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.

NCT Nearly New Sale

It's time for our NCT Nearly New Sale, a great chance to pick up high quality nearly new pre-loved baby/children/parenting equipment, clothes and goods at the fraction of the original price whilst doing your bit for the environment and your pocket! We set our sale up like a mini department store with everything carefully sorted by size and type then one stop check-out with chip & pin facilities and a reclaim area for large items.

NCT Nearly New Sale

The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) for Aberdeen and Shire supports parents through the first 1000 days of the pregnancy and parenting journey in a variety of ways and our groups and services are open to all local parents.

Come along to buy everything you need for your baby or child for a bargain price at our Nearly New Sale!

£1.50 entry fee, under 16s free.

“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.

Si Cranstoun band

From street performer to global sensation. BBC favourite, founder of The Dualers and writer/performer of the chart song “Kiss on the Lips” Si Cranstoun will be performing here live at Beach Ballroom Aberdeen 29 February 2020 following his sold out date in 2018. This will be his second time in Scotland and both performances have been in Aberdeen at Aberdeen's Beach Ballroom.
This is a night of LIVE music not to be missed! Our ballroom has a great atmosphere with a huge traditional sprung dance floor.
Supported by DJ Ten-15
Doors open 7:00pm.
Close 12:30am.