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?

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.

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......

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?

NCT BUMPS, BABIES & BEYOND (MANNOFIELD) ON MONDAYS

The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) provide a playgroup which is lead by volunteers for parents to be and children up to pre-school age. A very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Lots of fun for the children and a great place to meet new people. Come for a coffee and a natter while the little ones play with the toys provided!

Every Monday 10 - 11.30am

We just ask for a £2 donation per family.

See you there!

NCT Bumps, Babies & Beyond (Newmachar) on Thursdays

The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) provide a playgroup which is lead by volunteers for parents to be, parents/carers and children up to pre-school age. A very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Lots of fun for the children and a great place to meet new people. Come for a coffee and a natter while the little ones play with the toys provided!

Every Thursday 1.45 - 3.15pm

We just ask for a £2 donation per family.

See you there!

NCT Bumps & Babies (Aberdeen) on Mondays

The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) provide a playgroup which is lead by volunteers for parents to be, carers and children up to one year old. A very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Lots of fun for the children and a great place to meet new people. Come for a coffee, support and a natter while the little ones play with the toys provided!

Every Monday 2 - 4pm

We just ask for a £2 donation per family.

See you there!

NCT kids @ Ferryhill on Fridays

The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) provide a playgroup which is lead by volunteers for parents to be, parents/carers and children up to pre-school age. A very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Lots of fun for the children and a great place to meet new people. Come for a coffee and a natter while the little ones play with the toys provided!

9.30 - 11.30am

Every Friday!

We just ask for a £2 donation per family.

See you there!

The Bill Gibb Line

Explore new narratives across poetry and fashion, inspired by Aberdeenshire-born international fashion designer Bill Gibb.

Writer and performer Shane Strachan has collaborated with Fashion and Textile Design students at Gray’s School of Art to explore Gibb’s life and work. The resulting exhibition and film celebrate the personas we adopt when we dress up in an outfit or inhabit a poetic voice.

Commissioned by Look Again Festival 2019, supported by RGU Art & Heritage Collections.

Baby boogie

Enjoy a night out with your little ones – during the daytime!

With a big dance floor (loads of crawl space), baby and toddler-friendly games and essential tunes, we’ll get you and your babies moving and grooving!

Suitable for under 5s and their adults

“Spatial Flow”: Contemporary Dance and Improvisation for adults at Froghall Community Centre (Open level)

SATURDAYS
11:30 -13:00
From Feb 15th weekly

This dance class is for everyone who feels passionately about dance movement. A dance act combining release technique practice with gentle acrobatics and improvisation, exploring the infinite possibilities of three-dimensional movement between earth and sky. Gain strength and flexibility and get to flow, float, and fly!

No previous experience required, absolute beginners are absolutely welcomed. Come with comfortable clothing and cotton socks.

Aberdeen City Centre Free Walking Tour with Scot Free Tours

Interested in learning more about Aberdeen? In this tour you will see the highlights of Aberdeen city centre, while you find out about Aberdeen's social history, its quirky inhabitants and how it got to where it is today. Reserve your place or see availability here.

Sure, we all know about the oil and the granite and the weather. But there is more to this city than that. There are stories that you will never have heard. Stories about death, pirates, wizards, infra-red telescopes, and Lord Byron. And more death.