Christmas Wind-Down

Events are definitely winding down as folks' eyes turn to the big distraction of the holiday season.

Christmas Wind-Down

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Just a quick one this month to keep you up-to-date on what's happening over the next few weeks here in Aberdeen. Events are definitely winding down as folks' eyes turn to the big distraction of the holiday season.

We hope you have a brilliant Christmas, whether you celebrate it or not. We totally understand those that want to skip the whole thing. It really can be overwhelming.

But there are still plenty of events that aren't Christmas related to keep you distracted or to help quell the excitement. Either way, we'll see you on the other side. In the meantime, stay in touch on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and now Tumblr.

Chris and Kevin 💛

Since Last Time

It feels like so much has happened in November. Here are a few of the highlights from the news section of the POST website.

If you ever have a story you want to share, please get in contact.


SNUG is a brilliant new project from All In Ideas and Elev8Arts. They are offering a warm, friendly space for visitors to relax and be creative. Hot drinks, art equipment and warm smiles are available for free (or for a small donation if you can).

On top of that, they are also offering workshops with local creatives. While you need to book your spot for those, for everything else they are open every Friday from 10am - 5:30pm. Rock up and say hi. Follow them on Instagram for the latest.

Dreaming of a Green and Granite Mile

The arguments around the pedestrianisation of Union Street continue to rumble on. We think that Aberdeen has an opportunity to change the city centre from a four-lane nightmare into a street-level, urban park...a green and granite mile. Spoiler alert...the high street is what now? Read more

Aberdeen podcasts - your local listen

Podcasts are a fantastic way of hearing the voices, stories, and opinions of people around the world. We've compiled a list of Aberdeen-based podcasts. Whether it's a music shop, foodie, football team or creative, find your next local listen here.

We're also keen to keep this up-to-date, so if you're launching a local podcast or have one that we've missed, please let us know and we'll add it. Read more

December Events

In Medias Res

Until 4 Dec | In Medias Res showcases the work of final-year art students from Gray's School of Art across two of Aberdeen's art spaces, Look Again Project Space and The Anatomy Rooms. Explore thirty-five unique perspectives through many artistic styles.

Christmas Open Studios

Until 4 Dec | Deemouth Artist Studios are holding their wonderful Christmas Open Studios again this year. A wide range of artisan products and artwork will be on display, including paintings, jewellery, ceramics, wood, concrete products, textiles, and more. Shop local this Christmas.

Catastrophe Soup

Until Dec 10 | Aberdeen artist Caitlyn Holly Main produces work that is tender yet highly charged. In this exhibition at The Worm Gallery, she uses mixed-media prints, writing and drawings to depict small moments of tenderness and resistance.

We Are Here Scotland presents INCUBATA

7 Dec | Vagrant Real Estate headlines INCUBATA, a special night celebrating the We Are Here Scotland incubation programme supporting Scotland-based BPoC creatives. Danny Cliff and EYVE will perform on the night. Expect an unforgettable night at The Lemon Tree.

LGBT+ Writers Club

12 Nov | Join Four Pillars' LGBT+ Writers Club at Four Unity and share your poems, stories, or pieces of reflective writing with like-minded artists. A writing group can be a brilliant source of support and motivation. It’s also a fantastic way to meet new people.

Live: Connor Clark & The Matador Kings

16 Dec | Upcoming Aberdeen rock band Connor Clark & The Matador Kings are back playing live at Drummonds, back after a wild gig in May. In our review of that gig, Kimbo said “if you want a large slice of rock n roll to add to your weekend, go see them!” With support from Hitlist and New Town.

DJ Yogi | Like a Daydream

17 Dec | Like a Daydream returns to The Blue Lamp with DJ Yogi's four-hour shoegaze set. Alt-rock, post-rock and indie tunes are also in the mix. Back after a series of dates in London DJ Yogi is buzzing to be on home turf.

Christmas Shopping

Shop local at New Aberdeen Pop-Ups

If you're looking for something unique to gift this Christmas, or even just looking to treat yourself, you should definitely consider one of Aberdeen's fantastic new pop-up shops, supporting local artists and creatives.

Look Again has transformed its unit on St. Andrews Street and Deemouth Artist Studios has opened Edit on Upper Kirkgate. In addition, Origin has opened a plastic recycling centre called Origin Hub, on George Street and finally, DEPARTMNT has been launched by Second Home on Gaelic Lane.

This a great way to explore local talent and shop locally this Christmas.

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Until next year...

We hope you have a peaceful holiday season and can join us refreshed and revitalised in the new year.

See you then ✌️