A CIRCUS procession featuring colourful banners by Bangor school children, stiltworkers and music will brighten up the city next week.

Pontio launches its annual Circus Feast event with a parade at 1pm, on Thursday, July 18.

Children from Y Faenol, Glancegin, Glanadda and Hirael schools helped create colourful artwork and banners for the procession, on the theme of ‘The World at our Feet.’

The work was inspired by Pontio's Circus Feast event headline act Circus Abyssinia, and its show ‘Ethiopian Dreams.’

The pupils worked with artist Nerys Jones creating screenprints using stencils from tradition Ethiopian and Welsh ‘brethyn’ patterns.

They also learned samba moves with dancer Angharad Harrop and heard about African cultures from members of Gwynedd Africa.

As well as the four local schools taking part, Band Jazz Tryfan will provide a lively sound and the stiltwalkers will be dressed as quarrymen.

The procession starts at 1pm, from Pontio, crosses the road, goes through the Glanrafon Car Park, passes Bangor Cathedral, down the High Street to the Clock, and then down the hill and through the Cathedral gardens passing Storiel and back to Pontio.

Pontio's Circus Feast, is on from July, 18-27. Tickets and more information is from www.pontio.co.uk