BICYCLE ballet, the antidote to social media and an ancient Indian artform are just a few of the incredible instillations earmarked for this year’s LLAWN festival.

The fantastic, award-winning Llandudno Arts Weekend festival returns to the town for its seventh year for another smorgasbord of free art installations from Friday, September 13 to Sunday 15.

North Wales Pioneer:

Ruby Gibbens, Twrch Trwyth. Picture: Ruby Gibbens

Featuring a colourful mix of visual art, performance, dance, video, music and film, this year’s festival will once again bring together artists and performers from Wales and beyond.

North Wales Pioneer:

Blazing Saddles will tell the history of women’s clothing through bicycle ballet. Picture: Ray Gibson

The event will once again occupy various venues around the town, including the iconic LLAWN bathing huts which will host pop-up performances and art happenings along the promenade.

This year the festival is welcoming a new curator in Bristol based Megan Broadmeadow, who grew up in Dwygyfylchi and studied at Coleg Menai in Bangor, who, in 2018, produced a large-scale public spectacle for The National Eisteddfod in Cardiff Bay.

North Wales Pioneer:

The festival's new curator, visual artist Megan Broadmeadow

Broadmeadow said: ‘I was thrilled to be invited to curate this year’s Llandudno Arts Weekend and didn’t hesitate in accepting. I have a strong connection to the festival - having both performed and visited it over the years since it started in 2013.

"It’s an honour to be able to invite artists that I admire and to see how they respond to a place I know so well.”

Highlights of the festival will include North Wales’ first ever mural trail For 2019 to transform buildings around the town in fresh and unexpected ways ways, the story of the moment bicycles first became widely available and women transformed their clothing to be able to ride told through two wheeled ballet in Blazing Saddles and Faceback, a durational live artwork that unfolds over hours or days, setting in train a series of face-to-face meetings between strangers.

Joining these eclectic events is a performance takeover of former shop Cardiff based Tactile Bosh, who 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, 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. which is part the India/Wales season of events with the British Council and Wales Arts International which is on tour around venues in both countries.

Alfredo Cramerotti, MOSTYN director said: "We’re really excited to see what new things that LLAWN will bring for 2019. We’re so pleased to bring Megan home to curate this year and grateful to our festival funders, which include Mostyn Estates, National Lottery through Arts Council of Wales and Arts & Business, Cymru for helping us bring thousands of people to Llanduno to enjoy vibrant contemporary art happenings across the town in September."

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