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National Theatre Wales
11-15 April 2016

Made in Bangor

National Theatre Wales Residency

Whether you’re curious to know more about National Theatre Wales, or want to develop your own creative skills, this week of activities will be right up your street.

National Theatre Wales is setting up home in Pontio for a week-long residency to celebrate Bangor’s talent. They will work with local artists, residents, and students to develop and provide a creative platform for artists, musicians, poets, actors, performers and enthusiasts from across the city.

The week’s festivities will culminate in a FREE Performance Party on Friday 15 April at 8pm.

Join NTW as they showcase some of the work created during the course of the week along with plenty of great food and drink, discussion, live music and DJs.                

Join in... 

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Have a drink with us

Introduction to NTW and Networking drinks
Foyer Space
Wednesday 13 April, 5.30 - 6.30pm

Short presentation offered by NTW staff member/s as an introduction to the artistic community.

Open invitation for everyone to engage with National Theatre Wales and have a drink with us.


This event is followed by a panel discussion, scroll down for more information...

Artists in conversation

Artists in conversation
Wednesday 13 April, 6.30pm - 8pm, 
The Studio Theatre, Pontio

A panel discussion comparing and contrasting views on the theme:

Heritage, Ambition and Identity - Creative Friends or Foes?

Each artist will provide 5 minute presentation in response to the topic, before a chaired panel discussion and open Q&A.

Hetain Patel

Eddie Ladd


A networking event precedes this panel discussion, scroll up for more information...


R&D Sharing

Digging Down II

Lindsey Colbourne and Marged Pendrell invite you to join us in an exploration of a new type of museum. We intend to abandon the traditional model of collection and display, and replace it with a more interactive exhibition of things found by the public.  We will create ‘participatory collections’ of objects allowing for exchange and handling, rather than the traditional ‘behind glass’ displays.

This project builds on Digging Down I, a project funded by WalesLab that Lindsey has been developing over the last 18 months, based on finds from her garden in Nantperis, and inspiration from Marged’s twenty years of working with collections and installations.

The museum will offer:

  • A 3-suitcase starter collection , from pebbles and sticks to fragments of pottery,
    lost shoes, discarded bedsteads and bit of old letters
  • An opportunity for you to bring along fragments or objects that you have found,
    to add them to the museum (temporarily, or permanently). You can try your hand
    at curating and making collections and displays in any way you like.
  • An invitation to respond to the fragments and objects on display
    – writing, song, dance, sculpture, soundscapes, drawings…
     in any medium you choose.
  • A café with free panad and cake.

Bring your fragments, objects, collections, creative ideas …. or just come and see us:

Room 1, Storiel, 2 – 5pm, Tuesday 12th April and  11 – 5pm Thursday 14th April

Pontio, a mini pop up museum throughout the day, Wednesday 13th April

You are also invited to our evening event to see the results and discuss ideas for what next,
together with the ‘dispersal’ of the museum at 7pm, Thursday 14th April (please email to book a place) 

Performance Party

Friday 15 April 20:00
The Studio Theatre, Pontio

A packed but informal evening of performance, conversation, poetry, drink, live music plus a DJ, all in celebration of Bangor’s creative talent.

There’ll be performances by singer-songwriter Casi Wyn, poet Martin Daws, band Fleur de Lys and several other local artists, mixed with conversations on three themes: Your Bangor, Your Pontio and Your National Theatre.
Pop in for an hour or the whole evening. Watch the performances, stay for a chat or keep us company until closing time - we’d love to see you.
The Performance Party is free to attend, but ticketed. Please book your ticket by clicking on BOOK ONLINE below.