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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: 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)
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)
Workshops & Courses 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)
Crafts Event: Bead Pop - Peyote RingBead 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)
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)
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)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Midsummer Beer Happening in StonehavenMidsummer Beer Happening in Stonehaven
From 16 Jun 2016 To 18 Jun 2016(Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
A three-day celebration of the finest beers from around the country and the Continent, with superb street vendor food from award-winning local producers and a cracking line-up of the finest local musical talent.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas)
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,)
Music 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: 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: Wildlife Weekend
Wildlife 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)
 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: 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 - 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: 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)

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