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Arts and Innovation Centre Bangor

Artistic Programme

May – August 2019


Welcome to Pontio Bar Ffynnon Level 0 Monday to Friday* 4.30pm - 9pm (Wednesday afternoons from 1.30pm) Saturday 10.30am - 9pm Sunday 12pm-6pm (11pm for evening theatre performances)

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Pontio at a glance May – August 2019 May Saturday 4 Saturday 4 Tuesday 7 Friday 10 Saturday 11 Wednesday 15 Thursday 16 Friday 17 Sunday 19 Wednesday 22 Thursday 23 Thursday 30 Friday 31

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Summer Showcase Bangor University Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff) Lleuwen and band In-Visible Light Seann Walsh BLAS: Street Voices Rhys Meirion celebrates 20 years of song Gwasanaeth Cerdd Ysgolion Gwynedd a Môn Annual Concert Film, Cake and Song Afternoon The Comedy Club End-of-Year Gala Concert Soundtrack Disco

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Romeo a Juliet Y Brain/Kargalar Gareth Bonello / Georgia Ruth / Toby Hay Cinema: Take That: Greatest Hits Live Family Fun Day Rwtsh Ratsh Rala Rwdins Rwtsh Ratsh Rala Rwdins The Comedy Club Synthesis Sing for Sanctuary Theatr Gen Creu ar Daith: Pwy ’Sgrifennodd Honna? Legally Blonde The Musical JR. Legally Blonde The Musical JR. Cwmwl Tystion/Witness

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Sistema Cymru - Codi’r To! Don Pasquale Globe on Tour Globe on Tour Globe on Tour (Standing experience available) Molly Mocha’s World of Candy Molly Mocha’s World of Candy Gwledd Syrcas Feast: Ethiopian Dreams -27 DD GWLE S JULY18 Gwledd Syrcas Feast: Ethiopian Dreams SYRCA 1 Gwledd Syrcas Feast: Ethiopian Dreams FEAST Gwledd Syrcas Feast: Ethiopian Dreams site See webher Gwledd Syrcas Feast: Ethiopian Dreams for furt Gwledd Syrcas Feast: Drudwen details Gwledd Syrcas Feast: Drudwen Bardd

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Pontio volunteers and members of the public choose show for upcoming circus festival! Migrations, a not-for-profit community interest company based in north Wales brings international contemporary arts to Wales while developing innovative collaborations, commissions and partnerships in Wales and further afield. It recently initiated The Community Choice, a project aimed at making members of the public understand the processes behind artistic decisions. In April 2018, Migrations partnered with Pontio and worked with a group of Pontio’s volunteers and members of the public to curate an event for Pontio.


Migrations guided them through the process of considering several potential performances, discussing their artistic qualities, potential to engage with Pontio’s audiences and new ones, and possible best contexts to present them among other things. They have selected Pelat by Spanish artist Joan Català, to be presented as part of Pontio’s forthcoming Circus Feast which takes place between 18-27 July 2019. Look out for show times for Pelat in the Circus Feast programme which will be published in late May.

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We believe that the Arts should be inclusive therefore encourage volunteers from all backgrounds to join us - the only requirements are to be aged over 16, enthusiastic, friendly and reliable.

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since we welcomed the Globe to Theatr Bryn Terfel for the first time. and I’m delighted to say that they will be returning this season with three plays, Twelfth Night following its success last year, Comedy of Errors and the lesser-known Pericles – with plenty of workshops and talks, food and drink with a Shakespearian flavour to enjoy! We’ll be bringing the arts and sciences together for the SYNTHESIS project in an accessible and fun way for everyone to experience, and the Street Voices play under the BLAS youth participation project will offer a platform to those voices which need to be heard. Our biennial CIRCUS FEAST will this year celebrate ‘the world at our feet’ – with a production by Ethiopian company Circus Abyssinia and a new production by local circus company Cimera – Drudwen, telling a familiar tale on the one hand and totally unfamiliar and astounding circus techniques on the other within the same week.

There will be the usual range of comedy, concerts, gigs and ballet – and a Family Fun Day in the company of Dafydd Iwan, National Children’s Poet of Wales Casia Wiliam and artist Luned Rhys Parry... including some soothing Baby Brahms in the morning! Don’t forget either about our film showings and the live screenings of opera and plays at our cinema...Pontio is waiting for you...come join us!

Elen ap Robert Artistic Director



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1 Screen 3D 15 new films a month 70 showings a month 1 stage for the best in live opera and theatre Pontio’s monthly cinema programme is available online and published and distributed locally or you can pick one up at the centre. To receive weekly email bulletins, sign up at and tick ‘Cinema’ in the interest categories. Follow the latest cinema news on Twitter @sinemapontio



Dumbo, Wild Rose, ROH Live, At Etern The White Crow, ity’s Gate, Girl, Life of Brian a llawer mwy! and much more!


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Live screenings coming up at Pontio Cinema…

ROH LIVE: MIXED TRIPLE BILL (Ballet) (Recorded) Sunday 19 May

ROH Live: ROMEO AND JULIET (Ballet) Tuesday 11 June ROH LIVE: FAUST (Opera) Tuesday 30 April

Live from Shakespeare’s Globe


Please see monthly cinema brochure for details of other live screenings not yet announced and full cinema listings or contact the 8 Box Office on 01248 38 28 28



Glyndebourne Cinema Season Filled with emotions, Glyndebourne returns to cinemas with three productions from its 2019 Festival - painted in bold musical colours, magic is sprinkled through a season that also gathers together some classic operatic fairy tales.

The Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia) (Recorded live in 2016)

Sunday 14 July 5.30pm Mischief and mayhem run riot in Rossini’s most popular comedy. Figaro, the renowned Barber of Seville, has a cunning that knows no bounds. His playful energy is brought to life in director Annabel Arden’s sparkling and springing production. This is also another chance to catch Danielle de Niese who plays the determined Rosina.

Cinderella (Cendrillon) (Live) Sunday 30 June 5.30pm A brand new production directed by critically-acclaimed actor and director Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter, Killing Eve), the classic Cinderella story is told with composer Massenet’s sensuous and lavish score. Glyndebourne favourite and international star Danielle de Niese plays the titular role in this glittering and colourful opera.

£15 adults £13 students and over 60s £10 under 18s To book: www. 01248 38 28 28

The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) (Live) Sunday 4 August 5.30pm Mozart’s most magical comedy of The Magic Flute returns to Glyndebourne for the first time in over a decade. This new production by the renowned directing/design duo Barbe & Douce promises to take a fresh and playful look at the opera’s troublesome gender politics. Leading British bass Brindley Sherratt stars as Sarastro alongside exciting young singers including Caroline Wettergreen, Sofia Fomina and Björn Bürger.


Saturday, 4 May 1.30pm & 6.30pm Theatr Bryn Terfel BU Dance

Summer Showcase £5 £4 students and under 18s BU Dance are putting on their final showcase of the academic year and this time, it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. As a club, they have smashed all of their previous records and have been working their socks off to stay on top all year.


You’ll get to see their awardwinning dances, amongst the widest range of styles they’ve ever taught and put on stage. They’ve been training in professional workshops throughout the year; really ramping up their game. Please come along and support them, this will be their greatest show yet... don’t miss out!

Saturday, 4 May 7pm Prichard-Jones Hall, Bangor University Bangor University Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Côr ar y Bryn Bangor University Chamber Choir £12/£10 over 60s £5 students and under 18 Terence Ayebare and Andrew Powis soloists Chris Collins conductor Alex Winberg assistant conductor J. S. Bach: St Matthew Passion

Three choirs combine to perform one of the world’s great musical masterpieces. The St Matthew Passion relates the Easter story in a sequence of glorious music, by turns dramatic, reflective, thought-provoking, and imposing. First performed in Leipzig on Good Friday 1727, it is widely regarded as one of Bach’s greatest works, and the most operatic of oratorios.


Tuesday, 7 May 7.30pm Studio Co-produced by Carys Eleri and Wales Millennium Centre

“Hilariously relatable, a really special intimate evening” Theatre Full Stop

Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff) £12 £10 concessions A one-woman-sciencecomedy-music-show. Coming to you direct from Adelaide Fringe Festival, the award-winning Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff) by Welsh actress and singer Carys Eleri is a brutally honest and witty show about the neuroscience of love and loneliness. Drawing


from her own experiences, Carys combines smart and ludicrously funny songs (The Love Monger, Space and Time, Tit Montage) with heartfelt tales of relationships highs, lows and the downright confusing. Examining the science of hormones and why love is really all about the brain, discover how love

works, why it makes us do crazy things and why hugging is the answer. Vivacious, hilarious, and talented, BAFTA Cymru nominee Carys brings her much-loved Welsh charm (and oxytocin) to Bangor in May. 16+ expect adult content

Friday, 10 May 7.30pm Theatr Bryn Terfel


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“This is an album of raw, rooted and radiant music” From the Margins

“One of Wales’ most significant artists” Elen Ap Robert

Lleuwen and band £13

plus support Cywion Cranogwen

£11 concessions Following the success of her most recent album ‘Gwn Glân Beibl Budr’, Lleuwen will be playing a four date theatre tour in Wales this May. Performing live with the band, this is an unmissable opportunity to witness a performance of this powerful and moving album. Twisting ancient hymns to her own compositions Gwn Glân Beibl Budr (Clean Gun Dirty

Bible) takes the Welsh hymn book and throws it into the Age of Misinformation. Live, raw and often improvised, Lleuwen brought an extremely varied mix of musicians together to create her most rooted and experimental album to date. Musically and lyrically, Gwn Glân Beibl Budr explores polar opposites: addiction and spirituality; violent guitar strumming with angelic vocals; disconnection in the

era of connectivity; historical amnesia. Crashing drums play the role of a beast of prey with the harp playing the role of a young seedling. Songs about urbanism and shrinking rural areas; road traffic, phone traffic, mind traffic. The album is out now on Recordiau SAIN. Evening specials available in Cegin


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Saturday, 11 May 2pm & 4pm Studio Sharing Event:

In-Visible Light £5 In-Visible Light is a research and development project to develop a brand new family vertical dance performance. Building on a previous collaboration between photonics scientist Ray Davies and Kate Lawrence for Pontio’s Synthesis commission in 2016, this project asks some big questions such as: How can you hear light? How do you measure the moon? Can you hear sounds in space?


The ambition is to create an immersive sensory experience of some natural light phenomena such as the ‘Big Bang’ (actually silent), the aurora and bioluminesce. Collaborating with composer Guto Puw and object designer Femke van Gent, the audience will be invited to experience sound, light and motion through all the senses. No audio description for this experimental performance will be provided in order to find out how much visual information can be conveyed through other sensory modes.

A 20-minute performance will be followed by a discussion and optional ‘have a go’ vertical dance workshop. This research performance is suitable for all ages and we warmly encourage discussion and feedback afterwards. Limited capacity – please book early to avoid disappointment. We are developing an educational booklet and will have a sample of this for feedback at the showing.

Wednesday, 15 May 8pm Theatr Bryn Terfel Off The Kerb Productions present

AFTER THIS ONE, I’M GOING HOME £15 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and the self-dubbed “Lie-In King”, Seann Walsh is “unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation” (The Guardian). Returning from his run in America, where he made his USA television debut appearance on Conan, Seann Walsh is back on tour in the UK. This disheveled, fiery, animated, fiercely idle, millennial man child is one of best live comedians to have come out of the UK. Seann made his acting debut starring in Comedy Central’s sitcom Big Bad World, this was quickly followed up by the lead role in Monks (BBC One), he utilized his physical comedic abilities in Sky’s silent comedy, Three Kinds of Stupid, which led to him producing, writing and

starring in his own silent comedy web-series The Drunk. He also wrote and starred in his own Sky short for Sky Arts and is now co-starring in Jack Dee’s brand-new sitcom Bad Move (ITV one). He recently made his feature film debut as the children’s nemesis in family film, 2:hrs. Seann is quickly on his way to becoming one of the UK’s best comedy character actors. 14+ Evening specials in Cegin Beer and Burger deal available


Thursday, 16 May 7pm Studio BLAS, the Pontio participation programme presents

Street Voices £3 a contribution of proceeds to go to St Mary’s Hostel A reading of a verbatim play “Street Voices – A Play For Voices” by the students of Ysgol Friars. Following on from the success of our cross-generational project ‘Lleisiau / Voices’ in 2017 and ‘Ein Lleisiau / Our Voices’ in 2018, this year we give voice to people who have found themselves homeless. This is the culmination of an intergenerational project with the service users of Saint Mary’s Hostel, Bangor and North Wales Housing, and Drama and Health and Social Care students from Ysgol


Friars, led by BLAS, Pontio’s arts participation programme for young people. 10 students were given an introduction to the work of St Mary’s Hostel by the Hostel’s Manager, Hayley Owen, before visiting St Mary’s and getting to know some of the community of the hostel over a period of five weeks. The conversations were recorded and then developed into a verbatim play by the young people under the guidance of playwright and theatre practitioner Branwen Davies.

This special evening will be hosted by the presenter Gwion Hallam, who has been a part of the Lleisiau / Voices project from the very start. The evening will include interviews with the young people who have taken part in the project, as the journey of this project is as important as the final production. A bilingual event with simultaneous translation available for the panel discussion.

Friday, 17 May 8pm Theatr Bryn Terfel Pontio presents

Rhys Meirion celebrates 20 years of song With thanks to our official sponsor for the event:

£15 £12 students & under 18s A special evening of song and chat to celebrate 20 years of professional singing. Rhys Meirion will be sharing the stage with some of the artists and friends that have played a role in his journey so far.

Joining Rhys on the evening will be: Nic Parry Côr Rhuthun and Robat Arwyn Elin Fflur Steffan Morris (cello) Brian Hughes (piano) Elan Meirion Dylan Cernyw (harp)

Rhys Meirion is a fellow of Bangor University and resident singer at Galeri, Caernarfon. This event will be in Welsh. Evening specials in Cegin


Cyngerdd Blynyddol Gwasanaeth Cerdd Ysgolion GWYNEDD A MÔN

Annual Concert 19.5.2019 6pm Theatr Bryn Terfel, Pontio

Tocynnau/ Tickets: Oedolion/ Adults £5 Plant/ Children £3 Cysylltwch â/ Please contact: Pontio 01248 382828

Ensemble Chwythbrennau Hŷn Senior Woodwind Ensemble Arweinydd/ Conductor: Miss Rebecca Bateson Ensemble Chwythbrennau Iau Junior Woodwind Ensemble Arweinydd/ Conductor: Mrs Jane Parry Ensemble Llinynnol Hŷn Senior String Ensemble Arweinydd/ Conductor: Mr Alfred Barker Ensemble Llinynnol Iau Junior String Ensemble Arweinydd/ Conductor: Mrs Ffion Evans Côr Telyn Rhanbarth Meirionnydd Meirionnydd Area Harp Consort Arweinydd/ Conductor: Mr Dylan Rowlands + Gwahoddedigion eraill 18+ Other guests

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Wednesday, 22 May 2pm Pontio Cinema & Bar Ffynnon Pontio presents

Film, Cake and Song Afternoon The King and I (U) £4.50 Join us at Pontio Cinema for the ever-popular Film, Cake and Song afternoon. The afternoon will begin with a screening of the classic 20th Century Fox film The King and I starring Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr, followed by live entertainment in the break at 3pm led by Welsh National

Opera vocal animateurs Morgana Warren-Jones and Sioned Foulkes, accompanied on piano by Annette Bryn Parri. Enjoy some tea and cake, before returning to the cinema to enjoy the final half of the film. WNO Come & Sing event

“Fabulous afternoon. Looking forward to returning.” “I’d like to see more events like this” “A wonderful idea” Audience Feedback, 2018

Aimed at ages 60+



Comedy Club Meal Deal Burger & Beer* Available on every Comedy Club event


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Thursday, 30 May 7.30pm Prichard-Jones Hall, Bangor University

End-of-Year Gala Concert £12 £10 over 60 £5 under 18s and students Bangor University Symphony Orchestra

Bangor University Brass Band

Bangor University Chamber Choir and Symphony Chorus

Bangor University Concert Band

Bangor University Music Society Choir and Orchestra

Bangor University String Orchestra


Bangor University Jazz Band

As we reach the end of another university year, North Wales’ largest community of musicians comes together for its annual celebration of the very best of university music-making. Join us for an incredibly varied and uplifting concert, with music to suit all tastes!

Friday, 31 May 11.30am - 2pm Studio

Soundtrack Disco ÂŁ1 Come and join us for the popular FILM+ soundtrack disco in the Studio over half term. With family films to enjoy, come to dance and get rid of some energy before or after the film.

Dressing up as your favourite film character is very much encouraged! See our monthly cinema programme or the website for details of which film will be shown on this date.

A resource for teaching, research, public education and enjoyment.

Regular volunteering session every Wednesday & Friday

Treborth Botanic Garden comprises planted borders, species-rich natural grassland, ponds, arboretum, Chinese garden, ancient woodland, and a rocky shoreline habitat. Six glasshouses provide specialised environments for tropical, temperate, orchid and carnivorous plant collections.


We organise regular talks, plant sales, specialist workshops, crafts and more!

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Tuesday, 4 June 7.30pm Theatr Bryn Terfel Ballet Cymru

Romeo a Juliet £13 £11 concessions 10% discount for groups of 10 or more From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life Following the success of their last visit, Critics’ Circle Award winning company, Ballet Cymru, present their extraordinary adaptation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece “Romeo and Juliet” once again at Pontio. Intense fighting, passionate duets and universal themes echo through dramatic and lyrical choreography.


Exquisite costumes and extraordinary video projections create a world of danger and excitement where two young lovers are caught in an age old feud. Romeo a Juliet is a dynamic and unique collaboration between 3 of Wales’ outstanding arts organisations, Ballet Cymru, Coreo Cymru and The Riverfront in Newport.

Romeo a Juliet features costumes by Georg MeyerWiel who studied at The Royal College of Art and has created costumes for some of the world’s leading companies, including Rambert Dance Company and Australian Dance Theatre. Age guidance: 7+ During their visit, extensive community work will take place in partnership with Pontio

Best Large Scale Dance Production Wales Theatre Awards

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Wednesday, 5 June 7.30pm Studio Be Aware productions

Y Brain/ Kargalar £10 £8 students and under 18s Directed by Memet Ali Alabora Performed by Pınar Öğün, Rebecca Smith-Williams After years of repression and censorship writer Meltem Arikan moved to Wales where she feels a deep sense of belonging. In a state of personal crisis, her Turkish-speaking, repressed, rigid self, Mel, meets her Welsh-speaking, adventurous, nature-loving self, Tem, for the first time.


Written by Meltem Arikan, with Welsh-language elements by Sharon Morgan, Be Aware’s new play is an exploration of belonging, identity and language. This is a bilingual production (Turkish/Welsh) with Englishlanguage access facility. Age guidance: 11+


Friday, 7 June 8pm Theatr Bryn Terfel Cabaret Pontio present

Gareth Bonello Georgia Ruth Toby Hay £12 £10 concessions 10% discount for groups of 10 or more

Three of Wales’ finest contemporary musicians bring their new musical collaboration to Pontio for their first live show. Drawing on both original and traditional material, the trio will be performing new pieces that explore the ethereal bond between the landscape and people of Wales. Expect an evening of carefully crafted pieces that blur the boundaries between contemporary Wales and the otherworldly delights of Annwn. 28

Toby Hay Toby Hay is a guitarist and composer from near Rhayader in mid Wales. Inspired by history, people and landscape, Toby writes beautifully evocative guitar instrumentals that effortlessly transport the listener to the mountains and rivers of his homeland. Twice nominated for the Welsh Music Prize, Toby has toured the UK and Ireland extensively over the last few years and has built a reputation as a captivating live performer.

Georgia Ruth Georgia Ruth is a musician from Aberystwyth in West Wales. Her debut album Week of Pines won the Welsh Music Prize in 2013 and was nominated for two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. She released her second album; Fossil Scale in 2016. Demonstrating a departure in sound, it was praised by The Independent for its ‘wealth of sonic detail’. A skilful harpist and pianist, Georgia was a guest vocalist on the Manic Street Preacher’s Futurology album and has toured India extensively as part of the Welsh/Ghazal Indian group Ghazalaw.

Gareth Bonello Gareth Bonello is a Cardiff based songwriter performing under the stage name The Gentle Good. His album Ruins/ Adfeilion won the Welsh Music Prize in 2017 and he was awarded the Welsh Language Album of the Year at the National Eisteddfod in 2014 for Y Bardd Anfarwol. Gareth writes in both Welsh and English and is drawn to the innate musicality of both tongues. An accomplished live performer, Gareth has enchanted audiences all over world and has worked extensively with artists in China and Northeast India, and opened Pontio’s first ever China-Wales Festival in February 2018.


“Take That took it and smashed it out of the arena” The Telegraph

“Yet again, the Take That boys have produced the tour of the year” The Sun


Saturday, 8 June 8pm Pontio Cinema

Take That: Greatest Hits Live Take That and get ready to party at Pontio Cinema as Gary, Mark and Howard bring their huge 2019 Greatest Hits tour LIVE to the big screen on Saturday 8 June, for one night only! Celebrating 30 incredible years, this highly anticipated anniversary show promises to be their best yet.

With front row seats, you’ll be a part of the action as Gary, Mark and Howard journey through Take That’s incredible music history. Performing their biggest hits from the last three decades, and new tracks from their latest album Odyssey, fans will love this ultimate big screen sing along. So, get ready to throw your hands in the air – it’s a party you’ll never forget!

Run time: approx. 150min

“Gary and the boys still Rule the World” Metro (review for wonderland)


Saturday, 8 June 10am - 4pm Throughout the building Teulu Pontio Family presents

Family Fun Day To celebrate World Oceans Day, we’ll be opening the doors on a whole lot of fun suitable for the family. From Cwm-Rhyd-y-Rhosyn singalong sessions with Dafydd Iwan to poetry with the National Childrens’ Poet of Wales Casia Wiliam, Minecraft to movies, and tasty treat making and stories to crafting workshops and samba music with your bucket and spade, there will be plenty to see and do throughout the day.

Move with baby session with Angharad Harrop

Bucket and Spade Samba With Codi’r To

Art workshop with Luned Rhys Parry

PL2, Level 2

Studio, Level 2

Outside the Studio, Level 2

10am, 1.45pm

10.15am, 10.45am, 11.15am, 11.45am, 12.15pm

Drop-in 10am – 12.30pm, 1.30-3.30pm

FREE but ticket required

Come and create on the themes of the sea and music. All ages. Bilingual.

£3 pay for child only Movement sessions for babies and their adults exploring all of their senses. Up to walking age. Bilingual.


Bring your own bucket and spade and get ready to make some music with Codi’r To. All ages. Bilingual.

Poetry Workshop With Casia Wiliam, Welsh Children’s Poet Laureate Caban 10am (Welsh), 11.30am (English) School Years 3 and 4 1.30pm (Welsh), 3pm (English) School Years 5 and 6 £3 Join us for a lively session of playing with words and writing poems about the sea on World Oceans Day.

Minecraft Club Cinema 11am £1

Stories from the Sea

Film Pontio Cinema

PL2, Level 2 11.45am (Welsh), 12.45pm (English) Decorate your own seathemed biscuits with Cegin staff and enjoy them whilst listening to tales from the sea with Mared Elliw Huws. All ages.

Baby Brahms Concert Level 0, Pontio 12.45pm Half an hour of live classical music for babies and their families. Babies are free to feed, crawl and dance to the music! 0-36 months. Bilingual.

2pm Check out our June cinema programme for details of the film choice.

Dafydd Iwan: Cwm Rhyd-yRhosyn Theatr Bryn Terfel 2.30pm £6.50 /£22 (four people, at least one under 18) Dafydd Iwan presents a session of well-loved Welsh nursery rhymes and contemporary songs from the popular series CwmRhyd-y-Rhosyn. Welsh language event suitable for learners. Most suitable for the under 6. Lunchtime specials available in Cegin


BLAS is Pontio’s youth participation programme and gives children and young people a ‘taste’ (‘blas’ in Welsh) for the arts. We hold weekly drama workshops at the Pontio Studio. Mondays Year 3 and 4 – 5-6pm Year 5 and 6 – 6:15-7:15pm

To book a place on the weekly workshops, please contact the Box Office on 01248 38 28 28, or for more information please contact Mared Elliw Huws on

Wednesdays Year 7, 8 and 9 – 6:30-7:30pm Year 10 – 13 – 7:45 -8:45pm

In addition to the workshops, BLAS works in the community and with schools.

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An insight into our latest work balletLORENT Rumpelstiltskin balletLORENT dance company came back to Pontio with their production Rumpelstiltskin. Following the same format of their show Snow White in 2017, the company auditioned local children to be part of the production. There were four workshops, two at Ysgol Glancegin, one at Ysgol Glanadda and Coed Mawr and one open audition. The young cast from Snow White was invited to a ‘reunion workshop’, and from this workshop one child was chosen to play the Young Rumpelstiltskin and one to play Young Shepherd’s Daughter. In addition to the young cast, there was also an open audition for the older generation and five very special ladies were chosen to be part of the show.

Our Voices Mared Huws, Arts Development Co-ordinator at Pontio, presented certificates at Ysgol Friars to the young people that took part in the Our Voices project. This was a celebration of a very successful crossgenerational project.

Me, You and Lies The two older BLAS classes, Years 7, 8 and 9 and Year 10 - 13 joined forces to devise an original show, a farcical comedy following the misadventures of the opening night of the Lies Spell Murder play at Green Gable Manor by S.A.L Youth Theatre Company. During the chaos of last-minute rehearsals, everyone’s secret was revealed.

Première of the Documentary ‘Exploring Girls’ Confidence’ An Arts Research Project with Ysgol Llandygai. The children, staff and parents of Ysgol Llandygai came to Pontio Cinema to watch the first screening of the documentary film ‘Exploring Girls’ Confidence.’ This was the culmination of a 10 week arts residency at Ysgol Llandygai.

Take-Over Day Kids in Museums balletLORENT’s young cast took possession of Pontio as part of the technical rehearsal for their production by dancing on the Theatr Bryn Terfel stage and learning about lighting and backstage.

Careers Wales BLAS, along with the Pontio marketing team, having been working with Careers Wales to encourage young people to think of the arts as a viable career prospect. This year, Pontio won the Silver award from Careers Wales for our engagement work.

Ballet Cymru Workshop BLAS supported Ballet Cymru in holding a ballet workshop at Ysgol Glanadda and Coed Mawr and with Linzi Grace Dance School. BLAS also held numerous workshops in schools and at Pontio as part of its outreach programme.


Tuesday 18 June, 10am, 1pm Wednesday 19 June, 10am Theatr Bryn Terfel Cwmni Theatr Arad Goch

Rwtsh Ratsh Rala Rwdins £10 adults £8 children Rala Rwdins returns to Wales’ theatres! Rwtsh Ratsh Rala Rwdins was Arad Goch’s very first production and to celebrate the company’s 30th birthday, Arad Goch is taking it on tour once again! Join the adventure in the land of Rwla, as our favourite characters try to solve Dewin 36

Dwl’s big secret! Written by the award winning author of the series Angharad Tomos and directed by Jeremy Turner. Suitable for children 3-8 years old and their families. This show is in the Welsh language


Pontio presents

Saturday, 22 June 2-6pm Synthesis is a fund to encourage scientists and artists working in the performing arts to develop ideas together which bridge different worlds. Following the success of the initial pilot project in 2016, proposals were again invited earlier this year and this will be an opportunity to share the two selected arts/ science collaborations’ work in progress.

Carnival on Wings


Colin Daimond (Puppetry, Carnival Arts and Dance) & Kris Crandell (Avian Sciences)

Rachel Rosen (Interdisciplinary Artist) & Dr Vera Fitzsimmons-Thoss (Sustainable Chemistry)

Studio FREE A bird festival focused on the science of flight including multiple interactive stations, participatory performance and professional dance showcase. Aiming to engage everyone with the sciences of bird flight – locomotion, structural anatomy, aerodynamics and flocking patterns through a puppetry and dance performance suitable for young participants and audiences of all ages.


Studio FREE Crystallisation and corrosion by salt are transformed in scale and time from the microscopic into a macroscopic, interactive installation. See website for further details Lunch & evening specials available in Cegin

Gain an insight into the collaborative process at the heart of Synthesis by visiting the exhibition in the glass case and screen on Level 0.



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Sunday, 23 June 5pm Theatr Bryn Terfel

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Sing for Sanctuary / Canu am Noddfa ÂŁ15 ÂŁ10 concessions Bangor Community Choir and North Wales Rugby Choir join other choirs from the area in support of two local charities working with refugees. Each choir will entertain you with their own selection of songs before coming together in a joyous finale.

Pobl i Bobl has for over three years sent material and financial aid to refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Greece, France and the Rohingya in Bangladesh. They have also supported refugees living locally. Croeso Menai is currently fundraising to enable

a family to leave a refugee camp and settle in this area under the Government-backed Community Sponsorship scheme. Bilingual event


Tuesday, 25 June 7.30pm Studio

Theatr Gen Creu ar Daith: Pwy ’Sgrifennodd Honna? Pay what you decide Rehearsed readings of plays by local playwrights Sian Northey and Elin Gwyn. Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s 2019 New Playwrights’ Group project culminates in a series of rehearsed readings across Wales of new plays by the new wave of Welsh-language playwrights. This is an opportunity to enjoy the fruits of 10 months of writing and development, under the guidance of Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, by some of Wales’s most exciting new Welsh-language playwrights. Each event will include readings of new plays by two playwrights, 40 followed by a conversation with

the playwrights, cast and directors. For details regarding the rest of the tour, and further information about the plays, including information about the cast and directors, please visit This is a Welsh-language presentation. The New Playwrights’ Group is a Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru initiative in association with S4C, Literature Wales, Pontio, Theatr Clwyd, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Carmarthenshire Theatres, Wales Millennium Centre and the Sherman Theatre.

Pay what you decide The readings for Theatr Gen Creu ar Daith: Pwy ’Sgrifennodd Honna? will work on a Pay What You Decide basis, which means you don’t have to pay until you have seen the performance. Tickets will need to be booked in advance as usual, but there is no obligation for you to pay until after you have seen the show. You can then decide on a price which you think is suitable, based on your experience.

Thursday, 27 June Friday, 28 June 7pm Theatr Bryn Terfel Ysgol Friars

Legally Blonde The Musical JR. £10 Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by glittery pink storm in this fun and upbeat adaptation of the hit film and award-winning Broadway musical. Legally Blonde The Musical JR. is a fabulously fun journey of self-

empowerment and expanding horizons. The show’s instantly recognisable songs are filled with humor, wit and sass – leaving cast members and audiences alike seeing pink!


Saturday, 29 June 7.30pm Theatr Bryn Terfel

Cwmwl Tystion/ Witness £14/£12 Early bird ticket available £12/£10 before 31st May Tomos Williams trumpet Huw Warren piano Rhodri Davies harp, electronics Francesca Simmons violin, saw Huw V Williams bass Mark O’Connor drums Simon Proffitt live visuals Cwmwl Tystion / Witness Trumpeter Tomos Williams has assembled a cast of brilliant Welsh musicians to perform a new work which reflects on the extraordinary times that we live in.


The band will perform a newly composed Suite incorporating elements of jazz, the avantgarde, improvisation and Welsh folk music. The name Cwmwl Tystion is derived from a poem by the great Welsh poet Waldo Williams - the music ‘bares witness’ to these complex and difficult times. This will be the first time Huw Warren (Quercus) and Rhodri Davies (Hen Ogledd), both leaders in their field and musicians of international reputation, perform together, while Mark

O’Connor, Huw V Williams and Francesca Simmons all bring unique contributions to the project. Simon Proffitt will also be accompanying the performances with live visuals, interacting with the music in real time. ‘The Cwmwl Tystion Suite’ has been funded by Tŷ Cerdd, and the tour is made possible by generous Arts Council of Wales financial support.

Tuesday, 2 July 2pm Theatr Bryn Terfel

Sistema Cymru Codi’r To! £5/£2 Inspired by the hugely successful and famous El Sistema programme from Venezuela, Sistema Cymru - Codi’r To is a community project which works with local primary schools and their communities to deliver regular musical tuition, working with whole year groups of children.

Join us to celebrate our 5th Birthday with pupils from Nursery, Reception, Year 1, 2 and 6 Ysgol Glancegin, Bangor as they raise the roof with their choir, brass band and lively Samba band!


Thursday, 4 July 7.30pm Theatr Bryn Terfel

Don Pasquale Donizetti With new libretto by Daisy Evans Adult £19 Senior £16 Child £12 Student £12 Welsh National Opera presents a riotous new version of Donizetti’s classic comic opera, Don Pasquale. Set in and around Pasquale’s doner kebab van, this contemporary production brings the classic story of an old bachelor’s romantic delusions and the young lovers who outwit him bang up to date for 2019. We meet a cast of largerthan-life characters, including Pasquale’s young nephew, wannabe musician Ernesto, and his girlfriend Norina, as well as local geezer Malatesta who, along with his travelling band,


hangs around Pasquale’s kebab van after their long nights of boozing. Pasquale’s quest to find a wife and produce a son and heir to his kebab empire shocks Ernesto into action, and he and Norina conspire to trick the old man, secure their future and drag him into the 21st century. Director Daisy Evans and Conductor Stephen Higgins have collaborated to give the traditional Don Pasquale tale a modern setting. Performed by 4 singers and an on-stage ensemble who also become part of the action, this is a fantastic new take on a timeless opera.

Director Daisy Evans Conductor Stephen Higgins Designer Loren Elstein Lighting Designer Jake Wiltshire Sound Designer Max Pappenheim Cast: Don Pasquale Andrew Shore Ernesto Nico Darmanin Norina Harriet Eyley Malatesta Quirijn de Lang #WNOpasquale Evening specials available in Cegin


Look out for the Shakespeare-themed cocktails in Bar Ffynnon and Shakespeareinfluenced menu on Level 2.

Friday 5 July - Sunday 7 July Theatr Bryn Terfel Shakespeare’s Globe

Globe On Tour

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS / TWELFTH NIGHT / PERICLES £7.50 standing £10.50-18.50 seated £10.50 under 18 Shakespeare’s Globe return to Pontio and present a trio of plays exploring the themes of refuge and displacement. Taking on multiple roles across all three plays, the company will unravel these timeless tales of those who have crossed seas, lost their families, and are finding out what belonging truly means to them.


What’s it like to go to the theatre and not know what you’re going to see? Take part in Shakespeare’s Globe’s democratic theatrical experiment to find out! It will be up to you to vote for which of the three plays on offer you want to see. The rules are simple: the loudest cheer wins, and the action starts straight away!

5 July 7.30pm Audience Choice & Post show Q&A 6 July 3.00pm The Comedy of Errors 7.30pm Audience Choice 7 July 6.00pm Audience Choice (‘Globe experience’ standing tickets available for this performance only)

Events around Shakespeare’s Globe visit to Bangor Spend some more time soaking up the atmosphere by attending some of the events we have planned to coincide with the Globe’s visit

No More Cakes and Ale? Food, Festivity and Shakespeare

How Shakespeare tempests our brain to seize our heart

Shakespeare Now (and Then) Sunday, 7 July 2pm

Saturday, 6 July

Saturday, 6 July




FREE but ticket required



FREE but ticket required

FREE but ticket required

Join us for readings from Shakespeare on the joys and perils of eating and drinking. 1 hour

With Dr Guillaume Thierry, Bangor University School of Psychology

Globe in Y Glôb! In the run up to the Globe’s visit to Bangor, Pontio will hold an informal and fun Shakespeare singalong in the famous Y Glôb pub in Upper Bangor. For further details, contact

In this talk, Guillaume Thierry will look at activity of the human brain responding to Shakespeare’s functional shift, a stylistic device used distinctly in Elizabethan times whereby words’s grammatical status is changed to create emphasis - for example, nouns used as verbs and adjectives as nouns. What was the effect sought by one of the greatest literary minds of all times? Surprise? Confusion? Either, or both? Come and find out. 1 hour, 12+

With Prof Helen Wilcox and Dr Michael Durrant, Bangor University ‘How were Shakespeare’s plays performed in his own time? What was it like to go to an Elizabethan theatre? Join Helen and Michael from the School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at Bangor University as they discuss the significance of Shakespeare’s life, work, and legacy, in both the modern and early modern world.’

Globe in Y Glôb!


Saturday 13 July, 7pm Sunday 14 July, 2.30pm Theatr Bryn Terfel GSDPAC @ Westend Academy

Molly Mocha’s World of Candy £14 Adults £12 Children (under 18s) A musical pick ‘n’ mix with a storyline for those with a sweet sense of humour. The City of Pleasantville is home to ‘Molly Mocha’s World of Candy’, a factory where every child’s dream comes true, in the form of sweet treats and mouthwatering music. Wham Town is a small town filled with lots of musical character. During a guest visit by Molly Mocha on their last day of the Summer term, the pupils of Pleasantville School are very


excited to meet the person the whole town looks up to. After their end of term night out at Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Karaoke Bar, the parents and teachers decide that a Summer School is what the children need to keep them entertained over the holidays, and who better to run it than ‘Rock’ and ‘Roll’, the brother and sister duo, who bring a Rock ’n‘ Roll experience to the children and in return Molly Mocha offers a free bag of sweets to all the children

who attend...but even better... in 5 of those bags of sweets are VIP tickets to a tour of Molly Mocha’s World of Candy! Who will win the tickets and who will the children meet along the way on their oncein-a-life-time VIP tour? Come along and watch a magical sweet treat for all the family, where you will sing, dance and live a storyline that you will remember forever by ‘Academi Westend Academy’ - bringing performing arts alive in Bangor.





PONTIO is very pleased to

bring back its Gwledd Syrcas Feast for summer 2019 with the theme...





Contemporary circus has held an important place in Pontio’s artistic programme for many years. From the beautiful BIANCO by No Fit State back in 2013, which went on to tour the world, to Pirates of the Carabina’s FLOWN in 2015 and 2017’s Colombian extravaganza, ACELERE we’ve aimed to bring you the best in contemporary circus shows.

This time, we welcome Circus Abyssinia from Ethiopia with their stunning circus production, Ethiopian Dreams. Expect a fun family show full of acrobatic daring and dance – a perfect way to start the summer holidays. See over the page for further details of our headline show.

Look Out For These In Our Circus Feast ‘19 Programme - Box-Inverted - Articulture commissions - Circus Jam - Circus workshops in juggling, aerial, hoop and acrobatics - Pelat: Joan Català - Live Music - Circus takeover

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Friday 19 July, 7.30pm Saturday 20 July, 7.30pm (with post-show talk) Sunday 21 July, 3pm and 7.30pm Monday 22 July, 7.30pm Tuesday 23 July, 8.30pm Theatr Bryn Terfel Circus Abyssinia

Ethiopian Dreams £15 £10 students and under 18s Buy a ticket for Drudwen (23 & 24 July) and get £2 off the ticket price for Ethiopian Dreams Circus Abyssinia celebrates the extraordinary culture of Ethiopia and weaves the dreams of its cast through stunning feats of acrobatic daring and dance. Inspired by the story of reallife jugglers Bibi and Bichu, the show tells the tale of two little Ethiopian brothers who dreamed of the circus in a


country without one. When the boys’ wish is granted by the Man in the Moon, they are joined on a magical journey by a host of high-flying, contorting figures - some joyful, some enchanting, others menacing and strange, but all of them circus ‘dreamers’ who together awaken an incredible new Ethiopian tradition.

“‘One of the best acts ever seen... fun for all the family” The Mail on Sunday

“‘‘This circus is the hottest in town” Reviews Hub






Tuesday 23 July, 6pm Wednesday 24 July, 2.30pm and 7pm Studio Cimera

Drudwen £10.50 £8.50 students and under 18s Buy a ticket for Drudwen (23 & 24 July) and get £2 off the ticket price for Ethiopian Dreams Written by Kate Driver Jones Directed by Gwen Scott

twins are discovered in the forest by an enchantress…

Circus, physical theatre, spoken word and music combine in a dark modern fairytale told in Welsh and English.

Fast moving, funny and a little bit twisted, Drudwen delves into the complex motives at the heart of human relationships and how the pursuit of individual desire can generate disastrous consequences.

Drudwen is a story of transformation, choice and consequence. Abandoned


Age recommendation 7+ This production is in partnership with Pontio, with support from Arts Council of Wales and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru Bilingual production

Thursday, 25 July 8pm Studio Pontio presents

£8 £6 concessions Bardd’s Unique Dualingual Global Music Fusion takes the audience on a journey from the Bardic Roots of Wales to a Freedom Funk Disco where everyone’s on The One. Playing this special event as a trio featuring Martin Daws (Young People’s Laureate Wales 2013-16), Ed Holden/

Mr Phormula (Double Wales Beatbox Champion) and Henry Horrell, Bardd build their sound on the Harp like repeats of Martin’s Kalimba and the technical brilliance of Mr Phormula’s Human Beatbox, augmented by outstanding multiinstrumentalist Henry Horrell.

Bardd state their aim as “bringing all that we are together into one beautiful groove: our different instruments, our different languages, our different musical styles, Hip Hop, Jazz, Celtic, Disco, Reggae – it’s all in there finding the common ground, working out the differences together.”


Pontio are pleased to be a partner in Y Tylwyth, an exciting new cultural extravaganza on the opening weekend of the National Eisteddfod Conwy County 2019, working in partnership with the Irish circus performance company, Fidget Feet. Written by Welsh artists Gwyneth Glyn, Twm Morys and Myrddin ap Dafydd, it is an


original contemporary musical circus which brings to life the story of some of the legends of Wales through song, folk tale and acrobatic wonder. This is a dynamic international initiative that offers the ideal platform to celebrate the authentic voice of Wales with the world. It’s also an important artistic Celtic collaboration between Wales and Ireland, sharing traditional

and contemporary stories, landscapes and languages, with the Welsh artists drawing on the aerial expertise and Gaelic influences of Fidget Feet and its peers. With funding from the Arts Council of Wales. Look out for further information regarding the production on

Friday, 20 September 8pm Theatr Bryn Terfel

As seen on:

America’s Got Talent The Royal Variety Performance

Gag Reflex and Kilimanjaro Present

The TAPE FACE Show £18 £16 students and under 18s New Jokes, New Props, Same Tape After storming into America and being seen by 51 million people online, TAPE FACE lands back on UK soil and hits the road.

Grab a ticket and prepare for another storm. TAPE FACE played to a sell-out crowd last time at Pontio! Putting your shoes on will never be the same after seeing this show. Age Guideline: 10+

“Simply joyous” The Times

“Edinburgh Fringe superstar” The Guardian


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Thursday 3 October 7.30pm Theatr Bryn Terfel Pontio presents

Kindness and Marmalade

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Coming soon An audience with Jan Morris, Twm Morys and Gwyneth Glyn Foreign correspondent, soldier, Everest climber, traveller, author of more than 40 books and all-round free spirit, Jan Morris has been one of the great chroniclers of our world, and of Wales, for well over half a century.


Pontio is delighted to invite Bangor University Fellow Jan Morris, now in her nineties, for a special evening in Theatr Bryn Terfel where, in conversation with her son, the poet and singer Twm Morys, she will look back on a rich life of travel and words. The evening will include readings

and a musical tribute to Jan by Twm and Welsh singer Gwyneth Glyn. Further information in our September-December 2019 brochure or check the website



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Thursday, 24 October 8pm Theatr Bryn Terfel Little Wander in association with PBJ Management present:

James Acaster

COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999 £18.50 One time I bought a lasagne from the supermarket, heated it up in the oven and ate a bit of it and it wasn’t very nice so I put it in the fridge because it felt wrong to dump a whole lasagne in the bin and then later on I ate a spoonful of the cold lasagne

because I was drunk and it was absolutely delicious. It was 4am. I then changed the name of a WhatsApp I was a part of to COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999 because I had been thinking a lot about how 1999 was the best year of my

life and also about how much I hate myself sometimes. The next day I was asked to name my new show. Come along. Age guidance 14+


General information Group Bookings We cater for groups and schools and can occasionally offer great discounts. Please contact our Box Office for more information on 01248 38 28 28. All bookings are subject to our standard terms and conditions. Please visit our website for more information https://www. Postal Charges ÂŁ1 mailing charge is applied 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 from the box office or printed at home.


Families Where a family ticket price is denoted, the offer is available to a group of four. A minimum of one member of the group must be under 18. Concessions Wherever concessions are denoted for Pontio events, the following categories are included in that definition, unless otherwise stated: students and those over 60. Children and young people include anyone under the age of 18. Children under 2 years of age go free. Hynt Access Scheme Art and culture is for everyone. If you have an impairment or a specific access requirement, often enjoying a visit to a theatre or an arts centre can be more complicated than just booking tickets and choosing what to wear.

Hynt is a national scheme that works with theatres and arts centres across Wales to make things clear and consistent. Pontio is a part of the Hynt scheme as we believe it offers our customers the very best practice in fair ticketing policy and accessibility. Hynt is a Membership Card Hynt is a resource Hynt cardholders are entitled to a ticket free of charge for a personal assistant or carer at Pontio and all the theatres and arts centres participating in the scheme. Visit or www.hynt. cymru to find a range of information and guidance about the scheme.

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