Post | Your Aberdeen | Issue #2


August is usually a quiet month here in Aberdeen, but as holidays have been curtailed, there's been plenty to keep us entertained right here at home. We've taken our usual look back on the month, shared some of your photography and peered through the fog of time to see what's happening next month.

Readership of this newsletter has nearly double since the first issue was published, so it's great to have so many new reader exploring what's been going on in the city. Welcome friends!

So on to the content. Caution, this newsletter may contain paste-ups of Pat Butcher, and government ministers trying to dodge £5 entry fees at nightclubs.

Margaret Salmon for British Art Show 9

In this issue

  • Welcome
  • The Selective Regeneration of Our City
  • Chef and Producer Louis Pushing the Aberdeen Music Scene
  • TEDx Aberdeen | Muckle Ideas ti' Spread Aboot
  • British Art Show 9 | Asking Big Questions
  • We Are Here Scotland Launch Creators Fund
  • Leopard Arts Hold Their First Live Event
  • Nuart Aberdeen 2021 Draws to a Close
  • Clan Light The North with Lighthouse Trail
  • Pictures
  • Quick Links
  • Next Month
  • From the Archive

Aberdeen high-rise buildings | The selective regeneration of our

The team here at Post like to concentrate on the fun stuff that happens in the city, but sometimes a story comes along that is too important to ignore. This is a truly eye-opening read – The Selective Regeneration of our City. Mark Stirton guest posts with us and takes a closer look at Aberdeen’s ‘historically important buildings’ such as Virginia Court and Marischal Court. Buckle up...this is a tough one, but well worth your time.

Chef and producer Louis pushing the Aberdeen music scene

Aberdeen’s growing hip-hop and R&B scene has caught the eye of BBC documentary makers. The New Aberdeen takes a look at musician Chef, producer Louis Seivwright and the musical artists that surround them as the scene in the city in the city grows and gains national attention.

We reached out to Chef to find out a little bit more about him and his working relationship with business and creative partner Louis. We wanted to know how they met, the artists they work with, what it was like to shoot the documentary and his plans for the future.

TEDx Aberdeen | Muckle ideas ti' spread

In was late July and even though there was threat of rain in the sky, the sun was shining bright on a city excited to experience its inaugural TEDx conference. What may once have seemed long overdue had arguably arrived just at the perfect time for Aberdeen!

Under the banner ‘New ways of seeing old things‘, the TEDx Aberdeen conference presented 10 speakers, videos and Q&A’s in the Aberdeen Arts Center to an audience of 100 attendees for a day of connection and big ideas.

British Art Show 9 | Asking big questions

British Art Show 9 has been at Aberdeen Art Gallery for more than a month. Many of you will have been to visit, while many others have not. Some will love it, others may not. One thing is for sure, though. It’s undeniable. It’s asking pretty big questions of its audience on its themes of healing, care and reparative history, and it’s not afraid what we might say in reply.

We Are Here Scotland launch Creators

We Are Here Scotland announced this month that applications for their Creators’ Fund are now live. The fund aims to provide practical funding opportunities for Black and POC artists and creatives across Scotland, along with one-to-one mentorship from experienced industry professionals.

Leopard Arts hold their first live

From poetry and prose to visual art and even drama, 'A Summer Offering' presented an eclectic array whilst keeping a balanced tone. The most unique aspect was a table where local illustrators sold their wares and added a beautiful corner of colour.

The crowd were impressed to see performances from Ruaraidh Wishart, with a stunning flute-rock fusion performance of Doric poetry, and Marka Rifat's queer parody of the myth of George and the Dragon. It was good to see the Lampie buzzing again after so long.

Nuart Aberdeen 2021 Draws to a

2021 was a very different year for Nuart Aberdeen. Held in very different circumstances over a few weeks rather than a single crazy few days. The talent on display was still incredible and there is a lasting legacy of new work for visitors and the people of Aberdeen to enjoy. Whats more, organisers have pledged to bring back the street art festival again in 2022.

Clan Light The North with Lighthouse Trail

Clan’s Light The North art sculpture trail has officially launched this month, unveiling fifty 2.5 metre tall lighthouses across Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. The lighthouses are a brilliant addition to locations all round the north-east. You can collect them all with a fantastic app.


Deen Scene - What's On # 25! So it's been a minute since the last Deen Scene, almost 4 months to be more precise. Although we've been slowly transitioning back to normal...

‘Merry’ Michael Gove seen dancing ‘alone’ in Aberdeen

Arms aloft, suit jacket on, Michael Gove has been filmed giving it his all in an Aberdeen nightclub after reportedly trying to avoid a £5 entrance fee by stating that he was the chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

AMPLIFY: 3 x £500 artist commissions

AMPLIFY is a new project funded by Aberdeen City Council. The project will award three £500 mini commissions to written, visual or performance artists who wish to make new work inspired by their own lived experience of marginalisation.

Union Street pedestrianisation could be 'prioritised' in Aberdeen regeneration Plans for the permanent pedestrianisation of part of Union Street, currently blocked off for physical distancing, could progress next week.

Summer of Play proves a glowing

Summer of Play’s jam-packed programme has been hailed a huge success after thousands of children and young people took part in a range of free events provided by Aberdeen City Council.

John Lewis building to become new Aberdeen vaccine The former John Lewis store in Aberdeen is being turned into a new Covid vaccination centre to open within weeks.

Aberdeen Science Centre Opens New Pop-Up Exhibition at Bon Accord Visit Aberdeen Science Centre's free pop-up space at the Bon Accord shopping, free of charge, in the centre of Aberdeen.

Coming Next Month

Community Garden Festival set to Launch | 4-5

Across the weekend of the 4th and 5th September, community groups across the City will be opening their garden-gates to welcome you, inform you of their activities and to host a wide range of events which celebrate community growing in all its forms.

Tour of Britain 2021 | 12

Stage eight of the 2021 Tour of Britain will take place between Stonehaven and Aberdeen on Sunday 12 September. This year’s overall winner will be crowned on Aberdeen’s picturesque Esplanade after a scenic and challenging route.

WayWORD Festival | 19-26

WayWORD is a student and youth-led arts festival brought to you by the WORD Centre for Creative Writing at University of Aberdeen. Workshops, author events, panel discussions and performance nights are all FREE with BSL interpretation.

True North Festival | 23-26 True North is a music festival presented by Aberdeen Performing Arts. Experience your favourite bands and discover new music, while celebrating all that the North East of Scotland has to offer.

Granite City Photowalks - Street Photography | 26

We created a group for arranging photowalks around Aberdeen and maybe surrounding areas too - it seems to be a popular genre of Meetup group in other cities.

Live Music Events | All

It's fantastic that live music is finding it's way back into the city's venues, small and large. 57°North have you back when it comes to music listings (and job opportunities). Check in on them regularly to find out what is going on.

Nuart Walking Tours | All Nuart Walking Tour at Aberdeen Performing Arts. Learn about the roots of the Street Art movement and join our expert guides for a walking experience unlike any other.

From the archive

Temp Check - Lauren Mitchell from

Lauren Mitchell’s breakfast radio show with co-presenter Jeff Diack is a huge success. The presenters’ positive disposition has has solidified their position as North East Scotland’s most listened to breakfast show. In more normal times, you could also see them supporting community events in Aberdeen like Celebrate Aberdeen and Grampian Pride.

We caught up with Lauren to see how she was doing as Aberdeen began to move on from lockdown to recovery.

Until next time...

That's it for another month. We have some great new stories and interviews in the works for September so follow us on your favourite social media platform to stay up to date. We'll be back in a few week to let you know what's been going on throughout September.

Don't forget if you have a story to share with the people of Aberdeen, we're always keen to hear from you.

Until next time, stay cool.