Don't let August slip away

How can it be August already? After a relatively quiet July, things have picked up again and the August diary is already packed out, so we'll get out of the way quickly and give you some ideas to keep you entertained throughout the month.

Don't forget, if you are holding an event then let us know and we can share it with the wider community. Drop us a line.

We focus on local culture and community events and update Aberdeen Events throughout the month, so the fun doesn't stop here. September is shaping up to be a belter too, with festivals, sporting events and music releases! We'll keep you in the loop.

Stay cool,

Chris and Kevin

In this issue

The Book of

Throughout August: The Book of Deer has returned to the North East after hundreds of years. Aberdeen Art Gallery will display the rare pocket gospel. There is remarkable cultural importance to the Book of Deer in Scotland, especially in the North East. Furthermore, it is the earliest surviving Scottish manuscript.

Bonnymuir Green Open Art

Until August 29: An Open Art Exhibition at Bonnymuir Green's café, with all members of the community invited to participate. The theme of this year’s exhibition is GREEN. A great opportunity to see smaller-scale work created in the community.

The Galloway Hoard: Viking Age

Throughout August: There is no other Viking-era collection like the stunning Galloway Hoard on British or Irish soil. The original owners buried the hoard in around AD 900. So the find is transforming our understanding of this period of Scottish history.

Fierce Summer

Throughout August: The #fiercefamily will be welcomed to the brand new Fierce Beer brewery from the 6th and every weekend throughout August for the Summer Sessions. A chance to hang with the crew and see the outcome of the hard work they have been putting in over the past few months.

9-20 August: A group show from Gray's School of Art painting students who have taken ownership of their own path in the gap between Covid years. This is a big show from inspiring young artists and is not to be missed.


13 August: With a new EP incoming, Aberdeen four-piece indie band, White Lines, return to Drummonds to perform a brand new headline show. The band are excited to showcase the local talent that Aberdeen has to offer by sharing the stage with upcoming bands; ‘Hitlist’ and ‘The Accolades’.

EIFF at The Belmont

15-20 August: EIFF is a major film festival in Scotland that brings together audiences with innovative and essential storytellers. Scaled intimately, yet also ambitiously artistic. EIFF is an annual celebration of cinema, and the Belmont Filmhouse in Aberdeen is home to some hand-picked screenings.

The Fabulous Fittie Fashion

20 August: Support Aberdeen Creatives at the Fabulous FITTIE Fashion Fest as they rebel against fast fashion. It’s a unique festival-themed shopping experience in Fittie Community Hall. Laura Mears-Reynolds, presenter of the ADHD As Females podcast, has teamed up with Open Road to host the Fabulous FITTIE Fashion Fest.

Aberdeen Mela One World

21 August: Aberdeen Mela One World Day is all set to return to the Granite City this summer. Westburn Park will be ablaze with colour, celebrating the cultural diversity of the city and the North East. There’ll be food, music, dance, and loads of kids’ activities throughout the day.

Celebrate Aberdeen Parade

27 August: Back for 2022, Celebrate Aberdeen will gather hundreds of charities, voluntary groups, and social enterprises. The big day is to showcase what these organisations do for Aberdeen and the northeast. Last time round, more than 5,000 people representing more than 180 different organisations took part in the Celebrate Aberdeen parade

Experiment Use of Space at the

28 August: Experimental Use of Space is an artist group that holds exhibitions in spaces where art is not normally found. The iconic Bon Accord Baths are home to the latest exhibition. Artists from Aberdeen and NE Scotland will use the spectacular space, bringing life back to the city’s Uptown Baths. Held in conjunction with Save Bon Accord Baths.