LLAWN Needs You!
We’ve got lots of ways to get involved this year please scroll down and read the information below and find the activity to suit you!
Artist Gary Stevens needs people of all ages to form a roaming ensemble group that will perform at LLAWN. Gary would like to welcome a diverse group including practicing artists from all disciplines alongside those with little or no experience of performance. The work depends on everyone working together on an equal basis and the most important attribute is the ability to listen and respond to the other members of the group. The work will need you to walk around Llandudno for extended periods of time – with occasional bursts of singing – but you don’t need to be a professional singer to join in!
About Gary Stevens
Gary has developed inter-related live group, solo and site-specific performances since the early 1980s. He has also produced performative works for video installations. The work is rooted in the visual arts, but has links to theatre. He is currently a Reader in Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London where he has been a tutor since 2007. He is an artist with Artsadmin and lives and works in London. The live ensembles explore the idea of multiple performers working together to playing one mind.
You would need to be available to rehearse on most of the following dates:
- Sunday the 18th August – Workshop
- Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September – Workshops
- Friday 13th September eve (6-9pm) – Performance
- Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September (all day) – Performance
Travel expenses for performers will be covered
We welcome people from all backgrounds and languages to join in
if you have limited mobility please contact us and we will ensure you can take part.
If there are enough people we will set up a rota for performing over the course of the weekend so you can enjoy the festival too!
To find out more about the project please email : firstname.lastname@example.org with your phone number and we will call you back.
Larp about with us!
LARP stands for live action role play. You might best associate this with dungeons and dragons, however artist Adam James has turned larp into an artform, incorporating dance, sculpture and costumes and is looking for players to join him in Elephant Cave on the Orme!
James’ focus is on the experimental style of Nordic larp. This is a particular tradition of larp that is understood as a progressive and creative form of interactive role-play and mode for storytelling. At its basic formation, the participants assume roles and characters within a set fiction—to enact an incredibly diverse range of ideas and subjects—with the goal of creating thematic coherence, immersion and collaboration.
About Adam James
Adam James (b. 1978) is a British artist. At the heart of his practice is a desire to bring people together in order to understand the self and to open up new ways of being and interacting. He uses non-verbal play to encourage forms of dialogue, mediation and the reconsideration of sameness and difference. James makes sculptural objects, drawings, photographs, videos and texts that all arise from his steadfast involvement in the performative practice of live action role play (larp).
The larp can be played by anyone above the age of 12.
It will last for about 21/2 hours
11am -1.30pm SATURDAY and SUNDAY
Tabernacle Church, 6 Tudno St, Llandudno LL30 2HB
There will be a safe place to keep your valuables during the LARP
Please wear solid shoes and bring waterproofs – you may get muddy!
Please note the LARP takes place in a cave on the Orme, uneven ground and steep sections and so will be unsuitable for those in wheelchairs.
To take part and play in the larp yourself, or for more information – please register your interest with us email@example.com
Places are limited so booking is advised. Larp players must be age 12 and upwards.
Get On Your Bike
Blazing Saddles by Bicycle Ballet is a unique roaming performance about clothing, women’s liberation and bicycles! Evolving from contemporary choreography, the show uses movement, humour; clowning, costume and cake to tell the story of a group of women caught up in the excitement of travel, freedom and independence.
About Bicycle Ballet
Blazing Saddles needs you!
The whole ethos of bicycle ballet is to get you in the saddle and for it to be fun!
For LLAWN we are looking for people (14+ years) to come to a rehearsal on Saturday late afternoon in Llandudno where you will be taught how to ride with confidence and learn some simple choreographed movements for the show.
On Sunday you will have another chance to practice before starting on your performative adventure. – with a smashing picnic along the way!
For more information and to express your interest in participating please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Artists and Filmmakers
Cardiffs’ infamous artist collective tactileBOSCH is coming to North Wales for the first time and are looking for creatives from across the country to join them at LLAWN.
tactileBOSCH, was founded in June 2000 by artists Kim Fielding and Simon Mitchell. Based in an atmospheric, rundown Victorian Laundry building, tactileBOSCH quickly established itself as an exciting hub of freethinking artistic expression and has since developed into one of the key players in Wales’ arts scene. tactileBOSCH is an artist led collective championing experimentation and specialising in performance art, multi-media, and site-specific installation.
tactileBOSCH Artist call
Taking LLAWN’s theme ‘A Line In The Sand’ as a point of departure, tactileBOSCH presents ‘Out of Line’, An immersive, site responsive, multimedia event taking place in a derelict Victorian building in the centre, In the spirit of crossing the line, artists are also invited to break out of the space and respond to various sites around the town.
Out of Line celebrates the unruly, the non-linear, the improper, the unexpected, and the defiant. Traversing boundaries, edges, borders. Touching limits, crossing thresholds. Of creases, contours, furrows and grooves. Rules, scored, scratched, and traced. A thread-like mark. A cord, a guide, lineage, descent. A way of acting or proceeding, a direction.
Out of Line will present works which explore, complicate and disrupt the notion of the line and linearity. tactileBOSCH invites submissions from both emerging and established artists. Artists from all mediums can apply, however live work, performance, audio visual and installation is particularly encouraged.
- Please send us a description of the artwork you wish to exhibit (200 words max),
- 4 images of artworks (1MB per image max, along with title, date, media, dimensions / duration etc), artist statement (200 words max.)
- Please email to email@example.com Deadline 1st of August 2019
tactileBOSCH Filmakers call
Taking LLAWN’s theme ‘A Line In The Sand’ as a point of departure, tactileBOSCH presents ‘Out of Line’, a curated programme of experimental film and video.
Selected films will be screened 13th-15th September 2019 at The Tabernacle, a beautifully restored Grade II listed historic chapel in Llandudno, North Wales. The screening will form part of tactileBOSCH’s programme for LLAWN 2019.
Submitted films must be no longer than 20 minutes.
Films must be submitted by Midnight 1st August 2019.
Please send a link of the film, short synopsis and artist bio to firstname.lastname@example.org