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


The Ucheldre Rep meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

New members always welcome.

Click here for the Ucheldre Rep web site.

Admission free
Exhibition Art For All Exhibition
Until Sunday 5 September

Ucheldre's 26th Annual Art for All Exhibition

A chance to see the wide range of work exhibited in Ucheldre’s 26th annual Art for All Competition.

Most of the Adult paintings are for sale.




(Adult 1st prize winner - Edwin Brandt - Thunder, Bethesda)

Dyma gyfle i weld y dewis eang o waith sy’n cael arddangos yn 26ain cystadleuaeth flynyddol Celfyddyd I Bawb Ucheldre.

Supported by / Cefnogwyd gan Felicia and Michael Crystal.

Exhibition runs until Sunday 5 September / Arddangosfa yn rhedig tan dydd Sul 5 Medi



Admission Free

Community Children’s Art Workshops Monday 14 August 10am-12noon
& 1-3pm

Children’s Art Workshops

with

Jacquie Myrtle


Artist Jacquie Myrtle leads these popular art workshops. Using all sorts of materials, the children are able to create different and interesting pieces of work in a fun and lively atmosphere.

10am - 12 noon (ages 5-7)

1pm - 3pm (ages 7+)

2hrs
£3 per child per session, booking advisable

Community Children’s Art Workshops Tuesday 15 August 10am-12noon
& 1-3pm

Children’s Art Workshops

with

Jacquie Myrtle


Artist Jacquie Myrtle leads these popular art workshops. Using all sorts of materials, the children are able to create different and interesting pieces of work in a fun and lively atmosphere.

10am - 12 noon (ages 5-7)

1pm - 3pm (ages 7+)

2hrs
£3 per child per session, booking advisable

Community Children’s Art Workshops Wednesday 16 August 10am-12noon
& 1-3pm

Children’s Art Workshops

with

Jacquie Myrtle


Artist Jacquie Myrtle leads these popular art workshops. Using all sorts of materials, the children are able to create different and interesting pieces of work in a fun and lively atmosphere.

10am - 12 noon (ages 5-7)

1pm - 3pm (ages 7+)

2hrs
£3 per child per session, booking advisable

Film Despicable Me 3 (U)
Wednesday 16 August5.30pm

Despicable Me 3



Directed by Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin and co-directed by Eric Guillon. So, just when you thought Gru and the girls would live happily ever after, a long lost twin turns up to turn things upside down all over again! More Minion Madness… for the summer holidays!



1hr 30
£3 (£2 children/plant)
Film Hampstead (12A)
Wednesday 16 August8pm

Hampstead


Directed by Joel Hopkins and starring James Norton, Brendan Gleeson, Diane Keaton and Simon Callow.

A British film with a very British story line. Where else would an American widow join forces with a man living wild on Hampstead Heath to save his home from developers and find love in the process.

1hr 40
£4, £3.25 students & concessions/gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr

Community Children’s Art Workshops Thursday 17 August 10am-12noon
& 1-3pm

Children’s Art Workshops

with

Jacquie Myrtle


Artist Jacquie Myrtle leads these popular art workshops. Using all sorts of materials, the children are able to create different and interesting pieces of work in a fun and lively atmosphere.

10am - 12 noon (ages 5-7)

1pm - 3pm (ages 7+)

2hrs
£3 per child per session, booking advisable

Community Children’s Art Workshops Friday 18 August 10am-12noon
& 1-3pm

Children’s Art Workshops

with

Jacquie Myrtle


Artist Jacquie Myrtle leads these popular art workshops. Using all sorts of materials, the children are able to create different and interesting pieces of work in a fun and lively atmosphere.

10am - 12 noon (ages 5-7)

1pm - 3pm (ages 7+)

2hrs
£3 per child per session, booking advisable

Film Despicable Me 3 (U)
Friday 18 August5.30pm

Despicable Me 3



Directed by Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin and co-directed by Eric Guillon. So, just when you thought Gru and the girls would live happily ever after, a long lost twin turns up to turn things upside down all over again! More Minion Madness… for the summer holidays!



1hr 30
£3 (£2 children/plant)
Film Hampstead (12A)
Friday 18 August8pm

Hampstead


Directed by Joel Hopkins and starring James Norton, Brendan Gleeson, Diane Keaton and Simon Callow.

A British film with a very British story line. Where else would an American widow join forces with a man living wild on Hampstead Heath to save his home from developers and find love in the process.

1hr 40
£4, £3.25 students & concessions/gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr
Literary David Crystal
Saturday 19 -
Sunday 20 August

David Crystal

Summer Weekend on the English Language

David Crystal presents a series of his talks on the structure, use, and history of the English language in this two-day event, to be held in the Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead, Anglesey, North Wales.

  Day 1

Saturday 19 August     9.30 - 5.00

Language Structure - talks (including Q&A) on the structure of English, pronunciation, punctuation, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary.

 

Saturday evening is free, with the option of booking for dinner at the Ucheldre Centre and an evening musical concert.

Day 2

Sunday 20 August    9.30 - 5.00

Language Variation and Change Talks (including Q&A) on accents and dialects, the internet and texting, child language acquisition, the future of Englishes, language play and literature, and original pronunciation (with particular reference to Shakespeare).


For full booking information and cost please contact

boxoffice@ucheldre.org

phone: (+44) 1407 763361   (10 am - 5 pm weekdays, 2 - 5 pm Sundays)

 post: David Crystal Summer Weekend, Ucheldre Centre, Mill Bank, Holyhead, LL65 1TE, UK

Cost: £150 a day , to include buffet lunch, coffee and tea.
Music An Evening of Welsh Music
Saturday 19  August

An Evening of Welsh Music

A wonderful evening of music. Award winning performers of piano, harp, and song come to the Ucheldre stage.  Featuring Ann Peters Jones, Elain Rhys Jones, Glesni Rhys Jones and hosted by Rhys Jones. 


A pre-performance meal is also available in the Ucheldre Restaurant.

Dinner available from 6pm  The performance begins at 7.30pm


Evening Dinner and Concert £23
Evening Dinner only £15 (pre booking is required for the evening meal)
Concert only £12, £10 concessions, £3 children
Film Hampstead (12A)
Sunday 20 August5.30pm

Hampstead


Directed by Joel Hopkins and starring James Norton, Brendan Gleeson, Diane Keaton and Simon Callow.

A British film with a very British story line. Where else would an American widow join forces with a man living wild on Hampstead Heath to save his home from developers and find love in the process.

1hr 40
£3 (£2 children/plant)
Community Scrap Metal Sculpture Workshop
Monday 21 August10am-4pm

Scrap Metal Sculpture Workshops

with

Graham Jenkinson

Graham Jenkinson (Metalmorphosis and Scrap to the Future exhibitions) returns to run another week of the very popular scrap metal sculpture workshops.

Monday - Wednesday: Workshops for adults, and teenagers age 15+, to make scrap sculptures using grinder and welding equipment outside. Please bring as much ferrous metal as you can.

This is part of a weeklong group of daily workshops for adults and teenager age 15+ running from Monday 21 to Wednesday 23 of August

And children 24 & 25 August


Adults £15 (Concessions/students £10); teenagers (age 15+) £6
Community Summer Theatre Workshop
Monday 21 August10am-4pm

Summer Theatre Workshops

Workshop for children aged 7 and over preparing for a show to be staged on the Friday afternoon.  Props gives young people the opportunity to experience the excitement, creativity and enjoyment found through drama and the opportunity to make lasting friendships with others.  Props is open to anyone with an interest in drama, acting and the theatre. Students can access as much as they want to from all that PROPS has to offer.

This is part of a weeklong group of daily workshops running from

Monday 21 to Friday 25 of August.


£5 per session (Props/Anvil members free)
Music Jazz Club
Monday 21 August7.45pm
Jazz Club





The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets Monthly

on a Monday evening. 

Non-members are welcome.


This event is free
Community Scrap Metal Sculpture Workshop
Tuesday 22 August10am-4pm

Scrap Metal Sculpture Workshops

with

Graham Jenkinson

Graham Jenkinson (Metalmorphosis and Scrap to the Future exhibitions) returns to run another week of the very popular scrap metal sculpture workshops.

Monday - Wednesday: Workshops for adults, and teenagers age 15+, to make scrap sculptures using grinder and welding equipment outside. Please bring as much ferrous metal as you can.

This is part of a weeklong group of daily workshops for adults and teenager age 15+ running from Monday 21 to Wednesday 23 of August

And children 24 & 25 August


Adults £15 (Concessions/students £10); teenagers (age 15+) £6
Community Summer Theatre Workshop
Tuesday 22 August10am-4pm

Summer Theatre Workshops

Workshop for children aged 7 and over preparing for a show to be staged on the Friday afternoon.  Props gives young people the opportunity to experience the excitement, creativity and enjoyment found through drama and the opportunity to make lasting friendships with others.  Props is open to anyone with an interest in drama, acting and the theatre. Students can access as much as they want to from all that PROPS has to offer.

This is part of a weeklong group of daily workshops running from

Monday 21 to Friday 25 of August.


£5 per session (Props/Anvil members free)
Community Scrap Metal Sculpture Workshop
Wednesday 23 August10am-4pm

Scrap Metal Sculpture Workshops

with

Graham Jenkinson

Graham Jenkinson (Metalmorphosis and Scrap to the Future exhibitions) returns to run another week of the very popular scrap metal sculpture workshops.

Monday - Wednesday: Workshops for adults, and teenagers age 15+, to make scrap sculptures using grinder and welding equipment outside. Please bring as much ferrous metal as you can.

This is part of a weeklong group of daily workshops for adults and teenager age 15+ running from Monday 21 to Wednesday 23 of August

And children 24 & 25 August


Adults £15 (Concessions/students £10); teenagers (age 15+) £6
Community Summer Theatre Workshop
Wednesday 23 August10am-4pm

Summer Theatre Workshops

Workshop for children aged 7 and over preparing for a show to be staged on the Friday afternoon.  Props gives young people the opportunity to experience the excitement, creativity and enjoyment found through drama and the opportunity to make lasting friendships with others.  Props is open to anyone with an interest in drama, acting and the theatre. Students can access as much as they want to from all that PROPS has to offer.

This is part of a weeklong group of daily workshops running from

Monday 21 to Friday 25 of August.


£5 per session (Props/Anvil members free)
Film Dunkirk (12A)
Wednesday 23 August5.30pm

Dunkirk


Writer and director Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk plunges into the epic rescue mission of Allied troops from France at the start of World War II. From perspectives of land, air and sea Nolan puts us into the boots, cockpits and boats of heroes from all walks of life who acted together to achieve something that no individual could.  Starring a raft of new and well-known names, Fionn Whitehead, Harry Styles, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Brannagh and Mark Rylance to name but a few in a cast of thousands.
1hr 45
£3 (£2 children/plant)
Film Dunkirk (12A)
Wednesday 23 August8pm

Dunkirk


Writer and director Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk plunges into the epic rescue mission of Allied troops from France at the start of World War II. From perspectives of land, air and sea Nolan puts us into the boots, cockpits and boats of heroes from all walks of life who acted together to achieve something that no individual could.  Starring a raft of new and well-known names, Fionn Whitehead, Harry Styles, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Brannagh and Mark Rylance to name but a few in a cast of thousands.
1hr 45
£4, £3.25 students & concessions/gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr

Community Scrap Metal Sculpture Workshop Wednesday 24 August10am-3pm

Scrap Metal Sculpture Workshops

with

Graham Jenkinson

Graham Jenkinson (Metalmorphosis and Scrap to the Future exhibitions) returns to run another week of the very popular scrap metal sculpture workshops.

Thursday and Friday

Children's workshops: Learn how to turn an odd assortment of scrap into a sculpture. Bring along any interesting pieces of ferrous metal you, or your parents, might not want - but please ask them first!

10-12 noon (5-7 year olds) 1-3pm (over 7 year olds)

£3 per child per session, booking advisable

Community Summer Theatre Workshop
Thursday 24 August10am-4pm

Summer Theatre Workshops

Workshop for children aged 7 and over preparing for a show to be staged on the Friday afternoon.  Props gives young people the opportunity to experience the excitement, creativity and enjoyment found through drama and the opportunity to make lasting friendships with others.  Props is open to anyone with an interest in drama, acting and the theatre. Students can access as much as they want to from all that PROPS has to offer.

This is part of a weeklong group of daily workshops running from

Monday 21 to Friday 25 of August.


£5 per session (Props/Anvil members free)

Community Scrap Metal Sculpture Workshop Friday 25 August10am-3pm

Scrap Metal Sculpture Workshops

with

Graham Jenkinson

Graham Jenkinson (Metalmorphosis and Scrap to the Future exhibitions) returns to run another week of the very popular scrap metal sculpture workshops.

Thursday and Friday

Children's workshops: Learn how to turn an odd assortment of scrap into a sculpture. Bring along any interesting pieces of ferrous metal you, or your parents, might not want - but please ask them first!

10-12 noon (5-7 year olds) 1-3pm (over 7 year olds)

£3 per child per session, booking advisable

Community Summer Theatre Workshop
Friday 25 August10am-4pm

Summer Theatre Workshops

Workshop for children aged 7 and over preparing for a show to be staged on the Friday afternoon.  Props gives young people the opportunity to experience the excitement, creativity and enjoyment found through drama and the opportunity to make lasting friendships with others.  Props is open to anyone with an interest in drama, acting and the theatre. Students can access as much as they want to from all that PROPS has to offer.

This is part of a weeklong group of daily workshops running from

Monday 21 to Friday 25 of August.


£5 per session (Props/Anvil members free)
Community
PROPS Children's Show


Friday 25 August3pm

PROPS CHILDREN'S SHOW

A production by PROPS Theatre School at the culmination of their weeklong workshops here at the Ucheldre Centre


2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Film Dunkirk (12A)
Friday 25 August5.30pm

Dunkirk


Writer and director Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk plunges into the epic rescue mission of Allied troops from France at the start of World War II. From perspectives of land, air and sea Nolan puts us into the boots, cockpits and boats of heroes from all walks of life who acted together to achieve something that no individual could.  Starring a raft of new and well-known names, Fionn Whitehead, Harry Styles, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Brannagh and Mark Rylance to name but a few in a cast of thousands.
1hr 45
£3 (£2 children/plant)

Community Open Mic Poetry Evening Friday 25 August 7.30pm

Open Mic Poetry Evening


Another opportunity to read your own, or other people's work in a friendly, supportive amosphere, held in the Ucheldre's Café.



2hrs
£3 to listen, £2 if you would like to read.

Film Dunkirk (12A)
Friday 25 August8pm

Dunkirk


Writer and director Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk plunges into the epic rescue mission of Allied troops from France at the start of World War II. From perspectives of land, air and sea Nolan puts us into the boots, cockpits and boats of heroes from all walks of life who acted together to achieve something that no individual could.  Starring a raft of new and well-known names, Fionn Whitehead, Harry Styles, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Brannagh and Mark Rylance to name but a few in a cast of thousands.
1hr 45
£4, £3.25 students & concessions/gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr
Music Pinc Ffloyd
Saturday 26 August7.30pm

Pinc Ffloyd

We are delighted to welcome back Pinc Ffloyd.

Pinc Ffloyd are the premium tribute to the sounds and visuals of Pink Floyd featuring a band of accomplished musicians from across North Wales. Focusing mainly on the shows of the 1970s era, Pinc Ffloyd perform favourites from Atom Heart Mother, Meddle, Darkside Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and The Final Cut. Pinc Ffloyd are constantly updating their vintage, customised and modern equipment to bring the authentic Floyd experience to their audiences. Come and see the Welsh Pink Floyd tribute show in action, you won’t be disappointed!!!!



£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Film Dunkirk (12A)
Sunday 27 August3.30pm

Dunkirk


Writer and director Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk plunges into the epic rescue mission of Allied troops from France at the start of World War II. From perspectives of land, air and sea Nolan puts us into the boots, cockpits and boats of heroes from all walks of life who acted together to achieve something that no individual could.  Starring a raft of new and well-known names, Fionn Whitehead, Harry Styles, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Brannagh and Mark Rylance to name but a few in a cast of thousands.
1hr 45
£3 (£2 children/plant)

Community Children’s Art Workshops Tuesday 29 August 10am-12noon
& 1-3pm

Children’s Art Workshops

with

Jacquie Myrtle


Artist Jacquie Myrtle leads these popular art workshops. Using all sorts of materials, the children are able to create different and interesting pieces of work in a fun and lively atmosphere.

10am - 12 noon (ages 5-7)

1pm - 3pm (ages 7+)

2hrs
£3 per child per session, booking advisable

Community Children’s Art Workshops Wednesday 30 August 10am-12noon
& 1-3pm

Children’s Art Workshops

with

Jacquie Myrtle


Artist Jacquie Myrtle leads these popular art workshops. Using all sorts of materials, the children are able to create different and interesting pieces of work in a fun and lively atmosphere.

10am - 12 noon (ages 5-7)

1pm - 3pm (ages 7+)

2hrs
£3 per child per session, booking advisable

Film Captain Underpants (U)
Wednesday 30 August5.30pm


Captain Underpants:

The First Epic Movie

Based on Dav Pikey’s Captain Underpants run of titles and directed by David Soren. Two overly imaginative pranksters named George (Kevin Hart) and Harold (Thomas Middleditch) hypnotize their Principal (Ed Helms) into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants. 

“A grown man running around in tighty whitey underwear with a cape flapping behind him. A villain named Professor Poopypants. Fart gags. Toilet jokes. If you’re already chuckling, then chances are you might just be the target audience for Captain Underpants. Or six. Which is essentially the same thing.” Empire
1hr 29
£3 (£2 children/plant)
Film Churchill (PG)
Wednesday 30 August8pm

Churchill


Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, the story begins 96 hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations about Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort. Miranda Richardson as “Clemmie”, Lady Churchill  plays a beautiful counterpoint to Brian Cox’s rich and moody performance as Churchill.

1hr 45
£4, £3.25 students & concessions/gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr

Community Children’s Art Workshops Thursday 31 August 10am-12noon
& 1-3pm

Children’s Art Workshops

with

Jacquie Myrtle


Artist Jacquie Myrtle leads these popular art workshops. Using all sorts of materials, the children are able to create different and interesting pieces of work in a fun and lively atmosphere.

10am - 12 noon (ages 5-7)

1pm - 3pm (ages 7+)

2hrs
£3 per child per session, booking advisable

Broadcast NT Live: Yerma
Thursday 31 August7pm

NT Live: Yerma

A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.

This unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph).

Billie Piper won the Evening Standard and Olivier Best Actress award for this role and the production won the Olivier Award for Best Revival.

Please note that the performance of Yerma includes strobe lighting.

For trailer please click here

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

Community Children’s Art Workshops Friday 1 September10am-12noon
& 1-3pm

Children’s Art Workshops

with

Jacquie Myrtle


Artist Jacquie Myrtle leads these popular art workshops. Using all sorts of materials, the children are able to create different and interesting pieces of work in a fun and lively atmosphere.

10am - 12 noon (ages 5-7)

1pm - 3pm (ages 7+)

2hrs
£3 per child per session, booking advisable

Film Captain Underpants (U)
Friday 1 September5.30pm


Captain Underpants:

The First Epic Movie

Based on Dav Pikey’s Captain Underpants run of titles and directed by David Soren. Two overly imaginative pranksters named George (Kevin Hart) and Harold (Thomas Middleditch) hypnotize their Principal (Ed Helms) into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants. 

“A grown man running around in tighty whitey underwear with a cape flapping behind him. A villain named Professor Poopypants. Fart gags. Toilet jokes. If you’re already chuckling, then chances are you might just be the target audience for Captain Underpants. Or six. Which is essentially the same thing.” Empire
1hr 29
£3 (£2 children/plant)
Film Churchill (PG)
Friday 1 September8pm

Churchill


Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, the story begins 96 hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations about Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort. Miranda Richardson as “Clemmie”, Lady Churchill  plays a beautiful counterpoint to Brian Cox’s rich and moody performance as Churchill.

1hr 45
£4, £3.25 students & concessions/gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr
Film Captain Underpants (U)
Saturday 2 September2pm


Captain Underpants:

The First Epic Movie

Based on Dav Pikey’s Captain Underpants run of titles and directed by David Soren. Two overly imaginative pranksters named George (Kevin Hart) and Harold (Thomas Middleditch) hypnotize their Principal (Ed Helms) into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants. 

“A grown man running around in tighty whitey underwear with a cape flapping behind him. A villain named Professor Poopypants. Fart gags. Toilet jokes. If you’re already chuckling, then chances are you might just be the target audience for Captain Underpants. Or six. Which is essentially the same thing.” Empire
1hr 29
£3 (£2 children/plant)
Film Churchill (PG)
Saturday 2 September5pm

Churchill


Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, the story begins 96 hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations about Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort. Miranda Richardson as “Clemmie”, Lady Churchill  plays a beautiful counterpoint to Brian Cox’s rich and moody performance as Churchill.

1hr 45
£3 (£2 children/plant)
Film Churchill (PG)
Sunday 3 September3.30pm

Churchill


Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, the story begins 96 hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations about Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort. Miranda Richardson as “Clemmie”, Lady Churchill  plays a beautiful counterpoint to Brian Cox’s rich and moody performance as Churchill.

1hr 45
£3 (£2 children/plant)
Music Rhys Meilyr:
Goodbye Concert 2017
Wednesday 6 September7.30pm


Rhys Meilyr

Goodbye Concert 2017

Rhys Meilyr is joined on stage by Kiefer Jones, Baritone, Trio ‘Harmonies’ Rhys Meilyr, Gethin Griffith & Jacob Edwards, Gwilym Lewis & Chôr Meibion Caergybi, Becca Keen & Bea Stuart, Elen Keen, Pianist and others.  An evening packed with musical delights.

2hrs
£10
Broadcast John le Carré:
An Evening with
George Smiley
Thursday 7 September7.45pm

John Le Carré

An Evening with George Smiley  (12A)

Broadcast live from London’s Royal Festival Hall, join us for a celebration of one of the world’s greatest writers as he shares the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved character. From his extraordinary Cold War novels – such as The Spy who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – to his powerful description s of the War on Terror in The Night Manager, A Most Wanted Man and A Delicate Truth, the writing of John le Carré has come to define the last half century.

In a rare public appearance and one-off event, the author reads from his new novel, A Legacy of Spies, which sees the return of his most iconic Cold War characters, as their past comes back to claim them in the present. With a unique question and answer session, this is an unmissable opportunity to experience one of the foremost chroniclers of our age, direct and in his own words. In conversation le Carré discusses the full breadth of his career spanning five decades, and reflects on the continuing story of his most famous creation, the tubby bespectacled spy, George Smiley.


2hrs 15
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Literary Lit Soc: Tony Curtis
Friday 8 September1-3pm

Lit Soc: Introduced by Fiona Owen

Tony Curtis

 

"Messages from the fortunate isles"


Tony Curtis reads from his two recent books - From the Fortunate Isles: New and Selected Poems and his selected stories Some Kind of Immortality both published to mark his seventieth year and fifty years of publishing.

A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb


2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau
Music Voice Workshop
Saturday 9 September10am-4pm

Voice Workshop with Marian Bryfdir

Voice Workshop with Marian Bryfdir and Robyn Masson Aimed at developing your voice whether your interest lies in jazz, folk, opera or choral music. Come along and try it. All ages and levels of experience and interest are welcome.
6hrs
£12, £6 mufyrwyr/students
Exhibition Exhibition Opening
Saturday 9 September 4pm

John Hedley

Natural Forms/Crete and Ynys Môn

Hedley’s prints and painting depict the primordial essence of the world we inhabit. They are detailed and complex studies of seemingly random forms found in nature.


Embedded within his work is a long-standing dialogue between the island cultures of Crete and Ynys Môn: works are made with Welsh material in Greece and vice-versa, often acknowledging the remarkable geological similarities of the two island and extending to the study of Greek icon painting and its relation to figuration and abstraction.


Exhibition runs until Sunday 15 October / Arddangosfa yn rhedig tan dydd Sul 15 Hydref

Admission Free/Mynediad am ddim
Broadcast Jonas Kaufmann
My Italy
Sunday 10 September3.30pm

Jonas Kaufmann: My Italy

Jonas Kaufmann, the celebrated German tenor, presents his personal tribute to Italian music and culture in this special concert documentary film My Italy. Featuring songs from sold-out concerts in Turin and Milan, the star tenor’s stunning performances are interwoven with short films exploring his love of Italy, all set against a backdrop of breathtaking landscapes and evocative scenes of Italian life.

Music includes popular and familiar songs like Parla più piano from The Godfather soundtrack, Caruso by Lucio Dalla and the international hit Volare, performed at the Teatro Carignano in Turin. In addition, you will be able to relive some of opera’s most famous arias from Kaufmann’s ‘An Evening with Puccini’ concert at La Scala, Milan, including Lucevan le stelle from Tosca and Nessun Dorma from Turandot. Jonas Kaufmann My Italy is a musical and visual treat

1hrs 45
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast Jonas Kaufmann
My Italy
Wednesday 13 September5pm

Jonas Kaufmann: My Italy

Jonas Kaufmann, the celebrated German tenor, presents his personal tribute to Italian music and culture in this special concert documentary film My Italy. Featuring songs from sold-out concerts in Turin and Milan, the star tenor’s stunning performances are interwoven with short films exploring his love of Italy, all set against a backdrop of breathtaking landscapes and evocative scenes of Italian life.

Music includes popular and familiar songs like Parla più piano from The Godfather soundtrack, Caruso by Lucio Dalla and the international hit Volare, performed at the Teatro Carignano in Turin. In addition, you will be able to relive some of opera’s most famous arias from Kaufmann’s ‘An Evening with Puccini’ concert at La Scala, Milan, including Lucevan le stelle from Tosca and Nessun Dorma from Turandot. Jonas Kaufmann My Italy is a musical and visual treat

1hrs 45
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast David Gilmour Live At Pompeii
Wednesday 13 September7pm

David Gilmour Live At Pompeii

 45 years after Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour filmed ‘Live At Pompeii’ in the legendary Roman Amphitheatre there, he returned for two spectacular shows, part of his year-long tour in support of his No.1 album ‘Rattle That Lock’. The performances were the first-ever rock concerts for an audience in the stone Roman amphitheatre, and, for two nights only, the 2,600 strong crowd stood exactly where gladiators would have fought in the first century AD.

‘David Gilmour Live At Pompeii’ is an audio-visual spectacle, featuring lasers, pyrotechnics and a huge circular screen on which specially-created films complement selected songs, but paramount above all is the astonishing music and stellar performances from an all-star band. The show includes songs from throughout David's career, as well as many Pink Floyd classics, including 'One Of These Days', the only song that was also performed at the band’s 1971 show.

Both concerts also saw very special performances of 'The Great Gig In The Sky' from 'The Dark Side Of The Moon', which David rarely plays as a solo artist. This concert performance film includes highlights from both shows, filmed in 4k by director Gavin Elder . ‘David Gilmour Live At Pompeii’ shows an artist at the top of his artistic game, performing incredible material with his world-class band, in a unique setting, on one very special occasion.

Songs include the title tracks of his two most recent No. 1 solo albums: Rattle That Lock and On An Island, as well as other solo and Pink Floyd classics, including Wish You Were Here and Comfortably Numb.

David Gilmour Live at Pompeii contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.
2hrs tbc
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Music Pianists Galore!
Y Keyboards Kwl!
Sunday 17 September3pm

                                            Iwan Llewelyn-Jones
                                                       presents
                                                Pianists Galore!
                                               Y Keyboards Kwl!

An afternoon of piano music from Beethoven to the blues, featuring pianists from all over Wales, and introduced by Iwan Llewelyn-Jones.  The performers are all Iwan’s students, and include national prize winners and graduates of the Royal Academy and Royal College of Music.  Refreshments available.


Daw pianyddion o bob cwr o Gymru ynghyd ar bnawn Sul I berfformio cerddoriaeth o’r clasuarol i’r cyfoes. Ymunwch a nhw a’u hathro, Iwan Llewelyn-Jones, I ymlacio a mwynhau cyfraniadau gan enillwyr cenedlaethol a graddedigion o’r Academi  Gerdd a’r Coleg Cerdd Brenhinol. Lluniaeth ar gael.

In aid of the Ucheldre Centre   /   Yr elw tuag at Canolfan Ucheldre

2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau, £2 children/plant

Music Jazz Club
Monday 18 September7.45pm
Jazz Club





The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets Monthly

on a Monday evening. 

Non-members are welcome.


This event is free
Broadcast ROH Opera Live: The Magic Flute (Mozart) Wednesday 20 September7.15pm

ROH Opera Live: The Magic Flute (Mozart)

 

Prince Tamino (Mauro Peter) promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina (Siobhan Stagg) from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno (Roderick Williams) – but all is not as it seems…


Mozart’s The Magic Flute is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar’s classic production embracing both the seriousness and comedy of the piece. The audience is transported to a fantastical world of dancing animals, flying machines and dazzlingly starry skies. The setting provides a wonderful backdrop for Mozart’s kaleidoscopic score, from the Queen of the Night’s coloratura fireworks to Tamino and Pamina’s lyrical love duets and Papageno’s hearty, folksong-like arias.  Julia Jones conducts this glorious opera.

Sung in German with English surtitles

To see a short trailer please click here

3hrs 10 including one interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Literary Rhwng: Seán Street Saturday 23 September10am - 4pm

Rhwng:

Sound Poetics

Led by poet, writer and broadcaster

Seán Street

This workshop will explore the sound under sound, seek to develop active listening to both the world around us and the sound inside text, and examine species of silence and stillness, uncovering layers of meaning through sonic expression in our relationship with things. Using a heightened awareness of internal and external sound we will seek to recalibrate our auditory responses and their expression within our own writing.


Seán Street's latest full collection is Camera Obscura (Rockingham Press, 2016.) A pamphlet-length sequence, Talk, Radio: Poems of Transmission, was published by Lapwing in 2017. Prose includes a trilogy on sound, The Poetry of Radio (Routledge,2013),The Memory of Sound (Routledge, 2015) and Sound Poetics: Interaction and Personal Identity,(Palgrave, 2017). Among other works are books on Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Dymock Poets. He is Emeritus Professor at Bournemouth University and over many years has made radio documentaries and features for various broadcasters including the BBC, CBC in Canada and ABC in Australia.

No special experience or skills are necessary. Just come as you are!

 A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb


6hrs
£15, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau

Community Open Mic Poetry Evening Friday 29 September 7.30pm

Open Mic Poetry Evening


Another opportunity to read your own, or other people's work in a friendly, supportive amosphere, held in the Ucheldre's Café.



2hrs
£3 to listen, £2 if you would like to read.

Broadcast ROH Opera Live: La Bohéme (Puccini) Tuesday 3 October7.15pm

ROH Opera Live: La Bohéme (Puccini)

 When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill.

Acclaimed director Richard Jones (Boris Godunov, Il trittico) directs a new production of Puccini’s La bohème. Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focusses on the lives of a group of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris, the capital of the 19th century. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualized in Stewart Laing’s spectacular, stylized 1850s setting.

Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La bohème one of the best-loved of all operas. It was first performed in Covent Garden in 1897 and has had more than five hundred performances there since.

Conducted by Antonio Pappano and stars a superb young cast including Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano and Mariusz Kwiecieñ

Sung in Italian with English surtitles
2hrs 35 including one interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast National Theatre Live: Hamlet Friday 6 October7pm

Hamlet (Shakespeare)

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas.


As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions

 
3hrs 30
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast Met Opera Live Encore: Norma Sunday 8 October5.55pm

MET Live Encore: Norma (Bellini)

 

 (A New Production)

This new production of Bellini’s masterpiece stars Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her rival, Adalgisa (a casting coup for bel canto fans). Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles
2hrs 35 including one interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast RSC Live: Coriolanus
Wednesday 11 October7pm

Coriolanus

This is the fourth and final in the RSC’s Rome Season which showcases four of Shakespeare’s most political and bloody plays, set in and around ancient Rome. Coriolanus is directed by Angus Jackson.

 As famine stalks Rome and the citizens rise up. The rioting is halted by war and Caius Martius leads the Roman Army to victory, but the people turn against him and he is banished.  He vows revenge and returns at the head of the Volscian army to march on Rome. 

Designed by Robert Innes Hopkins. All four plays in this season share a great creative team. This, together with a reconfiguration of the stage, will bring an added intimacy to what will be a brutal but thrilling programme.

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Literary Lit Soc: Phil Bowen
Friday 13 October1-3pm


Lit Soc: Introduced by Fiona Owen

Phil Bowen

 

'Something else: poetry is the lie that serves the truth'

A workshop with poet and playwright Phil Bowen.   According to Charles Causley, 'A good poem is always about something else other than what it's about'. Poems don't have to tell the truth but they have to be true to themselves even if they're telling a lie.

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. http://www.philbowen.co.uk/

A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb


2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau
Music Voice Workshop
Saturday 14 October10am-4pm

Voice Workshop with Marian Bryfdir

Voice Workshop with Marian Bryfdir and Robyn Masson Aimed at developing your voice whether your interest lies in jazz, folk, opera or choral music. Come along and try it. All ages and levels of experience and interest are welcome.
6hrs
£12, £6 mufyrwyr/students
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Broadcast Met Opera Live:
Die Zauberflöte
Saturday 14 October5.55pm

MET Live Encore: Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)

Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length, German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism.



With an amazing cast :

Pamina - Golda Schultz, Queen of the Night - Kathryn Lewek, Tamino - Charles Castronovo,

Papageno - Markus Werba and Sarastro - René Papa


With a clever use of puppetry, this looks to be a very lively and colourful production.

Sung in German with English surtitles

3hrs 29
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Jazz Club
Monday 16 October7.45pm
Jazz Club





The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets Monthly

on a Monday evening. 

Non-members are welcome.


This event is free
Music An Evening with Satie
Sunday 22 October 7pm

David Crystal and Iwan Llewelyn-Jones

An Evening with Satie

David Crystal and Iwan Llewelyn-Jones invite you to join them for the evening as they explore Eric Satie ( 1866-1925).  Satie, a colourful character, musician and thinker, was a member of the early 20th Century Parisian Avante Garde. He composed Gymnopédies and Danses Gothiques, to name but two familiar compositions.

The evening will be arranged with a Parisian, café style, atmosphere and do feel free to dress in the mode of the time if you would like to.







This event is a fundraiser for Canolfan Ucheldre Centre

£8, £7 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Broadcast ROH Ballet Live:
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Monday 23 October7.15pm

ROH Ballet Live:
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real.

At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole events become curiouser and curiouser…

 

Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary and instantly recognizable characters, from the highly strung Queen of Hearts – who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty's famous Rose Adage – to a playing-card corps de ballet, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story: a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all here in vivid detail. The delicious result shows The Royal Ballet at its best, bringing together world-class dance with enchanting family entertainment.


2hrs 50 including one interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Community Open Mic Poetry Evening Friday 27 October 7.30pm


Open Mic Poetry Evening


Another opportunity to read your own, or other people's work in a friendly, supportive amosphere, held in the Ucheldre's Café.



2hrs
£3 to listen, £2 if you would like to read.

Community Radio Ysbyty Gwynedd Concert Friday 27 October7.30pm

Radio Ysbyty Gwynedd Concert

A Fundraising Evening


Kev Bach presents: Dafydd Iwan, Meinir Gwilym, Wynne Elvis Roberts, Welsh Whisperer, Brodyr Magee, Sophie Jayne and Harmoneli.

Bydd y cyngerdd hwn yn cael ei ddarlledu yn fyw gan Radio Ysbyty Gwynedd

This concert will be recorded live by Radio Ysbyty Gwynedd


£9, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music A Gala Concert 2
Sunday 29 October 7.30pm

A Gala Concert 2

Come and join the party atmosphere here at Ucheldre this Autumn.

Once again we welcome to our stage the students of Bangor University with a gala performance of popular classical music, instrumental and song.

This event is a fundraiser for Canolfan Ucheldre Centre

2hrs
£8, £7 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture