Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre
Centre for the performing and visual arts in Anglesey, North Wales

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Community Saturday Art Club Every Saturday10-12 noon; 1.30-3.30pm
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Jacquie Myrtle leads these popular art workshops for children.


2hrs
We are able to keep this very low price thanks to sponsorship from Arts and Business and Holyhead Boatyard. £2 per session
Community Ucheldre Rep Tuesday & Thursday7.30pm
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The Ucheldre Rep meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

New members always welcome.

Click here for the Ucheldre Rep web site.

Admission free

Exhibition Exhibition:
Patchwork and Quilts WEA
Clytwaith a Chwiltiau

  
Until Tuesday 24 May


A display of patchwork and quilts made by members of the WEA classes held in the Centre which Eunice Lord has been tutoring for the past 17 years.

Arddangosiad o glytwaith a chwiltiau a wnaed gan aelodau o ddosbarthiadau WEA a gynhaliwyd yn y Ganolfan lle mae Eunice Lord wedi bod yn tiwtora dros y 17 mlynedd ddiwethaf.

You too could be in next year's Exhibition if you joined the classes in the coming Autumn.  Come and see the fine work that can be produced after even a short time.


All welcome - Exhibitions run until Tuesday 24 May

Croeso i bawb - Arddangosfeydd yn rhedig tan dydd Mawrth 24 Mai

6 Weeks
Free Admission/Mynediad am Ddim All Welcome/Croeso i bawb

Exhibition Exhibition:
Stitch Which Eunice Lord
Until Tuesday 24 May
Exhibition:    Stitch Which      Eunice Lord

Eunice Lord has spent a lifetime working with textiles and her second Ucheldre exhibition focuses on some exciting and colourful examples of her wide range of projects.  Needle, thread, fabric, and technique come together to produce an extensive seection of artistic creations showing what can be achieved.  Maybe the exhibition should be entitled Which Stitch as it demonstrates her sewing skills in a variety of subjects, and shows how her ideas and applications are interpreted by knowing which stitch is appropriate to produce that special effect.

Mae Eunice Lord wedi treulio oes o weithio gyda thecstilau ac mae ei hail arddangosfa yn Ucheldre yn canolbwyntio ar rai enghreifftiau cyffrous a lliwgar o’i hamrywiaeth helaeth o brosiectau. Mae nodwydd, edau, deunydd a thechneg yn dod ynghyd i gynhyrchu detholiad helaeth o greadigaethau artistig sy’n dangos yr hyn y gellir ei gyflawni. Efallai y dylai’r Arddangosfa gael ei galw’n Which Stitch gan ei bod yn dangos ei sgiliau gwnïo mewn amrywiaeth o destunau, ac yn dangos sut y caiff ei syniadau a’i gwaith eu dehongli trwy wybod pa bwyth sy’n addas i greu effaith arbennig.

 

All welcome - Exhibitions run until Tuesday 24 May

Croeso i bawb - Arddangosfeydd yn rhedig tan dydd Mawrth 24 Mai

6 Weeks
Free Admission/Mynediad am Ddim All Welcome/Croeso i bawb
Film Eddie the Eagle   PG   
Friday 22 April  5.30pm
Eddie the Eagle

Delightful, warm-hearted comedy based on the true story of Eddie Edwards, a plumber from Cheltenham, who fulfilled his dream, against all odds and an unlikely starting point, to make it to the 1988 Winter Olympics, as Great Britain’s first-ever Olympic ski jumper.

Directed by Dexter Fletcher, and starring Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Mark Benton, Keith Allen, Jo Hartley, Daniel Ings, and Tim McInnerny.

1hr 46
£3 (£2 children/plant)
Film Eddie the Eagle   PG   
Friday 22 April  8pm
Eddie the Eagle

Delightful, warm-hearted comedy based on the true story of Eddie Edwards, a plumber from Cheltenham, who fulfilled his dream, against all odds and an unlikely starting point, to make it to the 1988 Winter Olympics, as Great Britain’s first-ever Olympic ski jumper.

Directed by Dexter Fletcher, and starring Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Mark Benton, Keith Allen, Jo Hartley, Daniel Ings, and Tim McInnerny.

1hr 46
£4 (£3.25 students & concessions / gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr)

 

Music Iwan Llewelyn-Jones
Piano Concert
Saturday 23 April7.30pm


Iwan Llewelyn-Jones features

Brahms, Schubert, Beethoven, Chopin  and  Fauré

Third concert in his new series

Iwan Llewelyn-Jones returns to Ucheldre with the third concert in a series of 4 recitals that explores the exquisite Nocturnes, Intermezzi and Ballades of Chopin and Fauré. 


Programme consists of:

Schubert: Impromptus

Beethoven ‘Moonlight’ Sonata

Three Welsh song transcriptions

Fauré Nocturnes

Chopin Barcarolle, Ballade 3 and Nocturne.

Not to be missed!










Fauré

                                                                                              


Next Concert:
Saturday/Sadwrn  25 June/Mehefin 2016 7.30pm

1 hour 50
*£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Film Eddie the Eagle   PG   
Sunday 24 April  3.30pm
Eddie the Eagle



Delightful, warm-hearted comedy based on the true story of Eddie Edwards, a plumber from Cheltenham, who fulfilled his dream, against all odds and an unlikely starting point, to make it to the 1988 Winter Olympics, as Great Britain’s first-ever Olympic ski jumper.

Directed by Dexter Fletcher, and starring Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Mark Benton, Keith Allen, Jo Hartley, Daniel Ings, and Tim McInnerny.

1hr 46
£3 (£2 children/plant)

Opera ROH Live: Lucia Di Lammermoor (Donizetti)           (15)


Monday 25 April 7.15pm
Royal Opera House Live:  Lucia Di Lammermoor  by Donizetti        (15)

Lucia di Lammermoor tells the story of an ongoing feud between two families in 17th-century Scotland that has terrible consequences for two young lovers.

It contains what is undoubtedly one of opera’s most poignant and gripping mad scenes, and is regarded as one of Donizetti’s finest works.

The opera has not been seen at the Royal Opera House in more than a decade, so this new production by Katie Mitchell will be a particularly important and exciting event. The title role will be sung by Diana Damrau, an expert in the coloratura repertory, while American tenor Charles Castronovo takes on that of her secret lover, the reckless and passionate Edgardo.

Please note this production includes scenes featuring sex and violence and has a recommended BBFC 15 Certificate.

Conductor Daniel Oren                    Lucia  Diana Damrau

Director Katie Mitchell                    Edgardo Charles Castronovo

Enrico Ludovic Tezier

Arturo Taylor Stayton

Raimondo Kwangchul Youn

Normanno Peter Hoare

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera

2 hrs 50  with one interval
Sung in Italian with English surtitles 
       £10 , £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
Film Eddie the Eagle   PG   
Wednesday 27 April  5.30pm
Eddie the Eagle

Delightful, warm-hearted comedy based on the true story of Eddie Edwards, a plumber from Cheltenham, who fulfilled his dream, against all odds and an unlikely starting point, to make it to the 1988 Winter Olympics, as Great Britain’s first-ever Olympic ski jumper.

Directed by Dexter Fletcher, and starring Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Mark Benton, Keith Allen, Jo Hartley, Daniel Ings, and Tim McInnerny.

1hr 46
£3 (£2 children/plant)
Film Eddie the Eagle   PG   
Wednesday 27 April  8pm
Eddie the Eagle

Delightful, warm-hearted comedy based on the true story of Eddie Edwards, a plumber from Cheltenham, who fulfilled his dream, against all odds and an unlikely starting point, to make it to the 1988 Winter Olympics, as Great Britain’s first-ever Olympic ski jumper.

Directed by Dexter Fletcher, and starring Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Mark Benton, Keith Allen, Jo Hartley, Daniel Ings, and Tim McInnerny.

1hr 46
£4 (£3.25 students & concessions / gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr)
Music Connah Evans

with support
Joseph Leo and Alx Green
Friday 29 April7.30pm


Connah Evans

with support Joseph Leo and Alx Green

Connah Evans returns to Ucheldre following the release of his new single in February 2016, Wait For Me.  The upbeat singer songwriter from Anglesey is best described as indie, but with massive pop heart. Connah is essential listening for fans of James Bay, Imagine Dragons, The 1975, Two Door Cinema Club and Circa Waves.

Connah released his first ever single In The City in March 2014 and instantly caught the attention of his local BBC Introducing Wales.  After several plays on BBC Radio Wales Introducing with Adam Walton In the City was playlisted on BBC Radio Wales.  Having received rave reviews for both his live shows, and recorded work, Connah went on to record and self produce his debut EP.

Connah was recently chosen for a prestigious showcase slot at 2015 SWN Festival.  Airplay support for Connah includes Charlie Ashcroft’s Audition Show on Amazing Radio, WIZARD Radio, BBC Introducing Wales, Adam Walton and Bethan Elfyn, Nation Radio, Bro Radio, GTFM and playlisting on BBC Radio Wales .


Joseph Leo
After great success with former band, Leo’s Hide, Joseph is now stripping back to his roots with an explosive one-man show of Blues Rock.  Influenced by the likes of Peter Green, Robert Plant and Jimi Hendrix, to name a few, he has managed to put his own spin on a genre that defined a generation with nothing but an acoustic guitar and his vocal. 

Alx Green
Singer song-writer from Chester who marries skillful writing with delicate arrangement.  Alx performs with a voice capable of travelling from soft and intimate, to huge soaring dynamics.  His music is evocative of classic acoustic songwriting, but with a new, fresh voice.  Influenced by the likes of John Martyn, Ben Howard, John Mayer, and Matt Corby.
2hrs
                                                           £4 Special Youth Bands Night                                                             
Community Rhwng: The Point Between

'Whan that Aprille'

with Fiona Owen and Cynthia Morgan  


Saturday 30 April 10am-4pm


Rhwng:  Whan that Aprille

Led by Fiona Owen and Cynthia Morgan

April, as Chaucer famously said, was when people longed to go on pilgrimage.  Each Rhwng: the Point Between event takes something from the season as its starting point, so in April, as the year greens and the sap rises, we'll explore - through writing, poetry, story and myth – spring and its energies, and the quickening way of words.

No special experience or skills are necessary. Just come as you are! Please bring something to read aloud - or sing - for the final session (optional).

 A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb

Rhwng:  Exploring poetry, ecology, music, religions, culture, art and philosophy.


6 hrs
               £15 , £10 concessions/gostyngiadau 
Opera Met Opera Live:  Elektra (Strauss)


Saturday 30 April 5.55pm


MET Opera Live:    Strauss' opera Elektra

The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met.

But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme—unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner—who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance for the murder of her father, Agamemnon. 

Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra’s fearsome mother, Klytämnestra.  Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass-baritone Eric Owens are Elektra’s troubled siblings. Chéreau’s musical collaborator Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Strauss’s mighty take on Greek myth.


2 hrs 10 with one interval
Sung in German with English surtitles                 £10 , £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
Film Eddie the Eagle   PG   
Sunday 1 May  3.30pm
Eddie the Eagle




Delightful, warm-hearted comedy based on the true story of Eddie Edwards, a plumber from Cheltenham, who fulfilled his dream, against all odds and an unlikely starting point, to make it to the 1988 Winter Olympics, as Great Britain’s first-ever Olympic ski jumper.

Directed by Dexter Fletcher, and starring Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Mark Benton, Keith Allen, Jo Hartley, Daniel Ings, and Tim McInnerny.

1hr 35
£3 (£2 children/plant)

Opera  Bangor University Opera
presents
Dido and Aeneas

Monday 2 May7.30pm

 Bangor University Opera presents Purcell's one act opera

DIDO and AENEAS

Ucheldre is delighted that Bangor University Opera, directed by Marian Bryfdir, will be performing Henry Purcell's delightful opera, Dido and Aeneas, in a semi-staged version. 

It will be conducted by Chris Collinswith, with soloists, Chamber Choir (Director Guto Pryderi Puw) and  the Early Music Ensemble from Bangor University.

An ideal opportunity to see a rarely performed opera in Ucheldre's intimate acoustic setting which is perfect for the period of the music and musical forces deployed.

The opera contains some beautiful music including the Dido's devine lament " When I am laid in earth".

A good opera for newcomers and experienced opera goers.

 

The Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for food and refreshments from 5.30pm onwards

1hr no interval
£8 , £7concessions/gostyngiadau, students/myfyrwyr, £3 children/plant
Music Ensemble Cymru:

Music for Harp, String Quartet, Flute and Clarinet

Cerddoriaeth i Delyn, Pedwarawd Llinynnau, Ffliwt a Chlarinét

Thursday 5 May3pm





Ensemble Cymru: 

Music for Harp, String Quartet, Flute and Clarinet

Cerddoriaeth i Delyn, Pedwarawd Llinynnau, Ffliwt a Chlarinét

A very warm welcome to Ensemble Cymru for the last of this season's afternoon concerts.

Croeso cynnes iawn i Ensemble Cymru ar gyfer yr olaf o gyngherddau prynhawn y tymor hwn.

Today's programme features the harp, and consists of:

Rhaglen heddiw yn cynnwys y delyn, ac mae'n cynnwys:

Introduction & Allegro – Ravel       Quintet No 1 – Jean Francaix       
Septet – John Metcalf,

                                 Sonata – Debussy          
Bagatelle op. 59 – Christopher Painter

• Ravel’s piece is one of the most stunningly beautiful pieces ever written. Darn Ravel yn un o’r darnau mwyaf syfrdanol o hardd a ysgrifennwyd erioed.

• John Metcalf is a Welsh composer who writes in a very attractive melodic style.
  John Metcalf yw cyfansoddwr Cymreig sy’n ysgrifennu mewn arddull melodig deniadol iawn

• Debussy is one of the foremost French composers of the 20th century and his music is impressionistic.  Debussy yn un o gyfansoddwyr Ffrengig pennaf yr 20fed ganrif ac mae ei gerddoriaeth yn argraffiadol.


• Christopher Painter is a Welsh composer from Port Talbot who writes in a more modern style.  Mae Christopher Painter yn gyfansoddwr o Bort Talbot sy’n ysgrifennu mewn arddull mwy modern.

• Jean Francaix (‘Frans-ay’) is a 20th century French composer who wrote in a very quirky and fun style.  Jean Francaix (‘Frans-ay’) yw cyfansoddwr Ffrengig yr 20fed ganrif a ysgrifennodd mewn arddull quirky a hwyliog.


                       Clarinet – Peryn Clement-Evans      Flute – Jonathan Rimmer
    Violins – Nia Bevan, Mary Hofman        Viola – Sara Roberts
       Cello – Heather Bills      Harp – Elisa Netzer (Guest Artist Ensemble Cymru International Cultural Exchange Programme)
         

The Ucheldre Kitchen will be providing the refreshments and own made biscuits which are included in the ticket price

1hr
£9, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau
Music Jo Harman

with Special Guest The Nat Martin Band
Friday 6 May7.30pm


JO HARMAN

with Special Guest The Nat Martin Band

Ucheldre is delighted to welcome JO HARMAN on her UK tour.  Widely regarded as the most exciting blues/soul/roots artist to emerge in Europe for decades, we can’t wait to hear her in the brilliant acoustic of the Centre.

Described in The Daily Mirror as ‘the finest female soul blues singer in the UK’, Jo’s 2013 debut album Dirt On My Tongue received remarkable critical acclaim.

In the summer of 2014 she and her band received 4 nominations for the British Blues Awards, with Jo winning best singer, and being runner up best songwriter.

Currently dividing her time between Europe and North America - having recently signed a Stateside deal with SFE distributed through Universal/Caroline - recording her second studio album at the famed Sound Emporium in Nashville with noted producer Fred Mollin (whose previous clients included Barbra Streisand, Joe Cocker, Rumer, Carly Simon, and Sheryl Crow).  Last autumn she released a limited edition 'intimate' EP of piano and string quartet, called Found A Place, (produced by four times Grammy nominated James McMillan), which one BBC producer named 'as the single most moving record of the year'.

Live, her soul fuelled show ranges from hard driven rock to intimate, heart warming ballads featuring not only her own emotive songwriting but also her personal take on well known standards.

More info Jo Harman Website

and listen


Jo will also have Special Guest support from The Nat Martin Band led and fronted by British born guitarist Nat Martin.  Nat has much experience playing in the UK and Europe, and is Jo’s guitarist of choice, most recently headlining the Blues Fest at the 02 Brooklyn Bowl in London alongside The Tedeschi Trucks Band and The Dave Matthews Band.

The Nat Martin Band first came onto the scene in 2011 with their unique blend of blues and funk influences and their debut album Don’t Lose Your Cool gained many encouraging reviews, most notably from BBC Radio 2 presenter Paul Jones: ‘You get a lot of people saying, “Oh yes, we’re pushing the boundaries, we’re extending the envelope of the blues” and all that sort of thing. I would say The Nat Martin Band are definitely doing that without necessarily claiming too much of it…… The Nat Martin Band blew me away.’

The band are set to release their new EP Time is a Healer - a live in the studio recording and will be playing material from this new record, plus music from their debut album.

  

 

The Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for some blues cocktails and bites from 5.30pm onwards

2hrs
*£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Sound Affairs presents

The Tempest

Saturday 7 May7.30pm


To mark the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016, this new adaptation of The Tempest  by Sound Affairs is for voices, period instruments and magic lantern.

Featuring British music from the baroque period alongside works by contemporary composers, the performance also explores the play’s themes of magic and theatrical illusion through music, visual art and magic lantern.

With music by Henry Purcell, Matthew Locke, Thomas Linley, Michael Nyman and Charlie Barber, the performance concentrates on atmosphere, rather than narrative although Ariel’s songs will be featured.

Musicians include countertenor Matthew Venner (Orlando Consort), violists Sam Stadlen (Fretwork) and Ibi Aziz (Rose Consort of Viols) and harpsichordist Jane Chapman performing with an ensemble also featuring baroque oboe, sackbut and violone.

 

The Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for some Island treats and refreshments  from 5.30pm onwards

1 hr no interval
*£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Opera

Swansea City Opera presents

La Bohéme

Saturday 14 May7.30pm


Swansea City Opera La Bohéme

Ucheldre has been pleased to stage Swansea City Opera (SCO) productions for the past decade or so, and we have never been disappointed with any of their operas.  As the hosts introducing the likes of ROH, The Met, and ENO live satellite broadcasts always stress, support your local opera company as one cannot beat a real live on stage opera production.  SCO’s fully cast and costumed productions with live band always sound fantastic in the superb, yet intimate acoustic of the Ucheldre.

SCO’s latest production is Puccini’s ever popular La Bohéme.  It’s Christmas Eve in Paris where a young poet, an artist, and a philosopher are celebrating in their flat.  Then comes a knock at the door, a lost key and an accidental touch of cold hands in the dark, and so begins one of the greatest romances of all opera. From the irrepressible joy of their burgeoning love affair through to the unbearable heartbreak at their separation by death, only the stoniest of hearts could fail to be moved by this timeless story – whether you’re watching for the first or the 31st time.

Sung in English, this production is set in war torn 1940’s Paris, just after the end of the war and the German occupation. With lovely vintage costumes designed by Gabriella Ingram it will be performed by some of the finest singers and orchestral players in the country.

5pm onwards     Ucheldre Kitchen open for pre-opera refreshments and meals.

6.30pm  A pre-performance talk about the opera and production, by the SCO’s Artistic Director, Brendan Wheatley

7.30pm La Bohéme


2 hrs 15 one interval

Ideal starter opera Sung in Opera

*£18, £16 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Drama NT Live Encore:
A View from the Bridge 



Sunday 15 May 3.30pm

A View from the Bridge     (12A)

Following its smash-hit original broadcast, the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge returns to Ucheldre.

This stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece won a trio of 2014 Olivier Awards including Best Revival, Best Actor for Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) and Best Director for Ivo van Hove.

The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. 

In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom.  But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price.  Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.


2 hrs 30 with no interval
             £10 , £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
Dance ROH Ballet Live:  Frankenstein



Wednesday 18 May 7.15pm

ROH Ballet Live: Frankenstein  (12)



Royal Ballet Artist in Residence, Liam Scarlett, has chosen Mary Shelley’s gothic classic Frankenstein as the basis for his first full-length narrative ballet for the Covent Garden Main Stage.

A story of betrayal, curiosity, life, death and, above all, love, it inspires Scarlett to explore the very depths of human nature and our need to find acceptance and a place in the world.  For this exciting new ballet Scarlett returns to the music of Lowell Liebermann, from whom he has commissioned a brand new score.

Watch Video

Victor Frankenstein is sent away to university, away from his family and his closest friend Elizabeth. Just before he leaves, his mother dies in childbirth.  Distraught, Victor throws himself into his studies, learning obsessively all that he can from his Professor.  Fuelled by his experiments and in a desperate hope to find a way to bring his mother back, Victor works furiously, and eventually succeeds in giving life to non-living matter – but, horrified at what he has done, Victor abandons his Creation. 

Not suitable for those aged under 12 years

Choreography Liam Scarlett  Music Lowell Liebermann  Designer John Macfarlane

Lighting Designer David Finn  Projection Designer Finn Ross

Conductor Koen Kessels  Elizabeth Laura Morera Victor Federico Bonelli

The Creature Steven McRae Concert Master Sergey Levitin

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


Liam Scarlett

A ballet in 3 Acts Timings TBC
£10 , £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant  Liam Scarlett
Music Casey Jones and Friends




Friday 20 May 7pm
Casey Jones and Friends with Guests

Another fundraising evening.  Further details shortly.

2 hrs  with an  interval
            Tickets 
Music Huw Warren
Piano Concert No 3
Saturday 21 May7.30pm

Huw Warren:

The Art of Improvisation 3: The Great American Songbook

We are delighted to welcome back the Welsh pianist and composer Huw Warren for the last concert in his series of 3.  Tonight's concert features material from the 1920s-50s commonly known as Standards.  Songs by writers such as Cole Porter, Gershwin, Jerome Kern and Rogers and Hart (often written for theatre and musical film) that have endured in popularity with listeners and musicians alike.

The Art of Improvisation is a solo concert with a difference.  Huw fuses improvisations based on diverse sources in a surprisingly approachable way.  Dazzling virtuosity, and humour, are combined with moments of deep emotion.  What makes The Art of Improvisation unique is the ease in which he draws the audience into his various musical worlds with an informative yet informal, entertaining presentation.

This is a programme that works equally well for all music lovers.

Huw has achieved an international reputation for innovative projects, and collaborations over a twenty-five year career.  Equally at home crossing the often exclusive worlds of Jazz, Classical and World music, he combines a beautiful delicate touch with a deeply lyrical musicality.

 “A European stylist of the highest order” BBC Music Magazine

www.huwwarren.co.uk

Recent solo performances have included the Back to Bach Festival at Cardiff University Concert Hall and the Great Hall at Dartington as part of the Dartington International Summer School.

Huw Warren is currently Artist in Residence at Brecon Jazz festival, a recording artist for ECM with Quercus (with June Tabor and Iain Ballamy), Jazz tutor and lecturer at RWCMD Cardiff and Head of Jazz Ensembles at Cardiff University. He will release a new solo piano recording in early 2016.

Watch and Listen

The Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for American cocktails and bites from 5.30pm onwards

1hr 45
    *£8, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Drama Ucheldre Rep presents:
Abigail's Party 



Thursday 26 May 7.30pm
Ucheldre Rep: Abigail's Party       (12A)

Also Friday and Saturday.  Details shortly.
2 hrs with one interval
             Tickets
Drama NT Live Encore:
The Audience 



Thursday 9 June 7pm
The Audience       (12A)


Winner of three Tony Awards and two Olivier Awards, National Theatre Live’s smash-hit broadcast of the original West End production of The Audience - featuring Helen Mirren’s multi-award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II - returns to cinemas in celebration of the monarch’s 90th birthday.

Written by Peter Morgan (The Queen) and directed by two-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award -nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours), these special encore screenings include an exclusive Q&A with Helen Mirren and director Stephen Daldry.

For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience.  No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses.

From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair right up to today’s meetings with the current incumbent David Cameron, the Queen advises her Prime Ministers on all matters both public and personal.  Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.

The Audience was presented in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.


3 hrs  with one interval
             £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
Opera Glyndebourne Live:
Il barbiere di Siviglia  (Rossini)



Tuesday 21 June 6.30pm

Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

Live from Glyndebourne’s 2016 Festival


Mischief and mayhem run riot in Rossini’s most popular comedy

Figaro, the renowned Barber of Seville, uses every trick he can muster to outwit Dr Bartolo and ensure his master wins his chosen bride. He meets his match in the would-be-bride Rosina who has schemes of her own.  Madcap disguises accompany twists and turns in a whirlwind plot, whilst Figaro’s cunning knows no bounds.

Directed by Annabel Arden with sparkling wit and playful energy springing directly from Rossini’s joyous music, and conducted by Enrique Mazzola, this new production heralds the welcome return of a masterpiece not seen at Glyndebourne for 34 years. International star and Glyndebourne favourite Danielle de Niese stars as Rosina.

With the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Chorus. 

3 hrs 05 with interval
Sung in Italian with English surtitles                £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau,
£3 children/plant 

 

Music Iwan Llewelyn-Jones
Piano Concert
Saturday 25 June7.30pm

 

For his final concert of this season, Iwan Llewelyn-Jones performs four masterpieces from the solo piano repertoire - Franz Schubert’s much-loved Impromptus D.935, Maurice Ravel’s elegant Noble and Sentimental Waltzes, Gabriel Fauré’s touching Theme and Variations and Johannes Brahms’s majestic Variations on a Theme of Handel.

 

Gabriel Fauré: Theme and Variations Op.73 - the power and clean-cut precision of his playing brought out by sparing and beautifully-judged pedalling had all the more impact for being so regularly set against daringly gentle pianissimos of jewelled clarity.

Wigmore Hall, London (The Guardian)

 




New Season Announced:     From Classics to Modern - Piano music with a twist

Iwan will give a series of piano recitals that explore the links between classical music and other styles including jazz and folk music from Bach to the present day.  This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Erik Satie, a composer of immense popularity who influenced a host of French composers including Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and Francis Poulenc. The enormous impact of the ragtime music of Scott Joplin, who died in 1917, will also be highlighted.

Concert dates:  5 November 2016, 4 February 2017, 1 April 2017, and 3 June 2017.

1hr 50
*£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music

UK Foo Fighters Tribute

Nothing's Set in Stone - 2016 Tour


Saturday 2 July7.30pm

UK Foo Fighters Tribute Band 


Nothing's Set in Stone - 2016 Tour

It was a fantastic gig by the UK Foo Fighters Tribute band last year in the unique space of the former Convent chapel, now of course, the Ucheldre Centre.

So it’s great to welcome back the band as seen in Classic Rock, Rolling Stone, Kerrang and NME magazines!

  “Ladies and gentlemen, would you please welcome … Me!”  said Dave Grohl.

Not many tribute bands get invited on stage to perform with their heroes; and never with one of the biggest rock bands in the world.

UK Foo Fighters Tribute frontman Jay Apperley made history in September 2014 at Brighton’s Concorde 2 when he was personally asked on stage by none other than Dave Grohl to perform White Limo with the actual Foo Fighters!  "That was awesome!" said Dave Grohl afterwards.

Fans of the UK version have known for years, of course, that rarely has a tribute been performed with such obvious love and passion for the music; and lookalike and soundalike Jay Apperley becomes rock legend Dave Grohl both vocally and slinging a guitar.

Their hugely successful UK tour Sonic Motorways - a name cleverly derived from the title of the Foo's new album, saw them sell out shows in London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and many more as fans flocked in their thousands to see them last year.

Piling through hit after hit, the band perform set lists containing all the classics - such as Everlong and Best of You alongside brand new material from the Foo’s new album Sonic Highways like Something From Nothing and Congregation.  They absolutely nail the true vibe of a Foo’s live experience, playing all the singles with extra parts and the sing-alongs bits as well.

All performed down to the closest detail making it a truly unmissable show for any Foo Fighters fan.

Be sure to catch them live tonight.

 

UK Foo Fighters Tribute are:



Jay Apperley (as Dave Grohl)

Arron Warner (as Nate Mendel)

Alex Bailey (as Taylor Hawkins)

Jamie Valentine (as Chris Shiflett)

Nick Wight (as Rami Jaffee)

Watch Jay's performance with Dave and Foo Fighters

The Ucheldre Cloister Bar will be open from 7pm onwards

7pm Doors

7.30pm Compilation CD

8.15pm UK Foo FIghters Tribute Live on Stage

2hrs 25 No Interval
  £12.50, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £5 youth/Ieuenctid You can also buy online direct with UK Foos  
Opera Glyndebourne Live Encore:
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg



Sunday 17 July 3.30pm

Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

(The Mastersingers of Nuremberg)

Recorded live at Glyndebourne Festival 2011

Grippingly original, Wagner puts singing and song writing centre stage in Glyndebourne’s biggest production ever andvone of the most spectacular.  DieMeistersinger features an 80-strong orchestra, 80 chorus members, 36 actors, and enormous sets built on a huge scale. It is a cornerstone of the operatic repertoire, and one of Wagner’s greatest works.

Hans Sachs is the most celebrated of the Mastersingers, a group of poets and musicians who have created complex rules for composing and performing their songs.  Their world is turned upside down by free-thinking Walther who enters their singing competition to win his beloved Eva.  But can this inspired rule-breaker win the hand of the woman he loves?

With the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Chorus.

A masterstroke’ - The Independent

‘Grippingly original’ - Opera

4 hrs 50 with intervals

Sung in German with English surtitles               

£10 , £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 

Music  Live Broadcast:
André Rieu's 2016 Maastricht Concert



Saturday 23 July 7pm
 André Rieu's 2016 Maastricht Concert       (12A)

In 2015, André Rieu's Maastricht Concert broke UK Box Office Records, making it the highest grossing music concert of all time.

The Dutch Maestro returns to his hometown of Maastricht for another incredible open-air concert, filled with song, laughter and fireworks!  Prepare for emotions to soar during one of the most extraordinary concerts of the year, attracting audiences from all around the world.

Ucheldre is pleased, in response to popular request, to screen an André Rieu Concert for the first time.

3 hrs incl 15 min interval
               £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
Music  Live Broadcast:
André Rieu's 2016 Maastricht Concert



Sunday 24 July 7pm
 André Rieu's 2016 Maastricht Concert       (12A)

In 2015, André Rieu's Maastricht Concert broke UK Box Office Records, making it the highest grossing music concert of all time.

The Dutch Maestro returns to his hometown of Maastricht for another incredible open-air concert, filled with song, laughter and fireworks!  Prepare for emotions to soar during one of the most extraordinary concerts of the year, attracting audiences from all around the world.

Ucheldre is pleased, in response to popular request, to screen an André Rieu Concert for the first time.

3 hrs incl 15 min interval
               £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
Opera Glyndebourne Live:
Béatrice et Bénédict



Tuesday 9 August 6.30pm

Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict (Beatrice and Benedict)

Live from Glyndebourne’s 2016 Festival

Love conquers all in Berlioz’s sparkling take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing as part of the Shakespeare 400 celebrations.

This is the first ever fully staged version of the opera at Glyndebourne, as it has only previously been performed as a concert piece.

From Elizabeth and Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, to Hermione and Ron in the Harry Potter series, the age-old premise of verbal sparring to mask true feelings of love or passion is employed to magnificent effect in Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict.

Berlioz selected the sunniest and funniest elements of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and set them to ravishing music to create this witty love-hate duel.  The opera’s overture explodes with a buoyant sense of fun and elegant wit and there are several splendid numbers for the female characters, especially the sublime Act I duet-nocturne, described by one critic as a ‘marvel of indescribable lyrical beauty’.

Conducted by Robin Ticciati and seen through the unique vision of director Laurent Pelly, Berlioz’s comic gem makes its long-awaited Glyndebourne premiere in Festival 2016.

With the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Chorus.


Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture