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Christmas Truce Pontio

Pontio s project BLAS will mark a 100 years since the Christmas Truce on 18 December with a unique performance at Bangor City Football Club.

Children from the BLAS performing arts project will commemorate this moving historical event together with members of Bangor City Academy s under 13 and under 14 teams.

On Christmas Eve 1914, at the fields of Ypres, the guns fell silent. Soldiers from both sides of the trenches came together through song and to play a game of football in No Man s Land.

World War One s Christmas Truce has gone down in history as a moment of true comradeship and the symbol of the everlasting yearning for peace , says Blas project co-ordinator Mared Elliw Huws. No Man s Land was filled with joy, laughter, the sharing of food, pictures and stories of home - but most famously a friendly game of football.

Everyone is welcome to watch this special moment of history come to life as the under 13s and 14s from Bangor City Academy play a friendly football match in aid of charity. Bangor City Football Club general manager, Gwynfor Jones said,Bangor City Football Club are honoured to be able to host this event and I am sure that the children who will be playing in the game will remember their part for many years; we hope the people of Bangor and the surrounding areas will join us in supporting Pontio in celebrating this momentous occasion in history.

Dawel Nos / Silent Night

5 /3 concessions

Thursday 18 December, 7pm

The Bookpeople Stadium, Bangor City Football Club

Box office: www.pontio.co.uk / 01248 382828 / High Street Shop