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TRUE NORTH: Rise Up Aberdeen: An evening of Spoken Word

  • 26 Sep 2021
  • 6:00pm
  • Lemon Tree


True North
Rise Up Aberdeen: An evening of Spoken Word

True North is back and this September we are rising up to mark the return of live music and standing up for what you believe in. We’ll be celebrating freedom of expression, diversity, community and equality with an inspirational and vibrant line up of musicians over one unforgettable weekend.  Whether you are discovering new artists or immersing yourself in the music of an icon, it’s time to turn the music up!

A spoken word event specially commissioned by Aberdeen Performing Arts and hosted by award winning poet Jo Gilbert will focus on the festival’s theme of Rise Up. The four commissioned artists – Jo Gilbert , Mae Diansangu, Noon Salah Eldin and Molly McLachlan – will produce new work based around this theme. They will showcase this new work at the Lemon Tree on Sunday in an event which promises to challenge and inspire in equal measure.

See the full festival line up on our TRUE NORTH FESTIVAL page.

Important information



Jo Gilbert: 6pm
Mae Diansangu: 6.15pm
Noon Salah Eldin: 6.30pm
Molly McLachlan: 6.45pm




Festival pass

Make a weekend of it!

Book a full weekend festival pass for £72 to enjoy a feast of live music at True North or get 10% off when you book 4 or more True North events.

Discounts will be automatically applied when added to basket. All events must be added to your basket to qualify for the weekend pass.

See the full line up on our TRUE NORTH FESTIVAL page.