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Chapter from home: The Atom: A Love Affair, writer Dylan Huw on Francisco Rodríguez, My Body Welsh & more Posted on 29 May 2020

Chapter from home: The Atom: A Love Affair, writer Dylan Huw on Francisco Rodríguez, My Body Welsh & more



Film offer: 'The Atom: A Love Affair'

‘The Atom: A Love Affair’ is a sweeping story of technological obsession, political imperatives and powerful, conflicting passions. An ambitious documentary that sheds new light on the present and future of nuclear power by delving deep into the story of its past.

Thanks to Dartmouth Films, our audiences can enjoy a 10% discount on Vimeo by simply entering the code ‘CHAPTERATOM’. 35% of all rental profits will also go to supporting Chapter, enabling us to plan an exciting programme of independent and international films when we are able to re-open.

Watch the trailer here. To rent the film, click the button below.



undefinedFrancisco Rodríguez 'In the night we believe': an essay by Dylan Huw

“Francisco Rodríguez' paintings are imbued with a sense of darkness, not so much in their actual composition but in the condition they convey; a darkness which feels as if it might encompass light and play and gleeful rebellion, as well as badness, and nothingness. I got a sense of the ghostly from them long before their context rendered them actual ghost images..."

Writer Dylan Huw visited Francisco Rodríguez’ Art in the Bar exhibition before we closed our doors in March. Read the full text by clicking the button below. Visit Francisco's exhibition online here.

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Invertigo Theatre: My Body Welsh

Invertigo Theatre has made the full show of 'My Body Welsh' (which was filmed at Chapter!) available online until 5 June.  

'My Body Welsh' is a vibrant, part-bilingual piece of contemporary theatre that investigates storytelling’s role in constructing national identity. Click below to find out more and watch online 

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Welsh theatre for families: Theatre Iolo's 'Chwarae'

Earlier this year, Theatr Iolo presented ‘Chwarae’, a Welsh language show for children aged 5+, at Chapter and several venues across Wales. We’re delighted that this half term they’ve made the entire show available to watch on their YouTube channel. 

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Reframed Film: Watching films together whilst apart

Reframed Film are continuing to highlight films that we can all watch together whilst apart. Join in the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #ReframedWatch. If you miss the start, don’t worry you can look over the thread @ReframedFilm and join in later!

This Sunday, it’s Brief Encounter – a hugely influential and heartbreaking romance about morals and acting on impulse. Watch on BBC iplayer here

For Reframed Film’s choices over the next couple of weeks, click the link below

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Film Hub Wales recommends...

Film Hub Wales members and partners are working hard to offer an array of films online, as we stay home this June. Some highlights include:


Into Film have launched a Nature in Your Neighbourhood competition, encouraging children and young people to create a short film and use nature and their surroundings to capture the calmness and document something they've noticed or appreciated while spending more time in their local area. If you're looking for something creative to do with your children, use their filmmaking-at-home guide to create a short film. More info


BFI Japan 2020, a major season celebrating Japanese film, launched at the beginning of May with archive rarities, contemporary works and cult classics. Sign up to BFI Player now and look out for events in cinemas later this year. More info


Les Flicks have a Video on Demand platform celebrating lesbian and bisexual stories, including titles such as Penance and Starting from Now. You can also join the Les Flicks community on Facebook. More info 


Technicolour Choirs: A Season of Love

Technicolour Choirs ‘Seasons of Love’ is a virtual choir video, featuring 90 choir members from their TC Community, including TechnicolourCDF who usually rehearse at Chapter.

They're crowdfunding to support the Technicolour community of freelancers, musicians, venues and small businesses (generously including us!), who have lost work/income during the Covid-19 pandemic. If you would like to donate you can here.




This is our favourite time of year as it normally means Art Car Bootique! Each year we celebrate the creative community of Cardiff & South Wales with our eclectic outdoor festival - the coolest car boot sale with over 70 stalls of art, fashion, performance, street food and music.

Sadly, we can’t celebrate with you in person so we thought that we’d shine a light on some of the amazing makers that would've been joining us! Artists and makers have been hit hard by the pandemic, many of them have lost their livelihoods so they need our support now more than ever


Baked by Lou creates playful, curious jewellery & statement homeware from polymer clay and ceramics and is inspired by a love of bold shapes, texture and unusual prints. Find her on Instagram, or browse Lou's works online: More info & Shop

Bethan Scorey's illustrations and written work celebrates the architecture of Wales, particularly Cardiff, and draws attention to some of the lesser-appreciated buildings we have here. Find her Instagram, or visit her online shop: More info & Shop 

Based in Llantwit Major, Joey Bananas makes bright and bold monsters from paper, wood and fabric. The 'Bwci-Bo' monsters are a colourful crew of beasties. Download free colouring sheets here. Find Joey Bananas on Twitter, Instagram, or visit their website: More info & Shop

Kate Dumbleton, is an experienced jewellery designer. Working in silver, gold & gemstones, she's inspired by nature, celtic design, her family history and art movements like Deco. Find her on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or visit her website: More info & Shop 

Disrupting the art world by throwing loads of LEGO at it, Little Big Art takes iconography from the world-famous toy company and turns it into fine art - or just art, you decide if it’s fine! ‘Warhol Lego Flowers’ is a brand-new colourful, limited-edition screenprint that's available to buy. Follow them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or visit their website: More info & Shop

Mister Berwyn is a Welsh homeware brand based in Cardiff. Founded in 2016 by illustrator Amy Brown, the brand specialises in creating products with a quirky yet stylish aesthetic for playful interiors.  Sustainability and British craft are at the heart of Mister Berwyn's ethos. Find her on Instagram, Facebook or shop online: More info & Shop

Morgan Dowdall’s practice is influenced by the materiality of clay and embraces sculpture, applied arts, surface design & installation. Morgan’s slipware plates, paintings, cards and screen-prints are an overt celebration of queer sexuality and naked bodies. Visit his Etsy shop, or follow his practice on Instagram and his website: More info & Shop

Rhian Kate is a handmade contemporary jewellery business which is inspired by the moon, the sun, the solar system and geometric shapes. Rhian Kate makes jewellery that's chic and affordable. Find her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or browse products on her website: More info & Shop



Chapter Archive: Pete Fowler

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 thinking about Pete Fowler’s 2007 psychedelic exhibition. Cardiff-born artist Pete created this site-specific painting in our old-style café-bar just before we re-styled it into the space we know today. 

Pete has recently created a range of colouring sheets that includes the outline of this wonderful work for Chapter. We hope they’ll keep the kids excited and entertained during lockdown! Download them using the link below. Be sure to tweet or tag us with your lovely creations of magical creatures!

Download colouring sheets

To help us reopen and reach our 50th Birthday milestone, please consider donating at or to give £10 text CHAPTER to 70191. Thanks for your support.