More than 20,000 attend this year’s edition of Żigużajg
More than 20,000 people attended this year’s edition of Żigużajg, the annual festival which caters to young people and children.
Under the direction of Programme Manager Daniel Azzopardi, this year’s attendance is proof that the festival has been yet another success. Thousands of pupils from 50 different schools participated in the much anticipated event, which featured dozens of performances by 150 international artists over a jampacked programme of ten days.
This year the organisers wanted to focus on bringing Maltese novels and stories into a modern art context, including art exhibitions and visual projections. The festival – the only one catering to this particular age group – was spread around 14 different venues, all based in Valletta.
This year’s speciality was Sillu, the gigantic toy horse which was seen wondering the streets of the capital. Żigużajg has been organised for the past six years and, as Daniel Azzopardi told this newspaper, the project involves a tremendous amount of work, which goes on all year long.
“The professionalism with which performances are delivered attracts thousands of people and the quality is getting better and better,” Programme Manager Daniel Azzopardi told the Malta Independent.
“We brought international artists from seven different countries and chose only the best proposals by Maltese performers. It’s a show essentially for children, but adults can also appreciate how much work and time is needed to create such presentations.”
The general public also had positive comments on the social media. Both the organisation as well as the various performances that took place last week were enjoyed by both adults and children.