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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

Business Event: Aviation SeminarAviation Seminar
On 01 Jun 2016(Wednesday Only)
During a protracted period when the global oil and gas industry is rigorously seeking cost efficiencies, what are we doing to assure that UKCS offshore helicopter operations remain safe?
(Theme: Business)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: RV_Jones Lecture: Can Computers Change their Minds?RV_Jones Lecture: Can Computers Change their Minds?
On 01 Jun 2016(Wednesday Only)
Can Computers Change Their Minds? Lecture given by Professor Alan Bundy, School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh (CBE). The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception in James MacKay Hall.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
Health Event: Positive LivingPositive Living
On 02 Jun 2016(Thursday Only)
Taught in a light, informal way, and over four successive Thursday evenings. Learn how to become more aware of your thoughts and influences.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
Environment Event: Killing Them Softly - Is Wildlife Tourism a Conservation Threat?Killing Them Softly - Is Wildlife Tourism a Conservation Threat?
On 02 Jun 2016(Thursday Only)
Wildlife tourism has grown from a cottage industry to a multi-billion global industry. Have we gone too far?
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Environment)
Fundraising Event: Dementia Resource Centre Open DayDementia Resource Centre Open Day
On 03 Jun 2016(Friday Only)
The Dementia Resource Centre is a hub for anyone affected by dementia and provides information, support and activities.
(Theme: Fundraising)
Senior Citizens/50+ Event: Dementia Resource Centre Open DayDementia Resource Centre Open Day
On 03 Jun 2016(Friday Only)
All welcome to our Open Day during Dementia Awareness Week
(Theme: Health,Senior Citizens/50+)
Crafts Event: Bead Pop - Channel Set PendantBead Pop - Channel Set Pendant
On 04 Jun 2016(Saturday Only)
Learn to construct this vintage style pendant with wire and beads using the channel set technique. This is also perfect for beginners to wire working. All materials available in store, please ask if you need help, we are happy to help and advise!
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Children & Family-Friendly Event: Bubbles WeekendBubbles Weekend
From 04 Jun 2016 To 05 Jun 2016(Weekend Only)
Join us for a bouncy and bubbly weekend at Aberdeen Science Centre!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
Sport & Games Event: Aberdeen Kiltwalk- Sunday 5th June 2016

Participants WantedAberdeen Kiltwalk- Sunday 5th June 2016 Participants Wanted
On 05 Jun 2016(Sunday Only)
Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland are looking for individuals who are up for a challenge!!!
(Theme: Sport & Games,Fundraising)
Heritage Event: Sunset SongSunset Song
On 05 Jun 2016(Sunday Only)
Enjoy free tea and scones and a talk on the Royal Deeside buildings used in the recent filming of the northeast’s classic novel Sunset Song.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Heritage)
Education Event: PDSA PetCheckPDSA PetCheck
From 07 Jun 2016 To 10 Jun 2016(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
Free wellbeing checks for dogs and advice on the care of other popular pets.
(Theme: Education)
Music Event: Traditional Scottish Music at Old Blackfriars PubTraditional Scottish Music at Old Blackfriars Pub
On 11 Jun 2016(Saturday Only)
Join us for an evening of Scottish music on bagpipes, fiddle and piano.
(Theme: Music)
Seasonal Event: Her Majesty The Queen's 90th Birthday: Service of Celebration and ThanksgivingHer Majesty The Queen's 90th Birthday: Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving
On 12 Jun 2016(Sunday Only)
A special service will be held to celebrate The Queen's 90th Birthday.
(Theme: Seasonal,Heritage)
Countryside Event: Garden Open Day at Kincardine CastleGarden Open Day at Kincardine Castle
On 12 Jun 2016(Sunday Only)
Explore Kincardine Castle gardens and have lots of family fun.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Countryside)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Strawberry FayreStrawberry Fayre
On 18 Jun 2016(Saturday Only)
Family Fun day
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Children & Family-Friendly)
Written Word Event: The Big Friendly Read in Torry Library The Big Friendly Read in Torry Library
On 04 Jul 2016
Take part in the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland in Aberdeen City Libraries from Friday 1 July to Saturday 20 August as we celebrate 100 years of Roald Dahl!
(Theme: Written Word,Children & Family-Friendly,)
Design Event: Drawing Dickens WorkshopDrawing Dickens Workshop
On 06 Jul 2016
Join illustrator and author Kate Leiper to find inspiration in Dickens’ work and learn more about drawing and illustration.
(Theme: Design,Workshops & Courses,)
Storytelling Event: The Big Friendly Read in Bucksburn Library The Big Friendly Read in Bucksburn Library
On 13 Jul 2016
Take part in the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland in Aberdeen City Libraries from Friday 1 July to Saturday 20 August as we celebrate 100 years of Roald Dahl!
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
Theatre & Shows Event: Jane Austen's Persuasion: A New Musical DramaJane Austen's Persuasion: A New Musical Drama
On 16 Jul 2016(Saturday Only)
4th Annual International Tour, Chamber Opera Chicago to Deliver Professional Opera in Intimate Settings in Scotland and UK this Summer 2016
(Theme: Music,Theatre & Shows)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Bead Pop - Ear Cuffs
Bead Pop - Ear Cuffs
From 19 May 2016 To 31 May 2016 (Tuesday and Thursday)
Funk up your jewellery collection with an awesome ear cuff! Using wire, Alex will teach you how to mold the cuff into shape, fit the cuff to your ear and embellish it with beads, charms and other pretty bits and pieces.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Dementia Awareness Week
Dementia Awareness Week
On 03 Jun 2016 (Friday Only)
Get involved with Dementia Awareness Week 2016. With your help we can help raise awareness and much needed funds for those living with and affected by dementia in Scotland! You can help Alzheimer Scotland to challenge dementia.
(Theme: Health,Senior Citizens/50+)
 Event: Be Free Present "The Gathering"
Be Free Present "The Gathering"
On 04 Jun 2016 (Saturday Only)
"The Gathering" is a fun time where Graeme Pyper and the Be Free Team showcase the work they are involved in across the world as well as opening up the floor to a question and answer experience.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
 Event: Bead Pop - Peyote Ring
Bead Pop - Peyote Ring
On 04 Jun 2016 (Saturday Only)
A great introduction to peyote stitch, make this versatile ring and embellish over the top with whatever you would like! All materials are available in store: 1pk of 5g sz11 seed beads and embellishment beads / charms
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Bead Pop - Daisy Chain Bracelet
Bead Pop - Daisy Chain Bracelet
On 04 Jun 2016 (Saturday Only)
Summer is out! Get into the spirit with a floral accessory, learn the basic daisy chain stitch and adapt it to make earrings, necklaces and bracelets.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Bead Pop - Dahlia Earrings
Bead Pop - Dahlia Earrings
On 04 Jun 2016 (Saturday Only)
Work though this great project as an introduction to the techniques you need for making beautiful micro macrame pieces. Jahan will be there to help you every step of the way to make a lovely pair of earrings to take home
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Summer Pamper Afternoon Tea
Park Cafe Hazlehead
Summer Pamper Afternoon Tea Park Cafe Hazlehead
On 05 Jun 2016 (Sunday Only)
Raising funds for Women v Cancer Charities: - Breast Cancer Care - Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust - Ovarian Cancer Action
(Theme: Fundraising)
 Event: Over 60s Exercise Class
Over 60s Exercise Class
From 01 Feb 2016 To 06 Jun 2016 (Monday Only)
Gentle excercise to music.
(Theme: Senior Citizens/50+,Dance,)
 Event: River, Railway and Ravine: Foot Suspension Bridges for Empire
River, Railway and Ravine: Foot Suspension Bridges for Empire
On 06 Jun 2016
Join Aberdeen City Libraries' Local Studies team for this fascinating talk by author Douglas Harper about his pioneering ancestors and their legacy.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Heritage,)
 Event: Introduction to Easy Meditation
Introduction to Easy Meditation
On 06 Jun 2016 (Monday Only)
This introductory course over four successive Monday evenings shares basic Raja Yoga philosophy which helps to settle our thoughts so that we can then become focused and peaceful.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
 Event: Mindfulness Course
Mindfulness Course
From 19 Apr 2016 To 07 Jun 2016 (Tuesday Only)
8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course
(Theme: Health,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Boost Your Brand IQ!
Boost Your Brand IQ!
On 08 Jun 2016
Your brand is a valuable asset - come along to this free workshop to find out how to protect it.
(Theme: Business,Workshops & Courses,)
 Event: Bead Pop - Loopy Wire Pendant
Bead Pop - Loopy Wire Pendant
On 09 Jun 2016 (Thursday Only)
Use aluminium wire, buttons and beads to make this gorgeous pendant, aluminium wire is such a joy to work with as it's soft enough to coil easily into many pleasing shapes.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Trust in a Changing World
Trust in a Changing World
On 10 Jun 2016 (Friday Only)
A New Thinking Conversation event where Sister Jayanti, an Emissary of Peace, will be interviewed by local businessman Norton Bertram-Smith.
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Health)
 Event: Be Free Glass Walk
Be Free Glass Walk
On 11 Jun 2016 (Saturday Only)
Personal empowerment,motivational experience using the Be Free Glass walk
(Theme: Workshops & Courses)
 Event: St Mary's Chapel open
St Mary's Chapel open
On 11 Jun 2016 (Saturday Only)
The 15th century St Mary’s Chapel will be open for the public to view and ask questions of the wardens.
(Theme: Heritage)
 Event: Ladies' Lunch for Children 1st
Ladies' Lunch for Children 1st
On 13 Jun 2016 (Monday Only)
An afternoon of delicious food, great chat and an exciting speaker, raising funds for vulnerable children in Aberdeen.
(Theme: Fundraising)
 Event: ADE ADESINA 'Awake' Solo Exhibition
ADE ADESINA 'Awake' Solo Exhibition
From 21 May 2016 To 14 Jun 2016 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Bespoke limited edition prints by multi-award winning artist.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: Bead Pop - Beginners Jewellery Making
Bead Pop - Beginners Jewellery Making
From 07 May 2016 To 15 Jun 2016 (Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday)
New to jewellery making? In this workshop you'll get familiarized with the tools and terminology of basic bead jewellery making whilst learning multiple techniques and making your own gorgeous jewellery to take home with you on the day.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Botanical Painting Evening Class with Fiona Swapp
Botanical Painting Evening Class with Fiona Swapp
From 04 May 2016 To 22 Jun 2016 (Wednesday Only)
Fiona will guide you through the various skills to help you to create botanical artworks.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Education)

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