We’ve started the construction of Generator Malta, our festival village on Plac Wolności. In seven days the construction site will be transformed into the green heart of artistic Poznań. There will be new features such as a relaxation zone full of grassy pillows and live plants, as well as a multi-sensory space for children, and the traditional elements such as the music and theatre scene, the Wolno Kitchen and the bar, the information point, the library of books and boardgames, as well as everybody’s favourite - the hammock relax zone.
The youngest festivalgoers will also have their special place on Malta Generator. The multi-sensory space, filled with elements designed by the students of School of Form in collaboration with the Astrid Lindgren Small Child’s Institute, will be open everyday from 10.00 to 18.00. The zone will be a place where under the watchful eye of an animator, the children will get to discover themselves and stimulate their imagination.
This year we we will also have the Day Room, which will be open on working days from 15.00 to 18.00. We want it to be a place where children from the area and young members of the festival audience, could accompany the artists in interesting activities and endeavours to find new order in the urban landscape.
Family weekends at Malta Festival Poznań will be filled with workshops and performances for children. We invite both the children and the parents to join in the fun on Plac Wolności. Family workshops will be conducted by the Small Child’s Institute and Czytogruszka. Maja Brzozowska-Brywczyńska will breathe new life into old toys, and the Young Arts University will conduct a series of workshops dedicated to the architecture of plac Wolności. Plays for children will be performed by Blum Theatre Studio (Blum Songs), Fuzja Theatre (Elmer – Elephant in Checquered) and Anais Fleur (Microhistories). Journalists from Polish Radio Theree: Michał Nogaś, Agnieszka Obszańska and Agnieszka Szydłowska will invite the youngest participants of Malta to listen to old fairytales and legends.
All events for children are free of charge. For some, due to the limited number of places, there is a free sign-up list. You can already sign up for the events organised by the Small Child’s Institute, Czytogruszka and Young Arts University at firstname.lastname@example.org. All information about the Malta Festival Poznań programme for children can be found on our website in the CHILDREN tab.