ZiguZajg Gozo – Two activities this month for children and young people
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ZiguZajg, the Arts Festival for Children and Young People, is coming to Gozo, with two productions – One Morning I Left and for older children – Opera Antagonisti (ages 7+)
The announcement was made during a press conference attended by the Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana, who expressed her satisfaction that this very popular festival is going from strength to strength in Gozo, “bringing culture and art to children and young people with a view to further fostering a sense of cultural appreciation.”
Dr Caruana thanked everyone involved in the Festival enabling it to also be held in Gozo. She explained that the Ministry for Gozo has increased the budget for next year for funds devoted to culture.
Above all, the Minister for Gozo stressed the importance of accessibility to culture. “The fact that the festival will see the participation of children attending the Special Unit of Sannat Primary, achieves inclusion for everyone through culture.”
The Director of the Festival within Fondazzjoni Kreattività Daniel Azzopardi said “this year we felt that the Festival should step away from Valletta to reach other communities and this programme in Gozo is precisely the opportunity to deliver quality work to new audiences.”
The two separate activities in Gozo are aimed at different audiences. One Morning I Left – is performed by a company from Chile, which will be held in the Sannat Primary School hall, and is open to primary schools.
Opera Antagonisti is exclusive to Gozo – and will take place in collaboration with the National Orchestra, is the perfect introduction to the magnificent world of opera – and will be held at the Don Bosco Theatre, on Friday, the 17th of November for students attending primary schools and Saturday, the 18th of November for the general public.
For further information visit the website: www.ziguzajg.org or call on 21223200.
Photographs: DOI/Jason Borg