Big Awards, Exciting Events and Cool Collabs


How are we so close to the end of the year already? It's been another big month in Aberdeen with more live gigs, big awards and some fantastic community events, especially centred around Belmont Filmhouse Cinema. The city's only arts cinema proves itself over and over again how vital it is as a community hub.

Just across the road, Aberdeen Art Gallery is going full steam ahead with a new exhibition from the legendary designer Zandra Rhodes, and it's just been named the Best Building in Scotland. A real source of pride for the city.

Storm Arwen blew through Aberdeen and took with it many of the city's trees. Out in Aberdeenshire, many are still without electricity as we write this. It's been a scary time for the more vulnerable members of the community. Our thoughts are with them.

We want to continue being an information hub for your community events, new releases, live shows and exhibitions. Let us know what you are up to so we can share with our growing communities on (amongst others) Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, as well as writing about cool stuff on our website. Please don't be shy about it. It's what POST is here for.

Enjoy this month's newsletter and forward it on to a friend.

Chris & Kevin

Storm Arwen aftermath | Middleton Park | Chris Sansbury

In this issue

  • Aberdeen creatives' Christmas collaboration
  • New pop-up cinema dedicated to disabled audiences
  • Gray’s Postgraduate Degree Show 2021
  • Aberdeen Art Gallery named ‘Scotland’s Best Building’
  • The Capollos at Drummonds
  • The return of Mental Health in Movies
  • Section of Union Street to be permanently pedestrianised
  • Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fabulous
  • Aberdeen musicians represent at SAMA
  • Your Pictures
  • Quick links
  • Coming next month
  • Sign off

Big Up the Doric | Aberdeen creatives' Christmas

Big Up the Deen and Doric Skateboards are joining up for Christmas to pay tribute to those that have inspired and supported them. Ica and Gary will celebrate everyone that has supported and inspired them over the past few years. The people who do things in Aberdeen that have made a big difference to their daily lives. The event launches, along with a brand new collaborative skateboard, on 9th December.

Caption This | New pop-up cinema dedicated to disabled

A brand new accessible cinema experience launched to audiences this month. Caption This is a new series of pop-up cinema events with an aim to represent and engage disabled audiences. Charlotte Little is behind the project to champion diverse stories both about and for those with a disability. We really love her passion for cinema and representing her community!

Gray’s Postgraduate Degree Show

This was the first in-person art show from Grays in a couple of years and featured a vibrant and inspirational mix of talent from Masters’ students at Gray’s School of Art. One of the most interesting artists on display was Julija Astasonoka who drew on her Soviet heritage, and displayed some fantastic abstract concrete sculptures along with hand embroidery.

Aberdeen Art Gallery named ‘Scotland’s Best Building’

Just as we were editing this month's newsletter is was announced that the newly refurbished Aberdeen Art Gallery has been named Scotland's Best Building by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland. Judges said that the £34.6 million refurbishment of the city landmark was an "outstanding example" of how existing public buildings can be reused in the face of climate change.

The Capollos at

The Capollos made their hometown comeback at Drummonds in November with two sellout shows. They also release a banger of a new single, Too High To Sleep, on the day of the first show. New Aberdeen blogger Dylan Connell was there to tell the story. Read all about it here...

The return of Mental Health in

Two Aberdeen mental heath nurses relaunched their mental health focussed movie screenings after a 20 month Covid hiatus. Dan Warrender and Scott McPherson, the team behind Mental Health in Movies had their first screening during November. The John Hughes thanksgiving classic comedy, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, gave audiences a safe space to discuss the mental health issue in a warm friendly environment.

Section of Union Street to be permanently

Bringing with it a sizeable amount of controversy, the decision was finally made to pedestrianise the section of Union Street that has been closed as part of Spaces for People. The team here at POST are broadly behind the decision, but there are genuine concerns around access, and these have to be taken into account in the final designs.

Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of

Celebrating five decades of her iconic design, Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fabulous is the largest ever exhibition dedicated to Dame Zandra Rhodes. Her use of bold design and wild prints have made her one of the most recognisable designers in history. Delayed because of the pandemic, the exhibition is open until March 2022 at Aberdeen Art Gallery. Find out more and book your tickets here...

Aberdeen musicians represent at

Aberdeen had a strong and varied representation at this year’s awards. Aiitee, Hellripper, Chef and Kavari, all received nominations and while they didn't go on to win awards, we think this points to a thriving music scene in the city. This is especially important because of the months of pandemic lockdowns. Read all about the local nominees...


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CFINE and Council cook up culinary storm with top

CFINE and Aberdeen City Council have joined forces with Jamie Oliver in a Scottish first to deliver the Ministry of Food project in Aberdeen. Cooking is a vital life skill, and everyone should have the opportunity to learn how to cook affordable, delicious, and nutritious meals.

Aberdeen illustrator brings stories to life through her ethical From pin badges and tableware to clothing and illustrations, every piece of Gabrielle Reith's artwork tells a story.

All you need to know about Geek Retreat as nerd mecca announces Union Street A Geek Retreat Aberdeen venue could be open within months after plans were lodged to transform a vacant Union Street shop into the nerd haven.

Coming in the next month

Pantomime time | Sleeping

28 Nov - 24 Dec 20210 | Aberdeen Arts Centre

Help Prince Valentine defeat the evil fairy, Molevola, and wake Sleeping Beauty with true love’s kiss. Sleeping Beauty will be spectacular, with an affa fine array of dancing, doric and delights! Packed with songs, slapstick, silliness, audience participation and all the fairytale magic of traditional pantomime,

HAAN Design

2 - 5 Dec 20201 | Aberdeen Art Gallery

This event celebrates and showcases these unique small businesses and independents in the stunning location of Aberdeen Art Gallery. HAAN has been carefully curated to show a variety of high-quality and original products for this event including jewellery, ceramics, textiles, illustration, apparel, homeware and lifestyle products.

Aberdeen Gin Festival 2021

4 Dec 2021 | Ardoe House Hotel

Aberdeen Christmas Gin Festival is just around the corner with 100% Scottish craft gin, Scottish tonic and local tapas. Carefully programmed with a selection of small batch, hand crafted gin. Attractions include local music, a complimentary artisan tapas offering and a fizz bar serving prosecco and other bubbles.

Dude Trips, Vansleep, Bliss and Virtues

10 Dec 2021 | Unit 51

Unit 51 presents a huge end of year show, featuring some of the best up and coming Aberdeen bands. This is sure to be a massive night so get your tickets early.

Bridge of Don Farmers

18 Dec 2021 | Old Guardhouse, Ellon Road

This is a wee gem that pops up every month in Bridge of Don. Run by the Bridge of Don & District Mens Shed. It offers a positive friendly shopping experience featuring local produce with an emphasis on freshness & quality.

Bothy Bass & Friends

31 Dec 2021 | Unit 51

The creation of Miles Benzie and Craig Massie, Bothy Bass is traditional bothy ballads with added techno baselines. An appreciation for traditional Scottish music and bringing it to a whole new audience. This is going to be a banging Hogmanay hoolie. Don't miss out.

If you have an upcoming event, a new release, an interesting blog post, a community project, a new local business opening to the public, let us know all about it. Just drop us an email to Let us know all the details, along with any images. We might be able to share it across our social media channels...and maybe even on our next newsletter.

Sign off

That's it for another month. We plan to publish the next newsletter between Christmas and Hogmanay so you can enjoy with your left-over sandwiches. No matter how you celebrate in December, have a brilliant time and stay safe. 😷