In this weeks issue

Common Weal National Tour Grand Finale In Aberdeen
Five Armies: Grand Finale or Final Fizzle?
City Youth Council Welcomes Votes At 16 Move
Aberdeen Sports Village Wins Gold
Commons Bill Enshrines UK International Aid Promise
Miles The Bear Spoofed By Reindeer In New Ad
Romance In The Air This Christmas At Aberdeen Ice Rink
Petition Launched To Protect Wild Salmon
Damian Baits And The Beanstalk
Aberdeen Cyreneans Rucksack Project 2014
Events and Information
Duthie Park Carol Concert Supports Foodbanks

Duthie Park Carol Concert Supports Foodbanks

With thanks to Dave Macdermid. Friends Of Duthie Park will be putting on a Christmas Carol Concert at 11 am and 2 pm on Saturday 20th December 2014 at David Welch Winter Gardens, Duthie Park. The event will also include a raffle on behalf of Food Banks across the city. To enter the raffle, and have the opportunity to win a Christmas Fruit Hamper donated by CFine, please bring along any tinned goods, packaged and jars of food, toiletries and staple items such as tea, coffee, sugar etc. CFine will then distribute all items to those who need that extra bit of help at Christmas. Anyone wishing to make a donation before the Christmas Carol Concert, should contact Arthur Gill, or drop their donation […]

Aberdeen Forward Christmas Fayre - December 13

Aberdeen Forward Christmas Fayre – December 13

Environmental charity, Aberdeen Forward, is once again welcoming the Aberdeen community to their premises on 2 Poynernook Road for a Christmas Fayre. All stands will have excellent quality Christmas gifts for sale from local producers, such as wooden candle holders, clocks and wooden fairy houses. There will be Fruit and vegetables on sale from the Community Food Initiative North East, Inspire will be selling handmade soaps and there will be some of our tutors on hand to tell you about the exciting courses and workshops available. The Christmas Fayre takes place on Saturday 13th December between 10am and 1pm where Aberdeen Forward will showcase the varied work they’ve been doing throughout the community in 2014. Attendees will have the chance […]

Beauty And The Beast – HMT’s 2014 Christmas Pantomime

Beauty And The Beast – HMT’s 2014 Christmas Pantomime

By Duncan Harley Pantomime season arrived early this week as one of Scotland’s most talented performers, Elaine C Smith, made an impromptu appearance at Aberdeen’s Bon Accord Centre. In full costume and accompanied by Prince Sebastion, perhaps better known as the Beast, Elaine mingled with shoppers and posed for the cameras as a prelude to her star role as Mrs Potty in HM Theatre’s 2014 Christmas panto production of “Beauty and the Beast.” This is Elaine’s sixth year starring in pantomime at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen. “Some folk think that when you do panto it’s a sign that your stage career is over,” said Elaine “in reality it’s quite the opposite, this is Aberdeen’s very own panto not just […]

Sunset Sons Kick Off UK Tour At Drummonds

Sunset Sons Kick Off UK Tour At Drummonds

With thanks to Chuff Media. After a great year that has seen them play the prestigious Reading and Leeds and Boardmasters festivals, Sunset Sons, are heading out on a UK headline tour to support their new EP ‘No Bad Days’ (Polydor). The tour starts at Cafe Drummond in Aberdeen on October 24th. The Anglo-Aussie four piece have unveiled the official video for ‘Remember’, the lead track taken from their upcoming release, Shot in the idyllic French surf commune of Hossegor where the band currently live, the ‘Remember’ video perfectly encapsulates Sunset Sons, cutting between shots of friends and locals living in the town and blistering live performance footage. The tour includes a stop at the riverside venue Tamesis Dock for […]

One World Week – Peace And Justice Concert

One World Week – Peace And Justice Concert

With thanks to Jonathan Russell. Aberdeen and District CND will be hosting a Peace and Justice Concert at the Blue Lamp on Sunday afternoon 2-5.30pm on 19th October as part of a number of events for One World Week. There will be Music, Poetry and Dance performed by local artists from Scotland, India, Nepal, Vietnam, Germany, China, Japan, Spain and South America. One World Week aims to bring people together across the world in the cause of Peace and Justice.  The event is dedicated to all people suffering injustice worldwide. Artists playing will be Dave Davies and friends, Colin Edwards, Nigel and Mark Lammas, Precious Few from Köln in Germany, Nabin Chhetri Nepalese poetry, Rev Dr Isaac Poobalan and Dr […]

Carpenter & May - Blue Lamp Friday 3 October

Carpenter & May – Blue Lamp Friday 3 October

By David Innes. It’s quite a coup for local Americana promoter Martin Raitt’s Almost Blue Promotions to bring scintillating roots duo Carpenter & May to The Blue Lamp. Attracting such a prestigious act is proof that in just over a year of existence, Almost Blue is punching above its weight and becoming the go-to outlet for PRs and promoters eager to promote their acts in NE Scotland. The Gallowgate gig on Friday 3 October is the final date of the duo’s eagerly-anticipated eight-date Scottish tour. Both experienced and busy musicians, Fred Carpenter and Tim May have impressive CVs, having variously worked with, among others, Emmylou Harris, Barbara Mandrell, George Strait, Patty Loveless and Charlie Daniels. Their debut CD Carpenter & […]