Andersen Bicentennial

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A feature from The Scotsman about Hans Christian Andersen, detailing some of the bicentennial events taking place at the Edinburgh Book Festival and elsewhere in the city during the summer and autumn...

youngsters will look forward to the autumn exhibition at the Museum of Childhood - Once Upon A Time: Hans Christian Andersen and Fairy Tales - and to the production of Thumbelina on the Fringe that will take the audience out on to the Water of Leith. They will also undoubtedly enjoy the season of Andersen-related films at the Filmhouse in October and the three Andersen-based performances that are expected at next year's Children's Festival. But their parents might be surprised to find how much they get out of Andersen too. At the Edinburgh International Book Festival in August, for example, a panel of distinguished Danish authors will seek to get to the core of Andersen's vast body of work. At around the same time at the Danish Cultural Institute, there will be a touring exhibition from Odense of Andersen's letters, portraits and personal belongings. That will be followed in September by a display of Andersen-inspired design and costumes by no lesser personage than Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. And at the Usher Hall in November, the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union is making a musical contribution to the celebrations.

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