Music to feature in University of Aberdeen’s May Festival | 57 NORTH

March 28, 2013

The University of Aberdeen have launched the programme of an exciting new festival.

The May Festival, which will take place from Friday, May 10 to Sunday, May 12, is set to be a spectacular weekend with a programme that is guaranteed to have something on offer for all the family.

The event will encompass a host of different themes, including the return of Word, as well as strands exploring food and nutrition, music, film, science, Gaelic and an aptly named Discover strand, showcasing the topical research-led projects the University is currently undertaking.

With a host of famous faces taking part, the programme is jam-packed with events ranging from a cooking challenge with renowned Scottish chef Nick Nairn, to readings from Liz Lochhead, arguably Scotland’s best loved modern-day poet, and acclaimed playwright.

Other events include an investigation with scientist, TV presenter and creepy crawly expert Dr James Logan into modern day bloodsuckers; a market featuring some of Scotland’s finest producers, and a Disney Pixar Director’s Cut special with one of the University’s own graduates, Gordon Cameron. With credits including Up, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and Brave, the Festival audience will get to hear what it’s like to work on some of the most successful animations of all time.

Musical highlights include the final of the Ogston Music Prize and a performance from acclaimed singer Julie Fowlis.

Tickets for the festival are available now and can be booked by visiting:

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/mayfestival

or at the Aberdeen Box Office where bookings can be made in person or by calling 01224 641122.

Click here for a PDF version of the festival brochure.

via Music to feature in University of Aberdeen’s May Festival | 57 NORTH.

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