Malta’s favourite children’s festival returns! Fun-filled experiences awaits them at this festival which is focused on getting creative. Learn more here!

Malta’s favourite children’s festival returns! If you are wondering how to entertain the kids during your holidays in Malta, then look no further than ZiguZajg! Fun-filled experiences await you at this highly anticipated festival which is focused on inspiring children and young people to get creative. A trip to Malta this November is the ideal time to experience the 9th edition of this fantastic festival! 

What is ZiguZajg?

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ZiguZajg International Arts Festival for Children and Young People is the only festival in Malta specifically aimed at this demographic, presenting an eclectic programme of internationally acclaimed productions and newly commissioned work, year after year. Since its inception in 2011, the 10-day festival programme of ZiguZajg has grown from strength to strength to become a landmark of the cultural calendar both in Malta and internationally. 

It is organised by Fondazzjoni Kreattività, a catalyst for the contemporary art scene in Malta. Last year the festival registered over 21,000 attendees, of which 8,200 were school students from 45 different schools in Malta and Gozo. They presented a programme consisting of 27 projects and 147 shows by 159 international and local artists – a total of 11 different countries in 18 various venues around Malta and Gozo. The team also hosted two delegate programmes with 15 international delegates!

What can you expect?

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While this year’s programme is still being developed, be sure to highlight the 15th-24th of November in your calendar. 

Last year’s festival provided audiences, young and old, a varied repertoire celebrating many aspects of the performance arts, including theatre, puppetry, music, dance, film, opera, installations, site-specific projects and workshops. Several Maltese productions were held and performances from companies as far afield as Norway, France, Ireland, Spain, the UK, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Austria and Canada participated in ŻiguŻajg 2018. 

Last year’s edition of ZiguZajg also adopted an environmental policy. Not only did some of the performances actively champion ecological awareness, but each host venue and location are provided divided bins while organisers actively encouraged their patrons to recycle!  

But there’s more!

In 2019, in collaboration with Spazju Kreattiv, ŻiguŻajg is launching a full season of activities of high artistic excellence, aimed at schools, children and their families. The season is scheduled between September 2019 and July 2020, providing you with plenty of opportunities to experience the magic of ZiguZajg during your holidays in Malta.

As the festival approaches, be sure to keep an eye on ZiguZajg‘s official website and start planning your exciting family trip to Malta. Book your flights to Malta today and reward your young ones with a festival you know they will love!