MOSTYN in Llandudno is celebrating after being awarded £25,000 of National Lottery funding to, once again, bring the award-winning LLAWN - Llandudno Arts Weekend to the town; this year over the weekend of 13 - 15 September 2019.
The grant, awarded through the Arts Council of Wales, will, along with valuable support from Mostyn Estates and Arts & Business, Cymru, allow the festival to bring an exciting mix of performance, dance, video, music, cinema and visual art to a range of Llandudno venues. For 2019, a brand new mural trail will transform buildings around the town in fresh and unexpected ways.
This year the festival is welcoming a new curator, Megan Broadmeadow, who grew up in Dwygyfylchi and studied at Coleg Menai in Bangor. Bristol based Megan, who, in 2018, produced a large-scale public spectacle for The National Eisteddfod in Cardiff Bay, will be both bringing international artists to North Wales and presenting artists and performers with a strong connection to Wales.
Alfredo Cramerotti, MOSTYN Director said:
We're so pleased to have been awarded the funding and to bring this great event to the town again this Autumn! Thank you to everyone who plays the National Lottery, we wouldn’t be able to do this without you."
Megan Broadmeadow, Curator of LLAWN 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.”
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LLAWN is MOSTYN'S free 'Llandudno Arts Weekend' and has, every year since 2013, brought contemporary art and performance to the town over one weekend in September.
LLAWN takes place over the weekend of 13-15 September 2019 in Llandudno, North Wales. Organised by MOSTYN, LLAWN partners include Mostyn Estates Ltd, Royal Cambrian Academy, Culture Action Llandudno (CALL), Conwy County Borough Council – Conwy Arts Service, TAPE Community Music and Film, Helfa Gelf and Venue Cymru.
LLAWN is funded annually by National Lottery through the Arts Council of Wales, Mostyn Estates, Conwy County Borough Council, Arts & Business Cymru and Llandudno Town Council.