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Mbuzeni

Mbuzeni

Part of the inherent challenge for Noel Jordan and the Imaginate team when putting together their annual Edinburgh International Children's Festival is their very diverse potential audience: after all, the theatrical needs of toddlers and pre-school children can hardly be more different than those for young adults... 

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Expedition Peter Pan
Expedition Peter Pan

"Grow up, mature, and come back when you have something to contribute!" It's not the most sympathetic way to address a young audience; nevertheless, it succinctly shows us the 'eat or be eaten' attitude of Eric (Lennart Monaster), who is one of five business-suited adults suddenly dropped into a strange world of bedside furniture and night-lights in this production of Expedition Peter Pan... 

Stick By Me
Stick By Me

Andy Manley is undoubtedly one of the treasures of Scotland’s current theatrical landscape, all the more so given his seemingly innate (but presumably hard-learned) skill in holding the attention of the youngest, most restless of audiences... 

Gretel and Hansel
Gretel and Hansel

Fairy tales survive because they can be constantly retold, uncovering new depths and relevancies to the world today... 

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Laura Albert & Susie Orbach Attempt Live Therapy at the Book Festival

Laura Albert & Susie Orbach Attempt Live Therapy at the Book Festival

In 2005 it was revealed that author JT LeRoy was in fact a hoax – written by Laura Albert but played in person by her sister in law Savannah Knoop. At this year’s Book Festival, Laura Albert attempted a therapy session with psychotherapist Susie Orbach in front of a live audience, talking about her eating disorder, relationship with her son, and the power of her pseudonym... 

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The Edinburgh Cocktail Festival is this Year’s New Kid on the Block
The Edinburgh Cocktail Festival is this Year’s New Kid on the Block

Back in 1947 the founders of the Edinburgh International Festival could hardly have imagined what their legacy would be... 

Trauma and Therapy with Let Me Go Writer-director Polly Steele
Trauma and Therapy with Let Me Go Writer-director Polly Steele

Let Me Go is a feature film based on the true life of Helga Schneider (Juliet Stevenson) - whose mother was a Nazi war criminal... 

James Plays Playwright Rona Munro does Christmas at the Traverse
James Plays Playwright Rona Munro does Christmas at the Traverse

Rona Munro, writer of the three James Plays – critically acclaimed and popular with audiences at the 2014 Edinburgh International Festival – has a new collaboration with Stephen Greenhorn at the Traverse Theatre this December... 

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Buddhism, Development and Daphne with Screenwriter Nico Mensinga

Buddhism, Development and Daphne with Screenwriter Nico Mensinga

Daphne is a coming-of-age movie about a 28, sorry, 31-year-old woman who witnesses a stabbing in a corner shop. Forced to confront her own mortality, she must reevaluate her own life, including her opinion of her mother's way of dealing with terminal cancer and her attitude towards love which, after Freud, she believes is a psychosis... 

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Happiness Research Institute’s Meik Wiking Talks Social Media, Hygge and Mindfulness
Happiness Research Institute’s Meik Wiking Talks Social Media, Hygge and Mindfulness

Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and author of The Little Book of Hygge... 

Kirsty Law, Kirsty Logan and Esther Swift Don’t Want Fairytale Weddings
Kirsty Law, Kirsty Logan and Esther Swift Don’t Want Fairytale Weddings

Songmaker Kirsty Law, author Kirsty Logan and harpist Esther Swift came together at the Edinburgh International Book Festival to perform their dark fairytale reimagining, Lord Fox... 

Graeme Macrae Burnet Responds to the Lyceum’s Staging of His Bloody Project
Graeme Macrae Burnet Responds to the Lyceum’s Staging of His Bloody Project

Graeme Macrae Burnet’s literary thriller, His Bloody Project, explores a brutal triple murder in the Scottish Highlands in 1869 through a variety of different, at times conflicting, accounts... 

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Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

At 8pm, In the delightful setting of Lighthouse Bookshop, join storyteller, Niall Moorjani, for an evening of tales which contain: giants, dragons, lovers, witches, joy and sorrow. The stories are original and modern; whilst maintaining all the enchantment and flavour of traditional tales accompanied by live music... 

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The Darkness Or Else The Light
The Darkness Or Else The Light

An anonymous hack – an act of sabotage or revenge – kicks off a chain of events that changes the whole of society... 

Mbuzeni
Mbuzeni

Part of the inherent challenge for Noel Jordan and the Imaginate team when putting together their annual Edinburgh International Children's Festival is their very diverse potential audience: after all, the theatrical needs of toddlers and pre-school children can hardly be more different than those for young adults... 

Expedition Peter Pan
Expedition Peter Pan

"Grow up, mature, and come back when you have something to contribute!" It's not the most sympathetic way to address a young audience; nevertheless, it succinctly shows us the 'eat or be eaten' attitude of Eric (Lennart Monaster), who is one of five business-suited adults suddenly dropped into a strange world of bedside furniture and night-lights in this production of Expedition Peter Pan...