A children's festival full of theatre, music, film, storytelling, dance and most importantly, fun!
An arts festival dedicated solely to children and young people has attracted 16,500 people on its second edition held in 2012. Presented across 15 venues with 316 artists, ZiguZajg saw the presentation of 153 shows and 34 workshops.
Organised by St James Cavalier, Centre for Creativity in Valletta, this event saw the transformation of this centre turned into an arts festival for children and young people. Featuring music, storytelling, animation, film, dance and theatre to captivate the imagination of the young, the festival showcased a broad range of Maltese and international productions from Australia, the UK, Italy, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Portugal, which provided a unique experience for the young attendees.
Last year, ZiguZajg also introduced a Fringe Festival held in November, which witnessed young bands, ensembles, theatre groups and artists perform and showcase their work to young audiences. Venues included St James Cavalier, the Auberge de Castille, the National Library, the Manoel Theatre, the Italian Cultural Institute, the Mediterranean Conference Centre and the MITP.
With the aim of showcasing performing arts to promote cultural realities and cognitive response to children, the festival mainly aims to enhance the creative levels of children by exposing them to professional artists.
Entrance to all the events is free of charge. More information can be accessed by visiting www.ziguzajg.org