EXCITING talent will be showcased at Pontio as the Bangor centre launches its May-August programme.

Pontio welcome's Shakespeare’s Globe, the actress Carys Eleri, her award-winning show Lovecraft. Musicians include Lleuwen, Georgia Ruth, Gareth Bonello and Rhys Meirion, Ballet Cymru, Welsh National Opera, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, the comedian Seann Walsh and Ethiopian company Circus Abyssinia.

It also give a platform to concerts by local dance schools, Friars School and their musical ‘Legally Blonde’, the fifth birthday of the 'Sistema Cymru- Codi’r To' project, and a concert by Gwynedd and Anglesey Music in Schools. There will also be ‘Street Voices’, a project between Friars School pupils and the service users at St Mary’s homelessness hostel run through Pontio’s youth participation programme BLAS, a play based on true life. A Film, Cake and Song afternoon with WNO’s Come and Sing team will combine a classic film with singing in the bar, and the ‘Sing for Sanctuary’ concert is by Bangor Community Choir and North Wales Rugby Choir to support refugees. There is fun for children with Arad Goch's Rala Rwdins theatre show, a sensory experience through ‘In-visible Light’ and Family Fun Day with interactive activities to celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8.

The comedy nights continue and the cinema will show films seven days a week and NT Live, Royal Opera House Live and Glyndebourne satellite screenings. The Bangor Dance societies’ annual Summer Showcase is on, and two end of year events feature Bangor University Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at Prichard-Jones Hall. Two Synthesis projects, to bring arts and science together is on Saturday, June 22. Witness perform new work and Y Brain/Kargalar, is a bi-lingual play by Be Aware in Welsh and Turkish with English language accessibility. See programme: https://issuu.com/pontio/docs/pontio_may_august_programme_english

Tickets from www.pontio.co.uk or 01248 38 28 28 or call in.