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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Events on now and coming soon in Aberdeen and Grampian
Nominated for best stage play by the Anti-Trafficking Foundation in 2016 and Amnesty Edinburgh Festival: Freedom of Expression Award 2017. MY MIND IS FREE is a powerful interpretation of the degradations of human trafficking. It tells the interlinked stories of four people trafficked to and within the UK and their horrifying tales of abuse, exploitation and enslavement. The production uses a mixture of imaginative physical theatre and highly skilled multi–role playing. ‘The performance of the actors was incredible…. Long live this theatre production’ (Anti-Slavery International).
The production is funded by Scottish Government and is linked with the following anti-trafficking charities: The Salvation Army, Hope For Justice and Migrant Help one of whom will speak after the production and taking questions.
‘You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again you did not know!’ -William Wilberforce
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