Watch: Aberdeen goes wild for Grampian Pride parade

Aberdeen has proudly celebrated Grampian Pride's 2021 Winter Parade. Grant Martin was there to share the wonderful spectrum of love in the city centre! Organisers held the 2020 and 2021 festivals online. Grampian Pride wanted to take advantage of the city opening up. They devised the Winter Parade instead of waiting until next year to get people together.

The parade was a huge success thanks to the glorious crowds bringing a splash of colour to the city centre. The sound of drums, whistles and cheers were followed by balloons, rainbow flags, wild outfits and startling make-up.

It's been two long years since the last Grampian Pride parade in Aberdeen. Grampian Pride aims to bring the people of Aberdeen together. It's also a chance to celebrate and provide a safe space for al LGBT+ people and straight allies. Four Pillars and other partners have organised Grampian Pride. As a local charity, their mission is to provide mental, physical, emotional and sexual health support to the LGBT+ communities.

Presenter: Grant Martin
Editor: Grant Martin
Titles: Kevin Mitchell

About POST

Kevin Mitchell and Chris Sansbury founded POST from a desire to cut through the noise to share the great things that happen in Aberdeen. They therefore focus on community, culture and the interesting people of the city. The local artists, businesses and charities; photographers, musicians and entertainers; the people at a local level that make a positive impact on our city each and every day. So they use video, audio, writing and social media to amplify the voices in our community, and to ultimately give a platform to Aberdeen folk to engage and tell their own stories.

Recent work includes interviews with We Are Here Scotland founder Ica Headlam; Paralympic gold medalist, Neil FachieChef, an Aberdeen rapper who is pushing for success; an article by film director Mark Stirton about the state of high-rise buildings in the city; coverage of Nuart Aberdeen and TEDx Aberdeen, as well as coverage of British Art Show 9.

So visit now to read a great selection of interviews and articles.

Aberdeen Art Gallery re-opens it's doors

Aberdeen Art Gallery reopened its doors after a four year redevelopment and it's incredible. As a result the city has a modern facility displaying over three floors and displaying over 1000 items. And the work was worth it... it's a must see!

As visitors approach the gallery, they are greeted by a stunning façade of marble and glass. The modern design is a far cry from the original Victorian building, which first opened its doors in 1885. The renovation has been a long time coming, with the project first being proposed almost a decade ago.

Upon entering the gallery, guests are immediately struck by the spacious and airy atmosphere. Natural light floods in through the skylights, creating a warm and welcoming environment. The first floor features a range of contemporary art, from paintings and sculptures to installations and multimedia pieces.

As visitors make their way through the galleries, they are treated to a diverse array of works by local and international artists. The museum has made a conscious effort to showcase the talents of artists from a variety of backgrounds, and it truly shows in the range of styles and mediums on display.

Engage with the art in a more hands-on way

One of the highlights of the new gallery is the interactive exhibits, which allow visitors to engage with the art in a more hands-on way. In the children's area, young visitors can create their own masterpieces at the art stations, while the technology gallery features virtual reality experiences and interactive installations.

But the Aberdeen Art Gallery is not just a place to appreciate art. It's also a place to relax and unwind. The café, located on the lower level, offers a range of refreshments and light meals, as well as a beautiful outdoor courtyard where visitors can sit and take in the sights and sounds of the city.

Aberdeen Art Gallery's grand opening is a triumph

Overall, the Aberdeen Art Gallery's grand opening is a triumph. The renovation has breathed new life into the historic building, creating a modern and welcoming space for both locals and tourists to enjoy. It's a testament to the power of art to bring people together and inspire creativity.