Monthly Archives: March 2016

News & Events 24th March ’16

EVENT REMINDERS:
Mon 28th March – Last Monday of the Month Meet – Belmont Cinema Café from 6pm 

This is a new venture by ABpositive for 2016 in response to people asking about where they can find out about what’s going on.  Each last Monday of the month some of the ABpositive board will be in the café bar at the Belmont to chat about whatever people want to – what’s on, project ideas, connections, funding, possible events, issues – you name it.  No agenda – just a time to meet and chat.

CREATIVE FUNDING – Aberdeen City Council  – NOW OPEN

To find out more and to download Guidelines and an Application Form, please visit the website www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/culture and follow the Creative Funding link.  Alternatively you can email creativefunding@aberdeencity.gov.uk or call 01224 522341 to request copies or speak to a member of the Team.

A busy week in the cultural life of the city and shire….

The coming week will see plenty of major shows and events including Lights Oot at The Music Hall and  Granite Finale performances at The Marischal College,  follow the links for more information and booking.

There are lots of other interesting happenings and openings over the Easter period – here’s a few, click for more info…

Festival of Politics

Go Here Exhibition at GHAT

Mini Fest at Woodend Barn

Acknowledge Me! Solo Exhibition by
Stephanie Vandem at ACT

LOOK AGAIN FESTIVAL –

The Brutalist Playground: ‘Part sculpture, part architectural installation, all play.’

Organisers of Aberdeen’s Look Again Visual Art & Design festival have announced that Assemble (recent winners of the Turner Prize) with artist Simon Terrill, will headline it’s annual event in Aberdeen from Thursday 28th April to Monday 2nd May with ‘The Brutalist Playground’The five-day event is part of Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016 – an initiative delivered by VisitScotland – and includes a diverse programme of exhibitions and events across the city.  For more information on this exciting festival visit their website at www.lookagainfestival.co.uk

Other dates for your diary…

Monday 28th March – Last Monday of the Month Meet at Belmont Cinema – 6pm

Tuesday 12th April – CRABmeet at SixDegreesNorth – from 6.30pm

Monday 25th April – Last Monday of the Month Meet at Belmont Cinema – 6pm

Friday 29th April – ABpositive AGM – venue tbc

Tuesday 10th May – CRABmeet at SixDegreesNorth – from 6.30pm

Monday 30th May– Last Monday of the Month Meet – 6pm Belmont Cinema

Tuesday 31st May – Green Tease Event (the role of the arts in approaching sustainability) The Lemon Tree (in partnership with APA and Creative Carbon Scotland) – 6pm

 date tbc – Culture Plan Draft Consultation

Ideas for other events welcome and please look out on our social media channels for announcements on other ABpositive activities

 

Updates – 2nd March ’16

UPDATES:
ABERDEEN CULTURE PLAN WORKSHOP EVENT

Many thanks to all who came along to this event, there was plenty of interesting chat and good ideas on the night – the various notes from the discussions will be fed into the process alongside the results of the many other events looking at the emerging themes of the plan. A draft will be bought together over the next two months which will go out again for consultation prior to the final plan being produced. ABpositive will host another event around the cultural plan at that stage.

ADVANCE NOTICE:

Aberdeen City Council Creative Funding
open to application from March 14th

The first application round of the Creative Funding Programme will open on the 14th March with a deadline of the 22nd April. A second application round will open on the 6th June with a deadline of the 8th September.

Combining the previous Cultural Awards Project Funding and Artist Bursaries, this programme will provide individuals with the opportunity to apply for funding of up to £2000, and cultural organisations, community groups and charities up to £15,000, with the aim of delivering creative activity in Aberdeen

A formal announcement will be made in due course and more information, along with application forms, can be downloaded via http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/culture from the 14th March.

We will be hosting a free Creative Funding Event on the 23rd March (6pm-8pm) at Seventeen on Belmont Street providing prospective applicants with the opportunity to find out more and including presentations and performances from previous applicants. If you would like to attend please click here to RSVP

OTHER EVENTS…..

‘Only The Improvisation Remains Constant’

Opening Night – 23rd March 6-9pm at Gray’s School of Art, Garthdee Road

Exhibition featuring work from

‘The Contemporary Art Graduates-in-Residence’

Caitlyn Main ~ Tako Taal ~ Claire Cooper

Beka Hill ~ Laura Reilly

Exhibition runs from 24th March – 1st April

LIGHTS OOT:

events at the

Music Hall Transformation Closing Weekend

‘Be part of the Music Hall history before lights go out for the transformation’

CONNECT:ED – Thursday 31st March
Concert by Aidan O’Rourke and Jason Singh

YOUR HALL YOUR STORY – Friday 1st April
Live story telling – funny, inspiring, true

HOOTENANNY – Saturday 2nd April
Featuring ‘Scottish Ceilidh Allstars’

For more info and to book tickets click here

Other dates for your diary…
Monday 28th March – Last Monday of the Month Meet at Belmont Cinema – 6pm
Tuesday 12th April – CRABmeet at SixDegreesNorth – from 6.30pm
Monday 25th April – Last Monday of the Month Meet at Belmont Cinema – 6pm
Friday 29th April – ABpositive AGM – venue tbc
Tuesday 10th May – CRABmeet at SixDegreesNorth – from 6.30pm
Monday 30th May- Last Monday of the Month Meet – 6pm Belmont Cinema
Tuesday 31st May – Green Tease Event (the role of the arts in approaching sustainability) The Lemon Tree (in partnership with APA and Creative Carbon Scotland) – 6pm
date tbc – Culture Plan Draft Consultation

Ideas for other events welcome and please look out on our social media channels for announcements on other ABpositive activities