Festival Family Encounters

The Party Shrimps c. Brian Hartley
The Party Shrimps c. Brian Hartley

Saturday 27 May (10:00 - 17:00)
National Museum of Scotland

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The Festival will once again host a day of free pop-up performances and artist interventions for families in the beautiful settings of the National Museum of Scotland – an ideal way to get creative and experience exciting new ideas from local artists. The programme will also feature two new commissions in partnership with Merchant City Festival.

Drop-in activities will include walk-about characters, Dance and Chinese pole performances, Musical explorations and more...

This year, as part of our new Creative Encounters project, children from Forthview Primary have commissioned artist Cynthia Cheung to co-create a new performance which will be presented during the day. Cynthia’s performance of Hat, Hat, Hat will give a central role to the children’s ideas, interests and views. The children have been involved from shortlisting and commissioning to the creation of this new professional performance. The project is supported by Baillie Gifford, Arts & Business Culture & Business Fund Scotland and the PLaCE fund.