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

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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
Exhibition          Tan/Until Sul/Sun 4 March/Mawrth

Stuart Burne Exhibition


A selection of works spanning over a decade all influenced by the one square mile of Holy Island.




Exhibition runs until Sunday 4 March / Arddangosfa yn rhedig tan dydd Sul 4 Mawrth

To see a YouTube clip of Welsh language programme, Byd O Liw recorded in 2006 please click here

(The clip is of Welsh artists Stuart Burne and Rob Piercey creating their own work inspired by a painting by Henry G Gastineau of South Stack Holyhead.  Presented by Osi Rhys Osmond with English subtitles.)
Admission Free/Mynediad am ddim
Broadcast ROH Opera Live:
Rigoletto (Verdi)
Tuesday 16 January7.15pm


The Royal Opera

Rigoletto

David McVicar’s acclaimed production of Verdi’s potent and tragic opera is conducted by Alexander Joel, with an excellent cast led by Dimitri Platanias as Rigoletto, Lucy Crowe as Gilda and Michael Fabiano as the Duke of Mantua.

The corruption of innocence is at the heart of this production for the Royal Opera. Musical highlights include the exuberant ‘La donna è mobile’, Gilda’s exquisite, plaintive duets with Rigoletto and the Duke, and the gorgeous Act III quartet weaving the voices together as the story quickens to its shattering conclusion.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles


2hrs 45 incl. interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Gwenno
Saturday 20 January7.30pm

Gwenno

joined by Fiona & Gorwel Owen

Welsh singer and dancer Gwenno Saunders is to perform live on our stage with her band. Gwenno is best known as a singer and keyboardist with The Pipettes, Now performing as a solo artist she released her first album Y Dydd Olaf with Heavenly Recordings in 2015. Her second album Le Kov, due out in the spring of 2018, like her debut is a bold statement on the importance of protecting minority languages and has come about with long term collaborator Rhys Edwards.

Gwenno is to be joined by Fiona and Gorwel Owen.

To see YouTube link please click here

To book tickets please call the Ucheldre box-office on 01407 763361

or to book online please follow the link (online booking costs 10% of overall ticket price)

£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Jazz Club
Monday 22 January8pm
Jazz Club





The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets Monthly

on a Monday evening. 

Non-members are welcome.


This event is free
Community In aid of the MS Society:
An evening of Film and Music
Saturday 27 Jauary7.30pm

An Evening of Film and Music

In aid of the MS Society

Also Featuring:

aMaSing

The Skiffle Band

Shades of Harmony

Launching his book

Don't Look Down

An Adventurous Life with MS by Roger Chisholm

Book signing available on the evening.


£7.50
Broadcast Met Opera Encore:
Tosca (Puccini)
Sunday 28 January 5.55pm

Met Opera Encore: Tosca
Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s Napoleonic-era sets and costumes, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing. Kristine Opolais stars as the title prima donna alongside Vittorio Grigolo and Željko Lučić. Conductor Emmanuel Villaume
3hrs incl. intervals
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Sung in Italian with English surtitles
To see YouTube trailer please click here

Music Iwan Llewelyn-Jones
Saturday 3 February7.30pm

Iwan at Ucheldre

The Magical World of Claude Debussy

Innocence and Childhood

For the second of his recitals for 2017/2018, Iwan enters the beguiling world of children to explore some of the most colourful and captivating piano music ever composed. With Claude Debussy’s ‘Children’s Corner’ and Robert Schumann ‘Scenes from Childhood’ plus contributions from two child prodigies, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Felix Mendelssohn.


2hrs
£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Opera Live:
Tosca (Puccini)
Wednesday 7 February7.15pm

The Royal Opera

Tosca

Jonathan Kent’s production of Puccini's Tosca for The Royal Opera captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. Dan Ettinger conducts a star cast led by Adrianne Pieczonka as Floria Tosca, Joseph Calleja as Mario Cavaradossi and Gerald Finley as Baron Scarpia.  For opera aficionados the opportunity to enjoy the same opera by two such wonderful companies as the Met and the Royal Opera in such close succession is quite intriguing.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles


3hrs incl. intervals
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Literary Lit Soc with Fiona Owen Friday 9 February1-3pm

 Lit Soc: with Fiona Owen

Casting spells: characters in worlds

A creative writing workshop with Fiona Owen, exploring realist and non-realist fictional characters in worlds to believe in, where setting can work as backdrop, metaphor, mood and more.

Fiona Owen has had five collections of poetry published, the latest being The Green Gate (Cinnamon Press), and has published short stories, interviews, reviews and essays. She is in training as a poetry therapy practitioner with the International Academy for Poetry Therapy, and directs Ucheldre Literary Society and Rhwng: the Point Between at Ucheldre. 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. www.rhwng.com

A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb


2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau

Broadcast Met Opera Encore:
L'Elisir d'Amor (Donizetti)
Sunday 11 February5pm


Met Opera Encore:

L'Elisir d'Amor (Donizetti)

Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met as the feisty Adina, opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.
2hrs 39 incl. interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Sung in Italian with English surtitles
Music Jazz Club
Monday 12 February8pm
Jazz Club





The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets Monthly

on a Monday evening. 

Non-members are welcome.


This event is free
Broadcast RSC Live:
Twelfth Night
Wednesday 14 February7pm

Twelfth Night


Mistaken identity and role reversal are key to this popular Shakespeare comedy, influenced by the traditional themes of end of Christmas celebrations. Playing at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon this production stars Adrian Edmondson and Kara Tointon, and is directed by Christopher Luscombe.

‘A production full of humanity, and surely an ideal choice for anyone seeing Shakespeare for the first time’

(Sunday Times)


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£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Community David Crystal
A Series of Talks for 2018
Friday 16 February9.30am - 4pm

David Crystal Talks on the English Language

Grammar Day

Introduction to English grammar; grammar in child language acquisition; grammar in relation to reading and writing; grammar clinic (dealing with questions raised by participants).

Booking Information and Cost:

Cost: per day £150 (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, so early booking is advised.  An Early Bird discount is available, up to two months before the event.

People should book by: mail to the Ucheldre Centre, Millbank, Holyhead LL65 1TE / directly through boxoffice@ucheldre.org/ 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.



Music Voice Workshop
Saturday 17 February10am-4pm

Voice Workshop with Marian Bryfdir and Kiefer Jones

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 mufyrwyr/students
Broadcast NT Live:
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (15)
Thursday 22 February7pm

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Tennessee Williams

Directed by Benedict Andrew and starring Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell in Tennessee Williams’ classic play. One night in Mississippi Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage, the scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell.



2hrs 35
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Literary Lit Soc with Fiona Owen Saturday 24 February  10am-4pm

 Rhwng: with Fiona Owen

Under-ground, over-ground: the art of both


A writing for wellbeing day, led by Fiona Owen

In this period of ‘midwinter-spring’, with the days lengthening and underground energies beginning to stir and push up new growth, we’ll explore, via poems, myths, stories and writing, ways to connect with creative and vitalising words in an inter-supportive environment. No special experience or skills are necessary. Just come as you are!


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. (www.rhwng.com)

A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb

6hrs
£15, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau
Broadcast Met Opera Live:
La Bohéme
Saturday 24 February5.30pm


Met Opera Live:

La Bohéme (Puccini)


2hrs 55 incl. intervals
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production starring a cast of young stars, including Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles


Broadcast ROH Ballet Live:
The Winter's Tale
Wednesday 28 February7.15pm

ROH Ballet Live: The Winter's Tale

Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic.


With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is a masterful modern narrative ballet.


3 hrs incl. intervals

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Broadcast ROH Opera Live:
Carmen (Bizet)
Tuesday 6 March6.45pm


The Royal Opera

Carmen

This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors, whose Royal Opera debut with Shostakovich’s The Nose in 2016 was greeted with delight. For Carmen, sung by Anna Goryachova he has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.  

Sung in French with English surtitles


3hrs 20 incl. interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Dubliners Tribute Show
Wednesday 7 March7.30pm

Dubliners Tribute Show

All For Me Grog

All For Me Grog, is the show that brings you the songs and story of Irelands most internationally famous folk band of all time; The Dubliners.  Presented by The Liberties, who, in replicating the original Dubliners lineup of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Ciaron Burke and John Sheehan, with the exact same instrumentation and sound, bring to the stage a show of uncanny similarity to the most fondly remembered and successful Dubliners line-up.


£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £5 children/plant
Music Voice Workshop
Saturday 10 March10am-4pm

Voice Workshop with Marian Bryfdir and Kiefer Jones

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 mufyrwyr/students
Broadcast Met Opera Live:
Semiramide (Rossini)
Saturday 10 March5.55pm

Met Opera Live:

Semiramide

This Rossini masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.  
3hrs 29 incl.
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant



Sung in Italian with English surtitles
Music Jazz Club
Monday 19 March8pm
Jazz Club





The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets Monthly

on a Monday evening. 

Non-members are welcome.


This event is free
Broadcast NT Live: Julius Caesar (12A)
Thursday 22 March7pm

National Theatre Live

Julius Caesar

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return to Rome, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake. 


2hr 30
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Broadcast ROH Ballet Live: Bernstein Centenary Tuesday 27 March7.15pm

Royal Ballet Live from Covent Garden:

Bernstein Centenary

Three Ballets, two of which are new productions. The Royal Ballet Celebrates the Centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from choreographers Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.

3hrs incl. intervals
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Literary Lit Soc: Phil Bowen       Saturday 31 March
                                                      10am-4pm




'Something else - poetry is the lie that serves the truth'

a workshop with poet and playwright

Phil Bowen

Introduced by Fiona Owen. According to Charles Causley, 'A good poem is always about something else other than what it's about'. 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. http://www.philbowen.co.uk/

 A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb

6hrs
£15, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau
Broadcast Met Opera Live:
Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart)
Saturday 31 March5.55pm

Cosi Fan Tutte

A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles


3hrs 31 incl. interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music The Ollie West Band
Friday 13 April7.30pm

The Ollie West Band

The Ollie West Band are a 4-24 piece band based in Manchester, creating unique pop-fusion that has been compared to a blend between Billy Joel and Elbow and recognised by the likes of Neil McCormick and Dean Friedman. Fronted by singer, pianist, songwriter and arranger Ollie West, the band have been growing over the past 5 years and have become a musical force to be reckoned with. The band’s debut EP ‘We Watch The World Turning’ was released 1 December 2017 and they are  now taking their show on the road for the majority of 2018. Don’t miss out on this unique night of great live music!
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Iwan Llewelyn-Jones
Saturday 17 April7.30pm

Iwan at Ucheldre

The Magical World of Claude Debussy

Ancestral Adventures

More information to follow.


2hrs
£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Opera The Swansea City Opera
presents
The Barber of Seville
Saturday 21 April7.30pm

The Barber of Seville (Rossini)

Live on our stage Swansea City Opera present a revival of their hugely successful 2011 production of the Barber of Seville, Rossini’s  most famous opera - razor-sharp and full of twists and turns.

A young Spanish nobleman, Count Almaviva, is in love with the beautiful and rich Rosina, ward of the lecherous Doctor Bartolo, who plans his own marriage to her. Along comes the meddling Figaro, the town barber, and suddenly we have all the ingredients for confusion and mayhem.

From Figaro’s famous entrance aria ‘Largo al factotum’ to the frenzy of the Act I finale, The Barber of Seville makes for a rollicking evening’s entertainment, don’t miss this ultimate feel-good opera that is always cheerful and fun.

Designed by Gary McCann with costumes by Gabriella Ingram, directed by Brendan Wheatley and accompanied by the Swansea City Opera orchestra.

Swansea City opera is known across the UK for its high, quality and engaging performances of comic opera and this sparkling performance will be no exception. Sung in English the production is set in period Seville, with outrageous 18th century costumes that complement the fizz and flare of Rossini’s musical genius, it is perfect both for the established operagoer, and those seeking to engage with opera for the first time.

6.15pm - There will be a pre-performance talk about the opera and production given by the Artistic Director of Swansea City Opera, Brendan Wheatley





*18, £16 concessions/ gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Jazz Club
Monday 23 April8pm
Jazz Club





The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets Monthly

on a Monday evening. 

Non-members are welcome.


This event is free

Community David Crystal
A Series of Talks for 2018
Wednesday 30 May9.30am - 4pm

David Crystal Talks on the English Language

History of the Language Day

Introduction to the history of the English language; Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English; change in pronunciation, gammar, and vocabulary; change and variation today.

(Early Bird cut-off Friday 30 March)

Booking Information and Cost:

Cost: per day £150; Early Bird £125 (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, so early booking is advised.  An Early Bird discount is available, up to two months before the event.

People should book by: mail to the Ucheldre Centre, Millbank, Holyhead LL65 1TE / directly through boxoffice@ucheldre.org/ 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.



Music Iwan Llewelyn-Jones
Saturday 23 June7.30pm

Iwan at Ucheldre

The Magical World of Claude Debussy

Fantastic Journeys

More information to follow.


2hrs
£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Community David Crystal
A Series of Talks for 2018
Saturday and Sunday,
 28-29 July9.30am - 4pm

David Crystal Talks on the English Language

Shakespeare's Language Weekend

The first day will be an Introduction to Shakespeare's use of vocabulary, gammar, 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.

(Early Bird cut-off Thurssday 31 May)

Booking Information and Cost:

Cost: per day £150; Early Bird £125 (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, so early booking is advised.  An Early Bird discount is available, up to two months before the event.

People should book by: mail to the Ucheldre Centre, Millbank, Holyhead LL65 1TE / directly through boxoffice@ucheldre.org/ 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.



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