AB+ Weekly Round up

Whats on-

The festival season officially kicks off next week and here at AB+ we couldn’t be happier. With a vast array of exciting events and programmes running across the city there is sure to be something for everyone over the coming months.

SPECTRA Festival of Light Feb Thursday 19th– Sunday 22nd

SPECTRA Festival of Light

Following on from the huge success of last, Aberdeen’s festival of light SPECTRA returns next week, with exciting events and installations across the city over its four-day period.

Drawing on the history that ties Aberdeen to its northern neighbours this year SPECTRA will invite Nordic and British light artists to celebrate the darkness though the elements of water, fire and ice in Union Terrace Gardens. Inspired by the magic of the Aurora and the Norse spirit that connects the cultures of the north, the 2015 light festival will showcase the best Scottish and Scandinavian creativity in spectacular fashion.

For more info- http://www.spectraaberdeen.com/

Arts Across Learning Festival- 23 Feb-20 March

Part of the Aberdeen Festivals collective, The Arts Across Learning Festival is a month-long festival in Aberdeen exploring creativity and learning for children and teachers. There is an exciting, packed programme offering workshops and performances free to primary schools and nurseries. There are also family focused events for shared creative experience.

Festival events take place in cultural venues and schools across the city, offering new perspectives and creative ways into learning. This is a fantastic Festival to develop artistic skills and to inspire our artists of the future.

For more info-

http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/nmsruntime/saveasdialog.asp?lID=62378&sID=25964

Good News-

Fantastic news for Digital Art in Aberdeen, Creative Scotland, as part of Time to Shine have recently announced the launch of TTS.Digital, a £450,000 fund to develop young peoples’ digital creativity and experimentation. The fund is to enable youth arts providers and organisations that work with young people to cooperate with digital or technology partners to develop innovative and interesting new approaches to youth-led arts projects.

If you would like to get involved Phase one is open to applications with the deadline being 5PM Friday 13th March

 For more info http://www.creativescotland.com/funding/funding-programmes/targeted-funding/tts-digital

Reminder about our event!

Our next networking event is THIS Tuesday 17th 7pm at Riverside East RGU. With fantastic speakers taking to the floor including Charley Buchan from ‘Fit Like Records’; Gemma Connell, Youth Arts Hub Co-Ordinator; David Officer, Marketing Officer at Aberdeen City Council; Kirsty Russell and Amber Robertson from Ruthrieston Temporary Studio; Rebecca Powrie from Casting On at Voluntary Arts Scotland. Plus many more..

If you would like to come along and meet the AB+ team, listen to our fantastic speakers or just want to meet like-minded people all passionate about the Arts email Aberdeen.positive@gmail.com or tweet us @ABPoz to RSVP.

We hope to see you there.

The AB+ Team

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