Sep 252015

CraigStevenson2With thanks to Paul Smith, Citrus Mix.

The new-look roof garden at the St Nicholas Centre is set to be unveiled with a special event on Saturday, October 3, and acoustic bands and singer/songwriters are sought to ensure the opening strikes the right chord.

Business organisation Aberdeen Inspired and Bon Accord & St Nicholas are on the lookout for acts to play acoustically within the area’s bandstand at the family friendly event to help form a programme of entertainment to welcome guests to the garden in style.

Plans for the roof garden were announced earlier this year, with over £200,000 in funding secured for the project, including support from Aberdeen Inspired, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeen Forward, Aberdeen Greenspace, Bon Accord & St Nicholas, Atkins and Creative Core.

The area has been earmarked for a number of additions in an effort to encourage more people to use the city space on a regular basis. At its heart will be a children’s play area, with environmental charity Aberdeen Forward committing £25,000 to this section of the garden.

Craig Stevenson (pictured), manager of Bon Accord & St Nicholas, said:

“We’re busy finalising plans for a family friendly event on October 3 which will officially relaunch the new roof garden and we want music to be a big part of the day.

“We’re looking for any acoustic acts – both singer-songwriters and bands – to join us to play a set within the garden’s revamped bandstand. We want the day to be a real celebration of the work that has gone into the space over the last couple of months as well as a chance to showcase the space to its most important stakeholders – the people who will use it on a regular basis.

“This is a space for the local community to enjoy and we want as many people as possible to get involved with its re-opening. If you have any ideas for performances, food stalls or other types of entertainment, then we’d be delighted to hear from you.”

Interested acts are asked to get in touch with The Roof Garden team on Further details on the garden’s opening event will be announced in due course.

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