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26 Aug 09:30
Family Activity Weekend

Family Activity Weekend

TechFest's Activity Weekend is one of the most popular events in the TechFest calendar! The weekend is made up of two days of workshops and shows for families to get involved with. 

Location: Sir Ian Wood Building, RGU, Aberdeen

Cost: Adults £1, kids 1p!

27 Aug 09:30
Family Activity Weekend

Family Activity Weekend

TechFest's Activity Weekend is one of the most popular events in the TechFest calendar! The weekend is made up of two days of workshops and shows for families to get involved with. 

Location: Sir Ian Wood Building, RGU, Aberdeen

Cost: Adults £1, kids 1p!

7 Sep 19:30
PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING

PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING

After two years up in the stratosphere with the hugely successful ‘The Race For Space’, Public Service Broadcasting are returning to earth!

Location: His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Cost: £22

7 Sep 21:30
WILD BEASTS

WILD BEASTS

The four boys of Wild Beasts aren’t concerned with being of the modern, or being of the renaissance. Wild Beasts’ music just is.

Location: The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Cost: £19.80

8 Sep 19:00
Arab Strap

Arab Strap

Arab Strap blazed a trail for the kind of honest, colloquial songwriting that has become so common nowadays.

Location: The Tivoli Theatre, Aberdeen

Cost: £16.50

8 Sep 21:30
Dutch Uncles

Dutch Uncles

Dutch Uncles, take their musical inspiration from Kate Bush's The Red Shoes, Low-era David Bowie, some slightly-less fashionable records belonging to their Dads, and East European techno.

Location: The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Cost: £11

9 Sep
North East Open Studios (NEOS)

North East Open Studios (NEOS)

Local artists and makers will yet open their studios to the public. Festival attendees are invited to a unique opportunity to see creative juices flowing.

Location: Various, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

Cost: Free

9 Sep 19:00
Rumours

Rumours

Rumours promises to be an unforgettable night paying homage to one of the greatest ever rock bands - Fleetwood Mac.

Location: His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Cost: £22

9 Sep 21:30
TRUE NORTH AFTER PARTY WITH PICTISH TRAIL & DJ SUPPORT

TRUE NORTH AFTER PARTY WITH PICTISH TRAIL & DJ SUPPORT

Pictish Trail brings his unique and hypnotic folk/electro act to the True North after party, with guest DJs on hand to keep the crowd going until the early hours.

Location: The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Cost: £11

10 Sep
North East Open Studios (NEOS)

North East Open Studios (NEOS)

Local artists and makers will yet open their studios to the public. Festival attendees are invited to a unique opportunity to see creative juices flowing.

Location: Various, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

Cost: Free

10 Sep 19:00
SCOTT HUTCHISON (FRIGHTENED RABBIT) & KATHRYN JOSEPH

SCOTT HUTCHISON (FRIGHTENED RABBIT) & KATHRYN JOSEPH

Frightened Rabbit front man Scott Hutchison and Scottish Album of Year winner Kathryn Joseph bring down the curtain on True North 2017.

Location: The Tivoli Theatre, Aberdeen

Cost: £16.50

11 Sep
North East Open Studios (NEOS)

North East Open Studios (NEOS)

Local artists and makers will yet open their studios to the public. Festival attendees are invited to a unique opportunity to see creative juices flowing.

Location: Various, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

Cost: Free

11 Sep
TechFest

TechFest

TechFest includes event, lectures, talks, pub quizzes, TechFest Tours, Bookbug sessions, the Activity Weekend, TechFest Goes Quiet and the Eureka Series.  

Location: Various, Aberdeen

11 Sep 18:30
Against the grain

Against the grain

Whisky is defined as ‘a distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash’. What constitutes a grain, and how do these differ?

Location: The Tippling House, Aberdeen

Cost: £24

11 Sep 19:00
ANIMAL FAMILIES & ME WITH GORDON BUCHANAN

ANIMAL FAMILIES & ME WITH GORDON BUCHANAN

Have you got any burning wildlife questions? BBC TV wildlife presenter and cameraman Gordon Buchanan has travelled the planet!

Location: University of Aberdeen

Cost: From £4.50

12 Sep
North East Open Studios (NEOS)

North East Open Studios (NEOS)

Local artists and makers will yet open their studios to the public. Festival attendees are invited to a unique opportunity to see creative juices flowing.

Location: Various, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

Cost: Free

12 Sep
TechFest

TechFest

TechFest includes event, lectures, talks, pub quizzes, TechFest Tours, Bookbug sessions, the Activity Weekend, TechFest Goes Quiet and the Eureka Series.  

Location: Various, Aberdeen

12 Sep 09:00
Science bites

Science bites

Find out about how the Rowett research influences the food we eat and a chance to taste some of these foods. 

Location: University of Aberdeen

Cost: Free

12 Sep 18:00
WHAT DOES THE INDUSTRIAL DIGITAL REVOLUTION MEAN FOR US

WHAT DOES THE INDUSTRIAL DIGITAL REVOLUTION MEAN FOR US

Location: University of Aberdeen

Cost: From £3.30

12 Sep 18:30
LONEWOLF SPECIALITY TOUR

LONEWOLF SPECIALITY TOUR

Welcome to LoneWolf the brand new distillery challenging the tradition and quality that currently exists within the spirit industry. 

Location: DogTap, Ellon

Cost: £26.40

12 Sep 18:30
ABERDEEN OFFSHORE WINDFARM INNOVATIONS

ABERDEEN OFFSHORE WINDFARM INNOVATIONS

Representatives from Vattenfall will provide you with a project update along with information on the innovation behind the project.

Location: University of Aberdeen

Cost: From £3

12 Sep 19:00
PRIVACY IN A DIGITAL AGE

PRIVACY IN A DIGITAL AGE

In this session, Burness Paull’s data protection and privacy expert, Ross McKenzie, will talk about his experiences in advising clients in the technology sector on privacy issues!

Location: University of Aberdeen

Cost: From £3.30

13 Sep
North East Open Studios (NEOS)

North East Open Studios (NEOS)

Local artists and makers will yet open their studios to the public. Festival attendees are invited to a unique opportunity to see creative juices flowing.

Location: Various, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

Cost: Free

13 Sep
TechFest

TechFest

TechFest includes event, lectures, talks, pub quizzes, TechFest Tours, Bookbug sessions, the Activity Weekend, TechFest Goes Quiet and the Eureka Series.  

Location: Various, Aberdeen

13 Sep 18:45
THE MATHEMATICS OF WHY I DON'T HAVE A BOYFRIEND

THE MATHEMATICS OF WHY I DON'T HAVE A BOYFRIEND

Are you single? Losing hope that you will ever find ‘The One’?

Location: University of Aberdeen

Cost: From £3.30

13 Sep 20:30
IS MONOGAMY DEAD?

IS MONOGAMY DEAD?

Award-winning comedian, broadcaster and writer Rosie Wilby presents readings and unexpected discoveries from her new book Is Monogamy Dead? 

Location: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen

Cost: £5.50

14 Sep
North East Open Studios (NEOS)

North East Open Studios (NEOS)

Local artists and makers will yet open their studios to the public. Festival attendees are invited to a unique opportunity to see creative juices flowing.

Location: Various, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

Cost: Free

14 Sep
TechFest

TechFest

TechFest includes event, lectures, talks, pub quizzes, TechFest Tours, Bookbug sessions, the Activity Weekend, TechFest Goes Quiet and the Eureka Series.  

Location: Various, Aberdeen

14 Sep 18:00
TRAILBLAZING WOMEN OF SCIENCE

TRAILBLAZING WOMEN OF SCIENCE

Catherine Booth, former curator of science collections in the National Library of Scotland, has been uncovering stories of Scottish female scientists of the past. 

Location: University of Aberdeen

Cost: From £3.30

14 Sep 18:30
GRAIN TO BOTTLE BREWING CHAT

GRAIN TO BOTTLE BREWING CHAT

Sit down, enjoy a beer and then listen to makers walk you through how it's made!

Location: BrewDog, Aberdeen

Cost: £9.90

14 Sep 18:45
RENEWABLE ENERGY RESEARCH

RENEWABLE ENERGY RESEARCH

The world’s energy demand is increasing rapidly and although fossil fuels are still the primary energy source, their contribution to global warming has been under scrutiny to seek cleaner and more sustainable alternatives.

Location: Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

Cost: From £3.30

15 Sep
North East Open Studios (NEOS)

North East Open Studios (NEOS)

Local artists and makers will yet open their studios to the public. Festival attendees are invited to a unique opportunity to see creative juices flowing.

Location: Various, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

Cost: Free

15 Sep
TechFest

TechFest

TechFest includes event, lectures, talks, pub quizzes, TechFest Tours, Bookbug sessions, the Activity Weekend, TechFest Goes Quiet and the Eureka Series.  

Location: Various, Aberdeen

16 Sep
North East Open Studios (NEOS)

North East Open Studios (NEOS)

Local artists and makers will yet open their studios to the public. Festival attendees are invited to a unique opportunity to see creative juices flowing.

Location: Various, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

Cost: Free

16 Sep
TechFest

TechFest

TechFest includes event, lectures, talks, pub quizzes, TechFest Tours, Bookbug sessions, the Activity Weekend, TechFest Goes Quiet and the Eureka Series.  

Location: Various, Aberdeen

16 Sep 10:00
EUREKA DAY AT THE BARN

EUREKA DAY AT THE BARN

As part of TechFest's Eureka Series sponsored by Chevron, Eureka Day at the Barn will give children the opportunity to test their science and engineering skills through workshops.

Location: The Barn, Banchory, Aberdeenshire

Tickets available on the door

16 Sep 14:30
3D-SELFIE @ MAKE

3D-SELFIE @ MAKE

Scan and print a colour 3D self-portrait!

Location: 17 Belmont Street, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

17 Sep
North East Open Studios (NEOS)

North East Open Studios (NEOS)

Local artists and makers will yet open their studios to the public. Festival attendees are invited to a unique opportunity to see creative juices flowing.

Location: Various, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

Cost: Free

17 Sep
TechFest

TechFest

TechFest includes event, lectures, talks, pub quizzes, TechFest Tours, Bookbug sessions, the Activity Weekend, TechFest Goes Quiet and the Eureka Series.  

Location: Various, Aberdeen

18 Sep
TechFest

TechFest

TechFest includes event, lectures, talks, pub quizzes, TechFest Tours, Bookbug sessions, the Activity Weekend, TechFest Goes Quiet and the Eureka Series.  

Location: Various, Aberdeen

18 Sep 18:30
QUALITY DEPARTMENT TOUR

QUALITY DEPARTMENT TOUR

Quality is the epitome of Brewdog! 

Location: DogTap, Ellon, Aberdeenshire

Cost: £26.40

18 Sep 18:45
HANDLING ENERGY IN THE BODY.ARE WE STORING UP TROUBLE FOR THE FUTURE?

HANDLING ENERGY IN THE BODY.ARE WE STORING UP TROUBLE FOR THE FUTURE?

Food gives us energy but do you ever wonder where it goes in the body and how we store and use it? 

Location: University of Aberdeen

Cost: From £3.30

19 Sep
TechFest

TechFest

TechFest includes event, lectures, talks, pub quizzes, TechFest Tours, Bookbug sessions, the Activity Weekend, TechFest Goes Quiet and the Eureka Series.  

Location: Various, Aberdeen

19 Sep 10:30
CAMBUS O’MAY CHEESE CREAMERY TOUR

CAMBUS O’MAY CHEESE CREAMERY TOUR

Tour the Cambus O' May facilities and see how the famous cheese is lovingly made! 

Location: Cambus O' May, Ballater, Aberdeenshire

Cost: £4

19 Sep 18:45
PICTORIAL-PANORAMA MAPS: WHERE ART AND SCIENCE MEET

PICTORIAL-PANORAMA MAPS: WHERE ART AND SCIENCE MEET

This talk presents a technical and artistic history of this fascinating genre which became enriched in the digital age.

Location: University of Aberdeen

Cost: From £3

20 Sep
TechFest

TechFest

TechFest includes event, lectures, talks, pub quizzes, TechFest Tours, Bookbug sessions, the Activity Weekend, TechFest Goes Quiet and the Eureka Series.  

Location: Various, Aberdeen

20 Sep 18:00
TOMORROW'S DOCTORS:MEDICAL STUDENTS LEADING CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH

TOMORROW'S DOCTORS:MEDICAL STUDENTS LEADING CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH

This session is hosted by Aberdeen Student Society for Academic Medicine and will give you an insight into how tomorrow’s doctors are shaping cutting-edge research into fields such as common chronic diseases.

Location: University of Aberdeen

Cost: Free

20 Sep 18:30
FIERCE BEER BREWERY TOUR

FIERCE BEER BREWERY TOUR

Once you turn FIERCE, there is no turning back….

Location: Dyce, Aberdeen

Cost: £5

20 Sep 19:00
CAN YOU REALLY DIE OF A BROKEN HEART?

CAN YOU REALLY DIE OF A BROKEN HEART?

BHF-funded cardiovascular scientist Dr Dana Dawson will discuss this question, suggest answers and reveal the truth about this mysterious condition.

Location: University of Aberdeen

Cost: From £3

21 Sep
TechFest

TechFest

TechFest includes event, lectures, talks, pub quizzes, TechFest Tours, Bookbug sessions, the Activity Weekend, TechFest Goes Quiet and the Eureka Series.  

Location: Various, Aberdeen

21 Sep 18:00
CRUICKSHANK BOTANIC GARDEN TOUR

CRUICKSHANK BOTANIC GARDEN TOUR

Mark Paterson, Curator of the University of Aberdeen’s Cruickshank Botanic Garden, will lead you on a tour through the growing and management of Cruickshank Botanic Garden during this year.

Location: Cruickshank Botanic Garden, Aberdeen

Cost: From £3

21 Sep 19:00
SCOTTISH HISTORY AND THE GAME OF THRONES UNIVERSE

SCOTTISH HISTORY AND THE GAME OF THRONES UNIVERSE

David C. Weinczok, heritage professional, castle explorer, writer and unabashed Game of Thrones geek,  will talk about his use of live broadcasting to raise awareness of Scottish heritage.

Location: University of Aberdeen

Cost: From £3

22 Sep
TechFest

TechFest

TechFest includes event, lectures, talks, pub quizzes, TechFest Tours, Bookbug sessions, the Activity Weekend, TechFest Goes Quiet and the Eureka Series.  

Location: Various, Aberdeen

23 Sep
TechFest

TechFest

TechFest includes event, lectures, talks, pub quizzes, TechFest Tours, Bookbug sessions, the Activity Weekend, TechFest Goes Quiet and the Eureka Series.  

Location: Various, Aberdeen

23 Sep 14:00
THE HORRIBLE SCIENCE SHOW

THE HORRIBLE SCIENCE SHOW

Join author Nick Arnold for laugh-out-loud, hair-raising, brain-boggling horrible highlights of the multi-million selling worldwide hit Horrible Science books! This show is on at 2pm and 4pm. 

Location: University of Aberdeen

Cost: From £3

24 Sep
TechFest

TechFest

TechFest includes event, lectures, talks, pub quizzes, TechFest Tours, Bookbug sessions, the Activity Weekend, TechFest Goes Quiet and the Eureka Series.  

Location: Various, Aberdeen

24 Sep 12:00
[M]APPING ABERDEEN

[M]APPING ABERDEEN

Join a social walking event, around the theme of Aberdeen's March Stones, in collaboration with SportAberdeen's #marchstones project over summer 2017, using our [m]apping app.

Location: Aberdeen

Cost: From £3

25 Sep
TechFest

TechFest

TechFest includes event, lectures, talks, pub quizzes, TechFest Tours, Bookbug sessions, the Activity Weekend, TechFest Goes Quiet and the Eureka Series.  

Location: Various, Aberdeen

25 Sep 19:00
SOCIAL ENGINEERING - MANIPULATION FOR INFORMATION

SOCIAL ENGINEERING - MANIPULATION FOR INFORMATION

In his early 20s, Jamie Woodruff is one of the world’s leading authorities on hacking and cyber security. 

Location: University of Aberdeen

Cost: From £4.50

12 Oct
DanceLive

DanceLive

#DanceLive17 is movement, momentum and monumental! Join us as the city moves to a different beat….

Location: Various, Aberdeen

13 Oct
DanceLive

DanceLive

#DanceLive17 is movement, momentum and monumental! Join us as the city moves to a different beat….

Location: Various, Aberdeen

14 Oct
DanceLive

DanceLive

#DanceLive17 is movement, momentum and monumental! Join us as the city moves to a different beat….

Location: Various, Aberdeen

15 Oct
DanceLive

DanceLive

#DanceLive17 is movement, momentum and monumental! Join us as the city moves to a different beat….

Location: Various, Aberdeen

16 Oct
DanceLive

DanceLive

#DanceLive17 is movement, momentum and monumental! Join us as the city moves to a different beat….

Location: Various, Aberdeen

17 Oct
DanceLive

DanceLive

#DanceLive17 is movement, momentum and monumental! Join us as the city moves to a different beat….

Location: Various, Aberdeen

18 Oct
DanceLive

DanceLive

#DanceLive17 is movement, momentum and monumental! Join us as the city moves to a different beat….

Location: Various, Aberdeen

19 Oct
DanceLive

DanceLive

#DanceLive17 is movement, momentum and monumental! Join us as the city moves to a different beat….

Location: Various, Aberdeen

20 Oct
DanceLive

DanceLive

#DanceLive17 is movement, momentum and monumental! Join us as the city moves to a different beat….

Location: Various, Aberdeen

21 Oct
DanceLive

DanceLive

#DanceLive17 is movement, momentum and monumental! Join us as the city moves to a different beat….

Location: Various, Aberdeen

22 Oct
DanceLive

DanceLive

#DanceLive17 is movement, momentum and monumental! Join us as the city moves to a different beat….

Location: Various, Aberdeen

23 Oct
DanceLive

DanceLive

#DanceLive17 is movement, momentum and monumental! Join us as the city moves to a different beat….

Location: Various, Aberdeen

24 Oct
DanceLive

DanceLive

#DanceLive17 is movement, momentum and monumental! Join us as the city moves to a different beat….

Location: Various, Aberdeen

25 Oct
DanceLive

DanceLive

#DanceLive17 is movement, momentum and monumental! Join us as the city moves to a different beat….

Location: Various, Aberdeen

26 Oct
DanceLive

DanceLive

#DanceLive17 is movement, momentum and monumental! Join us as the city moves to a different beat….

Location: Various, Aberdeen

26 Oct
sound

sound

soundfestival 2017 invites you on a journey of discovery, exploring new music which challenges and crosses the boundaries of contemporary classical, electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and jazz music.

Location: Various, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

27 Oct
DanceLive

DanceLive

#DanceLive17 is movement, momentum and monumental! Join us as the city moves to a different beat….

Location: Various, Aberdeen

27 Oct
sound

sound

soundfestival 2017 invites you on a journey of discovery, exploring new music which challenges and crosses the boundaries of contemporary classical, electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and jazz music.

Location: Various, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

28 Oct
DanceLive

DanceLive

#DanceLive17 is movement, momentum and monumental! Join us as the city moves to a different beat….

Location: Various, Aberdeen

28 Oct
sound

sound

soundfestival 2017 invites you on a journey of discovery, exploring new music which challenges and crosses the boundaries of contemporary classical, electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and jazz music.

Location: Various, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

29 Oct
sound

sound

soundfestival 2017 invites you on a journey of discovery, exploring new music which challenges and crosses the boundaries of contemporary classical, electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and jazz music.

Location: Various, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

30 Oct
sound

sound

soundfestival 2017 invites you on a journey of discovery, exploring new music which challenges and crosses the boundaries of contemporary classical, electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and jazz music.

Location: Various, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

1 Nov
sound

sound

soundfestival 2017 invites you on a journey of discovery, exploring new music which challenges and crosses the boundaries of contemporary classical, electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and jazz music.

Location: Various, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

2 Nov
sound

sound

soundfestival 2017 invites you on a journey of discovery, exploring new music which challenges and crosses the boundaries of contemporary classical, electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and jazz music.

Location: Various, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

3 Nov
sound

sound

soundfestival 2017 invites you on a journey of discovery, exploring new music which challenges and crosses the boundaries of contemporary classical, electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and jazz music.

Location: Various, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

4 Nov
sound

sound

soundfestival 2017 invites you on a journey of discovery, exploring new music which challenges and crosses the boundaries of contemporary classical, electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and jazz music.

Location: Various, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

5 Nov
sound

sound

soundfestival 2017 invites you on a journey of discovery, exploring new music which challenges and crosses the boundaries of contemporary classical, electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and jazz music.

Location: Various, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

6 Nov
sound

sound

soundfestival 2017 invites you on a journey of discovery, exploring new music which challenges and crosses the boundaries of contemporary classical, electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and jazz music.

Location: Various, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

7 Nov
sound

sound

soundfestival 2017 invites you on a journey of discovery, exploring new music which challenges and crosses the boundaries of contemporary classical, electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and jazz music.

Location: Various, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

8 Nov
sound

sound

soundfestival 2017 invites you on a journey of discovery, exploring new music which challenges and crosses the boundaries of contemporary classical, electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and jazz music.

Location: Various, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

9 Nov
sound

sound

soundfestival 2017 invites you on a journey of discovery, exploring new music which challenges and crosses the boundaries of contemporary classical, electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and jazz music.

Location: Various, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

10 Nov
sound

sound

soundfestival 2017 invites you on a journey of discovery, exploring new music which challenges and crosses the boundaries of contemporary classical, electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and jazz music.

Location: Various, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

11 Nov
sound

sound

soundfestival 2017 invites you on a journey of discovery, exploring new music which challenges and crosses the boundaries of contemporary classical, electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and jazz music.

Location: Various, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

12 Nov
sound

sound

soundfestival 2017 invites you on a journey of discovery, exploring new music which challenges and crosses the boundaries of contemporary classical, electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and jazz music.

Location: Various, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire



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