Monthly Archives: April 2017

ABpositive AGM & networking evening…

The ABpositive AGM and Networking meeting is on Monday 24th April, from 6.30pm to start at 7.00pm at ACT Aberdeen, King Street, Aberdeen.

ABpositive has been running since 2012 after the conference of the same name in January of that year. Since that time it has played a role in the positive cultural journey of the city and ‘shire through networking, training and advocacy events and activities. The committee, however, are aware that the cultural landscape has moved forward in a very positive way over the past few years and feel it is time to review the role of the organisation.

We are asking the membership to contribute to this review and from the findings chart a direction for the organisation going forward. This will include looking for some new committee members to take on this responsibility as there will be a number of vacancies following the AGM, including the chair.

The AGM and networking agenda will be:

6.30pm – Arrival and registration – refreshment served
7.00pm – Presentation on the draft new Cultural Plan by Duncan Cockburn chair of the Cultural Forum sub group tasked with producing the plan. Duncan is Director of Planning and Policy Development at The Robert Gordon University followed by a Q & A

The ABpositive AGM will follow the Cultural Plan presentation and include the following items:
Agreement of minutes for 2016 AGM
Report on 2016/17 activity
Finance report
Discussion on future direction of organisation
Election of board including Chair, Vice-chair & secretary
9.00pm – Meeting closes…

If you are unable to attend but would like any particular questions or views expressed please send them to the ABpositive email address Please look out for a short follow-up questionnaire. If you wish to stand for the committee please either contact the chair on the above email address or put your name forward at the AGM.

Look Again Festival kicks off on the 20th-24th April with Look Again @ Garthdee Campus, a programme of exhibitions, performance, films, talks, jazz and workshops at RGU. From there they move on to the main festival, starting on the 27th April until the 1st May – pay a visit to the Festival Hub at the Belmont Filmhouse (open from 10am-5pm). You can find out more about the festival here...
Thank you to the team from Pushing Out the Boat who presented at the March WWWW&W networking night about their upcoming publication. Looks great and we urge everyone to purchase a copy and also share the information when it hits the shelves.

The Nordic House Exhibition, by Lesley Riddoch, is at ACT Aberdeen from 10am-4pm daily (Tuesday – Saturday) and runs until Saturday 29th April 2017. Arctic seascapes, Icelandic lava fields, Denmark’s oldest allotment gardens, women fishing on the Baltic and a subsidence-threatened Swedish mining town – all these landscapes feature in the pioneering Nordic art exhibition touring Scotland after a six week exhibition during the Edinburgh Festival in 2015. Read more about Lesley Riddoch here…
That’s all for now, we look forward to seeing you on the 24th April at ACT Aberdeen!A