A look ahead

January is always a quiet month, so in the latest issue, we decided to take a look at the year ahead in Aberdeen. There are always amazing things going on in the city, but sometimes this news can get lost amongst all the other stuff that demands our attention as we make our way through life.

This is by no means a complete list of what is happening in the months ahead with many regulars yet to announce if and when their 2022 events will happen. We'd like to cover even more local events in the city this year, so if we can help spread the word about your Aberdeen event, big or small, please get in touch and we'll share with our 20,000 and growing community.

Stay safe and we'll be back in your inbox at the end of February.

Chris & Kevin

What's ahead in Aberdeen

SPECTRA Light Festival | 10-13 Februarypostabdn.com

We've been having a look at some of the artworks that are to be part of this year's SPECTRA light festival, and our prediction is that this will be the best year yet. We are genuinely excited!

The world premiere of Writ Large will be seen around the city, the Scottish debut of Together will dominate Castlegate and Gaia and Museum of the Moon will light up Aberdeen Art Gallery and the Music Hall respectively. Get all the details you need from our recent post on the website.

Code the City 25 | 19-20 Februarycodethecity.org

Code the City is back for its 25th event! Having started in 2013, this next event looks at what's involved in creating and sharing products openly.

As always they will be driven by the idea that everyone should understand data and should know a little bit about code (the stuff that makes computers, smartphones, gaming devices and even TVs work). So, if you know just even a little bit and want to get involved, head to their website and find out more.

Granite Noir - Crime Writing Festival | 24-27 Februarypostabdn.com

The Granite Noir crime-writing festival will follow just a few days later, taking its inspiration from the incredible popularity of crime fiction, especially that with a connection to the dark streets of Aberdeen.

The festival will make use of the city's more unusual spaces to bring the featured work of crime writers to life.

Dark Nights Film Festival | 4-5 Marchpostabdn.com

From blood-curdling zombie attacks and sword-fighting immortals to the past, present and future of the world's most popular spy, a brand-new film festival is set to light up the long dark North-east evenings next month.

A stellar lineup of film industry insiders will share their insights and experience as part of ‘Dark Nights’, a unique celebration of Scottish people and stories on the silver screen.

Aberdeen Cares: Celebrating 150 Years of VSA | 22 Mar - 29 Maywww.aberdeencity.gov.uk

To mark the organisation’s 150th anniversary, this exhibition at Aberdeen Art Gallery explores VSA’s role in the history of social care in Aberdeen and highlights the impact of human kindness through poignant and inspiring personal stories, captivating archival photography, documents and objects associated with caregiving in Aberdeen.

Nuart Aberdeen | Spring/Summernuartaberdeen.co.uk

One of the most popular festivals in Aberdeen, drawing street artists and fans from around the world. A decision has yet to be made whether Nuart will be held over the summer like last year or over one big weekend (usually at the end of April) like in previous years. We will of course be the first to bring you news of dates and line-up.

Cultivate | 14-15 Maywww.skiddle.com

On the go since 2001, Cultivate is the North East’s biggest electronic music festival. Set across two days, the festival has Aberdeen's spectacular beach as its backdrop. Renowned for bringing some of the biggest international artists in the world to Aberdeen playing across multiple indoor and outdoor stages.

Taste of Grampian | 4 Junewww.tasteofgrampian.co.uk

P&J Live plays host to the food and drink festival that puts visitors in touch with hundreds of local producers and gives them chance to brush shoulders with renowned celebrity chefs - Taste of Grampian.

There will be endless choices of food and drink to explore and taste, with producers selling their finest food and food trucks serving up amazing culinary delights. Add to those fantastic cooking demonstrations, masterclasses and drinks tastings, and it's a day out foodies can't miss.

Aberdeen International Comedy Festival | 6-16 Octoberaberdeencomedyfestival.com

Comedy is coming back with a bang this autumn with a star-studded line-up of local, national and international comedians making their way to the city for the Aberdeen Internation Comedy Festival! Join the likes of Jack Dee, Sara Pascoe, Sophie Hagan, Jon Richardson, Harry Hill and many more for ten days of world-class comedy in a multitude of city venues, bars and clubs.

Until next time

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