Friday 27th July
Big Kids Red Tennis Competition
Friday 27th July
Battle of the Bands supported by Year of Young People
Battle of the Bands
To celebrate the Year of Young People, Aberdour’s answer to Brian May, Owen Braid, is collaborating with Fife’s finest young musicians to give you a night you won’t forget. Do not miss your chance to see some awesome bands whilst supporting our unbelievably talented up and coming stars of today.
Get along to the Festival Marquee to watch them fight for their place on the stage to open this year’s party festival as support act for Jimmy Rainbow’s Allstars.
Are you 26 or under?
Are you in a band or do you sing solo or as a duo?
Do you know someone who does?
If you are, and you would like to take part in this year’s Battle of the Bands, contact Owen via email@example.com and book your time slot.
If you should happen to win this contest, you MUST be available to play on Main Stage, Festival Marquee on Saturday 28 July from 8.00pm. You will be the support act for Jimmy Rainbow’s Allstars and OPENING this year’s Aberdour Festival!
Monday 30th July
Arts and Crafts Drop in Workshop sponsored by Forth Decorating
Baffling Brains and Sensational Senses with Anna Claybourne
Anna is an experienced children's author who has written over 150 books on all kinds of topics, ranging from Shakespeare, space science, and Surrealism to experiments, earthquakes, and endangered species.
Her book, “Brilliant Brain” will be available to buy at the event.
Come to the Fit Lab with Glasgow Science Centre sponsored by Jenny Colgan Books
There will be mind blowing experiments to do so that you can see how your body reacts when you do certain things. Staff from the Glasgow Science Centre will be on hand to show you how to use their awesome equipment.
This pulse-raising experience will let you explore endurance, strength, agility, speed and coordination through a range of fascinating zoned exhibits.
Tuesday 31st July
Outdoor Activities at Fordell Firs
All activities are led by experienced Fordell Firs staff. Don’t forget your signed consent form and ticket. Wear long trousers and bring a torch for the caving! Adults are welcome to stay and watch the fun!
Writing Workshop with Emily Dodd
Find out how to write non-fiction science books with science author and screenwriter from CBeebies Nina and the Neurons, Emily Dodd, who is bringing Volcanoes and science to Aberdour. Emily will set you some non-fiction writing challenges and help you to come up with your own books.
Emily Dodd loves science and wildlife. She is the author of picture books and non-fiction science books for HarperCollins and DK. She is a screenwriter for CBeebies and a writer of BBC radio plays for children. Emily spent several years working in museum education and has written science shows, workshops and stories for the Scottish Seabird Centre, Edinburgh International Science Festival, the National Museums Scotland and Our Dynamic Earth. Emily was the 2012/2013 Scottish Book Trust Reader in Residence at Leith Library. She once performed a poem about puffins to the Queen.
The Gingerbread Man sponsored by The Aberdour Bakery Company
Imagine a world made entirely of biscuits: trees, houses and stars in the sky. Into this beautiful world comes THE GINGERBREAD MAN, creating havoc wherever he goes. He meets a majestic Cow, a stubborn Goat and an opportunistic Bird.
But.......Can GINGERBREAD MAN outwit the dastardly Fox.......?
With a foot tapping ‘Yummy Chase’ soundtrack, reminiscent of an old movie and minimal language this is a tremendously popular story.
Street Dance Workshop
Dean is now one of the Director’s at Pirrie Performing Arts a top performing arts school across Fife & Perthshire. He also enjoys his teaching at Aberdour Primary School after-school club & teaching at the MGA college in Edinburgh.
Wednesday 1st August
Tennis Taster Sessions
Badger the Mystical Mutt author event with McNicol & Jackson
Game Zone 6-12 sponsored by Render Studios
The Institute is where it’s happening for lots of games organised by some of Aberdour’s fifth years who will be sure to make it loads of fun. There will be table tennis, table football, air hockey and board games. There will also be X-Box and Wii competitions. Prizes for the Super Mario Kart time trial, FIFA and the Wii Sports Challenge. Bring some change for the tuck shop. Render Studios will be back with their Virtual Reality goggles – an opportunity not to be missed!
Game Zone 12-18 sponsored by Render Studios
Creature Books - an Illustration workshop with Jill Calder
- Wednesday 1st August
-2.00pm – 3.00pm
Join Jill Calder, award winning illustrator of ‘The Picture Atlas’, who’ll take you to the other side of the world and inspire you to draw amazing creatures and then help you illustrate and make your very own folded picture book!
Copies of ‘The Picture Atlas’ will be available to buy and Jill will be signing after her event too.
- Wednesday 1st August
- 3.00pm - 4.30pm (10-minute time slots available)
- The Beauty Room, High Street, Aberdour
- Tickets: £5.00 (25 slots available)
- Age 9-14
Fancy getting glammed up with some make up (lots of fab colours and ILLUMINOUS too) before hitting the Family Games Night and Silent Disco later? Get along to see Emily and Gail so that they can get you all set for an awesome night!
Kid’s Cricket Coaching
Kid’s Cricket Match sponsored by Inglis Vets
Thursday 2nd August
ZooLab sponsored by Jenny Colgan Books
Canoeing at Kinghorn Loch
- Thursday 2nd August
- 1.00pm - 2.30pm
- 3.00pm – 4.30pm
- Kinghorn Loch
- Tickets: £6.00
- Age 8-12
- 10 spaces available per session
- Children may be left unaccompanied. Consent form required.
This is an opportunity to try canoeing in a fun way. You don’t have to ‘roll’ or get wet as a matter of course (although you might…)!! Come along and have an amazing time on the water!
Please make your own way to Craigencalt Farm, Kinghorn, Burntisland KY3 9YG
Beach Day - Link to Beach day Programme