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Three To See 2016: Non-Fringe treats for children

By | Published on Saturday 30 July 2016

Jo Cotterill

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the Festival with her Three To See tips. This time three children’s shows from festivals other than the Fringe.

Raw | Edinburgh International Conference Centre | 27-28 Aug
The International Festival isn’t normally the place I would be looking for a family show, but things have been a changing around those parts, and this year they offer up this dynamic dance theatre show suitable for viewing by adults and older children. It’s made by young people for young people and deals in themes young people can relate to, and comes to Edinburgh with Belgian dance company Kabinet K. Sounds like powerful and entertaining stuff.

Jo Cotterill | Charlotte Square Gardens | 14-15 Aug (pictured)
For many years there’s been an excellent programme of children’s events at the very marvellous Edinburgh International Book Festival, and every year I find it hard to select a representative session from all the excellent choices available to me. So please do have a look at the whole programme. But for children – girls especially – in the 9-14 age bracket, Jo Cotterill, appearing at two different events, is top of my list. This prize-winning author will discuss two of her most recent works, ‘A Library Of Lemons’ and ‘Electrigirl’, both of which have won much critical acclaim.

Art Early | Fruitmarket Gallery | 13 Aug
This is an early-in-the-day version of the Edinburgh Art Festival’s ‘Art Late’ programme, but it’s for children and families instead of adults, and of course the content reflects that. I can’t help thinking that this morning of themed gallery tours and activities will be a fab introduction to fine art for those little absorbing minds, and rather good fun for their parents too.

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