Saturday 30/07/2022

This project, between Clwb Ifor Bach and the National Eisteddfod, encourages girls to compose and perform. Recently, two residential courses were arranged at Glan-llyn Isa' with Urdd Gobaith Cymru which led to several young musicians setting up their own bands or performing as individuals. 

Monday 1/08/2022

Join TV & Radio presenter, Beti George who will discuss her book Datod (Lolfa) sharing her personal experience of on dementia and Singer & member of Welsh Independant Churches, Sian Meinir who will share their work to increase understanding and support for people who are affected by dementia in Wales.

Chaired by Catrin Hedd Jones, Lecturer in Dementia Studies at Bangor University.

A chance to view and ask questions of their award winning film, The Welshman is the  story of an impassioned young man who, frustrated by the impending building of a reservoir to serve the industry of Merseyside, finally decides to take action when the construction threatens the loss of a small mountain community.

Author & playwright, Philosophy & Religion lecturer, Dr Gareth Evans-Jones invites you to explore Wales through pictures and literature.  
Dr Evans-Jones shares his latest publication Circling Wales  (Y Lolfa, 2022), a volume of short stories responding to walks along the coast of Wales and Offa's Dyke.
Join him to reflect on the health & wellbeing opportunities that Wales provides through its glorious countryside.

Tuesday 2/08/2022

The School of Educational Sciences Podcast Series – About Children discusses different aspects of children and young people’s lives in 2022.

Join us as part of the audience and Q&A session in this live recording of the final podcast of the series.

Dr Gwenllian Lansdown Davies, Chief Executive, Mudiad Meithrin.
Carys Edwards, Former Head of Drama, Creative Director and Producer
Elen ap Robert, Former Creative Director of Galeri and Pontio, Music Therapist and member of Arts Council for Wales.
Dr Mair Edwards, Clinical Psychologist
Chair: Dr Nia Young, Lecturer, School of Education Sciences, Bangor University.

The Child Bilingualism Laboratory investigates bilingual children's thinking skills and language development.

Come and hear about our ground breaking research – and get involved in tasks and experiments!




Wednesday 03/07/2022

A conversation and group activity reflecting on the opportunities and challenges facing creative practitioners in Wales today.


Manon Awst, artist and Pontio’s public spaces coordinator
Rebecca Hardy-Griffiths, artist and curator of Y Lle Celf 2022
Owen Griffiths, social practice artist working with communities 
Dylan Huw, writer and curator 

A literary quiz between the Welsh Departments of Bangor and Aberystwyth Universities.
Quizmaster: The Poet Rhys Iorwerth.

Launch of Essays on Powys Literature and History by Enid Pierce Roberts (Y Bwthyn Press) with Professor Gruffydd Aled Williams.
Celebrating the publication of a collection of essays by a former lecturer in the Department of Welsh.

The Bangor Alumni Reunion is back, and there's a lot to catch up on.  Hear about University developments over the last 2 years, meet up with your fellow alumni for light refreshments.  

Introduced by Bangor University's Vice Chancellor, Iwan Davies and UMCB President Celt John.
Followed by a performance by Aelwyd JMJ 

Thursday 04/08/2022

Join Philosophy & Religion lecturer, Dr Gareth Evans-Jones and Dr Joshua Andrews, lecturer in Ethics and Religion, who will be sharing their research and opening a discussion on Wales’s multi-religions and how multicultural we really are in 2022.

Gwilym Owen, Senior Lecturer from the School of History, Law and Social Sciences discusses the ways in which we see Henry VIII's influences on the marriage patterns of a north Wales aristocrat. Accompanied by fellow lecturers Tasha Roberts and Lois Nash.

The talk will be kicked off by a complimentary 15 minute performance by Gwyn Owen, trumpeter with the Llareggyb Brass Band – who also happens to be Gwilym’s son!

Join the panel as they discuss the opportunities and obstacles within rural Wales for creativity and innovation.
Pryderi Ap Rhisiart, Director of M-SParc chairs whats promising to be an interesting debate.


Huw Watkins  - Chief Executive, Bic Innovations
Andrew Edwards - Pro Vice-Chancellor for Welsh Medium & Civic Mission, Bangor University
Ieuan Wyn Jones - Chairman, M-Sparc
Dr Edward Jones - Bangor Business School
Nia Roberts - Director, M-SParc

Join us as we celebrate 100 Years of Music at Bangor University. An afternoon of music discussion, entertainment and celebratory performances from some of our famous graduates.

We’re excited to be joined by Bangor University graduate Gwenan Gibbard is a harpist and singer standing at the forefront of the Welsh traditional music scene, performing at many famous festivals at home and internationally. A winner of numerous National Eisteddfod competitions, Gwenan's innovative approach to Cerdd Dant has been heard in concerts and festivals worldwide. Alongside her solo work, Gwenan has just released a new album as a member of the Welsh folk supergroup, 'Pedair'.

A discussion with renowned tutor, musician and Honorary Fellow, Menai Williams
Bangor alumna and honorary fellow, Menai Williams is one of Wales’s foremost music adjudicators, tutors and composers who has been a harpist and adjudicator at the Eisteddfod Genedlaethol for over 40 years.

Alumni, current students and all…join us to mark this very special occasion with a celebratory cake and refreshments!

A chaired discussion of the Welsh Government's New Music Service, and music both within and outside the new school curriculum.

Mari Pritchard Co-ordinator of the Wales National Music Service
Aled Maddock, Music Department Lead/Assistant Head Teacher, Ysgol Gymraeg Ystalyfera Bro Dur, Meinir Llwyd Roberts, Director of the William Mathias Music Centre

A unique opportunity to hear an acoustic set by Osian, Candelas' versatile singer and guitarist, and a former student from Bangor University who has already made a huge contribution to popular music in Wales.

Friday 05/08/2022

An invitation for calm and to take a break with Gwenan Roberts, a teacher of mindfulness and a graduate with an MA from the Research and Practice Center for Mindfulness, Bangor University. Join in a guided meditation, after which Gwenan will invite you to take a pause and will share some short poetry to compliment the session.  
Gwenan is an experienced Mindfulness teacher, and has run courses for organisations such as the Police & Welsh Government, and parents and carers of children and young people with additional educational needs. 

A panel discussion with the familiar faces of the Welsh stage who have moved to teaching.
Hear about their experiences during the PGCE year and how being in front of children and young people compares to being on stage in front of an audience.

With John Ieuan Jones -  Opera singer
Marged Rhys from the band Plu
Gwen Elin - Singer
Lora Lewis - Performer

Thinking of becoming a student at Bangor University? Well, come and celebrate the 
Eisteddfod with us at our Prosecco Afternoon! 
A chance to chat and hear from current UMCB (Bangor Students' Union) 
students over a glass of prosecco.

Including a performance by the fabulous Llareggub Brass Band... see you there!

Saturday 6/08/2022

Bangor University’s Arts and Culture Centre, together with our arts outreach and participatory programme, BLAS, bring Café Babi’s to the Eisteddfod.  
Join Siwan Llynor & Angharad Harrop in what promises to be an artistic, creative and fun session suitable for babies up to 24 months.

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