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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

Heritage Event: Family History Workshop at Aberdeen Central Library Family History Workshop at Aberdeen Central Library
On 26 Nov 2014
Join Aberdeen City Libraries to discover more about tracing your ancestry and digging into the past!
(Theme: Heritage,Workshops & Courses,)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: Collections Close-up

Collections Close-up
On 26 Nov 2014(Wednesday Only)
Get up close and personal with the treasures of the Special Collections Centre. Featuring tiny books including 17th century thumb bibles and a miniature book by the famous Scottish calligrapher and miniaturist Esther Inglis.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Written Word)
Young People Event: the BIG BOOK THEORY: Teen Book Quiz 
the BIG BOOK THEORY: Teen Book Quiz
On 26 Nov 2014(Wednesday Only)
Calling all literature loving teens! Gather together a team for Book Week Scotland 2014.
(Theme: Young People,Written Word)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Christmas Tree Switch OnChristmas Tree Switch On
On 27 Nov 2014(Thursday Only)
Enjoy a short carol service in front of the magnificent Christmas tree given by our twin city of Stavanger in Norway before the Lord Provost and the Deputy Mayor of Stavanger switch on the lights.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fairs, Festivals, Galas,)
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)
Music Event: University of Aberdeen Symphony OrchestraUniversity of Aberdeen Symphony Orchestra
On 27 Nov 2014(Thursday Only)
Conducted by Christopher Gray and featuring Judith Howarth, soprano
(Theme: Music,Performing Arts)
Fundraising Event: Quiz and Game Show NightQuiz and Game Show Night
On 28 Nov 2014(Friday Only)
Quiz and Game Show night to raise club funds
(Theme: Fundraising,)
Crafts Event: THE BESTIARY BAKE OFF
THE BESTIARY BAKE OFF
On 28 Nov 2014(Friday Only)
Challenge your baking abilities and enter the Bestiary Bake Off.
(Theme: Crafts,Fundraising)
Markets Event: March Hare Craft & Vintage MarketMarch Hare Craft & Vintage Market
On 29 Nov 2014(Saturday Only)
The March Hare Craft & Vintage Market.
(Theme: Crafts,Markets)
Exhibitions Event: Learn about Local DemocracyLearn about Local Democracy
From 01 Dec 2014 To 06 Dec 2014(Monday and Saturday)
Democratic Services can tell you about: How to find agendas How to make your voice heard How to attend council meetings And much more
(Theme: Exhibitions)
Education Event: Screening of a new Greek Film by Director Konstantina Voulgari - All Cats are BrilliantScreening of a new Greek Film by Director Konstantina Voulgari - All Cats are Brilliant
On 02 Dec 2014(Tuesday Only)
Being shown under the auspices of Aberdeen Scottish Hellenic Society and the Edinburgh Greek Film Festival
(Theme: Films,Education)
Visual Arts Event: PechaKucha - Visual Culture.PechaKucha - Visual Culture.
On 02 Dec 2014(Tuesday Only)
Join us for a series of short presentations in the PechaKucha format as a number of speakers explore the meaning of visual culture.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Visual Arts)
Seasonal Event: Christmas Fayre at Broomhill SchoolChristmas Fayre at Broomhill School
On 06 Dec 2014(Saturday Only)
Santa's Grotto, face painting, refreshments, raffle, games and lots more festive fun!
(Theme: Seasonal,Children & Family-Friendly)
Health Event: The Medicinal Herb Garden through the seasonsThe Medicinal Herb Garden through the seasons
On 11 Dec 2014(Thursday Only)
An illustrated talk showing what herbs can be grown or wild crafted for medicinal purposes in Northeast Scotland. Retired Medical Herbalist Erica Hollis describes when herbs are in season, how they are prepared and how they are used to sustain health.
(Theme: Health,Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Sport & Games Event: Aberdeen Santa RunAberdeen Santa Run
On 14 Dec 2014(Sunday Only)
Kick off the count down to Christmas by joining hundreds of Santas in the Aberdeen Santa Run, a 5km fun run with a festive twist!
(Theme: Sport & Games,Fundraising)
Business Event: Intellectual Property Advice ClinicsIntellectual Property Advice Clinics
On 17 Dec 2014
Aberdeen City Libraries are offering free one-to-one consultations with a registered patent attorney and an opportunity to discuss your ideas for new products or brands.
(Theme: Business,)
Countryside Event: Shortest Day Festive Food in the WoodShortest Day Festive Food in the Wood
On 21 Dec 2014(Sunday Only)
Join Mandy from Mud Pies and Claire the Foodie Quine for family woodland Christmas Crafts and some hands on Festive Foodie Fun at Countesswells Woods, Aberdeen.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Countryside)
Dance Event: Burns Ceilidh SupperBurns Ceilidh Supper
From 23 Jan 2015 To 24 Jan 2015(Friday and Saturday)
A traditional Burns Ceilidh Supper.
(Theme: Dance,Fairs, Festivals, Galas,)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Great Scottish Mountain Crags of Scotland: lecture
Great Scottish Mountain Crags of Scotland: lecture
On 26 Nov 2014 (Wednesday Only)
A lecture on some of the finest climbing Scotland has to offer
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Introduction to Buddhism
Introduction to Buddhism
From 06 Nov 2014 To 27 Nov 2014 (Thursday Only)
These evenings will teach meditation and core Buddhist ideas.
(Theme: Education)
 Event: African Film Series.
African Film Series.
From 16 Sep 2014 To 28 Nov 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Diverse collections of African films shown every Tuesday.
(Theme: Films)
 Event: Christmas Fayre
Christmas Fayre
From 20 Nov 2014 To 28 Nov 2014 (Everyday)
Bridge of Don Academy is holding a Christmas Fayre on Thursday 27 November from 6 to 8 pm. The school choir will be performing Christmas carols to get you in the mood for Christmas shopping.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
 Event: Scotstown School Christmas Fair
Scotstown School Christmas Fair
On 29 Nov 2014 (Saturday Only)
Featuring Santa's Grotto, Raffles, Tombola, Lucky Dip, Bottle Stall, Homebakes, Henna/Glitter Tattoos, Eyebrow Threading, Unique Christmas Gifts, NEW Freshly Cooked Indian Snack Cuisine and much, much more! Star Raffle Prize is an iPad mini 2!!!!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
 Event: Concordia String Orchestra Winter Concert
Concordia String Orchestra Winter Concert
On 29 Nov 2014 (Saturday Only)
Classical music concert featuring string repertoire and young local soloist Jessica Coleman in Bach Violin concerto. Conducted by Tim Tricker
(Theme: Music,Performing Arts)
 Event: Christmas Fayre
Christmas Fayre
On 29 Nov 2014 (Saturday Only)
Danestone Congregational Church's Christmas Fayre
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Concordia String Orchestra Concert
Concordia String Orchestra Concert
On 29 Nov 2014 (Saturday Only)
Concordia String Orchestra return for their November concert at Ferryhill Parish Church on Saturday 29th November.
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Family Ceilidh
Family Ceilidh
On 29 Nov 2014 (Saturday Only)
Bring a Hipflask to see the Hipflask Ceilidh Band!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Music)
 Event: Book Laboratory
Book Laboratory
On 29 Nov 2014 (Saturday Only)
FREE family workshop for Book Week Scotland 2014
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: When History Meets Mystery: an afternoon of historical crime and mystery with novelist Shona MacLean
When History Meets Mystery: an afternoon of historical crime and mystery with novelist Shona MacLean
On 29 Nov 2014
Historical crime novelist Shona Maclean will visit the Central Library during Book Week Scotland to talk about her series of Alexander Seaton novels, set in 17th Century Aberdeen.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Written Word,)
 Event: Workshop with Graphic Novelist and Illustrator William Goldsmith
Workshop with Graphic 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,)
 Event: Caoimhe's Pink Tie Ball.
Caoimhe's Pink Tie Ball.
On 29 Nov 2014 (Saturday Only)
A black tie event to raise awareness and money for local charity, Caoimhe's Trust for Edwards. Details and information about the Charity can be found on the link below, or by contacting Patricia Ritchie.
(Theme: Fundraising)
 Event: Breakneck Comedy
Breakneck Comedy
On 29 Nov 2014 (Saturday Only)
Saturday 29th November Breakneck Comedy: Scott Ironside Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £10
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Beach Cleanup - Aberdeen City area, with Marine Conservation Society volunteers.
Beach Cleanup - Aberdeen City area, with Marine Conservation Society volunteers.
From 09 Mar 2014 To 30 Nov 2014 (Weekend Only)
Marine Conservation Society run volunteer beach cleanup of litter, to help the environment locally to you. Seals, dolphins and many seabirds thrive in the Aberdeen marine environment, if its kept clean. Please join us to make a difference.
(Theme: Environment,Countryside)
 Event: Beginners Silver Clay.
Beginners Silver Clay.
On 30 Nov 2014 (Sunday Only)
A beginners class in fine silver jewellery making at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: King's Museum Lunchtime Talk
King's Museum Lunchtime Talk
From 22 Nov 2014 To 30 Nov 2014 (Friday and Saturday)
Student Volunteers provide free talks introducing the current King's Museum exhibition
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
 Event: Play, Politics & Fine Pieces!
Play, Politics & Fine Pieces!
On 30 Nov 2014 (Sunday Only)
FAMILY FUN DAY Play & Xmas craft activities for the kids, info stalls adn craft sales for the grown-ups; family-friendly stage acts, hot drinks, soup & fine pieces for all :)
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
 Event: Ron Williams
Ron Williams
On 02 Dec 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Ron Williams is the son of internationally known singer/songwriter Leona Williams.
(Theme: Music,)
 Event: Ceilidh Classes
Ceilidh Classes
From 07 Oct 2014 To 02 Dec 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Ceilidh Classes for all Levels and Interest.
(Theme: Dance)

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