In this weeks issue

Julian Cope – Not Freaked Out, Not Over Rated
A Further Conversation With Declan Laird
A Unique Family Album at Seventeen
Aberdeen 0 St Johnstone 1 - Pittodrie Stadium 24.05.15
Brian & Bibo Keely: The Shared Heart – through 24 May
Old Susannah No. 176 – Just Plane Stupid
Aberdeen’s Own National Karate Federation Do It Again
Ythan Estuary: Fishery Boards' Conservation Measures
Young Volunteer Joins In Charity Celebrations
Beaver Reintroduction Offers Major Benefits To Scotland
Events and Information
RAM It Down Festival 2015 - Saturday May 23

RAM It Down Festival 2015 – Saturday May 23

With thanks to Mark Chalmers.

Fans of heavy metal in Aberdeen are set to have their own music festival. RAM It Down is Aberdeen’s only dedicated heavy metal festival, with 10 bands playing across two indoor stages.

The event will take place on Saturday 23rd May in The Garage Aberdeen and is the result of hard work from a group of volunteers in Aberdeen University Rock and Metal Society.

Five touring heavy metal bands from across the UK are set to play alongside five local bands. The bands have been chosen from a diverse range of metal sub-genres.

Tunnels Date For The Stevie Nimmo Trio

Tunnels Date For The Stevie Nimmo Trio

With thanks to David Innes.

Some fantastic blues acts have played in Aberdeen so far in 2015. Ian Siegal, Laurence Jones and King King graced the Jazz Festival and Robin Trower, with Joanne Shaw Taylor in support, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd all excelled at The Lemon Tree in April.

Then Seasick Steve, supported superbly by My Baby, delighted the Music Hall audience last weekend.

Graham Robertson of Blues Rock Aberdeen is keen to point out that the blues action continues, with the Stevie Nimmo Trio booked to play an afternoon show at The Tunnels on Sunday 3 May at 1500, a perfect way to celebrate the May Day weekend.

Gardener’s Question Time Supports Local Charity

Gardener’s Question Time Supports Local Charity

With thanks to Michael Jamieson. Disability charity Momentum Skills has announced details of their next fundraising event. Beechgrove Garden presenters Jim McColl and Carole Baxter will be answering questions at a Gardener’s Question Time on Wednesday 29th April in the Inverurie Town Hall at 7.30pm. Joining Jim (pictured) and Carole on the panel will be locally based horticultural advisor and soft fruit specialist, Colin Stirling. The evening will be hosted by STV news presenter Chris Harvey. They have all given their time in supporting this, the very first Gardener’s Question Time in aid of Momentum Skills. Momentum is a leading not-for-profit organisation providing rehabilitation, training and care services for disabled and socially excluded people in Aberdeen and North East at their […]

Aberdeen Forward Courses

Aberdeen Forward Courses

With thanks to Angela Theobald. Environmental charity Aberdeen Forward are hosting a range of workshops and courses up until the end of 2015. Aberdeen Forward works closely with local communities, businesses and individuals to educate and promote projects that help to protect our environment, reduce waste & encourage sustainability. Course Details – Hobby Club: Every Wednesday, 10am-12pm/1.30pm-3pm, these are drop in craft sessions. Donation of £2 per person. Upholstery Weekend Course: 28th to 29th March, 9:30am to 4:00pm, £190 Plant ideas workshop: We are pleased to offer this plant ideas (http://www.plantideas.org/) workshop which teaches how to make the most of plants in various useful ways. The cost is £35 per class. Here is the format of the classes: Herb Walk: 25th April […]

Easter Stars In Their Eyes - At Inverurie Town Hall

Easter Stars In Their Eyes – At Inverurie Town Hall

By Duncan Harley Having made a return to Scottish television screens earlier this year, Stars in their Eyes is also back, live on stage, in the heart of the Garioch for the fifth year running. The show, staged by local film and theatre company Right Here Productions, has so far raised around £6.5k for local charities and for 2015 has gained celebrity endorsement in the form of a good luck video from the TV host Mathew Kelly. Inverurie’s very own Stars in their Eyes Mathew Kelly look-a-like, Dan Greavey says: “Every year we raise money for charity and we are hoping that this year will be our best yet.We are delighted that this year the real Mathew was willing to […]

City Tour Date For Promising Pop Rock Outfit

City Tour Date For Promising Pop Rock Outfit

With thanks to Jenny Entwistle, Chuff Media. Black Country 5-piece EofE are coming to play Aberdeen Downstairs on 23rd February, supporting UK metallers Glamour of the Kill. The tour will be in support of their brand new single ‘Stars In Hollywood’ (out 09/03) which is currently on the Kerrang! Radio and XFM playlists. Last year, the band supported both McBusted and The Vamps on their mammouth UK tours, culminating 2014 with their own headline tour which resulted in them selling out their hometown date at Birmingham Institute. Following the unveiling of their debut track ‘Bridges’ in November, EofE, continue to leave their mark with the release of the band’s first official single, ‘Stars In Hollywood’, due March 9th. With their […]