Bangor University plans action-packed week for their stand at the Urdd Eisteddfod

Mr Urdd will be in the dock during a mock trial at Bangor University’s stand at the Urdd Eisteddfod on Friday. The ‘trial’ will be staged by staff and students from the University’s School of Law, when the Urdd mascot Mr Urdd will play the part of the accused.

There are also beatboxing workshops and hands-on science events among the range of activities and workshops aimed at children and young people to be hosted on the University stand throughout the week.

The week gets underway with Science Fun Days from Monday to Wednesday, where the hands-on activities for youngsters will include sea life exhibits from the School of Ocean Sciences and a slime workshop run by the School of Chemistry. Alongside this staff and students from the School of Education will be hosting painting, story-telling and singing sessions for young children.

On Wednesday, the School of History & Welsh History will be interviewing Eisteddfod visitors, offering them the chance to share their experiences and opinions about Wales, while on Thursday Bangor’s School of Music will hold a series of workshops and performances. One of the highlights will be the beatboxing workshop with rapper, DJ and beatboxer Ed Holden at 10am. This will be followed by a drumming workshop, a music-themed quiz and entertainment by Bangor students.

On Friday, there’ll be a media workshop hosted by the School of Creative Studies and Media where visitors can try their hand at presenting, filming or editing. Then there’s more music at 3pm on Friday, when Gwibdaith Hen Fran will be providing the entertainment.

Education Minister, Leighton Andrews is expected to drop in to the stand on Friday to download the Termiadur as an ‘app’. Anyone can call in to collect the ‘app’  developed by Canolfan Bedwyr’s Language Technology Unit for their phone at 1.00 on Friday. Also at 10.00 the School of Social Sciences will be asking whether you text in formal or informal Welsh.

Alongside the activities, University staff will also be on hand throughout the week to provide information and answer questions about studying at Bangor University.    

 Welsh Book of the Year shortlisted poet and University lecturer, Gerwyn Wiliams is performing his poetry live at the Palas Print stand on the Maes between 3.00-3.3- on  Wednesday afternoon, as one of the poets shortlisted for the poetry Book of the Year .

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Publication date: 1 June 2012