Learn to Build & Program Robots with LEGO Mindstorms – Aberdeen Tickets, Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 2:45 PM | Eventbrite
December 15, 2016
I’m sure you’ve heard it already but it’s important – digital learning is essential for the future generation.There are several ways to learn to code. However, making robots that actually respond to your code is arguably the most inspiring. Your child could be inspired to a future in robotics, game development or app creation.During this fun and interactive four session workshop, kids aged 9-14 will create a simple programmable robot using the LEGO Mindstorms kit. This robot will gradually become more complex as its functionality broadens with the addition of various sensors and motorised mechanisms. Programming will use the LEGO Mindstorms software.This is a fantastic opportunity to strengthen STEM skills in the most exciting way. Participants gain a strong foundation in computational thinking. LEGO Mindstorms is a versatile system used in many schools around the world and is popular for the First LEGO League. Dates:Every Saturday from 14th January to 4th February2:45pm – 4:45pmWacky Bots is a Children’s University Learning Destination and this activity is endorsable on any Children’s University passport.LIMITED PLACES. Awesome sessions right here at the Aberdeen Science Centre.Sessions will only hold if minimum numbers are registered.
December 15, 2016
U Decide is a new development linked to Locality Planning, to generate ideas and allocate funding in Aberdeen. This approach is called Participatory Budgeting (PB) which directly involves local people in making decisions about how public money is spent in their community.PB was first introduced in Brazil in 1989 and its tools and principles are now used in many places across the world, including the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.PB aims to engage residents, community groups and representatives from all parts of the community to discuss priorities, make spending proposals that will benefit the community or solve a particular issue, and then to vote on them.
Source: Aberdeen City PB
May 11, 2016
Join us for a celebration of culture in Aberdeen. Featuring: Write a letter to Aberdeen, its people and its culture. What do you love about Aberdeen? Share your Aberdeen Story. 20 guests from across Aberdeen building a picture of a vibrant city. Discover a snapshot of Aberdeen’s arts and culture. Each speaker will have 3 minutes and 3 slides to present what ‘culture’ means to them. Ever wanted to try out something different in the city, gaining a new appreciation for local culture? Grab a card and let it be your guide to new experiences. Local Food provided by Parx Café Drinks provided by Six Degrees North and a Music Workshop provided by the Red Note Ensemble Event Programme 6:00pm | Doors Open // Dearest Aberdeen // The Aberdeen Experience // Culture Mapping Exercise // Drinks supplied by Six Degrees North 6:15pm | Music Workshop with the Red Note Ensemble 7:00pm | Tastes of Aberdeen (Part 1) 7:30pm | Break // Canapés supplied by Parx Café 7:45pm | Tastes of Aberdeen (Part 2) 8:15pm | Music provided by the Red Note Ensemble 8:25pm | Dearest Aberdeen // The Aberdeen Experience // Culture Mapping Exercise 8:55pm | Doors Close // Words of Thanks Speakers: Ada Chrys-Chikere (Nigerian Women Association) Charley Buchan (Fitlike Records) Suk-Jun Kim (SonADA) Lesley Anne Rose (Aberdeen Performing Arts) Shane Strachan (local writer) Christine Rew (Manager of Museum and Galleries) Jen Clarke (Doctoral Candidate in Social Anthropology at Aberdeen University) Jon Reid (blogger for Mood of Collapse) Katie Buchan (Best Girl Athlete) Ken Skeldon (Head of Public Engagement with Research) Richard Tinto (Tinto Architecture; Culture Aberdeen’s Citizens Circle) Simon Gall (Musician) Peter Reid (Professor of Information Management) Stewart Aitken (Aberdeen Youth International Festival) Hayley Durward (Citymoves Dance) Chris O’Neil (Head of Gray’s School of Art) Helen Lynch (writer and musician) Hilal Bugali (PhD student)
August 24, 2015
The deadline is Wednesday 16 September 2015 at 17:00.
via Creative Scotland : Children’s Publishing Marketing Competition.
August 20, 2015
New EP from Nicky Aiken – “I Think About You”
The New 4 track EP Will be available to download from all major online stores on August the 21st 2015.
Tear Across The Page
I Think About You
All Songs were written, Recorded, Produced by Nicky Aiken
All Instruments played by Nicky Aiken
The EP launch party will take place in Brewdog Bar Aberdeen on the 27th of August. This will be a stripped down intimate gig where all the songs will be played from both this EP & his last EP “View From The Top Floor”. Later this year Nicky Plans to tour Scotland & North England, exclusively for all Brewdog bars.
Nicky Also fronts the Blues Rock Band “Strange Skies” Who have also recently released a new EP called “Better Games”. They will Tour at the end of 2015 and early 2016.
Nicky Has Supported to date: Turing Brakes, Proud Mary, Pearl & the Puppets, Skint & Demoralised, Josephine, AMWWF (Anderson McGinty Webber ward & Fisher), The New Medicants (Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake), Beans on Toast, Nizlopoli, Mark Morris (Bluetones).
via Nicky Aiken.
Independent Record Label Market: Aberdeen
Saturday 17 October
The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
Doors: 11.30am – 16.30pm
57° North and the Scottish Music Industry Association, alongside Comprende Records and Aberdeen Performing Arts present the second Independent Record Label Market event in Aberdeen.
Building on the success of last year’s event, the market will again see some of Scotland’s best independent record labels gathering to sell their wares, all under one roof.
The full line-up of labels attending the market will be released later this year. The event will also feature DJ sets, a bar for refreshments, and a few surprises. Start saving!
Followed by the evening event “APA and IMP present Chem 20 – celebrating 20 years of Chemikal Underground Records”- line up TBA.
Stonehaven – Anywhere But The Cities (in collaboration with Culture Shock Scotland)
16 shows, 21 days, 26 (plus) artists – that’s the anywhere but the cities tour. Dewar’s, Neu! Reekie! & FOUND take to the road with some of their finest guests making appearances. Swapping stories for whisky and visiting faces and places, the whole affair will be captured for broadcast and beyond.
This show is in collaboration with Culture Shock Scotland.
June 19, 2015
Contemporary Craft & Design Fair, 20 – 22 Nov 2015
Applications are now invited from makers and designers across Scotland for “flock” – Woodend Barn’s Christmas Contemporary Craft and Design Fair. Launched in 2014, the inaugural fair welcomed 2000 visitors and looks set to become a major fixture in Aberdeenshire’s cultural calendar.
Closing date for applications is Friday 10th July. Click here to download the form.
Closing Party: Friday 26 June. 6-8pm. All welcome.
Exhibition: 27 June – 18 July 2015
From Saturday 6 June, Hell Yeah will be taking over Peacock Visual Arts to draw a sugar loaded, popcorn poppin’, over indulgent large-scale illustration installation on the walls of our main gallery! Hell Yeah actively encourage viewers to visit them in the gallery throughout the duration of the installation in order for you to engage with their creative process, with questions and interaction with artists welcomed.
Once the installation is complete the gallery will be closed throughout the day on Friday 26 June to prepare the space for the official Closing Party, which will feature previously unseen work from the artists hung directly on top of the installation. This guarded nature of the Closing Party is intended to provoke viewers’ curiosity, urge you to explore the artwork further and also offer a fresh perspective of the exhibition as a whole. The closing party will take place on Friday 26 June, 6-8pm, all welcome.
The finished exhibition will then run until Saturday 18 July 2015.
via Katie Guthrie.