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Canolfan Ucheldre Centre


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Tel: +44 (0)1407 763361

Fax: +44 (0) 1407 763341

Email: [email protected]

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The Ucheldre Centre is a community endeavour to provide those who live in and visit Holyhead, Anglesey and nearby parts of north-west Wales, with a centre for arts events, exhibitions, and other community activities of an educational and cultural kind.

The heart of the Ucheldre Centre is a former convent chapel belonging to a French Roman Catholic order of nuns, the sisters of the Bon Sauveur (Good Saviour). This became available following the demolition in 1988 of their convent school - a castle-like structure which had dominated the skyline of Holyhead since the beginning of the century. The convent had closed in 1982 and several sheltered housing units were then built in its grounds. The chapel would have been pulled down too, if the Ucheldre project had not been devised.

Since then the centre has been beautifully extended in keeping with the original building, along with landscaped grounds, an amphitheatre and a walled garden with sculptures. 

Many classes are offered in conjunction with either the Workers' Education Association (WEA) or the University of Wales, Bangor including life drawing or portraiture, watercolour painting, mixed media and glass.  There are also full holiday programmes of art, drama and dance workshops for young people.  

Whether it's film, theatre, concerts, exhibitions or activities, the Ucheldre truly provides something for everyone. For a copy of the current quarterly What's On listing of the centre's programme of events and activities please visit the Ucheldre Centre website.

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