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Know Your Place, Cultural Conversation, Monday 4 November, 7pm

A number of people have already signed up to attend our first ‘Cultural Conversation’ on Monday 4 November but there are still spaces available for this free event and we wanted to make sure the invitation is spread far and wide.

AB+ is organising these events to stimulate debate and discussion around some of the key issues affecting culture in the Aberdeen area so if you want to get involved get in touch.

Event Details

Date: Monday, November 4

Time: 6.30pm for 7pm start -8.30pm (drinks and snacks will be served after the debate).

Venue: Queens Cross Church, Albyn Place, AB10 1YN, Aberdeen.

Who Can Attend? Anyone who is interested in cultural activity in Aberdeen City and Shire.  This event is free thanks to support from BP and Aberdeen City Council’s Cultural Fund.

RSVP + Questions

Please RSVP and send your questions for the panel to as soon as possible.

This ‘Question Time’ style event will be chaired by Jane Spiers, Chief Executive of Aberdeen Performing Arts.  The panel has been chosen to reflect the diverse nature of the organisations and industries that must work together in order to create a better ‘place’ for Aberdeen and its citizens and includes; Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Robert Gordon University and Barney Crockett, Labour Leader.

Event Format and Purpose

‘Know your Place’ will be a wide ranging debate pinned to the topic of ‘Place-making’.   It’s about encouraging debate around the city’s current cultural vision and looking at what can be done to increase and intensify Aberdeen’s cultural output and appeal.  It’s also about looking at how other cities have addressed cultural perceptions and to find out what’s unique about Aberdeen as a ‘Place’ and how that can be applied to future policy and activity.

We hope you can join in the debate – please do submit questions for the panel in advance and join in discussion on the night.  Alternatively, if you are unable to attend we are happy to table a question on your behalf and report back.

Yours sincerely

Stewart Aitken, Chair, AB+

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