ABpositive…creating a strong cultural conversation

Thanks to everyone who came to the most recent Who, What, When, Where & Why networking night. This series continues into the New Year as the main activity for ABpositive. We are looking to add a main speaker to some of the evenings who will have 20 minutes or so to chat about one of the bigger issues in the North-east and Scotland. Suggestions of subjects so far have included Funding, City Centre Masterplan, Health & Arts, Cultural plan. What we are looking for now are more suggestions and also suggestions of people who can speak on these subjects.

Here are the links to the main presentations from the last session

Dee Henderson-Haefner and her new business Earth Touch Shiatsu

Stephanie Vandem Portrait Painter who gave an insight into her new show which will be at the Newave Gallery from 13th January

Joanne Randell form KidzAct 2016 talking about the large scale community show happening near Newtonhill Alter:nativity. This is no ordinary nativity play but a chance to reflect on the challenges being faced across the globe. performances on 17th/18th Dec and tickets from www.buytickets.at/mindswideopen

Sneak previews of future presentations from Citymoves Dance Agency, www.act-aberdeen.org.uk/, Aberdeen International Youth Festival and Pushing Out the Boat

WWWW&W Dates for 2017
January 24th O’Neill’s Aberdeen upstairs followed by
20th Feb at ACT Aberdeen, King Street
Monday 27th March ’17 – The Studio, HMT
Monday 24th April ’17 – AGM at ACT Aberdeen (followed by event)
Tuesday 30th May ’17 – Woodend Barn
Tuesday 26th June ’17 – ACT Aberdeen, King Street
Monday 24th July ’17 – Kings Campus, University of Aberdeen

These events are open to (and rely on) artists, individuals, organisations to come and share, learn, meet and create a strong cultural voice and advocacy for the North-east. So please share the information with all staff and all individual artists.
Please encourage people to sign up to the newsletter and the Facebook (using the links below)so that we can show the strength of the sector to funders, politicians and national agencies. It is an organisation for its members so please support it, suggest ideas for ABpositive to have greater impact and make 2017 a year of cultural activity to remember.
positiveaberdeen.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/aberdeen.positive

Have your say on the proposals for UTG as part of the City masterplan
click here for further information

Check out all the markets and pop up fairs across the city including:
Aberdeen County Fair
Aberdeen Winter Festival

From all the ABpositive committee members we would like to wish you all a wonderful festive time and a fantastic 2017

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