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13 September @ 6:00 pm - 15 September @ 9:30 pm
The fantastic, award-winning, LLAWN – Llandudno Arts Weekend festival returns to the town again this year.
Featuring a colourful mix of visual art, performance, dance, video, music and film, this year’s festival introduces the first-ever mural trail for North Wales, alongside artists and performers from Wales and beyond. The award winning festival takes place in various venues around the town, including the iconic LLAWN bathing huts which will host pop-up performances and art happenings along the promenade.
Highlights of the festival will include:
North Wales’ first ever mural trail
For 2019, a brand new mural trail will transform buildings around the town in fresh and unexpected ways. International and local artists, using the town as their canvas, have been commissioned to create unique new artworks on buildings and hidden spaces. There will be opportunities for visitors to get involved in both making the murals and to hunt them down in unexpected places.
Blazing Saddles with Bicycle Ballet
Bicycle Ballet create exhilarating outdoor dance performances on bikes, exploring the joyful highs and gritty lows of cycling. They fuse dance and physical theatre with visual spectacle, comedy and striking soundtracks. For LLAWN the company will bring their latest performance ‘Blazing Saddles’ which tells the story of the moment bicycles first became widely available and women transformed their clothing to be able to ride.
Faceback – Join the Faceback community and meet real live people!
Part performance, part game, and fully interactive, Faceback is a durational live artwork that unfolds over hours or days, setting in train a series of face-to-face meetings between strangers. An antidote to online social networking, FACEBACK plays with ideas of community, face to face contact, and control over our own images, setting in train a series of random one-on-one encounters.
Tactile Bosh – performance takeover of former shop
Cardiff based Tactile Bosh create performance art, multi-media, and site-specific installations which audiences can explore, and become immersed in, creating a complex dialogue between artist, location and audience. The group will take over the former Poundstretchers store in the town and host an evening event of music, film and live performance,
Winding Snake: Rangoli – Art That Binds
Part the India/Wales season of events with the British Council and Wales Arts International and on tour around venues in Wales and India, Rangoli is an ancient art form traditionally practised by women across the whole of India and will take over the studio space at MOSTYN in Vaughan Street. In a day of learning, making, watching and chatting participants will create beautiful patterns using coloured sand, rice or flowers, traditionally thought to bring good luck.