We can't wait to welcome you through our doors on Monday. We're over the moon to be back!
If you've missed our cinemas, we have a wonderful selection of films for you to enjoy, including award-winning Nomadland & profoundly moving Sound of Metal. We're also thrilled to finally bring you Dreamhorse in June. Please book online in advance.
Come and see our Artes Mundi exhibition - Carrie Mae Weems presents her most recent ongoing public art campaign RESIST COVID TAKE 6! in our Café Bar and Dineo Seshee Bopape exhibits a series of new, immersive works in the Gallery. There's no need to book and entrance is free!
We've been so grateful to have been busy since opening for alfresco food & drink. If you'd like a table indoors, please book in advance online.
When you visit, we'd like to reassure you that we're doing everything to keep you safe - whether you’re here to see an exhibition, watch a film, attend a workshop, or enjoy some food & drink, you can feel at ease knowing that Covid safety measures are in place. Find details of what to expect from your visit here.
We're looking forward to seeing you. Here's a few highlights of this month's knockout programme to whet your appetite...
NOMADLAND (12A) | 17 – 27 May
Reeling from the death of her beloved husband and the loss of their home, Fern (Frances McDormand) embarks on a journey through the American West. This tale of a modern day nomad is an intimate study of this real-life community that has grown out of the ruins of the brutal economic times.
"A gentle, compassionate, questioning film about the American soul." ★★★★★ The Guardian
SOUND OF METAL (15) | 17 – 27 May
Punk drummer Ruben is on tour with his girlfriend and band-mate Lou, hammering out ferocious sets night after night. When he suddenly loses his hearing, his life is thrown into turmoil. If he can’t recover it, who will he become?
Using award-winning immersive sound design, audiences are given a unique insight into Ruben’s sonic experience and interior world, with an incredible performance from Riz Ahmed.
+ Pre-recorded Q&A afterwards for selected screenings.
RAREBEASTS (15) | 21 – 27 May
Mandy is a modern woman in crisis. Raising her son on her own and dealing with her separated parents, she chances upon a troubled man who is searching for a sense of worth, and begins a relationship with him despite the misgivings of a mismatch.
A fascinating, fresh, feminist and convention-busting take on the Rom-Com genre, with a fierce central performance from writer-director Billie Piper.
+ Pre-recorded introduction from Billie Piper and Q&A after every screening.
THE HUMAN VOICE (15) | 19 May
A reimagining of Jean Cocteau’s short play for an era in which isolation has become a way of life. A woman waits for her ex-lover and panics with their restless dog in a glorious technicolour apartment in this tale of two living beings who are facing abandonment.
+ pre-corded Q&A after the film.
HOOF | 28 – 31 May
Three little deer make an unexpected discovery when they stumble across an old, abandoned theatre in the woods. Investigating their new find, this cheeky trio quickly find themselves in the spotlight and treading the boards for the very first time! Will the toe-tapping friends be able to bring the long-forgotten theatre back to life? HOOF!, brought to you by Theatr Iolo and Kitsch & Sync, is the perfect treat for families!
GALLERY: DINEO SESHEE BOPAPE | Until 5 September
Seshee Bopape has produced a series of new, immersive works. Presented at both the National Museum Cardiff and Chapter, Gorree (song): Thobela: harmonic conversions is a sound work that is part lament, part evocation, part acknowledgement of ancestors. Objects, drawing and sound are presented in spaces with walls covered in washes of soil from Welsh sacred sites.
ART IN THE BAR: CARRIE MAE WEEMS | Until 5 September
Presented in our Café Bar (and on our Lightbox) are large-scale billboard pieces and a selection of posters from Weems’ recent and ongoing public art campaign, RESIST COVID TAKE 6! These works focus on the global pandemic that continues to affect us all, and in particular its impact on people of colour. Here image and text combine to speak toward a more hopeful future.
Entrance to our Gallery is free, and you don't need to book. For details of what to expect when you arrive, click here.
FOOD & DRINK
If you'd like to eat or drink with us, you'll need to book a table and we strongly recommend booking in advance online.
Haven't seen our menu yet? It includes some new tasty dishes like Greek Souvlaki & Indian Thali and some great plant-based options! Browse it here.