Aberdeen Unleashed: March's Cultural Calendar Revealed

We're rolling out the red carpet for a month filled with artistic adventures and sonic delights. Being late just adds to the allure!

Aberdeen Unleashed: March's Cultural Calendar Revealed

Hey you!

Sorry weโ€™re a little late for your March update. There are two reasons for this, the dreaded lurgie and a whole load of late entries. March is looking really busy!

In the past month we published an interview with DJ Inner Saboteur, whoโ€™s club night, Sabotage, has been making waves since its launch last summer. We love stories about how people have just gone out and built the thing they wanted to be part of, and this one doesnโ€™t disappoint. Go read it ๐Ÿ‘‰ here.

As we said before, March in Aberdeen is brimming with cultural vibrancy and a diverse array of events that cater to every taste and interest. From the enchanting exploration of mythical creatures in art to groundbreaking exhibitions and dynamic live performances, the city is set to spring to life with creativity.

As we delve into what's on offer, we discover opportunities to engage with art in its many forms, celebrate important cultural moments, and immerse ourselves in the rich tapestry of local and international talents. Whether you're drawn to the visual arts, passionate about live music, or curious about the latest in film and spoken word, Aberdeen's March calendar promises a wealth of experiences to captivate and inspire.

Let's take a closer look at some of the highlights and unique gatherings that make this month particularly special in Aberdeen's bustling cultural scene.

Chris & Kevin

Whatโ€™s on in March

New Aberdeen Bestiary: The Unicorn

"The Unicorn" is the last show in the New Aberdeen Bestiary series, showing all month. This special exhibition comes from a long-time team-up between artist Sadie Main and printmaker Jonathan Comerford. They started working together back in the 1980s.

Sadie usually likes drawing real animals, but she makes an exception for unicorns because of her Scottish heritage. The artwork is full of bright colours and shiny gold and silver, with layers of drawings that give a nod to the traditional unicorn but with a modern twist.

By choosing the unicorn, Sadie and Jonathan show their love for freedom and creativity, stepping away from the ordinary to imagine a world filled with wonder.

Find out more ๐Ÿ‘‰ here

Artists Rooms: Louise Bourgeois

Aberdeen Art Gallery is starting its 2024 exhibitions with a special one: ARTIST ROOMS Louise Bourgeois.

This display celebrates the work the French-American artist famous for her spider sculptures and other pieces. Her art, which looks into themes like identity, gender, and memory, shows her amazing creativity in her later years.

One highlight is the "Spider 1994" sculpture. This exhibition lets you get a closer look at what inspired her art and the emotions behind it. It's a unique chance to feel connected to her stories and experiences.

Book now ๐Ÿ‘‰ here

Emma Callow: Smoke on the Water

GHAT presents Smoke on the Water by Emma Caldow, an emerging artist from Inverness, known for her focus on site-specific art and sustainability.

This exhibition showcases Caldow's expertise in Cyanotype printing, a distinctive technique that creates striking images in white and Prussian blue, all without using a camera.

A recent 2022 graduate from Gray's School of Art, Emma has quickly gained recognition, securing several awards that highlight her dedication and skill in her field.

Find out more ๐Ÿ‘‰ here

Hip-Hop Jam

Thu 7 Mar
The Blue Lamp

The Blue Lamp is setting the stage for an electrifying Hip-Hop Jam Session, complete with freestyle rap, compelling beats, a live house band, and a dynamic vibe. It's the ideal spot for everyone, whether you're just exploring hip-hop or you're a seasoned fan.

Make sure to catch this hip-hop night at one of the city's liveliest spots.

RSVP ๐Ÿ‘‰ here

Girls Night Out

Fri 8 Mar
The Tunnels

Reclaim These Streets teams up with AMNESIA for an International Women's Day 2024 to remember, showcasing an impressive lineup of female DJs from both local scenes and beyond.

This year, they're doubling the excitement with music across two tunnels. On Friday, attendees are encouraged to wear their finest pink attire and head to The Tunnels for a night of dancing in support of the Women's Peace and Humanitarian Fund for Palestine, aiming to raise crucial funds for women in need.

Get your tickets ๐Ÿ‘‰ here

The Belmont Cinema presents Barbie

Sat 9 Mar
Cowdray Hall

To celebrate International Women's Day, the team revitalising Aberdeen's cherished Belmont Cinema is offering a free showing of Greta Gerwig's amazing โ€˜Barbie: The Movieโ€™ at Cowdray Hall.

It's a brilliant opportunity to honor the amazing progress women have achieved and keep achieving in every area of life.

Book your tickets ๐Ÿ‘‰ here

Speakin' Weird with Essa Flett

Wed 13 Mar

Speakin' Weird's spoken word open mic night is back at Spin on 13th March with special guest Essa Flett.

This regular night is a perfect evening for poets and storytellers to share their work in a warm, supportive environment, celebrating the power and beauty of words and storytelling.

More info ๐Ÿ‘‰ here

Aberdeen Jazz Festival

Wed 14 - Sat 24 Mar
Venues Across Aberdeen

The Aberdeen Jazz Festival is back in 2024, promising 10 days of thrilling live music throughout the city. From blues and big bands to soul and beyond, the lineup includes Martin Taylor's guitar magic and the 'Doric Suite'.

Expect a rich blend of international acts and Scottish stars, making it a jazz celebration to remember. This year's programme aims to energise the city with a wide range of musical styles.

Get ready for an unforgettable festival filled with diverse sounds and talents!

Get all the details ๐Ÿ‘‰ here

Ruth Cassidy: Contemporary Collage

Arcade Gallery introduces a captivating exhibition by contemporary collage artist Ruth Cassidy.

In her debut solo show, Ruth brings something truly special to the table. Her art is a lively blend of colourfully painted cutouts with a natural, organic essence, intertwined with carefully chosen images from magazines and books.

This unique mix transforms into abstract pieces that go beyond traditional art. They open up portals to a world filled with joy and imagination, all through the lens of Ruth's distinct style.

Connect ๐Ÿ‘‰ here

Fiona Swapp: Tulipa

From Fri 15 Mar
Bonnymuir Greem Cafe

Tulipa, showcases the talents of botanical artist Fiona Swapp.

With a career spanning over 30 years, Fiona's educational journey took her from Ruthrieston College to the Society of Botanical Artists in St. Albans, and most recently to Gray's School of Art.

Her work encompasses not just botanical illustrations but also landscapes, portraits, and abstracts that delve into the intricate connections between plants, their habitats, and people. Fiona crafts her diverse pieces from the Wasps Langstane Studios in Aberdeen.

Connect ๐Ÿ‘‰ here

Sabotage: The Disco

Fri 15 Mar
The Tunnels

Sabotage makes its grand return at a new location in The Tunnels, gearing up for its biggest bash to date.

The spotlight shines on a spacious new venue, with headline DJ Jordy Joans from Edinburgh spinning the decks, ensuring a night brimming with disco, soul, and house music.

Mark your calendars for this unmissable explosion of queer joy, promising an atmosphere filled with excitement and camp flair.

Book your ticket ๐Ÿ‘‰ here

Rhyme Lounge

Sat 16 Mar
The Blue Lamp

HOURS is hitting the Aberdeen Jazz Festival once more with another Rhyme Lounge session.

This year, local MCs Gidd Gamz, Mello Joe, and Rabspitz are ready to rock the stage with the HOURS live band. Plus, there's a chance for budding MCs to join the fun and perform.

Grab tickets now ๐Ÿ‘‰ here

Code the City: Democracy Hackathon

Sat 16 - Sun 17 Mar
ONE Tech Hub

Code the City is organising a Democracy Hackathon on 16-17 March, focusing on the critical theme of democracy.

Questions such as the accessibility of elected officials, accountability mechanisms, transparency, and the availability of governmental data will be explored.

The event aims to identify challenges and develop tools to enhance interaction and transparency within government.

Find out more ๐Ÿ‘‰ here

The Art Mart

17 Mar 2023

A vibrant event showcasing work from some of Aberdeen's many talented artists.

The Art Mart is a hub for creativity and community. Visitors can explore and buy prints, keyrings, bags, and jewellery.

Support local artists and find unique artworks in a lovely warm welcoming atmosphere.

Connect ๐Ÿ‘‰ here

Delve 2024

Fri 22 - Sat 23 Mar
The Lemon Tree

DELVE offers an eclectic weekend filled with music, spoken word, workshops, and discussions, all curated by poet, film, and theatre maker Leyla Josephine.

It's an invitation to explore deeper, join "Leylaโ€™s Party at the End of the World," and celebrate even in dark times.

Delve encourages you to dive into various creative expressions and discussions, fostering a sense of community and joy amidst challenging circumstances.

Find out more ๐Ÿ‘‰ here

Harbour Film Nights: Typist, Artist, Pirate, King

Fri 29 Mar
Fittie Community Hall

Harbour Film Nights offers the unique experience of independent cinema in the city's harbour-side communities, providing affordable entertainment close to home.

The next screening features "Typist, Artist, Pirate, King," a dark comedy by Carol Morley about the overlooked artist Audrey Amiss.

The film, inspired by Amiss' personal archives, depicts a fictional road trip with her psychiatric nurse, exploring themes of friendship, adventure, and reconciliation.

Get tickets ๐Ÿ‘‰ here

See you next monthโ€ฆ

We can't fit all our news here, but don't miss out! Keep up with our latest events and updates on our social media channels and our new page. Catch up with us next month for more cultural events. Thank you for your fantastic support!

C&K xx