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.


Broadcast NT Live: Salomé
Thursday 22 June7pm

Salomé (15)

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world.

This charged retelling, broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre, turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.

For trailer please click here
2hrs no interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Literary Rhwng: Body as Imaginal
Saturday 1 July10am - 4pm

Rhwng: Body as Imaginal

with Fiona Owen

 

According to poet and writer Dennis Slattery, 'the body's own story is as integral to exploring personal myth as is any other dimension of our becoming' (Riting Myth, Mythic Writing). During this day together, we will explore - through writing meditations, playful exercises, myth and poetry - ways to access our own stories. The day is open to all levels of ability and interest. You are invited to bring something related to the theme, to read or sing for the culminating session of the day..

Fiona Owen has had five collections of poetry published, the latest being The Green Gate (Cinnamon Press) She 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 is in training as a poetry therapy practitioner, and directs Ucheldre Literary Society and Rhwng: the Point Between. For more information about Rhwng please click here.

 A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb


6hrs
£15, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau
Drama Anvil: The Tempest
Saturday 15 July7.30pm

The Tempest
William Shakespeare

Anvil productions presents William Shakespeare’s comic tale of betrayal, shipwreck, magic and revenge. But a pleasant time awaits, as Caliban says “The isle is full of noises, sounds, and sweet airs that give delight and hurt not”. Come dressed well as the production will be outside, unless the weather is appalling enough to match the title!


£10, £8.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Drama Anvil: The Tempest
Sunday 16 July3pm

The Tempest
William Shakespeare


Anvil productions presents William Shakespeare’s comic tale of betrayal, shipwreck, magic and revenge.

But a pleasant time awaits, as Caliban says “The isle is full of noises, sounds, and sweet airs that give delight and hurt not”.

Come dressed well as the production will be outside, unless the weather is appalling enough to match the title!


£10, £8.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Community PROPS Writing Workshops
Monday 31 July 10-4pm daily
PROPS Writing Workshops

The PROPS Theatre School host a weeklong daily writing workshop for children aged 7 and over preparing for a show to be staged on Saturday 5 August. 

PROPS gives young people the opportunity to experience the excitement, creativity and enjoyment found through drama.  PROPS is open to anyone with an interest in drama, acting and the theatre.

Students can access as much as they want to from all that PROPS has to offer.

These workshops run daily from Monday 31 July to Friday 4 August.
£5 per day (Props/Anvil members Free)
Community PROPS Writing Workshops
Tuesday 1 August 10-4pm daily
PROPS Writing Workshops

The PROPS Theatre School host a weeklong daily writing workshop for children aged 7 and over preparing for a show to be staged on Saturday 5 August. 

PROPS gives young people the opportunity to experience the excitement, creativity and enjoyment found through drama.  PROPS is open to anyone with an interest in drama, acting and the theatre.

Students can access as much as they want to from all that PROPS has to offer.

These workshops run daily from Monday 31 July to Friday 4 August.
£5 per day (Props/Anvil members Free)
Community PROPS Writing Workshops
Wednesday 2 August 10-4pm daily
PROPS Writing Workshops

The PROPS Theatre School host a weeklong daily writing workshop for children aged 7 and over preparing for a show to be staged on Saturday 5 August. 

PROPS gives young people the opportunity to experience the excitement, creativity and enjoyment found through drama.  PROPS is open to anyone with an interest in drama, acting and the theatre.

Students can access as much as they want to from all that PROPS has to offer.

These workshops run daily from Monday 31 July to Friday 4 August.
£5 per day (Props/Anvil members Free)
Community PROPS Writing Workshops
Thursday 3 August 10-4pm daily
PROPS Writing Workshops

The PROPS Theatre School host a weeklong daily writing workshop for children aged 7 and over preparing for a show to be staged on Saturday 5 August. 

PROPS gives young people the opportunity to experience the excitement, creativity and enjoyment found through drama.  PROPS is open to anyone with an interest in drama, acting and the theatre.

Students can access as much as they want to from all that PROPS has to offer.

These workshops run daily from Monday 31 July to Friday 4 August.
£5 per day (Props/Anvil members Free)
Community PROPS Writing Workshops
Friday 4 August 10-4pm daily
PROPS Writing Workshops

The PROPS Theatre School host a weeklong daily writing workshop for children aged 7 and over preparing for a show to be staged on Saturday 5 August. 

PROPS gives young people the opportunity to experience the excitement, creativity and enjoyment found through drama.  PROPS is open to anyone with an interest in drama, acting and the theatre.

Students can access as much as they want to from all that PROPS has to offer.

These workshops run daily from Monday 31 July to Friday 4 August.
£5 per day (Props/Anvil members Free)
Drama PROPS Performance
Saturday 5 August 3pm

A Performance of Written Works

A production by PROPS Theatre School at the culmination of their weeklong writing workshops here at the Ucheldre Centre

PROPS gives young people the opportunity to experience the excitement, creativity and enjoyment found through drama.  PROPS is open to anyone with an interest in drama, acting and the theatre.



2hrs 30
£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast RSC Live: Titus Andronicus
Wednesday 9 August7pm

Titus Andronicus

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

Described as Shakespeare’s bloodiest play, Titus Andronicus sees the decay of Rome reach its most violent depths.  Titus (David Troughton) is a ruler exhausted by war and leaves Rome in disarray, with rape, cannibalism and brutality filling the moral void at the heart of a corrupt society. Directed by Blanche McIntyre. 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.

To see trailer from RSC please click here


£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, coffee and tea. 
Early Bird booking by 1 June 2017, £125 a day
Broadcast NT Live: Yerma
Thursday 31 August7pm

NT Live: Yerma

A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.

This unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph).

Billie Piper won the Evening Standard and Olivier Best Actress award for this role and the production won the Olivier Award for Best Revival.

For trailer please click here
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast John le Carré:
An Evening with
George Smiley
Thursday 7 September7.45pm

John Le Carré

An Evening with George Smiley  (12A)

Broadcast live from London’s Royal Festival Hall, join us for a celebration of one of the world’s greatest writers as he shares the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved character. From his extraordinary Cold War novels – such as The Spy who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – to his powerful description s of the War on Terror in The Night Manager, A Most Wanted Man and A Delicate Truth, the writing of John le Carré has come to define the last half century.

In a rare public appearance and one-off event, the author reads from his new novel, A Legacy of Spies, which sees the return of his most iconic Cold War characters, as their past comes back to claim them in the present. With a unique question and answer session, this is an unmissable opportunity to experience one of the foremost chroniclers of our age, direct and in his own words. In conversation le Carré discusses the full breadth of his career spanning five decades, and reflects on the continuing story of his most famous creation, the tubby bespectacled spy, George Smiley.


2hrs 15
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture