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.


Rhwng Led by Fiona Owen and Eileen Dewhurst

Saturday 4 October10am-4pm

Rhwng Led by Fiona Owen and Eileen Dewhurst

Each Rhwng event takes a theme as its starting point in order to explore - through creative and explorative writing, poetry, story, metaphor and myth – ways to connect ideas with experiences, words with world, inscape with outscape. ‘Rhwng’ (‘between’): an integrating word, opening as space, relationship, question.

As the days shorten and autumn deepens, we will explore themes of transition, shifts, surrender and maturation through a consideration of that fine line between different modes of writing – the therapeutic and the art-making. It is open to all levels of ability and interest, with no creative or therapeutic writing experience necessary. Please bring pens, notebooks and any friends who might be interested – and, if possible, something related to the seasonal theme to read or sing for the final session.

Fiona Owen writes poetry and prose, and her publications include Going Gentle and Imagining the Full Hundred, with Screen of Brightness co-written with poet Meredith Andrea. The Green Gate will be published by Cinnamon in 2015. Fiona teaches creative writing, literature and other arts subjects for the Open University, is training as a Focusing Practitioner, writes songs with Gorwel Owen and runs ‘Rhwng: the Point Between’ events at Canolfan Ucheldre Centre.

Eileen Dewhurst is an experienced health professional with a diploma in therapeutic counselling.  She has an MA in Creative Writing and has published both poetry and short stories. She has a long-standing interest in the role of creativity in the process of healing.

For fuller information, please see Fiona’s website

Any questions:

A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb

£10, £8 concessions
Literary Open Mic: War and Peace Thursday 28 October7.30pm
Literary Society presents
Open Mic: War and Peace

All are welcome to come and read their own poems on the theme of War and Peace. Entries to be judged by poet Fiona Owen, who will award a small prize to the best poem read on the night.

All welcome to come watch.

£3, £2 youth/ieuenctid
Music Literary Society: Phil Bowen Friday 31 October10am-4pm
Literary Society: Phil Bowen

Phil Bowen leads today’s creative writing workshop. He is a poet, performer, biographer and playwright who has also worked extensively in education. His published work includes Variety’s Hammer, Starfly, and Nowhere’s Far. His latest play was Anything But Love.


£15, £10 members
Literary Literary Society: Martin Daws Friday 7 November1pm
Literary Society Presents: Martin Daws

Creative Writing and Performance Workshop

Welcome return of this outstanding performance poet whose live sets blend free musicality and innovative lyricism in a unique improvised theatre. Martin Daws’ work explores life, history, nature, and who the hell we think we are,anyway! He is also currently an enthusiastic Young People’s Laureate for Wales.

A double Farrago Slam Champ, and runner-up in both the Glastonbury Festival Slam and the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry, Martin is also the author of Skin Tight the Sidewalk.  In today’s workshop participants will prepare a performance celebrating DylanThomas’ work, generating their own DT inspired poems as they go.


3 hr
£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau
Literary Book Launch: Simon Holloway
Sunday 23 November6.30pm
Book Launch: Simon Holloway

more info soon

Literary Rhwng Saturday 6 December10am

more info soon

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