The Strange Travels of Señor Tonet, Valletta 2018’s curiosity fair full of fun for the whole family, opened earlier today, the 4th of April at Triton Square, Valletta.

For this project, Catalonia-based artists, Tombs Creatius, have teamed up with Esplora and visual artist Carl Caruana to design interactive mechanical installations specifically for Valletta 2018.

At the fair we meet Señor Tonet, a peculiar character who introduces us to the many creatures he encounters while on his strange and wondrous journeys, by means of individual installations set inside boxes, each of which reflecting a different story. The artists have also created an interactive game designed specifically for Malta inspired by two images synonymous with the Maltese culture: the water cab (id-dgħajsa tal-pass) and the ‘Sleeping Lady’. The aim of the artists is to make children happy by giving them the opportunity to interact with these games.

The fair is running from April 4th and April 8th and is open from 10am to 4pm on all days with the exception of April 7th, where the fair is open between 12pm and 6pm and will be offering a children’s area during Il-Festa l-Kbira which will be happening this weekend on the 6th and 7th April. The Strange Travels of Señor Tonet was held last week at Esplora Interactive Science Centre in Bighi, Kalkara between March 28th and April 1st. The Maltese game will remain at Esplora after the closing of the fair.

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