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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

Countryside Event: Autumn Plant Sale.Autumn Plant Sale.
On 25 Oct 2014(Saturday Only)
A wide range of herbaceous and woody garden plants and some indoor plants for sale by the Friends of Cruickshank Botanic Garden.
(Theme: Countryside,Markets,)
Crafts Event: March Hare Craft & Vintage MarketMarch Hare Craft & Vintage Market
On 25 Oct 2014(Saturday Only)
The March Hare Craft & Vintage Market.
(Theme: Crafts,Markets)
Fundraising Event: Glasgow Phoenix Choir charity Concert.Glasgow Phoenix Choir charity Concert.
On 25 Oct 2014(Saturday Only)
The Glasgow Phoenix Choir is delighted to be performing a concert to raise funds for local charities in St Machar’s Cathedral, Aberdeen.
(Theme: Music,Fundraising)
Performing Arts Event: Breakneck ComedyBreakneck Comedy
On 25 Oct 2014(Saturday Only)
Saturday 25th October Breakneck Comedy: Paul Pirie Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £10
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Theatre & Shows Event: Tolbooth Re-enactment.Tolbooth Re-enactment.
On 25 Oct 2014(Saturday Only)
Free re-enactment in the Tolbooth Museum, looking at the Body Snatching Riot in Aberdeen in 1831.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Theatre & Shows,)
Workshops & Courses Event: Leather Wrap Bracelet.Leather Wrap Bracelet.
On 25 Oct 2014(Saturday Only)
A new jewellery making class at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Aberdeen Model Railway & Hobbies Exhibition.Aberdeen Model Railway & Hobbies Exhibition.
From 25 Oct 2014 To 26 Oct 2014(Weekend Only)
Aberdeen Model Railway Club will be hosting their 36th Annual Exhibition. The venue will be packed with model railways, trade stands, model society displays, a kids play area together with demonstrations from many other local hobby groups.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Exhibitions)
Films Event: CSID's African Film Series presents Welcome to Lagos by Gavin Searle.CSID's African Film Series presents Welcome to Lagos by Gavin Searle.
On 28 Oct 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)
Storytelling Event: Stories and their Stories.Stories and their Stories.
On 28 Oct 2014(Tuesday Only)
Storytelling from the Northern Isles.
(Theme: Performing Arts,Storytelling)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: CSID Seminar Series - Climate Compatible Development and Sustainable Energy for All.CSID Seminar Series - Climate Compatible Development and Sustainable Energy for All.
On 29 Oct 2014(Wednesday Only)
Climate Compatible Development and Sustainable Energy for All. How might this work within the Common but Differentiated Responsibilities and Respective Capacities of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change?
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Education Event: Aberdeen Scottish Hellenic SocietyAberdeen Scottish Hellenic Society
On 30 Oct 2014(Thursday Only)
A talk by Dr Samantha Newington, Teaching Fellow, University of Aberdeen
(Theme: Education)
Dance 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)
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)
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)
Seasonal Event: Festive Fizz Friday on behalf of Cornerstone.Festive Fizz Friday on behalf of Cornerstone.
On 21 Nov 2014(Friday Only)
An exciting one-off festive fundraiser on behalf of Cornerstone. Spend a few hours browsing exclusive stalls and pick up some unique Christmas gifts whilst enjoying live entertainment, a glamorous fashion show and lots more.
(Theme: Fundraising,Seasonal)
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)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: ONE Community Conference.
ONE Community Conference.
On 24 Oct 2014 (Friday Only)
A conference themed around community capacity building & citizenship.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Tattie Twist Family Fun Day!
Tattie Twist Family Fun Day!
On 24 Oct 2014 (Friday Only)
A central family fun day with a local cultural twist...
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
 Event: Family Swim Session.
Family Swim Session.
On 24 Oct 2014 (Friday Only)
Family Swim session run by Aberdeen Sports Village is for all the family, any age and ability. Children under 16 require to be accompanied by an adult.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Duthie Park Garden Project.
Duthie Park Garden Project.
On 24 Oct 2014 (Friday Only)
The project work outside and activities are changed to suit both the abilities of participants as well as the needs of the garden areas.
(Theme: Environment)
 Event: The Gordon Highlanders Great War Project
Children and Young people’s Programme.
The Gordon Highlanders Great War Project Children and Young people’s Programme.
From 21 Oct 2014 To 24 Oct 2014 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
Free October school holiday programme led by experienced tutors.
(Theme: Young People,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Ray Brower album launch gig.
Ray Brower album launch gig.
From 24 Oct 2014 To 25 Oct 2014 (Friday Only)
Ray Brower launch their debut album Speaking Truthfully. Thinking Brave.
(Theme: Music,Music)
 Event: Chainmaille Bunting Workshop.
Chainmaille Bunting Workshop.
On 25 Oct 2014 (Saturday Only)
A new jewellery making class at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Come & Play with the Aberdeen Play Forum this Tattie Holiday!
Come & Play with the Aberdeen Play Forum this Tattie Holiday!
From 16 Oct 2014 To 25 Oct 2014 (Friday Only)
Come & Play family play session - Friday 17th October. Tattie Twist family fun day - Friday 24th October.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,)
 Event: King's Museum Lunchtime Talks.
King's Museum Lunchtime Talks.
From 05 Sep 2014 To 27 Oct 2014 (Monday and Friday)
Student Volunteers provide free talks introducing the current King's Museum exhibition.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
 Event: DanceLive
DanceLive
From 07 Oct 2014 To 28 Oct 2014 (Everyday)
Festival of Contemporary Dance
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Dance)
 Event: Lee Evans: Monsters
Lee Evans: Monsters
From 27 Oct 2014 To 28 Oct 2014 (Monday and Tuesday)
Lee Evans performs at AECC's GE Oil & Gas Arena
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 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 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)
 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: Breakneck Comedy
Breakneck 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)
 Event: Introduction to Meditation
Introduction to Meditation
On 01 Nov 2014 (Saturday Only)
An Introduction to Buddhist Meditation Suitable for Complete Beginners.
(Theme: Education)
 Event: WrestleZone Halloween Hijinx
WrestleZone 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)
 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)
 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)
 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,)

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