2019 is an important time for Ucheldre Arts Centre as they move towards a new capital campaign to develop Ucheldre, and improve the facilities for local communities. To take these projects forward they are seeking up to three new Trustees to join the welcoming and friendly Board.
Ucheldre arts centre ’s Trustees play a pivotal role in supporting the Team, and ensuring the overall governance of the Charity. They are looking for new Trustees who will bring energy and enthusiasm to the organisation, that have an interest in the arts and cultural events, and ideally have experience of capital development, project or organisational management. Ucheldre Arts Centre is particularly interested in people with legal experience or a Welsh language background at this time.
Regularly on at Ucheldre Arts Centre are
Tribal Belly Dance 7- 8pm
Jazz Club: Monthly Monday 25 February 8pm
Mind Art 10am
Mandarin Classes 1.15pm
Life Drawing Class 10am
Yoga 1- 2.30pm
Mindfulness: fortnightly 6pm 7 & 21 February
Ucheldre Arts Centre is so diverse with events such as
A Pontardawe Arts Centre Production – Cracked By Emily Hinshelwood
Directed by Louise Osbornand & Designed by Becky Davies
How do you know when you have crossed the line?
Would you even know that you had crossed the line?
Cracked is a moving, thought-provoking play about vulnerability, mental well-being and the universal need for love. Features adult themes/strong language. Suitable for age 14+
[Live Event] Saturday 16 February 7.30pm
Y Brain/Kargala Wales Tour Beware Productions
After years of repression and censorship writer Meltem Arikan moved to Wales where she feels a deep sense of belonging. In a state of personal crisis, her Turkish-speaking, repressed, rigid self Mel meets her Welsh-speaking, adventurous, nature-loving self Tem for the first time. Written by Meltem Arikan, with Welsh-language parts by Sharon Morgan, Be Aware’s new play is an exploration of belonging, identity and language. All shows will be accessible for English speakers.
Ucheldre Arts Centre also has events that come from outside Wales
ROH Ballet Live: Don Quixote
Choreographer Carlos Acosta after Petipa. Composer Ludwig Minkus
Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote’s journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.
[Live Event] Friday 25 February 1pm – 3pm
Lit Soc: A creative writing workshop led by Fiona Owen.
‘Writing Short Stories, according to Flannery O’ Connor’
The American short story writer Flannery O’ Connor had things to say about how to write a convincing short story. Drawing on two of her essays, and examples from her own short stories, this workshop will provide plenty of food for thought. We will also look at micro-fiction, a more recent and popular form. All ranges of experience are welcome.
A piano recital based on Kyffin Williams’ work. This is an audio and visual performance.
So as well as the very best of Welsh talent Ucheldre Arts Centre brings you the best of the world with broadcast performances such as
The Royal Opera Live: La Traviata (Giuseppe Verdi)
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
Ucheldre Arts Centre welcomes all of all artistic taste & as far as the Trustee Candidates are concerned welcomes candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds, who can empathise and contribute to our established local profile. Above all, candidates for this role must be able to demonstrate a strong enthusiasm for the mission and strategic objectives of Ucheldre.
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/