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.

British Sign Language tour: The Ferryman's Journey and Stott's legacy

Our trained British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters will support an introduction to Aberdeen Art Gallery and introduce the Journey of the Ferryman exhibition which takes a closer look at the work Le Passeur by William Stott of Oldham, on loan from Tate.

This event will explore the artistic influence and legacy of Le Passeur and William Stott of Oldham and introduce a well -loved favourite from Aberdeen Art Gallery's collection, The Tennis Party by Sir John Lavery.