On 1 July hundreds of local school children will congregate on the town’s square before taking possession on the castle and transforming it into a huge exhibition space for their musings and music. The Art installations will be on display until 28 July. This cutting edge exhibition includes; graffiti, sound installations, kaleidoscopes, tepees, animation, film and even an impromptu investiture.
Young rappers, digital artists, composers, set designers, film makers, actors, graffiti artists, a massive orchestra and a choir will come together in Caernarfon castle for a startlingly original series of installations and live performances that mark the cofis (the people of Caernarfon) inhabiting their castle. Over the months 12 artists were commissioned to work with local children to respond to the history of the castle.
For the entire month of July visitors and local people alike will be able to see the castle through the eyes of local young people. They will be surprised by witty artworks scattered across the site.
Cipio'r Castell is part of Cauldrons & Furnaces, which is a series of eight events taking place at Cadw sites across Wales as part of the Welsh Government’s Cultural Olympiad celebrations. The project is funded by Legacy Trust and supported by the Arts Council for Wales.
The event is suitable for all ages, but children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult. Entry to the event is free with Cipio'r Castell wristband which are available at www.visitsnowdonia.info or in person from Caernarfon Tourist Information Centre, Oriel Pendeitsh, Castle Street, phone: 01286 672232.