Launch of ŻiguŻajg Arts Festival
The second edition of the ŻiguŻajg International Arts festival for Children and Young People was launched at an event which was attended by Minister of Finance, the Economy and Investment and Minister for Tourism, Culture and the Environment.
The festival programme boasts a rich variety of Maltese and international productions designed for young audiences, including specially commissioned works, which will make for an exhilarating and unforgettable experience. Festival director Toni Attard explains that “ŻiguŻajg is proposing no less than twenty-five productions brought to us by some of the best in the Maltese arts scene, as well as performers from Australia, the UK, Italy, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Portugal”.
In a drive for enhanced accessibility for patrons attending performances during the festival, the ŻiguŻajg Arts Festival this year also features an inclusive platform, including a selection of performances in sign language. “We aim to achieve, yet again, an enriching, diverse and enjoyable festival experience for all”, says Toni Attard. The festival programme has also been tailored for schoolchildren to attend performances in the morning, while all shows will also be taking place during the evenings throughout the week of the event, including the weekend. ŻiguŻ
ŻiguŻajg will also be introducing a Fringe Festival between the 16th and 18th of November, which will be a platform for young bands, ensembles, theatre groups and artists eager to present their work to young audiences.
Tickets to the ŻiguŻajg Festival are free of charge but subject to booking via the festival website at www.ziguzajg.org. Tickets can be collected from St. James Cavalier Centre for Creativity in Castille Square, Valletta.
• Number of venues: 19
• Number of companies: 27
• Number of productions:
• Number of performances:
• Number of participating countries: 8
• Expected Attendance: 17,000
• Morning Programme: 5,580
• Afternoon Programme: 11,420