Our temporary closure
We’d like to wish you a happy New Year from everyone at Chapter. We hope you’re staying safe and well.
We can’t thank you enough for all the love and support you showed us in 2020 – especially as it was such an extraordinarily difficult year for everyone! Your messages, donations and interactions really kept us going, and it was so good to see so many of you when we were briefly able to open our doors.
Before Christmas, we remained hopeful that we would be able to welcome you back in January. Following the announcements from Welsh Government over the festive period and this month, we’re sad to say it’s unlikely we’ll be able to re-open anytime soon. As always, we’ll be monitoring updates and will keep you posted on our plans via our newsletters, website and social media (Twitter, Facebook & Instagram).
We look forward to the time when we’re able to welcome you back. Until then, we’ll continue to offer our programme online, so keep an eye on our website for What's On (we’ve got some exciting projects in the pipeline!). Please see details of our January programme below…
What's On: 18 - 31 January
The Best of Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2020 | Out now
Bringing together the best of outdoor and adventure filmmaking from around the world...
The Best of Sheffield Adventure Film Festival presents the pinnacle of adventure films, showing a host of incredible journeys - both physical and spiritual. Whilst the world is on pause, we're privileged to be able to transport you to the great outdoors, via a selection of inspirational filmmakers and stories.
Robin Morgan & Friends Comedy | Thurs 21 Jan 8pm
Brightening up a dreary January, we're delighted to announce a stellar line-up for our next virtual comedy gig. This Thursday, join Robin Morgan for a giggle with some of TV's brightest talent:
To be in the Zoom call with the performers, select a 'front row' ticket (it's the closest you'll get to a real-life comedy show right now!)
Murder Me, Monster | Until 28 Jan
Rural police officer Cruz investigates the bizarre case of a headless woman's body found in a remote region by the Andes Mountains. David, the husband of Cruz’ lover Francisca, becomes the prime suspect and is sent to a local mental health hospital. David blames the crime to the inexplicable and brutal appearance of the "Monster”, and its victims’ plea “Murder Me, Monster”. As more deaths happen – Cruz must determine who is the real monster.
"This chilling and surreal examination of fear and repression is not for the queasy or faint hearted" **** Sci-Fi Now
A Girl from Mogadishu | Out now
Fleeing war-torn Somalia in 2006, Ifrah Ahmed is trafficked to Ireland where a traumatic medical examination when seeking asylum reveals the extent of her mutilation as a child. Traumatised by the memory, she channels the experience into a force for change and emerges as a formidable campaigner against Female Genital Mutilation at the highest political echelons.
"A Girl from Mogadishu is as heart-warming as it is heart-breaking" Film Threat
Artist Opportunity: EXPERIMENTICA Presents | Deadline: 1 Feb
Don’t forget! You have until 1 February to apply for our 'EXPERIMENTICA Presents' commissions. Three new commissions, £1,000 fee each. If you make Live Art and Experimental Performance, and are based in the UK, then we'd like to hear from you!
We’re also excited to reveal that artist Jonny Cotsen will be joining us on our EXPERIMENTICA selection panel! Jonny performed at EXPERIMENTICA18 with his incredible work, Louder Is Not Always Clearer. He’s a keen advocate for better access in the arts and wrote the Arts Council Wales’ Toolkit for venues and theatre companies. Jonny also runs inclusive drama workshops and is a deaf equality trainer for people with and without disabilities.
Thank you for your support
The support we’ve received from you, and the wider community, over the past year has been phenomenal and we’re so grateful for all your donations. Lockdown continues to provide us with significant long-term financial challenges, but with your support we can positively address these and work towards securing our future. If you’re in the position to do so, you can donate online at easydonate.org/CHAPTER, or to give £10 text CHAPTER to 70191. You can also set up automated monthly donations via our website here. Thank you for your continued kindness and support.