THE EAGERLY anticipated programme for Flintshire Artsfest ’13 will be launched today.
Councillor Carolyn Thomas, vice-chairman of Flintshire Council will launch the festival, designed to encompass all the major art forms in a bid to encourage the development of arts in the county.
Harpists from the Flintshire County Music School will perform classical and contemporary pieces at the event, being held at Llwynegrin Hall on the Flintshire County Hall campus in Mold, and the chairman of the festival Sue Taylor will announce the line-up.
According to organisers, this year’s Artsfest promises to be “an exciting mix of performances and workshops with something to suit all tastes”.
The festival itself will take place between Friday, March 8, and Sunday, March 24, and is organised by a committee which consists of the arts, culture and events section of the council.
Buckley Library, Museum and Gallery will host an exhibition of work by members of the Flintshire Visual Art and Craft Network and the work of Tim Pugh will be on display at Clwyd Theatr Cymru, alongside work by schoolchildren from Southdown, Mountain Lane and Mynydd Isa schools.
Musical performances from Houdini Dax, We Are Animal, Golden Fable and Peace Creatures from Deeside and Mold will be showcased at Connah’s Quay Civic Hall and Gwyneth Lewis, Wales’ national poet from 2005-06 and the first writer to be given the Welsh laureateship, will be leading a workshop at Flint Library and will be giving a reading at Clwyd Theatr Cymru.
Comedian and TV star Arthur Smith, of Grumpy Old Men, QI, Have I Got News For You and The One Show will also be performing at the theatre.