Merchant Square

GO LIVE! at Merchant Square Family Day

GO LIVE! at Merchant Square Family Day
Free - Drop-in - no ticket required
Dates and times
8th Aug 2023
11:00AM - 5:00PM
All ages

Come to our fun and varied family day alongside the exciting competition Time Trail races in the city centre. Be prepared for dance parties, performances and crafting activities. Dance with Be Bop Bairns, and make flags for wave in support of the cyclists with In the Making! Plus performances from Mischief La Bas and Future Follies. 

Tuesday 8 August, 11am to 5pm

Merchant Square, Candleriggs, G1 1NY

In partnership with the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival, we present Brain on, Game on and Roarie Bumlers.  

Brain On, Game On: The cognitive circuit of an Autistic brain: Spinning, Whirling, Turning. The brain is connected with lots of colourful tangents. Sometimes they mix and create fabulous new colours, other times the colour disappears. Can we work together to get the brain back on track…   

Roarie Bumlers: An exploratory journey into how to turn the volume up on the earth. A polyphonic spree with three bodies buried in the ground who, like seed to tree, form into creatures who wish to tell tales of a lost connection to the earth. 

Unicorn Dance Party: Sparkling unicorns Melody and Luna are looking for new pals, and they’ve heard there are some unicorns in your area! They’re throwing the best dance party ever, with easy-to-follow dance moves and the ultimate playlist of everyone’s favourite tunes, from Katy Perry and Fred Astaire, to Basement Jaxx and Queen. Join them to shake your tails and move and groove to some rockin’ jams! With glittering costumes and visual pizazz, this interactive outdoor show will unlock the joy within us all.

Performance timetable:

11:00 – 11.45    Be Bop Bairns

11.45 - 12:00     Roarie Bumlers

12:00 – 12:30    Feis Phasliag

12:30 -12.45      Brain on, Game On

12:45 – 13:30    Unicorn Dance Party

13:30 – 13:45    Roarie Bumlers

13:45 – 14:30    Gallus Ceilidh

14:30 – 14:45    Brain on, Game On

14:45 – 15:30    Be Bop Bairns

15:30 – 15:45    Roarie Bumlers

15:45 – 16:30    Unicorn Dance Party

16:30 – 16:45    Brain on Game on

16:45 – 17:30    Gallus Ceilidh

Roaming acts:

Naughty teddies : 12:00 & 15.45

The Da Vinci Squad:  11:00 & 14.45

Flag making workshops throughout the day

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