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 at Ucheldre this Autumn


Weekly Classes and Groups Are Held at Ucheldre

for more information please see the News tab on this website

for dates and times please call the box-office on 01407 763361

or email box-office@ucheldre.org


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.
Broadcast NT Live:
Antony & Cleopatra
Thursday 6 December7pm


National Theatre Live

Antony & Cleopatra

by William Shakespeare

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

 Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Literary Lit Soc: Phil Bowen
Friday 14 December1pm - 3pm



The Colour of Saying

with

Phil Bowen


A poetry writing workshop led by Phil Bowen

This will be followed by a showing of Love Somehow, a film written by Phil Bowen.

Please note that the time given (13:00 - 15:00) is for the workshop.

This will be followed by a short tea break, and then we can watch the film.  The workshop looks at and develops Dylan Thomas's addiction to synaesthesia - seeing sounds and hearing sights - and aims to both simplify and unravel certain instinctive understandings and write beyond them. Love Somehow is a 30-minute multi award-winning film written by Phil Bowen, made by Kate Cheeseman, and featuring Sally George and Griff Rhys Jones. It is about Caitlin Thomas and is set in Laugharne.

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. He is part of a duo 'Time n Time' with Ric Hool.

A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb

£5, £4 concessions/ gostyngiadau
Literary Winter Solstice
Friday 21 December12 noon

Winter Solstice

On the shortest day of the year, come and celebrate the Winter Solstice at the Ucheldre Centre with simultaneous performances of poetry, prose and music taking place in Aberdeen, Carlisle, Cork, Edinburgh and Greenwich. Cybi Poets will be coordinating the Ucheldre event in association with Arachne Press which includes: 

Music from Fiona and Gorwel Owen.

Spoken word with Martin Daws.

There will a chance to perform your own poetry, prose or music in an open mic that follows the performance.


Entrance £3 which includes a Solstice Soup.
Literary Lit Soc: Adam Craig
Friday 25 January1-3pm

"From Solstice to Winter Hearth"

with Adam Craig

   ‘From Solstice to Winter Hearth’ – a creative writing workshop with Adam Craig

A seasonal workshop that explores inner landscapes, both imagined and imaginal, and asks us to find that place within where we are most free to create. For poets and prose writers, beginners and beyond.

Adam Craig is a writer, editor and graphic designer, interested in landscapes both exterior and interior, and in developing ways in which we can use writing to explore these places. His writing has appeared in magazines and anthologies, and he has published a short story collection together with two novels. Adam lives and works in North Wales, where he helps run Cinnamon Press.

A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb


2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/ gostyngiadau
Literary Lit Soc: Fiona Owen
Friday 22 February1-3pm

"Writing Short Stories, according to Flannery O'Connor"

with

Fiona Owen

‘Writing Short Stories, according to Flannery O’ Connor’

a creative writing workshop led by Fiona Owen. 

The American short story writer Flannery O’ Connor had things to say about how to write a convincing short story. Drawing on two of her essays, and examples from her own short stories, this workshop will provide plenty of food for thought, as well as practice in writing, following some of her suggestions. We will also look at micro-fiction, a more recent and popular form. All ranges of experience are welcome.

A warm welcome to all/Croeso cynnes i bawb.

Fiona Owen has had five collections of poetry published, the latest being The Green Gate (Cinnamon Press), and has published short stories, interviews, reviews and essays. She directs Ucheldre Literary Society and Rhwng: the Point Between at Ucheldre, teaches creative writing, literature and other arts/humanities subjects for the Open University, and writes and records songs with Gorwel Owen, the latest CD being Releasing Birds. She also runs ‘self/world’ writing events under the title Eye of the Storm. www.rhwng.com


2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/ gostyngiadau
Literary Lit Soc: Fiona Owen
Friday 22 March1-3pm

"The Art and Craft of Imagery"

with

Fiona Owen

a creative writing workshop led by Fiona Owen. 

Drawing on Paul Deaton’s recent collection of poems A Watchful Astronomy and various other examples of poetry and fiction, this workshop will explore ways to enrich your writing (poetry and prose) by using imagery. There will be plenty of fun exercises and the workshop is open to all ranges of experience. 

A warm welcome to all/Croeso cynnes i bawb.

Fiona Owen has had five collections of poetry published, the latest being The Green Gate (Cinnamon Press), and has published short stories, interviews, reviews and essays. She directs Ucheldre Literary Society and Rhwng: the Point Between at Ucheldre, teaches creative writing, literature and other arts/humanities subjects for the Open University, and writes and records songs with Gorwel Owen, the latest CD being Releasing Birds. She also runs ‘self/world’ writing events under the title Eye of the Storm. www.rhwng.com


2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/ gostyngiadau
Broadcast RSC Live: As You Like It
Wednesday 17 April7pm

RSC Live

As You Like It

William Shakespeare

                               Come into the forest: dare to change your state of mind.
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head.  With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves.

Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare's romantic comedy.

Broadcast RSC Live:
The Taming of the Shrew
Wednesday 5 June7pm

RSC Live:

The Taming of the Shrew

William Shakespeare

In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) returns Shakespeare's fierce, energitic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of heirarchy and power.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast RSC Live:
Measure for Measure
Wednesday 31 July7pm

RSC Live:

Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare

"To whom should I complain?"

When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today.

Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs this new production.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture