Welcome back, we've missed you!
It’s been a long time… but we’re really happy to announce that we are opening our doors to Cardiff residents on Tuesday 20 October at 9am.
We’ve missed you all and can’t wait to welcome you back.
We’ve been busy making improvements to our venue, and putting in place new systems to make sure that you’re as safe as possible when you return. Whether you’re visiting an exhibition, watching a film, rehearsing, attending a workshop, or sitting down to eat or drink in our Caffi Bar, the wellbeing of our community is our priority.
With this in mind, we’ve made lots of changes, so things won’t be quite the same as they were before. We’ve put together this video which shows you a little more about what to expect.
Whilst we’ve been closed, we’ve also been able to make some improvements to our building, thanks to an Arts Council of Wales grant that we received before lockdown. This includes a stylish bar, a laptop zone (with plenty of plug sockets) for those of you who want to work away from home, and new, all-gender toilet facilities on our ground floor. We hope that these changes will make your return to Chapter even more enjoyable.
The past several months have been challenging for everyone and we can’t thank you enough for all of your messages of support, and for your very generous donations. It’s because of this that we are able to re-open and continue to support you and the creative communities that are the heart of Chapter.
It’s going to be a long journey to recovery, so we ask you to please carry on supporting us by coming to see us. We’ll continue to bring you the very best in independent film, world-class exhibitions, virtual events and delicious food and drink. Every penny that you spend with us will go directly back in to supporting our programme, and the community of freelancers and creative companies who shape it.
For more information please visit our website where you will find details of how to book and what to expect from your visit.
We look forward to seeing you very soon!
Scroll down for our re-opening programme...
WHAT'S ON: FILM
ETERNAL BEAUTY (15) | 20 – 22 Oct
When Jane is dumped at the altar she has a breakdown and spirals into a chaotic world, where love and family relationships collide. A sensitively written and inventively directed drama about schizophrenia by Welsh director Craig Roberts. Filmed on location in Wales and nominated for multiple BAFTA awards, this is funny and touching in equal measure.
SAINT MAUD (cbta) | 23 Oct – 5 Nov
Having found God, Maud is dedicated to her spiritual devotion. Landing a job as a private carer, she arrives at the home of former dancer Amanda, now frail from chronic illness. The two are quite mismatched, but they develop a brittle bond of co-dependency. Until a chance encounter with a former colleague hints to a dark past and it becomes clear there is more to Maud than meets the eye.
A PERFECTLY NORMAL FAMILY (PG) | 20 – 22 Oct
Teenager Emma struggles with her own identity as her Dad comes out as transgender.
REBECCA (12A) | 23 – 29 Oct
A newlywed arrives at her husband’s estate, battling the shadow of his first wife.
A SECRET GARDEN (ctba) | 23 – 29 Oct
An orphaned girl discovers a magical garden hidden in her strict uncle's estate.
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WHAT'S ON: ART
GALLERY: MEL BRIMFIELD | Until 10 January
'From This World, to That Which is To Come', by artist Mel Brimfield, is an exhibition that explores issues around mental health and wellbeing.
A range of works are on display including STAND, a large installation that has been created by more than 100 mental health service users to highlight the importance of ‘making’ for those affected by mental illness.
Entrance to our Gallery is free, and you don't need to book. For details of what to expect when you arrive, please click here. For more information on the exhibition, click below.
ART IN THE BAR: FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ | Until 1 Nov
'In The Night We Believe' is an exhibition by Chilean painter Francisco Rodriguez.
Referencing graphic animations and Japanese drawings, Rodriguez hints at the tradition that inspired the post-impressionists. The paintings comprise intriguing, sometimes dark and inexplicable spaces and situations, depicting windowless buildings and a cast of sinister characters emerging from the shadows.
LIGHTBOX: MALAPHORS | Until 31 January
Selected from nearly 150 applications to our open call, ‘Y Canu Chalkydri’ is a new commission by collaborative duo Malaphors, artists Megan Broadmeadow and Abi Hubbard.
Malaphors have created an artwork that responds to the imminent re-opening of Chapter; a greeting and invitation for the people of Cardiff and Wales to cross the threshold of the building once more.
FOOD & DRINK: BOOK A TABLE
If you'd like to eat or drink with us, you'll need to book a table.
We’ve got a delicious seasonal menu and we’ve made some great improvements to the space including a stylish bar and a new laptop-friendly area.
To book a table and for more information on the changes we've made in our Caffi Bar, click below.
To help us as we re-open and move closer towards our 50th Birthday, please consider donating at easydonate.org/CHAPTER or to give £10 text CHAPTER to 70191. Thanks for your support.
We can't wait to see you soon!
Header image: Malaphors: Y Canu Chalkydri, 2020