New art festival in Aberdeen to launch – Evening Express
April 19, 2016
A new live art festival is set to launch in Aberdeen next month.
Lead organiser of the event Karolina Szpyrko said live performance art will take place at the beach including contemporary dance and theatrical performances.
She said: “The call out for artists has closed so I’m in the process of curating that now.
“The idea behind the festival all comes down to our love for the beach and a desire to revive it.
“The beach used to be so prominent in people’s lives, especially at the end of the 19th Century and Aberdeen used to be a main summer holiday destination for Scotland.
“The festival is meant to be retro inspired.”
The three-day festival will take place from Friday, May 20, until Sunday, May 22.
An exhibition will also take place, in collaboration with the Central Library, featuring old postcards and photos of Aberdeen beach.
Organisers of the exhibition, which will take place at the Beach Ballroom between Monday, May 16, and Wednesday, May 18, are looking for city residents to submit some of their own snapshots and postcards.