POST | Your Aberdeen | Issue #4


Hasn't October been amazing here in Aberdeen. More events are opening up, and while some of us are still rightly feeling cautious about joining crowds, there was still plenty to keep us occupied if we ventured out. The cinema is back with a vengeance, live comedy and shows are happening all over the city, and your favourite Aberdeen bands are playing their first gigs.

As we write this we're just a few days away from Halloween with Bonfire Night just days behind it. This time last year we were in lockdown and that meant a very minimal spooky celebrations, but it can't be forgotten that we still need to keep our kids safe while they have fun. 🎃

Chris & Kevin

NORCO House | October 2021

In this issue

  • Welcome
  • We Are Here Scotland in the spotlight
  • Aberdeen goes wild for Grampian Pride winter parade
  • Aberdeen lens heroes: Chris Henderson
  • What legacy will BAS9 leave the people of Aberdeen?
  • Take One Action film festival back to inspire a better world
  • Pictures
  • Quick links
  • Coming next month

We Are Here Scotland in the

Podcaster and campaigner Ica Headlam joined us this month to chat about We Are Here Scotland and their creative fund to help black and people of colour creatives navigate the arts industry in Scotland. As racial representation in our creative industries has sometimes become a box ticking exercise, he aims to help BIPOC creatives navigate their way to true representation. Read more.

Aberdeen has proudly celebrated Grampian Pride’s 2021 Winter Parade. Grant Martin was there to share the wonderful spectrum of love in the city centre! The parade was a huge success thanks to the glorious crowds bringing a splash of colour to the city centre. The sound of drums, whistles and cheers were followed by balloons, rainbow flags, wild outfits and startling make-up. Read More.

Aberdeen lens heroes: Chris

Back in the mist of time, before we became POST, we were a photo sharing group on Instagram. Time has moved on but we wanted to find a way to honour that past while still giving our photo followers something new and unique. We've settle on a new series #LensHeroes which focuses on an individual Aberdeen photographer, their back story and some example of their work.

First up is the delightful Chris Henderson. We've been admiring his portrait work from early mornings at Aberdeen beach. Go check it out.

What legacy will BAS9 leave the people of Aberdeen?

We wanted to speak to some people about BAS9. To think about what legacy we hope that the show will leave our city. It costs us a lot of money to put on grand shows in Aberdeen and it’s reasonable for us to expect a lasting legacy. Artists, fans, local venues and the city’s communities should feel we have all gained something permanent from our experience. Read More.

Take One Action film festival back to inspire a better world

The Take One Action film festival returned to Aberdeen hoping to inspire us to push for a fairer and more sustainable world. The Scottish charity, founded by film lovers, aim to bring audiences together through film screenings and conversations. They also hope to inspire audiences to take action for themselves. Read More.


Anatomy Rooms

The Anatomy Rooms is has reopened with their new gallery space. Poise is the first exhibition in the Arkade space featuring the work of Verity Church, Marti Salip Ventura, Jemma Stein and Katie Taylor.

Samhain - Usher In The

Bear witness as Leopard Arts' 2021 Halloween Exhibition has arrived! Lapse into a nightmare dreamt by Aberdeen's finest creatives. Free an online. Visit now.

Community rallies to welcome first Afghan families in The first Afghan families seeking asylum in Aberdeen were welcomed to the city on Saturday with an array of Scottish music, poetry and songs.

NHS Grampian issue advice on

NHS Grampian have issued advice on spiking on the day many people boycotted nightclubs to demand action on the issue.

Benin bronze restitution ceremony takes

After announcing the repatriation of the Benin bronze in 2019, the University of Aberdeen has finally given the artefact back to its rightful owners.

Coming in the next month

Aberdeen Restaurant

1-14 Nov | Aberdeen Restaurant Week returns for 2021. The Foodie Fortnight offers city centre restaurants and cafes a great platform to showcase their mouth-watering dishes to new or returning customers.

Belmont Filmhouse

Some fantastic movies coming up in the next couple of weeks with Edgar Wright's highly anticipated Last Night in Soho, Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch, and Pablo Larraín’s "sublime" Spencer and Denis Villeneuve's long-awaited adaptation of Frank Herbert's seminal sci-fi novel Dune.

A Play, A Pie, and A Pint: The Silver Superheroes | Lemon

2-6 Nov | The world has forgotten that Dave and Xenia were once our champions. But it’s time for them to step out of retirement… because one final adventure awaits.

shmuFM celebrates Kindness Day

13 Nov | Kindness Day UK is a nationally-recognised day for the celebration of kindness in society and day-to-day life, it also encourages individual acts of kindness.

The Capollos live at Cafe Drummonds

19-20 Nov | Aberdeen favourites The Capollos return to live performances at Cafe Drummond's. With the Saturday show already sold out, Friday is your chance to get to see them fresh from their long break.

WRAPT Curated Christmas

19-21 Nov | Forget dragging yourself round endless shops to find that perfect gift. Head straight for the WRAPT pop-up at The Gym in Huntley Street. The indie shopping experience your looking for.

Christmas Village

28 Nov | A photo Meetup around the Aberdeen Christmas Village on Broad St and Upperkirkgate, now confirmed to return this year. This Meetup should be good for street photography, long exposures (bring a tripod if this is you!) and street portraits.


All Month | Breakneck Comedy is Aberdeen's only dedicated comedy club. Live performances all month including from Sanjeev Kohli, Phil Kay, Cal Halbert and Steve Hughes.

A few words about our friend, Angela Joss.

We lost a friend this month. Angela Joss was a true heroic Aberdonian whose work and activities have undoubtedly touched each and every one of us whether we know it or not. She had so many brilliant projects on the go, it was difficult to keep up. We were waiting for just the right time to feature her here on POST and we're heartbroken that it's too late.

So our advice this month is DON'T WAIT. Start that project you've always wanted to, encourage others to start, to keep going and always remember to pay it forward. Connect with people that inspire you. Be who you've always wanted to be and spread the love.

We’ll miss you more than words can say. All our love to you, your friends, and your beautiful family.

Until next time,

Chris & Kevin x