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Best wishes

Jan Thomas


Community

Weekly Classes and Groups at Ucheldre this Autumn


Weekly Classes and Groups Are Held at Ucheldre

for more information please see the News tab on this website

for dates and times please call the box-office on 01407 763361

or email box-office@ucheldre.org


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
Drama PropsAnvil Weekly

PropsAnvil

Artistic Director and Props Principal Anne Jones

Props Theatre School and Anvil Productions

Currently producing up to five shows a year, and holding weekly classes, examinations and rehearsals at the Ucheldre

Props Theatre School

The education and training unit of PropsAnvil is for children and adults.  

Anvil Productions

As a leading theatre company Anvil nurtures fresh young talent introducing them to experienced professionals. Together they rediscover the classics and more to produce quality theatre of all kinds for audiences across the country.

click here to see the PropsAnvil website for futher information.
Community Ucheldre Rep Tuesday & Thursday7.30pm


The Ucheldre Rep meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

New members always welcome.

Click here for the Ucheldre Rep web site.

Admission free
Exhibition Growing
running until Sunday 13 January

Growing

a collaborative exhibition 

Gareth Brindle Jones & Stephen Heaton

This is a mixed media exhibition. With a short film, installations and paintings.

'The central character, Joe, is dissatisfied with his life. He thinks the answer to his happiness lies in a beard and the identity and masculinity it might provide. Sadly for him it’s not such a quick or easy task to grow a beard. He searches out tricks and shortcuts to rapid growth. He tries using the techniques he spots along the route to work one day. These ingredients become part of his everyday life. Joe becomes dependent on the emotional crutches used by many of us each day in trying to find happiness and identity, food, drink and cigarettes'

  Thankfully, the film reaches a conclusion where Joe comes to realise that happiness is not found in these ‘things’, and that it is to be found much closer, through accepting one’s self, warts and all.

It is from this film that the rest of the exhibition grows.


Free entry
Film Bohemian Rhapsody
Wednesday 5 December5.30pm

Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)

A celebration of Queen, their music, their legacy and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. The film traces Queen’s dazzling and rapid rise to fame. Influenced by those around him Freddie leaves Queen to pursue a solo career. However, he reunites with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid (1985). While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the most iconic performances in the history of rock music.

(2hrs 14)

Director Bryan Singer.

Rami Malek - Freddie Mercury  (Mr Robot; Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb)

Lucy Boynton  - Mary Austin  (Murder on the Orient Express; Don’t Knock Twice)

Gwilym Lee - Brian May  (James Town; Midsomer Murders; The Hollow Crown)

Ben Hardy - Roger Taylor  (Woman in White; Mary Shelley; X-Men: Apocalypse)

Joseph Mazzello – John Deacon (Undrafted; Person of Interest)


2hrs 14
£3 (£2 children/plant)
Film Bohemian Rhapsody
Wednesday 5 December8pm

Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)

A celebration of Queen, their music, their legacy and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. The film traces Queen’s dazzling and rapid rise to fame. Influenced by those around him Freddie leaves Queen to pursue a solo career. However, he reunites with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid (1985). While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the most iconic performances in the history of rock music.

(2hrs 14)

Director Bryan Singer.

Rami Malek - Freddie Mercury  (Mr Robot; Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb)

Lucy Boynton  - Mary Austin  (Murder on the Orient Express; Don’t Knock Twice)

Gwilym Lee - Brian May  (James Town; Midsomer Murders; The Hollow Crown)

Ben Hardy - Roger Taylor  (Woman in White; Mary Shelley; X-Men: Apocalypse)

Joseph Mazzello – John Deacon (Undrafted; Person of Interest)


2hrs 14
£4, £3.25 students & concessions / gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr)
Broadcast NT Live:
Antony & Cleopatra
Thursday 6 December7pm


National Theatre Live

Antony & Cleopatra

by William Shakespeare

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

 Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Film Bohemian Rhapsody
Friday 7 December8pm

Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)

A celebration of Queen, their music, their legacy and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. The film traces Queen’s dazzling and rapid rise to fame. Influenced by those around him Freddie leaves Queen to pursue a solo career. However, he reunites with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid (1985). While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the most iconic performances in the history of rock music.

(2hrs 14)

Director Bryan Singer.

Rami Malek - Freddie Mercury  (Mr Robot; Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb)

Lucy Boynton  - Mary Austin  (Murder on the Orient Express; Don’t Knock Twice)

Gwilym Lee - Brian May  (James Town; Midsomer Murders; The Hollow Crown)

Ben Hardy - Roger Taylor  (Woman in White; Mary Shelley; X-Men: Apocalypse)

Joseph Mazzello – John Deacon (Undrafted; Person of Interest)


2hrs 14
£4, £3.25 students & concessions / gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr)
Film Bohemian Rhapsody
Friday 7 December8pm

Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)

A celebration of Queen, their music, their legacy and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. The film traces Queen’s dazzling and rapid rise to fame. Influenced by those around him Freddie leaves Queen to pursue a solo career. However, he reunites with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid (1985). While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the most iconic performances in the history of rock music.

(2hrs 14)

Director Bryan Singer.

Rami Malek - Freddie Mercury  (Mr Robot; Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb)

Lucy Boynton  - Mary Austin  (Murder on the Orient Express; Don’t Knock Twice)

Gwilym Lee - Brian May  (James Town; Midsomer Murders; The Hollow Crown)

Ben Hardy - Roger Taylor  (Woman in White; Mary Shelley; X-Men: Apocalypse)

Joseph Mazzello – John Deacon (Undrafted; Person of Interest)


2hrs 14
£4, £3.25 students & concessions / gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr)
Film Bohemian Rhapsody
Sunday 9 December3.30pm

Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)

A celebration of Queen, their music, their legacy and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. The film traces Queen’s dazzling and rapid rise to fame. Influenced by those around him Freddie leaves Queen to pursue a solo career. However, he reunites with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid (1985). While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the most iconic performances in the history of rock music.

(2hrs 14)

Director Bryan Singer.

Rami Malek - Freddie Mercury  (Mr Robot; Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb)

Lucy Boynton  - Mary Austin  (Murder on the Orient Express; Don’t Knock Twice)

Gwilym Lee - Brian May  (James Town; Midsomer Murders; The Hollow Crown)

Ben Hardy - Roger Taylor  (Woman in White; Mary Shelley; X-Men: Apocalypse)

Joseph Mazzello – John Deacon (Undrafted; Person of Interest)


2hrs 14
£3 (£2 children/plant)
Literary Lit Soc: Phil Bowen
Friday 14 December1pm - 3pm



The Colour of Saying

with

Phil Bowen


A poetry writing workshop led by Phil Bowen

This will be followed by a showing of Love Somehow, a film written by Phil Bowen.

Please note that the time given (13:00 - 15:00) is for the workshop.

This will be followed by a short tea break, and then we can watch the film.  The workshop looks at and develops Dylan Thomas's addiction to synaesthesia - seeing sounds and hearing sights - and aims to both simplify and unravel certain instinctive understandings and write beyond them. Love Somehow is a 30-minute multi award-winning film written by Phil Bowen, made by Kate Cheeseman, and featuring Sally George and Griff Rhys Jones. It is about Caitlin Thomas and is set in Laugharne.

Phil Bowen is a poet, performer, biographer and playwright who has worked in over 500 schools in more than thirty counties as a poet-in-education since becoming a freelance writer in 1994. He has published three full collections - Variety's Hammer and Starfly, both with Stride, and Nowhere's Far - New & Selected Poems 1990 -2008 with Salt Publications, printed and reprinted in 2009. He is part of a duo 'Time n Time' with Ric Hool.

A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb

£5, £4 concessions/ gostyngiadau
Film Bohemian Rhapsody
Friday 14 December5.30pm

Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)

A celebration of Queen, their music, their legacy and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. The film traces Queen’s dazzling and rapid rise to fame. Influenced by those around him Freddie leaves Queen to pursue a solo career. However, he reunites with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid (1985). While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the most iconic performances in the history of rock music.

(2hrs 14)

Director Bryan Singer.

Rami Malek - Freddie Mercury  (Mr Robot; Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb)

Lucy Boynton  - Mary Austin  (Murder on the Orient Express; Don’t Knock Twice)

Gwilym Lee - Brian May  (James Town; Midsomer Murders; The Hollow Crown)

Ben Hardy - Roger Taylor  (Woman in White; Mary Shelley; X-Men: Apocalypse)

Joseph Mazzello – John Deacon (Undrafted; Person of Interest)


2hrs 14
£3 (£2 children/plant)
Film Bohemian Rhapsody
Friday 14 December8pm

Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)

A celebration of Queen, their music, their legacy and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. The film traces Queen’s dazzling and rapid rise to fame. Influenced by those around him Freddie leaves Queen to pursue a solo career. However, he reunites with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid (1985). While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the most iconic performances in the history of rock music.

(2hrs 14)

Director Bryan Singer.

Rami Malek - Freddie Mercury  (Mr Robot; Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb)

Lucy Boynton  - Mary Austin  (Murder on the Orient Express; Don’t Knock Twice)

Gwilym Lee - Brian May  (James Town; Midsomer Murders; The Hollow Crown)

Ben Hardy - Roger Taylor  (Woman in White; Mary Shelley; X-Men: Apocalypse)

Joseph Mazzello – John Deacon (Undrafted; Person of Interest)


2hrs 14
£4, £3.25 students & concessions / gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr)
Broadcast CBeebies
Christmas Show
Saturday 15 December2pm

CBeebies Christmas Show

Thumbelina!

This winter, join in the fun and enjoy your favourite Christmas show in the cinema for the first time ever!

The much anticipated annual CBeebies Christmas Show is coming to the big screen for a family-friendly cinema experience.  The makers of Alice in Wonderland, A Christmas Carol and Snow Queen will delight audiences this year with the classic tale of Thumbelina.

This CBeebies Christmas Show recreates on the big screen the live Thumbelina performance and includes an exclusive, additional show made for cinema audiences only starring the much-loved Justin Fletcher (Something Special) in "Justin’s Countdown to Christmas". This holiday season, laugh and sing along with your favourite CBeebies Stars and be part of a fabulous interactive show for all the family.


1hr 10
£8, £7 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Community IOAC Choral Christmas Concert
Saturday 15 December7.30pm

Isle of Anglesey Choral Society

present

A Choral Christmas

          Come and join us for an evening of traditional and lesser known carols in glorious harmony.

The highlight of the evening will be performing a suite of some of the old Welsh Plygain carols with their unique harmonies.

Plygain singing is enjoying a revival at the moment, and more churches and chapels are joining in this wonderful tradition.        

We will also invite the audience to sing some carols with us to celebrate the festive season.      

The choir will be led by our Music Director, Ellie Lighton, and accompanied  by Steven Evans.

£8, £7 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast CBeebies
Christmas Show
Sunday 16 December3.30pm

CBeebies Christmas Show

Thumbelina!

This winter, join in the fun and enjoy your favourite Christmas show in the cinema for the first time ever!

The much anticipated annual CBeebies Christmas Show is coming to the big screen for a family-friendly cinema experience.  The makers of Alice in Wonderland, A Christmas Carol and Snow Queen will delight audiences this year with the classic tale of Thumbelina.

This CBeebies Christmas Show recreates on the big screen the live Thumbelina performance and includes an exclusive, additional show made for cinema audiences only starring the much-loved Justin Fletcher (Something Special) in "Justin’s Countdown to Christmas". This holiday season, laugh and sing along with your favourite CBeebies Stars and be part of a fabulous interactive show for all the family.


1hr 10
£8, £7 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast Met Opera Encore:
La Traviata
Sunday 16 December5.55pm

Met Opera Encore

La Traviata

Giuseppe Verdi

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in five seasons to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love.

Verdi’s La Traviata survived a notoriously unsuccessful opening night to become one of the best-loved operas in the repertoire. Following the larger-scale dramas of Rigoletto and Il Trovatore, its intimate scope and subject matter inspired the composer to create some of his most profound and heartfelt music. The title role of the “fallen woman” has captured the imaginations of audiences and performers alike with its inexhaustible vocal and dramatic possibilities and challenges. Violetta is considered a pinnacle of the soprano repertoire.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

For season trailer please click here

3hrs 7  2 intervals
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Music Jazz Club
Monday 17 December8pm

The Jazz Club Celebrate Christmas

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays.

Non-members welcome


Free
Literary Winter Solstice
Friday 21 December12 noon

Winter Solstice

On the shortest day of the year, come and celebrate the Winter Solstice at the Ucheldre Centre with simultaneous performances of poetry, prose and music taking place in Aberdeen, Carlisle, Cork, Edinburgh and Greenwich. Cybi Poets will be coordinating the Ucheldre event in association with Arachne Press which includes: 

Music from Fiona and Gorwel Owen.

Spoken word with Martin Daws.

There will a chance to perform your own poetry, prose or music in an open mic that follows the performance.


Entrance £3 which includes a Solstice Soup.
Pantomime Pinocchio Saturday 22 December2pm & 5pm

Anvil Productions

Pinocchio

                Anvil Productions bring the traditional story alive to delight families.

All sorts of characters are here. There’s Pinocchio, his father Gipetto, his conscience Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy along with his friends including Harlequin the jester, his beautiful girlfriend Columbina and the outrageous Punch and Judy.

Pinocchio is telling his story to the audience when his best friend Harlequin desperately asks for his help to rescue his girlfriend Columbina who is in the clutches of Mr Punch.


Principle Boy Helen Green leads the cast in this traditional pantomime. Packed with popular songs from movies, musicals and tv this will be a show not to be missed by families who will want to build it into their holiday plans for Christmas and New Year.


£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Pantomime Pinocchio Sunday 23 December3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinocchio

                Anvil Productions bring the traditional story alive to delight families.

All sorts of characters are here. There’s Pinocchio, his father Gipetto, his conscience Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy along with his friends including Harlequin the jester, his beautiful girlfriend Columbina and the outrageous Punch and Judy.

Pinocchio is telling his story to the audience when his best friend Harlequin desperately asks for his help to rescue his girlfriend Columbina who is in the clutches of Mr Punch.


Principle Boy Helen Green leads the cast in this traditional pantomime. Packed with popular songs from movies, musicals and tv this will be a show not to be missed by families who will want to build it into their holiday plans for Christmas and New Year.


£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Pantomime Pinocchio Thursday 27 December3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinocchio

                Anvil Productions bring the traditional story alive to delight families.

All sorts of characters are here. There’s Pinocchio, his father Gipetto, his conscience Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy along with his friends including Harlequin the jester, his beautiful girlfriend Columbina and the outrageous Punch and Judy.

Pinocchio is telling his story to the audience when his best friend Harlequin desperately asks for his help to rescue his girlfriend Columbina who is in the clutches of Mr Punch.



Principle Boy Helen Green leads the cast in this traditional pantomime. Packed with popular songs from movies, musicals and tv this will be a show not to be missed by families who will want to build it into their holiday plans for Christmas and New Year.


£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Pantomime Pinocchio Friday 28 December3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinocchio

                Anvil Productions bring the traditional story alive to delight families.

All sorts of characters are here. There’s Pinocchio, his father Gipetto, his conscience Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy along with his friends including Harlequin the jester, his beautiful girlfriend Columbina and the outrageous Punch and Judy.

Pinocchio is telling his story to the audience when his best friend Harlequin desperately asks for his help to rescue his girlfriend Columbina who is in the clutches of Mr Punch. 


Principle Boy Helen Green leads the cast in this traditional pantomime. Packed with popular songs from movies, musicals and tv this will be a show not to be missed by families who will want to build it into their holiday plans for Christmas and New Year.


£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Pantomime Pinocchio Saturday 29 December3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinocchio

                Anvil Productions bring the traditional story alive to delight families.

All sorts of characters are here. There’s Pinocchio, his father Gipetto, his conscience Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy along with his friends including Harlequin the jester, his beautiful girlfriend Columbina and the outrageous Punch and Judy.

Pinocchio is telling his story to the audience when his best friend Harlequin desperately asks for his help to rescue his girlfriend Columbina who is in the clutches of Mr Punch.


Principle Boy Helen Green leads the cast in this traditional pantomime. Packed with popular songs from movies, musicals and tv this will be a show not to be missed by families who will want to build it into their holiday plans for Christmas and New Year.


£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Pantomime Pinocchio Sunday 30 December3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinocchio

                Anvil Productions bring the traditional story alive to delight families.

All sorts of characters are here. There’s Pinocchio, his father Gipetto, his conscience Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy along with his friends including Harlequin the jester, his beautiful girlfriend Columbina and the outrageous Punch and Judy.

Pinocchio is telling his story to the audience when his best friend Harlequin desperately asks for his help to rescue his girlfriend Columbina who is in the clutches of Mr Punch.


Principle Boy Helen Green leads the cast in this traditional pantomime. Packed with popular songs from movies, musicals and tv this will be a show not to be missed by families who will want to build it into their holiday plans for Christmas and New Year.

£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Pantomime Pinocchio Wednesday 2 January3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinocchio

                Anvil Productions bring the traditional story alive to delight families.

All sorts of characters are here. There’s Pinocchio, his father Gipetto, his conscience Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy along with his friends including Harlequin the jester, his beautiful girlfriend Columbina and the outrageous Punch and Judy.

Pinocchio is telling his story to the audience when his best friend Harlequin desperately asks for his help to rescue his girlfriend Columbina who is in the clutches of Mr Punch.


Principle Boy Helen Green leads the cast in this traditional pantomime. Packed with popular songs from movies, musicals and tv this will be a show not to be missed by families who will want to build it into their holiday plans for Christmas and New Year.

£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Pantomime Pinocchio Thursday 3 January3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinocchio

                Anvil Productions bring the traditional story alive to delight families.

All sorts of characters are here. There’s Pinocchio, his father Gipetto, his conscience Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy along with his friends including Harlequin the jester, his beautiful girlfriend Columbina and the outrageous Punch and Judy.

Pinocchio is telling his story to the audience when his best friend Harlequin desperately asks for his help to rescue his girlfriend Columbina who is in the clutches of Mr Punch.


Principle Boy Helen Green leads the cast in this traditional pantomime. Packed with popular songs from movies, musicals and tv this will be a show not to be missed by families who will want to build it into their holiday plans for Christmas and New Year.

£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Pantomime Pinocchio Friday 4 January3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinocchio

                Anvil Productions bring the traditional story alive to delight families.

All sorts of characters are here. There’s Pinocchio, his father Gipetto, his conscience Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy along with his friends including Harlequin the jester, his beautiful girlfriend Columbina and the outrageous Punch and Judy.

Pinocchio is telling his story to the audience when his best friend Harlequin desperately asks for his help to rescue his girlfriend Columbina who is in the clutches of Mr Punch.


Principle Boy Helen Green leads the cast in this traditional pantomime. Packed with popular songs from movies, musicals and tv this will be a show not to be missed by families who will want to build it into their holiday plans for Christmas and New Year.

£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast André Rieu
Saturday 5 January7pm

André Rieu

2019 New Year's Concert from Sydney

                     André Rieu, returns with a major new production this New Years 2019!

The King Of Waltz André Rieu will bring to millions of fans across the world, his New Years concert recorded live in Sydney, Australia. The first full production from leading Event Cinema distributor Piece Of Magic Entertainment, André Rieu will present a festive concert like never before, recorded live in Sydney’s stunning Town Hall.

Join the maestro, André Rieu, for a magical evening of music and dance featuring his world class sopranos, the platin tenors and plenty of surprises. With show tunes, classical music and plenty of festive fun it promises to be a great way to start the new year!

Take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema.

The evening will be hosted by ITV’s Charlotte Hawkins, a familiar face for all those who continue to enjoy Andre’s annual Maastricht concert each July.  


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast André Rieu
Sunday 6 January3pm

André Rieu

2019 New Year's Concert from Sydney

                     André Rieu, returns with a major new production this New Years 2019!

The King Of Waltz André Rieu will bring to millions of fans across the world, his New Years concert recorded live in Sydney, Australia. The first full production from leading Event Cinema distributor Piece Of Magic Entertainment, André Rieu will present a festive concert like never before, recorded live in Sydney’s stunning Town Hall.

Join the maestro, André Rieu, for a magical evening of music and dance featuring his world class sopranos, the platin tenors and plenty of surprises. With show tunes, classical music and plenty of festive fun it promises to be a great way to start the new year!

Take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema.

The evening will be hosted by ITV’s Charlotte Hawkins, a familiar face for all those who continue to enjoy Andre’s annual Maastricht concert each July.  


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Community Rhwng Saturday 12 January10am - 4pm

Rhwng  

The Point Between

introduced by Fiona Owen



Broadcast Met Opera Live:
Adriana Lecouvreur
Saturday 12 January5.55pm


Met Opera Live

Adriana Lecouvreur

Francesco Cilea

Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on, for the first time at the Met, the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on and offstage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Beczała as Adriana's lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio MaestriGianandrea Noseda conducts.


Sir David McVicar's staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theatre, premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, where the Guardian praised the "elegant production, sumptuously designed ... The spectacle guarantees a good night out."

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

For season trailer please click here

3hrs 33   2 intervals
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast NT Live: The Tragedy
of King Richard the Second
Tuesday 15 January7pm

National Theatre Live

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

By William Shakespeare


   Simon Russell Beale plays Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London.

This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.

Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.

Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of Timon of Athens and King Lear, and his recent role in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy.

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Opera Live:
The Queen of Spades
Tuesday 22 January6.45pm

The Royal Opera

presents

The Queen of Spades

In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation. The Queen of Spades is based on a short story by Pushkin, and comes to the Royal Opera House in a new production that has already garnered five- star reviews in Amsterdam. The production is set in 1890, the year of the opera’s premiere. In his study, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera into life as his own story, its characters giving voice to his unfulfilled desires. Aleksandrs Antonenko and Eva-Maria Westbroek head the cast and Royal Opera Chorus, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera. This is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling.  

3hrs 30 incl interval
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
        
Literary Lit Soc: Adam Craig
Friday 25 January1-3pm

"From Solstice to Winter Hearth"

with Adam Craig

   ‘From Solstice to Winter Hearth’ – a creative writing workshop with Adam Craig

A seasonal workshop that explores inner landscapes, both imagined and imaginal, and asks us to find that place within where we are most free to create. For poets and prose writers, beginners and beyond.

Adam Craig is a writer, editor and graphic designer, interested in landscapes both exterior and interior, and in developing ways in which we can use writing to explore these places. His writing has appeared in magazines and anthologies, and he has published a short story collection together with two novels. Adam lives and works in North Wales, where he helps run Cinnamon Press.

A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb


2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/ gostyngiadau
Music Vocal Workshop
Saturday 26 January10am - 2.30pm

Vocal Workshop

With Marian Bryfdir and Kiefer Jones

An opportunity to meet and work with two music professionals.

Whether you want to improve your singing voice or even find it. If you want to find those top notes or learn how to breath whilst singing. These monthly workshops are for you. 

All musical tastes are covered: classical, operatic arias, folk songs, pop and songs from the musicals. You would be joining a group of people with similar aims, and have the opportunity to have a private session with Marian or Kiefer.

Booking is essential for this event

Marian Bryfdir studied at the Royal Academy of Music and sang with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden before specialising in opera-in-education and voice teaching. Now based in North Wales, she arranges short intensive courses of vocal rehabilitation for individuals with vocal problems of all types and also gives short courses for young singing teachers.We are very pleased to host her workshops here at Ucheldre.

Kiefer Jones is classically trained and a solo performer. He has also sung with among others Boys Aloud.


4hrs 30
£25, £20 gostyngiadau a mufyrwyr/concessions
Broadcast ROH Opera Live:
La Traviata
Wednesday 30 January6.45pm




The Royal Opera

La Traviata

Giuseppe Verdi

From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La traviata is one of the most popular of all operas. Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing.

Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles


3hrs 35 incl 2 intervals
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast NT Live:
I'm Not Running (12A)
Thursday 31 January7pm

National Theatre Live

I'm Not Running

by David Hare

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.

To view trailer please click here


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
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Broadcast Met Opera Encore:
Carmen
Sunday 3 February5.55pm



Met Opera Encore

Carmen

Georges Bizet

Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenor Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Louis Langrée conduct Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favourite since its 2009 premiere.

Bizet’s masterpiece of the gypsy seductress who lives by her own rules has had an impact far beyond the opera house. The opera’s melodic sweep is as irresistible as the title character herself, a force of nature who has become a defining female cultural figure. Carmen was a scandal at its premiere but soon after became a triumphal success and has remained one of the most frequently staged operas in the world.

Sung in French with English surtitles
For season trailer please click here
3hrs 22   1 interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Live Ballet:
Don Quixote
Tuesday 19 February7.15pm



The Royal Ballet

Don Quixote

Choreographer Carlos Acosta after Petipa

Composer Ludwig Minkus

Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri.

Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.


2hrs 45 incl interval
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Literary Lit Soc: Fiona Owen
Friday 22 February1-3pm

"Writing Short Stories, according to Flannery O'Connor"

with

Fiona Owen

‘Writing Short Stories, according to Flannery O’ Connor’

a creative writing workshop led by Fiona Owen. 

The American short story writer Flannery O’ Connor had things to say about how to write a convincing short story. Drawing on two of her essays, and examples from her own short stories, this workshop will provide plenty of food for thought, as well as practice in writing, following some of her suggestions. We will also look at micro-fiction, a more recent and popular form. All ranges of experience are welcome.

A warm welcome to all/Croeso cynnes i bawb.

Fiona Owen has had five collections of poetry published, the latest being The Green Gate (Cinnamon Press), and has published short stories, interviews, reviews and essays. She directs Ucheldre Literary Society and Rhwng: the Point Between at Ucheldre, teaches creative writing, literature and other arts/humanities subjects for the Open University, and writes and records songs with Gorwel Owen, the latest CD being Releasing Birds. She also runs ‘self/world’ writing events under the title Eye of the Storm. www.rhwng.com


2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/ gostyngiadau

Community Vocal Workshop
Saturday 23 February10am - 2.30pm

Vocal Workshop

                                          With Marian Bryfdir and Kiefer Jones

An opportunity to meet and work with two music professionals.

Whether you want to improve your singing voice or even find it. If you want to find those top notes or learn how to breath whilst singing. These monthly workshops are for you. 

All musical tastes are covered: classical, operatic arias, folk songs, pop and songs from the musicals. You would be joining a group of people with similar aims, and have the opportunity to have a private session with Marian or Kiefer.

Marian Bryfdir studied at the Royal Academy of Music and sang with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden before specialising in opera-in-education and voice teaching. Now based in North Wales, she arranges short intensive courses of vocal rehabilitation for individuals with vocal problems of all types and also gives short courses for young singing teachers.We are very pleased to host her workshops here at Ucheldre.

Kiefer Jones is classically trained and a solo performer. He has also sung with among others Boys Aloud.


4hrs 30
£25, £20 gostyngiadau a mufyrwyr/concessions

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Broadcast Met Opera Live:
La Fille du Régiment
Saturday 2 March5.55pm

Met Opera Live

La Fille du Régiment

Gaetano Donizetti

Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks—including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs. Maurizio Muraro is the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.

This frothy comedy mixes humour with a rush of buoyant melody and notorious vocal challenges. The story concerns a young orphan girl raised by an army regiment as their mascot and begins at the moment of her first stirrings of love. Complications (and comedy) ensue when her true identity is discovered. The action is startlingly simple and unencumbered by intricate subplots, allowing the full charm of the characters and their virtuosic music to come across in an uninhibited way.

Sung in French with English surtitles
For season trailer please click here
2hrs 35   1 interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Literary Lit Soc: Fiona Owen
Friday 22 March1-3pm

"The Art and Craft of Imagery"

with

Fiona Owen

a creative writing workshop led by Fiona Owen. 

Drawing on Paul Deaton’s recent collection of poems A Watchful Astronomy and various other examples of poetry and fiction, this workshop will explore ways to enrich your writing (poetry and prose) by using imagery. There will be plenty of fun exercises and the workshop is open to all ranges of experience. 

A warm welcome to all/Croeso cynnes i bawb.

Fiona Owen has had five collections of poetry published, the latest being The Green Gate (Cinnamon Press), and has published short stories, interviews, reviews and essays. She directs Ucheldre Literary Society and Rhwng: the Point Between at Ucheldre, teaches creative writing, literature and other arts/humanities subjects for the Open University, and writes and records songs with Gorwel Owen, the latest CD being Releasing Birds. She also runs ‘self/world’ writing events under the title Eye of the Storm. www.rhwng.com


2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/ gostyngiadau
Music Vocal Workshop
Saturday 30 March10am - 2.30pm

Vocal Workshop


With Marian Bryfdir and Kiefer Jones

An opportunity to meet and work with two music professionals.

Whether you want to improve your singing voice or even find it. If you want to find those top notes or learn how to breath whilst singing. These monthly workshops are for you. 

All musical tastes are covered: classical, operatic arias, folk songs, pop and songs from the musicals. You would be joining a group of people with similar aims, and have the opportunity to have a private session with Marian or Kiefer.

Marian Bryfdir studied at the Royal Academy of Music and sang with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden before specialising in opera-in-education and voice teaching. Now based in North Wales, she arranges short intensive courses of vocal rehabilitation for individuals with vocal problems of all types and also gives short courses for young singing teachers.We are very pleased to host her workshops here at Ucheldre.

Kiefer Jones is classically trained and a solo performer. He has also sung with among others Boys Aloud.


4hrs 30
£25, £20 gostyngiadau a mufyrwyr/concessions
ns
Broadcast Met Opera Live:
Die Walküre
Saturday 30 march5pm




Met Opera Live

Die Walküre

Richard Wagner

In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s wilful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan. Philippe Jordan conducts.


The second opera in Wagner’s monumental Ring cycle, Die Walküre has long stood on its own as an evening of extraordinarily powerful theatre. Part of this appeal lies in its focus on some of the Ring’s most interesting characters at decisive moments of their lives: Wotan, the leader of the gods; his wife, Fricka; his twin offspring, Siegmund and Sieglinde; and, above all, Wotan’s warrior daughter Brünnhilde. These characters and others follow their destinies to some of Wagner’s most remarkable music.

Sung in German with English surtitles 

For season trailer please click here
4hrs 55   2 intervals
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Opera Live:
La Forza Del Destino
Tuesday 2 April6.15pm



The Royal Opera

La Forza Del Destino

Giuseppe Verdi

A new production.

Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy. Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny)

an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years. T

he production comes to The Royal Opera in a sensational staging from Amsterdam packed with colour and action. It is directed by Christof Loy and conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles


4hrs 15 incl 2 intervals
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast RSC Live: As You Like It
Wednesday 17 April7pm

RSC Live

As You Like It

William Shakespeare

                               Come into the forest: dare to change your state of mind.
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head.  With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves.

Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare's romantic comedy.

Broadcast ROH Opera Live:
Faust
Tuesday 30 April6.45pm


The Royal Opera

Faust

Charles-François Gounod

An opera in five acts:

There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès.

Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus conducted by Dan Ettinger

Sung in French with English surtitles


3hrs 45 incl interval
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
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Broadcast Met Opera Live:
Dialogues des Carmélites
Saturday 11 May5pm


Met Opera Live

Dialogues des Carmélites

Francis Poulenc

Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress.

  

The opera takes place between 1789 and 1794 in Paris and in the town of Compiègne in north-eastern France, the site of the Carmelite nuns’ convent. Its historical basis is the martyrdom of a group of 16 Carmelite nuns and lay sisters from Compiègne, who chose to offer themselves as victims for the restoration of peace to France during the Revolution.

Sung in French with English surtitles
3hrs 09   1 interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast NT Live: All My Sons
Tuesday 14 May7pm

All My Sons

by Arthur Miller

directed by Jeremy Herrin

Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin). All My Sons is an Old Vic co-production with Headlong

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Live Ballet
Thursday 16 May7.15pm

The Royal Ballet

Within the Golden Hour

A New Work from Choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Flight Pattern

The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers.

Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bosso and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset.

Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s familiar music from his Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration.

Between them, a new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, created on The Royal Ballet has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date.
3hrs 15incl 2 intervals
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Broadcast RSC Live:
The Taming of the Shrew
Wednesday 5 June7pm

RSC Live:

The Taming of the Shrew

William Shakespeare

In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) returns Shakespeare's fierce, energitic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of heirarchy and power.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Live Ballet:
Romeo and Juliet
Tuesday 11 June7.15pm

The Royal Ballet

Romeo and Juliet

Composer Sergei Prokofiev

Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end.
Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.


3hrs 15 incl 2 intervals
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast RSC Live:
Measure for Measure
Wednesday 31 July7pm

RSC Live:

Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare

"To whom should I complain?"

When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today.

Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs this new production.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture