The NXT Generation of WWE stars Wrestle their way to Aberdeen!

 

Wrestling fans in the North-east will be treated to an action-packed evening of high-octane wrestling when the WWE NXT Live! stars visit Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre’s (AECC’s) GE Oil & Gas Arena this summer.

The next generation of WWE wrestlers will take to the ring on Monday 5th June 2017 to compete to prove they have what it takes to make it on to the main roster of RAW and Smack Down. Talent set to appear include Bobby Roode™, Kassius Ohno™, Tye Dillinger™, No Way Jose™ Auska™; SAnitY™ and more.

Senior Sales Manager at Anna Mackenzie said, “We know that WWE has a lot of Aberdonian fans which will all be wrestling their way to get their hands on tickets when the next generation of stars visit the city in June. This will be the ninth WWE show in the venue, the last being November last year and all of which have previously sold out and we’re sure this will be another popular event.”

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 17th March and can be purchased from www.ticketmaster.co.uk/AECC or 08444 77 9000.

AECC Treat Local Cancer Patients

L-R – AECC’s Shona Darling, Friends of Anchor’s Ursula Fairlie and AECC’s Hannah Mitchell

The Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) celebrate their continued commitment to support North-east cancer and haematology patients.
The AECC introduced the Treat Tickets initiative for patients currently undergoing treatment at the ANCHOR Unit, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
The AECC launched their Treat Tickets in November 2016, to offer local patients the chance to win tickets to upcoming concerts at the GE Oil & Gas Arena. So far, 14 patients and their guests have won seats to top shows including Disney on Ice, Deacon Blue, WWE, Busted and to the X Factor show last night.
AECC PR & Marketing Manager, Leigh-Ann Kemp comments “Friends of ANCHOR was chosen by staff as our chosen charity and we are always looking for different ways to help raise awareness of the cause and the fabulous service that they provide. The Treat Tickets incentive seemed very fitting to help create some positive memories for patients and their families. We are thrilled with the feedback received from Friends of ANCHOR from the patients so we know the incentive is achieving what we aimed it to do.”
The initiative has proven exceptionally popular, with over 200 patients having entered the Treat Ticket draw since it launched three months ago.
Ursula Fairlie, PR & Fundraising Executive from Friends of ANCHOR comments;
“The Treat Ticket initiative is such a special opportunity for patients. For many it brings a welcome distraction from their treatment and the feedback from patients who have been lucky enough to win concert tickets has been incredibly positive.
“We are truly grateful to the AECC for the relentless support of the cause since coming on-board as a charity partner in 2015. From taking part in our annual event ANCHOR Wipeout to opening the AECC Tower to the public for the very first time, they have gone over and above to raise vital funds for the ANCHOR Unit so thank-you!”
The team at the AECC chose to support Friends of ANCHOR, for the second year running, following the care the charity has provided for many of their family members and friends. To-date, the AECC has raised over £7,750 for Friends of ANCHOR, with every single penny going directly to the cause.
Friends of ANCHOR is committed to serving cancer and haematology patients in the North-east as well as funding non-NHS funded medical equipment, and cancer research. This year marks their 20th year anniversary in which they have pledged to donate £1m for oncology research as part of their “Dream Big” campaign.

They’re Back for a ‘Steptacular’ 20th Anniversary Show!

 

Hold on to your ‘boot scootin’ baby’, Steps are back with a huge UK arena tour, plus a brand-new single and album, all to mark their twentieth anniversary.

The band will be stopping off at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre’s (AECC’s) GE Oil & Gas Arena with their ‘Party on the Dancefloor’ Tour on Friday 17th November 2017 with support from Vengaboys and tickets go on general sale this Friday (10th March).

Their riotous and bombastic new single ‘Scared Of The Dark’ premieres later this week and will be released on Friday March 10th ahead of the new album ‘Tears On The Dancefloor’ released 21st April. The album features tracks from some of the biggest songwriters in the pop world who have worked with names such as, Calvin Harris, Britney Spears, Jess Glynne, Little Mix, David Guetta and Olly Murs. Tears On The Dancefloor marks the band’s first full album of original material since 2000 and is full of huge pop classics that are sure to get everyone back on the dancefloor.

Speaking of the forthcoming album, Steps added: “This is the album we think our fans have been waiting for. It was very important for us to have a hint of the past but to try to blend it into modern day music. We think Steps are a little bit of what everyone needs right now. We can’t wait to take the new album plus all our favorite hits out on the road”.

Senior Sales Manager at AECC, Anna Mackenzie said, “The band were last here in 2012 when they sold out the arena so we know the band have a huge following in the North-east so we are sure that their fan base will be keen to see them again with all their new material and for this special reunion!”

Record-Breaker Professor Brian Cox to Take Aberdeen Audience on a Journey Through Space and Time


Aberdeen audiences are in for a treat when Professor Brian Cox takes his record-breaking live tour to the city’s Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre’s (AECC’s) GE Oil & Gas Arena on Saturday 20 May, 2017.

This hugely acclaimed UK and Ireland tour was extended due to demand, achieving the title of ‘Most tickets sold for a science tour’ awarded by Guinness World Records.

The show will take audiences to the edge of their current understanding about the origin and evolution of the Universe, offering a fascinating insight into the workings of nature at the most fundamental level.

Professor Brian Cox will explore the vast, possibly infinite universe and our place within it, making challenging ideas accessible to everyone, from avid science readers to the total novice.

Every night is different, with the show involving the audience in a Question & Answer session hosted by The Infinite Monkey Cage co-host Robin Ince.

Professor Brian Cox said: “It’s immensely gratifying to see so many people of all ages interested in fundamental questions about the Universe and our place within it. These questions may appear esoteric and disconnected from our lives, but this is to undervalue the perspective that astronomy and cosmology can bring. The Earth is a tiny, fragile spec in the darkness, and yet incalculably valuable because of its temporary occupation by an unlikely civilization that has found a way to explore the origin of the Universe. The challenges we face in the 21st century are global, and require global solutions. We are citizens of the world, whether we like it or not, and this is obvious when we raise our gaze beyond the horizon and outwards to the stars.”

Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief, Craig Glenday, said: “Professor Brian Cox’s work over the last decade, culminating in the record-breaking success of his live tour, has served to make science more popular and accessible than ever before. His efforts are undoubtedly inspiring the next generation of scientists, thinkers, dreamers and maybe even world record holders. With so much of the Guinness World Records book dedicated to science each year, it’s a pleasure to celebrate Brian’s ongoing contribution.”

Louise Lonie, Director of Sales and Marketing at AECC, commented: “Professor Brian Cox Live is a great event to have at the venue, adding a different dimension to our spring/summer line-up; which includes Harlem Globetrotters, Iron Maiden and Olly Murs Outdoors.”

 


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Extra information

Brian is Professor of Particle Physics at The University of Manchester, The Royal Society Professor for Public Engagement in Science and a Fellow of the Royal Society.

As a broadcaster, Brian has presented a number of highly acclaimed science programmes for the BBC, boosting the popularity of subjects such as astronomy and physics and garnering a host of accolades, including two Royal Television Society awards and a Peabody Award for Wonders Of The Solar System. He has also authored a series of best-selling books, including the widely acclaimed Human Universe and the recently released Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos, and is recognised as the foremost communicator for all things scientific. His latest BBC series, Forces of Nature, aired earlier this year, whilst he will star in a Christmas special for BBC One this Christmas, The Entire Universe, alongside Eric Idle, Warwick Davis and Noel Fielding.

The Guinness World Record was officially presented to Professor Brian Cox during PROFESSOR BRIAN COX LIVE at the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on Friday 2nd December.

 

Medical Research Conference Heads to Aberdeen

The annual national Alzheimer’s Research UK conference heads to Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference (AECC) this month. Brought to the city by Professor Bettina Platt and her team at the University of Aberdeen; the conference takes place from 14th-15th March.

The two-day conference will welcome dementia researchers from across the UK and beyond, with presentations from basic researchers through to clinical colleagues. The conference is the perfect forum for researchers to hear the latest findings, from discoveries in the laboratory to clinical perspectives.

It is believed that 46.8 million people worldwide are living with dementia; 850,000 of these are in the UK, with over 40,000 of those aged under 65.  Dementia is not a disease, it is the umbrella term used for symptoms  such as memory loss, confusion and personality change, the main cause of this is Alzheimer’s disease.

The Alzheimer’s Research UK Annual Conference is the UK’s largest dementia research conference, attracting nearly 500 delegates in 2016, and has become a staple in the conference calendar, renowned as the perfect opportunity to share new insights and forge diverse collaborations.

A programme of public engagement events is taking place across the city prior to the conference, aiming to raise public awareness of the disease and encourage local people to get involved.  Events include an art show, an informal singing event for those living with dementia and Science Sunday; which is taking place at Aberdeen Science Centre from 10am on Sunday 12th March, a free to attend event open to all ages, featuring a range of interactive activities and show-casing the pioneering research taking place in Aberdeen.

Director of Sales and Marketing at AECC, Louise Lonie, commented: “The Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference is a great event in our spring calendar; with a series of public engagement events taking place across the city in the lead up to the conference, highlighting the city-wide support network Aberdeen offers organisers bringing their events to Aberdeen.”

 

Dr Laura Phipps from Alzheimer’s Research UK said: “We are delighted to be in Aberdeen for this year’s Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference. There is a wealth of world-class dementia research going on in the city and the conference will highlight the progress scientists here and across the UK are making towards better understanding and treating the condition. The Aberdeen Conference is shaping up to be one of the largest in our history and will be an important opportunity for scientists to share their latest findings, spark new ideas and forge the collaborations needed to take on the greatest medical challenge of our time.”

“We are very keen that we make the most of having so many leading dementia experts in Aberdeen and we hope that the public will join us on 12 March for Science Sunday. There will be fun activities for the whole family as well as informative talks from scientists and doctors working to tackle dementia.”

Find out more about the free public events happening around the conference at www.sciencesunday.org or by calling 01223 824568.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

More information can be found at http://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/for-researchers/research-conference-2017/

 

 

 

Public Engagement Events:

  • Mind and Memory Art Show

Thursday 9th March – Friday 7th April, Dementia Resource Centre 13-19 King St, open Monday to Friday 10am-3pm

 

  • Come and Sing

Friday 10th March, Dementia Resource Centre, King Street, 6-7.30pm

ARUK together with Alzheimer’s Scotland, are holding an informal event for people with dementia, their families and carers. Refreshments will be served.

 

  • AFC Aberdeen vs Motherwell

Saturday 11th March, Pittodrie Stadium, 1pm

Representatives from ARUK will be presenting at AFC’s Ladies Day, and will be appearing throughout the stadium handing out health information and raising funds for the charity.

 

  • Science Sunday

Sunday 12th March, Stratosphere, 10am – 4pm

FREE entrance for all at Satrosphere all day.

Come along and explore the most mysterious structure in the known universe – the human brain. Family-friendly activities will run alongside talks from scientists and clinicians who are working to tackle dementia.

With hands-on activities, challenging games and the latest in virtual reality technology, we’ll shine a light on this incredible organ and showcase the pioneering dementia research underway in Aberdeen. Take Aberdeen FC’s target challenge and find out how top players stay fit and healthy.

Between 2-4pm there will be talks from scientists and clinicians working to tackle dementia. A great opportunity to put your questions to the experts and learn about the latest developments in dementia research.

No need to book, just come along and get involved!

 

  • Cutting-Edge Dementia Research

Monday 13 March, Café Med, Suttie Centre, Foresterhill Health Campus, from 6pm

Dr Tara Spires-Jones and Prof Craig Ritchie talk about their cutting-edge dementia research.

 

 

Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) Conference

Next month we welcome the annual national Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) conference to the city and the venue.  Brought to Aberdeen by Professor Bettina Platt and her team at the University of Aberdeen; the conference takes place at AECC from 14th-15th March.

The two-day conference will welcome dementia researchers from across the UK and beyond, with presentations from basic researchers through to clinical colleagues. The conference is the perfect forum for researchers to hear the latest findings – from discoveries in the laboratory to clinical perspectives.

The Alzheimer’s Research UK Annual Conference is the UK’s largest dementia research conference and has become a staple in the conference calendar, renowned as the perfect opportunity to share new insights and forge diverse collaborations. Last year nearly 500 delegates attended this popular conference, and we look forward to welcoming delegates to Aberdeen in March.

Find out more at http://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/for-researchers/research-conference-2017/

A programme of public engagement events is taking place across the city prior to the conference, aiming to raise awareness of the disease and encourage local people to take part:

Mind and Memory Art Show

Thursday 9th March – Friday 7th April,

Dementia Resource Centre 13-19 King St, open Monday to Friday 10am-3pm

 

Come and Sing

Friday 10th March, Dementia Resource Centre, King Street, 6-7.30pm

ARUK together with Alzheimer’s Scotland, are holding an informal event for people with dementia, their families and carers. Refreshments will be served.

 

AFC Aberdeen vs Motherwell

Saturday 11th March, Pittodrie Stadium, 1pm

Representatives from ARUK will be presenting at AFC’s Ladies Day, and will be appearing throughout the stadium handing out health information and raising funds for the charity.

 

Science Sunday

Sunday 12th March, Stratosphere, 10am – 4pm

FREE entrance for all at Satrosphere all day.

Come along and explore the most mysterious structure in the known universe – the human brain. Family-friendly activities will run alongside talks from scientists and clinicians who are working to tackle dementia.

With hands-on activities, challenging games and the latest in virtual reality technology, we’ll shine a light on this incredible organ and showcase the pioneering dementia research underway in Aberdeen. Take Aberdeen FC’s target challenge and find out how top players stay fit and healthy.

Between 2-4pm there will be talks from scientists and clinicians working to tackle dementia. A great opportunity to put your questions to the experts and learn about the latest developments in dementia research.

No need to book, just come along and get involved!

 

Cutting-Edge Dementia Research

Monday 13 March, Café Med, Suttie Centre, Foresterhill Health Campus, from 6pm

Dr Tara Spires-Jones and Prof Craig Ritchie talk about their cutting-edge dementia research.