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

Children's Festival

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.

 

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Imaginate Festival 28th May – 5th June

Imaginate Festival

It’s that wonderful time of the year when the nights are getting lighter, the days are a little bit sunnier and festival season is just around the corner !

To warm us up before full festival season gets going, the Imaginate Festival is bringing some fantastic children’s theatre to Edinburgh.

One of the highlights looks to be the family fringe opening weekend, which is taking place at the National Museum of Scotland over the weekend of the 28th/29th May. There will be a host of free drop-in activities including storytellers, mini performances, hands on art activities and live music for everyone to enjoy.

The_Bookbinder-024-pm_53b_05514-A4I was particularly excited to see that The Bookbinder is coming to the Imaginate festival as I tried really hard to get tickets during the fringe and never managed and it had great reviews so is well worth checking out. ”A story of mystery, intrigue and charm.” Traverse Theatre 2nd-5th June.

 

UntitledFor the littler ones, the Blue Block Studio looks good to explore – offering an innovative, creative space for babies to listen, to explore, to build, to watch, to lie down, to look and to touch.

National Museum – 28th May – 3rd June

All the other performances look well worth checking out in this gem of a festival and a wonderful way to introduce kids to theatre……