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 — Workshops

The Ucheldre Centre holds a wide-ranging series of workshops in many areas of the arts, for both adults and children. Some are sponsored by the Literary or Reading groups. The school holidays are especially popular times for children.


Community Saturday Art Club Every Saturday10-12 noon; 1.30-3.30pm
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Jacquie Myrtle leads these popular art workshops for children...

2hrs
We are able to keep this very low price thanks to sponsorship from Arts and Business and Holyhead Boatyard. £2 per session
Community Ucheldre Rep Tuesday & Thursday7.30pm

The Ucheldre Rep meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

New members always welcome.

Click here for the Ucheldre Rep web site.

Admission free

Music Voice Workshop
Saturday 21 January10am - 4pm
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Voice Workshop with Marian Bryfdir

A workshop with Marian Bryfdir. Aimed at developing your voice whether your interest lies in jazz, folk, opera or choral music. Come along and try it. All ages and levels of experience and interest are welcome.


6hrs
£12, £6 concessions & students/gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr
Drama Ucheldre Rep:
Drinking Habits
Thursday 26 January7.30pm

The Ucheldre Rep present
Drinking Habits
by
Tom Smith

Directed by Tom Wallwork


A hilarious, traditional farce set in the convent of Sisters of Perpetual Sewing. Two reporters go undercover to investigate rumours that wine is secretly being made by the nuns to keep the doors of the convent open. Their turning up coincides with the arrival of a new nun, and the wine making is also a secret from others in the order, so it isn’t long before confusion, paranoia and the wine set in.



Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts Inc (www.playscripts.com)
2hrs 10 with interval
£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
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
Drama Ucheldre Rep:
Drinking Habits
Friday 27 January7.30pm

The Ucheldre Rep present
Drinking Habits
by
Tom Smith

Directed by Tom Wallwork


A hilarious, traditional farce set in the convent of Sisters of Perpetual Sewing. Two reporters go undercover to investigate rumours that wine is secretly being made by the nuns to keep the doors of the convent open. Their turning up coincides with the intake of a new nun, and the wine making is also a secret from others in the order, so it isn’t long before confusion, paranoia and the wine set in.



Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts Inc (www.playscripts.com)
2hrs 10 with interval
£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Drama Ucheldre Rep:
Drinking Habits
Saturday 28 January7.30pm

The Ucheldre Rep present
Drinking Habits
by
Tom Smith

Directed by Tom Wallwork


A hilarious, traditional farce set in the convent of Sisters of Perpetual Sewing. Two reporters go undercover to investigate rumours that wine is secretly being made by the nuns to keep the doors of the convent open. Their turning up coincides with the intake of a new nun, and the wine making is also a secret from others in the order, so it isn’t long before confusion, paranoia and the wine set in.




Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts Inc (www.playscripts.com)
2hrs 10 with interval
£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Ensemble Cymru Chamber Orchestra
Wednesday 1 February3pm

Ensemble Cymru Chamber Orchestra

The second of three stunning teatime concerts showcasing chamber music music from Wales and across the world. This afternoon’s concert features music for Violin, Clarinet and Piano by Mozart, Béla Bartók, Darius Milhaud


1hr 10

*£8, £3 students and under 18s/ myfyrwyr ac o dan 18

£21 season ticket/tocyn tymor

Drama Enough is Enough
Friday 3 February7.30pm
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Be Aware Productions presents Enough is Enough [16+]

Enough is Enough is written by Meltem Arikan, directed by Memet Ali Alabora, with music by Maddie Jones, and includes four female cast members who act as members of a band.  The cast include; Maddie Jones, Pınar Öğün, Francesca Dimech and Emma Daman Thomas.

This gritty production, which is formed as a gig, tells the stories of real people about sexual violence, through song and dark humour.

Mae Enough is Enough wedi ei ysgrifennu gan Meltem Arikan, a’i gyfarwyddo gan Memet Ali Alabora, gyda cherddoriaeth gan Maddie Jones. Mae cast y sioe yn cynnwys pedair benyw sydd yn actio fel aelodau band roc. Mae’r cast yn cynnwys; Maddie Jones, Pınar Öğün, Francesca Dimech ac Emma Daman Thomas. Mae’r cynhyrchiad cignoeth yma, sydd ar ffurf gig, yn adrodd hanesion pobl go iawn am drais rhywiol, trwy gân a hiwmor tywyll.

Following the performance, a Shout It All Out Session will be held, where the audience will have a chance to respond to the play’s themes and questions raised, and discuss how to take action themselves.

Yn dilyn bob perfformiad, cynhelir sesiynau ‘Gweiddi am y Cyfan’ (Shout it All Out Sessions), lle bydd cyfle i’r gynulleidfa ymatebau i themau a’r cwestiynau sydd yn codi yn ystod y sioe, a thrafod sut i weithredu eu hunan.

A link to the Enough is Enough webpage.
1hr 30
£8, £7 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
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
Music Jazz Club
Monday 20 February7.45pm
Jazz Club

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets Monthly on a Monday evening.  Non-members are welcome.


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
Music Voice Workshop
Saturday 25 February10am - 4pm
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Voice Workshop with Marian Bryfdir and Robyn Masson

A workshop with Marian Bryfdir and assisted by Robyn Masson. Aimed at developing your voice whether your interest lies in jazz, folk, opera or choral music. Come along and try it. All ages and levels of experience and interest are welcome.


6hrs
£12, £6 concessions & students/gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr
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
Music The Fureys
Wednesday 8 March7.30pm
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The Fureys

It’s always a pleasure to welcome the legends of Irish music and song to Ucheldre.  The Fureys are responsible for some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public imagination. Their folk based music has received standing ovations in some of the biggest concert halls of the world. 


2hrs incl Interval
£18, £17 concessions/gostyngiadau
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
Dance Workshop:
Letter From Afar
Tuesday 20 March6pm
Letter From Afar

A series of daily workshops for ages 13+

Leading to digital on-line works (short films) and creating a show to perform alongside Signdance Collective International on Friday 24 March


3hrs
price to be arranged
Music Jazz Club
Monday 20 March7.45pm
Jazz Club

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets Monthly on a Monday evening.  Non-members are welcome.


Dance Workshop:
Letter From Afar
Wednesday 21 March6pm
Letter From Afar

A series of daily workshops for ages 13+

Leading to digital on-line works (short films) and creating a show to perform alongside Signdance Collective International on Friday 24 March


3hrs
price to be arranged
Dance Workshop:
Letter From Afar
Thursday 23 March6pm
Letter From Afar

A series of daily workshops for ages 13+

Leading to digital on-line works (short films) and creating a show to perform alongside Signdance Collective International on Friday 24 March


3hrs
price to be arranged
Music Voice Workshop
Saturday 25 March10am - 4pm
——
Voice Workshop with Marian Bryfdir and Robyn Masson

A workshop with Marian Bryfdir and assisted by Robyn Masson. Aimed at developing your voice whether your interest lies in jazz, folk, opera or choral music. Come along and try it. All ages and levels of experience and interest are welcome.


6hrs
£12, £6 concessions & students/gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr
Exhibition Anglesey Arts Forum -
                                 Fforwm Gelf Ynys Môn

Anglesey Arts Forum - Fforwm Gelf Ynys Môn

An exhibition of at least one piece of work from each participant of the 14th Anglesey Arts Weeks: Open Studios. Artists will be working in the Centre; a large scale map of Anglesey will show the location of the studios.

Arddangosfa o un darn leiaf o waith gan bawb sy’n cymryd rhan yn y 14th o Wythnosau Celf Ynys Môn. Bydd artistiaid yn gweithio yn y Ganolfan, a bydd map graddfa fawr o Fôn yn dangos lleoliad y stiwdios.


Exhibition opens Saturday 25 March

Arddangosfa’n agor Sadwrn 25 Mawrth

Exhibition runs until Sunday 23 April

Arddangosfa yn rhedi tan dydd Sul 23 Ebrill

Admission Free / Mynediad am ddim All welcome/ Croeso I bawb


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
Music Iwan Llewelyn-Jones: All' Italia
Saturday 1 April7.30pm

Iwan Llewelyn-Jones

All' Italia

In a recital of piano music inspired by ‘La Bella Italia’, Iwan celebrates the birthday of virtuoso pianist and composer Ferruccio Busoni with performances of his piano arrangements of Georges Bizet’s hugely popular opera ‘Carmen’ and works by Johann Sebastian Bach. With Fréderic Chopin’s ‘Barcarolle’ and Franz Liszt’s ‘Tarantella’ this promises to be a hair-raising evening! 

  Mewn datganiad o weithiau a ysbrydolwyd gan ‘La Bella Italia’, fe fydd Iwan yn dathlu penblwydd y pianydd a chyfansoddwr meistrolgar Ferrucio Busoni gyda perfformiadau o’i drefniannau o’r opera enwog ‘Carmen’ gan Georges Bizet a gweithiau gan Johann Sebastian Bach. Gweithiau eraill gan Fréderic Chopin a Franz Liszt mewn noson o gerddoriaeth yn llawn hwyl a sbri!



2 hrs
*£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Pantomime Riverbank Productions:
Treasure Island
Saturday 15 April1pm

Riverbank Productions

present

Treasure Island


Welcome to Treasure Island, a place full of wonder, excitement and mystery! A musical version of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic novel. With pirates, hidden treasure, swashbuckling action treasure maps and mutiny on the high seas.  This version of Treasure Island will have a family audience laughing, cheering, singing and holding their breath all the way to the exciting ending...

Suitable for families with children aged 4-10.
1hr 30 with intervals
£7, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Pantomime Riverbank Productions:
Treasure Island
Saturday 15 April3.30pm

Riverbank Productions

present

Treasure Island


Welcome to Treasure Island, a place full of wonder, excitement and mystery! A musical version of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic novel. With pirates, hidden treasure, swashbuckling action treasure maps and mutiny on the high seas.  This version of Treasure Island will have a family audience laughing, cheering, singing and holding their breath all the way to the exciting ending...

Suitable for families with children aged 4-10.
1hr 30 with intervals
£7, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
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
Community Mary Parry's Musical Players:
All Star Variety Show
Friday 21 April7.15pm

Mary Parry's Musical Players:

All Star Variety Show

Mary’s All Star Variety Show, featuring tributes to stars of 60s Motown and Soul. Also superb musical comedy, variety and music hall featuring tributes to Max Miller, Billy Bennett, George Fornby, Marie Lloyd, Vesta Tilly and a host of variety and music hall favourites.

All proceeds from Thursday’s performance to go to RNIB and from Friday’s performance to go to SSAFA.


2hrs
£8, £7 concessions/gostyngiadau
Music Voice Workshop
Saturday 22 April10am - 4pm
——
Voice Workshop with Marian Bryfdir and Robyn Masson

A workshop with Marian Bryfdir and assisted by Robyn Masson. Aimed at developing your voice whether your interest lies in jazz, folk, opera or choral music. Come along and try it. All ages and levels of experience and interest are welcome.


6hrs
£12, £6 concessions & students/gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr
Community Mary Parry's Musical Players:
All Star Variety Show
Saturday 22 April7.15pm

Mary Parry's Musical Players:

All Star Variety Show

Mary’s All Star Variety Show, featuring tributes to stars of 60s Motown and Soul. Also superb musical comedy, variety and music hall featuring tributes to Max Miller, Billy Bennett, George Fornby, Marie Lloyd, Vesta Tilly and a host of variety and music hall favourites.

All proceeds from Thursday’s performance to go to RNIB and from Friday’s performance to go to SSAFA.


2hrs
£8, £7 concessions/gostyngiadau
Music Jazz Club
Monday 24 April7.45pm
Jazz Club

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets Monthly on a Monday evening.  Non-members are welcome.


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

Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture