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GRANITE NOIR is back

The city's just gotten a lot cooler

photo courtesy of Aberdeen Performing Arts


The event we've all been waiting for: Granite Noir starts today!

Where do these chill winds sway? Is it towards an alley, tucked between the Central Library and St Mark’s? Is it in the hidden passages that lead to the Belmont Filmhouse? What dark things wait for us there, only one billboard can tell us… Granite Noir is back in Aberdeen.


Granite Noir is the internationally acclaimed festival of noir literature, proudly hosted by Aberdeen City across a multitude of venues. The festival is back in person for its 2022 programme, and it is packed with loads of events, from book readings, to exhibitions, to film screenings.


Go to their website, and flick the pages of their grey brochure to find out more. Highlights of the festival include:*

  • The Grit in the Granite (exhibition), Music Hall and Lemon Tree, FREE

  • Witch Hunt (Ten Feet Tall production), Kirk of St Nicholas, tickets £9.50

  • The Unknown (workshop with queer author Eris Young), Aberdeen Central Library, tickets £6

  • Cocktails, Shaken Not Stirred (the science behind crime fiction), Coda Café Bar, Music Hall, tickets £20

  • Cold Blooded Scandi (Anders de la Motte, Kjell Ola Dahl, Silje Ulstein), tickets £9.50

… And much much more!

All events will take place between February 24-27. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

*Student discounts may be available for selected events. Visit the website to know more.