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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

Design Event: Fashion show: Proudly Scottish presents ScottesqueFashion show: Proudly Scottish presents Scottesque
On 25 Apr 2015(Saturday Only)
Fashion event as part of my course as a PR and advertising student at North East College with all money raised going to fund transport and accomidation for our class to do work experience with a PR company in Glasgow.
(Theme: Fundraising,Design)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Alfie's Trust recruiting now for runners to join Team AlfieAlfie's Trust recruiting now for runners to join Team Alfie
From 25 Apr 2015 To 26 Apr 2015(Weekend Only)
Looking for a challenge to get fit in 2015. Alfie's Trust is one of the nominated charities at Run Balmoral this year.
(Theme: Fundraising,Children & Family-Friendly)
Health Event: Cafe MED: Weight Loss Surgery - A magic pill?Cafe MED: Weight Loss Surgery - A magic pill?
On 27 Apr 2015(Monday Only)
Obesity reduces the quality of life for individuals and puts a strain on health services. We will ask whether surgery is currently our best method of intervention and explore what might be on offer in the future.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Health)
Music Event: Experience CaledoniaExperience Caledonia
On 27 Apr 2015(Monday Only)
The key points of our event concept are: *Scottish/Celtic traditional musical celebration * Embrace and expose traditional Scottish culture * Subtle Scottish integration
(Theme: Music)
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,)
Workshops & Courses Event: Great Recovery WorkshopGreat Recovery Workshop
On 28 Apr 2015(Tuesday Only)
The RSA's Great Recovery project comes to Aberdeen, giving you a chance to take part in a tear down workshop of design and reuse
(Theme: Design,Workshops & Courses)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Walk on the Wild SideWalk on the Wild Side
On 29 Apr 2015(Sunday Only)
Walk on the Wild Side is a 3k jungle themed sponsored walk and family fun day.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
Business Event: Intellectual Property Basics for CharitiesIntellectual Property Basics for Charities
On 30 Apr 2015
To celebrate World Intellectual Property Day, Aberdeen City Libraries is offering local charities the opportunity to find out more about the role of Intellectual Property in their sector at this free event.
(Theme: Business,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
Crafts Event: Iceberg's Open DayIceberg's Open Day
On 01 May 2015(Friday Only)
Iceberg's Open Day is an opportunity to involve in exciting print and design activities, to learn something new, to have lunch outside and to enjoy performances of comedians and musicians!
(Theme: Design,Crafts)
Markets Event: Aberdeen ministry of CraftsAberdeen ministry of Crafts
On 02 May 2015(Saturday Only)
Makers monthly market featuring 20+ stalls. Quality handmade items from local artists, designers and makers
(Theme: Crafts,Markets)
Exhibitions Event: Elina Partheniou "Living Beings"Elina Partheniou "Living Beings"
From 02 May 2015 To 26 May 2015(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Elina Partheniou’s unique work is made with mixed media on multiple white medium-grain papers.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
Environment Event: Culter Hillwalking Club May Sunday walksCulter Hillwalking Club May Sunday walks
On 03 May 2015(Sunday Only)
Longer Walk - Corgarff to Gairnshiel via Loch Builg. Distance 23 km. Ascent 400 metres Shorter Circular Walk - Braenaloin via Tom Odhar Distance 13 km. Ascent 488 metres
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Environment)
Dance Event: Afternoon tango brought to you by Tango Aberdeen and TangodeeAfternoon tango brought to you by Tango Aberdeen and Tangodee
On 03 May 2015(Sunday Only)
A Milonga similar to those in Buenos Aires on your Scottish doorstep.
(Theme: Dance,Music)
Performing Arts Event: Upload OperaUpload Opera
On 07 May 2015(Thursday Only)
A free opera night for those who don't know much about opera but would like to know more.
(Theme: Music,Performing Arts)
Films Event: Cafe Philosophique - Philosophy, Mountaineering and RiskCafe Philosophique - Philosophy, Mountaineering and Risk
On 08 May 2015(Friday Only)
4th Annual Philosophy Public Lecture
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Films)
Countryside Event: Forest Sprint Orienteering - Scotty HillForest Sprint Orienteering - Scotty Hill
On 08 May 2015(Friday Only)
Blast away the cobwebs of the week with the 2015 Spring Friday Evening Orienteering sprint series.
(Theme: Sport & Games,Countryside)
Theatre & Shows Event: ConnectedConnected
On 09 May 2015(Thursday Only)
the one man show 'Connected' by Scottish actor Jamie Begg. Following on from a successful run at The Edinburgh Festival last year, Connected makes a welcome return to Aberdeen
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
Visual Arts Event: Gray's School of Art, Short Course EXTRA
Printmaking: Monoprint and DrypointGray's School of Art, Short Course EXTRA Printmaking: Monoprint and Drypoint
On 09 May 2015(Saturday Only)
Spend a day creating your own unique intaglio prints in Gray's Printmaking Workshop with an experienced tutor on hand. This course is suitable for beginners and offers an introduction to monoprint and drypoint processes.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Visual Arts)
Senior Citizens/50+ Event: How To Use The Free Library eMagazine ServiceHow To Use The Free Library eMagazine Service
On 11 May 2015(Monday Only)
Silver City Surfers hold monthly information talks on different aspects of computing and the Internet. May's talk will demonstrate to older people (over 55) how to use their library services online to download eMagazines.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Senior Citizens/50+)
Heritage Event: Silver in Early Medieval Scotland: the Glenmorangie research projectSilver in Early Medieval Scotland: the Glenmorangie research project
On 12 May 2015(Tuesday Only)
A FREE talk by Dr Martin Goldberg of the National Museum of Scotland
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Heritage)
Young People Event: Murder on the High SeasMurder on the High Seas
On 15 May 2015(Friday Only)
Will you make it off the S.S Maritime alive? Catch the culprit before they catch you! A murder mystery event and themed creative activities.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Young People)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: International Conference on Violence against Women and Faith Responses
International Conference on Violence against Women and Faith Responses
From 23 Apr 2015 To 25 Apr 2015 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
For faith leaders, community leaders, activists, academics, researchers, students, and interested professionals and particularly, everyone who wants to make a difference to women’s lived experience of surviving violence.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
 Event: Aberdeen Student Show presents: Tilly Elliot!
Aberdeen Student Show presents: Tilly Elliot!
From 22 Apr 2015 To 25 Apr 2015 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
When the council and a local oil company threaten to close down John Deere' farm, he looks to his son Elliot to help him. The only problem is, Elliot doesn't want to be a farmer...
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Modern Naturalis
by Morgan Cahn
Modern Naturalis by Morgan Cahn
From 04 Apr 2015 To 26 Apr 2015 (Weekend Only)
Modern Naturalis is about looking at the world with wonder.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: Night of Guitar Music
Night of Guitar Music
On 27 Apr 2015 (Monday Only)
The concert will be given by Nestor Beveridge and Jamie Torrance, two students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Grimescapes Exhibition
Grimescapes Exhibition
From 04 Apr 2015 To 28 Apr 2015 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Works by a fine artist Grant McNicoll who specialises in high detail oil paintings. He previously studied at Gray's School of Art and graduated in 2013 with BA Honours Degree in Fine Art.
(Theme: Visual Arts,Exhibitions)
 Event: Cafe Scientifique- A wake-up call on Sleeping Sickness
Cafe Scientifique- A wake-up call on Sleeping Sickness
On 29 Apr 2015 (Wednesday Only)
African Sleeping Sickness is threatening a staggering 60 million Africans. Discover how students from the University of Aberdeen have pioneered detection of dangerous diseases using synthetic biology.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Comedy, Cocktails & Cupcakes at the Carmelite
Comedy, Cocktails & Cupcakes at the Carmelite
On 29 Apr 2015 (Wednesday Only)
Join us for an evening of Comedy, Cocktails & Cupcakes at The Carmelite - tickets just £15 per person which include a cocktail & cupcake.
(Theme: Fundraising)
 Event: Aberdeen Skeptics in the Pub - Positive Psychology is for Rich People
Aberdeen Skeptics in the Pub - Positive Psychology is for Rich People
On 30 Apr 2015 (Thursday Only)
The evening will consist of an informal talk from Dr James C. Coyne who will provide a thorough update of his well-received blog posts at PLOS Mind the Brain and Science-Based Medicine, followed by a Q and A session.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Health)
 Event: Light, Science, Action!
Light, Science, Action!
From 04 Apr 2015 To 30 Apr 2015 (Everyday)
For Spring, Aberdeen Science Centre will celebrate the International Year of Light with events and activities that will light up the day for all the family!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Young People)
 Event: Jazz at the Bluelamp - Phil Dwyer
Jazz at the Bluelamp - Phil Dwyer
On 30 Apr 2015 (Thursday Only)
Canadian Sax man Phil Dwyer has been a force on the international jazz scene for over two decades and comes to the Bluelamp as part of his European tour,
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Knit One Pearl One Bracelet
Knit One Pearl One Bracelet
On 02 May 2015 (Saturday Only)
Use these innovative 'superduo' seed beads to weave a bracelet with a knitted texture in this workshop with Carol Paris at Bead Pop.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Crafts)
 Event: Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea
From 02 May 2015 To 03 May 2015 (Weekend Only)
Experience the sheer indulgence of Afternoon Tea at the Beach Ballroom.
(Theme: Music,)
 Event: The Art of Vintage & Crafts
The Art of Vintage & Crafts
On 03 May 2015 (Sunday Only)
Up to 40 Tables filled with Vintage, Arts & Crafts.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Markets)
 Event: Culter Hillwalking Club May Sunday walks
Culter Hillwalking Club May Sunday walks
On 03 May 2015 (Sunday Only)
Longer Walk - Corgarff to Gairnshiel via Loch Builg. Distance 23 km. Ascent 400 metres Shorter Circular Walk - Braenaloin via Tom Odhar Distance 13 km. Ascent 488 metres
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Environment)
 Event: Meditation Made Easy
Meditation Made Easy
On 04 May 2015 (Monday Only)
Introductory course to Raja Yoga meditation. Taught over four successive Monday evenings.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Meditation Made Easy
Meditation Made Easy
On 04 May 2015 (Monday Only)
Introductory course to Raja Yoga meditation. Taught over four successive Monday evenings.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Positive Living
Positive Living
On 05 May 2015 (Tuesday and Thursday)
How to become more aware of your thoughts and influences. Taught in four successive sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings over a two week period.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Positive Living
Positive Living
On 05 May 2015 (Tuesday and Thursday)
How to become more aware of your thoughts and influences. Taught in four successive sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings over a two week period.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Aberdeen Folk Club
Aberdeen Folk Club
On 06 May 2015 (Wednesday Only)
Aberdeen Folk Club meets every Wednesday at the Blue Lamp from 8.30pm to 11pm.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Business Workshop at the Central Library
Business Workshop at the Central Library
On 06 May 2015
Find your target market using online premium business resources, free with library membership.
(Theme: Business,Workshops & Courses,)

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