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Celeb Honoured During Bangor Uni Graduation Week

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Celeb Honoured During Bangor Uni Graduation Week

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Gruff Rhys of ‘Super Furry Animals’ awarded Bangor University Honours during Graduation Week

Rock musician and Super Furry Animals member, Gruff Rhys from Bethesda, Gwynedd, Wales received a Honorary Fellowship at Bangor University on Wednesday 15 July. He is among a number of talented individuals, who have connections with the University of Wales, who will be receiving Honorary Fellowships during the University’s annual graduation ceremonies.

Gruff Rhys will be fitting in the Bangor University degree ceremony between playing at festivals, from Glastonbury to Japan, with the Super Furry Animals. He has recently completed a successful tour with the Super Furry Animals. In the last few years, he has been working on a number of solo projects including most recently, writing the film score for Set fire to the Stars, a film about the last days of Dylan Thomas, and American Interior a tour, film, mobile app and book in which Gruff Rhys goes on a personal journey to follow the footsteps of Welshman John Evans, who explored and mapped the Missouri river while searching of a mythical tribe of Welsh-speaking Indians. His electro-pop collaboration, Neon Neon were nominated for a Nationwide Mercury Prize for the Stainless Style album in 2008. The Honorary Fellowships are awarded to recognise outstanding contribution in an individual’s particular field. They are presented during a number of the University’s Degree ceremonies.

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