May Festival Aberdeen 2017

From famous faces and top performers to lively talks, debates and hands-on activities, the University of Aberdeen May Festival 2017 has something for everyone. Come and see actor Sir Tony Robinson, local lass and Call The Midwife star Laura Main and
Author Janice Galloway as they take to the stage in the Granite City.

May Festival Aberdeen

The May Festival Aberdeen, organised by the University of Aberdeen, takes places from 26 to 28 May 2017. It showcases the many strengths of the University with over 160 events ranging from science, music, literature, film, Gaelic, sport, food and nutrition. It is aimed at all ages and interests and events take place across the City at various venues. The Childrenís programme is held on 28 and 29 May and it promises to inspire young imaginations with a fun filled family programme which is free for all children and families to attend. For older visitors, thereís a chance to engage with cutting-edge issues in health, energy and medicine led by experts in their fields.

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I have published a book which tells the story of an Aberdonian military nurse who returns from Afghanistan and encounters The Grey Lady Ghost of the Cambridge Military Hospital. The novel reveals her origins and takes him to a pre-war Duthie Park, modern day Cruden Bay and back to the past to the Battle of Loos in World War One where he witnesses the Gordon Highlanders in action. This is the first in the series of Grey and Scarlet Novels by me, CG Buswell, and each book will feature a well known Aberdeen ghost and Aberdeenshire area as well as modern Scottish Infantry in action. Read the first chapter for free.

This year the Festival will celebrate Scotlandís Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design and will also include a strand of events dedicated to the history and heritage of the region.

There will also be a school and children programme for which all events are free. These will include magic shows, learning about secret species, indulging in making your own crafts and hearing some of your favourite authors. There really is something for everyone!

The Aberdeen May Festival programme and the ticket booking site is or telephone 01224 641122.

It was formerly known as the Word Festival.

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