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What’s on in Aberdeen?

Art Events in the City From Late October Onwards

By Haleigh Keil

Looking for events to occupy your time in Aberdeen? Want to do something different, but don’t know what to explore or where to start? Well, look no further, as today we’re discussing all things happening in Aberdeen!

Crathes castle - Image by Wolfgang Claussen from Pixabay

Lots of fantastic events are happening at the end of October. Firstly, a special event is happening a little way outside the city. From tomorrow (the 26th if, like me, you often lose track of what day it is) until the 29th, you can head out to Crathes Castle near Banchory to enjoy the annual pumpkin patch and take part in their other Halloween-inspired activities. To get there, you can take the 201 Bus from Union Square to the Crathes Castle bus stop.

As for the events taking place in Aberdeen City, on the 26th there’s a concert at the Aberdeen Maritime

Loch Hourn in the Scottish Highlands - Image by Ivor Bond from Pixabay

Museum from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., where you can enjoy three short performances in the museum hosted by Sound Festival. If you can’t make time that day, on Friday the 27th Harbour Film Nights is screening The Hermit of Treig at Fittie Community Hall. According to the Aberdeen City website, the film is about “Ken Smith [who] has spent the past four decades in the Scottish Highlands, living alone in a log cabin nestled near Loch Treig, known as ‘the lonely loch’... Filmed over 10 years, director Lizzie Mackenzie poetically captures Ken’s profound, spiritual relationship with the wilderness.” This sounds like a film you won’t want to miss!

Saturday will also be eventful, as Aberdeen Art Gallery is hosting Con Anima Chamber Choir, a group that has been performing for over 30 years. The show is only a half-hour long, so be sure to arrive on time! At 7:30 p.m., you can make your way to the Tivoli Theatre, where Hotel California will perform songs by The Eagles, which is a concert that is bound to remind you of summer days. Any Eagles fans are sure to enjoy this concert, and tickets are not too expensive from £22 to £27.

If you think October will go out with a bang (or spook! #HalloweenHumour) event-wise, wait until you hear about the November lineup. November is jam-packed full of concerts, movies, and even a fantasy ball. On the 8th of November at 7 p.m., King King is performing at the Lemon Tree. The cost to attend their Where It Began Tour is £27, but you’d have to get your tickets fast because King King has often sold out in the past.

Image by NoName_13 from Pixabay

If you want a more unique event, Fleetwood Mac by Candlelight will be at the Aberdeen Beach Ballroom on November 9th. This travelling group is in Aberdeen for one night only, so don’t miss it if you’re interested! Surrounded by candles, this magical show brings many of Fleetwood

Mac’s hit songs to life, and it sounds like a mystical event any fan would enjoy. Tickets start at only £20.

From the 9th to the 11th of November, you can head to the Aberdeen Arts Centre to watch the hit musical The Little Mermaid performed by St. Margaret’s School for Girls. The show begins at 7 p.m. each night except for Saturday the 11th, which has a 2 p.m. show. Tickets are £15 (plus a booking fee). Don’t miss out on their version of this classic tale!

Finally, on the 25th of November, head to the Chester Hotel for the Goblin King Fantasy Ball. This event starts at 6:45 p.m. and goes well into the night with a three-course meal, music, and dancing. The dress code is formal, and you have the option to dress up in fantasy costumes. Make sure to book tickets in advance!

Now, what are you waiting for? So much is taking place this autumn in Aberdeen. Make sure to get out there and see it before these events are over!


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