YOUR 8-PAGE GUIDE TO CELEBRATE ABERDEEN!

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YOUR 8-PAGE GUIDE TO CELEBRATE ABERDEEN!
Your people.
We’re
Your
city.
celebrating.
www.celebrateaberdeen.org
Saturday
11am-5pm
We’re
Are
you?
YOUR 8-PAGE GUIDE
celebrating.
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Gardens, Bon Accord & St Nicholas Centre, Central Library ★ Food & Drink
★ StreetSport Football, Wrestlezone Scotland ★ Church Service - St Marks Church of Scotland
Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd August
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Celebrate Aberdeen is a non-denominational, non-political and not for profit movement which simply wants to Celebrate what is good about Aberdeen.
Celebrate Aberdeen is a non-denominational, non-political and not for profit movement which simply wants to Celebrate what is good about Aberdeen.
Your people. Your city.
the story so far...
The brainchild of Citrus:Mix director Morven Mackenzie,
Celebrate Aberdeen burst into life in 2011, with the aim
of celebrating and supporting the third sector in the
Granite City.
The colourful event was a huge
success, bringing together more than
3,500 people from 130 different third
sector organisations to highlight the
hard work they carry out.
Morven said: “Looking back now, it
is amazing to see how far Celebrate
Aberdeen has come since then. It was
an incredible moment when I turned
around to look back up Union Street
and saw a huge stream of people
walking towards me. What we had
achieved really struck me then and
witnessing all the people lining the
street to support the parade was
fantastic and made all the hard work
worthwhile.
“We knew from that moment that the
parade had to become an annual
event, and we were able to learn from
the experiences of the first year in
planning the subsequent ones. All of
the work we carry out for the parade
is in our own time and on a voluntary
basis so it can be difficult to juggle life,
work and Celebrate Aberdeen. Each
year we have been touched by the
number of people who have wanted to
help us out, it really does mean a lot to
us and is very much appreciated.”
The 2012 and 2013 parades were
hugely popular, with numbers building
each year. The organisers decided to
alter the format of Celebrate Aberdeen
in 2014 to build on the success of the
parade, but with the same ultimate
aim; to unite people in a positive
manner to celebrate the great people
of Aberdeen.
A host of performers and community
groups took to stages at various
venues throughout the city centre to
entertain attendees for the Celebrate
Aberdeen gathering, which was
enjoyed by both locals and visitors to
the city.
The parade is back this year and will
mark the start of a colourful weekend
packed full of fun, performers and
above all, celebration.
A warm welcome from the team
It feels like it wasn’t that long ago since the Celebrate Aberdeen
gathering, but it is that time again, and this year the parade is back!
The team has been working hard to make
Charities often help us through our most
clearly delighted to be involved. We really
sure Celebrate is a success, and we have
difficult times and for many it is a constant
are excited to show off all the local talent
no doubt that it will be the biggest and best
struggle for funds to keep providing these
in the city and celebrate all the great things
yet. Everything is organised on a voluntary
crucial services. Providing a platform for
that go on in Aberdeen.
basis and we would like to thank everyone
them to make their voices heard is one
There is so much to be proud of in
that has put in time to make Celebrate
way to help, and many organisations forge
Aberdeen, from our charities, social
Aberdeen the wonderful event it has grown
valuable business links as a result of being
enterprises and voluntary organisations
into.
involved in Celebrate Aberdeen.
and the people that keep them going – to
There are so many charities, social
So many people in Aberdeen benefit from
the talented local performers and groups.
enterprises and voluntary organisations in
the services of these organisations and
So come and join us on Saturday, August
Aberdeen, some are well-known but the
this is a great way to say thanks and shine
22 and Sunday, August 23, and help us
majority work tirelessly for little recognition.
a spotlight on their services. We are also
Celebrate Aberdeen.
One of the main aims of Celebrate
building on the introduction last year of a
Aberdeen is to change that and help raise
weekend of performance and activities,
the profile of the sector.
which was fantastic fun with everyone
Your people. Your city. Let’s celebrate them... let’s Celebrate Aberdeen.
A message from
the Lord Provost
It has been fantastic to see the way that Celebrate Aberdeen has grown over the past few
years. It started off as a small idea that has built up to this incredible event that really shines
the spotlight on the Granite City and everything it has to offer.
More than 100 charitable and voluntary
and receives great support from locals,
amount of time and effort into ensuring
organisations will take to the heart of
businesses and organisations throughout
this event is a success each year. I took
Aberdeen during the parade and this is a
the city. There is no doubt that our army
part in the first Celebrate Aberdeen parade
chance for us to say thank you to them.
of volunteers make this city a much better
in 2011 as a collector and took the salute
I am now in my fourth year of office and
and happier place than it would otherwise
from the Town House the following year.
during this time I have witnessed incredible
be. That is something worth building on
In 2013 I was back in the heart of it,
dedication from volunteers determined to
and celebrating – and what a celebration
marching with more than 3,500 people
make a difference to the lives of others.
it will be.
down Union Street to raise money
Through my role as Lord Provost I have
The colour, noise and happiness of the
and awareness, while celebrating
been lucky enough to get to know a wide
parade is fantastic to witness and I would
what we are so fortunate to have.
range of third sector organisations and
urge residents of Aberdeen to come along
The parade took a break in 2014
learn more about the services they offer.
and enjoy it. It is important to celebrate the
but will certainly be back bigger
The majority of people within Aberdeen
volunteers, service users, and sponsors
and better this year – and I am
will have a link of some kind to a charity,
who get together to highlight the brilliant
delighted to have been given
whether it is through needing their help
third sector that we have in the city.
the privilege of leading it before
themselves or for a family member or
This year, the parade will be followed by a
officially opening the weekend.
friend.
variety of performances with a programme
If you are not part of Celebrate
The support these groups provide is
that is packed full with talented locals
Aberdeen already, I would
invaluable, yet many would find it incredibly
and groups. What better way to celebrate
thoroughly recommend coming
difficult to carry on without fundraising
our city and the people in it than coming
along to watch the parade
assistance. That is why Celebrate
along to Union Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen
and enjoy the performances
Aberdeen is such an important event - it
Central Library or the Bon Accord & St
throughout the weekend. It is a
provides a platform not just for us to thank
Nicholas Centre and bandstand area and
fantastic spectacle, great fun for
local charities for all they do, but also for
sampling something different.
all ages, and a wonderful way
the organisations to have a voice and raise
Celebrate Aberdeen was established by
to celebrate all the great people
their profile.
Citrus: Mix director Morven Mackenzie,
and talent in our city.
The third sector is very strong in Aberdeen
and she and her team have put a huge
Talented performers take to the stage
Performers including award winning
Shoes, Pictish band The Trybe and the
makes up the programme for Celebrate
traditional folk singer Iona Fyfe, local
popular Iron Broo among others.
Aberdeen this year. We are all looking
sensation Best Girl Athlete, acclaimed
Rachel Holdsworth, account manager
forward to the weekend as there really
musician Colin Clyne and Scottish rockers
at Aberdeen based integrated
is something for everyone. We hope
Uniform will take to the stage to entertain
communications agency Citrus:Mix, the
everyone comes out to celebrate with us
the crowds throughout the weekend.
leading force behind Celebrate Aberdeen,
and enjoy all the entertainment throughout
They will be joined by local favourites
said: “We are absolutely delighted with
the city centre.”
The Lorelei, entertainer Samyouel, singer
the wide range and diversity of talent that
Daniel Mutch, the Aberdeen Chorus
of Sweet Adelines, Aberdeen Rock
Choir and Acoustified in Union Terrace
Gardens, Aberdeen Central Library and
the Bon Accord & St Nicholas Centre and
Iona Fyfe
bandstand area.
Other acts will range from indie group Dirty
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Your people. Your city. Let’s celebrate them... let’s Celebrate Aberdeen.
Throughout th
ed
on Saturday ay
Union Terrace
Gardens
SATURDAY
STREETSPORT
11 am 12 noon
Union Terrace Gardens
Marks & Spencer 4
Central Library 6
Thai Buddharam Temple and Cultural Centre
THAI DANCE PERFORMANCE [1.30]
Rebel PT FITNESS BOOT CAMP [1.30]
Clarsach Society RACHEL GROVES [1.30]
Belmont Cinema
Union Street 200 ABERDEEN INSPIRED FILM [1.30]
Bandstand
8pm Saturd
The Blue Lamp
3
7
11 am 12 noon
SUNDAY
During change
on Sunday
Official Opening [1.00]
Uniform SCOTTISH POP / ROCK BAND [1.15]
1
STALLS 1. CAFE2U COFFEE 2. THE STORE HOG ROAST / HOT DOGS 3. THE STORE FARMERS STALL 4. MADE2TASTE
Bon Accord Centre 2
EDY
BREAKNECK CaOyMat
WRESTLEZOovNerEs
1 pm
Union Terrace Gardens
1
1 pm
Zumba in the gardens Dirty Shoes CLASSIC ROCK COVER BAND [1.15]
Aberdeen Sports Village [12.30] Best Girl Athlete SINGER SONGWRITER [1.45]
STALLS 1. CAFE2U COFFEE 2. THE STORE HOG ROAST / HOT DOGS 3. THE STORE FARMERS STALL 4. MADE2TASTE 5. CASA DI GELATO
Tranquility Wild West RE-INACTMENT Create Rock Choir [1.30]
Bon Accord Centre 2
GROUP [12.30]
Guarana Street Band STREET
Bandstand 3
DRUMMERS [12.30]
Dezibel Drummers STREET DRUMMERS [1.30]
Marks & Spencer 4
s
Union Terrace Garden
St Mark’s Church
Belmont Cinema
Celebrate Aberdeen Service [11.00-12.30]
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EVENT LOCATIONS AND UNION TERRACE GARDENS LAYOUT
1 Union Terrace Gardens
2 Bon Accord Centre
3 Bandstand
4 Marks & Spencer
5 St Mark’s Church7
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6 Central Library
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Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 August 2015
Union Terrace Gardens
Rosemount
Disabled
Viaduct

First Aid
Venue
Control
Entrance
Toilets
Evening
Express
Cafe2u
Casa Di Gelato
Made2Taste
The Store
Union Terrace
Gardens
ion
Un
Fat Hippy
Records
Street Sport &
Wrestle Zone
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Te
Main Stage
Entrance
Denburn Road
5
Your people. Your city. Let’s celebrate them... let’s Celebrate Aberdeen.
2 pm
3 pm
4 pm
8 pm
Rock Choir [2.00]
Iona Fyfe FOLK SINGER [2.30]
Healthy Minds Group [3.15]
Colin Clyne SINGER / SONGWRITER [4.30]
Daniel Mutch SINGER / SONGWRITER [3.45]
5. CASA DI GELATO 6. EVENING EXPRESS 7. FAT HIPPY RECORDS MERCHANDISE
Sweet Adelines BARBERSHOP CHOIR Rock Choir [3.00]
Iona Fyfe FOLK SINGER [4.00]
[2.00]
Flaxman FOLK MUSIC [2.00]
Ultimate Connection ROCK COVER [3.00] Guttergodz ROCK / PUNK BAND [4.00]
Breakneck Comedy
- The Blue Lamp
GRAHAM MACKIE PLUS GUESTS.
Tickets £10.
http://www.breakneckcomedy.co.uk
Trachten BAVARIAN BRASS BAND [2.00]
Vocal Zone [3.00-3.30]
Stardust Quartet [3.30 - 4.00]
2 pm
3 pm
4 pm
The Trybe PICTISH PUNK [2.30]
Samyouel SINGER / SONGWRITER [3.15]
Iron Broo CEILIDH
The Lorelei FOLK / ROCK / INDIE PUNK [4.45]
6. EVENING EXPRESS 7. FAT HIPPY RECORDS MERCHANDISE & WRESTLEZONE (DURING CHANGE OVER ONLY)
The One Voice Singers MODERN
Acoustified (Aberdeen) ACOUSTIC COVERS
[3.30]
CHOIR [2.30]
Deadfire ROCK BAND [2.30]
The Downstairs Wednesday Blues
Mother Superior [4.30]
Jam Guys [3.30]
Trachten BAVARIAN BRASS BAND
Guarana Street Band STREET
[2.30]
DRUMMERS [3.30]
Union Street 200 ABERDEEN INSPIRED FILM
[3.30]
1.45pm
Sunday
ARTISAN ICE CREAM
CAFE/TAKEAWAY
PIZZA RISTORANTE
194-196 KING STREET, ABERDEEN, AB24 5BH
CASADIGELATO.CO.UK, 01224 632855
Proud to be local
Volunteer food
provided by
Trybe
Iron Broo
4.00pm
Sunday
CASA di GELATO
3.45pm
Saturday
2.30pm
Sunday
4.30pm
Saturday
Colin Clyne
4.45pm
Sunday
The Lorelei
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Your people. Your city. Let’s celebrate them... let’s Celebrate Aberdeen.
Aberdeen & District Battalion Boys’ Brigade
Aberdeen & District Fibromyalgia Support Group
Aberdeen City Youth Council
Aberdeen Chinese School
Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet Adelines
Aberdeen Cyrenians
Aberdeen District Scouts
Aberdeen Division, The Girls’ Brigade
Participating
third sector
organisations
Aberdeen FC Community Trust
Aberdeen Forward CFINE
Diabetes Scotland
Make a Wish
Aberdeen Science Centre
DISSC
Marie Curie
Aberdeen Seafarers centre
Dreams Come True
Mental Health Aberdeen
Aberdeen Sikh Sangat
Drugs Action
Momentum Skills
Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society
Fisherman’s Mission
MS Society
Aberdeen Thai Arts Academy
Friends of Anchor
Nepalese Himalayan Association Scotland
Aberdeen Unitarians
Friends of Hazlehead
NESDVA (North East Scotland Disabled Veterans Assoc)
Absafe
Aberdeen Academy Of Performing Arts
Aberdeen Acrobatic Gymnastics Club
ACT Aberdeen
Action For Children
North East Sensory Services (NESS)
Northsound Cash For Kids
NSPCC Childline
Old Torry Community Centre
PAMIS
ACVO
Friends Of Special Nursery
Polish Association Aberdeen
Alcohol Support
Future Choices
Prakash GC
Alzheimer Scotland
Gay Mens health
Reach Out / WEA
Barnardo’s Scotland
Glencraft Aberdeen
RGU Nightline
Befriend A Child
Grandparents As Parents
Royal College of General Practitioners
Granite City Roller Girls
Royal Voluntary Service Aberdeen
Bethany Christian Trust
Guarana Street Band
Salvation Army (The)
Bosies Breast Cancer charity
Haemophilia Society (The)
SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health)
Cancer Research UK
Homestart Aberdeen
SensationALL
Charlie House Appeal
Iceberg Print & Design
Shopmobility Aberdeen
CHAS
Inspire ptl
Silver City Surfers
Sport Aberdeen
Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland
Childline in Scotland
Inspired Ventures
Children 1st
Instant Neighbour
Christ Embassy Aberdeen
JDRF
CLAN Cancer Support
Macmillan
CLIC Sargent
Maggies Aberdeen
Station House Media Unit (SHMU)
Sue Ryder
TechFest
Thai Buddharam Temple & Cultural Centre
The Shack @ Newlife Charity
Cornerstone
The Spark
Create Aberdeen
Torry St Fittick’s Lunch Club
Dads Care
VSA
Denis Law Legacy Trust – Streetsport
Wrestlezone Scotland
Dezibel Drummers
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Celebrate
Aberdeen
and be a
charitable
business
Without the help and
support of the local
business community
Celebrate Aberdeen
would not be possible.
in 2011 to raise the profile of Aberdeen
their charity of the year. In particular, this
city’s third sector and all that is achieved
is invaluable for less well known charities,
by the organisations and volunteers
and gives them a chance to build up
within it. The event exemplified the
their profile.
central role companies play in supporting
The crucial importance of businesses
good causes.
and the third sector working more
Private sector backing is already vital to
At the outset each charity, volunteer
closely together and building strong local
many third sector organisations, but the
organisation or social enterprise was
partnerships cannot be overestimated.
fact remains that awareness within the
paired with a corporate sponsor. Many of
These types of partnerships are a lifeline
corporate sector of the ways businesses
those relationships have stood the test of
for charities and also help organisations
and third sector organisations can work
time and this link provides an opportunity
work towards their corporate social
together needs to be higher.
for businesses to get to know local
responsibility (CSR) targets.
With this in mind the parade was first held
charities and perhaps support them as
Celebrate Aberdeen Union Street Mile
As thousands of volunteers, charities and
All races start at the Music Hall, with
“The atmosphere on the day is always
third sector organisations prepare to walk
runners heading towards the Holburn
fantastic and we have a great range of
down Union Street for the 2015 parade,
Street Junction, where they will then turn
activities and entertainment on throughout the
the Celebrate Aberdeen Union Street
and head down Union Street towards the
weekend, so there is plenty to keep families
mile will be held down the city’s longest
finish line at the Castlegate.
entertained after the Union Street Mile.”
shopping street.
Morven Mackenzie, director of Aberdeen
Sam Begg, commercial and events
Sport Aberdeen, which organises the free
based integrated communications agency
manager at Sport Aberdeen, said: “The
pre-parade event, invited pupils from P6 and
Citrus:Mix, the driving force behind Celebrate
Mile is a fantastic event to showcase our
P7 as well as from S1 to S4 to take part. The
Aberdeen, said: “The Union Street Mile is a
local athletes and has received a great
youngsters’ endeavours will be followed by
lovely way to start the Celebrate Aberdeen
response. It’s great to be part of an event
the adults in the seniors race.
weekend and great fun to see.
that highlights the city of Aberdeen.”
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to Celebrate
Aberdeen
on Saturday,
August, 22 and
Sunday,
August 23 and
buy your
Evening Express
or Sunday Post to
receive a goodie
bag absolutely
FREE!
classics and
drumming talent
The fun weekend will to folk beats –
the Granite City
begin in style, with
the return of the third will come alive
for Celebrate
sector parade, in
Aberdeen.
which different
charities, social
HOW TO
enterprises and
CLAIM
volunteering
Simply buy
organisations will
your Evening
unite in a colourful
Express or
procession through
the heart of the city.
Sunday Post
Performers at the
from our
event will include
roadshow staff
local favourites, such
at Celebrate
as award-winning
Aberdeen in
traditional folk singer
Union Terrace
Iona Fyfe, local
Gardens on
sensation Best Girl
Saturday, August
Athlete and acclaimed
22 and Sunday,
musician Colin Clyne.
August 23.
From soulful singing
While stocks last.
to foot-stomping
Products may vary.
Aberdeen City Council Events team are
proud supporters of Celebrate Aberdeen and
are pleased to be working in partnership
with Citrus:Mix to deliver such a key
occasion in the city’s event calendar.
The City Events team have provided
The parade is a great opening to an
support and advice to the organisers
exciting weekend of family friendly, fun
of Celebrate Aberdeen since the first
activities and the performances in Union
parade in 2011. In 2014 we were pleased
Terrace Gardens and the Central Library
to increase our involvement in Celebrate
promise to keep you entertained in the
Aberdeen by working
heart of the city. For
together on the additional
more information
community activity in Union
on Celebrate
Terrace Gardens and the
Aberdeen see www.
surrounding area, with a
celebrateaberdeen.org.
diverse range of performers
Aberdeen City
showcasing some of the best
Council Events
local talent Aberdeen and the
team look forward
wider region has to offer.
to strengthening our
Early planning for the 2015 event has
relationship with the Celebrate Aberdeen
enabled all partners to shape this year’s
team in the years to come, but in the
Celebrate Aberdeen weekend into a
meantime for what’s on in the city
community occasion that we can all be
throughout the year visit
proud of whilst highlighting the important
www.aberdeeninvestlivevisit.co.uk/events
work undertaken by the third sector,
Daniel Parrott
something we should all be proud of
Senior Events Officer
and celebrate.
Aberdeen City Council

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