Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

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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
Music Voice Workshop with
Marian Bryfdir and Kiefer Jones



Saturday 4 June 10am - 4pm

Introductory Voice Workshop with
Marian Bryfdir and Kiefer Jones

Marian Bryfdir is back full of energy, and raring to help you with your singing voice           
whether your interest lies in jazz, folk, opera or choral come along and try it.

She will be joined by the singer and choir master Kiefer Jones.

All ages and levels of experience and interest are welcome at this introductory workshop day aimed at developing your voice.  Depending upon the response and what people want to do, a series of workshops could  be launched.


6 hrs  with lunch interval
£12, £6 gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr/concessions & students
Film The Jungle Book   (3D)   (PG)



Sunday 5 June 3.30pm

The Jungle Book  in 3D  

Re-telling of the classic tale with darker shades than original Disney.  There is a live central character of Mowgli but amazing CGI for the remaining cast of animals. 

Visually sumptuous blockbuster brought vividly to light in 3D as viewers are plunged into extraordinarily lush green forests, stark desert tundras, and enticing waters.

Directed by Jon Favreau, and starring Neel Sethi, with voices Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher Walken, Lupita Nyong'o, Hannah Tointon, and Ralph Ineson.
1hr 46  PG
Drama RSC Live: Hamlet
Wednesday 8 June 7pm
Hamlet

Hamlet has the world at his feet. Young, wealthy and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead.

Returning home he finds his world is utterly changed, his certainties smashed and his home a foreign land. Struggling to understand his place in a new world order he faces a stark choice. Submit, or rage against the injustice of his new reality.

Simon Godwin (The Two Gentlemen of Verona 2014) directs Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet in Shakespeare’s searing tragedy.  As relevant today as when it was written, Hamlet confronts each of us with the mirror of our own mortality in an imperfect world.              

View Trailer

3 hrs 15 incl 20 min interval
             £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
Drama NT Live Encore:
The Audience 



Thursday 9 June 7pm
The Audience       (12A)


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

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

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

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

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


3 hrs  with one interval
             £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
Dance Ffin Dance       
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Saturday 11 June  7.15pm

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Ffin Dance return with another energising series of dances. However, the evening is launched by a performance of a work created during their 2016 residency in Ucheldre with Barton Dance and Drama Academy students. 

 

Duetti – for 4 dancers

Choreographed by Sue Lewis to 3 haunting songs from Medúlla by Björk.  Duetti as the name implies is a series of duets.  The organic nature of the songs refers to the purest essence of something and explores the ritual power of the voice in a way that is primal and intimate.  Unfettered sensuality winds through the songs with Björk’s voice being miked very closely giving the sense of listening to her from inside the larynx.

Sue says "I was inspired by the landscape of Northern Tuscany whilst researching the piece; often jagged but occasionally silky and always stunning.  The content of the duets reflects this natural beauty”

 

Memoir – for 2 dancers

Choreographed and performed by company dancers Catrin Lewis and Julian Lewis.  An autobiographical journey looking at life past, present and future through the eyes of a river from its rising high in the mountains to its end when it reaches the sea.


 True – for 4 dancers

Choreographed by Sue Lewis to medieval dance music against a backdrop of an old German folk tale about the women who saved the lives of their husbands and children by carrying them on their backs from a besieged city.




7.15pm       Pre-performance talk by Director Sue Lewis
7.30pm       Barton Dance and Drama Academy
Pause
Duetti
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Memoir
Interval
True

2 hrs incl 20 min interval
             £8, £7 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Drama

A Spoonful of Musical Theatre




Sunday 12 June 6pm
A Spoonful of Musical Theatre

A PROPS Theatre School production

2 hrs  30
  £4, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Film Zootropolis (PG)
Wednesday 15 June 5.30pm

Zootropolis   (PG)

Slick and fast moving animation set in a city of anthropomorphic animals where a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

Directed by Rich Moore, Jared Bush,and Byron Howard, and starring voices Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Shakira, Idris Elba, and JK Simmons.

Also showing on Sundays 19 June and 26 June at 3.30pm.  

1hr 48
£3 (£2 children/plant)
Film Eye in the Sky     (15)
Wednesday 15  June  8pm

Eye in the Sky   (15)

In this edge of the seat thriller, Colonel Katherine Powell commands an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. The difficulty of her mission escalates when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.

Directed by Gavin Hood and starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul and Alan Rickman.

Also showing Friday 24 June at 5.30pm and 8pm

1hr 42
£4 (£3.25 students & concessions /gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr)
Community

The North Wales Society of Fine Art   Cymdeithas Celf Gain Gogledd Cymru

Thursday 16 June -
Wednesday 13 July

The North Wales Society of Fine Art   Cymdeithas Celf Gain Gogledd Cymru

Annual Exhibition Arddangosfa Flynyddol


Ucheldre is delighted to host an exhibition of selected work by members of The North Wales Society of Fine Art (NWSFA). 

Established to promote botanical artwork across Wales and NW England, its membership now features many other award-winning fine art professionals, as well as Society of Botanical artists, and  Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medallists.  Consequently, the subject matter varies from botanical, landscape, portrait and wildlife art in oil, acrylic and watercolour paints, ink and pastels, to textile artwork and sculpture.

A prize is awarded to the artists whose work is voted for by visitors to the exhibition; come and cast your vote!

Mae’n bleser gan Ucheldre gynnal Arddangosfa o waith dethol gan aelodau Gymdeithas Celfyddyd Gain Gogledd Cymru.

Cafodd ei sefydlu i hyrwyddo gwaith celf botanegol ledled Cymru a gogledd-orllewin Lloegr, ac mae ei aelodaeth bellach yn cynnwys llawer o ymarferwyr proffesiynol celfyddyd gain buddugol, yn ogystal â Chymdeithas Artistiaid Botanegol, ac enillwyr Medalau Aur y Gymdeithas Arddwriaethol Frenhinol. O ganlyniad, mae’r gwaith yn amrywio o luniau botanegol a bywyd gwyllt, tirluniau a phortreadau, mewn paentiau olew, acrylig a dyfrlliw, inc a phastelau, i waith celf tecstiliau a cherflunwaith.

Dyfernir gwobr i’r artistiaid y mae ymwelwyr i’r arddangosfa yn pleidleisio arno, felly dewch i fwrw’ch pleidlais!

www.nwsfa.org.uk

Free Admission/Mynediad am Ddim

All welcome - Exhibition runs until Wednesday 13 July

Croeso i bawb - Arddangosfeydd yn rhedig tan dydd Mercher13 Gorffennaf


Literary Lit Soc: Remembering Chas



Friday 17 June 1- 3pm

Remembering Chas
Led by Fiona Owen   

Remembering Chas is a life writing workshop which will look at how to transform memories into pieces of life writing – auto/biography in poetry or prose.

For those who knew Chas Parry-Jones, who ran the Literary Society for many years and died in June 2015, one can draw on memories of him, but please come along, even if you didn’t know Chas. You will have plenty of your own life experience to draw on.

The session will conclude with a reading of Chas Parry-Jones’s poetry. 

Fiona Owen says, “I look forward to seeing you! Edrych ymlaen at weld chi!  A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb.”

 

The Lit Soc breaks for the summer.  An outline of the new season of workshop sessions, all timed 1-3pm is:

Friday 16 September: Professor Emeritus of Radio, poet and writer Seán Street.

Friday 14 October: Poet, writer and ex-editor of Planet magazine John Barnie

Friday 18 November: Poet and writer Ric Hool

Friday 16 December: Writer and playwright Karen Ankers, with Christmas read-around and optional mince pies afterwards, in the café!


2 hrs 
£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau

Music Rhys Meilyr
Fundraising Concert



Friday 17 June 7.30pm

Rhys Meilyr

Fundraising Concert



Fundraising programme of favourites to enable Rhys to join the Urdd and Mentrau Iaith Cymru annual visit to Patagonia 2016

Special guests: Linda’r Hafod (Compère), Huw Llywelyn (Tenor), Sharon Evans (soprano), Annette Bryn Parri (Pianist), Gwilym Lewis & the Holyhead Male Voice Choir, Harmonies (Trio- Rhys Meilyr, Gethin Griffith & Jacob Edwards)

2 hrs with interval
Fundraiser               £10
Film Zootropolis (PG)
Sunday 19 June 3.30pm
Zootropolis

In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

Directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore this fast moving animation stars Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman and Idris Elba.

Also showing Sunday 26 June 3.30pm
1hr 48
             £3 (£2 children/plant)
Music Jazz Club
Monday 20 June
Jazz Club

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

7.30 for 8pm


Opera Glyndebourne Live:
Il barbiere di Siviglia  (Rossini)



Tuesday 21 June 6.30pm

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

Live from Glyndebourne’s 2016 Festival


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

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

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

With the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Chorus. 

3 hrs 05 with interval
Sung in Italian with English surtitles                £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
Film Eye in the Sky   (15)
Wednesday 22  June  5.30pm

Eye in the Sky       (15)

In this edge of the seat thriller, Colonel Katherine Powell commands an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. The difficulty of her mission escalates when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.

Directed by Gavin Hood and starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul and Alan Rickman.

Also showing tonight at 8pm and Friday 24 June at 5.30pm and 8pm

1hr 42
£3 (£2 children/plant)
Film Eye in the Sky     (15)
Wednesday 22  June  8pm

Eye in the Sky    (15)

In this edge of the seat thriller, Colonel Katherine Powell commands an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. The difficulty of her mission escalates when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.

Directed by Gavin Hood and starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul and Alan Rickman.

Also showing Friday 24 June at 5.30pm and 8pm

1hr 42
£4 (£3.25 students & concessions /gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr)
Film Eye in the Sky     (15)
Friday 24  June  5.30pm

Eye in the Sky    (15)

In this edge of the seat thriller, Colonel Katherine Powell commands an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. The difficulty of her mission escalates when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.

Directed by Gavin Hood and starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul and Alan Rickman.

Also showing tonight at 8pm

1hr 42
£3 (£2 children/plant)
Film Eye in the Sky    (15)
Friday 24  June  8pm

Eye in the Sky      (15)

In this edge of the seat thriller, Colonel Katherine Powell commands an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. The difficulty of her mission escalates when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.

Directed by Gavin Hood and starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul and Alan Rickman.

1hr 42
£4 (£3.25 students & concessions /gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr)

 

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

 

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

 

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

Wigmore Hall, London (The Guardian)

 




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

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

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

1hr 50
*£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Film Zootropolis (PG)
Sunday 26 June 3.30pm
Zootropolis   (PG)

Slick and fast moving animation set in a city of anthropomorphic animals where a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

Directed by Rich Moore, Jared Bush, and Byron Howard, and starring voices Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Shakira, Idris Elba, and JK Simmons.

1hr 48
             £3 (£2 children/plant)
Opera Royal Opera House Live:
Werther (Massenat)



Monday 27 June 7pm

ROH Live: Werther by Massenet


Conducted by Antonio Pappano, Massenet’s tragedy is full of suppressed desire and family duty. 

The tormented poet Werther (Vittorio Grigolo) is in love with the married Charlotte (Joyce DiDonato).  Unable to forget his love, Werther travels the world, but their romance continues through a series of passionate letters.  On his unexpected return Charlotte once again rejects Werther and he shootshimself, dying in her arms. 

Known for his illustrious career in French cinema, Benoit Jacquot’s production is sumptuously staged in the 18th Century.  Lavish costumes and grand houses by set designer Charles Edwards represent the stifling society the couple live within whilst passion rages beneath.

“The most amazing feeling I’ve had in opera”   Vittorio Grigolo on singing Werther.


3 hrs incl 2 intervals
Sung in French with English surtitles                                                                                      
               
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
Literary Coleridge in Wales
Festival Day



Tuesday 28 June 10am -7.30pm

Coleridge in Wales Festival Day

We are delighted to be taking part in the Wales wide celebration of Coleridge.  He had a remarkable range of interests, reflected in his decision to walk through Wales discovering its landscape and people.

This diversity is reflected in our celebratory programme from walks to talks.

10am ‘Coleridge nature-writing walk’ with Will Stewart (£5/4 concessions)

2-4pm 'Rhwng: the Point Between' workshop: ‘Imagination’s fire: Coleridge’s “secret ministry”’ – led by Fiona Owen (£5/4 concessions)

7.30pm Coleridge Evening (£7/£6/£3)

David Crystal reading ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’

Sea Songs with Fiona and Gorwel Owen 

David Crystal and Richard Parry, founder of the festival, on Coleridge and Shakespeare, with Q&As from the audience.

If you plan to come along to all three events, there is a season ticket available: £14/£12 concessions. (Please book early!)

The Ucheldre event is part of an all-Wales Coleridge festival. Please see the website here for the exciting details.

10 yb  ‘Coleridge nature-writing walk’ gyda Will Stewart (£5/4 consesiwn)

2-4 yh Gweithdy 'Rhwng: the Point Between': ‘Imagination’s fire: Coleridge’s “secret ministry”’ gyda Fiona Owen  (£5/4 consesiwn)

7.30yh Noson Coleridge (£7/£6/£3)

David Crystal yn darllen ‘The Ancient Mariner’

Caneuon y Môr gyda Fiona a Gorwel Owen 

David Crystal a Richard Parry, sylfaenydd yr ŵyl, yn trafod Coleridge a Shakespeare, gyda chyfle am gwestiynau o’r gynulleidfa.

Mae tocyn tymor ar gael os ydych yn bwriadu dod i’r tri digwyddiad: £14/£12 consesiwn. (Archebwch yn fuan os gwelwch yn dda!)

Mae digwyddiad Ucheldre yn rhan o ŵyl Coleridge Cymru gyfan. Gweler y wefan ar gyfer manylion cyffrous.    

10 hrs
     Season ticket £14, £12 concessions/gostyngiadauOr see individual prices above
Music

UK Foo Fighters Tribute

Nothing's Set in Stone - 2016 Tour


Saturday 2 July7.30pm

UK Foo Fighters Tribute Band 


Nothing's Set in Stone - 2016 Tour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Be sure to catch them live tonight.

 

UK Foo Fighters Tribute are:



Jay Apperley (as Dave Grohl)

Arron Warner (as Nate Mendel)

Alex Bailey (as Taylor Hawkins)

Jamie Valentine (as Chris Shiflett)

Nick Wight (as Rami Jaffee)

Watch Jay's performance with Dave and Foo Fighters

The Ucheldre Cloister Bar will be open from 7pm onwards

7pm Doors

7.30pm Compilation CD

8.15pm UK Foo FIghters Tribute Live on Stage

2hrs 25 No Interval
  £12.50, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £5 youth/Ieuenctid You can also buy online direct with UK Foos  
Drama Kenneth Branagh Theatre Live:
Romeo and Juliet
Thursday 7 July7.15pm
Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live cinema season continues with a new vision of Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tale of forbidden love live from the Garrick Theatre in London.  Kenneth Branagh and his creative team present a modern passionate version of the classic tragedy.  

 A longstanding feud between Verona’s Montague and Capulet families brings about devastating consequences for two young lovers caught in the conflict. 

Kenneth Branagh co-directs with Rob Ashford, reuniting with the stars of his celebrated film of Cinderella, Richard Madden and Lily James, as Romeo and Juliet.  Also featuring Sir Derek Jacobi as Mercutio and Meera Syal as The Nurse.

2hrs 45 incl interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Isle of Anglesey Choral Society:
Songs of the Seas and the Sky
Friday 8 July7.30pm
Songs of the Seas and the Sky

The Isle of Anglesey Choral Society directed by Petra Lloyd Davies, present a concert of works by Eric Thiman, Vaughan Williamsand others including the beautiful Rusalka’s Song to the Moon as well as some well loved folk songs.  The world renowned soprano,Denise Leigh, will be joining the singers once again.


2hrs
£7, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Opera An Evening of Opera
Saturday 9 July7.30p
An Evening of Opera

Join us for an evening of operatic selections from your favourite operas including The Magic Flute, Carmen, Cosi Fan Tutte, Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro and more.

Karen Davies (Soprano), April Grime (Soprano) and Kiefer Jones (Baritone) are all previous students of Marian Bryfdir who is Director of Opera at Bangor University and now they will come together to present operatic arias, duets and trios with Marian Bryfdir accompanying.


2hrs
£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Drama Anvil:
A Midsummer Night's Dream



Saturday 16 July 7.30pm

A Midsummer Night's Dream


Anvil returns with everyone’s favourite play by William Shakespeare in his 400th anniversary year.

'A dream, dreamed on a midsummer night.'

In this country daylight lasts for 17 or 18 hours at midsummer.  It's a time when the birds and the bees, every plant and every creature lives life to the full in the open air.  It's the time to play, the time to dream and the time to love before the days shorten and grow cooler and life goes back indoors and is governed by a man made routine and artificial light - and life grows darker.

Join Anvil Productions as they bring Shakespeare's play to life in the open air at midsummer in Ucheldre’s amphitheatre.

Enjoy the frolics, farce and foolishness and escape from the routine, the regular, the rat race, but come warmly dressed for the outside even though the amphitheatre is sheltered!

3hrs with interval
*£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Opera Glyndebourne Live Encore:
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg



Sunday 17 July 3.30pm

Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

(The Mastersingers of Nuremberg)

Recorded live at Glyndebourne Festival 2011

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

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

With the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Chorus.

A masterstroke’ - The Independent

‘Grippingly original’ - Opera

4 hrs 50 with intervals

Sung in German with English surtitles               

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

Music Jazz Club
Monday 18 July
Jazz Club

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

7.30 for 8pm


Exhibition Art for All - Alunio i Bawb
Thursday 21 July6pm
Art for All - Alunio i Bawb

A chance to see the wide range of work exhibited in Ucheldre’s 25th annual Art for All Competition.

Many of the Adult paintings are for sale.

Entry forms are available from the Centre, and must be returned with the work between 14 – 16 July.

The competition will be judged by artist Iwan Lewis. Prizewinners will be announced at this evening’s opening, to which all are welcome.

 

Dyma gyfle i weld y dewis eang o waith sy’n cael arddangos yn 25ain cystadleuaeth flynyddol Celfyddyd I Bawb Ucheldre.

Bydd llawer o waith yr oedolion ar werth. Ffurflenni mynediad ar gael yn y Ganolfan, a rhaid eu dychwelyd gyda’r gwaith rhwng 14 – 16 Gorffennaf

Cyhoeddir enwau’r enillwyr ar ddechrau cyfnod yr arddangosfa. Croeso i bawb.

 

Supported by / Cefnogwyd gan Felicia and Michael Crystal

Exhibition opens / Arddangosfa’n agor 5pm

Announcement of prizewinners / Cyhoeddi enillwyr gwobrau 5.30pm

Bydd y cystadleuaeth yn cael ei feirniadu gan Iwan lewis.

Exhibition runs until Sunday 4 September / Arddangosfa yn rhedig tan dydd Sul 4 Medi

 

Drama  Almeida Live: Richard III


Thursday 21 July 6.45pm
 Almeida Live: Richard III      (15)


The Almeida Theatre makes its live screening debut with an explosive new adaptation of Richard III, directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare’s most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret.




War-torn England is reeling after years of bitter conflict. King Edward is ailing, and as political unrest begins to stir once more, Edward’s brother Richard – vicious in war, despised in peacetime – awaits the opportunity to seize his brother’s crown.  

Through the malevolent Richard, Shakespeare examines the all-consuming nature of the desire for power amid a society riddled by conflict.  Olivier-winning director Rupert Goold’s (Macbeth, King Charles III) searing new production hones a microscopic focus on the mythology surrounding a monarch whose machinations are inextricably woven into the fabric of British history.

Cast includes: David Annen, Joseph Arkley, Tom Canton, Daniel Cerquiera, Simon Coates, Susan Engel, Ralph Fiennes, James Garnon, Mark Hadfield, Scott Handy, Finbar Lynch, Aislín McGuckin, Joseph Mydell, Vanessa Redgrave, Joshua Riley, and Joanna Vanderham.

3 hrs 30 (TBC)
               £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
Literary Open Mic Poetry Evening
Friday 22 July7.30pm
Open Mic Poetry Evening

An opportunity  to read your own, or other people’s, work in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. 

To be held in the Ucheldre Centre Café, where food and drink can be purchased.

Led by Karen Ankers and Trevor Stockwell.















2hrs
£3 to listen £2 if you want to read
Music  Live Broadcast:
André Rieu's 2016 Maastricht Concert



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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

3 hrs incl 15 min interval
               £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
Community Drop In Art Table
Monday 25 - Friday 29 July

Free Drop In Art Table with Jacquie Myrtle

Come along and try your hand at painting, drawing pyrography, and other arty pursuits.

This event runs alongside the Ucheldre's 25th Annual Art for All exhibition.

10-12 noon & 1-4pm


Opera The Garden Consort:
The Pleasure of Your Company
Friday 29 July7.30pm
The Pleasure of Your Company

The Garden Consort, four singers and a pianist from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, request the Pleasure of Your Company for a scintillating selection of vocal gems from across the musical spectrum from Grand Opera to the West End and Broadway including Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Strauss, Hammerstein, Sullivan and Romberg.


2hrs
Community Scrap Metal Sculpture Workshops
Monday 1 - Friday 5 August
Scrap Metal Sculpture Workshops
for adults and children 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.

10am - 4pm, Adults £15 (Conc/students £10); teenagers (age 15+) £6

Thursday - 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


Drama Shakespeare Weekend
Satruday 6 - Sunday 7 August
Shakespeare and Theatre

Anvil Productions host two days of workshops for age 16 and over.

Further information to follow.


Community Children's Art Workshops
Monday 8 - Friday 12 August

Children's Art Workshops

A creative week working with different materials and ideas led by Jacquie Myrtle.

10-12 noon (5-7 year olds)

1-3pm (over 7 year olds)

£3 per child per session

Opera Glyndebourne Live:
Béatrice et Bénédict
Tuesday 9 August6.30pm


Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict (Beatrice and Benedict)

Live from Glyndebourne’s 2016 Festival

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

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

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

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

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



£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Pinc Ffloyd
Saturday 13 August7.30pm

Pinc Ffloyd

We are delighted to welcome back Pinc Ffloyd after last year’s great concert.

Pinc Ffloyd are the premium tribute to the sounds and visuals of Pink Floyd featuring a tight, 5 strong band of accomplished musicians from across North Wales. 

Focusing mainly on the shows of the 1970's 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.  From Men of Harlech to flying sheep, come and see the Welsh Pink Floyd tribute show in action, you won’t be disappointed!!!!

2 hrs
£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £5 children/plant
Community Acting Workshop
Sunday 14 August9-4pm
Acting Workshop

An Anvil Productions one day acting workshop for ages 16 and over.

More information to follow


7hrs
Drama Summer Performance Workshop
Monday 15 - Friday 19 August
Summer Workshops

Workshops for children aged 7 and over preparing for a show to be staged on Saturday 20 August.

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

Further information to follow


10 - 4pm daily
Music Jazz Club
Monday 15 August
Jazz Club

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

7.30 for 8pm


Drama Anvil Children's Show:
August Allsorts
Saturday 20 August7.30pm
August Allsorts

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


2hrs
£7, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Community Children's Art Workshops
Monday 22 - Friday 26 August

Children's Art Workshops

A creative week working with different materials and ideas led by Jacquie Myrtle.

10-12 noon (5-7 year olds)

1-3pm (over 7 year olds)

£3 per child per session

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
Music Jazz Club
Monday 15 September
Jazz Club

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

7.30 for 8pm


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 a workshop and reading from Emeritus Professor of Radio, poet and writer Seán Street.


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

The European Union Chamber Orchestra are once again to return. With an exciting programme of popular music.

With a special guest to be announce on the 13 July, this is a performance not to be missed.

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  Uchldre Kitchen open for refreshments and pre-concert meals


£16, £14 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Literary Rhwng: The Point Between
Saturday 24 Septemberime
Rhwng: The Point Between

Rhwng: The Point Between is led by Fiona Owen with poet and writing teacher Paul Matthews.

Exploring poetry, ecology, music, religions, culture, art and philosophy. Each Rhwng takes something from the season as its starting point.  Themes are explored through writing, poetry, story and myth. No special experience or skills are necessary. Just come as you are!

A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb

10am – 4pm


6hrs
£15, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau
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 area, ‘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, including 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.


Sung in Italian with English surtitles


3hrs 25 incl interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
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.

 

3 hrs 30
             £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 
Literary Lit Soc: John Barnie

Friday 14 October 1-3pm
Lit soc: John Barnie

The Literary Society director Fiona Owen is joined by poet, writer and ex-editor of Planet Magazine John Barnie.


2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau
Literary Lit Soc: Ric Hool

Friday 18 November 1-3pm
Lit soc: Ric Hool

The Literary Society director Fiona Owen is joined by poet, and writer Ric Hool.


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, with a Christmas read-around and optional mince pies afterwards, in the café!


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