Image: Malaphors: Y Canu Chalkydri, 2020
Over the last few weeks we’ve been busy preparing to re-open.
This week, it was our intention to announce our re-opening date. The subsequent news of lockdown in Cardiff and it’s bordering counties, changed all of this. Our priority is always to keep you, our community, as safe as possible, so we’ve made the difficult decision to slightly delay re-opening.
Last month, over 1500 of you kindly took the time to respond to our visitor survey and your message was clear: you want to return to Chapter when it is safe to do so. We’ve paid close attention to your feedback, and we believe that when we re-open, you’ll be returning to a Chapter that is as safe and enjoyable as it can be for all of our community.
Believe us when we say that we are desperate to welcome you back, and to showcase the very best in contemporary art, film, performance, food and drink.
We remain optimistic that we will open our doors before too long and we’ll let you know a date just as soon as we can.
We can’t wait to see you and, in the meantime, we’re still bringing you an exciting line-up of virtual and real-life events. Here are just a few highlights from our programme.
SPECIAL OFFER: BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL VIRTUAL PREMIERES
This year's BFI London Film Festival invites you to experience the world’s best new films wherever you are. Over 12 days, there'll be more than 50 exclusive virtual premieres to enjoy. Save £2 on tickets to #LFF virtual screenings on BFI Player using promo code ‘LFFVIRTUAL’
Selected from nearly 150 applications to our open call, we're thrilled to present this new artwork, ‘Y Canu Chalkydri’, a commission by collaborative duo Malaphors, artists Megan Broadmeadow and Abi Hubbard. The work is on display at the entrance to our building until January next year.
CHAPTER MOVIEMAKER: FROM HOME
We've launched Chapter Moviemaker online! Join Tom Betts and our Cinema Programme Manager, Claire Vaughan, for short films and discussions from local filmmakers & special guests. Available to watch, for free, on our brand-new Chapter Player until the end of this month.
ONLINE FILM SCREENINGS
We're still working with cinema distributors to offer you new film releases online. By renting these films, you'll be supporting our cinema as a portion of the film rental income goes to Chapter.
An Iranian teenager rebels after her mother discovers her secrets in this explosive tale. More
An optimistic and tender romance between two ordinary people struggling with daily life. More
THE PAINTED BIRD
An unflinching examination of the brutality of humankind as we follow a Jewish boy in Eastern Europe at the end of WWII. More
OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS
CHAPTER GALLERY X CREU CYMRU
In partnership with Creu Cymru, we're inviting an artist-practitioner, from any artform, to develop a creative response to the exhibition ‘From This World, To That Which Is To Come’ by artist Mel Brimfield.
CHAPTER GALLERY X CARDIFF COUNCIL
In partnership with Cardiff Council, we're looking to commission an artist from Cardiff to create a unique road crossing for Cowbridge Road East in Canton.
ARTS SOCIETY CARDIFF: VIRTUAL TALK
This Thurs 8 Oct, join Dr Meri Arichi for a fascinating insight into the history and development of Ukiyo-e woodblock printing. The session is free to existing Arts Society Cardiff members, non-members can book a ticket for £5 through our website.
REFRAMED FILM: WATCH-ALONGS
BAIT | Thurs 8 Oct 8pm
Bafta-winning black and white feature by Mark Jenkins, about a Cornish fishing village that faces a crisis when their way of life is threatened. Watch
BRASSED OFF | Sun 11 Oct 4pm
In this touching film, a colliery band competes for the annual prize whilst the pit faces closure. Watch
SEARCHING FOR THE WRONG-EYED JESUS | Thurs 15 Oct 7.30pm
A documentary on Jim White and other alt-country musicians of the American Deep South. Watch
Associate artist Holly Davey has a new exhibition at Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London with a performance over zoom on 24 October at 2.30pm. More
CARDIFF MUSIC SCHOOL
Cardiff Music School has resumed lessons in-person. If you know a child who is interested in learning to play an instrument, they're welcoming new pupils. More
Want to become a Printhaus member? They've re-opened their studio doors and are able to run induction courses for new members! More