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Three To See 2015: Youth Events

By | Published on Monday 27 July 2015

Susie Hodge

Getting her Three To See Edinburgh tips underway for 2015, ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three events for younger festival goers from this year’s programme.

Drama Workshops for 5-12
Spotlites are brilliant at doing stuff for small people; their interactive shows, in which all the young ones are encouraged to get involved, are a fantastic introduction to theatre, so I would highly recommend em all. But there’s also this great next step, a workshop where the children get to create their own stories, brilliant for your theatrically inclined kids, and brilliant for you, because you get to drop them off and go have a coffee. Win win.
Spotlites, from 4 until 30 Aug

Festival Youth Cafe Workshops
The Festival Of Politics has a whole load of short youth workshops going on throughout the afternoon of Saturday 15 Aug, led by the likes of leading caricaturist Terry Anderson, and covering such useful topics as film-making, performance poetry, vlogging and cartooning. Sounds like a good one for some of those hard-to-entertain growing up children of a certain age…
Festival Youth Cafe, 15 Aug

Be An Art Gallery Creator
One of the really brilliant things about the Edinburgh International Book Festival is its fat series of events aimed at young people. There are loads of great, great, great author events and workshops, so make sure you have a big look at what’s on, because this is just one of many things that leapt out of me when I was perusing the programme. Here, your smaller ones (age 7-10) get to experience art in a whole new way, courtesy of Susie Hodge (pictured) and her new book and card game ‘My Big Art Show’.
Baillie Gifford Imagination Lab, 20, 21 Aug

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