Community: Other Activities in our area
The North East of Scotland is a vibrant and diverse cultural area with many different events, activities and learning opportunities available sponsored by the Council, Universities, theatres etc. From the website links given, a brief selection of the many opportunities possible will be displayed.
If you would also like to share details of other events and activities on this page, please send an email from the Contacts web page, giving brief details together with the relevant website links and contact details.
NEW THINGS TO DO!
A few upcoming events are listed below - please click on relevant link for details.
Looking for a new interest in 2019... in Cacti and Succulents? Check out the new link - CACTUS for the British Cactus & Succulents Society for details of the activities of the local Grampian branch.
Aberdeen Festivals coming soon - more info click Festival
Love your Lunchtime! Check out the AAGM website for their interesting lunchtime talks at The Maritime Museum or The Tolbooth.
Grampian Transport Museum in Alford is a 'living' museum boasting an impressive range of transport exhibits, many of which are climb onboard. Throughout the year, there are also special events. For more info, see link.
Local National Trust Scotland properties in our area host numerous events, maintain wonderful gardens and provide walks on their estates.
Take a look at Scotlands Open Gardens website for details of many wonderful country gardens to enjoy Spring to Autumn.
Anyone for Croquet?
Croquet is a tactical game which, through a handicapping system, can be enjoyed on equal term by all regardless of age and ability.
The Croquet season has started at Crathes Castle and the Albury Sports Centre in Ferryhill. All equipment is provided, but please wear flat soled shoes like trainers. For more info, please call Bill Strachan (for Crathes details) or Robert Bell (for Albury Sports Centre, Ferryhill details) on 01224 732067.
Further details are also available on the ACCC website -aberdeenandcrathescroquetclub.org.uk or click on Croquet link opposite or Facebook - www.facebook.com/aberdeenandcrathescroquet.
A number of interesting exhibitions, musical events & talks are taking place at various Aberdeen University venues,including topical issues in their monthly Cafe Scientifique, Cafe Med, Cafe Climate series & Science in the Quad monthly talks. Check out the university events link for further details.
Check out Robert Gordon's University 's website - www.rgu.ac.uk for details of their Professional lecture series
Feeling creative? RGU have various Art short courses on offer. See Art RGU link
A wide variety of events can always be found from the Events pages of the Aberdeen City Council link opposite. For example, lunchtime talks at both The Tolbooth & The Maritime Museums, local festivals, art and craft workshops, meet the author talks, creative writing, meditation and exercise opportunities such as health, local history and NUART mural walks.
The popular series of Lunchtime Concerts on Thursdays at 12.45 mostly at The Citadel have restarted.Check AAGM link for more info.
If Jazz is your choice, then the weekly Thursday evening gigs at The Blue Lamp may appeal. For Folk fans, then Wednesday nights there are for you.
Concerts from classical to pop can be found from the Aberdeen Box Office, APA or AECC links. Check out in particular the varied programme of events taking place in the newly refurbished Music Hall.
- Check out also the Music>Events section on the University of Aberdeen website for opportunities to hear a diverse range of music from classical,opera,new music to Jazz.
- relax and enjoy half an hour of wonderful music in beautiful surroundings at the concerts at noon in St Andrews Cathedral, King Street every Saturday.