Luminate

Meet the newest generation of creative stars at Luminate, North East Scotland College’s brand new festival. Luminate has been introduced to bring North East Scotland College’s end of year events together as part of one exciting programme. 

Luminate 2024 Event Guide

May

14-16 May

The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil

By John McGrath.
Drama & Music Collaboration.
HND year 2 Acting & Performance students.

City Campus
Basement Studio Theatre
7:00pm – 9:30pm

24 May

BrocHNDarts Art Show

Organised by HND Art & Design Fraserburgh Campus students.

Dalrymple Hall, Fraserburgh
5:00pm – 7:00pm

Free entry

27 May

Creative Media Showcase

A showcase of the Creative Media students’ work, including portfolio websites.

Invitation only

28 May

HND Music Vocal Recital

A selection of songs performed by HND Music students.

City Campus Basement (B2)
6:30pm

Invitation only

Luminate '24: Creative Industries Festival logo

June

23 April – 28 June

HND year 1 Wellbeing Exhibition

Exhibition of work expressing wellbeing in art to conclude the HND Contemporary Art Practice year 1 exhibition studies project.

Aberdeen Health Village

Open to the public
No tickets needed

3 June

Level 5 Music & Sound
End of Year Showcase

The first cohort of students on this new course will showcase their talents.

City Campus Basement (B2)

Invitation only

4 June

Production Pathways

Aberdeen Performing Arts, NESCol, Aberdeen Archives, Gallery and
Museums and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland are partnering to offer the opportunity for young people in Aberdeen to find out more about career pathways backstage in technical theatre and the production arts.

His Majesty’s Theatre
& Aberdeen Art Gallery
9:30am – 2:30pm

School pupils only

6 June

Level 6 Music Showcase

A live performance event from Level 6 Music students.

Krakatoa (Trinity Quay)
7:00pm

Guest list for family and friends
Open to the public

Get tickets for Level 6 Music Showcase

6 June

Pretender

By Joshua GT Horsfall, Fraser Thomson, Logan Mckerron & Lewis Masson. HND year 2 Acting & Performance students.

City Campus
Basement Studio Theatre
7:00pm – 9:30pm

Open to the public

Get tickets for Pretender

11 June

The Peoples Politics: Rishi’s Rising

A satirical view of current affairs devised by HND Acting &
Performance students.

City Campus
Basement Studio Theatre
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Open to the public

12 June

HND Media & Communication

Students will be putting their skills to use with live radio output promoting Luminate across the City Campus.

City Campus

Invitation only

13 June

Diploma Show

HND year two Acting & Performance students take to the stage in the annual diploma show.

City Campus
Basement Studio Theatre
7:00pm – 9:30pm

Open to the public

Get tickets for the Diploma Show

14 June

Vintage Vibes

Join a fantastic night of music, recreating live performances by Postmodern Jukebox. A collaboration by music, sound and drama students.

Dress code is Gatsby 1920s!

The Lemon Tree
Doors open 7:30pm – 8:00pm start

Open to the public

Get tickets for Vintage Vibes

17-19 June

Creative Industries
End of Year Show: Fraserburgh Campus

Art & Design Level 5, Level 6 and HND
Art & Design students showcase their work with key pieces on display.

Fraserburgh Campus

Open to the public – no tickets needed

18 June

Creative Industries
End of Year Show Opening Night: City Campus

HND Contemporary Art Practice, Textiles, Visual Communication and Photography students are in the spotlight, exhibiting key pieces.

City Campus

Invitation only

19-21 June

Creative Industries
End of Year Show: City Campus

HND Contemporary Art Practice, Textiles, Visual Communication and
Photography students are in the spotlight, exhibiting key pieces.

City Campus

Open to the public – no tickets needed

20 June

Fashion Show

This year’s fashion show will have maritime industry themes, including a focus on energy transition and sustainability. Hosted in conjunction with Aberdeen Art Galleries and Museums, NESCol students at all levels are involved.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Invitation only