Author: The Bangor Aye

Guided tours of Bangor University’s Art and Ceramic Collections

Guided tours of Bangor University’s Art and Ceramic Collections will be held in October and November. The tours are free and open to the public.     The aim is to raise awareness of these important collections, with highlights including a mural by Edward Povey in Powis Hall, art and ceramics in the University’s Council Chamber Corridor and a chance to see and learn about works of arts by other renowned artists such as Kyffin Williams, Brenda Chamberlain, Peter Prendergast and Frederick William Hayes. The guided tours are part of a joint venture between Gwynedd Council and Bangor University...

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#IPledge2Talk about male suicide, says Eluned Morgan – will you too?

Eluned Morgan AM will visit Bangor this evening to promote the #IPledge2Talk Campaign – about male suicide   Each year, more than 300 people die by suicide in Wales. In 2017, 278 of the 360 lives lost were male. It’s a shocking statistic which has prompted Eluned Morgan to champion a new approach to encouraging men, especially in rural Wales to seek support. Working with mental health charities across Wales, Eluned is focussing on building community resilience to end the stigma of poor mental health. Data shows that men are less likely than women to seek help or to...

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Bangor University students reach the summit of Kilimanjaro in aid of Mind

After a year of bonding and training, a group of 32 Bangor University students reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro together just after sunrise on the 9th September. This arduous trek up Africa’s highest peak at 5,895 metres above sea level was in aid of the mental health charity Mind, and the team have so far raised nearly £100,000. Students leading the challenge were Tom Savory, from the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences and James Grimont from Bangor Business School; along with delegate leaders Lydia Graham and Jacob Shaw who are studying Sports Science with Outdoor Activities...

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Gwynedd Residential Homes and DementiaGo hold sports week

Gwynedd Council Residential Homes along with DementiaGo held a sports week recently.     Teams including staff and residents from Arfon, including Plas Hedd in Bangor, Dwyfor and Meirionnydd, who participated in a number of events such as Boccia, skittles and walking. The highlight of the week was the ‘mabolgampau’ event where the homes met in various leisure centres in order to compete against each other. Five challenges were set including Boccia, kicking at goal, Triathlon – going from sitting to standing, lifting their heel, bicep curls, a parachute game and a cheerleading competition. Emma Quaeck, Manager of the...

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Police make more arrests in anti-social behaviour clampdown

North Wales Police have continued their pursuit of anti-social behaviour in the local community, following a number of successful arrests yesterday.   Officers executed four search warrants this morning, Wednesday 9 October, including two in Bangor, one in Menai Bridge and another in Llangefni. One man was arrested for breach of a restraining order, another for a recall to prison, whilst a woman has been arrested for possession of drugs. Police said they were again working with colleagues from local housing associations, the North West Regional Crime Unit and British Transport Police. A police statement said: “We are conducting...

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