Edinburgh International Science Festival

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So, the 2018 Edinburgh International Science Festival is coming up, a sure fire way to brighten up your Easter holidays with tons of great activities, family events, shows and inter-activeness !!!

The programme is full to bursting with fantastic things to check out and it’s hard to know where to begin ! As I mentioned in an earlier post, the brilliant Me and My Bee is a show definitely worth a look, teaching us all about the humble bumble bee through lots of humour and plenty of participation !

Other recommendations would be :

City Art Centre Day Pass – Every year the City Art Centre is transformed into four floors of interactive science fun ! You can book a day pass and with it get access to three age appropriate workshops for the kids. There are plenty of drop in activities too, and is always more than enough to keep you occupied for a full day. Highly recommended for ages 3+…..daily from 31st March – 14th April

Minibeasts with Jess French – Fancy meeting a foot-long centipede or a spider the size of your dinner plate? Join CBeebies presenter Dr Jess French to do just that! With her unparalleled zeal for insects, Jess dives headfirst into the breathtaking world of invertebrates, exploring everything from bird-eating tarantulas and glow-in-the-dark scorpions to metre-long stick insects and bat-eating centipedes.  April 3rd – 3pm

Valentina’s Galaxy –  an intergalactic inspiration for starry-eyed 2-5 year olds and their adults.  Join award-winning theatre company Frozen Charlotte, makers of Paperbelle & Too Many Penguins?, for a fascinating, funny and moving experience inspired by the wondrous adventures of real women in space. Created especially for young audiences, this immersive performance will captivate children and adults alike with a combustible concoction of experiments, rocket launches and stargazing.  April 4th – 8th Summerhall

Eaten– We loved this during the Fringe last year – a very unique, fun and educational show all about the food we eat and our digestive systems !  What if your food started talking back? Meet Lionel the lion. He’s just eaten a human called Mamoru for lunch, but hasn’t chewed his food. So Mamoru’s alive and well in his stomach, and now wants to say hello. A strange friendship between the eater and the eaten starts to grow, meanwhile, Lionel’s breakfast wants to say hello… from his bottom!   5th April

 

 

 

 

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Spring is (almost) here…

So, today the sun was most definitely shining and the daffodils will soon be out in force and spring will be well on it’s way !!

With it, comes the excitement of a fast approaching festival season ! The Edinburgh International Festival launched it’s 2018 programme this week, various Fringe festival shows are trickling in, the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival has a brilliant line up with bookings opening on the 22nd March….and one of my absolute favourites of the year – the Edinburgh International Science Festival is just around the corner !!!!!! Yay, yay, yay….

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I’ll post more about the Science festival shortly, but for now I was very excited to see a wee fringe highlight of mine returning during the Science festival in the rather fabulous location of the Botanics – Me and My Bee . If you didn’t manage to see this at the fringe last summer, then please do try and make it along to the Botanics to check it out (read my full review here ). The plight of the humble bumblebee is explored in this fun performance involving plenty of dancing, a sing song, party bags, and lots of humour, this show is the bee’s knees !!!  On from Sunday 8th – Wednesday 11th April….