Resort hosts weekend arts spectacular
LLAWN03, Llandudno Arts Weekend, is celebrating its third year with an array of events.
Starting this Friday, September 18, Llandudno will be immersed in the completely free arts festival. The Arts Weekend encompasses a wide range of contemporary arts, showcasing a vibrant mix of dance, film, music, performance and art installations.
Curator Marc Rees has devised a programme that celebrates Llandudno’s past, present and future with a Victorian twist.
Replicas of Victorian bathing machines will hug the shoreline, occupied by an eclectic mix of artists.
Amongst performers will be The Kitsch n’ Sync dance collective, a pair of Victorian lady travellers, and Divina & Dymphna’s Day-glo Tour will pay extravagant homage to the town’s lost theatres.
Inside the disused Tabernacle, renowned choreographer Jonathan Burrows and composer Matteo Fargion will perform two pieces.
The organisers are bringing an international flavour to LLAWN this year. Guillermo Weickert and Maria Cabeza de Vaca Acrojou’s spell-binding Wheel House stage will traverse the town. On the promenade, children will be entranced by the beautiful constructions of the Catalan group Katakrak.
There will be an open air screening of the classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind at the Great Orme’s ski slope. The event is free-of-charge but tickets are essential. Details at llawn.org
Curator Marc Rees