May Festival underway at University of Aberdeen

May Festival underway at University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen’s May Festival kicks off this morning (Friday, May 10) with a fantastic range of events showcasing a variety of themes.

From science to music, and food to literature, the May Festival will showcase a diverse range of events, with a programme jam packed with big names that are sure to keep revellers entertained.

The festival will also give members of the public the opportunity to learn more about what the University is doing locally with regards to its research themes: The North, Energy, Pathways to Healthy Living and Environment and Food Security.

The festival has something on offer for every member of the family.

The Children’s programme will take place on May, 11 and 12, with a great selection of events taking place from storytelling, 'learn to speak Gaelic with your Teddy' and the opportunity to drop into the Cruickshank Botanic Gardens to find out about how important bees are for the environment and taste some delicious food.

There will also be a Hack N Make event on Sunday, May 12, which will give children and adults the opportunity to create their own LED flashing badge, make DNA from sweets and visit a 16ft video wall.

Katy Bowman, Events and Engagement Executive at the University of Aberdeen, said: “The May Festival is set to be a fantastic weekend event for everyone to enjoy.

“The aim of the Festival is to engage with the public and showcase all the fantastic things the University does and in doing this; we have created a really diverse and exciting programme of events.

“We are looking forward to welcoming members of the public to campus over the weekend and I am sure that everyone who attends will have a great time at the May Festival.”

The University of Aberdeen’s May Festival will take place from tomorrow and will run until Sunday, May 12.

Tickets are available from the May Festival Box Office on the University Campus.

For further information please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/mayfestival

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