A HUGE multi-arts festival is making its return to Llandudno.

LLAWN - Llandudno Arts Weekend - which is now in its seventh year, will take to the streets and hidden places of Llandudno between September 13 to 15.

The event features a colourful mix of visual art, performance, dance, music, video and more. This year, there is the first-ever mural trail for North Wales. There will also be poetry, street theatre and artists’ works in progress throughout the weekend.

Those who have ever wondered if their dog has a favourite colour can take advantage of a special doggy computer and touchscreen. This will show how dogs can discriminate between red, yellow, and blue.

Visitors can also get involved in a day of learning, making and watching with the Rangoli.

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Rangoli is an ancient art form traditionally practised by women across the whole of India

Rangoli is an ancient art form traditionally practised by women across the whole of India; patterns are created on the floor using coloured sand, rice or flowers and are thought to bring good luck.

A launch event will take place at Mostyn Gallery in Vaughan Street on Friday, September 13 at 6.30pm. This will offer visitors the chance to meet the festival organisers and artists, and enjoy a specially selected preview of some of the events around the town.

Megan Broadmeadow, curator of LLAWN said: “I’m so excited to welcome a whole new range of artists working in many art forms, to North Wales for LLAWN this year.

"We’re hoping people will come along, see something new and experience the very best in live and contemporary art this weekend. But the main thing is we hope everyone has a great time.”

There’s opportunities to take part in the festival as a performer with the fabulous Bicycle Ballet or in a Live Action Role Play event on the Great Orme, as an artist contributing to a mural in a prominent location in Mostyn Street or as a treasure hunter seeking out secret murals around the town.

For those who want to take a more leisurely approach, the Ride Side by Side bicycle taxi service, based in Trinity Square, will do the legwork.

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Bicycle taxi will help visitors get about

St John’s Methodist Church, which last year saw more than 7,000 visitors experiencing an enormous replica of the moon, will host digital projections on sculptures and a sonic artwork that will use the natural acoustics of the building to create a multi-channel audio visual experience that aims to bathe the viewer in a multi-sensory experience.

Professional theatre company HiJinx, which tours around the world with their cast of learning disabled and/or autistic actors, will present ‘Rock Cliché’. 

Foodies will enjoy a visit to Just More’s street theatre performance ‘Do What yah Mama told yah!’ This is a feast of food fusion and storytelling across geography and generations.

Visit www.llawn.org for the full schedule and further details.