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GULLS ALOUD; Dancers in homage to Hitchcock at arts festival homage to arts festival.

Byline: DAVID POWELL Daily Post Reporter davidpowell@dailypost.co.uk

THESE dancers who shone at the Edinburgh Festival are heading to Llandudno arts festival which starts today.

They're in the wittily-named Kitsch'n' Sync dance collective and will perform a new piece called Gulls, a humorous homage to Hitchcock's Birds, on Llandudno promenade tomorrow and Sunday. And they will also act as retro roller-skating popcorn sellers at the evening's centrepiece show, a drive-in screening of Grease.

The festival called LLAWN02, now in its second year, is a free, three-day dance, film, music and performance art event running until Sunday.

Curator Marc Rees's programme celebrates Llandudno's past, present and future with a Victorian twist on the pier and in shops and other venues.

Replicas of Victorian bathing machines will hug the shoreline, occupied by an eclectic mix of artists.

Leading urban artist Pure Evil will decorate one bathing machine with a graffiti portrait of Queen Victoria, incorporating his well known signature tear.

In another bathing machine, visitors will have their portrait created in silhouette by artist Alana Tyson, who is inspired by Britain's best-known silhouettist, Harry L Oakley.

On Sunday, punters can savour a performance by Glastonbury favourites Granny Turismo, the world's first and only motorised shopping trolley dance ensemble starring Doris, Mary and Marge.

More dance events tomorrow and Sunday include the world premiere of a haunting piece by Cai Tomos in Llandudno's disused Tabernacle on Upper Mostyn Street, to mark the changing fortunes of North Wales's traditional religious spaces.

More info at www.llawn.org. |

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The Kitsch'n' Sync dancers, bathing machine on prom (top right) and Pure Evil's signature tear (top left) |

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