The 8th edition of the ŻiguŻajg International Arts Festival for Children and Young People will return this year from the 16th to the 25th November.
“This year’s programme forms part of the Valletta 2018 celebrations and is comprised of 27 projects, including internationally-acclaimed shows from Canada, Belgium, Spain, Italy, France, UK, Ireland, Norway and Sweden, as well as co-productions with public cultural organisations, and commissions by Maltese creatives,” explained ŻiguŻajg Festival Director Daniel Azzopardi.
“The events include a touring music parade show in schools, promenade theatre for teens, a children’s nativity opera, a contemporary circus show and several outdoor interactive installations that do not require any booking and can be experienced at the schools’ convenience. But more will be announced soon!”
All heads of schools, teachers and cultural mentors are invited to attend an information meeting on Thursday 4th October at the Spazju Kreattiv Cinema, St James Cavalier. Attendees will receive an exclusive preview of the 10-day programme and will be given priority booking for all ŻiguŻajg school shows.
Bookings will be processed through the festival’s online portal, which will be open after the meeting. Attendees will need to sign a registration sheet on the day, and the festival programme, information of events, seating capacity and online booking links will be forwarded to them by email.
Schools that are not present for the meeting will receive the information by email on the 5th October 2018.
All productions will be linked to specific learning outcomes to ensure that children and young people have access to creative arts and culture as part of their development. Certain projects are accompanied by a resource pack that can be used in class. Schools may wish to encourage students, parents and carers to participate in events taking place during the afternoons and weekends.
To confirm the attendance of a school representative, an email should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Wednesday 3rd October 2018. More information may be obtained via the festival website or tel. no: 21223200.