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 !!!
The museum is a great place to visit with children – they love running around the galleries and exploring some of the more interactive exhibitions, and there always seems to be some arts and crafts activity going on in the learning centre. During the festival, the museum is hosting some fantastic musicians to come along every day for some free fringe music which sounds lovely and another great reason to visit…2nd – 24th August 2pm-2.40pm.
There is also a rather impressive and exciting event happening at the end of the month for older children/young adults – Zombies in the Museum ! “We have established a base at National Museum of Scotland, from here you will be trained to survive a Zombie attack and locate the source of infection ”
This event is part of a national project where young adults have devised the event itself.
August 28th 7pm – 10pm Age 14 +