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 2 December7.30pm
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 An AdLib Double Bill
Sunday 4 December5pm

Be Eco Friendly 



Be Eco Friendly is a presentation about how and where energy comes from and how to help save the planet through saving energy. Taran works with adults with learning difficulties, empowering, developing and promoting independence through various life skills.

Stormus is an inventive performance that uses Roald Dahl's Matilda and Shakespeare's The Tempest to create a playful story around a world of books with stormy weather. Ad Lib is a community drama group for young people, run by the community, for the community.

£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Literary Rhwng:
Graham Hartill
Saturday 10 December10am - 4pm

The Spaces Between Words -

Making Meaning with Emily Dickinson & The Zen Masters

Rhwng: Fiona Owen introduces poet and writer Graham Hartill

I dwell in Possibility –

A fairer House than Prose –

More numerous of Windows –

Superior – for Doors


When the majority of Emily Dickinson's poems were first published, after her death in 1886, editors tidied away their enigmatic dashes, using formal punctuation instead. Modernist and particularly feminist readers of her work have insisted on replacing them, claiming that the spaces they provide, what one critic calls their 'hesitancies', are crucial to our apprehension of the mind of this remarkable and reclusive poet.

What is left unsaid, even what is unsayable, can be seen to be, paradoxically, at the heart of meaning. In this workshop we will explore our notions of the reserved and unspoken, looking at precedents from the Taoist and Zen traditions of the Far East, the thought of the influential French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, and some of Dickinson's short masterpieces.

 We will write words, consider silences – and probably talk too much!

  The thief left it behind –

     the moon

at the window


No special experience or skills are necessary. Just come as you are! A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb

£15, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau
Literary Lit Soc: Karen Ankers

Friday 16 December 1-3pm
Lit soc: Karen Ankers

The Literary Society director Fiona Owen is joined by writer and playwright Karen Ankers. A workshop about writing drama - how to structure a short play and how to give characters a unique and believable voice.


Karen Ankers is a former member of the Ucheldre Rep, who has given up performing plays in order to concentrate on writing them.  Her one act plays have been performed in UK, America and Australia and one has recently been made into a short film by director Ben Mole.  Karen has taught Creative Writing classes for the WEA and is a co-founder of Cybi Poets.

  After this workshop, there will be an optional read-around on the theme of Christmas, over tea and mince-pies from the café, so leave an extra hour for us to celebrate in this seasonal Lit Soc way – and do bring something along to read!

£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau

Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture