Arts in Anglesey is vibrant much of which is centred around the phenomenal Ucheldre Centre in Holyhead. Follows are some of the brilliant eclectic arts events going on at Ucheldre in January.
[Broadcast] Tuesday 22 January 6.45pm
ROH Opera Live: The Queen of Spades (Tchaikovsky)
In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation. The Queen of Spades is based on a short story by Pushkin, and comes to the Royal Opera House in a new production that has already garnered five- star reviews in Amsterdam. The production is set in 1890, the year of the opera’s premiere. In his study, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera into life as his own story, its characters giving voice to his unfulfilled desires. Aleksandrs Antonenko and Eva-Maria Westbroek head the cast and Royal Opera Chorus, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera. This is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling.
Arts in Anglesey at the Ucheldre Centre in Holyhead is not just about Broadcast as good as that is
Friday 25 January 1pm – 3pm
Lit Soc: ‘From Solstice to Winter Hearth’ – a creative writing workshop with Adam Craig
A seasonal workshop that explores inner landscapes, both imagined and imaginal, and asks us to find that place within where we are most free to create. For poets and prose writers, beginners and beyond.
Workshops form a big part of Arts in Anglesey at the Ucheldre Centre not only bringing arts to the locality but also letter the local population learn and take part
[Live Event] Saturday 26 January 10am – 2.30pm
Vocal Workshop with Marian Bryfdir and Kiefer Jones
An opportunity to meet and work with two music professionals. Whether you want to improve your singing voice or even find it. If you want to find those top notes or learn how to breath whilst singing. These monthly workshops are for you.
All musical tastes are covered: classical, operatic arias, folk songs, pop and songs from the musicals. You would be joining a group of people with similar aims, and have the opportunity to have a private session with Marian or Kiefer.
[Broadcast] Wednesday 30 January 6.45pm
The Royal Opera Live: La Traviata (Giuseppe Verdi)
From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heart-breaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La traviata is one of the most popular of all operas. Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing.
Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles
[Broadcast] Thursday 31 January 7pm
National Theatre Live: I’m Not Running (David Hare)
I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision. What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?
Regardless for whatever Arts in Anglesey experience you want at the Ucheldre Centre one thing is for certain you will be welcomed warmly and there is always the Cegin Ucheldre Kitchen for that chat over a cuppa or snack .
Cegin Ucheldre Kitchen
Open Monday to Saturday 10am-4.30pm.
Lunches 12pm onwards.
Sunday 2 – 4.30pm. Coffee, teas and cakes only.
For more information about the Ucheldre Centre on the Welsh Country website see https://www.welshcountry.co.uk/ucheldre-centre/