Edinburgh International Children’s Festival 2018 26 May – 3 June

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Previously known as the Imaginate festival, the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival is jam packed once again this year with a fantastic programme of Children’s theatre.

The programme includes a fab sounding opening weekend event at the National Museum with two days of free pop-up performances and arts activities throughout the building. Drop in activities will include: live music, walk-about performances, arts activities and storytelling…26th and 27th May

Performances vary in suitability for all ages, from 0 – 15 years old so there really should be something for everyone, check out what’s on here …I’m particularly delighted that the brilliant The Road That Wasn’t There from last year’s fringe is coming back – we absolutely loved it – captivating and imaginative storytelling and puppetry by some super talented folk !!! Image result for the road that wasnt there

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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….

Edinburgh International Children’s Festival 27th May – 4th June

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Previously known as the Imaginate festival, the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival looks fantastic and a great way to lead us into summer festival season !!!

Next weekend is the festival opening weekend, and like last year they are planning to open the Festival with a weekend of free pop-up performances and drop-in arts activities at the National Museum of Scotland, from 10am until 4.45pm each day. No need to book, just come on the day! Check out the full programme for the weekend here

The festival itself has shows, performances and film screening for children ages 18months up to teenagers, for a full festival programme and search by age category and days look here ..highlights include MamaBabaMe dance and interactive show for very young children, brought to the festival by Starcatchers and Curious Seed companies and Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories for 8 -12 year olds, based on the popular book brought to life through puppetry and storytelling….well worth a look.