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Bangor is a small coastal city in North Wales, and although it does not have an abundance of attractions, it is a picturesque place offering views over the Menai Strait and also serves as a convenient base for visiting the nearby Snowdonia National Park. Bangor hosts regular classical music concerts which are mainly held in the Powis and Prichard-Jones Halls at the University of Bangor. The concerts form part of the University's concert series. Bangor University was founded in 1884. In addition Bangor cam also claim to be the home of the Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery and a new arts centre in the city is scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2014.
Bangor has also hosted the National Eisteddfod on 8 separate occasions since 1890 - most recently in 2005.
Other attractions in the city include Garth Pier which is the second longest pier in Wales and the ninth longest in the British Isles. The city has a football team, Bangor City Football Club which competes in the Welsh Premier League which they have won on three occasions - in 1994, 1995 and 2011. The club have been continuous members of the league since its inception. The football club's other honours include winning the Welsh Cup seven times.
Located in the north west of England, the city of Manchester lies within the Greater Manchester built-up area, and is the United Kingdom's second most populous urban area. The city has a buoyant cultural scene which is expressed in its theatre, opera and dance performances which perform at some of the city's largest performance venues including the Manchester Opera House, the palace Theatre and the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester's former cotton exchange. The Manchester Opera House also hosts many touring shows and West End productions. Manchester also has a number of more intimate performance spaces including the Library Theatre, which is located in the basement of the Central Library in the city centre, the Contact Theatre and Studio Salford. The 'Madchester' scene of the 1980s, from which groups including The Stone Roses, the Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets, 808 State, James and The Charlatans emerged, was based on clubs such as the famous Haçienda. Discover more about Greater Manchester and Manchester's past with guided walks or an audio tour, including ghost walks, underground or canal tours. Regular weekly tours include Discover Manchester which takes place every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday and Manchester Town Hall Tour which takes place every Tuesday.