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Chapter from home: Francisco Rodriguez, Belly Laughs Comedy, NT Live, Chapter Community & more Posted on 15 May 2020

Chapter from home: Francisco Rodriguez, Belly Laughs Comedy, NT Live, Chapter Community & more



In the Night We Believe: Francisco Rodriguez exhibition now open online

We’re really pleased to let you know that our colleagues at Cooke Latham Gallery, London - who represent our current Art in the Bar artist Francisco Rodriguez - have launched the exhibition ‘In The Night We Believe’ online.

We opened Francisco’s eerily intriguing exhibition just three days before lockdown, so if you didn’t have the chance to see it please take a look by clicking on the link below.

All works are for sale with 20% of profits being generously donated to Chapter, which will help ensure we can continue to support the commission and exhibition of artists’ work when we're able to safely re-open.

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Belly Laughs Cardiff: A night of comedy for local charities

Tonight at 7.30pm (fri 15 May), a virtual comedy gig will take place to raise money for local charities, including ourselves!

The line-up features several Welsh comedians, including BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack presenter Kiri Pritchard-McLean, BBC Radio 5 Live’s Elis James & 2019 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Jordan Brookes. The event will be hosted by writer and performer Robin Morgan.

For more information and to donate please click the 'More Info' link below. To join the gig click here.

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Fun Film Study: Howl's Moving Castle

During lockdown we’re continuing to share exciting learning opportunities to keep young people engaged with film, art and performance from home.

This week, to coincide with the BFI’s Japan 2020 season, we’re celebrating Japanese anime and the brilliant Studio Ghibli. The study pack explores the fantastical Howl’s Moving Castle by Hayao Miyazaki, who wowed audiences worldwide with his award-winning film Spirited Away.

Howl’s Moving Castle – and others by Studio Ghibli – is available on Netflix. For more information and to download the study pack, click below.

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National Theatre at Home

We’re sure many of you will be missing your NT Live screenings! So we’re really happy that at 7pm every Thursday, a much-loved NT Live production is streamed on YouTube and then available on demand for a week. Next on the schedule:


Barber Shop Chronicles (until 21 May)

A never-before-seen archive recording of Inua Ellams’ smash-hit play, about the places where banter is barbed, and the truth is telling.

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A Streetcar Named Desire: 21 - 28 May

Gillian Anderson plays Blanche DuBois in the critically acclaimed Young Vic production of Tennessee Williams' classic play.

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Reframed Film

Our friends Reframed Film are continuing to watch films together online. Follow them on Twitter @ReframedFilm for the latest updates and full schedule. Watch parties coming up this week:


Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl - Thu 21 May 7pm #ReframedWatch

At 18, Kate Nash reached the stratosphere of pop music, vaulting from North London into worldwide tours. But after her management committed fraud, she was forced to rethink her career. Now embarking on a new life as an actress, this is an inspiring call to the creative heart in all of us: be fearless. Available on BBCiplayer:



Water Lilies - Sun 24 May 4pm #ReframedWatch

In the suburbs of Paris, tomboy Marie starts hanging out where her best friend Anne helps out at a children’s swim class. The statuesque Floriane catches her eye and the two young women start an uneasy friendship, whilst Anne lusts after the dreamy François. The shifting relationships in this heady summer forever change the young women in this impressive debut romance from the filmmaker of Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Available on Mubi:

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Hijinx World Premiere with Q&A

On 20 May at 8pm you can join our friends at Hijinx for the world premiere of ‘The Matthew Purnell Show’ - a fast-paced comedy set in the near future when learning disabled and/or autistic people have taken over the world of film & TV.

The premiere will be immediately followed by a live Q&A with some of the creative team (BSL interpretation provided by Tony Evans).

This event is the final in Hijinx’s online theatre and film festival. For more information and to find out about the rest of the programme, click below.

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BFI FAN: INCLUSIVE CINEMA - Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 18 - 24 May. Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, they’ve announced the theme of ‘Kindness’. 

Often misrepresented, mental health stories on screen can add to stigma around mental health conditions. Films can also present opportunities to raise awareness, support education and broaden understanding about mental health experiences, and ignite important discussions about how we look after each other. Find some highlighted films and events by clicking the link below.

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We're so proud of Chapter's Creative Community - from our staff and volunteers to our studio holders, tenants and community gardeners - they make us who we are! This week, some of our staff give us an insight into their lives in lockdown!



Rob works as one of Chapter’s Cinema Projectionists. During his Stay Home period, he’s been making UV calm spaces in his home and garden! More


Lindsay is a Front of House Manager and a member of the café bar team. She’s been busy working with her children on a colouring fundraiser for Chapter! More



Chapter Archive: Rose Wylie

Next year we celebrate our 50th Birthday. To mark this momentous occasion we’re looking back through our archive at some of the incredible events, exhibitions, gigs, gatherings and people who’ve made Chapter what it is today.

This week, we’re diving in to our more recent past to celebrate our collaboration with critically acclaimed artist Rose Wylie whose exhibition ‘Tilt The Horizontal Into A Slant’ enchanted and engaged more than 6000 visitors in 2016. 

We were thrilled to produce a new book to accompany the exhibition which featured a text from writer and poet Cherry Smyth, a transcript of a conversation between Wylie and her long-term collaborator, artist Ben Rivers, and a host of images of works from the exhibition. You can read and download it free here. (Designed by Nelmes Design)



Read: The Early Days

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