Local History Conference: Programme

This year's Local History Conference, now entirely virtual, gives you the opportunity to (re)discover Aberdeen's heritage past, thanks to our excellent speakers. Cinemas and theatres have been badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, and by exploring how the arts developed, evolved and changed in the Silver City, we will also learn how they helped shaping it, and making it as one of the greatest entertaining cities in the North East of Scotland. Ten Feet Tall, the famous local theatre company, will also be there on the day to entertain us all - from the comfort of our homes!

To download a PDF of the conference programme, click here. 


10.00 - 10.15  Welcome and Opening Address
10.15 - 10.45  Introduction by Lord Provost Barney Crockett, followed by Ten Feet Tall
10.45 - 11.30 Memories of Aberdeen Cinemas 
Ronald Grant
11.30 - 11.45 Coffee break and online networking
11.45 - 12.30

Theatres in context: Using the archive to bring theatre stories alive
Paul Maloney

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch break
13.30 - 14.15  The Silver City on the Silver Screen 
Janet McBain
14.15 - 15.00 Theatre Architecture in Aberdeen since 1900 in its Scottish context 
Dr Alistair Fair
15.00 - 15.15 Coffee break and online networking
15.15 - 16.00  Delivering Digitally: Focused Applications for the Historic Environment
Dr Lyn Wilson
16.00 - 16.15 Closing address




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