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 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

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 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
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

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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