Imaginate Festival – A Fantastic Event for Children
The arts organization, Imaginate, in Scotland, was established to enrich the lives of children up to the age of eighteen with quality productions and performances. Not only do they aim to entertain their young audiences, but to inspire, educate and hopefully encourage them to develop their own talents. Together with the support of the Bank of Scotland, the Imaginate Festival will again open a world of performing arts to the youth of Scotland.
The 2008 Imaginate Festival with kick off on the 27th of May and end on the 2nd of June 2008. It will place at various venues around Edinburgh, such as the Brunton Theatre, the Lyceum Studio Royal Lyceum Theatre, the Traverse Theatre, the North Edinburgh Arts Centre and the Assembly Rooms. The festival also has a few tour venues on the program this year, including the Citizens Theatre and Platform – The Bridge in Glasgow, Carnegie Hall in Dunfermline, Regal Community Centre in Bathgate, Eden Court Theatre in Inverness, FTH Falkirk in Falkirk, and The CatStrand in Castle Douglas.
Visitors to the Imaginate Festival can look forward to approximately fourteen premier productions from the United Kingdom and from international performers. In previous years, this breathtaking event has brought world class international performers from Russia, Denmark, Canada, the Netherlands, Wales and Belgium to the people of Scotland. This year, there will be a host of more than seventy five performances during the festival and this magnificent event is expected to attract ten thousand young audience members. Parents, teachers and professional performers will also enjoy the productions and maybe spark their imaginations for future school productions or home entertainment. The Imaginate Festival also tries to reach out to schools in Scotland, addressing the students and bringing the performing arts to the learners.
For a festival of dancing, singing and performing entertainment, parents and teachers should encourage their children and students to attend this culturally fulfilling event. It is bound to excite, astound, fascinate and inspire all those who come to join in on the fun and laughter. Very few festivals accommodate performances that are exclusively for children. The Imaginate Festival gives the youth an event that they can call their own.