Martin Parr - Think of Scotland

Martin Parr loves Scotland. The world-renowned photographer has been visiting for over 25 years, taking pictures the length and breadth of the country, from Ayrshire to Aberdeenshire and from Orkney to the Western Isles.

Presented for the first time at Aberdeen Art Gallery, 'Think of Scotland' explores leisure, landscape, food and community with Parr's characteristic twist.

Also on display is 'Aberdeen at Leisure', a new series of portraits of the city commissioned by Aberdeen Art Gallery to celebrate its landmark redevelopment. Will you spot someone you know?

Alchemy - Inspiring Art, Inspiring Science

The first exhibition in our new gallery showcasing work by local schools, colleges, arts organisations and artists presents work by Aberdeen school pupils inspired by objects borrowed from our collection during the Art Gallery redevelopment. This innovative cross-curricular project encouraged young minds to explore links between art and science through real artworks and artefacts which were displayed in school and brought to life through sessions with artists, our curators and University of Aberdeen scientists.

supported by CNOOC

Cartomania: A Victorian Photographic Phenomenon

'Cartes de visite' were the first form of affordable mass-produced photography.

These images of families and friends, royalty and celebrities of the day were wildly popular during the Victorian era.

Queen Victoria herself helped spread the craze by building her own collection. People collected photographs of their families and friends, royalty and celebrities of the day.

Cartomania explores this early photographic phenomenon through the work of pioneering photographers such as the celebrated Aberdonian photographer George Washington Wilson.

Mud Pies on Monday afternoons

Calling all 2 to 5 year olds! Come and discover nature and play and explore outdoors at Mud Pies.
Collect things from nature, splash in puddles, find out about wildlife, make things to take home, have snack outdoors and play with diggers and tractors!
Mondays 13 January to 10 February, 1pm to 2.30pm - 5 weeks.

Mud Pies on Friday mornings

Calling all 2 to 5 year olds! Come and discover nature and play and explore outdoors at Mud Pies.
Collect things from nature, splash in puddles, find out about wildlife, make things to take home, have snack outdoors and play with diggers and tractors!
Fridays 16 January to 14 February, 10am to 11.30am - 5 weeks.

Backgammon

At Carmelite Hotel, Stirling Street, Aberdeen
Every Wednesday Evening from 7pm
and
Every 3rd Sunday in each month at 2pm
Come, learn, play, socialise in a friendly welcoming atmosphere......

Lunchtime Yoga

This general Hatha Yoga class in the elegant Cowdray Hall will relax and revitalise you.

Yoga is a gentle practice which aims to bring inner peace and harmony to the mind and body – perfect for this busy time of year.

Suitable for all levels of experience including complete beginners.

Please bring your own yoga mat.

The Power of Self-Belief

Our beliefs are a hidden, powerful force that determines a lot of what we do and experience in life. They are the foundation for making our lives rich, powerful and beautiful. For this reason it is important that we recognise the beliefs we hold and learn to actively choose or change them. Join us in this informative and interactive talk and meditation with guest speaker Mark Fleming from Worthing.

Polish Scottish Ceilidh

Danse McCabre' the ceilidh band (and guests) will play Scottish and Polish songs and dances. Traditional Polish and Scottish food tasting included in a ticket price. ‘Polish Scottish Song and Story Group’ will sing Polish and Scottish traditional songs

Banff Mountain Film Festival 2020

Embark on an epic adventure – via the big screen! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is coming to the Music Hall, Aberdeen, on 24th January 2020.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival features a selection of adrenaline-packed films, starring athletes and explorers as they venture to the edge of their limits in remote corners of the planet. Witness the world’s best adventure film-makers telling stories of life-affirming journeys with stunning wilderness cinematography – all from the comfort of a cinema seat!

Public Speaking Training

The Granite City Speakers Club is sending out an invitation for new members.

Do you fit the bill?

Do you

Feel panic if you are asked to speak out loud?

Feel too shy to put your point of view?

Want to improve your personal confidence and communication skills?

Need to speak as part of your job?

Have to speak at a function, such as make a wedding speech?

Have to face that job interview?

Need to speak at any social or business occasion?

Already have an interest in speaking?

Just feel you'd like to try it?