AB+ Weekly Round Up

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: www.cultureaberdeen.co.uk. For more information or if you have any questions please email curious@wearesnook.com 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

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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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