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Taking place at the University of Aberdeen’s stunning King’s College campus in Old Aberdeen,the May Festival offers more than 120 events spanning popular themes including literature, music, film, science, visual arts and sport.
Cruickshank Botanic Garden Tour
Join Mark Paterson, Curator of the Cruickshank Botanic Garden, for a tour of the UK's most northerly botanic garden.
Zoology Museum Open Day
Calling all adventurers! Come and view the largest international collection of zoological specimens in the North of Scotland.
Look Again Festival invites you to ‘become a tourist in your own city’ by seeing Aberdeen city centre through fresh eyes. This visual festival is a celebration of the very best contemporary visual art and design, showcasing both local and internationally acclaimed talent in Aberdeen.
Scottish Traditional Boat Festival
In 2019 Aberdeenshire celebrates 26 years of the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival (STBF) in Portsoy, showcasing an action-packed weekend of boats, crafts, live music, food and drink.
TechFest is Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire’s annual festival of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Marking the festival’s 25th year in 2018, the Activity Weekend and Eureka Family Series provided a diverse opportunity for everyone to enjoy learning about STEM in a memorable, fun and engaging way.
North East Open Studios (NEOS) is one of the UK’s largest open studios events. Discover the diverse range of artists and makers in North-east Scotland as they yet again open their studio doors. Experience the passion of the artists, learn what makes them tick, enjoy hands-on workshops and discover art at its grass roots - NEOS offers a truly unique opportunity.
Art continues to oil the cogs of our imagination as Scotland’s most prolific and long running contemporary dance festival is set to return in 2019. DanceLive embraces a broad programme of contemporary dance, performance and live art that celebrates creativity, diversity and experimentation within the framework of a dynamic programme of movement, dance and visual performance.
Inviting you on a sonic adventure, soundfestival takes audiences on a journey of discovery exploring new music in unique and iconic venues across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. With world-class artists, cross-art form collaborations, world premieres, family-friendly events, late night soundsessions, talks and workshops there is something for everyone at this original festival.
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