Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

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

Diary — Literary events

The Ucheldre Centre regularly presents talks and readings by leading authors, often sponsored by the Literary Society. P D James, Simon Brett, and Celia Skidmore are just some of the writers who have talked about their work from the Ucheldre stage.


Community

Weekly Classes and Groups


Weekly Classes and Groups Are Held at Ucheldre

for more information please see the News tab on this website


Drama PropsAnvil Weekly

PropsAnvil

Artistic Director and Props Principal Anne Jones

Props Theatre School and Anvil Productions

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

Props Theatre School

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

Anvil Productions

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

click here to see the PropsAnvil website for futher information.
Literary Lit Soc: Ric Hool
Friday 22 June1pm-3pm

Lit Soc

Ric Hool introduced by Fiona Owen

 

The Attempt to Capture Light


‘The Attempt to Capture Light’ – a poetry writing workshop with Ric HoolA Summer Solstice poetry workshop with Ric Hool, exploring further possibilities in the consideration and writing of poetry. The Poem: A glass pane through which light passes both ways and through which things are revealed from both sides whilst reflections create complexity.Ric Hool has nine collections of published poetry and has his work featured in poetry magazines & journals in Europe, USA & UK. He was the Welsh Academy poet for the Abergavenny Food Festival 2009 and also Academy poet representative for the South Bank London Global Poetry System 2009. Ric Hool is from Northumberland but lives in Wales.

Croeso cynnes i bawb / A warm welcome to all

                      Followed by an impromptu 40 minute gig based on 1950s / early 1960s rock n roll
                                                     from Ric Hool and Phil Bowen
                                                    otherwise known as Time n Time
 

£5, £4 consessions/gostyngiadau
Drama Anvil:
How to Build a Wall
Saturday 14 July7.30pm

Anvil

presents

How to Build a Wall

A riot is taking place. A young man has been working in his parents shop but is now stuck. Suddenly there is a young woman in the shop who forces him to take a long hard look at himself and his life. Then one by one more people appear bringing inside the chaos that is increasing outside.

A brave new piece from 2 young writers. Recommended for 16 +


Drama Anvil:
How to Build a Wall
Sunday 15 July7.30pm

Anvil

presents

How to Build a Wall

A riot is taking place. A young man has been working in his parents shop but is now stuck. Suddenly there is a young woman in the shop who forces him to take a long hard look at himself and his life. Then one by one more people appear bringing inside the chaos that is increasing outside.

A brave new piece from 2 young writers. Recommended for 16 +


Broadcast RSC Live: Romeo and Juliet
Wednesday 18 July7pm


RSC Live

Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare

What if your first true love was someone you’d been told to hate?

Ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents, two young people will risk everything to be together.

The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change. Will this spark a revolution or will division continue to tear through generations?


3hrs 30
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Literary R.S. Thomas Festival Saturday 21 Julyfrom 11am

Cybi Poets

host

R.S. Thomas Festival

Gŵyl Cybi – Cybi Festival is a small bilingual festival of poetry, spoken words, bands and art.

This year's festival and competitions will be celebrating the work of R.S,Thomas

Ronald Stuart Thomas has been described as one of Wales' 'most commanding literary figures'. He was born in Cardiff in 1913 but raised in Holyhead from the age of 5 years old until he went to university in Bangor. During his writing career he produced over 20 volumes of poetry and was nominated for the Nobel prize for Literature. He was a dedicated pacifist and devoted to the cause of Wales as a nation.

On display will be the work of Philippa Jacobs inspired by the life and works of R.S.Thomas

There will be guest performers, bands, an open mic poetry competition, talks and a children's art competition. Guests will include:

Martin Daws/ Glyn F Edwards / Fiona and Gorwel Owen / The Straight Jacket Legends and more

The Festival is being organised by members of Cybi Poets who hold monthly open mic nights on Anglesey.

Website: https://cybifestival.wordpress.com/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cybifestival/
Twitter: @cybifestival

Literary David Crystal:
A Series of Talks for 2018
Saturday 28 &
Sunday 29 July9.30am-4pm

David Crystal Talks 2018

Shakespeare's Language Weekend

The first day will be an Introduction to Shakespeare's use of vocabulary, grammar, metre, orthography; his linguistic creativity; his influence on modern English.

The second day will be an introduction to original pronunciation, followed by a workshop in which participants will be trained to use the accent for themselves.

Booking Information and Cost:

Cost: per day £150 (price includes morning and afternoon refreshment and buffet lunch)

Certificates of attendance will be provided if required.

Booking:  Because of the limited size and facilities of the venue, places are limited to 50, early booking is advised.

People should book by: mail to the Ucheldre Centre, Millbank, Holyhead LL65 1TE / and directly through box-office@ucheldre.org/ by phone 01407 763361.

A registration form  will be sent (via email or post, as requested) to be returned to the Centre along with payment.

All events are held in support of Ucheldre, a community arts venue in Holyhead, and a registered charity.

 
Broadcast NT Live: Julie (12A)
Thursday 6 September7pm

National Theatre Live

Julie

by Polly Stenham after Strindberg

Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas.

 Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.

This new version of August Strinberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

(Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa) by Rosaline Shahnavaz

2hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast RSC Live:
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Wednesday 12 Septemer7pm



RSC Live  (12A)

The Merry Wives of Windsor

William Shakespeare

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.

3hrs 30
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast NT Live: King Lear (12A)
Thursday 27 September7pm


National Theatre Live

King Lear

Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season.  Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them.  Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph)
3hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast RSC Live: Troilus& Cressida
Wednesday 14 November7pm



RSC Live

Troilus & Cressida (12A)

William Shakespeare

In Shakespeare's poetic and tragic telling of the Trojan war, virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle.

 "Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion"

Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences.


3hrs 30
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast NT Live:
The Madness of George III (12A)
Thuesday 20 November7pm


National Theatre Live

The Madness of George  III

by Alan Bennett

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.

Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.

The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.


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

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