5th of March AB+ Event-
Culture in the North East: Life after the Referendum?
How is it March already! Our next jam-packed event has come around fast and will take place Thursday March 5th over lunch at Café Zeste, The University of Aberdeen. THIS IS NOW FULLY BOOKED BUT DO E-MAIL IF YOU WANT TO BE ON RESERVE LIST!
This one is a bit different with a ‘Newsnight’ style panel debate with AB+ members invited to submit questions for the panel via the Chair. Our Chair will be Fiona Stalker, radio and TV presenter and she will be joined by;
– Janet Archer, CEO of Creative Scotland
- Cllr Marie Boulton, Depute Leader & Spokesperson for Culture, Aberdeen City Council
- Mark Fisher, theatre critic, editor and freelance journalist
- Professor Chris O’Neil, Head of School, Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University.
Date: Thursday 5 March 2015
Timings: 12pm registration for a 12.30pm start. Debate will be followed by a light networking lunch.
End time: Approximately 2.30pm
Venue: Café Zeste, (within Crombie Hall, just off the High Street), King’s Campus, Aberdeen, AB24 3DS
Please get in touch with us with your questions!
This event has limited spaces available; please RSVP to Aberdeen.firstname.lastname@example.org or @abpoz a.s.a.p to reserve your place.
Sustaining Life as a Creative Programme
The programme will support individuals through explorative and collaborative group sessions with experienced artists who will offer inspiration and practical advice to those looking to professionalise their existing practice and to pursue or sustain a creative life.
The 6 day professional development programme will involve learning from experienced lead artists, Chris Biddlecombe, Gabrielle Reith Thomson and Aubin Stewart, who will, share real life experiences of how they have sustained and developed their different creative practices. Individuals on the course will map out and reflect on their own journeys to date, discover where they want to go next and explore the different routes they could take to get there. Practical support as well as useful tools and contacts will be given to assist individuals or small groups to take their ideas and creative practice forward.
The programme will take place on Thursdays & Fridays (10am – 2pm): 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 March 2015.
Spaces are fully funded by the Creative Learning Team at Aberdeen City Council.
Those wishing to sign up to the programme must submit no more than 2 sheets of A4 outlining your:
• Contact details
• Current experience in the arts and your art form/s
• Aims for the future
• Why you would like to go on the programme including what you hope to gain from it
If you can make all 6 dates 10am-2pm
• You may also attach your CV.
Please send this no later than Tuesday 3 March via email to
Fantastic Opportunity for Writers in the North East
The producers at Aberdeen Performing Arts are putting a call out for 7-10 minute excerpts of new writing from writers based in the North East of Scotland along the theme of Black Gold, Northern Lights and My Aberdeen.
Black Gold- Monday 30th March
Northern Lights- Monday 8th June
My Aberdeen- Monday 21st September
The submission must be a monologue or a 2-3 hander but other than that please be as creative as you like. This is your chance to let your writing take centre stage and show work that is exciting, engaging and unexpected.
The selected excepts will be rehearsed and performed script in hand by a professional cast under direction as part of The Lemon Tree Scratch Nights event on Sunday 12th April 2015.
For more information or to submit your script please email emerging producer Helen Milne on email@example.com
Another reminder about Smart Consultants fantastic Art Project. On behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support, SMART invite you to apply to be part of ‘Mark Making’, an exhibition of contemporary art, to be held at SMART’s city centre exhibition venue at Union Square, off Market Street, in a loft style unit overlooking Aberdeen Harbour.
This is an open brief to all creative practitioners working across all art forms and there is space within the venue to exhibit large 3D and sculptural works. We also have eight display cases to showcase jewellery and smaller 3D works.
For more information on submissions please see
We hope you all have a great week and we look forward to seeing some of you at our event on Thursday
The AB+ Team