Fabulous Fittie Fashion Fest
We’d love you to join us for a totally unique shopping experience – the Fabulous Fittie Fashion Fest.
Shop, shimmy and shimmer in celebration of Aberdeen Creatives and anti-fast fashion champions: Hathor, Aubin Jewellery, Wardrobe Foxes Vintage and Prolong. Local DJ Angela Michael will set the tone with classic house and disco while Tarot by Rhiannon will invite you to look into your future.
The Fabulous Fittie Fashion Fest was inspired by a chance encounter between the iconic Dame Zandra Rhodes during her visit to our unique harbourside ‘village in the city’ and resident Laura Mears-Reynolds – creator of Hathor and co-creator/host of ADHD As Females podcast which she creates with her neighbour, Dawn. The duo will be recording a podcast live from the event!
Prior to the pandemic, Laura had been selling her handmade hedonistic headgear and upcycled accessories at UK festivals such as The Secret Garden Party and Ibiza events for a decade. Alongside putting a halt to her industry, the pandemic plummeted Laura into mental health crisis leading to the late ADHD diagnosis which inspired the creation of the podcast.
Already in awe of Dame Zandra Rhodes, Laura felt the chance-meeting was so serendipitous she was compelled to carry on the Aberdeen fashion mission Zandra started with her incredible exhibition; and what better place for this event than the colourful and creative village that Zandra loved.
Laura got speaking to fellow Fittie resident, Lesley Anne Rose, co-founder of Open Road. The stars aligned to combine Laura’s vision and Open Road’s experience of supporting and producing place based cultural and environmental events and The Fabulous Fittie Fashion Fest was born!
The event will raise funds for ADHD Adults UK a charity that helped Laura after her own diagnosis.
This event is part of our Culture Collective project Safe Harbour: Open Sea which aims to make a positive difference in the harbour side area of Aberdeen. The Fabulous Fittie Fashion Festival is open to the public on Saturday 20 August 11am – 3pm. Please note that we accept card payments only.
We look forward to seeing you at the Fittie Community Hall, New Pier Road, AB11 5DR.
How to Get to the Fittie Community Hall
Start Point: Aberdeen Train Station / Aberdeen Bus Station
Walking Time: 25 minutes
Points of Interest: Shiprow, Maritime Museum, Aberdeen Harbour, the Fittie Bar
Cross to the other side of Guild Street as you exit either stations and turn right. Continue until the junction at Market Street. Turn left up Market Street and then cross over at the traffic lights when safe to do so. Shiprow will be to your right, follow this street. When you see the Maritime Museum on your left, turn right and then left along Virginia Street. Continue until the traffic lights, cross when safe and continue until you reach Regent Quay. Keep walking for about ten minutes along Regent Quay and onto Waterloo Quay. Turn left onto Wellington Street. The Fittie Bar will be on your right. Continue past St Clement Street and turn right onto York Street. Continue down York Street until you reach the Esplanade. Cross over the Esplanade onto New Pier Road and continue until you reach the Hall which will be on your right (about halfway down).
Start Point: Marischal College
Walking Time: 30 minutes
Points of Interest: Codonas Theme Park, Aberdeen Beach, food vendors on the sea front, Scot Surf School, Haar Sauna, public toilets
From Marischal College, turn right and walk down Broad Street to Union Street. Cross over to the other side of Union Street and continue left onto the pedestrian zone, crossing over Marischal Street on the way. Continue in the same direction onto Justice Street. This will bring you to a roundabout. Follow the pavement around the corner to a zebra crossing and cross over when safe to do so. Follow the pavement to the left around a corner leading you to Beach Boulevard. Continue down Beach Boulevard until you reach the sea front, at which point turn right continue for around ten minutes. Follow the Esplanade round to the right after you reach the public toilets. Turn left onto New Pier Road and continue. The Hall is about halfway down New Pier Road.
The nearest bike parking is on the Esplanade next to the public toilets, a few minutes walk from the Community Hall.
Start Point: Union Street (Various Points)
Cycling Time: 15 minutes
Points of Interest: Maritime Museum, Aberdeen Harbour, the Fittie Bar
Cycling down Union Street, head towards Castlegate. Before the road turns to the left onto King Street, take a right down Marischal Street. Continue down Marischal Street to Regent Quay. Turn left onto Regent Quay and continue on this road, which will shortly morph into Waterloo Quay. Follow the road to the left onto York Place. Stop at the junction and turn right onto York Street until you reach a junction. Turn left at the junction and, when it is safe to do so, cross over to the pavement when you reach the public toilets. The bike rails are to the left. To get the Fittie Community Hall from here, turn back towards York Street, but take a left down New Pier Road instead of crossing over. The Hall is a about halfway down this road.
Monday – Friday
During the week the number 15 bus travels between the city centre and the Beach Retail Park roughly every half hour from 07:20 onwards. You can see the timetable here. Please note that the last bus to return to the city centre from the Beach Retail Park is at 19.15.
On Saturdays the number 15 bus travels between the city centre and the Beach Retail Park roughly every half hour from 07:40 onwards. You can see the timetable here. Please note that the last bus to return to the centre from the Beach Retail Park is at 19.16.
On Sundays the number 15 bus goes between the city centre and the Beach Retail Park roughly every half hour between 09:40 and 19:01. You can see the timetable here. Please note that the last bus to return to the centre from the Beach Retail Park is at 19.16.
Parking in and around Fittie is limited and primarily used by Fittie residents. We recommend the following nearby parking spots.
During the Week
During the week, there may be parking spaces available on the Esplanade. If not, consider parking at Queens Link Leisure Park, or the Beach Boulevard Retail Park. Both have large car parks and are a short 14-minute walk to the Fittie Community Hall.
Start Point: Queens Link Leisure Park / Beach Boulevard Retail Park Car Parks
Walking Time: 14 minutes
Points of Interest: Food vendors on the sea front, Scot Surf School, Haar Sauna, public toilets
Follow Links Road back up to the Esplanade and turn right along this road. Follow the Esplanade round to the right after you reach the public toilets. Turn left onto New Pier Road and continue. The hall is about halfway down New Pier Road.
During the Weekend
During the weekend it is worth checking York Street for available spaces. Depending how far up York Street you park, it is a 5 – 7 minute walk.
Walk up York Street until you reach the Esplanade. Cross over the Esplanade onto New Pier Road and continue until you reach the hall which will be on your right (about halfway down).
If you need to park closer to the hall for accessibility reasons, and there are no places available on York Street, it is also worth checking for spaces on Pocra Quay (the road on which meets the Esplanade, York Street, and New Pier Road). From here it takes two minutes to walk to the hall.
Follow the road back around to the Esplanade and turn right down New Pier Road. Alternatively, follow the road in the opposite direction to the bottom of New Pier Road. Turn left up New Pier Road and the hall will be on your left halfway up the road.
Finally, please be aware that there is another Hall in Fittie – the Footdee Mission Hall in North Square – not to be confused with the Fittie Community Hall on New Pier Road.
We look forward to your visit.
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