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I am receiving a lot of 'bounced back' weekly newsletters.  If you have put your names forward for inclusion in the weekly email list and are not actually receiving them please can you get in touch with me (for the attention of Jan re weekly letters)  on marketing @ucheldre.org.  I can then try to track down the reason for the bounce back.  Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Best wishes

Jan Thomas


Community

Weekly Classes and Groups at Ucheldre this Autumn


Weekly Classes and Groups Are Held at Ucheldre

for more information please see the News tab on this website

for dates and times please call the box-office on 01407 763361

or email box-office@ucheldre.org


Community PROPS Theatre School
Tuesdays 6pm - 8pm



Community Yr Academi
The Academy
Every Sunday during school term time



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 Patchwork and Quilts


Patchwork and Quilts

Each year the walls of the Ucheldre are hung with the exquisite work of members of the patchwork classes held here at Ucheldre.

Whether they are intended to be used day to day or as heirloom pieces, they hang side by side in a glorious mass of colour. The patterns and designs are stunning from a distance, then you are pulled in closer to look and wonder at the stitching and construction.

Eunice Lord is the class tutor, and under her leadership these beautiful quilts have been made and accumulated.  Eunice has been running these classes, sharing her knowledge and skill, for very many years. But this year she has decided to retire.  We at Ucheldre are really sorry that she is to do so but wish her well. Though we are sure that she will still be involved in some way.

The classes are to continue under new leadership this coming autumn; just in case this exhibition entices you to come along and learn how to make something similar yourself. Even if you already have this talent it is always lovely to meet and share with others of a like mind.

Exhibition runs until Sunday 2 June    

Arddangosfa yn rhedig tan dydd Sul 2 Mehefin



Free Admission
Broadcast NT Live: All My Sons
Tuesday 14 May7pm


All My Sons

by Arthur Miller

directed by Jeremy Herrin

Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin). All My Sons is an Old Vic co-production with Headlong

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Live Ballet
Thursday 16 May7.15pm

The Royal Ballet

Within the Golden Hour/Medusa/Flight Pattern

The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers.
3hrs 15incl 2 intervals
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bosso and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset.

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoue’s Medusa. The premier of a new work created on The Royal Ballet to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date.


Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s familiar music from his Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration.

Drama Ucheldre Rep:
Two One Act Plays
Thursday 23 - Saturday 25 May7.30pm

Ucheldre Rep

presents

Two One Act Plays

The Last Bread Pudding – Nick Warburton (Comedy)

The committee of an amateur drama group is meeting to discuss a new play. We notice that, strangely, the presentation of the meeting to us is reflecting the ideas put forward by the committee, making the play a demonstration as well as a discussion of those ideas. A clever and entertaining piece

  Three Tables – Dan Remmes (Dramatic Comedy)

Three Couples at various stages of their relationships are dining at a restaurant.  By the end of the evening, all three relationships have altered.


£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau
Literary Ucheldre Lit Soc
Saturday 25 May 10am - 4pm

'Gravity and levity: letting language lead'

                                            A creative writing day led by Fiona Owen

£15/£10 concessions/gostyngiadau
Dance Matthew Bourne's
Swan Lake
Sunday 26 May3pm

Matthew Bourne's

Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake returns with a fresh look for the 21st century.

Retaining the iconic elements of the original production loved by millions around the world, Matthew Bourne and award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (Set & Costumes) and Paule Constable (Lighting) will create an exciting re-imagining of the classic production.

Thrilling, audacious, witty and emotive, this Swan Lake is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered conventions, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm.

Collecting over thirty international accolades including an Olivier Award in the UK and three Tonys on Broadway, Matthew Bourne’s powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece is a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times.

for trailer please click here
1hr 30
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Dance Matthew Bourne's
Swan Lake
Sunday 26 May5.30pm

Matthew Bourne's

Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake returns with a fresh look for the 21st century.

Retaining the iconic elements of the original production loved by millions around the world, Matthew Bourne and award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (Set & Costumes) and Paule Constable (Lighting) will create an exciting re-imagining of the classic production.

Thrilling, audacious, witty and emotive, this Swan Lake is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered conventions, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm.

Collecting over thirty international accolades including an Olivier Award in the UK and three Tonys on Broadway, Matthew Bourne’s powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece is a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times.

to see a trailer please click here
1hr 30
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Drama PROPS Workshops
27 - 31 May10am - 4pm


PROPS

PROduction and Performance Skills

Shakespeare Workshops

with a Show/Presentation at the end of the week


Looking at the man himself, his plays especially

Romeo & Juliet, Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth

and have a go at some very basic stage combat.


All welcome from age 6 to 16 years. 


£40 for the week £10 a day
Community Down Memory Lane With Mary
Saturday 1 June7.15pm

Mary Parry and her Musical Players

proudly present

"Down Memory Lane With Mary"

 A Film documentary - Mary Tells Her Story

followed by

A Cavalcade of song and Dance

produced and directed by Mary Parry MBE

music direction Huw Peters

Costumes by Mary Parry

Proceeds to go to Friends of Alaw Ward, Ysbyty Gwynedd
£10, Senior citizens £8
Broadcast RSC Live:
The Taming of the Shrew
Wednesday 5 June7pm


RSC Live:

The Taming of the Shrew

William Shakespeare

In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) returns Shakespeare's fierce, energitic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of heirarchy and power.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Music A Variety of Song
Friday 7 June7pm


Exhibition          Clare Marie Bailey:  Parallel Lives





Parallel Lives

Bywydau Paralel

Clare Marie Bailey

Clare Marie Bailey is an analogue photographer and filmmaker who was born and grew up on the Island of Anglesey in Wales. 

Clare’s work centred on self-portraits, is heavily influenced by the Cinema, Magical Iconography, Dreams, the Counterculture of the 1960’s and B-Movies. Clare works with film to create an alternative and parallel world where she can co-exist with the ‘real’ world and is fascinated with the idea of ‘doubles’  and  ‘doppelgangers’ and the concept of reinvention.

Ffotogra ydd analog a gwneuthurwr lmiau yw Clare Marie Bailey a gafodd eigeni a'i magu ar Ynys Môn.

Mae'r Sinema, Eiconogra eg Hudol, Breuddwydion, Gwrth-ddiwylliant y 1960au a Ffilmiau-B wedi dylanwadu'n fawr ar waith Clare, sy'n canolbwyntio ar hunan-bortreadau. Mae Clare yn gweithio gyda ffilmiau i greu byd amgen a pharalel lle y gall gyd-fodoli â'r byd 'go iawn' ac mae'n ymddiddori yn y syniad o 'ddyblau' a 'doppelgangers' a'r cysyniad o ailddyfeisio.

Exhibition runs until Sunday 7 July    

Arddangosfa yn rhedig tan dydd Sul 7 Gorfennaf



Free Admission
Literary Book Launch
Janice Madden's
The Flower Collection
Sunday 9 June6pm


'The Flower Collection'

by

Janice Madden

The Flower Collection’ is strongly tied in many ways to Anglesey and illustrated by several wonderful water colour paintings by the Massey sisters 1880. 

Professor Roy Chantrell is to launch the book with Janice Madden.

To be followed by refreshments in Ucheldre’s café.


Broadcast ROH Ballet Live:
Romeo and Juliet
Tuesday 11 June7.15pm

The Royal Ballet

Romeo and Juliet

Choreography Kenneth Macmillan

Music Sergei Prokofiev

Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy

in Kenneth Macmillan's 20th Century ballet masterpiece

Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end. Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.


3hrs 15
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Music The Ollie West Band
Friday 14 June7.30pm


The Ollie West Band

Cinematic, orchestral pop is a phrase not used frequently by bands to describe their sound, yet for

The Ollie West Band this fits perfectly.

Formed by 21 year old singer, songwriter and pianist Ollie West, originally from Guildford, this Manchester based ensemble is creating unique music that transcends genre and the generic ideas of the pop band. With influences as far spread as Elbow and Billy Joel to the Cinematic Orchestra to Claude Debussy, the combination of Ollie, Ashley Garrod on Bass, Pete Leaver on Drums, James Cooke on Guitar and a plethora of classically trained musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music create an instantly recognizable sound has been praised by the likes of Neil McCormick and Dean Friedman.

Following a major UK tour in 2018, the band signed to Northern Quarter Records and have been back in the studio recording, mixing and mastering their debut 9 track album, "Time Stood Still". The first single from this, ‘Home’, was released to much critical acclaim on the 12th October, Following the release of the album the band hit the road once again for a huge 16 date UK tour across June and July, and can't wait to return to the Ucheldre Centre on Friday 14th June 2019."


£8, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Music Iwan Llewelyn-Jones
Saturday 22 June7.30pm


Iwan at Ucheldre 2018-19

The Poet of the Piano

                                     Nocturnes and Waltzes – Frédéric Chopin and Friends

Fourth and last in this series of Piano recitals, Iwan brings us

Chopin – The Poet of the Piano

Iwan Llewelyn-Jones returns to the Ucheldre Centre to perform four recitals that explore the captivating piano music of Frédéric Chopin, and specifically the Nocturnes and Waltzes, timeless masterpieces brimming with beguiling charm and sparkling wit.

Each recital highlighting the influences brought to bear on Chopin by his predecessors with works by Bach, Mozart, and the composer credited with giving birth to the Nocturne, John Field. Conversely, the ways in which Chopin’s ground-breaking pianistic style shaped the music of future generations is reflected in performances of piano works from across the globe: Fauré, Ravel and Debussy (France), Schumann (Germany), Grieg (Norway), Liszt (Hungary), Paderewski (Poland) and Rachmaninov (Russia), together with Britten (Great Britain), Liebermann (USA) and Sculthorpe (Australia).


£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Broadcast NT Live: Small Island
Thursday 27 June7pm



National Theatre Live

Small Island

                                        

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation (adaptation by Helen Edmundson). Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.

The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.

A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in this timely and moving story.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Literary Ucheldre Lit Soc
Saturday 29 June

Fiona Owen

Introduces Phil Bowen

More information coming soon.


Broadcast Glyndebourne Live:
Cinderella/Cendrillon
Sunday 30 June5.30pm

Cinderella/Cendrillon

by Massenet

Broadcast live from Glyndebourne a brand-new production directed by critically-acclaimed actor and director Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter, Killing Eve).

The classic Cinderella story is told with composer Massenet’s sensuous and lavish score.  Glyndebourne favourite and international star Danielle de Niese plays the titular role in this glittering and colourful opera.


12A
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Music Westlife Sunday 7 July3.30pm & 6pm

WESTLIFE: THE TWENTY TOUR LIVE FROM CROKE PARK

Westlife are back!

It’s been 20 years since the record-breaking boyband smashed into the charts with their first No. 1 single and now their highly anticipated reunion tour – which sold out in minutes – is coming to cinemas worldwide.

Broadcast from Dublin’s iconic Croke Park stadium, ‘The Twenty Tour’ will see Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian perform their brand-new music, alongside all 14 of their UK No.1 hits.

Westlife fans from coast to coast will raise the roof once more, in celebration of one of pop’s most sensational comebacks.


2hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast Glyndebourne:
The Barber of Seville
Sunday 14 July5.30pm


The Barber of Seville / Il Barbiere di Siviglia

by Rossini

 Mischief and mayhem run riot in Rossini’s most popular comedy. Figaro, the renowned Barber of Seville, has a cunning that knows no bounds. His playful energy is brought to life in director Annabel Arden’s sparkling and springing production. This is also another chance to catch Danielle de Niese who plays the determined Rosina.

This production was recorded in 2016

12A
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Drama Hereafter Productions:
Just Shorts
Friday19 July7.30pm

Hereafter Productions

presents

Just Shorts

Hereafter Productions presents Just Shorts, an evening of one act plays. A variety of classic works, re-imagined for the modern stage. The new and exciting theatre company invites you into a surreal world of eccentric characters, mythical beings and secret killers.Featuring the works of Anton Chekhov, August Strindberg and more…


2hrs
£7, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Drama Hereafter Productions:
Just Shorts
Saturday 20 July7.30pm

Hereafter Productions

presents

Just Shorts

Hereafter Productions presents Just Shorts, an evening of one act plays. A variety of classic works, re-imagined for the modern stage. The new and exciting theatre company invites you into a surreal world of eccentric characters, mythical beings and secret killers.Featuring the works of Anton Chekhov, August Strindberg and more…


2hrs
£7, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy
Thursday 25 July7pm



National Theatre Live

The Lehman Trilogy

                           by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power directed by Sam Mendes

    The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.

Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale,

Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.

On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.

163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history. This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Music André Rieu
Saturday 27 July7pm

André Rieu

Shall We Dance?

André announces his annual summer cinema event from his hometown of Maastricht It is without doubt the music concert cinema event of the summer!

For 2019 André is asking Shall We Dance? as he invites you to join him in the comfort of your local cinema, welcoming you into the beautiful and historic town that holds such special memories for both André and his fans throughout the world. Performing live from the stunning medieval town square, André is accompanied by his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, who he has travelled the world with for over 30 years, as well as a cast of over 100 dancers.


Andre commented, “Once again I am delighted to welcome fans from across the UK into my hometown of Maastricht, through their cinema screens in 2019! It is a magical way of seeing what for me every year is a wonderful occasion!

This year will be extra special – performing the music of my heart: the Waltz. Come and join us for “The Beautiful Blue Danube” and many more surprises, some of which we will reveal during the next weeks to come! I want to see everyone waltzing in the cinema aisles!”.

With special guests, surprises, as well as some renowned sopranos and tenors, André will this year celebrate the true music of a heart which beats in 3⁄4 time – the Waltz!

A highlight of the year for so many, André’s cinema concerts are unique with the warmth and energy being beamed direct to audiences. Hosted by Good Morning Britain’s Charlotte Hawkins, the concert will also take audiences behind the scenes, as well as an exclusive stage-side interview with André!


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Music André Rieu
Sunday 28 July3pm

André Rieu

Shall We Dance?

André announces his annual summer cinema event from his hometown of Maastricht It is without doubt the music concert cinema event of the summer!

For 2019 André is asking Shall We Dance? as he invites you to join him in the comfort of your local cinema, welcoming you into the beautiful and historic town that holds such special memories for both André and his fans throughout the world. Performing live from the stunning medieval town square, André is accompanied by his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, who he has travelled the world with for over 30 years, as well as a cast of over 100 dancers.


Andre commented, “Once again I am delighted to welcome fans from across the UK into my hometown of Maastricht, through their cinema screens in 2019! It is a magical way of seeing what for me every year is a wonderful occasion!

This year will be extra special – performing the music of my heart: the Waltz. Come and join us for “The Beautiful Blue Danube” and many more surprises, some of which we will reveal during the next weeks to come! I want to see everyone waltzing in the cinema aisles!”.

With special guests, surprises, as well as some renowned sopranos and tenors, André will this year celebrate the true music of a heart which beats in 3⁄4 time – the Waltz!

A highlight of the year for so many, André’s cinema concerts are unique with the warmth and energy being beamed direct to audiences. Hosted by Good Morning Britain’s Charlotte Hawkins, the concert will also take audiences behind the scenes, as well as an exclusive stage-side interview with André!


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast RSC Live:
Measure for Measure
Wednesday 31 July7pm


RSC Live:

Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare

"To whom should I complain?"

When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today.

Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs this new production.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
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Broadcast Glyndebourne Live:
The Magic Flute
Sunday 4 August5.30pm


The Magic Flute / Die Zauberflöte

by Mozart

Mozart’s most magical comedy of The Magic Flute returns to Glyndebourne for the first time in over a decade. This new production by the renowned directing/design duo Barbe & Douce promises to take a fresh and playful look at the opera’s troublesome gender politics. Leading British bass Brindley Sherratt stars as Sarastro alongside exciting young singers including Caroline Wettergreen, Sofia Fomina and Björn Bürger.

12A
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Literary Margaret Atwood launches
The Testaments  (12A)
Tuesday 10 September7.30pm


Margaret Atwood

On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait is over....The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed.

The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.

The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression.

Live from the London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.

‘Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in.’

With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.

The Testaments will be published worldwide on 10 September.

2hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Broadcast NT Live:
One Man, Two Guvnors
Thursday 26 September7pm



National Theatre Live

One Man, Two Guvnors

                        

Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart.  Simple.

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture