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What’s On in Bangor January - April 2013

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Front cover: Anna Karenina (page 15)

JANUARY FRI 11 HIDDEN CORNERS ■ Hirael Community Centre, 7.30pm

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THU 31 MUSIC AT BANGOR: ■ THE ORLANDO CONSORT

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Bangor Cathedral, 8pm

FEBRUARY FRI 1 CABARET: THE MIGHTY DOONANS ■ Powis Hall, Bangor University, 7.30pm

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SAT 2 CHWEDLAU’R TAIGA ■ John Phillips Hall, Bangor University, 2.30pm

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SUN 3 SUNDAY CINEMA: THE ANGELS’ SHARE 16 ■ Main Arts Lecture Theatre, Bangor University, 7.30pm

THU 7+ MUSIC AT BANGOR: 24 SAT 9 SABINE WÜTHRICH& DANIËL KRAMER ■ Powis Hall, Bangor University, 8pm

Prichard-Jones Hall, Bangor University, 1.15pm

FRI 8 FRIDAY FILM: A ROYAL AFFAIR 14 ■ Main Arts Lecture Theatre, Bangor University, 7.30pm SAT 9 AR Y RÊLS: RICHARD JAMES & BAND + 18 ■ GARETH BONNELLO

Bangor Railway Club, 8pm

SUN 10 SUNDAY CINEMA: THE KID WITH A BIKE 16 ■ Main Arts Lecture Theatre, Bangor University, 7.30pm FRI 15 FRIDAY FILM: LE HAVRE 14 ■ Main Arts Lecture Theatre, Bangor University, 7.30pm Registered charity number: 1141565

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SAT 16 MUSIC AT BANGOR: EARLY MUSIC BANGOR 25 ■ Powis Hall, Bangor University, 7.30pm

SAT 16 MAVIS SPARKLE 21 ■ John Phillips Hall, Bangor University, 11am + 4pm TUE 19 ZOMBIES FROM IRELAND 13 ■ Main Arts Lecture Theatre, Bangor University, 7.30pm FRI 22 CABARET: MOISHE’S BAGEL + ALLAN YN Y FAN 8 ■ Powis Hall, Bangor University, 7.30pm SUN 24 SUNDAY CINEMA: SEVEN POUNDS 17 ■ Main Arts Lecture Theatre, Bangor University, 7.30pm THU 28 MUSIC AT BANGOR: ENSEMBLE CYMRU 25 ■ Powis Hall, Bangor University, 8pm

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FRI 1 FRIDAY FILM: ANNA KARENINA 15 ■ Main Arts Lecture Theatre, Bangor University, 7.30pm SAT 2 STORY FESTIVAL ■ Neuadd Mynydd Llandegai, doors open 2pm

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SAT 2 MUSIC AT BANGOR: BANGOR UNIVERSITY ■ SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 26

Prichard-Jones Hall, Bangor University, 7.30pm

SUN 3 SUNDAY CINEMA: SPRING, SUMMER, ■ AUTUMN, WINTER… SPRING

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Main Arts Lecture Theatre, Bangor University, 7.30pm

TUE 5 WHAT THE DICKENS? ■ Coleg Llandrillo, 7.30pm

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At a glance THU 7 MUSIC AT BANGOR: GWAWR EDWARDS & HANNAH STONE ■ Powis Hall, Bangor University, 8pm

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FRI 8 FRIDAY FILM: TO ROME WITH LOVE 15 ■ Main Arts Lecture Theatre, Bangor University, 7.30pm SAT 9 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2013 12 ■ Main Arts Building, Bangor University, 10am – 4pm SAT 9 AR Y RÊLS: YR ODS ■ Bangor Railway Club, 8pm

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SUN 10 SUNDAY CINEMA: PARIS, JE T’AIME 17 ■ Main Arts Lecture Theatre, Bangor University, 7.30pm MON 11-16 CEREBELLIUM 22 ■ W.C. Evans’ Laboratory, Individual times 6.30pm – 9.30pm THU 14 LLOYD LANGFORD ■ Tŷ Golchi, 7.30pm

SUN 17 SUOR ANGELICA 10 ■ Prichard-Jones Hall, Bangor University, 7.30pm

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Powis Hall, Bangor University, 8pm

FRI 22 CABARET: CLAUDIA AURORA ■ Powis Hall, Bangor University, 7.30pm SAT 23 NINE ■ John Phillips Hall, Bangor Unviersity, 7.30pm MON 25 HWYLIAU’N CODI ■ Felinheli Hall, 7.30pm

SAT 6 AR Y RÊLS: BRYN FÔN ■ Bangor Railway Club, 8pm

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CABARET

FRI 12 FRIDAY FILM: HOPE SPRINGS 15 ■ Main Arts Lecture Theatre, Bangor University, 7.30pm

Community

THU 18 MUSIC AT BANGOR: BENYOUNES QUARTET - FRI 19 Powis Hall, Bangor Unversity, 8pm 28 ■ Prichard-Jones Hall, Bangor University, 1.15pm

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THU 25 MUSIC AT BANGOR: 28 BANGOR UNIVERSITY CHAMBER CHOIR ■ Powis Hall, Bangor University, 8pm

KIDS & FAMILIES

FRI 19 CABARET KAYA ■ Powis Hall, Bangor University, 7.30pm

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FRI 15 MUSIC AT BANGOR: BBC NATIONAL 27 ORCHESTRA OF WALES ■ Prichard-Jones Hall, Bangor University, 7.30pm

THU 21 MUSIC AT BANGOR: ■ THE GYPSY JAZZ ALL-STARS

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The cranes have arrived on site and we can say with confidence that something quite extraordinary is afoot…

Pontio Milestones…

Over the next eighteen months Bangor’s new Arts and Innovation Centre will grow before our very eyes and we can start to imagine the wealth of possibilities, opportunities and experiences that will be on offer for us within its walls. In the meantime, the activity continues… We have a number of new initiatives on the go: the “Yma ac Acw” intergenerational storytelling project and BLAS, an after school arts project which aims to develop performance and film literacy skills in Hirael and Glancegin schools; we’ll also be giving 30 schools beyond Bangor the chance to share their HaDAsyniaDA /Seeds of Ideas for the Centre with us. This season’s programme brings its spread of concerts, gigs, dramas, films and more. For those of you who missed the amazing theatrical experience Cerebellium last time round – it’s back, and this time open to 16 and overs. Grab your tickets while you can - you won’t be disappointed! Finally, March 1st will be an important day in more ways than one this year, as this is when we reveal the name of our new Centre. In the New Year a panel of young people, students and representatives from all over Bangor will come together to consider your ideas – and to choose one name … Elen ap Robert Artistic Director and the Pontio Team

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Pontio Milestones... Hoardings In the coming months, you’ll notice a lot more activity on the building site. You’ll soon witness the arrival of our brand new hoardings. Extracts from our HaDAsyniaDA / IdeaSeeds poems will surround the site offering an insight into the many hopes and dreams of Bangor’s schoolchildren for the new centre.

Foundation Stone On January 11 2013 Welsh Education Minister Leighton Andrews will place the foundation stone for the new Arts and Innovation Centre on the site.

New Pontio Shop This season Pontio will be opening its very own shop on the High Street. We’ll be based there right up until the doors of the new centre open. Watch this space and please come in to say hello….

Naming the New Centre Pontio would like to thank everyone for the numerous suggestions we received in the competition to name the new Arts & Innovation Centre. The winning name will be announced on St. David’s Day this year. The winner will receive a season ticket to the opening season of the new centre!


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Tuesday 5 March, 7.30pm Coleg Llandrillo, Rhos-on-Sea, LL28 4HZ

Monday 25 March, 7.30pm Felinheli Memorial Hall

£7/£5 concessions ) 01248 382828 8 www.pontio.co.uk

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Gonzo Moose present

Theatr Bara Caws presents

drama

RESURRECTION OF ONE OF THEATR BARA CAWS’ FIRST PRODUCTIONS

SLAPSTICK DRAMA ABOUT CHARLES DICKENS’ MISADVENTURES Follow the story of young Charles Dickens as a reporter when he stumbles on a story that could make his reputation. Enter a world of pockmarked pickpockets, cobwebby convicts, teeming slums, dark secrets and lots of fog… Three actors play over 20 roles in this fast-paced and thrilling comedy brimming with stupidly surreal characters, wonderfully daft jokes and ridiculously quick costume changes! “An exuberant mash-up of improvisation, physical theatre, slapstick and satire” - The Stage

English language comedy drama suitable for ages 8+ 6

“An entertaining, but memorably cruel portrayal” (Eifion Glyn) of a sailor’s life in the 19th Century, focusing primarily on the Davies’ family of shipbuilders from Anglesey. The company was responsible for transporting hundreds of people, coal and goods from Liverpool and London to the four corners of the earth – and then returning with cargo of all sorts – more particularly guano from the remote islands of South-West America. But there was another side to the coin...  Life was cheap and on tempestuous seas many lives were lost. A Welsh language production suitable for all ages.


Thursday 14 March, 7.30pm Tŷ Golchi, Felinheli roundabout £10/£8 concessions ) 01248 382828 8 www.pontio.co.uk

HILARIOUS WELSH COMEDIAN ON HIS FIRST EVER STAND UP TOUR

STAND UP

In association with Ty Golchi

He once beat David Tennant in an arm wrestle, he’s a Sony Award Nominee and proud winner of Baglan Club Scouts Shiniest Shoes 1993. You may have seen him on Ask Rhod Gilbert, Dave’s One Night Stand or Don’t Sit In The Front Row: Lloyd Langford has written jokes for comedians such as Rhod Gilbert and Frankie Boyle, now hear the ones he’s kept for himself. A delicious mix of jokes, stories, observations, ad-libs, one-liners, accents*, theories, topical gags and self-deprecation, all blended together to make a hearty comedy cawl. *There’ll just be the one accent. suitable for ages 18+ 7


Friday 1 February, 7.30pm Powis Hall, Bangor University

Friday 22 February, 7.30pm Powis Hall, Bangor University

£12/£10 concessions ) 01248 382828 8 www.pontio.co.uk Palas Print Pendref

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The Mighty Doonans Moishe’s Bagel & Allan yn y Fan

A large, fun, family band The Mighty Doonans evolved from the original Doonan Family Band. They love to make a splash with all sorts of different music – energetic dance music, Americana, Irish folk, rock and jazz. Watch with wonder at the quick instrument changes and as they alternate between electric and acoustic. They’re guaranteed to have you out of your chair and screaming for more!

SCOTTISH, YIDDISH & TRADITIONAL WELSH QUINTET BANDS Edinburgh’s Moishe’s Bagel have entertained people all over the world with their mix of “klezmer”, jazz and Balkan music. European dance, Middle-Eastern rhythms and “virtuoso” performances presented at blistering pace will leave you itching for more. With Allan yn y Fan, an excellent folk band from south Wales.

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Friday 19 April, 7.30pm Powis Hall, Bangor University

£12/£10 concessions ) 01248 382828 8 www.pontio.co.uk Palas Print Pendref

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Claudia Aurora

Cabaret Kaya

Spellbinding, traditional Portuguese folkblues: Fado

A CELEBRATION OF WORLD MUSIC, IN ASSOCIATION WITH KAYA FESTIVAL

Welcome to the sound of Silêncio. Deep nostalgic melodies sung by the haunting voice of a worldclass artist: Claudia Aurora, with her band of traditional instrumentalists. Claudia’s songs deal with traditional fado themes of life, love, destiny, longing and sadness. Eryl Jones’ Band Gypsy jazz, Bluegrass and Swing with Billy Thompson (violin), Phil Gardiner (guitar) and Alan Wilcox (double bass) accompanies the talented local guitarist Eryl Jones

An unforgettable night of world sounds with… Trevor Roots & The Collaborators a dance-inspiring reggae band from Manchester, with a long history of working with street communities and the urban music scene and their deep, magical beats.

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Friday 22 March, 7.30pm Powis Hall, Bangor University

The Venus Bushfires the Nigerian born, colourful artist Helen parker-Jayne Isibor specialises in her bright and flashy costumes, fiery performances and is a master of the traditional steel “hang”. John Lawrence once a member of the Gorky’s, he now lives in the wilderness of Snowdonia, where he composes and records his quiet yet powerful songs. + DJ Fflyffilyfbybl (Byd Mawr) To coincide with this event, World Music Workshops will be held with schools in Gwynedd and Môn. 9


Sunday 17 March, 8pm Prichard-Jones Hall, Bangor University

Music

£10/£8 concessions ) 01248 382828 8 www.pontio.co.uk Palas Print Pendref

Suor Angelica ADAPTATION OF PUCCINI’S ONE ACT OPERA

Said to be the composer’s personal favourite, Suor Angelica is a tale full of mystery, drama and plot twists, but above all, a tale of uplifting religious redemption. This adaption by Bangor University Opera, under the artistic direction of Marian Bryfdir and stage direction of Andrew Agacy, is a celebration of music and language. The performance accompanied by Bangor University Symphony Orchestra conducted by Chris Collins; and singers from around Bangor including the Bangor Community Choir, led by Pauline Down.

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£3 ) 01248 382828 8 www.pontio.co.uk

REVEALING THE POWER OF MUSIC THROUGH UNIQUE RESIDENCY AT PLAS HEDD In Autumn 2012, Pontio held its first ever artistic residency at Plas Hedd residential home in Maesgeirchen, Bangor.

“The intention was not to go in as an entertainer, but rather to melt into the community at the home by offering musical creativity ‘on tap’”– artist in residence Manon Llwyd. Join musician and composer Manon Llwyd, Pontio’s artistic director Elen ap Robert, and arts in health and lecturer in music, health and well being Dr Gwawr Ifan in a discussion about the experiences and lessons learnt at Plas Hedd. Watch poignant footage from the residency, talk to the creators of the project, and listen to extraordinarily touching experiences about the power of music.

Community

Friday 11 January, 7.30pm Hirael Community Centre

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Saturday 9 March, 10am onwards Main Arts Lecture Room, Bangor University

Community

Free Entry

Internatational Women’s Day A DAY TO CELEBRATE, REMEMBER & HONOUR WOMEN’S LIVES & EXPERIENCES An all day event dedicated to women everywhere, split into: Morning Remembering forgotten women. Presentations on trafficked women; womanhood and disability; exploited women and a reading from Welsh author and prominent language activist, Angharad Tomos’ work on women and mental health. Throughout the day Women’s Enterprise Fair featuring local women’s businesses, a wellbeing space, an information hub, a bookshop and women’s art exhibition.

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Afternoon Exhibition of collaborative art project with sculptor Wanda Zyborska and photographer Glyn Davies which uses the language of surrealism to explore Zyborska’s experience of breast cancer, ageing and womanhood. Closes with a provocation piece by Deborah Williams. Deborah is an intuitive, authentic, passionate and charming leader who as a journalist, reviewer and cultural commentator, is popular on the national and international, cultural and creative

circuits as well as the academic one. Her work in theatre is widely acknowledged for challenging perceptions of disability and difference. Creche facilities (booking required. Please contact Shan Ashton on: 01248 383668 \ 01248 383224 or via e-mail: s.ashton@bangor.ac.uk) Simultaneous translation, Signing & Hearing Loops available for the presentations.


Tuesday 19 February, 7.00pm Main Arts Lecture Theatre, Bangor University £5 (£3 if booked in advance or dressed as a zombie) ) 01248 382828 8 www.pontio.co.uk

Zombies from Ireland A CELTIC ZOM-COM WITH A GUEST APPEARANCE BY THE DIRECTOR After government testing on criminals in an Irish prison goes wrong, the criminals are shipped to a laboratory in London. On the voyage, the inmates turn into zombies, and attack the boat. They end up being washed up on Llanddwyn on the Isle of Anglesey, north Wales, where they feast on everything and everyone in sight. Will they make it over the Menai Bridge or will they be stopped in time?

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SPECIAL FILM EVENT (Second world showing...)

ZOMBIES FROM IRELAND is a film produced and directed in Gwynedd. It’s the brainchild of musician Ryan Kift, coordinated through Facebook and uses local acting and technical talent. Following the main feature, there will be special behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive interviews with the director, writers and cast as well as a Q&A session with the director and crew. (UK 2012) 84 mins. Directed by: Ryan Kift Starring: Siân Davies. Horror/Comedy Prize for most convincing Zombie! 13


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FILM February 8, 7.30pm

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February 15, 7.30pm

A Royal Affair

Le Havre

(Denmark 2012) 137 min Directed by: Nikolaj Arcel Starring: Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen & Mikkel Boe Følsgaard

(Finland 2011) 93 min Directed by: Aki Kaurismäki Starring: André Wilms. Blondin Miguel & Jean-Pierre Darroussin

Drama/History/Romance. A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.

Comedy/Drama. When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home.


Main Arts Lecture Theatre, Bangor University £4/£3 ) 01248 382828 8 www.pontio.co.uk. Also available on the door.

FILM

This season’s films were once again selected by Bangor Community Film Group, a small society of local people who are real film buffs. Pontio would like to thank them for their consistent selection of excellent films over the years. If you too are interested in participating, or would like to establish your own recognised group to help us select films in future, please let us know by e-mailing info@pontio.co.uk or phone 01248 388090.

Anna Karenina

March 8, 7.30pm

April 12, 7.30pm

To Rome with Love Hope Springs

(UK 2012) 130 min Directed by: Joe Wright Starring: Keira Knightley, Jude Law & Aaron Taylor-Johnson

(USA 2008) 112 min Directed by: Woody Allen Starring: Woody Allen, Penélope Cruz & Jesse Eisenberg

(USA 2012) 100 min Directed by: David Frankel Starring: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones & Steve Carell

Drama. Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.

Drama/Romance. The lives of some visitors and residents of Rome and the romances, adventures and predicaments they get into.

Comedy/Drama/Romance. After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship.

March 1, 7.30pm

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SUNDAY

CINEMA FILM

The Audience’s Choice

February 2, 7.30pm

The Angels’ Share Chosen by Tom Batt (Scotland 2012) 101 min Directed by: Ken Loach Starring: Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw & Gary Maitland

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Comedy/Drama. Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.

February 10, 7.30pm

The Kid with a Bike Chosen by Géraldine Crahay (France/Belgium 2011) 87 min Directed by: Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne. Starring: Thomas Doret & Cécile De France

Drama. Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hairdresser agrees to foster him on weekends.


Main Arts Lecture Theatre, Bangor University £4/£3 ) 01248 382828 8 www.pontio.co.uk. Also available on the door. For this special edition of Sunday Cinema, Pontio opened its selection process up to our current audiences. We received magnificent responses and dozens of titles were put forward. Here are five of those suggested films as chosen by you…

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You can still contribute suggestions, just ask for a form from a steward at the door.

February 24, 7.30pm

Seven Pounds Chosen by Illtud Deiniol (USA 2008) 123 min Directed by: Gabriele Muccino Starring: Will Smith, Rosario Dawson & Woody Harrelson

Drama. An aerospace engineer with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

March 3, 7.30pm

March 10, 7.30pm

Spring, Summer, Paris, Je T’aime Chosen by Christina Les Autumn, Winter… (France 2006) 120 min and Spring Directed by 22 different directors Chosen by Eluned Glyn Dafydd (Korea 2003) 103 min Directed by: Ki-duk Kim. Starring: Ki-duk Kim, Yeong-su Oh & Jong-ho Kim

Drama An exquisitely simple movie, which manages to isolate something essential about human nature and comprehend the scope of human experience.

Starring: Juliette Binoche, Leonor Watling & Ludivine Sagnier

Drama/Romance. Twenty acclaimed filmmakers from around the world look at love in the City of Lights in this omnibus feature. Paris, Je T’Aime features 18 short stories, each set in a different part of Paris and each featuring a different cast and director. 17


Saturday 9 February, 8pm Bangor Railway Club £10/£8 concessions ) 01248 382828 8 www.pontio.co.uk Palas Print Pendref

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Pontio, in association with Gŵyl Gardd Goll, present

Richard James a’r Band & Gareth Bonnello EX ZYGOTIC MYNCI BASSIST AND THE TALENTED GARETH BONNELLO Richard James has matured into an inventive songwriter. His second solo album We Went Riding is full of perfect pop songs couched in country, Welsh folk and punk flourishes, all with a strong sense of James’s charisma at their core. The Gentle Good aka Gareth Bonnello is blessed with a truly lovely voice and some beautiful songs.

“With songs like these, it can only be a matter of time before the world becomes aware of how talented Richard James is.” MOJO magazine. 18

Welsh music at the Railway Club. Bands… artists… gigs to remember. We’ll see you for a night out on the rails!


Saturday 9 March, 8pm Bangor Railway Club

Saturday 6 April, 8pm Bangor Railway Club

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Pontio, in association with Gŵyl Gardd Goll, present

Pontio, in association with Gŵyl Gardd Goll, present

UP AND COMING PSYCHADELIC BAND SUPPORTED BY A SOLO PERFORMANCE FROM OSIAN HOWELLS Yr Ods scooped up the Best Album and Band of the Year prizes at the Rock & Pop Awards 2012 after successful performances at both Glastonbury and Wakestock.

“Their banter between songs is so funny and they have loads of energy… I promise you won’t leave until the very end of their set.” – Emily Eavis, Glastonbury Festival

Bryn Fôn & Band NO HISTORY OF THE WELSH ROCK SCENE WOULD BE COMPLETE WITHOUT HIM Performing with his own band, Bryn Fôn fills venues the length and breadth of Wales, his voice delivers souped-up traditional songs, slow ballads and rockers with ease and style.

AR Y RÊLS

Yr Ods

Osian Howells’ enchants audiences with his candlelight melodies. Fragile and honest, there’s no fuss or frills, just excellent, raw songs.

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Saturday 2 March (doors open 2pm) Mynydd Llandegai Hall

KIDS & FAMILIES

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F E S T I V A L A CELEBRATION OF EXCELLENT FOLK TALES FROM INDIA & WALES A magical afternoon of storytelling and with Esyllt Harker for the children and The Unprecedented Unorthodox Preacher for the older children and the adults! 2.30pm - Esyllt Harker from Wales presents funny and magical stories about children from far and wide. With singing and music, there’s a chance for everyone to join in. Suitable for children of all ages – from 5 to 95! (a Welsh language performance) 4.00 - The Unprecedented Unorthodox Preacher from Guyana with Sheema on the sitar; present classic epic stories from India: The King and the Corpse. (An English language performance suitable for adults and older children) All day arts and crafts for children with Angela Roberts.

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Saturday 2 February, 2.30pm John Phillips Hall, Bangor University

Saturday 16 February, 11am & 4pm. John Phillips Hall, Bangor University

£5/£3 concessions ) 01248 382828

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Small World Theatre presents:

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M6 Theatre Company presents

Chwedlau'r Taiga CAPTIVATING PUPPET DRAMA FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES Puppetry, giant creatures, storytelling, music and lighting together create this enchanting performance. Small World Theatre draws the audience into this magical story where the shadows are not always black and white…

“Fantastic, engrossing, full of surprises. I am 58 and I enjoyed it as much as the kids!” - Phillip Natty A Welsh language performance suitable for children between 3 & 12 years old

HUMOUROUS DRAMA FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN

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With a Magician for a Dad and a Stargazer for a Mum, no wonder there’s more to Mavis than meets the eye! With a little help from her cheeky cuckoo clock, mischievous mop bucket and a nice cup of tea, Mavis moves ever closer to making her dream come true. An English language drama for ages 5+ and families 21


Monday 11 – Friday 16 March Individual Time Slots: 6.30pm – 9.30pm W.C. Evans’ Laboratory, Bangor University £8 (Pre-booking essential) ) 01248 382828 8 www.pontio.co.uk

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Cerebellium A MIND-BENDING EXPERIENCE THAT WILL SHAKE YOU TO THE CORE Cerebellium is back for a second year. Combining cutting edge neuroscience and immersive theatre: Cerebellium invites audiences to question not only the world around us but also the world within us. Is the world surrounding you really there? And you… are you really there? Dr. Kurtz welcomes you to his laboratory, where you will be brought face-to-face with the greatest miracle of all: existence.

“It was unexpected and thought provoking. I wasn’t sure if I was a part of an experiment or a piece of theatre!” “You have successfully reshaped my perception of reality!” This event is extremely popular and has limited capacity so be sure to book your slot early to avoid disappointment. Under 18s must book in pairs. Not suitable for people of a nervous disposition, or for those with claustrophobia, heart and mobility problems or issues with darkness. We sincerely apologise that there is no wheelchair access to this event due to the unique nature of the location.

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Appropriate for ages 16+


Saturday 23 March, 7.30pm John Phillips Hall, Bangor University £7/£5 concessions ) 01248 382828 8 www.pontio.co.uk Palas Print Pendref

Nine

INTERACTIVE ‘FILM NOIR’ DANCE PERFORMANCE “Two people, Nine scenes, what happens next is up to you…” Film noir therapy for the struggling couple and the marriage casualties. A truly unique piece of interactive multi-media dance theatre to the sounds of swinging jazz and 50s style music. NINE invites its audience to manipulate the story by way of a piece of chalk and a clapperboard.

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Mr & Mrs Clarke present

Unravel the story with scene selections that reveal the role of Donnie Pentangelo, the talent of Candy Vegas and the durability of Betty McCoy that might just get to the heart of the performers marriage crisis. “Innovative, unpredictable and faultlessly performed. Physical theatre at it’s very best” – Buzz Magazine Cash-only bar open from 7.00pm 23


Music at Bangor Thursday 31 January, 8pm Bangor Cathedral

MUSIC AT BANGOR

THE ORLANDO CONSORT

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The four male voices of the Orlando Consort explore the extraordinarily beautiful, moving and varied music of five great composers of early Renaissance Europe – Johannes Ockeghem, Josquin Desprez, Pierre de La Rue, Antoine Brumel, and Loyset Compère – seeking out hidden musical connections and influences. The concert is presented in association with the Radcliffe Trust. £12 standard price, £9 concessions, £5 student

Thursday 7 February, 8pm, Powis Hall, Bangor University Saturday 9 February, 1.15pm, Prichard-Jones Hall, Bangor University

SABINE WÜTHRICH (soprano) & DANIËL KRAMER (piano) Swiss soprano Sabine Wüthrich and Dutch pianist Daniël Kramer present two varied concerts. The Thursday evening recital traces the career of Claude Debussy from chansonnier to modernist, through his songs and piano music, including the Six épigraphes antiques for piano duet with guest Xenia Pestova. On Saturday afternoon Sabine and Daniël perform music by three geniuses of the 19th century: Beethoven, Schubert and Mendelsson. £10 standard price, £7 concessions, £5 students


Music at Bangor is north west Wales’ foremost concert series, with performances by professional artists and the very best student talent during the University term.

Saturday 16 February, 7.30pm Powis Hall, Bangor University

Thursday 28 February, 8pm Powis Hall, Bangor University

EARLY MUSIC BANGOR

ENSEMBLE CYMRU

© Stephen Rees

Under the direction of three expert academics from the University’s School of Music, Early Music Bangor performs instrumental music by Biber and Vivaldi, J. S. Bach’s lovely cantata Mit Fried und freud ich fahr dahin, and Gregorian chants for the first Sunday in Lent.

Ensemble Cymru’s principal violinist Marcus Barcham Stevens (broadcasts: BBC Radio 3, Classic FM) is joined by guest pianist Christina Lawrie (Marsala International Piano Competition winner, Madrid International Piano Competition finalist) in a programme of music by Kreisler, Chopin and Mathias, concluding with Beethoven’s ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata. Ensemble Cymru is Bangor University’s and Venue Cymru’s resident ensemble. www.ensemblecymru.co.uk. £10 standard price, £7 concessions, £5 students

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Thursday 7 March, 8pm Powis Hall, Bangor University

Bangor University Symphony Orchestra

GWAWR EDWARDS (soprano) & HANNAH STONE (harp) © Mission Photograpic of Cardiff

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Saturday 2 March, 7.30pm Prichard-Jones Hall, Bangor University

© Stephen Rees

MUSIC AT BANGOR

Music at Bangor

A popular programme presented by Wales’ leading sopranos Gwawr Edwards and Hannah Stone, official harpist to HRH Prince of Wales. Amongst the pieces performed by the duo will be Penillion Y Plant Geraint Lewis; Welsh Folk Songs Arrangements by William Mathias; selection of German and French songs and Spanish Dance by Manuel de Falla.

Chris Collins conducts a concert of music from the first half of the 20th century, including Debussy’s beautiful Première rhapsodie for clarinet and orchestra, and Nielsen’s haunting Flute Concerto. The concert concludes with Shostakovich’s famous Fifth Symphony, written as an outlet for the Soviet people’s grief at the height of Stalin’s Great Purge.

Gwawr, who is in high demand for concert and television work, has worked with Glyndebourne Festival Opera and is a guest artist on Bryn Terfel’s Christmas Album. Hannah was appointed harpist to the Prince of Wales in 2011 and has performed at prestigious venues nationally and internationally.

£12 standard price, £9 concessions, £5 student

£12 standard, £9 concessions, £5 student


Music at Bangor is north west Wales’ foremost concert series, with performances by professional artists and the very best student talent during the University term.

Friday 15 March, 7.30pm, Prichard-Jones Hall, Bangor University

Thursday 21 March, 8pm Powis Hall, Bangor University

BBC NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF WALES

THE GYPSY JAZZ ALL-STARS

Thomas Søndergård (conductor), Robert Plane (clarinet) Under their principal conductor Thomas Søndergård, the BBC’s national orchestra performs the most famous of all symphonies, Beethoven’s Fifth, in North Wales’s finest concert acoustic. The concert also features the first suite of Scènes historiques by Sibelius, evoking medieval pageantry from his native Finland, and Nielsen’s mysterious Clarinet Concerto.

When Django Reinhardt teamed up with Stéphane Grappelli in pre-war Paris, little could they have thought that their blend of string-driven jazz would be as popular as ever 80 years later. Tonight’s concert pulls together the two young guns of the UK scene, both acknowledged as the best in the field: fiddler Ben Holder and guitarist Remi Harris. They are joined by Andy Mackenzie (guitar) and Greg Robley (bass). £10 standard price, £7 concessions, £5 students

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Music at Bangor Thursday 18 April, 8pm, Powis Hall, Bangor University

MUSIC AT BANGOR

Friday 19 April, 1.15pm, Prichard-Jones Hall, Bangor University

BENYOUNES QUARTET

Thursday 25 April, 8pm Powis Hall, Bangor University

BANGOR UNIVERSITY CHAMBER CHOIR

Recent award winners at the 1st International Sandor Vegh String Quartet Competition in Budapest, the Benyounes Quartet return to Bangor to give two concerts, including the first of Beethoven’s Op. 18 quartets, Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet (with guest Peryn Clement-Evans), and Arcadiana by foremost English composer Thomas Adès. Thursday evening: £10 standard price, £7 concessions, £5 students Special ticket prices for the Friday lunchtime concert: £6 standard price, £4 concessions, £2 students

This concert will explore the vast landscapes of the Baltic States through the choral music of some influential Latvian, Estonian and Lithuanian composers. Taking centre stage is the evocative Plainscapes by Peteris Vasks and the beautiful Autumn Landscapes by Veljo Tormis, complemented by shorter pieces by Arvo Pärt and others. £10 standard price, £7 concessions, £5 students

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Here at Pontio, we love the 12 pages arts - and we love knowing of free what events are going listings on. The following pages start are packed with various here events in and around Bangor that Pontio highly recommend. From musical gigs and film screenings to science exhibitions and public lectures, there’s something for everyone! Consider this your what’s on guide, enjoy….

Daily. Free. www.gwyneddgreadigol.com

Vivienne RickmanPoole Wendy Dawson January – March

Michael Powell & Hilary Cartmel April – June 2013

Pontio recommends

Pontio recommends

Oriel Ysbyty Gwynedd, Main Entrance Ysbyty Gwynedd, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor

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Owen’s Gigs Pontio recommends

A selection of gigs from Cob Records’ finest, Owen Hughes

Ewan McLennan

Petunia and Sara the Vipers Petite

Thursday 17 January, 8pm

Sunday 3 February, 8pm

Friday 8 March, 8pm

Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge, Anglesey LL59 5DR

Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge, Anglesey LL59 5DR

Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge, Anglesey LL59 5DR

Tickets: £10, Palas Print Bangor

Tickets: £12, Palas Print Bangor

Tickets : £10, Palas Print Bangor

Stunning young Scottish Folk singer/guitarist and winner of the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award 2011. “I was completely and utterly bowled over by his music” – Mike Harding

Undiscovered Canadian treasure, described as “Tom Waits meets Elvis at Woody Guthrie’s hobo junction”, who delivers a hillbillyflavoured, swing-inflected, ragtime, goodtime, thunderously-rollingone-of-a-kind-you-don’t-want-tomiss-this-sort-of-a-show !

Rockin’, honky-tonkin’ delight in the shape of San Diego’s Sara Petite with her collection of strong songs and remarkable Loretta Lynn influenced singing voice. (Rescheduled from last November)

www.ewanmclennan.co.uk

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www.sarapetite.com


WikiLeaks: Public Lecture One World Do we have a Lord Puttnam Evening right to know? of Queensgate CBE Wednesday 1 May, 6pm Main Arts Lecture Theatre

Open debate about WikiLeaks, Julian Assange and secrecy. All welcome.

“The Lessons of Leveson – Media Regulation in and Internet Age”

Free

Free

FREE Improv Comedy Show

Bangor Comedy Gala Show

1st February 2013. Doors open: 8:30pm, show Starts: 9pm Main Arts Lecture Theatre, Bangor University Bangor Comedy present their first show of the new year! www.facebook.com/bangorcomedy

22nd April 2013. Doors open: 8:30pm, show Starts: 9pm Main Arts Lecture Theatre, Bangor University See the best of Bangor Comedy live in their end of year gala show!

Pontio recommends

Wednesday 20th February, 7pm Lecture Room 5, Main Arts Building

Friday 8 March, 6.30pm Prichard-Jones Hall, Main Arts Building, Bangor University, College Road, LL57 2DG

A night of colourful song and dance by University students to celebrate the diversity of cultures at Bangor. Free – but registration required. internationalsupport @bangor.ac.uk

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BLUE SKY CAFÉ Pontio recommends

Ambassador Hall, rear of 236 High Street, Bangor LL57 1PA www.blueskybangor.co.uk

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Huw Warren’s Brazil Special Friday 18 January, 8pm (Food from 6.30 to 7.45pm) Tropical sounds for the North Wales winter led by one of Wales’ leading jazz musicians and current artist in residence at Brecon Jazz Festival. Music by Tom Jobim, Hermeto Pascoal, Tania Maria, Egberto Gismonti, Joyce and much more. www.huwwarren.co.uk

Gwilym Morus, House of Trees and Rob Jones Friday 25 January, 8pm (Food from 6.30 to 7.45pm) House of trees are Sweden’s best kept secret! The songs blend a heady mix of classical, folk and jazz music. Gwilym Morus captivates his audience with his resonant vocals and unassuming songs. Rob Jones is a Native of North Wales and brings a contemporary interpretation of traditional folk balladeering houseoftrees.net http:// caneuon.com/fr_hafan.cfm

Julia Biel and Phil King Friday 1 February, 8pm (Food from 6.30 to 7.45pm) A special double bill of two acclaimed singer/songwriters: Julia Biel’s poetic stories and distinctively characterful voice make for mesmerizing listening, whilst Phil King’s thrilling folk/blues guitar chops are combined with emotive songwriting. Of Julia Biel: “striking and original”, The Observer Of Phil King: “absolutely brilliant”, Bob Harris, Radio 2 www.juliabiel.com www.phil-king.net

Heldinky’s Intimate evening Friday 8 February, 8pm £4 (Gig only. No food served) Heldinky are fronted by established singer/songwriter Helena. Special guests for this evening include: John Lawrence (formerly Gorky’s guitarist) a highly respected singer, songwriter and guitarist. Rhys Trimble a spellbinding and risk taking bilingual poet and improviser and thought provoking young poet Zaru Johnson. uk.myspace.com/heldinky


Gig £8 Two course meal £10 (apart from 8 Feb, gig only £4) Advance tickets from Blue Sky Café: 01248 355444

Every 4th Wednesday at Blue Sky Bangor from September to April each year 6.00pm onwards for food, film starts about 7.30pm

Huw Warren It could happen to Huw Friday 22 February, 8pm (Food from 6.30 to 7.45pm) Award winning pianist with a brand new project reworking the classic standards of the jazz songbook. Huw Warren piano Huw V Williams bass Zoot Warren drums Plus special guest to be announced www.huwwarren.co.uk

Art House and World Cinema for All

Incendies 23 January The Guard 27 February Eat Drink Man Woman 27 March Nowhere in Africa 24 April Food about £10, film £5 for first time, £3 thereafter. To book a meal please phone: Blue Sky - 01248 355444. No bookings for film without a meal, it’s first come first served.

Sarah Smith Trio Wednesday 13 March, 8pm (Food from 6.30 to 7.45pm) Music handed down straight from jazz greats of the 30’s and 40’s, Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli - an irresistible mix of US swing, gypsy and European styles’ ‘Stupendously good’ www.sarahsmithtrio.co.uk

The Carrivick Sisters & Blair Dunlop Wednesday 10 April, 8pm (Food from 6.30 to 7.45pm) Carrivick Sisters “Formidable multi-instrumental skills and songwriting, maturing at such a steep curve they’ll soon be orbiting far beyond anyone else” Q Magazine Blair Dunlop “The British folk scene has produced a series of impressive dynasties and this looks like the start of yet another” The Guardian

Pontio recommends

Occasional Cinema

www.thecarrivicksisters.co.uk www.blairdunlop.com

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Pontio recommends

Bangor Science A fortnight of exhibitions and events to celebrate the world of science Junior Photography, “Flowers of mainland Greece” Poetry & Art Prof. John Richards Awards Friday 15 March, 4pm

Thursday 14 March, 7.30pm

Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery, Bangor

Main Arts Lecture Theatre, Bangor University, College Road, Bangor.

Presentation of Awards for Winners of the Junior Photography, Poetry and Art Competitions followed by a week-long winner’s exhibition and science trail. Photo above: “Autumn Day” by Ellen Thomas Age 7

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The third exciting Bangor Science Festival features FREE activities, exhibitions, competitions, walks, talks and tours. Check the website for the latest listings as new events are being added every week.

Len Beer memorial lecture organised in conjunction with the Alpine Garden Society.

www.bangor.ac.uk/bangorsciencefestival


March 15 – 24, Free

Hidden Worlds Exhibition

Treborth Family Wild Science Day

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Saturday 16 March, 10am-4pm

Sunday 17th March, 10-2pm

Monday 18th March

Treborth Botanic Garden (see www.treborthbotanicgarden. org/location)

BBC Radio interview on “The Wonders of the Universe” by Dr Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

Everyone can bug hunt, pond dip, moth watch and miniprobe with microscopes, in the field, glasshouses and lab. Displays, demonstrations, bird ringing, moths, pond dipping, orchids, coastal path walk and tours of the rhizotron and glasshouses.

Time/venue to be confirmed: Women in Science Talk by Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

Bangor University, Brambell Building, Deiniol Road, Bangor Prepare to be amazed by our natural history museum, science activities and live animals. Tours of the aquarium and research facilities. Exhibitions of science photography and art.

Pontio recommends

Festival

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Annwn: Catrin Finch a’r Band (jazz) Saturday 9 March, 7.30pm Powis Hall, Bangor University £15 (adult); £12 (concessions); £7 (student); £5 (under 18); £12 (parent) Taking audiences to the land of eternal youth and never-ending feasting, this concert features the celebrated Welsh harpist, Catrin Finch. As the name suggests, Finch’s 2011 album Annwn draws inspiration from ancient Welsh mythology to conjure up images of the ‘Otherworld’. The programme celebrates the past to give hope to a fruitful future.

Catrin Finch Masterclass

Catrin Finch with School Pupils

Sunday 10 March, 2pm Powis Hall, Bangor University £5 (adult/concessions); £3 (student); £2 (U18); £3 (parent)

Sunday 10 March, 7pm Powis Hall, Bangor University £10 (adult) £7 (concessions); £5 (student); £3 (U18); £5 (parent)

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Season Ticket: £50 (adult); £40 (Concession); £25 (Student); £15 (U18); £30 (parent) www.bnmf.co.uk

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Bangor New Music Festival


Electroacoustic Homage to WALES Luciano Berio Wednesday 13 March, 7.30pm Powis Hall, Bangor University

Thursday 14 March, 7.30pm Powis Hall, Bangor University

£10 (adult) £7 (concessions); £5 (student); £3 (U18); £5 (parent) Inspired by castles and folktunes, this concert features compositions and poetry by pupils from Llanberis and Caernarfon. The celebrated Welsh Children’s Laureate Eurig Salisbury will join forces with percussionist Dewi Ellis Jones in a dramatic performance of youthful artistic creations.

£10 (adult) £7 (concessions); £5 (student); £3 (U18); £5 (parent)

£10 (adult) £7 (concessions); £5 (student); £3 (U18); £5 (parent)

Electroacoustic WALES welcomes Peiman Khosravi and will be joined by postgraduate composers showcasing some of the best works of sonic art created in the studios at Bangor University. Khosravi’s music creates powerfully expressive, gestural driven sound worlds which show a special concern with the internal detail of sound objects and textures.

As one of the UK’s leading contemporary music ensembles, Psappha ‘encourages the breaking down of barriers between artistic and educational experiences, inspiring creativity and the exchange of ideas’. This concert features music by composers resident in Bangor University and local school children in homage of the Italian composer, Luciano Berio.

Tuesday 12 March, 7.30pm Powis Hall, Bangor University £10 (adult) £7 (concessions); £5 (student); £3 (U18); £5 (parent) Inspired by the child in all of us, this is a concert which features Bangor University’s School of Music student graphic compositions. Combining timeless games with music, students have been inspired by play and jest to create a soundscape which should take all back to their youth.

Pontio recommends

Castles, Poetry Bangor and Music New Music Monday 11 March, 7.30pm Ensemble Penrallt Chapel [TBC]

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Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery Pontio recommends

Gwynedd Road, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 1DT

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Dialogue and Conversations

Inside Welsh Homes

Karina Rosanne Barrett

24 November – 12 January

19 January – 2 March

19 January – 2 March

Fibre Art Wales is launching a new touring exhibition Dialogue with its sister show Conversations. Members of the group have produced works portraying their personal response to the titles Dialogue and Conversations, producing a lively and varied body of work for the exhibitions ranging from thought provoking to light hearted, literal to abstract. The exhibitions portray a wide diversity of fibre art, individual members of FAW have developed unique forms of practise and this is very apparent in the shows. Drawing on each artist’s in depth knowledge of their specialised skills a rich variety of 2 and 3D works have been produced using a host of techniques from quilt making, stitch, machine embroidery, weaving, Shibori, resin work, print, paper making to film.

A new exhibition of images from the Royal Commission’s archive will offer a glimpse inside Welsh homes through time. The exhibition will feature images reproduced from negatives and prints held in the National Monuments Record of Wales (the Commission’s archive) in Aberystwyth; with almost 2 million images and 125,000 drawings it is the biggest visual archive in Wales. The images will explore Welsh homes through the ages from humble cottages to grand country houses, and will be displayed alongside objects from the museum collection. The exhibition will be supported by the Royal Commission’s forthcoming book, Inside Welsh Homes, which will showcase about 200 key images from its vast archive.

Llanberis based fine artist Karina Rosanne Barrett takes inspiration from the traditional dwellings of the area, particularly those found in extreme locations, nestled high in the hills, or perched on the edge of the Irish Sea. Working with acrylic on canvas, Karina aims to capture the ostensible charm of these challenging habitations. The subjects of Karina Barrett’s paintings are directly inspired by her surroundings in Snowdonia where she lives and produces her work. “I have a peculiar interest in the traditional dwellings of the area, and the idea of them slowly being reclaimed by their landscape, weather and neglect. Many pieces are based on locations I often visit on Ynys Môn and Pen Llŷn.”


Open Art 2013

From Trysorfa to Sali Mali

9 March – 20 April

November 24 – 16 March

The Open Art exhibition is a competition open to all artists over 18 who live or work in Wales. It is an opportunity for local artist to showcase their work to the public and there is always a wide variety of paintings, drawings, photography and sculpture. A panel of selectors decide on the final exhibition, with a selector’s prize for the winner. The public get a chance to vote for their favourite work, which receives the ‘People’s Prize’, donated by the Friends of the Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery at the end of the exhibition. Open Art Prize £250 People’s Choice Prize £100 Submission dates for the Open Art are Thursday February 21 and Friday February 22, 2013. The form will be available to download online shortly.

From the earliest Calvanistic magazines of the 1840s, to ‘Llyfr Mawr y Plant’ and the works of Sali Mali, this exhibition showcases books from the Centre for Children’s Literature, established in Bangor University’s library at the Normal site. The exhibition will offer glimpses into the development of Welsh language literature for children and how these books continue to contribute to Welsh identity. Original illustrations from some of the books will also be on display. Which is your favourite Welsh language children’s book?

Pontio recommends

Open: Tue-Fri 12.30-4.30pm; Sat 10.30am-4.30pm Free admission www.gwynedd.gov.uk/museums

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Pontio recommends

BU Dance Summer Show

No Sex Please, We’re British

Jazz@Teras every month

Friday 26 April, 7.30pm Saturday 27 April, 2.30pm John Phillips Hall, Bangor University

by Alistair Foot and Anthony Marrlott 25, 26, 27 January, 7pm John Phillips Hall, Bangor University

Join us for our dancing summer spectacle!

The farce surrounds an assistant bank manager, Peter Hunter and his new bride Frances. When Frances innocently sends a mail order off for some Scandinavian glassware, what comes back is Scandinavian pornography – thus hilarity ensues.

Friday – 8 February, 8 March & 12 April Dining from 6pm, music from 7.30pm The Teras Lounge, Main Arts Building, College Rd, Bangor, LL57 2DG

£4 or £3 with NUS card Tickets available on the door www.budance.wix.com/ bu-dance

£5/£4 NUS Discounted tickets for opening night will be available closer to the time see facebook.com/bangorbeds and Twitter @ Bangor_SU_BEDS

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Jazz night with special guest musicians. See our website www.bangor.ac.uk/ venues and Facebook for details. £7.50 Booking essential on 01248 388686 or contact Teras@Bangor.ac.uk www.bangor.ac.uk/venues


How to book congratulates Bangor Youth Group

(BYGs Bangor) – Voted winners of National Theatre Wales’s SUPERASSEMBLY Programme! Since July 2012, BYGS BANGOR have been building the foundations of an exciting new project. They want to establish a venue in Bangor that provides a safe space for young people from all social backgrounds to interact with friends without fear of being moved on. The venue will also act as a gateway for young people to access a range of workshops and activities to help them explore their interests and to develop new skills. For more information on exciting events in Spring 2013, please visit the Facebook page: Bangor Youth Cafe/Caffi Ieuenctid Bangor

BY PHONE Bookings for Pontio events (those listed on pages two and three) can be made by telephone where indicated on: 01248 382828. Our telephone bookings line is run in partnership with the Wales Millennium Centre and operates a fully bilingual service from Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. IN PERSON Advance tickets for Pontio events can be purchased at Palas Print Pendref (events listed on pages two and three). ONLINE Online booking is available for selected Pontio events (those listed on pages two and three) at: www.pontio.co.uk. This service will close four hours prior to the event, or at 5pm of the previous day if the event takes place in the morning. POSTAL CHARGE No booking fee will be charged when you buy tickets, but a 50 pence mailing charge will apply if you request tickets by post. Tickets by post can only be requested until 10 days before the event to ensure they reach you on time. After this, all pre-bought tickets can be collected on the door.

CONCESSIONS Wherever ‘concessions’ is denoted for Pontio events, the following categories are included in that definition: children under 16 years of age, students and those over 65. Carers and children under 2 go free. REFUNDS Unfortunately, once tickets have been purchased, we are unable to refund them unless the performance is cancelled. Any tickets unsold in advance will be available to buy on the door. ACCESS We are committed to making our events as accessible as possible. Please contact us if you have any special access requirements on: 01248 388090 or email: info@pontio.co.uk. HOW TO FIND US The majority of Pontio events take place at venues across Bangor, but performances are also regularly staged within a 30-mile radius of the city from Anglesey to the Llyˆn Peninsula, the Conwy Valley to the North Wales coast. Please contact us for more details about a particular venue on: 01248 388090 or email: info@pontio.co.uk.

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