Students from Coleg Menai surprised shoppers on Bangor High Street on Monday (28 May) with impromptu theatrical and musical performances.
As the city welcomed the Olympic Flame, 40 of the college’s Performing Arts students starred in flashmob dance routines, pantomimes, belly-dancing and site specific theatrical performances.
Student Khethi Nuube, 17 years old from Llangefni, said: “We decided to entertain Bangor with flashmob routines, which is where a group of people unexpectedly come together in a public place to entertain others. The shoppers were certainly surprised but they all seemed to enjoy it.”
Lisa Jones, Performing Arts course leader said: “Although the performances might seem out of the blue, the students have put in hours and hours of work into preparing and practicing. I’m delighted with how professional and entertaining their performances have been.”
The students also took over two empty shops in the Deiniol Centre.
Performing Arts student Manon Wyn, 17 years old from Penrhyndeudraeth, said: “In one unit we had a site specific performance called Pet Shop which was an interactive theatre show, and in another we had our Games Development course showcasing computer games designed by the students.”
One surprised shopper was Margaret Lewis, 56 years old from Llangefni: “We were just going about our usual shopping when all of a sudden these youngsters started singing and dancing, it certainly made my weekly shop a bit more entertaining.”
Students from Coleg Menai surprised shoppers on Bangor High Street on Monday....