Monthly Archives: September 2015

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Help Shape the Cultural Future of Aberdeen

This week sees the launch of an early opportunity for residents to play a key role in developing a shared vision and series of priorities for the future development of arts and culture in Aberdeen.

Culture Aberdeen is the working title for the process of developing a Culture Plan for Aberdeen. As part of it, two groups – Citizens Circle and the Culture Network – will be supported by Aberdeen City Council to work closely together to look at the city’s cultural offering and create a series of ideas and actions to celebrate and develop it further.

The Culture Network currently consists of more than fifteen cultural, academic and third sector organisations in Aberdeen and is in the process of creating a renewed plan for the future development of arts and culture.

Members of the Citizens Circle will work alongside the Network to develop this plan with members being offered a range of opportunities to experience different cultural activities across the city, including exhibitions, festivals and shows, as well as interactive events led by Service Design Agency, We are Snook.

The Citizens Circle will initially meet four times between October 2015 and March 2016, with the first meeting taking place on Thursday 15 October. All members will be expected to attend the majority of these meetings while also being supported to participate in cultural activities out with these meetings. Interested residents can register their interest to participate by visiting the website: For more information or if you have any questions please email or telephone 0141 258 7644.

The deadline for applications is Monday 05 October 2015.

Open Call Exhibitions 

‘To the North;

Aberdeen City Centre Outdoor Photography Exhibition- Open Call

Develop North in partnership with Metro Imaging are excited to announce the first Open Call Submissions for a prominent outdoor Photography Exhibition in the heart of Aberdeen City Centre this Autumn.

They are looking for submission of contemporary photographic work that examine ‘The experience of the north’. This may be a response to political, social or cultural interests, or perhaps poetic, conceptual or critical perception of what it is to experience the north.

They are accepting entries from across the north of Scotland and beyond.

The work will be judged by a panel of professionals from Gray’s School of Art and printed by Metro Imaging to feature in a prominent city centre exhibition throughout Autumn.

For SUbmission details please click here.

True North Festival


True North- Aberdeen’s festival of music and song is this weekend Friday 25th-Sunday 27th September at the Lemon tree and across various locations across Aberdeen’s city centre.

The lineup is amazing with Ivor Novello winner Tom Odell headlining.

For full line up and tickets see here.

There are some great things happening at the moment and it is an exciting time for Aberdeen.

Follow us on twitter @abpoz and remember to tweet us any cultural events that are happening.

The AB+ Team

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Summer may be over but there is not one but TWO festivals starting this week.

Techfest 2015 September 11th- 2 October

Techfest starts this Friday and has a fantastic lineups of events.


TechFest is Aberdeen and North-East Scotland’s annual festival of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The Festival aims to promote STEM subjects to young people and to the wider community by providing an accessible, diverse and entertaining programme. TechFest Science Festival is highly regarded as a key event within education, industry and the wider community, and is well supported by the Scottish Government, Local Authorities, Industry and Further Education Establishments.

For full details on the lineup and how to get involved please click here. 

NEOS- North East Open Studios- 12th-25th September 

The award winning North East Open Studios (NEOS) opens the doors to creativity. The series of events promote arts, crafts and galleries whilst bringing together artists, makers and designers throughout the North East of Scotland.


for full lineup and programme please click here

Year of Young people 2018 Workshops

10 November 2015 @ the University of Aberdeen – 8 to 25 year olds

2018 will be the Year of Young People, which will celebrate young Scots locally, nationally and globally.

The Year of Young People will be led by young people. To start the journey towards 2018, a steering group of children and young people, supported by Children in Scotland, the Scottish Youth Parliament and Young Scot, will be engaging with Scotland’s youth to develop and deliver recommendations to the Scottish Government on what shape the year should take. Discussion Days will take place across Scotland which will see the group listening to children and young people to hear their hopes and aspirations for the Year of Young People in 2018.

We invite you and the children and young people (aged 8-25) you work with to attend one of the following Discussion Days:

  • 16:00-19:00 – Thursday 3 September at Hampden, Glasgow
  • 16:00-19:00 – Thursday 1 October at North Inch Community Campus, Perth
  • 11:00-14:00 – Tuesday 10 November the University of Aberdeen

A national event to present insights gathered and take additional feedback will take place on Wednesday 2 December at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh.

To register young people, or as a stakeholder, please visit

Tweet us at @abpoz if you are attending any cultural events or festivals this week.

The AB+ Team