Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

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

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

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

New members always welcome.

Click here for the Ucheldre Rep web site.

Admission free
Broadcast NT Live: Deep Blue Sea
Thursday 1 September7pm
Deep Blue Sea (12A)

Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) also features in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production.

Set in a flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London in 1952. When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge.

With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.


3hrs
£10 , £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant The Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for pre-performance light refreshments
Film BFG 3D
Friday 2 September5.30pm


BFG (PG)

Based on Roald Dahl's book of the same name, we follow a girl called Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) who meets the B(ig) F(riendly) G(iant). He may be big and quite scary with no little resemblance to Mark Rylance who plays him, but he turns out to be quite kindhearted. We find out that his is an outcast amongst Giant kind as he refuses to eat children. Directd by Steven Spielberg. Prepare to be totally transported into the wonderful world of Roald Dahl.



1hr 57
£3, (£2 child/plant)
Film No Home Movie
Friday 2 September8pm
No Home Movie (Documentary)

No Home Movie is Chantal Akerman's poignant last film, written, and directed by her and featuring her mother, a holocaust survivor, Natalia Akerman, now living in Brussels. For two hours, we see them eating, chatting and sharing memories, intercut with other footage which suggests a turbulent past beneath the apparent tranquility of life now in the apartment. Described by the FT as "mesmeric".


1hr 55
£4, £3.25 gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr/concessions & students, £2 children/plant
Music West End Workshop
Saturday 3 September
9.30am - 4.30pm

This summer 'West End in Wales' is proud to present 'West End Workshop' at The Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead!

Led by Industry professionals, West End Workshop is a whole day of Acting, Singing and Dance Workshops for 5-18 year olds.

Students will then have the opportunity to perform with the professionals in 'West End in Wales' : A Night of Song and Dance (Performance at 7.30pm)

For more information or to book your place call 01407 763361 or visit www.westendinwales.co.uk


7hrs
£25
Music West End in Wales presents: An Evening of Song and Dance
Saturday 3 September7.30pm
An Evening of Song and Dance

West End in Wales presents an Evening of Song and Dance.

Bringing West End Talent to Wales. Starring Emma Bispham (Blood Brothers), Craig Ryder (We will Rock You), Laura Mansell (Godspell), and Adam Lyons (Priscilla Queen of the Desert).


Also on stage will be those who took part in the workshop held earlier in the day.


£10, £8 gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr/concessions
Film BFG 3D
Sunday 4 September3.30pm


BFG (PG)

Based on Roald Dahl's book of the same name, we follow a girl called Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) who meets the B(ig) F(riendly) G(iant). He may be big and quite scary with no little resemblance to Mark Rylance who plays him, but he turns out to be quite kindhearted. We find out that his is an outcast amongst Giant kind as he refuses to eat children. Directd by Steven Spielberg. Prepare to be totally transported into the wonderful world of Roald Dahl.



1hr 57
£3, (£2 child/plant)
Film BFG 3D
Wednesday 7 September5.30pm


BFG (PG)

Based on Roald Dahl's book of the same name, we follow a girl called Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) who meets the B(ig) F(riendly) G(iant). He may be big and quite scary with no little resemblance to Mark Rylance who plays him, but he turns out to be quite kindhearted. We find out that his is an outcast amongst Giant kind as he refuses to eat children. Directd by Steven Spielberg. Prepare to be totally transported into the wonderful world of Roald Dahl.



1hr 57
£3, (£2 child/plant)
Film No Home Movie
Wednesday 7 September8pm
No Home Movie (Documentary)

No Home Movie is Chantal Akerman's poignant last film, written, and directed by her and featuring her mother, a holocaust survivor, Natalia Akerman, now living in Brussels. For two hours, we see them eating, chatting and sharing memories, intercut with other footage which suggests a turbulent past beneath the apparent tranquility of life now in the apartment. Described by the FT as "mesmeric".


1hr 55
£4, £3.25 gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr/concessions & students, £2 children/plant
Film BFG 3D
Friday 9 September5.30pm


BFG (PG)

Based on Roald Dahl's book of the same name, we follow a girl called Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) who meets the B(ig) F(riendly) G(iant). He may be big and quite scary with no little resemblance to Mark Rylance who plays him, but he turns out to be quite kindhearted. We find out that his is an outcast amongst Giant kind as he refuses to eat children. Directd by Steven Spielberg. Prepare to be totally transported into the wonderful world of Roald Dahl.



1hr 57
£3, (£2 child/plant)
Film The Measure of a Man
Friday 98pm
The Measure of a Man

Written and directed by Stéphane Brizé this Cannes Film Festival award winning film stars Vincent Lindon in the lead as Thierry Taugourdeau.


1hr 31
£4, £3.25 gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr/concessions & students, £2 children/plant
Music Pianists Galore!
Y Keyboards Kwl!
Sunday 11 September3pm
Iwan Llewelyn-Jones introduces
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_Jpnes. 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.


2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau, £2 children/plant In aid of the Ucheldre Centre/Yr elw tuag at Canolfan Ucheldre
Film BFG 3D
Sunday 11 September5.30pm


BFG (PG)

Based on Roald Dahl's book of the same name, we follow a girl called Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) who meets the B(ig) F(riendly) G(iant). He may be big and quite scary with no little resemblance to Mark Rylance who plays him, but he turns out to be quite kindhearted. We find out that his is an outcast amongst Giant kind as he refuses to eat children. Directd by Steven Spielberg. Prepare to be totally transported into the wonderful world of Roald Dahl.



1hr 57
£3, (£2 child/plant)
Exhibition Borth - Yma O Hyd
Tuesday 13 Septembertime
Borth -  Yma O Hyd

The village of Borth in Ceredigion clings to a shingle bank, surrounded by Cardigan Bay to the west, the River Dyfi to the north, and the floating bog of Cors Fochno to the east.

Photographer Bruce Cardwell, with poet Elin ap Hywel and painter Rhodri Evans, offer a mosaic of the vibrant community which flourishes in the village and highlight the extraordinariess of ordinary people and the place where they live.

Exhibition runs until Sunday 13 November

All welcome


Mae pentref y Borth yn gorwedd ar ro o raean, gyda Bae Ceredigion tua'r gorllewin, Afon Dyfi tua'r gogledd a Chors Fochno tua'r dwyrain.

Mae'r ffotograffydd Bruce Cardwell, ar y cyd a'r bardd Elin ap Hywel a'r arlunydd Rhodri Evans, yn creu darlun aml-gyfrwng o'r gymuned fywiog sy'n ffynnu yn y pentref. Eu nod yw dathlu'r pethau sy'n gyffrous ac arbennig ym mywyd pob dydd poble y Borth a'r lle mae nhw'n byw ynddo.

Yr arddangosfa ymlaen tan dydd Sul 13 Tachwedd

Coeso i bawb


Film The Measure of a Man
Wednesday 145.30pm
The Measure of a Man

Written and directed by Stéphane Brizé this Cannes Film Festival award winning film stars Vincent Lindon in the lead as Thierry Taugourdeau.


1hr 31
£3, (£2 child/plant)
Film Men & Chicken
Wednesday 14 September8pm

Men & Chicken (15)

Two brothers Gabriel (David Dencik) and Elias (Mads Mikkelsen) at their father's deathbed are told they are adopted and so unravels a tale of the enexpected. A comic drama written and directed by Anders Thomas Jensen.

In Danish with English sub-titles.


1hr 44
£4, £3.25 gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr/concessions & students, £2 children/plant
Literary Lit Soc: Séan Street

Friday 16 September 1-3pm
Lit soc: Séan Street

The new Lit Soc season under the direction of Fiona Owen begins with ‘Sound, Time and Space - into the Universe of the Imagination’- a conversation, workshop and reading with poet Seán Street.  We know sound and poetry are linked, because voice is sound, and poetry grows out of the human voice. This conversation and workshop will explore how anything can have the ability to make the familiar extraordinary, and bring new ways of seeing - and hearing - to poetry. Seán Street's ninth full collection is Camera Obscura (Rockingham Press), published in 2016, poems which explore the connection between voices across time and space. Recent prose includes The Memory of Sound and The Poetry of Radio (Routledge). Previous writings include books on Gerard Manley Hopkins and The Dymock Poets. He is Emeritus Professor at Bournemouth University.This event is kindly supported by Literature Wales.

A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb


2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau
Music European Union Chamber Orchestra
Friday 16 September7.30pm

European Union Chamber Orchestra

Soloist and Director:    HANS-PETER HOFMANN

The European Union Chamber Orchestra return with 14 musicians to perform a lovely programme of popular music featuring:

BACH - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, FAURE - Nocturne,  MENDELSSOHN - Violin Concerto in D minor, WALTON - Two Pieces from Henry V,  MOZART - Serenade in C minor K.406,  and  BARTOK - Romanian Dances

Since they were last with us the Orchestra has been on tour to Malta, Egypt and many parts of the UK including Cambridge.

There will also be an opportunity to come and listen to the open rehearsal before the concert itself. The restaurant will be open for refreshments before the concert, so a thoroughly enjoyable evening is in store.

4 - 6pm       Open Rehearsal

6 - 7.30pm  Ucheldre Kitchen open for refreshments and pre-concert meals

7.30pm Concert


2 hrs
Open Rehearsal Free
£16, £14 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Voice Workshop
Saturday 17 September10 - 4pm
Voice Workshop with Marian Bryfdir

We are delighted that Marian Bryfdir is to continue her workshops here at the Ucheldre. Aimed at developing and improving, but above all enjoying, your voice whether it be in folk or classical style. Come along and try it. All ages and levels of experience and interest are welcome.


6hrs
£12, £6 concessions & students/gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr
Drama A Time to Remember
Saturday 17 September8pm
A Time to Remember


Written and Directed by Michael Ferguson.

A Time To Remember, a play presented by the Greenore Drama Group, is a fictional account of the story of the SS Connemara and Retriever disaster 1916.

The SS Connemara was rammed amidships by the incoming collier The Retriever beside the Haulbowline lighthouse on the 3rd of November 1916. A tragic tale of the sea.  The death toll was only limited by the fact that war time restritions on passenger numers meant that the full compliment of 800 souls was not allowed to travel.



£10.00
Film Embrace of the Serpent
Sunday 18 September3.30pm
Embrace of the Serpent

This film traces the stories of two scientists who both, at different times, work with a shaman Karamakate, the last of his people, to find  a sacred healing plant called Yakruna. In 1909 Karamakate (Nilbio Torres) works with ethnologist Theo (Jan Bijvoet) and then in 1940 an older Karmakate (Antonio Bolivar) works with Evan (Brionne Davis).  Based on the diaries of Theodor Koch-Grunberg and Richard Evan Schultes this is written and directed by Ciro Guerra and co-written by Jacques Toulemonde Vidal. Filmed in black and white and with English sub-titles this multi-award winning foreign language film has been described as "Simply a work of art. One of the most singular cinamatic experiences you could hope to have". Indiewire


2hrs 05
£3, (£2 children/plant)
Music Jazz Club
Monday 19 September
Jazz Club

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays.  Non-members welcome.

7.30 for 8pm


Film Men & Chicken
Wednesday 21 September5.30pm

Men & Chicken (15)

Two brothers Gabriel (David Dencik) and Elias (Mads Mikkelsen) at their father's deathbed are told they are adopted and so unravels a tale of the enexpected. A comic drama written and directed by Anders Thomas Jensen.

In Danish with English sub-titles.


1hr 44
£3, (£2 children/plant)
Film Men & Chicken
Wednesday 21 September8pm

Men & Chicken (15)

Two brothers Gabriel (David Dencik) and Elias (Mads Mikkelsen) at their father's deathbed are told they are adopted and so unravels a tale of the enexpected. A comic drama written and directed by Anders Thomas Jensen.

In Danish with English sub-titles.


1hr 44
£4, £3.25 gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr/concessions & students, £2 children/plant

Broadcast National Theatre Live:
The Threepenny Opera (15)

Thursday 22 September7pm

Mack the Knife is back in town.

A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre.

London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr and Mrs Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn’t come home last night and it’s all about to kick off…

With Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (Hamlet, Othello, James Bond) as Macheath, alongside Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, My Family and other Animals) as Polly Peachum and Haydn Gwynne (The Windsors, Drop the Dead Donkey) as Mrs Peachum.

This bold, anarchic production is brought to you by a creative powerhouse: adapted by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and directed by Rufus Norris (Everyman, London Road).

Contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence and filthy language.

Please find YouTube trailer here

3hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
The Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for pre-performance light refreshments

Film Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach
Friday 23 September5.30pm
Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach

In his 80th year this documentary film directed by Louise Osmond (Richard III: The King in the Car Park (2013), Dark Horse (2015)) spans 50 years of the artistic life and works of Ken Loach.  His politics and social realism are clear to see in his films for both British TV and British cinema, he was never interested in the bright lights of Hollywood.

Best known for films such as Cathy Come Home (1966), Kes (1969) and Carla's Song (1996) his films are hard hitting, as well as beautifully crafted.


1hr 33
£3, (£2 children/plant)
Film Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach
Friday 23 September8pm
Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach

In his 80th year this documentary film directed by Louise Osmond (Richard III: The King in the Car Park (2013), Dark Horse (2015)) spans 50 years of the artistic life and works of Ken Loach.  His politics and social realism are clear to see in his films for both British TV and British cinema, he was never interested in the bright lights of Hollywood.

Best known for films such as Cathy Come Home (1966), Kes (1969) and Carla's Song (1996) his films are hard hitting, as well as beautifully crafted.


1hr 33
£4, £3.25 gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr/concessions & students, £2 children/plant
Literary Rhwng: Poetry a Way of Seeing
Saturday 24 September10am

'Poetry, a Way of Seeing: Writing Creatively with Paul Matthews'

Rhwng: Led by Fiona Owen with poet and writing teacher Paul Matthews.

The Tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way (William Blake)

Do our words help or hinder our perception of the world? It is true that in our literal age we often label things to death with our prosaic lnaguage, but that's not the end of the story. Through guided tasks in writing (both playful and profound) we can permit imagination to flow, and by freeing the creative powers hidden in words begin to take joy once more in our companionship with the stones and trees and beasts which surround us, and even (as we did in childhood) behold the magic in common things, the chairs and broomsticks of our houshold. 'Poetry' is not just a pretty way of writing. It lends a subtle slant to our eyesight which helps us see each other and the work more truly.


Paul Matthews, poet, teacher and gymnast has taught for many years at Emerson college. He is renowned for helping poets and writers, even the most anxious, to work with and develop their creative voice. His inspiring books, Sing Me the Creation, and Words in Place (both from Hawthorn Press) contain numerous exercises to nurture the creative process and bring language alive between people. The Ground that Love Seeks and Slippery Characters (Five Seasons Press) are gatherings of his poetry.

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


www.paulmatthewspoetry.co.uk

A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb

10am – 4pm


6hrs
£15, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau
Film Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach
Sunday 25 September3.30pm
Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach

In his 80th year this documentary film directed by Louise Osmond (Richard III: The King in the Car Park (2013), Dark Horse (2015)) spans 50 years of the artistic life and works of Ken Loach.  His politics and social realism are clear to see in his films for both British TV and British cinema, he was never interested in the bright lights of Hollywood.

Best known for films such as Cathy Come Home (1966), Kes (1969) and Carla's Song (1996) his films are hard hitting, as well as beautifully crafted.


1hr 33
£3, (£2 children/plant)
Opera ROH Live: Norma
(Bellini)
Monday 26 September7.15pm
Norma (Bellini)

This new production of Norma for The Royal Opera is distinguished by a superlative cast of internationally renowned singers. Bellini’s classic bel canto opera is full of wonderful melodies and opportunities for star singing.  But it is especially known for Norma’s stunning showpiece aria, ‘Casta diva’

Alex Ollé of innovative Catalan theatre group La Fura dels Baus directs, bringing a modern edge to this timeless tale of love, rivalry and betrayal, set against a backdrop of war driven by the extremes of a fanatically religious society.

Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this stunning cast, Sonya Yoncheva as Norma,  Joseph Calleja as Norma’s secret lover, Pollione and Sonia Ganassi as the priestess Adalgisa, in a striking new production, which opens in the 2016/17 Season.

Please find trailer here

Sung in Italian with English surtitles


3hrs 25 incl interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plantThe Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for pre-performance light refreshments
Drama RSC Live: Cymbeline

Wednesday 28 September 7pm
Cymbeline





Cymbeline is a ruler of a divided Britain.  When Innogen, the only living heir, marries her sweetheart in secret, an enraged Cymbeline banishes him.  But a powerful figure behind the throne is plotting to seize power and murder them both.

Innogen embarks on a dangerous journey that will reunite Cymbeline with a lost heir and reconcile the young lovers.

Melly Still directs Shakespeare’s rarely performed romance.

Please find trailer here

 

3 hrs 30
             £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
The Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for pre-performance light refreshments 
Film Embrace of the Serpent
Friday 30 September5.30pm
Embrace of the Serpent

This film traces the stories of two scientists who both, at different times, work with a shaman Karamakate, the last of his people, to find  a sacred healing plant called Yakruna. In 1909 Karamakate (Nilbio Torres) works with ethnologist Theo (Jan Bijvoet) and then in 1940 an older Karmakate (Antonio Bolivar) works with Evan (Brionne Davis).  Based on the diaries of Theodor Koch-Grunberg and Richard Evan Schultes this is written and directed by Ciro Guerra and co-written by Jacques Toulemonde Vidal. Filmed in black and white and with English sub-titles this multi-award winning foreign language film has been described as "Simply a work of art. One of the most singular cinamatic experiences you could hope to have". Indiewire


2hrs 05
£3, (£2 children/plant)
Film Embrace of the Serpent
Friday 30 September8pm
Embrace of the Serpent

This film traces the stories of two scientists who both, at different times, work with a shaman Karamakate, the last of his people, to find  a sacred healing plant called Yakruna. In 1909 Karamakate (Nilbio Torres) works with ethnologist Theo (Jan Bijvoet) and then in 1940 an older Karmakate (Antonio Bolivar) works with Evan (Brionne Davis).  Based on the diaries of Theodor Koch-Grunberg and Richard Evan Schultes this is written and directed by Ciro Guerra and co-written by Jacques Toulemonde Vidal. Filmed in black and white and with English sub-titles this multi-award winning foreign language film has been described as "Simply a work of art. One of the most singular cinamatic experiences you could hope to have". Indiewire


2hrs 05
£4, £3.25 gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr/concessions & students, £2 children/plant
Broadcast Michael Bublé
TOUR STOP 148
Saturday 1 October3.30PM


Michael Bublé - TOUR STOP 148               (12A)

This fantastic screen event offers a unique front row seat to the superstar’s phenomenally successful sold-out To Be Loved Tour, seen globally by a staggering two million fans.

Filmed for the big screen in superb 5.1 surround sound, Michael Bublé – TOUR STOP 148 showcases thrilling live performances of many of the Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter’s biggest hits, including Home, Haven’t Met You Yet, Cry Me A River and Feelin’ Good.

It also features a personal 15-minute introduction to Bublé fans by the artist which addresses his motivation for making the film, his music and his experience of life on the road. With unprecedented behind-the-scenes footage, intercut with the singer’s dynamic and show-stopping performances, Michael Bublé – TOUR STOP 148  is an unparalleled experience for fans of one of the music world’s most talented and beloved stars. 


12A      2 hrs
£10 , £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
The Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for pre-performance light refreshments
Broadcast Michael Bublé
TOUR STOP 148
Saturday 1 October7PM


Michael Bublé - TOUR STOP 148                                        (12A)

This fantastic screen event offers a unique front row seat to the superstar’s phenomenally successful sold-out To Be Loved Tour, seen globally by a staggering two million fans.

Filmed for the big screen in superb 5.1 surround sound, Michael Bublé – TOUR STOP 148 showcases thrilling live performances of many of the Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter’s biggest hits, including Home, Haven’t Met You Yet, Cry Me A River and Feelin’ Good.

It also features a personal 15-minute introduction to Bublé fans by the artist which addresses his motivation for making the film, his music and his experience of life on the road. With unprecedented behind-the-scenes footage, intercut with the singer’s dynamic and show-stopping performances, Michael Bublé – TOUR STOP 148  is an unparalleled experience for fans of one of the music world’s most talented and beloved stars. 


12A            2hrs
£10 , £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
The Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for pre-performance light refreshments
Broadcast TAB Live: The Sleeping Beauty
Tuesday 4 October7pm
The Sleeping Beauty

Part of The Fairytale Season broadcast live from The Australian Ballet. This highly anticipated new production by Artistic Director and choreographer David McAllister with both sumptuous and colourful costumes and sets designed by Gabriella Tylesova and original choreography by Marius Petipa.

In a supernatural world of good and evil, Princess Aurora (Lana Jones) is cursed by a sorcerer (Lynette Wills) on her sixteenth birthday, but the intervention of the Lilac Fairy (Amber Scott) causes her to fall into a deep sleep and so is saved from death. One day, a lonely Prince (Kevin Jackson) searches for his true love and awakens the princess with a kiss. Be swept into a world of magical fairies and bluebirds with Aurora and her Prince, as they dance their way through rose gardens and Imperial Courts, to Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score.


2hrs 25 incl interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plantThe Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for pre-performance light refreshments
Community Everest the Hard Way
Friday 7 October7pm

Everest the Hard Way

A talk by Doug Scott CBE.

Legendary mountaineer, Doug Scott will be telling the story of how he and Dougal Haston made the first ascent of the world's highest mountain by its massive South West Face in September 1975. Their epic climb would go down in mountaineering history as 'Everest the Hard Way'

Before the talk and during the interval there wil be a sale of Nepalese goods and of signed framed mountain prints. Doug will also be signing copies of the first volume of is autobiography 'Up And About'. Proceeds from the talk will go to supporting the work of Community Action Nepal.


£15, £12 gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr/concessions & students, £3 children/plant
Drama The Revlon Girl
Saturday 8 October7.30pm

The Revlon Girl is an original play based on the events surrounding the Aberfan Disaster of 1966. Written by Neil Anthony Docking ('Casualty', 'Emmerdale'), directed by Maxine Evans ('Stella', 'Call the Midwife') and set 8 months after the tragedy, the play draws on the real life story of a small group of bereaved mothers who met every Tuesday above a local hotel to talk, cry and even laugh (without feeling guilty). At one of their meetings, the women looked at each other and realised how much they had let themselves go. Afraid that people would think them frivolous, they secretly arranged for a representative from Revlon to come and give a talk on beauty tips.

The Revlon Girl must surely rank as one of the best pieces of new writing in London at the moment’.

                                                                                             Ian Foster, There Ought To Be Clowns



2 hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Drama RSC Live: King Lear

Wednesday 12 October 7pm
King Lear



King Lear has ruled for many years.  As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power.

Misjudging his children’s loyalty and finding himself alone in the wilderness, he is left to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point.

Antony Sher returns to the RSC to play King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare in this, one of Shakespeare’s most epic and powerful plays.

3 hrs 30
             £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
The Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for pre-performance light refreshments 
Literary Lit Soc: John Barnie

Friday 14 October 1-3pm
Poetry and the New Nature

The Literary Society director Fiona Owen is joined by John Barnie. The afternoon explores the ways in which poets have responded to nature since the Darwinian revolution and in particular the growing realisation among biologists and naturalists, from Edward O. Wilson to David Attenborough, that the Earth is well into a mass extinction of species which will have consequences for ourselves.

 

John Barnie grew up in Abergavenny in the Usk Valley, on the edge of the Black Mountains. He taught at Copenhagen University from 1969-82, and was editor of the cultural and political magazine Planet from 1990-2006. He has published over 20 collections of poetry and essays including The King of Ashes which won a Wales Book of the Year award. A blues guitarist, he has performed widely with the poetry and blues band Y Bechgyn Drwg/The Bad Boys, and, currently, with Hollow Log. During 2016 he is poet in residence at Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

 

A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb

2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau
Music Lisa Mills
Saturday 22 October7.30pm
Lisa Mills USA

Between August and mid November 2016 Lisa Mills is on tour throughout the UK and Europe.

"Going your own way means living without the certainty of safe choices, until you get where you've been going. It's been a long crooked road, but with her transformative new release, 'I'm Changing', Lisa Mills has gotten there."



2hrs 30
£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Literary Lit Soc: Ric Hool

Friday 18 November 1-3pm
Between So Many Words

The Literary Society director Fiona Owen is joined by Ric Hool. During this workshop we shall discuss themes that might inform our poetic writing and consider the determination or 'push' of authorship and the apprehension of readership.

  

For the writing exercise it would be useful if participants brought along any of the following to use as an aide-mémoire: a diary / correspondence / a short story / a journal / a series of pictures (3 or 4) / objects from a holiday / one object from each of several different holidays.

 

Ric Hool’s poetic themes are the psychological and geographical impact of place and space on the human experience. Water is a theme, poured from place to place and from experience to experience: an agent of informing. Ric has nine published collections of poetry, the most recent being Between So Many Words (Red Squirrel Press 2016). He is also a reviewer of poetry in magazines, a creative writing tutor for various literature projects and organizer of the poetry reading series ‘Upstairs at the Hen & Chicks’. 

A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb

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2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau
Literary Lit Soc: Karen Ankers

Friday 16 December 1-3pm
Lit soc: Karen Ankers

The Literary Society director Fiona Owen is joined by writer and playwright Karen Ankers. A workshop about writing drama - how to structure a short play and how to give characters a unique and believable voice.

 

Karen Ankers is a former member of the Ucheldre Rep, who has given up performing plays in order to concentrate on writing them.  Her one act plays have been performed in UK, America and Australia and one has recently been made into a short film by director Ben Mole.  Karen has taught Creative Writing classes for the WEA and is a co-founder of Cybi Poets.

  After this workshop, there will be an optional read-around on the theme of Christmas, over tea and mince-pies from the café, so leave an extra hour for us to celebrate in this seasonal Lit Soc way – and do bring something along to read!


2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau
Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture