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.


Literary Open Mic Poetry Evening
Friday 31 March7.30pm
Open Mic Poetry Evening

Another opportunity to read your own, or other people's, work in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Held in the Ucheldre's Café, where food and drink can be purchased.


£3 to listen, £2 if you want to read
Broadcast NT Live: Twelfth Night
Thusday 6 April7pm

Twelfth Night

Live from the Olivier Theatre a joyous new production by Simon Godwin (Man and Superman, The Beaux’ Stratagem) of a Shakespeare favourite.

Shipwrecked on a strange shore, her twin brother Sebastian lost, Viola sets out to explore… The households of Orsino and Olivia are plunged into a whirlwind of unrequited love, mistaken identities, intrigue and foolery. Even Olivia’s upright and uptight butler/housekeeper Malvolio played by Tamsin Greig (Friday Night Dinner, Episodes) is not immune.



To be confirmed
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Literary Lit Soc: Fiona Owen
Friday 28 April1-3pm

Lit Soc: with Fiona Owen

‘When Up’s the Word’

A creative writing workshop led by Fiona Owen.. 

A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb


2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau
Literary Open Mic Poetry Evening
Friday 28 April7.30pm
Open Mic Poetry Evening

Another opportunity to read your own, or other people's, work in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Held in the Ucheldre's Café, where food and drink can be purchased.


£3 to listen, £2 if you want to read
Broadcast NT Live:
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Thursday 18 May7pm
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

more information to follow


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Literary Lit Soc: Victoria Field
Friday 20 May10am - 4pm

'One Hundred Shades of Green'

Literary Society director Fiona Owen introduces Victoria Field.

This writing workshop will explore our relationship to the natural world with a particular emphasis on the beauty and abundance of the month of May.  We will read and discuss poems and short pieces of prose to explore how writers have approached questions such as climate change, the land, animals, birds and plant life.  We will write in response and practice some close observation. We will also look at how the environment can act as a mirror for human experience and dilemmas. No experience necessary as the workshop will focus on generating new writing rather than critiquing.  Please bring a notebook and something to write with.

 

Victoria Field is a writer and poetry therapist.  Her writing includes memoir, poetry and drama and she has been commissioned for BBC Radio 3 and 4. She is a qualified Mentor-Supervisor for the International Federation for Biblio-Poetry Therapy and is passionate about the transformative power of reading and writing, especially in groups.  She teaches at Canterbury Christ Church University, Metanoia Institute, Professional Writing Academy and Tŷ Newydd, National Writers Centre for Wales. She has been writer-in-residence in Truro Cathedral and for the RSPB in Blean Woods in Kent.  More details on www.thepoetrypractice.co.uk

A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb


6hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau
Broadcast RSC Live: Antony & Cleopatra
Wednesday 24 May7pm

RSC Live:

Antony & Cleopatra

This is the second in the RSC’s Rome Season which showcases four of Shakespeare’s most political and bloody plays, set in and around ancient Rome.


Following the assassination of Julius Caesar and his own rise to power, Mark Anthony chooses a life of self-indulgence with Cleopatra, Queen of Eqypt. Distracted he lets go the reins of military power and the lovers come to their tragic end.  Directed by Iqbal Khan (Othello (2015) and Much Ado About Nothing (2012)) with Josette Simon taking on the role of Cleopatra (TV: Lewis Midsomer Murders and Death in Paradise. RSC: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999)) and Antony Byrne as Mark Anthony (TV: Jerico, Silent Witness RSC: Henry IV Parts I and II, Richard II).

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

For trailer see link

runnning time to be confirmed
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Literary David Crystal
Saturday 19 -
Sunday 20 August

David Crystal

Summer Weekend on the English Language

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

  Day 1

Saturday 19 August     9.30 - 5.00

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

 

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

Day 2

Sunday 20 August    9.30 - 5.00

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


For full booking information and cost please contact

boxoffice@ucheldre.org

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

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

Cost: £150 a day , to include buffet lunch, coffeee and tea.
Early Bird booking by 1 June 2017, £125 a day

Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture