A digital celebration of North-east culture, community and heritage

Robert Gordon University (RGU) students are hosting a digital celebration of the North-east of Scotland’s culture, community, history and heritage this weekend.

The award-winning Aberdeen Student Festival will be held this weekend, however due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation it has been transformed into a digital format to enable participants to enjoy the multi-arts and culture festival from the comfort of their own home.

The festival, organised by third year Events Management students, will include a celebration of local musicians and artists, a gin tasting event, a night in at the races and a celebration of the north-east will close the festival on Sunday.

Lisa Aitken, one of the students involved in organising the festival, said: “We had already worked really hard to organise the events but due to the current situation we had to adapt to find creative and innovative ways to transform our original ideas online. Changing the focus of our events to a digital format has been a valuable learning experience for us all.

“The events are free to join in but we will be welcoming any donations to our two chosen charities The RDA and the Aberdeen Art Gallery Trust.”

Course leader, Dr Rachael Ironside, added that the students had shown determination and resilience by transforming their events despite the challenging circumstances.

She said: "As a team, we are so proud of what our students have achieved. Despite the current circumstances, they have shown incredibly resilience in transforming their event into a digital festival that celebrates the community and culture of the North East. Not only will they raise funds for two very worthy causes, but also provide some fabulous entertainment whilst we are all stuck at home!”

To join in on an event, or for more information, please visit: ttps://www.rgu.ac.uk/events/1861-aberdeen-student-festival?fbclid=IwAR2LJMjXyZYo2l6wgTtRarfDYGm1oX92yZ3xzflEwx-HbbTQMj2UlLrFXyA

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