Museum exhibition.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
 Event: Scotland after the referendum: Where next?
Scotland after the referendum: Where next?
On 03 Nov 2014 (Monday Only)
Whatever the outcome of the referendum in September, Scotland's constitutional settlement is going to change. Come and discuss the scope Scotland has to make its own choice and potential challenges.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Sporting Triumphs, Transport Tribulations and Twitter.
Sporting Triumphs, Transport Tribulations and Twitter.
On 03 Nov 2014 (Monday Only)
The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer created transport disruption which was both anticipated, but also unexpected. Come and discuss the role twitter plays in the investigations on what happened and improvements on traffic issues in the future.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: CSID's African Film Series presents Sometimes in April by Raoul Peck.
CSID's African Film Series presents Sometimes in April by Raoul Peck.
On 04 Nov 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Come join us every Tuesday at 6pm in MacRobert 0.51 (University of Aberdeen) for an evening of film and discussion.
(Theme: Films)
 Event: Poetry and Anthropology along Scotland's Small Urban Rivers.
Poetry and Anthropology along Scotland's Small Urban Rivers.
On 04 Nov 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Presenting a unique perspective on the Denburn, Dighty Water and Water of Leith, this talk and poetry-reading will explore urban environments that often go unnoticed.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Room for Debate: Nationalism.
Room for Debate: Nationalism.
On 04 Nov 2014 (Tuesday Only)
In the aftermath of the referendum, we will debate the origins of nationalism, and its consequences for contemporary society. Come along and discuss the issues in relaxed surroundings.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Tweeting for Politics.
Tweeting for Politics.
On 04 Nov 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Political issues are often discussed on social media, but how successfully? We’ll explore arguments on twitter about the referendum and UK-European relations.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Breakneck Comedy
Breakneck Comedy
On 04 Nov 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Tuesday 4th November Breakneck Comedy: Monty Burns Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £10
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Poetry and Anthropology along Scotland's Small Urban Rivers
Poetry and Anthropology along Scotland's Small Urban Rivers
On 04 Nov 2014 (Tuesday Only)
A free lecture by Dr Jo Vergunst and Lesley Harrison, University of Aberdeen
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: CSID Seminar Series - The role of environmental conflicts in perpetuating violent conflict.
CSID Seminar Series - The role of environmental conflicts in perpetuating violent conflict.
On 05 Nov 2014 (Wednesday Only)
Speakers: Rehema White (University of St. Andrews) and Stephen Redpath (University of Aberdeen)
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Skeptics In the Pub: Who do you Trust?
Skeptics In the Pub: Who do you Trust?
On 06 Nov 2014 (Thursday Only)
A discussion on the concept of trust and its place in society.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: An Evening with Paul Rankin & Nick Nairn
An Evening with Paul Rankin & Nick Nairn
On 06 Nov 2014 (Thursday Only)
Native by Nick Nairn is hosting an exclusive 5-course dining event with two Michelin star celebrity chefs - Nick Nairn & Paul Rankin.
(Theme: Seasonal)

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