Local History Conference

Look at life through a different lens and explore the history of Aberdeen’s arts heritage!

This special one-day conference, a joint project between Aberdeen City Heritage Trust and Aberdeen City Libraries, and supported by Historic Environment Scotland, will have an emphasis on our architectural and building heritage, with a focus on Aberdeen's cinemas and theatres.

We will explore:

  • How Aberdeen’s cinemas and theatres have changed over time
  • The buildings and the stories that they can tell
  • The use of archival documents to learn more about our local heritage
  • The application of digital technologies for conservation
  • … and more!

We have created a step by step guide to take you through the booking process. A valid email address will be needed to complete the registration. Should you require any help, please get in touch with the conference planning team (details at the end of this page).

What can you expect from attending the event?


By attending the "Screens and Stages in the Silver City" conference, you can expect to:

  • Learn more about the remarkable heritage of Aberdeen City
  • Interact with people sharing the same interests
  • Engage with our sponsors and partners organisations

With just a few weeks to go until the conference, we are very excited to share more information about our speakers. Visit our Meet our Speakers page to learn more.


Local theatre company Ten Feet Tall will also be there on the day! Ten Feet Tall is an North East of Scotland based live performance and theatre company formed in 2016. The company has produced a variety of projects in the past four years, with many of them delivered in non-traditional theatre spaces including pubs, community centres, Aberdeen Sheriff Courts & online. They are committed to sharing the stories of the people of the region locally and nationally and experimenting with where and how these are presented. Most recently they have been working on a new writing project, "Living in Splendid Isolation" involving 4 local writers and a digital Christmas show for Primary Schools.

A detailed programme will soon be shared, so keep an eye on this page!

Creative projects


Visit our Creative projects webpage to see a growing collection of creative writing, memories, and exhibitions inspired by Aberdeen’s cinemas and theatres. These varied projects will form a lasting legacy for our conference. We want your contributions and the webpage details how you can get involved!


Any questions about the conference can be directed to:

Local History Conference Team
Central Library
Rosemount Viaduct
AB25 1GW

Telephone: 01224 652500
Email: lhc2021@aberdeencity.gov.uk

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