COMEDIANS, singers, musicians, dancers and actors provide a jam-packed programme of entertainment in Bangor during the autumn and winter months.

At Pontio, between September and December, acts include TV stand-up James Acaster and America’s Got Talent finalist Tape Face.

Only Men Aloud and Sophie Evans bring harmony to the festive period, whilst The Eric and Ern Christmas Show offers an hilarious homage to comedy legends Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise.

World music star Natacha Atlas and local band 9bach both pay visits. Carwyn Ellis brings Latin American sunshine to October with the Rio 18 project, and there are gigs by H a’r band, acclaimed folk bands Elephant Sessions, Talisk and Calan.

Choirs are celebrated with Aelwyd JMJ, Côr y Brythoniaid and Côr Seiriol at the end of September. Welsh pianist Llyr Williams, The Illuminate String Quartet, Ensemble Cymru and the Bangor University Symphony Orchestra form part of the season’s classical music programme.

In November, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales performs the New World Symphony in PJ Hall and celebrates 50 Years of Sain with a crossover concert in Theatr Bryn Terfel with Band Pres Llareggub and special guests.

Welsh language theatre sees Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s present Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle Y Cylch Sialc, with original live music by Gwenno.

Theatr Bara Caws present Lleu Llaw Gyffes by Aled Jones Williams and there’s drama with It’s A Wonderful Life by the Lighthouse Theatre and Twelfth Night by Bangor University’s drama society ROSTRA. Ballet Cymru bring its Triple Bill whilst contemporary circus company Ockham’s Razor present This Time. Guest speakers David Olusoga, David Starkey and Lucy Worsley will talk as part of Bangor University's Four Nations History Festival. Poet and singer Twm Morys interviews his mother, the author Jan Morris in Theatr Bryn Terfel in October. Not forgetting there are family, children and community events on plus the Comedy Club, films and live screenings.