Welcome to the Whats On Guide to Aberdeen and Grampian

Aberdeen is Scotland’s third most populous city, one of Scotland’s 32 local government council areas and the United Kingdom’s 37th most populous built-up area, with an official population estimate of 196,670 for the city of Aberdeen and 229,800 for the local authority area. Nicknames include the Granite City, the Grey City and the Silver City with the Golden Sands. During the mid-18th to mid-20th centuries, Aberdeen’s buildings incorporated locally quarried grey granite, which can sparkle like silver because of its high mica content.

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Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2017 Winners’ Exhibition @ Aden Theatre
Aug 11 – Aug 24 all-day
Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2017 Winners' Exhibition @ Aden Theatre

The winning images from the 8th annual Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year competition. The competition attracted entries from professional and amateur photographers from around the world and also presented Awards for junior photographers (under-18s) and for students undertaking a photography element in their course.

This collection of images showcases the winning photographers’ diverse interpretations of wildlife, landscape, environmental, botanical and abstract subjects around Scotland.

The exhibition includes a presentation of the Scottish Nature Video Award 2017 for short films on a nature, wildlife or landscape theme shot in Scotland.

Scottish Ballet – Christopher Hampson’s Cinderella 201 @ His Majesty's Theatre
Jan 16 @ 9:55 am – Jan 19 @ 10:55 am

Christopher Hampson’s Cinderella 2018

The ultimate spectacle. Primary colours that burst out of the darkness. Billowing ball gowns whisking you into a magical world. And Prokofiev’s irresistibly melodic score showing well-loved characters in a whole new light – performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

Christopher Hampson’s Cinderella is everything you adore about the classic fairy tale – made fresh, funny and touching.

We meet Cinderella at the saddest of times, then see her taken for granted by her wicked stepmother and two nasty stepsisters. But there’s no time for despair: Cinderella’s fairy godmother is casting spells of dressmaker spiders, magical roses and a very special glass slipper. Will love conquer loneliness, and