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