The award-winning Aberdeen Student Festival returns this month for its third year, bringing with it an exciting collection of weekend events to the city.
The multi-arts and culture festival draws on the talents and experience of third year Events Management students from Robert Gordon University (RGU), and this year takes place over the weekend of April 20-22.
The students have lined up four events at venues in the city which will take attendees on a journey through the decades to learn about how culture has changed over the years – all in the name of raising money for charity partners The Leanne Fund and The Music Hall Transformation.
Rachael Ironside, lecturer in events management at RGU’s School of Creative and Cultural Business, said: “Aberdeen has such a rich festival programme every year, with events like the Look Again Festival and the International Youth Festival having a great impact.
“The work our students do to add to that calendar is fantastic and they have shown great initiative to follow on from the successes of previous years, while putting together a programme of completely new events.
“The events are open to everyone and I hope the people of the North-east will give the festival their support once again and enjoy the activities on offer, while supporting the two great charities that our students pinpointed.”
The Aberdeen Student Festival kicks off on Friday evening at Exodus, where festival-goers can experience a night devoted to retro team games and exciting quizzes about Aberdeen rich cultural history – with a tuck shop and fabulous prizes for the ‘Champions of the Decade’.
Saturday afternoon sees the festival take over Aberdeen’s oldest pub – The Old Kings Highway at The Green. Attendees can dive into the 1920s world of Peaky Blinders, with an afternoon of horse racing, music, and games.
On Sunday, there will be two events. Firstly, ‘I’m Every Woman’ at Exodus will be an afternoon of celebrating the successes of women since gaining the vote 100 years ago. While the evening will see a night of ‘Highland Pub Games’ at The Old Kings Highway.
Find out more about the Aberdeen Student Festival and the times of each event: www.rgu.ac.uk/aberdeenstudentfestival
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