Gary Stevens


  • FRIDAY – Launch event
  • SATURDAY and SUNDAY: 11 to 5pm
  • Roaming Performance – Promenade
  • Get Involved!

Local performers coalesce at different sites in and around the town of Llandudno throughout the day: on the promenade, in shops and on the streets. A murmuring, muttering cacophony of different songs grow through repetition. Fragments of advertising jingles, pop songs, nursery rhymes compete with one another until one song survives. The song unifies the group who erupt in a tumultuous chorus that seems beyond the control of the performers. It blossoms and dies as groups form and disperse.

Gary Stevens studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths and the Slade. He has worked with live performances since 1984. He has taught in many art schools and run many international performance workshops. He is a Reader in Fine Art and has been a tutor at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London since 2007.

Particpants Wanted

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 :  with your phone number and we will call you back.