May 31, 2013
The theme for this months issue is “this city ain’t so black and white”. We will be printing on black stock with white ink. All work that is submitted should follow this theme and take into consideration the print process. We can’t guarantee all work will be printed due to page restrictions. Each person who gets their work published will get a 40% discount off the purchase of issue 2. Unfortunately, due to print costs we can’t give you an issue for free.
May 31, 2013
Aberdeen pensioner releases sci-fi novel after 15 years of writing
Weekly Workshop Schedule
Introductory Glass Fusing Workshops are currently being held at 6.45pm every Thursday evening, as well as 2pm on some Sundays – If you would like to book a space see “Glass Shop”
If you have a gift voucher, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space!
Introduction to Fused Glass Techniques: £40
This taster session will introduce you to the basics of Kilnformed Glass technique. This includes design, cutting, assembling and layering using a combination of sheet glass, frits, powders, enamels and stringers. Basic technical information such as temperature control, compatibility issues and annealing will be covered. All materials and tools will be provided and refreshments will be supplied. During the class you will create your choice of either a selection of jewellery pieces, a tile, set of 4 coasters or a wall hanging, which after firing, you will be able to take home to treasure forever! Maximum of 6 students per class.
If you can get a few friends together (minimum 4) why not book a session at a time and date suitable for you!
Painting classes and children’s parties (£12 per child) are also available on demand
May 29, 2013
EVERYTHING is an event that will be happening this summer in Aberdeen to showcase local arty types and talent.
EVERYTHING is an event that will take place this July in Aberdeen, Scotland. We first got the idea when we realised how drained Aberdeen is from creativity, and how it is dominated by oil. So much oil. This is the first time we have put on this event, so we really want to make it successful in order to put on more in the future.
We are using this Kickstarter page to raise funds so that we can make this event happen. As everyone from Aberdeen is aware, we are in a bit of a creative bubble, a city often disjointed from art culture but with many talented creatives living within and in the surrounding areas. We want to pull together a group of talented folk and hold an event so full of creative talent, the bubble might pop!
We want to showcase local talent amongst many different art media, such as painters, musicians, and designers. The venue will be split up into different sections, from a screening area showing short films and annimations created by locals, a catwalk for the fashion show that will take place at the end of the event, to exhibition spaces for all of the creatives involved to display their work. We even have a few creatives that will be selling items such as T-Shirts, paintings or tote bags.
The event is going to be held in Aberdeen City Centre at Cowdry Hall (behind the big lion statue and Art Gallery) on Friday the 5th of July 2013. Doors will open at 6pm and the showcase will be on til 10pm. (After party soon to be confirmed!)
This exciting exhibition shows works created by Charles Smith, Anne Marquiss, Beverley Hutton Moore, Lava Jewellery, Carole Herbet, Allan Baillie and Catherine Caseau. This is the opportunity to meet and talk to the artists and craftsmen about their work. There will be daily demonstrations of various silversmithing and jewellery techniques.
The Education Room
Tuesday 18 June – Saturday 22
10.00 – 16.30
FREE to Silver Exhibition Only
May 29, 2013
Creative Book Binding
This one-day course run by Creative Bookmaker Lesley Murray combines a wide range of basic bookbinding skills in the creation of a unique pocket journal. Influenced by traditional Eastern book designs, the finished journal will incorporate custom-made
envelopes, hand- bound into a soft cover which can then be embellished. The workshop
will contain a mixture of demonstrations, guided tasks, individual tasks and free time
to explore and create. No previous bookbinding experience is required.
The Education Room
Saturday 1 June
10.00 – 15.00
Adult Art Class
May 29, 2013
Time Alternate Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4-6pm. The next meeting is Thursday, 23 May
Location University of Aberdeen, Computing Science, Meston Building, Room 311, Aberdeen AB24 3UE
Country United Kingdom
Free and open to any secondary school pupil.
Bring a snack.
Bring a laptop. Borrow one from someone if needs be.
Get parental permission (Very important). If you are 11 or under, your parent must stay with you during the session.
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May 28, 2013
College / University AdministrationCollege of Physical Sciences
School / SectionSchool of Natural & Computing Sciences
Closing Date7 Jun 2013
Salary£20,000 – £21,000
Job SummaryAn associate with a background in developing, programming and supporting business information systems is sought to develop a ‘data observatory’ for the sharing of data in support of policy formulation and decision making within the Education, Culture and Sport Directorate of Aberdeen City Council.
The initial focus of the project will be on the development of a ‘data observatory’ to support the preparation and use of data gathered as part of the ‘Children & Young People’s Audit’. The aim of this audit is to compile information on the range of educational, cultural and sports services available to young people across Aberdeen City.
May 24, 2013
The festival takes place in a range of venues from His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen to church halls in towns outside of Aberdeen. Attention to detail, an understanding of the different challenges such a wide range of venues brings and an ability to see box office and front of house functions within the context of the whole festival are vital skills for this role. As a key member of the AIYF team you will be part of a vibrant and exciting arts festival in the heart of Aberdeen during the summer.
Key tasks and activities:
• Overall liaison between the Festival and Aberdeen Box Office and other venues.
• Set up and run an AIYF box office at Aberdeen Box Office.
• Assist Marketing & Communications Manager prior to Box Office launch regarding all Sponsors, Trustees and Friends ticket requests and purchases.
• Set up arrangements, supervise and process ticket request forms including group request forms during Festival.
• Monitor ticket sales against targets.
• Co-ordinate tickets for Opening Ceremony held in HMT and supervise mail out with membership secretary.
• Take over organisation of tickets and hospitality arrangements for visiting Ambassadors and dignitaries to Opening Ceremony and/or other Festival events.
• Liaise with all City venues over their front of house requirements.
• Coordinate movements of Front of House staff
• Prepare detailed Front of House instructions for each venue and organise meeting with all Front of House staff prior to Festival.
• Be responsible for ensuring that sponsor and AIYF marketing and branding is delivered and set up at venues as necessary.
• Co-ordinate with Festival Administration Manager all cash floats for ticket sales at venues.
• Carry out Front of House duties.
• Attend the daily 8am meeting at the Hub during the Festival
• Front of House duties during the Festival as required.
• Assist with setting up the temporary office at New Kings, including the move from Regent Quay.
Also assist in packing up the temporary office at the end of the Festival and the move back to Regent Quay.
• Any other duties, as identified by senior AIYF staff, which contribute to the smooth running of the festival.
Essential Skills and Experience
Previous Box Office experience
Previous Front of House experience
Excellent timekeeping and organisational skills
Good IT skills (Word, excel, email)
Previous supervising experience
Knowledge of Aberdeen.
This opportunity is available in: Aberdeen City
For further information, please contact email@example.com (Kati Clark), or visit http://www.aiyf.org/festival_jobs/Summer-Festival-Opportunites. The deadline is Friday 14 June 2013 at 17:00.
May 24, 2013
The COAST Festival Concert
On 25 May 2013
The annual COAST Festival of Arts in Banff and Macduff presents three of the North-East’s most popular and well regarded acts on one concert bill.
A four hour event with music from the legendary Gavin Sutherland and Friends, poetry and music from John Mackie and Friends and music to dance to from The Oxbow Lake Band. Gavin and John will both be performing work from their brand new CD’s.
Opening Days and Times:
Doors open at 7.30pm
Link to Event Website:
39 Clergy Street
Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Music
The Banff And Buchan Arts Forum
18 Duncan St.
Banff AB45 1EQ
Scottish Charity No. SC009232