Creative Ageing Aberdeen Showcase Wednesday 30 March 2016 Aberdeen Beach Ballroom 9.30am – 3.00pm

Are you are an older person? Do you care for an older person?

Do you deliver services for older people? Do you want to find out more?

If you have answered YES to any of the above this event is for you.

“In June 2014, an estimated 34,261 people in Aberdeen City were aged 65 years or older, representing 15% of the city’s total population. Over the next twenty-five years the number of people aged 65+ is projected to rise considerably – and at a much higher rate than the population as a whole. By 2037, it is projected that over 51,500 people (17.8% of Aberdeen’s total population) will be aged 65 years or over.”

Aberdeen City Council Briefing Paper 2015/10 Population of Older People In Aberdeen

An opportunity to connect, explore and discover great services and activities in Aberdeen.

Refreshments will be served throughout the day.

For More Information contact Aberdeen Creative Learning Team 01224 611160


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)

Source: Taste of Culture in Aberdeen | Culture Aberdeen Tickets, Aberdeen | Eventbrite

Beyond Perception 15

April 19, 2015

Beyond Perception 15

University of Aberdeen

Deadline: 01 June 2015 at 12:00

The University of Aberdeen warmly invites you to submit artistic proposals to the

multidisciplinary symposium Beyond Perception 15, to be held in Aberdeen from 1

September until 4 September 2015. The symposium, aptly titled Beyond Perception

15, addresses the anthropologist Tim Ingold’s work over the last fifteen years, since

the publication of his prominent book The Perception of the Environment in 2000. The

symposium will cover five main themes, including i) Humans, Animals, Environment; ii)

Sensibilities Beyond Science; iii) Experiment, Experience, Education; iv) Creativity,

Correspondence, and Description; v) Movement, Becomings, and Growth. As a

innovative interdisciplinary event that brings together anthropologists, architects, and

social sciences with dancers, visual artists and filmmakers we want to give as much

prominence to the non-textual and creative as possible. With this in mind we are

seeking proposals for non-textual work that offers something to the conversation and

dialogue that our conference themes touch upon.

2D and 3D work would be welcome, as well as auditory, visual and performative

pieces. There will be space available to exhibit both inside the conference venue and

outside. Please get in touch with the Beyond Perception team

( if you wish to submit a proposal. Each proposal

should contain a title and description of the work (maximum length 250 words), a

current CV, and up to six images of the work to be shown, as well as any specific

installation (spatial, technical) requirements that you may have. Deadline for proposals

is June 1st 2015.

Location: Aberdeenshire

For further information, please contact (Elizabeth A. Hodson), or visit

The deadline is Monday 01 June 2015 at 12:00.

via Beyond Perception 15.

Bees 2015 – call for contributors | Many & Varied.


Culture in the North East: Life after the Referendum


We all know Scotland’s political and cultural landscape has changed since last September but what does this mean for culture in the North East? Have you got a question you want answered or issue you want discussed? Then come to our next AB+ event taking place on Thursday 5 March over lunch at Café Zeste, The University of Aberdeen.

To attend and/or submit your question please RSVP to a.s.a.p.


Our Chair will be Fiona Stalker, radio and TV presenter and she will be joined by;

–  Janet Archer, CEO of Creative Scotland

– Cllr Marie Boulton, Depute Leader & Spokesperson for Culture, Aberdeen City Council

– Mark Fisher, theatre critic, editor and freelance journalist

– Professor Chris O’Neil, Head of School, Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University

Yours sincerely

Stewart Aitken, Chair, AB+


Date: Thursday 5 March 2015

Timings: 12pm registration for a 12.30pm start.  Debate will be followed by a light networking lunch (which is free thanks to the generosity of the University of Aberdeen).

End time: Approximately 2.30pm

Venue: Café Zeste, (within Crombie Hall, just off the High Street), King’s Campus,  Aberdeen, AB24 3DS

RSVP to attend and submit panel questions:

via Is the future bright for culture in the North East?. – 2015

February 5, 2015

The City Council, the local Health Service, and multiple organisations in the public and 3rd sectors all store and present information on local groups, associations, clubs and societies, in various ways.

This poses challenges for the organisations, for those supplying the data, and for the public who need access to it. At the next Codethecity we aim to tackle these challenges. You can find out more and book a free ticket here.

via Code the City 3.

Volunteering within Culture

Want to learn about volunteering opportunities in Aberdeen’s cultural sector? Then pop along to the Central Library on Wednesday 4th February for presentations from Seventeen, City Libraries, Creative Learning and Aberdeen Art Gallery.

There will also be time at the end to talk to everyone and ask any questions.

via Volunteering within Culture- Eventbrite.

Scotland’s biggest tech jobs fair

7 March 2015
Edinburgh, Scotland
Are you a company looking to hire?

Apply (it’s free!)
1 day, 40 startups and high-growth tech companies

The grown-up job fair for developers, designers, product experts, tech marketers & data scientists! Meet face-to-face with the teams behind 40 of the most exciting and disruptive startups and high-growth tech companies in Scotland, all hiring right now. Free bar, coffee, WiFi, and a relaxed atmosphere.

Silicon Milkroundabout – Edinburgh 2015.

Northern Lights Conference have an exciting roster of speakers for 2014. Covering all aspects of technology, from policy to debugging, from open data to hardware.

Dave Hibberd
Dave is a hacker and an engineer driven by curiosity and excitement. During the day, he works as a telecoms project engineer in oil & gas. By night, he takes things apart, stares at their innards and usually fails to put them back together properly.

Dave is totally committed to growing hacker and maker culture, and is taking an active role in Aberdeen’s local hackerspace, 57North, to help provide others opportunities for learning, excitement and life changing experiences that these social spaces offer.

Emma Mulqueeny
Emma is the founder of Rewired State and Young Rewired State, is a Commissioner for the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy and a Google Fellow.

She has recently been included in the 166th annual edition of Who’s Who, voted onto the Wired 100 list, Tech City 100, BIMA Hot 100, has been voted one of the top ten women in technology by The Guardian, into the top ten Tech Heroes for Good by NESTA and named as one of the 25 most influential women in IT by Computer Weekly.

Emma writes regularly for the British Press and on her own blog, speaks on radio and on television, is best known for her campaign: ‘Year 8 is too Late’ (encouraging girls into technology subjects) and relentlessly pushing the potential of open data.

Greg Hoyna Kozakiewicz
Greg is Head of Design and User Research at The Scottish Government. He leads a teams of multidisciplinary individuals who work in an agile environment transforming the way public services are delivered to the citizens and businesses of Scotland.

Their key product is which is the Scottish Government’s largest, most complex digital change programme. It will deliver a single, but not exclusive, point of entry to all digital public services for 180 public sector organisations at national and local level. will be supported by the implementation of common standards and a collaborative framework for the redesign of public sector services based on the needs of Scottish citizens.

Kate Ho
Kate Ho is Product Manager at Project Ginsberg, a Scottish Government project that helps ordinary people to understand themselves better.

Based around the concept of the ‘emotional web’, Ginsberg provides a safe place for individuals to externalise, reflect and validate their experiences. Also, under Tigerface Games and Interface3, she has worked on award winning educational games, as well as working with global brands including Pearson Education, PBS KIDS, SMART Technologies. Her academic background is in Computer Science, and navigated through academia with a PhD in requirements engineering and software development from Edinburgh University.

Laura Walker
Wearable technology may seem like the latest consumer gadgets that has little relevance in a business environment or to the average Joe Bloggs. However, wearing a piece of kit, that allows data to be captured, digitalised, stored and catalogued is invaluable and a real step change in the way we do things.

Laura currently works for Aberdeen based IT services provider IFB, managing the marketing of their key services. Laura keeps a keen eye on the technology industry; the trends, new concepts and the latest gadget and often blogs and runs events on what’s new in the industry.

Rory McCune
Rory has worked in IT and Information Security for the past 19 years. In that time, has held posts in several large UK financial services companies and consultancies looking at different aspects of security.

For the last 9 years he’s focused on technical security issues as a “penetration tester” aka “ethical hacker” aka “person who writes word reports about how bad security is” and he is currently a managing consultant with NCC Group PLC

full details : Northern Lights Conference.

FST Dance Forum

October 5, 2014

The Dance Forum is open to anyone with an interest in dance working across the professional dance, opera and theatre sector. Individuals may be creating work, programming dance, marketing productions or involved in education and participatory projects, as long as they have an interest in the sector and wish to be involved.

Attendance of the forums is free for FST members as part of their annual membership fee. Non members are also welcome to attend for a fee of £10 for one forum meeting or £16 for both events taking place in the year (inclusive of VAT).

The next Dance Forum will take place on the 28th October 2014 at the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen to coincide with the Dance Live festival and Mark Morris Dance Group’s performance that night.

Further details can be found on the FST website via the link below and the meeting will include:

Networking lunch

Anita Clark from Creative Scotland

Presentations & discussions around international collaborations – including Carolyn Lappin from YDance talking about the Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival and Liam Sinclair from Scottish Dance Theatre talking about their international projects.

Discounted tickets for Mark Morris at His Majesty’s Theatre.

Location: Aberdeen City

For further information, please contact (Mira Knoche), or call 0131 248 4842, or visit

The deadline is Tuesday 28 October 2014 at 14:00.

via FST Dance Forum.