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.


Weekly Classes and Groups

Weekly Classes and Groups Are Held at Ucheldre

for more information please see the News tab on this website

Community Saturday Art Club Every Saturday10-12 noon; 1.30-3.30pm

Jacquie Myrtle leads these popular art workshops for children.

We are able to keep this very low price thanks to sponsorship from Arts and Business and Holyhead Boatyard. £2 per session
Drama PropsAnvil Weekly


Artistic Director and Props Principal Anne Jones

Props Theatre School and Anvil Productions

Currently producing up to five shows a year, and holding weekly classes, examinations and rehearsals at the Ucheldre

Props Theatre School

The education and training unit of PropsAnvil is for children and adults.  

Anvil Productions

As a leading theatre company Anvil nurtures fresh young talent introducing them to experienced professionals. Together they rediscover the classics and more to produce quality theatre of all kinds for audiences across the country.

click here to see the PropsAnvil website for futher information.
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 Iwan Llewelyn-Jones
Saturday 23 June7.30pm

Iwan at Ucheldre

The Magical World of Claude Debussy

Fantastic Journeys

Iwan concludes his homage to Claude Debussy with a programme of piano music that evokes fantastic images from across the world. In Debussy’s ‘Estampes’ and ‘Preludes’ the musical journey takes in Japanese pagodas, Spanish nightlife, Italian hills and French gardens. With the vibrant sounds of Francis Poulenc’s ‘Napoli’ suite and Emmanuel Chabrier’s rumbustious Bourrée fantasque, magical islands conjured up in pieces by John Ireland, Cyril Scott and Eric Jones, and Johannes Brahms’s gripping Seven Fantasies, this promises to be a scintillating experience.
£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Community Mary Parry's Musical Players
Saturday 30 June7.15pm

Mary Parry's Musical Players

Proudly Present

Life's A Cabaret

Featuring music of the fabulous 1950s 


Producer & Director - Mary Parry MBE

Choreographer - Caroline Shaw

Musical Director - Huw Peters

Costumes - Mary Parry

Guest Appearance: Côr Clwyd

All proceeds to S.S.A.F.A

£8, £7 OAPs 
Friday 6 July7.30pm


The last word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer

A contagious epidemic of folkin a joyously wild maverick mix.

This explosive band combines diabolical fiddle virtuosity from international star Adam Summerhayes;  outrageous brilliance from world number one recorder genius, Piers Adams;  horrifying high-ABV insanity from accordion master, Murray Grainger;  positively feverish  power from bass legend, Malcolm Creese; and dazzling bodhran playing from king of folk percussion, Cormac Byrne.

Blows - Piers Adams

Scrapes - Adam Summerhayes

Bellows - Murray Grainger

Twangs - Malcolm Creese

Bangs - Cormac Byrne

£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau
Community The Isle of Anglesey Choral Society
Saturday 7 July7.30pm

The Isle of Anglesey Choral Society


Across the Pond - From Byrd to Bernstein

In their first concert under new musical director Ellie Lighton, the Isle of Anglesey Choral Society celebrate the centenary year of Leonard Bernstein, with a choral suite from his ever popular West Side Story.  They will also sing music by American composers Aaron Copland and George Gershwin, and British composers William Byrd and John Rutter."

£8, £7 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Community The Turtle Trials
Saturday 14 July2pm & 3.30pm

Signdance Collective


The Turtle Trials

International touring company and pioneers of signdance theatre, Signdance Collective are pleased to announce their brand new project: ’The Turtle Trials’, a fun, interactive and inclusive show for families and young children. The show will offer a wonderful opportunity for young people to learn about the environment through a unique fusion of signdance theatre and several languages (Welsh, Spanish, English and International Sign Language).

£3, £2 children/plant

Exhibition Art For All
Thursday 19 July5pm

Art For All 2018

A chance to see the wide range of work exhibited in Ucheldre's 27th annual Art for All Competition.

Many of the adult paintings are for sale.

Entry forms are available from the Centre, and must be returned with the work between Thursday 12 and Saturday 14 July 2018.  the Centre is open for dropping off from 10am - 5pm

The Competitions will be judged by artist Wil Rowlands. Prize-winners will be announced at the evening's opening, to which all are welcome.

Dyma gyfle i weld y dewis eang o waith sy’n cael arddangos yn 27ain cystadleuaeth flynyddol Celfyddyd I Bawb Ucheldre.

Bydd llawer o waith yr oedolion ar werth. Ffurflenni mynediad ar gael yn y Ganolfan, a rhaid eu dychwelyd gyda’r gwaith rhwng Dydd Iau 12 a Dydd Sadwrn 14 Gorffennaf 2018, 10yb - 5yh

Bydd y cystadleuaeth yn cael ei feirniadu gan Wil Rowlands. Cyhoeddir enwau’r enillwyr ar ddechrau cyfnod yr arddangosfa. Croeso i bawb.

Exhibition opens 5pm. Announcement of prize-winners 5.30pm

 Addangosfa'n agor 5yh Cyhoeddi enillwyr gwobrau 5.30yh

Exhibition runs until Sunday 4 September / Arddangosfa yn rhedig tan dydd Sul 6 Medi

supported by / Cefnogwyd gan Michael and Felicia Crystal

Free Entry

Literary R.S. Thomas Festival Saturday 21 Julyfrom 11am

Cybi Poets


R.S. Thomas Festival

Gŵyl Cybi – Cybi Festival is a small bilingual festival of poetry, spoken words, bands and art.

This year's festival and competitions will be celebrating the work of R.S,Thomas

Ronald Stuart Thomas has been described as one of Wales' 'most commanding literary figures'. He was born in Cardiff in 1913 but raised in Holyhead from the age of 5 years old until he went to university in Bangor. During his writing career he produced over 20 volumes of poetry and was nominated for the Nobel prize for Literature. He was a dedicated pacifist and devoted to the cause of Wales as a nation.

On display will be the work of Philippa Jacobs inspired by the life and works of R.S.Thomas

There will be guest performers, bands, an open mic poetry competition, talks and a children's art competition. Guests will include:

Martin Daws/ Glyn F Edwards / Fiona and Gorwel Owen / The Straight Jacket Legends and more

The Festival is being organised by members of Cybi Poets who hold monthly open mic nights on Anglesey.

Facebook page:
Twitter: @cybifestival

Music Jazz Club
Monday 23 July8pm

Jazz Club

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays.

Non-members welcome

Literary David Crystal:
A Series of Talks for 2018
Saturday 28 &
Sunday 29 July9.30am-4pm

David Crystal Talks 2018

Shakespeare's Language Weekend

The first day will be an Introduction to Shakespeare's use of vocabulary, grammar, metre, orthography; his linguistic creativity; his influence on modern English.

The second day will be an introduction to original pronunciation, followed by a workshop in which participants will be trained to use the accent for themselves.

Booking Information and Cost:

Cost: per day £150 (price includes morning and afternoon refreshment and buffet lunch)

Certificates of attendance will be provided if required.

Booking:  Because of the limited size and facilities of the venue, places are limited to 50, early booking is advised.

People should book by: mail to the Ucheldre Centre, Millbank, Holyhead LL65 1TE / and directly through by phone 01407 763361.

A registration form  will be sent (via email or post, as requested) to be returned to the Centre along with payment.

All events are held in support of Ucheldre, a community arts venue in Holyhead, and a registered charity.

Community Scrap Metal Workshops
Monday 20 - Friday 24 August

Scrap Metal Workshops


Graham Jenkinson

Monday - Wednesday  10am-4pm: workshops for adults, and teenagers age 15+, to make scrap sculptures using grinder and welding equipment outside. Please bring as much ferrous metal as you can.

   £15, £10 concessions & students,£6 teenagers (age 15+)

Thursday & Friday: Children's workshops. Learn how to turn an odd assortment of scrap into a sculpture. Bring along any interesting pieces of ferrous metal you, or your parents, might not want.

But please ask them first!

10am -12 noon (5-7 year olds)  &  1-3pm (7+ years)

   £3 per child per session,  booking advisable

Music Jazz Club
Monday 20 August8pm

Jazz Club

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays.

Non-members welcome

Music Jazz Club
Monday 24 September8pm

Jazz Club

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays.

Non-members welcome

Music Jazz Club
Monday 22 October8pm

Jazz Club

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays.

Non-members welcome

Music Jazz Club
Monday 19 November8pm

Jazz Club

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays.

Non-members welcome

Pantomime Panto: Pinnochio


Christmas Pantomime : more information to follow shortly

Music Jazz Club
Monday 17 December8pm

Jazz Club

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays.

Non-members welcome


Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture