Literary and Creative Activity

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Pontio is the main focal point for the arts in Bangor and the wider region. Its Bryn Terfel Theatre hosts live drama, comedy and music from touring groups; its Studio Theatre hosts smaller-scale productions and book launches; its cinema hosts live, televised productions from the National Theatre, as well as arthouse film.

Bangor English Drama Society is a student-run society which usually puts on three plays a semester, and which supports students who want to get involved in acting, directing and stagecraft.
The School of English Literature plays host to a regular series of visiting creative writers. Recently, these have included:

The School hosts Contempo, a centre for contemporary poetry, which organises a range of readings and seminars.

There are also book launches, numerous research seminars and one-off events happening throughout the academic year, in which students play an active part. Contact english@bangor.ac.uk to find out about the latest.