Arts & Performance Festival, Wed 28 Jun – Sun 2 Jul 2017
Hijinx have announced that Unity Festival, the celebrated five-day international inclusive arts event, will take place for the first time in Caernarfon from 28 June – 2 July 2017.
Spectacular circus, theatre, dance and music acts will fill Caernarfon Castle, Victoria Dock, the Town Square and Galeri Arts Centre for this year’s Hijinx Unity Festival, which celebrates the best inclusive and disability arts from around the world.
Caernarfon will have a truly international feel this summer as performers arrive from France, Germany, Spain, Belgium and Ethiopia, as well as from across the UK and Wales.
All of the companies performing at Hijinx Unity Festival include artists who have physical or learning disabilities. The Festival was created by Welsh theatre company Hijinx, to give a high profile platform to stunning work made by disabled and non-disabled artists working together as equals.
Highlights of the Festival will include a weekend of free performances around the town centre ideal for families, a Schools’ Day for 500 local pupils, a Community Dance Gala and jaw-dropping flamenco and physical theatre acts at Galeri.
14 learning disabled actors from Hijinx’s performance training academy based at Prestatyn will be at the centre of a number of performances, produced by Hijinx in collaboration with other Welsh and UK-based companies.