February in the North East
Our 2020 calendar takes us on a picturesque tour of some of the North East’s most cherished villages, bays, castles, countryside scenes and more. The calendar features a selection of specially commissioned photographs by the acclaimed Aberdeen-born photographer Ray Smith, who captures the location in which we work and live in a unique and engaging way.
Our second calendar image of 2020 showcases Slains Castle, a ruined castle overlooking Cruden Bay. The Irish Author Bram Stoker is reputed to have used this castle as inspiration for the home of the evil vampire in his famous supernatural tale ‘Dracula’.
In this blog, we take a look at some of the events being held in and around the North East in February.
We Will Rock You 12th - 15th February
Join the crowds at the worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton, ‘We Will Rock You’ at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen. Back for 6 nights only with more than 24 of Queen’s biggest hits, the multi-million-pound show is guaranteed to dazzle all the senses.
SPECTRA: Aberdeen's Festival of Light 13th – 16th February
Aberdeen’s Festival of Light, ‘Spectra’ is here to illuminate our dark winter nights.
This year, the four-day festival is celebrating Aberdeen's rich coast and waters in recognition of the national 'Year of Coast and Waters'.
Food and Farm Experience 16th February
Enjoy a unique opportunity to experience a working farm for the day on Sunday 16th. You will be greeted by the farm owner who will provide an intimate tour, introducing you to their pure Pedigree Highland Cattle, allowing you to get that all-important selfie and finishing the day by offering a taste of their Premium Quality beef.
An Evening at Hogwarts 22nd February
Transport yourself to the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter with an evening inspired by the best-selling fantasy series at Elphinstone Hall in Old Aberdeen.
Immerse yourself in the magic and enjoy a night full of entertainment, including a two-course meal, games, music and a ceilidh.
Winter Pruning Workshop at Crathes Gardens 22nd February
Are you a keen gardener looking to hone your pruning skills? At Crathes Gardens this February you can gain hands-on experience from their head gardener who will equip you with the methodology behind techniques, and one to one instruction. All tools, equipment, as well as tea and coffee will be provided, but act fast - there are only 10 spaces available!
Brendan Cole: Show Man 26th February
Brendan Cole of BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ is back to bring you a show full of ballroom and Latin dance performed to the music and songs of some of the greatest legends and contemporary artistes, plus numbers from The Greatest Showman and La La Land.
Accompanied by championship dancers, singers and a live band, this show is bursting with entertainment for all the family to enjoy.
Abba All Night Long 29th February
Throw it back to the 70’s and 80’s and finish off February with a night to remember. Get your groove on and enjoy a full night of musical hits from the iconic ABBA.
You can expect an 80’s Glitter Station, Disco Dancers and more! This evening of fun is sure to put those winter blues behind you.
Which of these events will you be attending?