See the World in Aberdeen With Aberdeen International Youth Festival
A video by one of our volunteer: Shae McCruden
AIYF have launched an engagement project for young people in schools and out of school clubs across Aberdeen and the North East to design and create their very own 3D Hot Air Balloons they are now exhibited in a pop up art gallery in the Bon Accord Centre during normal shopping hours until 5th August!
We asked local young people in Aberdeen and the North East to create a 3D Hot Air Balloon using their creativity and imagination, which are now all displayed in a pop up gallery in the Bon Accord centre. The competition is over but if you want to be part of the art, we will display your work. Drop in and create a paper mache balloon or create something at home and bring it in! 🙂
We are also running workshops and events in the space.
Friday 14th July
Friday 14th July Storytelling Launch, 1pm – 3pm, Pop up Gallery – Bon Accord Centre
Join the Grampian Association of Storytellers (GAS) at any time between 1 and 3pm on the 14th July for the launch of the Aberdeen Storytelling Festival.
We look forward to sharing folk tales, fairy tales, true tales and new tales from around the world and from right here in the city. Stories are for everyone and this event will be suitable from ages 1 to 100!
Friday 14th July, Storytelling Festival – Scottish Stories, 3pm – 5pm, Pop up Gallery – Bon Accord Centre
Do you know your Celts from your Kelpies? Your Giants from your Ghoulies? How about your Redcaps from your Rowan Branches? Aberdeen and Scotland have a wealth of history and wonderful folk tales which we look forward to sharing with you at the Aberdeen Storytelling Festival.
This event is open to everyone and will be suitable for ages 1 to 100! This event will be Pay As You Can.
Sat 15th July
Sat 15th July, Storytelling Festival – Tiny Tales, 11.15 – 11.45am, Pop up Gallery – Bon Accord Centre, £3
Diana Peers from Onceuponatune will be making music and telling tales especially for the little ones at Saturday’s first event – Tiny Tales! Expect around half an hour of stories, songs and fun with this fantastic entertainer! Doors open 11am.
Buy your tickets here
Sat 15th July, Storytelling Festival – Stories from around the world, 12 PM – 1:50 PM, Pop up Gallery – Bon Accord Centre
Join GAS storytellers at any time between 12 and 1.50pm for stories from all around the world. Do you have a story from another country that you wish to share? Everyone is welcome to tell a story! This event will be pay as you can.
Sat 15th July, Storytelling Festival – Make a Story Workshop, 2pm – 4pm, Pop up Gallery – Bon Accord, £0-£5
There are many stories in the world just ready and waiting to be shared – but if you fancy creating a new story for the festival, make sure you get booked in on this workshop! Unusual objects will inspire participants to use their imagination and get crafty to make a new Story Book!
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Sat 15th July, Storytelling Festival – Tales of Memory Lane, 4pm – 5.30pm, Pop up Gallery – Bon Accord
Bring your grandchildren or great-grandchildren to this event where our storytellers will help you share your own stories with the younger generation. Drop-In event. Please come and tell us your stories of Aberdeen and its people when you were young.
Sun 16th July
Sun 16th July, Storytelling Festival – Tiny Tales Too, 10.45 – 11.15am, Pop up Gallery – Bon Accord, £3
Pauline Cordiner and Fizzy the Fairy will be telling stories and singing especially for the little ones first thing on Sunday! Expect around half an hour of stories, songs and fun with two cheeky Scottish Fairies! Find out more about Pauline (and Fizzy!) at http://
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Sun 16th July, Storytelling Festival – Stories from around the world! 11.30am – 1pm, Pop up Gallery – Bon Accord
Do you have a story from another country that you wish to share? Everyone is welcome to tell a story! This event will be pay as you can.
Sun 16th July, Storytelling Festival – One last story, 3pm – 3.30pm, Pop up Gallery – Bon Accord
Join GAS storytellers for the last story of the weekend – Silly Jack. A popular story for all ages as told by our storytellers.
Monday 17th July
TechFest Eureka series!
Come along to our #PopUpGallery at Bon Accord Aberdeen and join the TechFest team who will read stories from: The Very Hungry Caterpillar and the House that Zak built.
A session of fun and discovery. Suitable for ages 3-6
10am – 11am in the Pop up Gallery at the Bon Accord Centre
FREE Session – no need to book
Thursday 20th July
FOR TEENY BOOK LOVERS
Join Margaret, storyteller, for an interactive tale for ages 2 – 5: Up, Up and Away…!
FREE session – no need to book.
Wednesday 26th July
FOR THE ADVENTURESOME
Join Margaret, storyteller, for an interactive tale for ages 6 – 11: A Doggy called Bobby!
FREE session – no need to book.
BECOME A MONSTER! 12th July. 11.00am -12:30pm & 3:00pm – 4:30pm.
Aimed at 8-13 year olds with no previous skills required. Learn special effects skills from the movies. Create gory scars and scabs including personalized false teeth you can wear time and time again!
£3 entry. 10 people first come first serve
11.00am – 12.30pm
Thursday 27th July
MUSICAL MONSTER WORKSHOP-
Aimed at all ages. Local Singer Becca Morrice will be running her fun and exciting musical Monsters drop in workshops.
Friday 28th July
MUD PIE ADVENTURES
Nature for the adventuresome (for all ages)Come and join us to Make a stick book, a stick man or a Flower “printing” (hapa zome). Your Choice!
Monday 31s July
11am – 12.30pm for all ages
Enjoy creative adventures with your child to spark their natural curiosity and to develop their own journey of exploration and discovery.
Get in touch with any questions:
01224 213 800