Review and photos by Craig Chisholm. It’s the end of an era at the AECC as tonight’s gig marks the conclusion of the venue’s live music history before attention turns to the new P&J Live as the new home of large scale arena rock in Aberdeen.Throughout the venue’s history, it has seen some genuine rock and pop legends tread the boards in the main arena. From its debut as a live venue in 1990 – when Scottish pop stars Wet Wet Wet provided the first live entertainment – household names, legends of rock, country stars, hip hop titans, heavy metal heroes and genuine music royalty have tread the boards. Acts as diverse and eclectic as Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Iron […]
In this weeks issue
- Cabaret @ HMT Aberdeen – Duncan Harley Reviews
- Catfish And The Bottlemen – Craig Chisholm Reviews
- Catching Up With Declan Michael Laird
- Happy Mondays/Fat Cops @ The Music Hall – Craig Chisholm Reviews
- The Big Picture Show – By Duncan Harley
- Alice Cooper/The Stranglers/MC50 – Craig Chisholm Reviews
- Gary Numan @ Beach Ballroom – Craig Chisholm Reviews
- True North Festival 2019 – Craig Chisholm Reviews
- Old Susannah’s Dictionary No. 199 – The Secret Diary Of Damian Bates
- Hotels of the Stars – Book Review
Duncan Harley reviews Doorways in Drumorty @ Aberdeen Arts Centre Doorways in Drumorty is loosely based on the writings of a Strichen lass by the name of Lorna Moon who made it big in Hollywood. Alongside her one published novel Dark Star, Lorna – born Helen Nora Wilson Low – escaped her native Buchan age 24 in around 1910. Broken relationships and abandoned offspring followed before the talented, and by now re-badged, Lorna Moon took up with the son of Hollywood mogul Cecil B. DeMille and forged a successful career as a scriptwriter. Her short stories, first published in Century Magazine, feature a clutch of thinly disguised Buchan folk and pull few punches. Titles such as ‘The Sinning of Jessie […]
With thanks to Aberdeen Magical Society Media Team.
The north east’s top magicians have banded together for a one-off night of unforgettable wizardry in aid of an Aberdeenshire primary school. Members of Aberdeen Magical Society will appear at Portlethen Academy Theatre on 14 September in Northern Sleights, a fundraising show packed full of magic, mind reading, escapology and illusion, in support of Fishermoss School.
Aberdeen Magical Society president Garry Seagraves will lead a cast of seven of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire’s best-known conjurors, who will present an evening of family-friendly magical entertainment like no other.
With thanks to Yvette Rayner, PR Account Manager, Frasermedia. A North-east bike ride is to cater to those of the four-legged variety, with the launch of a new ‘doggy daycare’ service. Furry visitors to this year’s Chapelton Bike Ride, which takes place on Sunday, September 3, will have access to a ‘doggy pit stop’, thanks to a local dog walker. Chapelton resident, Jenna Smith, who runs Long Dog Walkies, will be providing complimentary treats, toys and water to weary pooches on the day of the bike ride. She will also be running a raffle, giving one lucky dog owner the chance to win a hamper of doggy treats. Owners can choose to stay with their pets, or leave them with Jenna for […]
With thanks to Ross Anderson, Senior Account Manager, Citrus:Mix North-east golfers have been urged to sign up for a fundraising event at one of the area’s most renowned courses for a leading cancer support charity. CLAN Cancer Support will host its annual golf day at Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Club in Oldmeldrum on Thursday, September 28. The popular event, which is sponsored by CNR International (UK) Ltd, will run from 11.30am to 8pm where 18 teams of four will compete for the winner’s trophy. Guests will have complimentary access to the club’s driving range facilities from 10am and receive a light lunch in the hotel before the shotgun start tournament begins. There will also be half way house refreshments followed […]
Peacock Visual Arts present Ignore the Management, an exhibition by Michele Horrigan and Sean Lynch. With thanks to John Morrison, Marketing & Communications Manager, Peacock Visual Arts. For some years now, through both artistic and curatorial activities, Michele Horrigan and Sean Lynch have investigated the multifaceted nature of the public realm. With a focus on their native Ireland, their activities find and develop models that challenge the societal measures and institutional values that aim to manage and orient human behaviour in our increasingly technocratic world. Sean Lynch presents two videos at the W OR M project space in Aberdeen’s historic Castlegate. Latoon focuses on an unusual story of a whitethorn bush close to Lynch’s studio in Limerick. In 1999, folklorist Eddie Lenihan […]