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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

Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: Propaganda, and the Cult of the Kim - Daily 
Life in the Hermit Kingdom
Propaganda, and the Cult of the Kim - Daily Life in the Hermit Kingdom
On 02 Mar 2015(Monday Only)
Royal Scottish Geographic Society and Aberdeen University present an illustrated talk about life in North Korea today, and Arirang - the mass celebration of the life of the great leader Kim II-Sung
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Health Event: Positive Living CoursePositive Living Course
On 03 Mar 2015(Tuesday and Thursday)
Learn how your mind really works and how we can steer our thoughts to control how we feel and to make better choices.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
Music Event: Organ Recital: Sietze de VriesOrgan Recital: Sietze de Vries
On 03 Mar 2015(Tuesday Only)
University of Aberdeen Concert Series
(Theme: Music,Education)
Business Event: Business Workshop at the Central LibraryBusiness Workshop at the Central Library
On 04 Mar 2015
Find your target market using online premium business resources, free with library membership.
(Theme: Business,Workshops & Courses,)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Family Fun on World Book DayFamily Fun on World Book Day
On 05 Mar 2015
Join author and illustrator Natalie Russell for a fun-filled family workshop on World Book Day
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
Heritage Event: Blairs Museum: the museum of Scotland's Catholic Heritage. Part of the Elphinstone 500 Lecture Programme.Blairs Museum: the museum of Scotland's Catholic Heritage. Part of the Elphinstone 500 Lecture Programme.
On 05 Mar 2015(Thursday Only)
Blairs Museum Manager, Ian Forbes, introduces the collections of Catholic art and artefacts held at Blairs Museum at Maryculter.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Heritage)
Fundraising Event: Marie Curie's Diamond DinnerMarie Curie's Diamond Dinner
On 07 Mar 2015(Saturday Only)
Prestigious charity dinner held at Norwood Hall Hotel in Aberdeen. Organised by students from RGU along with Marie Curie to raise funds to stay locally within Aberdeen.
(Theme: Business,Fundraising,)
Markets Event: Aberdeen Ministry of craftsAberdeen Ministry of crafts
On 07 Mar 2015(Saturday Only)
A makers market packed with 20+ stalls featuring some of the best artists, designers and makers from Aberdeen and the local area.
(Theme: Crafts,Markets)
Countryside Event: Gardens at heightGardens at height
On 12 Mar 2015(Thursday Only)
Professional climber and industrial abseiler Vicki Tough gives a birds-eye-view of exploring and discovering the life in tropical forests above the ground.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Countryside)
Written Word Event: An Evening with Ann CleevesAn Evening with Ann Cleeves
On 12 Mar 2015
Experience a thrilling evening of crime and mystery with one of Britain’s most talented crime writers.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Written Word,)
Exhibitions Event: 'Working Life to War Life' A WW1 exhibition.'Working Life to War Life' A WW1 exhibition.
From 12 Mar 2015 To 26 Mar 2015(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
A display of Aberdeen city pupils' WW1 art work at the Maritime Museum.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Education)
Dance Event: St Patrick's BallSt Patrick's Ball
On 13 Mar 2015(Friday Only)
Join us for the biggest St Patrick's Day Celebration in Aberdeen
(Theme: Dance,Music)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Westhill ATC Spring Fayre, 14th March, Trinity Church, Westhill - 1pm - 4pmWesthill ATC Spring Fayre, 14th March, Trinity Church, Westhill - 1pm - 4pm
On 14 Mar 2015(Saturday Only)
Please come along to our Spring Fayre, being held in support of our local Air Cadets and following on from a very successful Christmas Fayre held in 2014.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Children & Family-Friendly)
Films Event: Director's Cut with Zoe Heron - BBC HorizonDirector's Cut with Zoe Heron - BBC Horizon
On 19 Mar 2015(Thursday Only)
In an interest to investigate the ways science-related subjects are presented on television, we are pleased to welcome Zoe Heron, Series Producer of Horizon, the BBC’s longest running popular science series.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Films)
Visual Arts Event: Art Exhibition and Auction Fundraiser for Diabetes ScotlandArt Exhibition and Auction Fundraiser for Diabetes Scotland
From 20 Mar 2015 To 27 Mar 2015(Everyday)
A wonderful exhibition featuring well established artists and up and coming art students displayed and sold together to benefit research and care for those with diabetes.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
Environment Event: Planet Oil: A History of AddictionPlanet Oil: A History of Addiction
On 21 Mar 2015(Saturday Only)
Professor Iain Stewart talks about his recent 3 part documentary on BBC Television "Planet Oil"
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Environment)
Performing Arts Event: In ParadisumIn Paradisum
On 21 Mar 2015(Saturday Only)
Con Anima Chamber Choir, conducted by Roger B Williams, & with Con Anima Chamber Orchestra, present Durufle's Requiem, Bach's Magnificat, & Bach's Suite in D.
(Theme: Music,Performing Arts)
Theatre & Shows Event: Looking 4 TalentLooking 4 Talent
On 24 Mar 2015(Tuesday Only)
We are looking for the next generation of disabled talent.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Performing Arts)
Young People Event: An Evening with Leslye WaltonAn Evening with Leslye Walton
On 25 Mar 2015(Wednesday Only)
Meet Leslye Walton, the WCBP shortlisted author of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender.
(Theme: Written Word,Young People)
Design Event: AFTER HOURS: EXTREME MAKEOVERAFTER HOURS: EXTREME MAKEOVER
On 27 Mar 2015(Friday Only)
Aberdeen Art Gallery is having a makeover…an extreme makeover! Join us for a final weekend extravaganza of creative fun as we prepare to revamp our very own grand design!
(Theme: Crafts,Design,)
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,)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 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: Positive Living Course
Positive Living Course
On 03 Mar 2015 (Tuesday and Thursday)
Learn how your mind really works and how we can steer our thoughts to control how we feel and to make better choices.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: What is Climate Change and why should I care?
What is Climate Change and why should I care?
On 04 Mar 2015
Join Professor Pete Smith from the University of Aberdeen and environmental economist Evan Williams at the Central Library to find out more about climate change.
(Theme: Environment,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
 Event: Aberdeen Folk Club
Aberdeen Folk Club
On 04 Mar 2015 (Wednesday Only)
Aberdeen Folk Club meets every Wednesday at the Blue Lamp from 8.30pm to 11pm.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Playlist for Life
Playlist for Life
On 05 Mar 2015 (Thursday Only)
A Playlist for Life gives people with dementia the opportunity to access a unique musical playlist that helps to unlock who they are.
(Theme: Music,Health)
 Event: Joseph Long
Joseph Long
On 05 Mar 2015 (Thursday Only)
University of Aberdeen Concert Series
(Theme: Music,Education)
 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: Jazz at the Blue Lamp - MARTIN KERSHAW QUARTET
Jazz at the Blue Lamp - MARTIN KERSHAW QUARTET
On 05 Mar 2015 (Thursday Only)
Martin Kershaw returns with a new top class quartet featuring Paul Harrison, Euan Burton and Alyn Cosker.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: International Women’s Day Conference
International Women’s Day Conference
On 06 Mar 2015 (Friday Only)
As part of this worldwide celebration, the University of Aberdeen invites you to join us at our 2015 International Women’s Day Conference entitled “INSPIRING WOMEN : Challenges and Overcoming Barriers”
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: The NESS Spring Ball
The NESS Spring Ball
On 07 Mar 2015 (Saturday Only)
The NESS Spring Ball is the annual fundraising event for North East Sensory Services.
(Theme: Fundraising)
 Event: Beginners Jewellery Making
Beginners Jewellery Making
On 07 Mar 2015 (Saturday Only)
This class is perfect for anyone starting out making their own jewellery - you will learn multiple techniques for creating your own professional looking, unique pieces.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 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: Twisted Wire Bracelet
Twisted Wire Bracelet
On 07 Mar 2015 (Saturday Only)
Learn techniques for twisting and curling wires to make a lovely bracelet.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Meditation Made Easy
Meditation Made Easy
On 09 Mar 2015 (Monday Only)
Introductory course to Raja Yoga meditation. Taught over four successive Monday evenings.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Central Library Media Sale
Central Library Media Sale
From 25 Feb 2015 To 10 Mar 2015
Hundreds of CDs and DVDs for sale at low prices in the Media Centre
(Theme: Films,Media,)
 Event: ‘Scarred/Sacred Water’
‘Scarred/Sacred Water’
From 03 Sep 2014 To 11 Mar 2015 (Weekdays Only)
An artistic exploration of the impact of resource extraction on water resources in northern Canada.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Films,)
 Event: The History of Co-Operative Societies in Scotland
The History of Co-Operative Societies in Scotland
On 11 Mar 2015
Join Aberdeen City Libraries and Dr David Watts from the University of Aberdeen during Scottish Local History Week for a free talk about consumer co-operatives in Scotland
(Theme: Heritage,Talks, Lectures & Conferences,)
 Event: Aberdeen Folk Club
Aberdeen Folk Club
On 11 Mar 2015 (Wednesday Only)
Aberdeen Folk Club meets every Wednesday at the Blue Lamp from 8.30pm to 11pm
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Beginners Jewellery Making
Beginners Jewellery Making
On 12 Mar 2015 (Thursday Only)
This class is perfect for anyone just starting out with making jewellery and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and pick up tips.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Scottish Local History Week Workshop
Scottish Local History Week Workshop
On 12 Mar 2015
Explore the history of Aberdeen's food and drink industry in this free workshop led by Aberdeen City Libraries' Local Studies Team.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Heritage,)

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