Summer in the City


Summer is racing at us at 100mph. There's a lot happening in Aberdeen but we're on top of it so you don't miss out on any of the fun!

The weeks ahead are sure to be dominated by the return of Nuart Aberdeen. World-class street artists are about to make their semi-permanent mark on this city. They'll transform buildings from their decades-old state into fresh new landmarks.

At the same time, we'll see the much return of the much-loved Gray's School of Art Degree Show, showcasing the work of the city's most talented art students.

Along with the Aberdeen Highland Games, Taste of Grampian, live music from some of Aberdeen's favourite bands and the return of the Light the Blue Festival, it's clear that June is going to be busy, busy, busy!

Have an amazing month. Keep in touch and we'll see you on the other side.

Chris & Kevin

It's good to be back!

In this issue

Nuart Aberdeen 2022 is nearly here!

We've got everything you need to know about Nuart Aberdeen 2022. We have a profile of all the artists who will be visiting the city over the next few days. We also have an interactive map of the spots where they'll be transforming. As more info is released by organisers, we'll update this page, so keep it bookmarked.

Rise Up! celebrating black and POC

With a whole host of inspiring speakers and an amazing line-up of talented musicians and spoken word artists, Rise Up! was a fantastic celebration of black and POC creatives in Aberdeen and throughout Scotland. There is so much amazing talent out there, and Aberdeen's creatives of colour are leading the way.

Aberdeen Mela back for Summer

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. All of this comes together to bring the park to life in an all-encompassing multicultural festival.

Light Blue

Light the Blue youth festival will return to the city this June to celebrate the best and brightest local young talent. Young people across the region and beyond will have the opportunity to get involved, spark conversation, collaborate and celebrate their talent while experiencing an inspirational event program.

Nuart Plus | More than

Organisers have announced Nuart Plus, a program of exciting events to celebrate Aberdeen’s much-loved street art festival Nuart Aberdeen. The festival weekend will not only include walking tours and art workshops. But also film screenings, debates, food, drink, and craft stalls, as well as stage entertainment.

The Gig: Connor Clark and the Matador

Connor Clark and the Matador Kings headlined a fantastic night of Aberdeen talent at Drummonds this month. With support from She's Taken and Marc Culley, the volume was up at 100, the crowd enjoying a bounce, and the bands were clearly delighted to be back on stage.


Aberdeen to take centre stage in new BBC police drama Granite

Aberdeen has been acting as a backdrop for the three-part drama and hopes to follow in the footsteps of other Scottish series like Guilt and Vigil.

Aberdeen not-for-profit founder reflects on opening dream shop in the middle of coronavirus

Kirsty Cameron is passionate about making art more accessible and wanted to create a space where people can explore their creativity free of judgement. Thus, Second Home Aberdeen was born.

'I'm really excited to take things forward' - Aberdeen City Council's first elected woman of colour out to transform the A fierce campaigner and barrier-breaker, Deena Tissera hopes to make a splash in the Town House by deploying her unique experiences and determined aptitude to solve the city's problems.

Aberdeen City Council to be run by SNP and Liberal Democrats after landmark deal

The Liberal Democrats and the SNP teamed up to form a new council administration, with promises to make support the arts, refresh tourism and culture and tackle the environment and the rising cost of living.

Aberdeen's Low Emission Zone comes into

Aberdeen's Low Emission Zones restrict polluting vehicles' access to certain road spaces in order to improve air quality. In addition to improving public health, the city will hopefully become more attractive for living, working, and visiting.

The history of Union Street and how it bankrupted The decision to update Aberdeen's main thoroughfare came at a hefty price for the city, with much of the old streets and buildings lost.

Coming in the next month

No Place Like

5 June 2022

This exhibition brings together Victoria Fifield‘s work on migration and the question of ‘what does home mean in 2022?’

Taste of Grampian

4 June 2022

Visitors have the chance to discover and sample a variety of high-quality food and drink products and rub shoulders with TV personalities like James Martin and Si King of The Hairy Bikers.

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon

4 June 2022

Don't miss local musicians at The Blue Lamp on Sunday 5th June. There will be two great bands to jazz up your Sunday.


7 -12 June 2022

Aberdeen artists, Kathryn McFarlane and Catriona Yates are collaborating in this exhibition to bring a splash of colour to Stonehaven.

NUART Aberdeen

9-12 June 2022

Nuart Aberdeen is BACK for 2022. Once again, the city and its walls will serve as the canvas for world-class street artists.

NESCol HND Music Year 2 End of Year

10 June 2022

NESCol presents the HND Music Year 2 End of Year Performance Showcase. Five student bands performing an eclectic mix of music.

Gray's School of Art Degree

11-18 June 2022

The Gray’s Degree Show is an annual highlight in the calendar, celebrating the talents and achievements of our final year students.

Rock Pooling at Greyhope

14 June 2022

Living in the intertidal zone is difficult. Discover some of the creatures that live in the rock pools with a Countryside Ranger.

Light the Blue Festival

16-18 June 2022

This month the city will celebrate the best and brightest young talent with the Light the Blue youth festival.

HOURS presents:

18 June 2022

A staple of the alternative UK rap scene north of the border, Edinburgh raised MC/producer Tzusan has been turning heads in recent years.

Aberdeen's Highland

19 June 2022

The Aberdeen Highland Games will return this Summer at Hazelhead Park on Sunday 19th June 2022.

The Little Kicks + Special

25 June 2022

Aberdeen band Little Kicks combine soaring vocal harmonies with guitar hooks and synthesisers to build rich, emotional music.

This is just a small sample of the events coming your way this month. Our Aberdeen Events section gets updated most days so make sure to visit regularly and keep an eye on our social media channels.

If you are hosting an event that you'd like us to cover and share with our community, let us know by filling in our dedicated form on Post Aberdeen.

Until next month...

Thanks for spending time with us again. It's brilliant to have an audience that takes an active interest in what's happening in the city. We're hoping to have a couple of new Temp Check interviews heading your way over the next few weeks. Keep an eye out, and if you miss it, we will of course share them with you in next month's Your Aberdeen.

Stay cool x