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 An Evening with Satie Sunday 22 October 7pm

David Crystal and Iwan Llewelyn-Jones

An Evening with Satie

An evening exploring the colourful character of the musician and thinker, Eric Satie (1866-1925), through his own music and words.  Satie was a member of the early 20th Century Parisian avant-garde, and the composer of many familiar pieces including Gymnopédies and Danses Gothiques.  David Crystal reads from Satie's works, while Iwan Llewelyn-Jones, at the piano, performs a complementary selection of his music.

The concert hall will be set out in Parisian Café style.  Satie was an eccentric dresser so feel free to attend in period dress!              

This event is a fundraiser for Canolfan Ucheldre Centre

£8, £7 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Community Open Mic Poetry Evening
Friday 27 October7.30pm

Open Mic Poetry Evening

An opportunity to read your own, or other people's work in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Led by Karen Ankers and Trefor Stockwell.

Held in the Ucheldre's Café.


£3 to listen, £2 if you would like to read
Community A Celebration of Chinese Culture Chongqing Cultural Delegation Wednesday 1 & Thursday 2 November

Ucheldre Arts Centre and Bangor University’s Confucius Institute present:

A Celebration of Chinese Culture Chongqing Cultural Delegation

重庆市文化委员会主办,重庆演出公司承办

Join us for a two-day extravaganza of Chinese culture, presented by the internationally acclaimed Chongqing Performance Company. Headlined by a stunning performance of Chinese music and dance, activities will include Chinese craft demonstrations, tea ceremonies and an exhibition of Chinese art.

Wednesday 1 November

4 - 5pm Chinese craft demonstrations

5-7pm Food & refreshments available, booking required

7-8.30pm Performance of Chinese music and dance*

Thursday 2 November

10.30-11.30am Chinese craft demonstrations

*Tickets for performance only from Ucheldre Box Office (other events free of charge)

box-office@ucheldre.org / 01407 763361


                                 This event is a fundraiser for Canolfan Ucheldre Centre


1hr 30
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Community Chinese Craft Demonstrations
Wednesday 1 & Thursday 2 November

Ucheldre Arts Centre and Bangor University’s Confucius Institute present:

A Celebration of Chinese Culture Chongqing Cultural Delegation

重庆市文化委员会主办,重庆演出公司承办

As part of a two-day extravaganza of Chinese culture, presented by the internationally acclaimed Chongqing Performance Company. Activities will include Chinese craft demonstrations, tea ceremonies and an exhibition of Chinese art.

Wednesday 1 November

4 - 5pm Chinese craft demonstrations

Thursday 2 November

10.30-11.30am Chinese craft demonstrations


The exhibition will be displayed in the Aisles over the whole of the two day visit.


FREE
Community A Celebration of Chinese Music and Dance
Wednesday 1 November 7pm

Ucheldre Arts Centre and Bangor University’s Confucius Institute present:

A Celebration of Chinese Culture Chongqing Cultural Delegation

重庆市文化委员会主办,重庆演出公司承办

As part of the two-day extravaganza of Chinese culture we have a stunning performance of Chinese music and dance.

Part 1-Traditional Song and Dance performances

 -- Interval --

 with a small tea ceremony and guzheng music in café area run by Confucius Institute staff

Part 2 -3 Chinese Folk Music performances

Part 3 -Sichuan Opera performance


This event is a fundraiser for Canolfan Ucheldre Centre

1hr 30
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Literary Lit Soc:
Trefor Stockwell
Friday 10 November1-3pm

Magical Realism: Introduction and Workshop

led by Trefor Stockwell

Introduced by Fiona Owen. This workshop will introduce participants to Magical Realism as a prose narrative style and will include a reading from the author’s book of short stories Bread and Wine, followed by questions and answers.

 


Trefor Stockwell has had a varied career as soldier, civil servant, actor, theatre director and college tutor. He has a PhD in Creative Writing from Bangor University.

A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb


2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau
Community Open Mic Poetry Evening
Friday 24 November7.30pm

Open Mic Poetry Evening

An opportunity to read your own, or other people's work in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Led by Karen Ankers and Trefor Stockwell.

Held in the Ucheldre's Café.


£3 to listen, £2 if you would like to read
Music The Devil's Violin:
Stolen (10+)
Saturday 25 November7.30pm

The Devil's Violin

bring us

STOLEN

Daniel Morden transports you to the Land of No Return, his storytelling served by the hypnotic string accompaniment of Sarah Moody and Oliver Wilson-Dickson.

The ensemble will take you on an epic journey, through a dreamlike land where you will encounter a king turned to stone, an old woman living in the claw of a giant cockerel and a glass man filled with wasps.

The essence of all cinema, theatre and literature is a gripping tale well told. By weaving traditional stories into an epic narrative The Devil’s Violin return us to that essence. STOLEN is a tale of lost loves, bravery, and above all else, hope. 

No guards met him at the palace.

He made his way through a great pair of gates.

Through chambers that echoed with his footsteps.

He came to a hall thick with fog - was that a statue?

No, not a statue but the King himself.

The King of this country, as still and grey

as the stone his throne was made from.


“You could hear a pin drop...like the air was all onstage with them. The music is divine.” Bristol Old Vic

For YouTube trailer please click here

1hr 25 incl Interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Literary Lit Soc:
Rob Mimpriss
Friday 1 December1-3pm

 The Art of Fiction 

a creative writing workshop with Rob Mimpriss

Introduced by Fiona Owen The art of fiction involves the balancing of  two very different skills. On the one hand, we place our characters within a believable world, both natural and built, and within an economy and society which provides and limits our characters' opportunities, and which they struggle against, or find their place within. On the other hand, we seek to explore the inner lives of our characters, and the stories, true or false, which they tell about themselves, as heroes, as victims or as villains. This seminar will draw on characters from Wales and America, the novel and the short story, to explore the ways in which realistic fiction can be enriched by the myths which are concealed within us all.
A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb
2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau
Broadcast ROH Ballet Live:
The Nutcracker
Tuesday 5 December7.15pm

Broadcast Live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

The Royal Ballet presents:

The Nutcracker

The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure. After defeating the Mouse King, the Nutcracker and Clara travel through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy treats them to a wonderful display of dances. Back home, Clara thinks she must have been dreaming – but doesn’t she recognize Drosselmeyer’s nephew?

Peter Wright’s nigh-on defnitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowfakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores.


1hr 15 incl Interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Community Rhwng: The Point Between Saturday 10 December10am-4pm

Rhwng

Led by Fiona Owen

More information about this day workshop to follow. But do keep the date in your diary.

A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb

6hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau

Literary Lit Soc: Fiona Owen introduces
Phil Bowen
Friday 13 January1-3pm

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

a workshop with poet and playwright

Phil Bowen

Introduced by Fiona Owen. 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

This event is supported by Literature Wales, with thanks.

2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau
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