Movie club could bring summer film fun to MaesG


Geraint Jones

A POPULAR Bangor movie club could soon be expanded to Maesgeirchen.

Bangor councillor Nigel Pickavance is in talks with Pontio to bring the Saturday Popcorn Club to the estate.

Cllr Pickavance said: “It’s fantastic really, and we’ve got to praise Pontio for taking the initiative.

“They wanted to bring the club out to the community, and asked me if there were any suitable venues, and when an opportunities like this you can’t turn your nose at them.”

Although a location has not been finalised, cllr Pickavance said Maesgeirchen Social Club was the favoured venue.

The club has offered crafts and film sessions for youngsters during the school holidays for two years, and is held at John Phillips Hall.

He added: “This is fantastic for the children, because it’s educational with arts and crafts as part of the day, gives them something to do and keeps them off the streets.”

A spokesman confirmed Pontio hoped to bring the club to Maesgeirchen this summer, and was in discussions about a suitable site.

The spokesman added: “We at Pontio believe that everyone has a right to experience the arts - and at the heart of our communities.

“This is part of a wider project to develop new audiences and deliver new artistic opportunities for all, and especially for families."

The news comes as Pontio prepares to announce the winner of the competition to name Bangor's £44 million arts and innovation centre on March 1. 

Pontio will also open a unit on Bangor High Street on the same day to promote its work and the new centre.


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