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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

Children & Family-Friendly Event: Glashieburn Summer FayreGlashieburn Summer Fayre
On 28 May 2016(Saturday Only)
Glashieburn Primary would like to invite you to our Summer Fayre on Saturday 28th May-10-12 noon.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Children & Family-Friendly)
Crafts Event: Le Petit Moose - Beginner Frame Loom Weaving WorkshopLe Petit Moose - Beginner Frame Loom Weaving Workshop
On 28 May 2016(Saturday Only)
Come and learn the basics of frame loom weaving to create your very own modern woven wall hanging.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Dance Event: An Unforgettable Night of DanceAn Unforgettable Night of Dance
On 28 May 2016(Saturday Only)
An event with Kevin & Karen Clifton professional dancers from Strictly.
(Theme: Dance,Music,)
Music Event: Con Anima Chamber ChoirCon Anima Chamber Choir
On 28 May 2016(Saturday Only)
Music by Delius, Gershwin, Monteverdi and others!
(Theme: Music,Performing Arts)
Theatre & Shows Event: Mr Dickens Performs!Mr Dickens Performs!
On 28 May 2016(Saturday Only)
An entertaining hour of LIVE Dickens with Dr Tim Tricker and Martin Malone who will be reading two of the writer's favourite performance pieces.
(Theme: Theatre & Shows,Written Word)
Environment Event: Wildlife WeekendWildlife Weekend
From 28 May 2016 To 29 May 2016(Weekend Only)
Explore the life of the amazing bottlenose dolphins with RSPB and meet new walking and crawling friends with the Critter Keeper.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Environment)
Talks, Lectures & Conferences Event: Councillors' Service at the Kirk of St Nicholas UnitingCouncillors' Service at the Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting
On 29 May 2016(Sunday Only)
City of Aberdeen Councillors' Service
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences)
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)
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)
Senior Citizens/50+ Event: Dementia Awareness WeekDementia 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+)
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)
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)
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)
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,)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Thank PAMIS It's Friday
Thank PAMIS It's Friday
On 27 May 2016 (Friday Only)
Get together after work for a few drinks and raise some money for local disability charity, PAMIS.
(Theme: Fundraising)
 Event: Aberdeen Orpheus Choir's 60th Anniversary Concert
Aberdeen Orpheus Choir's 60th Anniversary Concert
On 27 May 2016 (Friday Only)
An evening of Choral music to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the formation of the Choir
(Theme: Music)
 Event: Aberdeen Chamber Orchestra
Aberdeen Chamber Orchestra
On 28 May 2016 (Saturday Only)
Aberdeen Chamber Orchestras season final concert
(Theme: Music,Performing Arts)
 Event: Bead Pop - Angel Wing Earrings
Bead Pop - Angel Wing Earrings
On 28 May 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: Bead Pop - Captured Bead Earrings
Bead Pop - Captured Bead Earrings
From 28 Apr 2016 To 28 May 2016 (Thursday Only)
Simply striking introductory technique to the method of combining beads with a little bit of chainmaille weaving. Join tutor Alex and learn how to piece together a beautiful "Captured Bead" pair of earrings to take home with you on the day.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
 Event: Imperial Possessions: Sir William MacGregor, doctor, governor, explorer and collector
Imperial Possessions: Sir William MacGregor, doctor, governor, explorer and collector
From 05 Feb 2016 To 29 May 2016 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
‘More to the world than Aberdeen and twal mile roon’: highlights from the nineteenth century collections of Sir William MacGregor
(Theme: Exhibitions)
 Event: University of Aberdeen May Festival
University of Aberdeen May Festival
From 27 May 2016 To 29 May 2016 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
The May Festival, organised by the University of Aberdeen, will run from 27 – 29 May and offers over 160 events exploring themes including literature, music, science, sport, film and Gaelic culture.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: 'Space Invaders' Exhibition
'Space Invaders' Exhibition
From 30 Apr 2016 To 29 May 2016 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
'Space Invaders' is a collaborative exhibition of works by designer Helen Greensmith and artist Jenny Hood showcasing their dual preoccupation with the natural world and its inhabitants.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: Space Invaders: An Exhibition by Helen Greensmith and Jenny Hood
Space Invaders: An Exhibition by Helen Greensmith and Jenny Hood
From 30 Apr 2016 To 29 May 2016 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
An exhibition of works by local designer Helen Greensmith of Helen Ruth Scarves and artist and Gray's graduate Jenny Hood
(Theme: Exhibitions,Visual Arts)
 Event: Living Things - Explore Earth's Wildlife
Living Things - Explore Earth's Wildlife
From 02 May 2016 To 30 May 2016 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Throughout the month of May, we’ll be exploring the fauna and flora of our world to understand the great diversity of life on planet Earth.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Environment)
 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: 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)
 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)
 Event: Dementia Resource Centre Open Day
Dementia 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+)
 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 - Channel Set Pendant
Bead 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)
 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: Bubbles Weekend
Bubbles 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)

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