Edinburgh International Children’s Festival

Scotland’s Year of Young People

In celebration of the Year of Young People Imaginate were joined by five young associates, aged between 16-25, who helped to curate the opening weekend of the 2018 Children’s Festival. The final programme included jelly beans, wizards and mini puppets, mixed media experiences and much more!

Did you know… ?

New in 2018:

Launchpad, a two-year project to support four theatre and dance artists in making work for young audiences, and funded by the Garrick Charitable Trust.

Accelerator, a programme offering research and development funding, mentoring, producing support and performance opportunities for artists to create works-in-progress for young audiences. Supported by the PLACE programme (a partnership between Creative Scotland, the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Festivals), the open call is ongoing!

Forrina Chen (Art Space for Kids) and Ruchira Das (ThinkArts) discuss the delegate programme

Trick of the Light and Zanetti - The Road That Wasn't There
Opening weekend
Koleka Putuma - Mbuzeni
Theaterhaus Ensemble - Things to Wear
Opening weekend
Theatre des Petites Ames - OGO
Theatre Lovett - A Feast of Bones
Shona Reppe, Christine Johnston & Rosemary Myers - Baba Yaga
Het Laagland - Expedition Peter Pan
Ponten Pie - LOO
Nie - We Come From Far Far Away
Le Carrousel - Gretel and Hansel
Dybwikdans - Toddler Room
Catherine Wheels and the National Theatre of Scotland - The Slumber Sisters
Andy Manley & Red Bridge - Stick by Me
Wee Night Out 2018