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
Community Felt Workshop
Sunday 29 October2-5pm

Felt Workshop

with Anne Hogsteader

A wonderful opportunity to have a go at making your own little animals.  You may have seen examples of Anne's meticulous and lovely work in the Ucheldre's Gift Shop.

Aimed at those aged 15+. All tools and materials are included in the price of this workshop.


£12 per person
Community Signdance Collective:
The Turtle Trials
Tuesday 17 October4-6pm

Signdance Collective

presents

The Turtle Trials

Come and join Signdance Collective at their  free, fun and interactive drop in workshops based on Dr Seuss’ Yertle The Turtle. There is more than meets the eye with this intelligent and fascinating animal - one of the oldest life forms on Earth.  In the workshops children from ages 4 to 11 can explore the story of Yertle The Turtle through sign language /theatre story telling, dance, music and scent! 

To book contact the Ucheldre box office on 01407 763361


2hrs
FREE
Community Signdance Collective:
The Turtle Trials
Wednesday 18 October4-6pm

Signdance Collective

presents

The Turtle Trials

Come and join Signdance Collective at their  free, fun and interactive drop in workshops based on Dr Seuss’ Yertle The Turtle. There is more than meets the eye with this intelligent and fascinating animal - one of the oldest life forms on Earth.  In the workshops children from ages 4 to 11 can explore the story of Yertle The Turtle through sign language /theatre story telling, dance, music and scent!

To book contact the Ucheldre box office on 01407 763361


2hrs
FREE
Film SeeMôr III
Film Festival
Saturday 21 October10am-12noon
& 1-5pm

SeeMôr III

Film Festival Screenings 2017

Anglesey’s Film Festival begins today with selected entries in the seven categories being screened in Ucheldre, Holyhead

The running order has been changed on Sat 14 October to be:

10 am - 12 pm: Animation, and Artist categories.

1 - 5 pm: Documentary, Fiction, Môn Made, Phone Made, and Music categories.

Admission Free/Mynediad am ddim
Film SeeMôr III
Film Festival
Sunday 22 October2.30pm

SeeMôr III Film Festival

Screening of winners 2017

A chance to see the winning entries in the seven categories judged on Saturday

being screened in Ucheldre, Holyhead


Admission Free/Mynediad am ddim

Community An Evening with Satie Sunday 22 October 7pm

David Crystal and Iwan Llewelyn-Jones

An Evening with Satie

An evening exploring the colourful character of the musician and thinker, Eric Satie (1866-1925), through his own music and words.  Satie was a member of the early 20th Century Parisian avant-garde, and the composer of many familiar pieces including Gymnopédies and Danses Gothiques.  David Crystal reads from Satie's works, while Iwan Llewelyn-Jones, at the piano, performs a complementary selection of his music.

The concert hall will be set out in Parisian Café style.  Satie was an eccentric dresser so feel free to attend in period dress!              

This event is a fundraiser for Canolfan Ucheldre Centre

£8, £7 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Community Signdance Collective:
The Turtle Trials
Wednesday 25 October4-6pm

Signdance Collective

presents

The Turtle Trials

a Sharing

Come and join Signdance Collective at their sharing of the work developed in the workshops and rehearsals. Work based on Dr Seuss’ Yertle The Turtle. There is more than meets the eye with this intelligent and fascinating animal - one of the oldest life forms on Earth.  The workshops for children from ages 4 to 11 explored the story of Yertle The Turtle through sign language /theatre story telling, dance, music and scent!  To book contact the Ucheldre box office on 01407 763361.


2hrs
FREE
Community Open Mic Poetry Evening
Friday 27 October7.30pm

Open Mic Poetry Evening

An opportunity to read your own, or other people's work in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Led by Karen Ankers and Trefor Stockwell.

Held in the Ucheldre's Café.


£3 to listen, £2 if you would like to read
Community Radio Ysbyty Gwynedd Concert Friday 27 October7.30pm

Radio Ysbyty Gwynedd Concert

A Fundraising Evening


Kev Bach presents: Dafydd Iwan, Meinir Gwilym, Wynne Elvis Roberts, Welsh Whisperer, Brodyr Magee, Sophie Jayne and Harmoneli.

Bydd y cyngerdd hwn yn cael ei ddarlledu yn fyw gan Radio Ysbyty Gwynedd

This concert will be recorded live by Radio Ysbyty Gwynedd


£9, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Community Felt Working Workshop
Sunday 29 October2-5pm


Felt Workshop

led by Anne Hogsteader

An opportunity to to make your own amazing felt animals and designs.  Anne leads this fun and unusual workshop, supplying all the tools and materials needed for you to complete a creation to take home with you, as well as a new crafting skill.

Open to all over the age of 15+.

3hrs
£12 per person
Music A Gala Concert 2
Sunday 29 October 7.30pm

A Gala Concert 2

Come and join the party atmosphere here at Ucheldre this Autumn.

Once again we welcome to our stage members of Bangor University music department with a gala performance of popular classical music, instrumental and song.

This event is a fundraiser for Canolfan Ucheldre Centre

2hrs
£8, £7 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Community A Celebration of Chinese Culture Chongqing Cultural Delegation Wednesday 1 & Thursday 2 November

Ucheldre Arts Centre and Bangor University’s Confucius Institute present:

A Celebration of Chinese Culture Chongqing Cultural Delegation

重庆市文化委员会主办,重庆演出公司承办

Join us for a two-day extravaganza of Chinese culture, presented by the internationally acclaimed Chongqing Performance Company. Headlined by a stunning performance of Chinese music and dance, activities will include Chinese craft demonstrations, tea ceremonies and an exhibition of Chinese art.

Wednesday 1 November

4 - 5pm Chinese craft demonstrations

5-7pm Food & refreshments available, booking required

7-8.30pm Performance of Chinese music and dance*

Thursday 2 November

10.30-11.30am Chinese craft demonstrations

*Tickets for performance only from Ucheldre Box Office (other events free of charge)

box-office@ucheldre.org / 01407 763361


                                 This event is a fundraiser for Canolfan Ucheldre Centre


1hr 30
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Community Chinese Craft Demonstrations
Wednesday 1 & Thursday 2 November

Ucheldre Arts Centre and Bangor University’s Confucius Institute present:

A Celebration of Chinese Culture Chongqing Cultural Delegation

重庆市文化委员会主办,重庆演出公司承办

As part of a two-day extravaganza of Chinese culture, presented by the internationally acclaimed Chongqing Performance Company. Activities will include Chinese craft demonstrations, tea ceremonies and an exhibition of Chinese art.

Wednesday 1 November

4 - 5pm Chinese craft demonstrations

Thursday 2 November

10.30-11.30am Chinese craft demonstrations


The exhibition will be displayed in the Aisles over the whole of the two day visit.


FREE
Community A Celebration of Chinese Music and Dance
Wednesday 1 November 7pm

Ucheldre Arts Centre and Bangor University’s Confucius Institute present:

A Celebration of Chinese Culture Chongqing Cultural Delegation

重庆市文化委员会主办,重庆演出公司承办

As part of the two-day extravaganza of Chinese culture we have a stunning performance of Chinese music and dance.

Part 1-Traditional Song and Dance performances

 -- Interval --

 with a small tea ceremony and guzheng music in café area run by Confucius Institute staff

Part 2 -3 Chinese Folk Music performances

Part 3 -Sichuan Opera performance


This event is a fundraiser for Canolfan Ucheldre Centre

1hr 30
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Music Iwan Llewelyn-Jones
Saturday 4 November7.30pm

Iwan Llewelyn-Jones

"Time and Place"

 



Join Iwan for the first of his piano recitals at Ucheldre this season to experience the scintillating piano music of French composer Claude Debussy. Tonight Iwan explores themes of ‘Time and Place’ with a selection of  Debussy’s ‘Images’ and ‘Préludes’ alongside evocative night pieces by Chopin, Fauré, Britten and Meirion Williams, and a delightful sonata by Debussy’s idol, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 


2hrs
£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Voskresenije
Choir of Saint Petersburg
Sunday 5 November7.30pm

Voskresenije Choir of Saint Petersburg

Voskresenije are once again returning to our stage. They are a choir of mixed voices all of whom trained at the St Petersburg conservatoire, and are soloists in their own right.  Their conductor, Jurih Maruk, was previously conductor at the Mariinskij Theatre. 


The Ucheldre's wonderful acoustic lends itself perfectly to the beautiful sound created by these performers. A repertoire mostly of Russian sacred and folk music with a few Western gems. A performance not to be missed. 


£8, £7 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Film Into Film Festival:
Space Jam
Thursday 9 November10am

Space Jam (U)

What is the Festival?

This year's Into Film Festival takes place from 8-24 November and bookings go live on Thursday 7 September.

The Into Film Festival is the world's largest free film and education event for young people presenting 3,000 free cinema screenings, and showcasing over 140 films at more than 600 venues across the UK.

Featuring guest speakers from the film industry and supported by free curriculum-linked resources, we aim to help educators bring learning to life for 5-19 year olds by inspiring young people to watch and understand film in new and creative ways.

To learn more and to book pleaseclick here and visit the Into Film Festival site

www.into lm.org/events/festival




1hr 25
Film Into Film Festival:
Rogue One
Friday 10 November10am


Rogue One (12A)

What is the Festival?

This year's Into Film Festival takes place from 8-24 November and bookings go live on Thursday 7 September.

The Into Film Festival is the world's largest free film and education event for young people presenting 3,000 free cinema screenings, and showcasing over 140 films at more than 600 venues across the UK.

Featuring guest speakers from the film industry and supported by free curriculum-linked resources, we aim to help educators bring learning to life for 5-19 year olds by inspiring young people to watch and understand film in new and creative ways.

To learn more and to book pleaseclick here and visit the Into Film Festival site

www.into lm.org/events/festival




2hr 11
Literary Lit Soc:
Trefor Stockwell
Friday 10 November1-3pm

Magical Realism: Introduction and Workshop

led by Trefor Stockwell

Introduced by Fiona Owen. This workshop will introduce participants to Magical Realism as a prose narrative style and will include a reading from the author’s book of short stories Bread and Wine, followed by questions and answers.

 


Trefor Stockwell has had a varied career as soldier, civil servant, actor, theatre director and college tutor. He has a PhD in Creative Writing from Bangor University.

A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb


2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau
Music The Military Wives Choir
Friday 10 November7.30pm

The Military Wives Choir
and Friends


The Royal Air Force Valley Military Wives Choir and Friends join together to present a fundraising concert in aid of SSAFA (Anglesey Branch).

2hrs
£7.50

Music Ensemble Cymru
The Anniversary Tour
Wednesday 15 November7.30pm

Ensemble Cymru

The Anniversary Tour

Wales’s leading chamber music ensemble, Ensemble Cymru, will mark its 15 year anniversary with a very special and extended concert at The Ucheldre Centre this autumn. Bringing together world-class musicians with a passion for sharing rare chamber music from Wales and the world.

Ensemble Cymru will put Welsh composers in the spotlight with a performance of John Metcalf’s Not the Stillness and the work of an emerging young Welsh composer, Claire Roberts. It’s also a rare opportunity to hear a live performance of Martinu’s Chamber Music No. 1 which has the unusual combination of harp and piano.

Please retain your ticket to claim your complimentary tea or coffee at the café during the interval.  


Ensemble Cymru - Taith Pen-blwydd

Bydd prif ensemble cerddoriaeth siambr Cymru, Ensemble Cymru, yn dathlu ei ben-blwydd yn 15 oed eleni, gyda chyngerdd estynedig ac arbennig iawn yn y Ganolfan Ucheldre yn yr hydref. Bydd yn dwyn ynghyd cerddorion byd-enwog sy'n teimlo'n angerddol am rannu cerddoriaeth siambr prin o Gymru a'r byd.

Bydd Ensemble Cymru yn canolbwyntio ar gyfansoddwyr o Gymru gyda pherfformiad o Not the Stillness gan John Metcalf a gwaith cyfansoddwr newydd ifanc o Gymru, Claire Roberts. Bydd hefyd yn gyfle prin i glywed perfformiad byw o Chamber Music No. 1 gan Martinu sydd â'r cyfuniad anghyffredin o'r delyn a'r piano.  

Dylech gadw eich tocyn i gael eich te neu goffi am ddim yn y caffi yn ystod y cyfwng



1hr 30 incl interval
*£8, £3 Students/child/ Plentyn /Myfyrwyr
Early Bird/ Cynnig Cynnar: £7 (book by 13 October/ archebwch erbyn 13 Hydref)
Film Into Film Festival:
Despicable Me 3
Thursday 16 November10am



Despicable Me 3  (12A)

What is the Festival?

This year's Into Film Festival takes place from 8-24 November and bookings go live on Thursday 7 September.

The Into Film Festival is the world's largest free film and education event for young people presenting 3,000 free cinema screenings, and showcasing over 140 films at more than 600 venues across the UK.

Featuring guest speakers from the film industry and supported by free curriculum-linked resources, we aim to help educators bring learning to life for 5-19 year olds by inspiring young people to watch and understand film in new and creative ways.

To learn more and to book pleaseclick here and visit the Into Film Festival site

www.into lm.org/events/festival




1hr 30
Film Into Film Festival:
Tron
Friday 17 November10am



Tron  (PG)

What is the Festival?

This year's Into Film Festival takes place from 8-24 November and bookings go live on Thursday 7 September.

The Into Film Festival is the world's largest free film and education event for young people presenting 3,000 free cinema screenings, and showcasing over 140 films at more than 600 venues across the UK.

Featuring guest speakers from the film industry and supported by free curriculum-linked resources, we aim to help educators bring learning to life for 5-19 year olds by inspiring young people to watch and understand film in new and creative ways.

To learn more and to book pleaseclick here and visit the Into Film Festival site

www.into lm.org/events/festival




1hr 34
Film Into Film Festival:
Trolls
Friday 17 November1pm



Trolls  (U)

What is the Festival?

This year's Into Film Festival takes place from 8-24 November and bookings go live on Thursday 7 September.

The Into Film Festival is the world's largest free film and education event for young people presenting 3,000 free cinema screenings, and showcasing over 140 films at more than 600 venues across the UK.

Featuring guest speakers from the film industry and supported by free curriculum-linked resources, we aim to help educators bring learning to life for 5-19 year olds by inspiring young people to watch and understand film in new and creative ways.

To learn more and to book pleaseclick here and visit the Into Film Festival site

www.into lm.org/events/festival




1hr 29
Music Jazz Club
Monday 20 November8pm
Jazz Club





The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets Monthly

on a Monday evening. 

Non-members are welcome.


This event is free
Community Open Mic Poetry Evening
Friday 24 November7.30pm

Open Mic Poetry Evening

An opportunity to read your own, or other people's work in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Led by Karen Ankers and Trefor Stockwell.

Held in the Ucheldre's Café.


£3 to listen, £2 if you would like to read

Community The Ucheldre Rep presents: DUETS Thursday 30 November7.30pm

DUETS  

by Peter Quilter

"DUETS" is an award winning comedy.   It deals with four separate stories and four sets of characters.

Jonathan (Peter Preston) and Wendy (Karen Ankers) are on a "Blind Date", hoping   to get it right this time, even though they never have before.  


Secretarial Skills" introduces us to Barrie (Mike Gould) who is not interested in woman, while Janet, his secretary, (Donna Jones) sees that as no reason to stop trying. 



In "The Holiday", we meet Shelley (Caroline Tattersall) and Bobby (Brian Davies) who have decided to holiday in Spain to finalise their divorce while drowning in cocktails.   


Finally in "Bride-to-Be", Angela (Sandra Fraser) is marrying for the third or  fourth time much to the dismay of her brother Toby (Andy Littlefield) and amidst a barrage of bad omens, not to mention a dress resembling a parachute.  

"Duets" highlights the chaotic world of love, relationships

and why the grass is never greener. 

£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadu, £3 youth/ieuenctid

Literary Lit Soc:
Rob Mimpriss
Friday 1 December1-3pm

 The Art of Fiction 

a creative writing workshop with Rob Mimpriss

Introduced by Fiona Owen The art of fiction involves the balancing of  two very different skills. On the one hand, we place our characters within a believable world, both natural and built, and within an economy and society which provides and limits our characters' opportunities, and which they struggle against, or find their place within. On the other hand, we seek to explore the inner lives of our characters, and the stories, true or false, which they tell about themselves, as heroes, as victims or as villains. This seminar will draw on characters from Wales and America, the novel and the short story, to explore the ways in which realistic fiction can be enriched by the myths which are concealed within us all.
A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb
2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau

Community The Ucheldre Rep presents: DUETS Friday 1 December7.30pm

DUETS  

by Peter Quilter

"DUETS" is an award winning comedy.   It deals with four separate stories and four sets of characters.

Jonathan (Peter Preston) and Wendy (Karen Ankers) are on a "Blind Date", hoping   to get it right this time, even though they never have before.  


Secretarial Skills" introduces us to Barrie (Mike Gould) who is not interested in woman, while Janet, his secretary, (Donna Jones) sees that as no reason to stop trying. 



In "The Holiday", we meet Shelley (Caroline Tattersall) and Bobby (Brian Davies) who have decided to holiday in Spain to finalise their divorce while drowning in cocktails.   


Finally in "Bride-to-Be", Angela (Sandra Fraser) is marrying for the third or  forth time much to the dismay of her brother Toby (Andy Littlefield) and amidst a barrage of bad omens, not to mention a dress resembling a parachute.  

"Duets" highlights the chaotic world of love, relationships

and why the grass is never greener. 

£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadu, £3 youth/ieuenctid

Community The Ucheldre Rep presents: DUETS Saturday 2 December7.30pm

DUETS  

by Peter Quilter

"DUETS" is an award winning comedy.   It deals with four separate stories and four sets of characters.

Jonathan (Peter Preston) and Wendy (Karen Ankers) are on a "Blind Date", hoping   to get it right this time, even though they never have before.  


Secretarial Skills" introduces us to Barrie (Mike Gould) who is not interested in woman, while Janet, his secretary, (Donna Jones) sees that as no reason to stop trying. 



In "The Holiday", we meet Shelley (Caroline Tattersall) and Bobby (Brian Davies) who have decided to holiday in Spain to finalise their divorce while drowning in cocktails.   


Finally in "Bride-to-Be", Angela (Sandra Fraser) is marrying for the third or  forth time much to the dismay of her brother Toby (Andy Littlefield) and amidst a barrage of bad omens, not to mention a dress resembling a parachute.  

"Duets" highlights the chaotic world of love, relationships

and why the grass is never greener. 

£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadu, £3 youth/ieuenctid

Music Duke Ellington's
Nutcracker Suite
Sunday 3 December7.30pm

Royal Welsh College Big Band:

Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite

You'd be hard pressed to find a Big Band as swinging, as entertaining and versatile as the Royal Welsh    College Big Band who are going from strength to strength under the directorship of Robert 'Teddy' Smith.

Join them this Christmas for American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn's jazz interpretation of Tchaikovsky's the Nutcracker Suite.

In the second half of the programme the band pay homage to Ella Fitzgerald where the Big Band will be joined by some of RWCMD’s greatest jazz divas recreating some of Ella’s winter jazz classics such as Winter Wonderland, Let It Snow and The Christmas Song.

Supported by the Arts Council of Wales 


1hr 45 incl Interval
£8, £7 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Isle of  Anglesey
              Choral Society
Saturday 9 December7.30


Isle of Anglesey Choral Society

An evening of festive song to greet the Season.


2hrs
£7, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children /plant

Community Rhwng: The Point Between Saturday 10 December10am-4pm

Rhwng

Led by Fiona Owen

More information about this day workshop to follow. But do keep the date in your diary.

A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb

6hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau

Community Felt Working
Saturday 16 December10am - 3.30pm

Felt Demonstration and Sale of Work

by Anne Hogsteader

An opportunity to watch Anne at work.  You may like to buy some of Anne's lovely work for Christmas presents or even just for yourself.

Music Jazz Club
Monday 18 December8pm
Jazz Club





The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets Monthly

on a Monday evening. 

Non-members are welcome.


This event is free
Literary Lit Soc: Fiona Owen introduces
Phil Bowen
Friday 13 January1-3pm

'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

This event is supported by Literature Wales, with thanks.

2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau
Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture