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 27 January7.30pm
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
Literary Rhwng: Eric Maddern
Saturday 11 February10am - 4pm

Fiona Owen introduces Eric Maddern

Storytelling: Our Native Tongue

2017 is the Year of Legends in Wales. So why not kickstart the year by getting a story or two under your belt. Telling stories about our lives is something we all do naturally. Some are better at it than others but it is a capacity that can be improved. We’ll start with personal anecdote and move up to legend and myth. Having a go, learning how to learn a story, finding out what’s essential, keeping your listeners' interest, gaining confidence, playing with your material, having fun… We will pack all this into our half dozen hours together…

Eric Maddern is an Australian born storyteller, writer, singer-songwriter and retreat manager. He’s written a dozen children’s picture books and his ‘Snowdonia Folk Tales’, which came out in October 2015, is already regarded as a classic in its genre. Over the last 30 years he has created Cae Mabon, a renowned eco-retreat centre in the foothills of Snowdonia.

No special experience or skills are necessary. Just come as you are!

A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb.


6hrs
£15, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau
Literary Lit Soc: Hazel Manuel
Friday 17 February1-3pm

Fiona Owen introduces: Hazel Manuel

'Creating fascinating characters'

Along with a great plot, your characters are central to what makes your novel or short-story a success. Hazel’s workshop will explore ideas and techniques that will help you develop unique and compelling characters that your readers will want to get to know. 

Hazel Manuel is a UK born novelist whose writing follows a career in education, first as a teacher/lecturer and after as a business leader within the education sector. Hazel now lives and writes in France where she hosts ‘Paris Writers Working Lunches’ and runs writing retreats in the Loire Valley.  Travel is a big part of Hazel’s life and her first novel Kanyakumari was written over three trips to India.  Her second novel The Geranium Woman was published this year by Cinnamon Press and was influenced by the years Hazel spent as a Company Director. You can find out more about Hazel and her work at www.hazelmanuel.net.

A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb


2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau
Literary Open Mic Poetry Evening
Friday 24 February7.30pm
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
Drama European Arts Company presents:
Chekhov's Shorts

Saturday 4 March7.30pm




Chekhov's Shorts

















European Arts Company returns with a delightful collection of short, comic, bittersweet plays by Anton Chekhov written originally for Russian vaudeville theatres. They include The Evils of TobaccoThe DimwitThe BearSwansong and The Proposal

‘Chekhov wasn't all doom and gloom! European Arts Company’s production of Chekhov’s Shorts is fast paced, witty and engaging’ – The Stage


2hrs 5 with interval
*£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Literary Lit Soc: Pauline Plummer
 and Josephine Scott
Friday 17 March1-3pm

Fiona Owen introduces: Pauline Plummer and Josephine Scott

'Tyneside Poets from the Coast'

  A creative writing workshop and reading by Pauline Plummer  and Josephine Scott.

Pauline Plummer, from Liverpool, has lived in the North East since 1982.  Most recent collections of poetry are Bint (Red Squirrel Press) and Demon Straightening (Iron Press) as well as a book length narrative poem From Here to Timbuktu (Smokestack Press). She has also published short stories and has worked as a tutor of creative writing in UK, Sierra Leone and Greece.



      

Josephine Scott was born in Northumberland and spent her childhood in Australia.  She has two collections of poetry, Sparkle and Dance, and Rituals, both published by Red Squirrel Press.  She writes lyrical poems that celebrate memory and landscape.













A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb


2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau
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

The Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for pre-performance light refreshments
Literary Lit Soc: Phil Bowen
Friday 21 April1-3pm

Fiona Owen introduces: Phil Bowen

'Something Else'

A poetry workshop with poet and plywright Phil Bowen. 

Someone once said that 'Poetry is the lie that serves the truth'. 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.

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

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