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Back in Mid April as Chapter turned 40 I was unveiled as the new, incoming Director. Since then I have been itching to get my feet under the table. As you turn the pages of this brochure I will have just started. My only achievements will have been locating my office and figuring out how the kettle works! To lead Chapter into its next 40 years is a huge honour. Chapter is a unique arts centre, a huge success story for Cardiff and Wales, and I pay tribute to the outgoing Director Janek for his efforts and thank him for the welcome he has given me. What makes Chapter unique is the way artistic ideas emerge (often over a coffee in the social space), develop and then come to fruition whether it is music, theatre, visual arts or cinema. That concept is dynamic, exciting and no doubt a little fraught at times. I look forward to working with the Chapter team and resident companies to continue producing, facilitating and presenting the very best work for our audiences and communities. This summer we have a fantastic programme lined up including a celebration of 25 years of the Magdalena Project, a season of films by Muppets maestro Jim Henson and an exhibition curated by Simon Morrissey in the gallery. You, our audiences and customers are key to the success of Chapter; quite simply we can’t do it without you, particularly in these austere times. I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible and receiving feedback on what we do well and what we can improve on. Chapter is an ideas place and so your ideas and opinions are valued. You are always welcome to email me at andy.eagle@chapter.org, I will reply. Thank you and enjoy the summer. Andy Eagle — Director


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Image: Elizabeth Price, Monument to Vertigo Records, 2008. Silver gelatine print in coloured acrylic frame. Courtesy the artist and MOT International. Gallery open: Tue — Sat 10-8pm; Sun 2-8pm. Closed Monday.


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A Fire in the Master’s House is Set Adam Chodzko, Melanie Counsell, Mark Dean, Michael Dean, Sarah Dobai, Ruth Ewan, Roger Hiorns, Andy Holden, Henry Krokatsis, Daren Newman, Elizabeth Price, Mike Ricketts, Matt Stokes, Magnus Quaife. Curated by Simon Morrissey Fri 8 July — Sun 4 September • Gwe 8 Gorffennaf — Sul 4 Medi This exhibition takes its title from the refrain of ‘New Millennium Homes’, a song by Rage Against the Machine from their seminal album ‘Battle of Los Angeles’. Rage Against the Machine were renowned for their abrasive, polemic music and achieved huge commercial success in the 1990s, providing the perfect soundtrack to the idea of rebellion against authority. A Fire in the Master’s House is Set suggests a somewhat contradictory space — a space where ideas of political, social or youthful resistance are invoked but simultaneously overlaid with the idea of the latent or the mute. It sets out to create a proposition where ideas of opposition, social defiance, protest, hedonism — so often the social language of music culture — are distanced or enfolded within abstracted forms. Some of the works in the exhibition reference music’s cultural position as a repository for social and political expression, or moments of protest directly. But these references are often diffused or distorted into new forms. Set in direct dialogue with the more abstract languages in the exhibition an atmosphere is created that is suggestive of an incantation or spell being formulated through their combination to release a latent power held within the works. The exhibition colonises Chapter beyond the gallery space and even extends into the fabric of the city, intervening with colour, sound, objects and text to involve the public as participants in releasing the spirit of subversion and possibility held within its structures. Simon Morrissey is a curator and writer and Director of WORKS|PROJECTS, Bristol and Foreground Projects, Frome. www.worksprojects.co.uk www.foregroundprojects.org.uk

Image: Sarah Dobai, Bella & Esmee, 2011. Lambdachrome print on aluminium.

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Assembly: Art in the Bar Annabelle Shelton

Q&A

Until Sun 3 July • Tan Sul 3 Gorffennaf

How long have you worked at Chapter? 20 years. I got a job in the bar to get some holiday money together and I’m still here!

Annabelle Shelton draws influence from her social and geographical investigations of space and environment. She uses extensive photographic documentation, as well as memory, to create rich, detailed studies that are then re-presented using layers of watercolour and pencil. Interested in the Japanese art of ‘Ukiyo-e’ (traditionally meaning ‘sad world’), Annabelle takes the more recent translation ‘floating world’ as inspiration for her playful, dreamlike and sometimes surreal landscapes. She takes us on a personal journey, revealing elements of the familiar through her unique use of positive and negative space. Annabelle is exhibiting a number of previous works alongside a new painting specially created for Chapter. Born in 1968 in London, Annabelle attended Staffordshire University Stoke on Trent and UCE Birmingham, and is now based in Milton Keynes. She is represented by Rarity Gallery, Greece, and Bedford Street gallery, UK, and is a founding member of Market Project, based in the east of England. www.annabelleshelton.com www.marketproject.co.uk

Name: Katy Sinclair-Thomson Job title: Assistant Sales and Ticketing Manager

Does that make you the longest standing member of staff!? Scarily, it almost does. Do you think your son Josh will still be working here in 20 years? No, he has a sense of adventure and will probably be halfway around the world by then! Best memory at Chapter? Camping out at the back of the building for our own Blair Witch experience is a bizarre one that springs to mind. Your favourite Chapter event? I loved the Peter Liversidge exhibition last year and the whole concept of ideas being made into reality. What do you get up to outside of Chapter? Currently lots of DIY — we’re doing up a house. Do you have any hidden talents? I take the occasional half decent snap. If money was no object what would you buy? A VW campervan would definitely be on my list. Who would you like to play you in a film of your life? Olivia Newton John What’s your favourite snack? Friday’s homemade cakes in the Box Office. Tell us a secret… I once did a Charlie’s Angel style kick to open the old Chapter front doors. (They shattered.)

Close up of Amusement, 2009. Watercolour paint, watercolour pencil and graphite pencil on aluminium.

Tell us a joke… Why couldn’t the coffee bean go out to play? He was grounded.


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Cider & Perry Palooza Thu 14 — Sat 16 July • Iau 14 — Sad 16 Gorffennaf Last year’s Palooza was such a roaring success that we thought it would be rude not to grapple with the apple and share the pear again this year. We’ve put together a scrumptious, varied selection of craft perry and cider from local Welsh producers, all available from our special festival bar.

Eating Green Sat 16 July • 10.30am–4.30pm • Sad 16 Gorffennaf To coincide with our celebration of local cider and perry we’re spending Saturday getting down to earth about food, and looking at how we can reduce the ecological footprint of the food and drink we consume. In collaboration with Canton Community Gardens, This is Rubbish, and RCMA Farmer’s Market, we’ve organised a jam-packed day full of art and craft activities designed to help us make sustainable food choices. From 10.30am — 12.30pm, Canton Community Gardens are hosting grow-your-own food gardening workshops and an introduction to Chapter’s new bees. From 10.30am — 4.30pm This is Rubbish are presenting a range of food waste-themed art and craft workshops and delicious games in their beautiful hand crafted Haj tent. They’ll be making delicious fruit smoothies from waste apples and hosting a roundtable talk with a special guest speaker. We’re also inviting producers from across south Wales to take part in our very first local food market, and we’ll be serving up festival food favourites and firing up the barbeque, with meat and vegetarian treats galoreCome along and get involved! www.thisisrubbish.org.uk

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Mae Chapter yn lle poblogaidd i gyfarfod ynglŷn â ffilm annibynnol, perfformiad, celf a syniadau. Fel elusen gofrestredig rydym yn dibynnu arnoch chi i gyflawni ein rhaglen amrywiol o weithgareddau. Dyma ychydig o ffyrdd y gallwch ein cefnogi, arbed dipyn o geiniogau, neu i gadw mewn cysylltiad â’r hyn sy’n mynd ymlaen…

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Chapter is a world renowned meeting place for independent film, performance, art and ideas. As a registered charity we rely on your help to deliver our varied programme of events. Here are few ways you can lend your support, save yourself a few pennies or just keep in touch with what’s going on…

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Give Chapter a birthday gift Chapter turned 40 in April and we’re looking for donations of £40 for our birthday year. All contributions will go towards a thrilling programme of events we’re planning to celebrate this landmark. In return you’ll receive a special Chapter gift and exclusive invites to the special events we’re holding throughout the year.

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Wales Dance platform Llwyfan Dawns Cymru Fri 1 — Sun 3 July • Gwe 1 — Sul 3 Gorffennaf This weekend, led by National Dance Company Wales with Chapter and the Wales Millennium Centre, is the first edition of a planned annual event which invites pioneering and emerging dance-makers from across Wales to present new, original works — from short choreographies to films, talks and installations. The following events take place at Chapter. Day pass: £10 / Individual show tickets £5 until 30th June

Fri 1 — Sun 3 July • Gwe 1 — Sul 3 Gorff An audio-visual installation by John Collingswood. Fri 1 July • 6pm-10pm • Gwe 1 Gorff Joanna Young Fri 1 July • 6pm-9pm • Gwe 1 Gorff A new dance by Laura Moy created in the caffi bar. Sat 2 July • 2pm • Sad 2 Gorff A work-in-progress of a new dance made for young audiences, especially boys, by Jem Treays with Deborah Light. Sat 2 July • 6.30pm • Sad 2 Gorff Two new choreographic works by Laura Flanagan and Genod. Sat 2 July • 8pm • Sad 2 Gorff Three new choreographic works by Caroline Lamb, Big Albert’s Gang, Kim Noble and Eleanor Brown. Sun 3 July • 12.30pm • Sul 3 Gorff Short dance films by Caroline Lamb/Striking Attitudes, Kylie Ann Smith, Uma O’Neill, Helen Marie Wilson, Eleanor Brown, Douglas Comley, John Collingswood and Jo Fong.

Jo Shapland

Sun 3 July • 2pm-7pm • Sul 3 Gorff A new installation work by choreographer Caroline Sabin. Sun 3 July • 4pm • Sul 3 Gorff A triple bill by Ffin Dance, Dawns i Bawb and Harnish-Lacey Dance. Sun 3 July • 6pm • Sul 3 Gorff An installation created by dancer Beth Powlesland followed by a triple bill of new works by Lucy May Constantini, Lauren Poulton and Jasmin Perrow. Sun 3 July • 7pm • Sul 3 Gorff Two performance installation works by choreographers Jo Shapland and Marega Palser. Sun 3 July • 8pm • Sul 3 Gorff A talking performance by choreographer Tanja Raman. For details of performances at the Wales Dance Platform at WMC and the National Dance Company Wales Dancehouse, please visit www.walesdanceplatform.org.uk

Marega Palser


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Caroline Sabin Lifedeathlife

SWICA Carnival Night Magick: The Last Royal Wizard

Thu 30 June + Fri 1 July • 8pm Iau 30 Mehefin + Gwe 1 Gorffennaf This rich and inspiring show marks the culmination of three years of work by dance/visual artist Caroline Sabin. An avid follower of developments in science, from microbiology to cosmology, her work is inspired by the wonderment of childhood and asks the essential questions of how and why. With lyrical, dynamic movement set amidst beautiful visual imagery and studded with truly mind-blowing science — from the truth about your cells to the scale of the universe you live in — Lifedeathlife is a witty and rewarding evening of theatre. Caroline has been at the heart of the cardiff dance and theatre scene for the last 17 years, and has worked with the likes of Earthfall, Marc Rees, Eddie Ladd, Gerald Tyler, Good Cop Bad Cop and Sean Tuan John. Lifedeathlife combines a newly commissioned song from James Williams, lighting design by Gerald Tyler and a stellar performance from Earthfall regular Lara Ward.

Tue 5 July • 6pm • Maw 5 Gorff Creative carnivalists South Wales Intercultural Community Arts are gearing up for a summer of spectacular outdoor events for all the family, with flamboyant costumes and dance traditions from Brazil and Trinidad accompanied by African song and drumming, samba reggae and joyous brass. Continuing their close relationship with Chapter, SWICA have agreed to come along and perform a free show in our foyer, featuring a cosmic carnival cast of scheming magicians, angelic spirits, shadowy demons, swashbuckling adventurers and Welsh Indian warriors! The greatest thinker of the Elizabethan age Dr John Dee (played by Cardiff street entertainer Dave Id) is bedevilled by his nemesis Edward Kelley (West African dancer and drummer Idrissa Camara), who is a cunning conman and false medium. Dee is forced by Kelley to conduct scientific séances or ‘Magick’, leading to his fall from Royal favour for dabbling in the occult.

£12/£10/£8

The accompanying installation of Small Tides can be seen on Fri 1 July from 10am–5pm and on Sun 3 July from 2–7pm. Admission is free. “carefully considered, precisely drawn, brilliantly executed... she creates images that linger.” Dr heike roms

photo: Katariina Jarvinen

+ Post performance screening of the film Elizabeth — The Golden Age (see p27) at 8.30pm in Cinema 2. Normal cinema ticket prices apply. + SWICA are also giving a free performance of Magick — The Last Royal Wizard carnival-theatre show on Sun 24 July at 3pm outside the Wales Millennium Centre (as part of the Blysh Festival).

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Voices of Partition: Launch Night A Lifetime on Tiptoes/ Trwy Waed y Galon Sat 2 July • 8pm • Sad 2 Gorff The culmination of the Sangat series of events, this special evening celebrates the launch of Menna Elfyn’s Welsh translation of Mazhar Tirmazi’s play ‘A Lifetime on Tiptoes’. The tri-lingual publication in Panjabi, Welsh and English is a first for the Drama Association of Wales. The evening features readings by Menna Elfyn and Mazhar Tirmazi and live music by Kuljit Bhamra. A pioneer of the Bhangra phenomenon, Bhamra combines traditional Indian rhythms with western instruments to transform Panjabi music into a new sound. The evening is chaired by Chapter’s departing director Janek Alexander.  Voices of Partition explores the tragic events surrounding, and the legacy of the partition of British India in 1947. A principle aim of the theatre debates has been to foster a spirit of reconciliation and healing between British Panjabi people of Hindu, Muslim, Christian and Sikh backgrounds and all other communities who have suffered the consequences of partitions. Produced by Man Mela Theatre Company in partnership with the Drama Association of Wales. Free

Found Reality Theatre Why Must I Be So Black and Blue? Thu 7 — Sat 9 July • 8pm • Iau 7 — Sad 9 Gorff Found Reality Theatre Company return with a dance theatre exploration of the stuff you’re not supposed to show! Led by directors Sam Boardman-Jacobs and Tony Brown (previously at Chapter with their original works Soft Murders and Someone Else’s Rainbow). £10/£8/£6

Theatr Iolo Little Ruby Red Tells Tales 

photo: Kirsten McTernan

Sat 9 July • 12pm + 2.30pm • Sad 9 Gorff Once upon a time, in her favourite red, red coat, with its red, red hood, Ruby set off to visit her nan — with a basket of red, red apples on her arm. Who did she meet on the way? The scary Queen from Snow White. Ella with the glassy slippers and a pumpkin. And a tiger, of course! Or did she? Because Ruby likes telling tales... Created and directed by Sarah Argent, this enchanting musical play for the very young is based on children’s retellings of stories from around the world. Performed by Shekira Johnson and Hannah McPake. Designed by Charlotte Neville. Music by Dan Lawrence. £6/£5

“Children’s theatre doesn’t come any better” — British Theatre Guide


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Emily Underwood-Lee, Kylie Ann Smith & Sean Tuan John Titillation grade 3 ‘This time it’s invasive’

Fri 8 + Sat 9 July • 8pm • Gwe 8 + Sad 9 Gorffennaf Titillation is a bold one woman show written and performed by Emily Underwood-Lee in collaboration with Sean Tuan John (The Brothers Very Grimm, Dead Head Show) and Kylie Ann Smith (uhhuh dance, Dirtyfitgrannies, Dance Bytes). It takes a humorous look at the post-operative body and considers who and what can be sexy after breast cancer. Based on Emily’s real-life experiences, Titillation takes liberties with the truth in order to imagine what might be.  This performance features dancing breasts, prosthesis puppetry, sparkly scars, surgical imagery and gratuitous nudity. “When i got breast cancer I watched ‘Dirty Dancing’ over and over again. When I discovered that Patrick Swayze had pancreatic cancer, I started to dream that we would both get better and dance the last dance together. I am a terrible dancer (when I was fourteen I got asked to leave my ballet class) but he was a professional and a strong partner so we would still do the lift and it would be triumphant and fantastic!” £10/£8

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Parthian Books The best of Nu Writing Wed 13 July • 7pm • Mer 13 Gorff An evening of poetry, prose and everything in between. This double launch night celebrates Parthian’s latest addition to the Bright Young Things series — Ten Of the Best — and the most recent Nu anthology — Memorable Firsts. The event features contributions from a host of award-winning writers — Siôn Tomos Owen, Mab Jones, Alan Kellermann, M.A. Oliver and Anna Lewis — who perform their work and talk about what inspires them, in discussion with publishing editor Lucy Llewellyn. ‘Nu2: Memorable Firsts’, edited and introduced by Tomos Owen, is a diverse collection of poetry and prose by young writers from as far afield as Portugal, Germany and Kazakhstan.  £5 (can be redeemed against the price of the book on the night)

Mai oh Mai Productions The Harri-Parris

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Thu 21 July • 8pm • Iau 21 Gorffennaf A windswept moor. A desolate farmhouse. A family. They sing. They sing a lot. Perhaps too much. They’re working on that. The Harri-Parris return to Chapter following a sell-out run in January. Join them for an evening of comedy, drama and song as they share their stories and secrets, dreams and fears, and reflect upon the ups and downs of living in rural west Wales; all from the comfort of their living room. The family occasionally speak a bit of their native Welsh, but don’t worry, the Slovakian farmhand will help to translate. Written and composed by Llinos Mai. Performed as part of Cardiff Comedy Festival 2011. £6/£5/£4

Inky Quill Productions Humanzee Fri 22 + Sat 23 July • 7.30pm • Gwe 22 + Sad 23 Gorff Inky Quill return to Chapter with the sequel to last year’s successful comedy, Death and the Monster. Disgraced Victorian anatomist Tobias Flavian thought his monster hunting days were behind him. Trading in hooch, moonshine and miracle cures, Tobias and his faithful manservant have tried to scratch a living, but then something hideous comes along, waggling it’s cash. A disgusting beast. An arrogant gargantuan. A behemoth. A...merica.   £8


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Muscle

by Greg Cullen

Wed 27 — Sat 30 July • 8pm • Mer 27 — Sad 30 Gorff + Sat 30 July • 2pm • Sad 30 Gorff Love us or loathe us, men are everywhere. We have the habit of popping up, often unexpectedly, in your beds, wombs, wars and conversations. You find us in your arms, nightmares and fondest memories. We come, for better or for worse, in guises as disparate as grandfather and son, priest and lover, yet apparently we all hail from Mars. No wonder being a man is problematic; it’s dangerous, pressured, ridiculous, funny and sometimes tragic, but it is also capable of being something beautiful. This richly textured fusion of theatre, dance, music and documentary returns to Chapter following two sell-out runs last year, and prior to shows at the Edinburgh Festivals. Inspired by poignant interviews with males of all ages from across Wales, and performed by an eclectic all male cast, Muscle has been created by writer/director Greg Cullen and choreographer/dancer Phil Williams with music by Benjamin Talbott. £12/£8/£6 www.muscleproject.org photo: Roy Campbell Moore

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Stevenage

Double CL1C card points

by Mandy Romero

Tue 30 Aug • 8pm • Maw 30 Awst “In August of 1968 a young man wearing a brown corduroy suit travelled from his home in the Midlands and ran away to Stevenage New Town. Something happened there, or didn’t happen, and what happened because of what didn’t happen is what you are paying to have me tell you. Well, that’s not entirely true. I invited you. But you must have been interested enough to come. And it means that I must have a stake in all this. Putting things straight. Getting it all out in the open...” Stevenage is a multimedia solo performance by transgender artist Mandy Romero. Stevenage — the first English New Town — is an unlikely subject, but it’s a performance which beautifully explores many interlinked lives — the ‘young man in the brown corduroy suit’, an English pastoral poet, a young woman who moved south in the early years of the 20th century, a young film actor, a town, two villages and the lives of a post-war generation. Conceived and created by Mandy Romero. Directed by Cathy Butterworth. £10/£8/£6 Presented as part of Cardiff LGBT Mardi Gras Arts Festival 2011. For full listings go to www.cardiffmardigras.co.uk or www.facebook.com/cardiffmardigras


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Chapter study course: AN Introduction to Performance Art From September we are offering a ten week evening course which provides an opportunity to study, gain practical experience and discuss the history and contemporary understanding of performance art. ‘Performance art’ as a term describes artworks that range from art actions, experimental performance, installations and live art as well as dance and theatre. It continues to influence much of contemporary arts practice at venues like Chapter as well as museums, festivals and artist-run projects across the world. This course gives a practical and accessible guide to understanding how performance art is made and considered as well as an opportunity to collaborate, whether as audience, artist, writer or organiser. The course is led by artist Davida Hewlett and consists of 10 evening sessions from Tue 6 Sept — Tue 15 Nov with two day-long research days. Included in the course is a pass to Experimentica 11, our live and time-based art festival (11-16 October) providing a valuable opportunity to see and discuss the work of many artists working in Wales, the UK and internationally. Places are limited and a commitment to attend the whole course is requested. To find out more, please contact Chapter’s Theatre Programmer James Tyson: james.tyson@chapter.org / tel. 029 2031 1050). The cost for attending the course is £30. Organised by Chapter with the support of the Arts Council of Wales.

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Sherman Cymru at Chapter We’re playing host to Sherman Cymru while their building undergoes a £5.4 million redevelopment. They’re continuing to produce and tour theatre and their residency at Chapter features creative learning, new writing and artist development activity. www.shermancymru.co.uk

Sherman Sherbets’ Summer School Mon 8 — Fri 12 Aug • Llun 8 — Gwe 12 Awst A Summer Adventure 10am — 2pm Daily (ages 4-6) A fun-packed week of songs and drama games with Sherbets tutor Sarah. A Storytelling Adventure 10am — 3pm Daily (Ages 7-9) Create your very own version of a well-known story with tutors Catherine and George. £80 (£40 Concessionary Places) To book please contact: heatherjones@shermancymru.co.uk or 029 2064 6911

Dod yn fuan: Yn Theatr Richard Burton, RWCMD/CBCDC Sherman Cymru/Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru Llwyth [Tribe] gan Dafydd James Tue 13 — Fri 16 Sept • Maw 13 — Gwe 16 Medi Nos Sadwrn gêm ryngwladol ac mae’r brifddinas yn wyllt. Mae Cymru wedi colli ond mae pedwar ffrind hoyw’n benderfynol o gael noson i’w chofio… beth bynnag fo’r gost. Following a hit tour in 2010, here is another chance to see this bold Welsh-language play which looks at what it means to be Welsh, to belong, to be a man and to love. www.shermancymru.co.uk www.theatr.com

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Drones Comedy Club

Fabler Shakespeare Readers:

Fri 1 + Fri 15 July + Fri 5 + Fri 19 Aug • 8.30pm Gwe 1 + Gwe 15 Gorff + Gwe 5 + Gwe 19 Awst The very best in new stand-up comedy.

Sun 17 July • 6.30pm • Sul 17 Gorff Fabler Shakespeare Readers get together every month to experience the works of the great bard spoken aloud. This month, it’s the turn of A Woman’s Prize/The Tamer Tamed (a sequel to The Taming of the Shrew) by Fletcher. All are welcome. Please bring along a copy of the script if possible.

£3.50 (on the door)

Cardiff Storytelling Circle Sun 3 July + Sun 7 Aug • 8pm Sul 3 Gorff + Sul 7 Awst Cardiff Storytelling Circle invites you to share and listen to stories in relaxed company. £3 (on the door)

Coffee Shop Debate: The Live Music Scene in Wales Tue 5 July • 6.30pm • Maw 5 Gorff The latest in a series of lively, informal debates from The Institute of Welsh Affairs. Paul Carr from the University of Glamorgan presents the findings of a research project which looks at the state of the live music scene in Wales. Free (please call 029 2066 0820 to book a place)

Music Geek Monthly Sat 9 July + Sat 13 Aug • 3.30pm Sad 9 Gorff + Sad 13 Awst This listening event runs alongside a music night held in Cardiff Arts Institute. One classic and one brand new album are chosen each month, and listened to in the plush surroundings of Cinema 2. Free www.musicgeekmonthly.tumblr.com

£3 (on the door) www.fabler.co.uk

Sunday Jazz: Chapter Four Sun 17 July • 9pm • Sul 17 Gorff An evening of melodic acoustic jazz in the Caffi Bar with the Glen Manby Quartet. Free

Club Foot Foot: Jim Henson Special Sat 13 Aug • 8pm • Sad 13 Awst To coincide with our Muppet season (see p42), Club Foot Foot brings you an evening of weird and wonderful films looking at the darker side of puppetry. £4 (on the door) www.clubfootfoot.com

Boardgaming Sundays Sun 14 August • 5.30pm • Sul 14 Awst Join Cardiff’s friendly games shop Rules of Play in our caffi bar for this new monthly games night. Bring your favourite board games, or just bring yourself and borrow a game from the demo library — whatever your age and ability, there’ll be something you like. There will be friendly volunteers on hand to explain rules and make sure everyone is looked after! Free

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25 YEARS OF THE MAGDALENA PROJECT

International Network of Women in Contemporary Theatre

Tue 16 — Sun 21 August • Maw 16 — Sul 21 Awst Over the past 25 years, The Magdalena Project network has been responsible for hundreds of festivals, gatherings and events across the world, made possible through the fortitude of some extraordinary women artists defiantly determined to give an equality of voice to women’s performance. This celebration aims to honour these women, their theatre and their knowledge and bring them together in Cardiff — the Project’s birthplace. Dawn Albinger


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www.chapter.org Among the many acclaimed artists contributing to the programme are: Teresa Ralli and Ana Correa from the Peruvian company Yuyachkani; multi awardwinning writer, director and activist Patricia Ariza and Teatro La Mascara, Colombia; actress and director Madeline McNamara from New Zealand; and Julia Varley from Denmark’s Odin Teatret. Brigitte Cirla’s Voix Polyphonics are performing a special concert in Llandaff Cathedral; Geddy Aniksdal (Grenland Friteater, Norway) and Jolanta Krukowska of Poland’s leading company Akademia Ruchu are both designing unique celebratory events; Helen Varley Jamieson, inventor of the term ‘Cyperformance’, is running MagNet, a virtual programme space that will feature women from across the world who cannot make it to Cardiff. There will also be contributions from Welsh artists Sharon Morgan, Fern Smith and Eddie Ladd. This special gathering gives the chance to evaluate the legacy of the Magdalena Project and to identify future challenges. It’s an opportunity to experiment and propose new strategies for thinking, making, organising and, most importantly, continuing. The week of events features performances, work demonstrations, works-inprogress, debates, and workshops, streaming of selected events and online activities for those who cannot attend. A full festival ticket costs £240 and includes access to all events plus two meals a day in the festival restaurant. Please book early as capacity is limited. To apply, please email stevie@themagdalenaproject.org. Individual performance and workshop tickets may become available when festival ticket booking closes in late July. The programme is constantly developing and full updates can be found at www.themagdalenaproject.org

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25 YEARS OF THE MAGDALENA PROJECT Contributors Performances

Work Demonstrations

Jill Greenhalgh (Wales), Helen Chadwick (England), Voix Polyphonics (France), Dawn Albinger (Australia), Helen Varley Jamieson (NZ) & Paula Crutchlow (UK), Jolanta Krukowska (Poland), Sharon Morgan (Wales), Teresa Ralli (Peru), Fern Smith (Wales).

Ana Correa (Peru), Ana Woolf (Argentina).

Workshops Deborah Hunt (Puerto Rico), Brigitte Cirla (France), Gabriella Sacco (Italy), Eddie Ladd (Wales), Anna Zubrzycka (Poland), Ana Woolf (Argentina), Vanessa Gilbert (USA), AnneSophie Erichsen & Kjersti Høgli (Norway).

Works in Progress Showings Cristina Castrillo (Argentina/Switzerland), Bruna Gusberti (Switzerland), Roxana Pineda (Cuba), Gilly Adams (Wales) & Maria Porter (USA), Deborah Hunt (Puerto Rico), Julia Varley (Denmark), Carolina Pizarro (Chile).

Deborah Hunt

Special Celebrations Geddy Aniksdal, Annette Röde, Kjersti Høgli & Anne-Sophie Erichsen (Grenland Friteater, Norway), The Garden of Epicurus.

Speakers include: Ya Ling Peng (Taiwan), Brigitte Kaquet (Belgium), Kordula Lobeck (Germany), Susan Bassnett (England), Luciana Bazzo (Brazil/ Denmark), Jale Karabekir (Turkey), Marisa Naspolini (Brazil), Annamaria Talone (Italy), Luciana Martuchelli & Juliana Zancanaro (Brazil), Patricia Ariza (Colombia). www.themagdalenaproject.org


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MagNet

SPECIAL EVENT AT LLANDAFF CATHEDRAL

MagNet has been set up as a way of involving artists from around the world who cannot make it to Cardiff, using the internet to take the festival out to the network and bringing the network into the festival. MagLive: live streaming of selected festival events, including the opening and discussions. MagAzine: daily performative presentations from remote participants, streaming in to the festival. MagChat: live chat accompanying the streams, available 24 hours a day.

Voix Polyphoniques/Les Dissonantes Black Sea Songs Fri 19 August • 8.15pm • Gwe 19 Awst

Performed in Georgian, English and French. Voix Polyphoniques is a Marseille-based group specialising in polyphonic and acapella singing. This concert is a tribute to Edisher Garakanidse, singer, musicologist and founder of the Georgian group Mtiebi. Brigitte Cirla joined him on many field trips to meet singers and record songs in the different regions of Georgia. The singers exchanged and fused their cultural and musical references and the resulting performance is an exhilarating and moving experience. £12/£10/£8 (from Chapter Box Office)

This celebration is organised and produced by The Magdalena Project Wales Board: Gilly Adams, Vanya Constant,  Jill Greenhalgh, Frances Medley, Jill Piercy, Steve Robins and Siân Thomas.

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Potiche

Incendies

Fri 1 — Thu 7 July • Gwe 1 — Iau 7 Gorff

Fri 1 — Thu 7 July • Gwe 1 — Iau 7 Gorff

France/2010/103mins/subtitled/15. Dir: Francois Ozon. With: Gerald Depardieu, Catherine Deneuve, Fabrice Luchini.

Canada/France/2010/131mins/subtitled/15. Dir: Denis Villeneuve. With: Lubna Azabal, Mélissa DésormeauxPoulin, Maxim Gaudette.

When her tyrannical industrialist husband is taken hostage by the striking employees of his umbrella factory, a 70s trophy wife (Deneuve) takes the reins of the family business and proves to be a remarkably effective boss, to everyone’s surprise. Helped by her ex-lover (Depardieu), the town’s communist mayor, she puts an end to the strike and gets the factory running again. But when her husband returns, the situation gets complicated…  A screwball French comedy about the war between the sexes and classes, directed by Francois Ozon with great style and affection.

Bad Film Club: The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant Sun 3 July • Sul 3 Gorff USA/1971/87mins/ctba. Dir: Anthony M. Lanza. With Bruce Dern, Pat Priest, Casey Kasem.

It’s the last Bad Film Club before a short summer break, and Nicko and Joe are lending their irreverent, rather hilarious, live commentary to another treat from their collection of terrible — in a good way — films. This early 70s beauty centres on Dr Roger Girard, a mad scientist who has a penchant for head transplantation. When a ‘psycho-killer’ breaks into his home, Girard takes decisive action, gunning him down in his tracks. Things take a turn for the hilarious/macabre when he decides that the offenders head would be a perfect addition to the body of his caretaker’s son, and the resulting two-headed monster escapes into the surrounding countryside.

The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant

At the reading of their mother’s will, Canadian twins Jeanne and Simon are given letters which will profoundly change the direction of their lives. They are set the task of returning to the Middle East to track down a father and brother they have never known. Their journey to Lebanon is intertwined with the parallel story of their mother’s journey through the war-ravaged country of the 1970s in search of the child she was forced to give up. Director Denis Villeneuve’s critically acclaimed adaptation of a prize-winning play by Wajdi Mouawad is part political polemic, part detective story — a powerful and emotionally charged thriller set against the background of Lebanon’s tumultuous history. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Oscar 2010

“a devastating mystery… that grabs you hard and won’t let go” — Rolling Stone

Chapter MovieMaker Mon 4 July + Mon 1 Aug • Llun 4 Gorff + Llun 1 Awst MovieMaker is a regular showcase for short films by independent filmmakers. If you’d like more information, or have a film you’d like to show, please email moviemaker@chapter.org or call Chapter Cinema on 029 2030 4400. Free (please reserve tickets in advance) http://chaptermoviemaker.blogspot.com

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Llygaid Sgwâr Gan Philip Wyn Jones Fel cyd-ddisgybl i’r dyn hyfryd a’r bocsiwr byd-enwog Howard Winstone yn Ysgol Gynradd Penydarren, Merthyr Tudful yn y 1940au roedd gen i ddiddordeb arbennig mewn gweld y ffilm newydd, Risen: The Howard Winstone Story (Neil Jones). Mae Howard (Stuart Brennan) eisoes yn ei arddegau ar ddechrau’r ffilm, ac yn focsiwr amatur uchel ei barch. Mae’n hapus gyda’i swydd yn gweithio peiriant mewn ffatri deganau tan iddo gael damwain erchyll sydd yn ddigon i beryglu ei ddyfodol fel bocsiwr ond oherwydd penderfyniad cariadus ei dad (Boyd Clack) a’i fam (Helen Griffin) a hyfforddi ysbrydoledig Eddie Thomas (John Noble) mae’n dysgu technegau newydd, yn ymarfer yn ddiflino ac yn cael gyrfa broffesiynol ddisglair gan gipio Pencampwriaeth Pwysau Plu y byd. Wrth ddarlunio’r camau yn ei yrfa mae’r ffilm yn dilyn trefn amseryddol daclus. Mae hyn yn siwr o fod o gymorth i’r gwylwyr cyffredin nad ydynt yn hyddysg yn hanes bocsio. Fel y nodwyd eisoes doedd llwybr Howard i lwyddiant ddim yn un hawdd. Collodd dair gornest yn erbyn Vicente Salvidar (Erik Morales) a’r ffilm yn awgrymu nad oedd y reffari yn gwbl deg bob tro. A dyna’r ffaith i’w briodas gyntaf gael ei chwalu fel canlyniad i anffyddloneb ei wraig, Benita (Grainne Joughin). Mae’r ffilm i’w chanmol am beidio â phortreadu Benita mewn ffordd gwbl negyddol. Dangosir fod ganddi achos i deimlo’n anhapus wrth i Howard roi ei yrfa o flaen popeth arall. Mae Grainne Joughin i’w chanmol hefyd gan mai hi yw’r unig aelod o’r cast sy’n defnyddio acen Merthyr sy’n argyhoeddi. Mae’r prif actorion eraill yn arddel acenion Cymreig amlbwrpas, ar wahân i John Noble sydd ag acen syfrdanol o unigryw. Mae actio’r prif actorion yn ddi-fai ac mae Stuart Brennan, sy’n llawn haeddu’r Bafta a enillwyd ganddo, yn cyfleu’n wych y gwahanol gyfnodau ym mywyd Howard a’i ymateb iddynt. Fodd bynnag, i mi, actor gorau’r ffilm ydy Boyd Clack. Er nad yw ar y sgrin trwy’r ffilm mae’n sefydlu personoliaeth gref sy’n aros yn y cof ac yn angor ysbrydol ac emosiynol i’r cyfan. Braf gweld golygfeydd Merthyr yn cael lle amlwg yn y ffilm: yn eu plith Gellifaelog a’r Rocky Road, chwareli Morlais, y Pant a Phontsarn. Does dim dwywaith mai llafur cariad i bawb oedd gwneud y ffilm hon. Doedd yr adnoddau ariannol ddim yn hawdd eu sicrhau a buon nhw’n ffilmio yn 2006, 2008 a 2010. Yn y cyfamser roedd Stuart Brennan yn cael ei hyfforddi i fod yn focsiwr go-iawn. Dyna paham, ac mae diolch hefyd i’r technegau a fabwysiadwyd gan y cyfarwyddwr, y mae’r gornestau bocsio mor realistig a chredadwy. I mi roedd gwylio’r ffilm hon yn brofiad emosiynol. Mae teulu Howard wrth ei bodd gyda hi a dwi’n gobeithio mai dyna fydd ymateb pawb a’i gwêl yn y sinema ac ar DVD. Philip Wyn Jones — Golygydd ac adolygydd. philip@philipwyn.wanadoo.co.uk You can find extended and English language versions of Philip’s column at www.chapter.org

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Risen Fri 1 — Thu 7 July Gwe 1 — Iau 7 Gorff UK/2010/120mins/12A. Dir: Neil Jones. With Stuart Brennan, Eric Morales, Shane Richie.

This ‘hard hitting’ biopic takes an appropriately old-fashioned look at the life of Welshman Howard Winstone (Stuart Brennan), who took the World Featherweight championship in 1968. Winstone shot to fame in the 60s with an impressive record (67 fights, 61 wins) and a distinctive handicap — he’d lost three of the fingertips from his right hand in an industrial accident — which forced him to develop a new fighting style. Risen features a cracking supporting cast including Chapter regular Boyd Clack as Winstone’s dignified miner dad, and Grainne Joughin as the wife who comes to hate the life her husband has chosen.

“a feat of filming and physicality that leaves you with a satisfying taste of the sweat, blood and toil of the sweet science” Little White Lies Double CL1C card points


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SWICA Screening: Elizabeth: The Golden Age Tue 5 Jul • Maw 5 Gorff UK/France/2007/114 mins/12A. Dir: Shekhar Kapur. With Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Clive Owen.

Screening as part of SWICA’s carnival preview night (see p12), this gripping historical thriller sees Cate Blanchett reprising her role as Queen Elizabeth I. Growing keenly aware of the changing religious and political tides of late sixteenthcentury Europe, Elizabeth finds her rule openly challenged by King Philip of Spain, with his powerful army and ocean-dominating armada determined to restore England to Catholicism. Preparing to go to war to defend her empire, Elizabeth struggles to balance ancient royal duties with an unexpected vulnerability.

13 Assassins Fri 8 — Thu 14 July • Gwe 8 — Iau 14 Gorff Japan/2011/141mins/subtitled/15. Dir: Takeshi Miike. With Koji Yakuso, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Hiroki Matsukata.

Cult director Takeshi Miike delivers a fine period action film which elegantly evokes an era where modern times are encroaching on Japan, and the shogunate is corrupt, decadent and a hive of nepotism. Lavished with traditional costumes, sharp characterisations, and gloriously choreographed fight sequences, the film follows a group of unemployed samurai who are enlisted to bring down a sadistic barbaric and possibly insane lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a wartorn future.  

13 Assassins

The Beaver Fri 8 — Thu 14 July • Gwe 8 — Iau 14 Gorff USA/2011/90mins/12A. Dir: Jodie Foster. With: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin.

Two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster directs and co-stars with two-time Oscar winner Mel Gibson in this emotional story about a man on a journey to rediscover his family and restart his life. Plagued by his own demons, Walter Black was once a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression. No matter what he tries, Walter can’t seem to get himself back on track... until a beaver hand puppet enters his life.

New British Cinema Quarterly: Treacle Jr Thu 21 July • Iau 21 Gorff UK/2010/85mins/ctba. Dir: Jamie Thraves. With Aiden Gillan, Tom Fisher, Riann Steele.

Having abandoned his family, architect Tom finds himself lost on the streets of London. One night alone in a park he is mistaken for a gay man and set upon by a gang of violent thugs. In A&E the next day he meets happy, fast-talking Irishman, Aidan. As their bond deepens, with help from a kitten called Treacle Jr, the story gravitates toward a conclusion that’s as hard won as it is inescapable. A gritty but humorous observation on loneliness and rejection, this new British drama has been winning acclaim and awards all over the world. + Post screening Q&A with director Jamie Thraves

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French New Wave La Nouvelle Vague was an explosion of vibrant, innovative and highly selfconscious films spearheaded by critics from film journal ‘Cahiers du cinéma’, their bold, modern writing style translated into film. They found audiences hungry for a new, energetic, political cinema with a different kind of hero and heroine. The wave broke in the late 1950s but continued to ripple onwards and continues to influence filmmakers today. This season of films celebrates two of its figureheads, Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Trauffaut. 

Two In The Wave Fri 1 — Thu 7 July • Gwe 1 — Iau 7 Gorff France/2009/90mins/subtitled/12A. Dir: Emmanuel Laurent. With Anouk Aimee, Charles Aznavour, Jean-Paul Belmondo. 

Two in the Wave tells the fascinating story of the relationship between Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut. Born within 2 years of each other in the early 1930s, their love of movies, their friendship and subsequent break-up embody the story of French cinema. They began writing in the same magazines in the 1950s and loyally supported each other in their early filmmaking exploits. But history and politics separated them in the late 60s as Godard plunged deeper into radical politics. By the time Truffaut died in 1984, the two old friends had not seen or spoken to each other for over 10 years. Utilising rare archival footage, interviews and film excerpts, this insightful documentary takes us back to a prodigious decade that transformed the world of cinema and on to the difficult later years of their relationship.


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Alphaville

Fahrenheit 451

Sun 3 + Tue 5 July • Sul 3 + Maw 5 Gorff

Sun 17 + Tue 19 July • Sul 17 + Maw 19 Gorff

France/1965/95mins/subtitled/PG. Dir: Jean-Luc Godard. With Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff.

UK/1966/112mins/PG. Dir: Francois Trauffaut. With: Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack.

One of Godard’s most enjoyable movies, this sci-fi noir was a precursor to Blade Runner, with Raoul Coutard’s camera turning contemporary Paris into an icily dehumanised city of the future. Tough gumshoe Lemmy Caution turns inter-galactic agent in Alpha 60, the acrid automated city where concepts like love and tenderness have been banished.

“One of Godard’s most sheerly enjoyable movies, a dazzling amalgam of film noir and science fiction.” — Time Out

Pierrot Le Fou Sun 10 + Tue 12 July • Sul 10 + Maw 12 Gorff France/1965/110mins/subtitled/PG. Dir: Jean-Luc Godard. With Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Graziella Galvani.

Truffaut presents a cosy world not so very different from our own, with television pouring out reassuring messages and the only element of menace a bright, gleaming red fire-engine tearing down the road. But this pleasant surface hides deeply inhibited people, in a totalitarian society where technology is worshiped and books are burned. Werner’s fireman hero unthinkingly goes about his task of destroying literature when a chance encounter with a woman willing to die for literature begins to change his mind. + Adaptations Sun 17 July • Sul 17 Gorff The reading group with a difference gets together following the screening to discuss the book ‘Farenheit 451’ by Ray Bradbury.

At a cocktail party ultra-cool Jean-Paul Belmondo pronounces ‘Film is like a battleground. Love. Hate. Action. Violence. Death. In one word: Emotions.’ Belmondo picks up Anna Karina and, like an arthouse Bonnie and Clyde, they career across France, leaving behind them a swath of crashed cars, burning money and gruesomely dispatched Algerian gangsters.

Jules et Jim

Pierrot le Fou

Farenheit 451

Sun 24 + Tue 26 July • Sul 24 + Maw 26 Gorff France/1962/105mins/subtitled/PG. Dir: Francois Trauffaut. With Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre.

A Frenchman, Jim, and a German, Jules, were born to be friends. Their friendship survives World War I (where they fight on opposite sides, terrified that they will kill each another) and their adoration of the same impossible woman. Catherine (Jeanne Moreau) becomes, in Truffaut’s hands, a paean to passion and an ineffably elegant flick on the nose to convention. This joyous, ground-breaking film feels as fresh today as when it was first released.  


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Win Win Fri 8 — Thu 14 July • Gwe 8 — Iau 14 Gorff USA/2011/106mins/15. Dir: Thomas McCarthy. With Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Jeffrey Tambor.

Moonlighting as a high school wrestling coach, disheartened attorney Mike Flaherty (Paul Giamatti) stumbles across a star athlete through some questionable business dealings while trying to support his family. Just as it looks like he will get a double payday, the boy’s mother shows up, fresh from rehab, and threatens to derail everything. Director Thomas McCarthy (The Station Agent, The Visitor) once again explores the depths and nuances of relationships, expertly balancing drama and comedy, broken hearts and poignant humanity.

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“funny, compassionate and authentic. In a bombastic blockbuster season, such quiet pleasures are to be savoured.” — Scotsman


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The Passenger Side

Princess of Montpensier

Fri 15 July — Thu 21 Aug Gwe 15 Gorff — Iau 21 Awst

Fri 8 — Wed 20 July • Gwe 8 — Mer 20 Gorff

USA/2009/85mins/15. Dir: Matt Bissonnette With: Adam Scott, Joel Bissonnette

Michael, a struggling writer trying to celebrate his birthday, is guilt-tripped into driving his ex-junkie brother Tobey around LA for reasons that become less obscure as the day wears on, meeting a cast of freaks and eccentrics on their way. Matt Bissonnette has crafted a darkly comic, bittersweet film about the beauty we can find in the filth of the urban sprawl whilst dealing with sibling rivalry, peppered with a great hip indie soundtrack (Silver Jews, Leonard Cohen, Young Marble Giants). “It’s a lo-fi slacker road movie, but it’s a surprisingly funny and intelligent one.” The Guardian

Third Star Fri 15 — Thu 21 July • Gwe 15 — Iau 21 Gorff Wales/2010/92mins/15. Dir: Hattie Dalton. With Benedict Cumberbatch, Hugh Bonneville, Adam Robertson.

Returning due to public demand, this is the truly beautiful tale of four best friends who set off on a camping trip to Barafundle Bay with precious few outdoor skills other than tea making. As James reveals the true reason for inviting his friends along on this significant journey, the young men share their hopes and fears on an adventure that will test their strength, friendship, and belief in what makes life worth living.

Third Star

France/2010/140mins/subtitled/15. Dir: Bertrand Tavernier. With Melanie Thierry, Lambert Wilson, Gregoire Leprince-Ringuet.

Bertrand Tavernier (Round Midnight, Life and Nothing But) directs this gripping historical drama set against the savage Catholic-Protestant wars that ripped France apart in the 16th century. The story, based on a 1662 novel by Madame de Lafayette, centres on Marie de Mézières, a beautiful young heiress, who is in love with her dashing cousin Henri de Guise but is forced by her ambitious father into a politically expedient match with the well-connected Prince of Montpensier. However, when Philippe goes off to war she is left exposed to the sexual and political intrigues of the French court, where her path crosses with that of Henri once more. “Excellent performances. Impresses from start to finish” — Time Out

Bobby Fischer Against the World Fri 15 — Thu 21 July • Gwe 15 — Iau 21 Gorff USA/2011/92mins/ctba. Dir: Liz Garbus.

This feature documentary uses the narrative tension of the 1972 match between Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer to explore the nature of genius, madness, and the game of chess itself. Veteran filmmaker Liz Garbus tells the stranger-thanfiction story of Fischer’s rise and fall using rare archival footage and insightful interviews with those closest to him. As a loner with no familial support, Fischer had to defend his title while representing the USA against the mighty Russians during the cold war. The centre of media attention, he was never able to properly deal with his life in the spotlight.

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The First Grader

Life In A Day

Fri 22 — Thu 28 July • Gwe 22 — Iau 28 Gorff

Fri 22 — Thu 28 July • Gwe 22 — Iau 28 Gorff

UK/2011/98mins/12A/part subtitled. Dir: Justin Chadwick.

UK/2010/95mins/12A. Dir: Kevin McDonald. With Cindy Baer, Moica, Matthew Irving.

In a small, remote primary school in Kenya, hundreds of children jostle for a chance of the free education newly promised by the government. One new applicant causes astonishment when he knocks on the door of the school. He is Maruge, a veteran soldier who fought for the liberation of his country and now feels he must have the chance of an education, so long denied. Full of vitality and humour, The First Grader explores the remarkable relationships Maruge builds with his young classmates, and takes us back to the shocking untold story of British colonial rule 50 years earlier.

Angels of Evil Fri 22 — Thu 28 July • Gwe 22 — Iau 28 Gorff Italy/2010/128mins/subtitled/15. Dir: Arnaldo Catinari. With Kim Rossi Stuart, Francesco Scianna, Valerina Solarino.

A gentleman robber who wouldn’t inform on his peers, never wore masks and tried to treat his horrified victims with as much respect as possible, Milanese gangster Renato Vallanzasca was an outlaw who behaved more like a flamboyant rock star than a criminal. Arnaldo Catinari’s harsh imagery coupled with a standout performance from Kim Rossi Stuart adds a veneer of authenticity to this engaging and energetic thriller.

“Gripping and lavish... superb” — The Big Issue “Intelligent... a gripping, multi-stranded crime epic” — Uncut

Angels of Evil

With Ridley Scott taking on executive producer duties, and directed by Academy Award winner Kevin McDonald, this is a 90-minute documentary, masterfully edited from over 4,500 hours of footage from literally thousands of people around the world who submitted personal clips, all filmed on the 24th July 2010, after a global call via YouTube. What began life as a startling experiment has turned into a remarkable and unique cinematic experience: exhilarating, moving and very, very funny... it’s the story of our world. Told by us.

“A thrilling piece of cinema” — The Times

Kaboom Fri 22 — Thu 28 July • Gwe 22 — Iau 28 Gorff USA/2010/86mins/15. Dir: Gregg Araki. With Thomas Dekker, Juno Temple, Chris Zylka.

Gregg Araraki returns to his stylised day-glo universe in this over-the-top dark comic tale of polysexual college life threatened by cults and world annihilation. Smith (Thomas Dekker) has been haunted by a series of recurring dreams featuring two beautiful women, one dark and enigmatic, the other similarly spectral with flaming red hair. The dreams appear harmless until the women begin to appear in his real life. Has Smith stumbled into a plot with possible world-changing consequences? Or is this all just the product of some hallucinogenic cookies he was served at a party?

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Hobo with a Shotgun Fri 29 + Sat 30 July • Gwe 29 + Sad 30 Gorff + Thu 4 Aug • Iau 4 Awst Canada/USA/2011/86mins/18. Dir: Jason Eisner. With Rutger Hauer, Pasha Ebrahimi, Robb Wells.

A train pulls into the station – it’s the end of the line. A hobo jumps from a freight car, hoping for a fresh start. Welcome to a city where crime reigns supreme, and the man pulling the strings is known only as ‘The Drake’. Along with his two sadistic sons, Ivan and Slick, he rules with an iron fist, and nobody dares mess with him, especially not some hobo. With a nod to the grindhouse flicks of the 1980s, Rutger Hauer gives a legendary performance amongst the brutal ass-kicking, cheap thrills and celluloid scuzz.

Cell 211 Fri 29 July — Thu 4 Aug • Gwe 29 Gorff — Iau 4 Awst Spain/France/2010/113mins/subtitled/18. Dir: Daniel Monzón. With: Luis Tosar, Alberto Ammann, Antonio Resines.

How can you maintain your honour while keeping hold of your life? New prison guard Juan Oliver gets knocked out on a tour of his workplace as a riot breaks out and finds himself forced to pretend to be on the side of the rioters to survive. As long as he can maintain that illusion then he will live, but he has to face a series of ethical compromises to do so. Winner of 9 Goyas (Spanish Oscars) and countless other awards all over the world, this intelligent thriller takes you on an unforgettably intense journey, nearly every minute throbbing with heart-pounding suspense.

Poetry

Fri 29 July — Thu 11 Aug Gwe 29 Gorff — Iau 11 Awst South Korea/2010/139mins/ctba. Dir: Chang-dong Lee. With Jeong-hie Yun, Nae-sang Ahn, Hira Kim.

A sixty-something woman faced with a crippling medical diagnosis and the discovery of a heinous family crime, finds strength and purpose when she enrols in a poetry class. Mija is searching for a way to avoid filling her dwindling memories with despair as her pastime becomes a passion. Lee Chang-dong’s follow-up to Secret Sunshine explores the mystery of inexplicable behaviour in a masterfully subtle study of the empowerment of an elderly woman looking at the world with new eyes.

+ Cardiff SciSCREEN Event Fri 29 July • Gwe 29 Gorff SciSCREEN brings fresh perspectives to the latest films at Chapter — you can enjoy a glass of wine and join the discussion with academics from Cardiff University and beyond, as they relate a film from our programme to their areas of expertise. Regular cinema pricing applies and the associated reception is free. www.cardiffsciscreen.blogspot.com www.twitter.com/sciSCREEN

“a striking piece of work that will leave you reeling” — Eye for Film

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Just Do It Sun 31 July — Thu 4 Aug • Sul 31 Gorff — Iau 4 Awst UK/2011/90mins/ctba. Dir: Emily James

Double CL1C card points

A crowd-funded, behind-the-scenes portrait of UK climate activists by documentary filmmaker Emily James. With unprecedented access, she filmed the clandestine activities of these modern-day outlaws for more than a year. Always in the thick of the action, Emily saddled up with The Climate Rush ‘Bike Rush’ as they brought Westminster to a standstill; pitched up with The Climate Camp which occupied Blackheath; masked up with The Great Climate Swoop as they stormed the fences at Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal power station; and then accompanied them all to wintry Copenhagen as they took their protest to the streets outside the UN climate talks. Just Do It is an entertaining and illuminating introduction to a powerful cast of mischievous and inspiring characters whose world has remained largely secretive, until now.

Beginners Fri 5 — Thu 11 Aug • Gwe 5 — Iau 11 Awst USA/2010/104mins/15. Dir: Mike Mills. With Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent.

When it comes to relationships, we’re all beginners. This touching comedy/drama looks at how deeply funny and transformative life can be, even during its most serious moments. Oliver (Ewan McGregor) meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna (Mélanie Laurent of Inglourious Basterds) only months after his father has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father, who, following the death of his wife of 45 years, came out of the closet to live a full, energised, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life. The upheavals brought father and son closer than they’d ever been and now Oliver must try to love Anna with all the bravery, humour and hope that his father taught him.

The Conspirator Fri 5 — Thu 11 Aug • Gwe 5 — Iau 11 Awst USA/2010/123mins/12A. Dir: Robert Redford. With James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Tom Wilkinson.

In the wake of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, the Vice-President, and the Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt, owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks. Against the ominous back-drop of post-Civil War Washington, newlyminted lawyer, Frederick Aiken, a 28-year-old Union war-hero, reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt before a military tribunal. As the trial unfolds, Aiken realises his client may be innocent and that she is being used as bait and hostage in order to capture the only conspirator to have escaped a massive manhunt, her own son.


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The Light Thief Fri 12 — Thu 18 Aug • Gwe 12 — Iau 18 Awst Kyrgyzstan/France/Netherlands/Germany/2010/80mins/subtitled/PG. Dir: Aktan Arym Kubat. With Aktan Arym Kubat.

Mr Light, the village electrician, gets into trouble for illegally connecting up people who can’t pay their bills, and dreams of a wind farm that will revitalise his village. When Bezkat, an opportunistic politician, attempts to sell the villagers’ land to the Chinese, Mr Light makes it his mission to illuminate the corruption he witnesses. Set in the mountains of rural Kyrgyzstan, this witty, political, underdog story emphasises the beauty of the land and the appeal of the villagers’ simple lives.

“a slow, quiet meditation on a very different way of life” Jam! Movies

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The Tree of Life Fri 12 — Thu 25 Aug • Gwe 12 — Iau 25 Awst USA/2011/138mins/ctba. Dir: Terence Malick. With Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain.

Wildly ambitious and certainly one of the strangest Hollywood films of recent years, Terence Malick’s latest is the most personal film of his enigmatic career (including Badlands and Days of Heaven). We journey with Jack (Sean Penn) through the innocence of his childhood in the 1950s to his disillusioned adult years as he strives to reconcile with his father (Brad Pitt). This is a film with a keen eye for metaphor and image, concerned with asking grand questions about spirituality and the brutish role of nature without expecting any easy answers. A bold and fearless film where everyone involved has risen to Malick’s challenge and created something extraordinary. Winner of the Palm d’Or Cannes 2011

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“Malick makes an awful lot of other film-makers look timid and negligible by comparison…mad and magnificent” The Guardian “… incredibly beautiful and wide open for the taking” — Time Out


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Fire In Babylon Fri 5 — Thu 11 Aug • Gwe 5 — Iau 11 Awst UK/2010/86mins/12A. Dir: Stevan Riley. With Viv Richards, Gordon Greenidge, Colin Croft.

They brought the world to its knees, and a nation to its feet. A treat for cricket-lovers, or just fans of a great story, Fire In Babylon relives the West Indies’ journey from cheerful ‘calypso cricket’ losers to formidable winners. In a turbulent era of apartheid in South Africa, race riots in England and civil unrest in the Caribbean, the West Indian cricketers, led by the enigmatic Viv Richards, struck a defiant blow at the forces of white prejudice worldwide. One of the most gifted teams in sporting history, their undisputed skill, combined with a fearless spirit, allowed them to dominate the genteel game at the highest level, replaying it on their own terms. This is their story, told in their own words.

The Messenger Fri 29 July — Thu 4 Aug • Gwe 29 Gorff — Iau 4 Awst USA/2009/113mins/15. Dir: Oren Moverman. With Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Samantha Morton.

How would you greet the worst possible news imaginable? This heartrending tale of soldiers with the dreaded assignment of notifying family that their loved ones have died in battle is a wholly different look at the fallout of the Iraq War and its effect on soldiers and civilians. For the families these soldiers represent death itself, yet despite the grim subject The Messenger is a sweet-tempered film with moments of real humour and great depth of feeling. With an excellent performance from a stony faced Woody Harrelson and a wonderful script this is one of the most shrewdly perceptive portraits of military men to have appeared in American cinema in recent years.

“a fully felt, morally alert, marvellously acted piece of work” The New Yorker

Project Nim Fri 19 — Thu 25 Aug • Gwe 19 — Iau 25 Awst USA/2011/99mins/12A. Dir: James Marsh. With Bob Angelina, Bern Cohen, Reagan Leonard.

The latest film from the Oscar-winning team behind Man On Wire tells the story of Nim, the chimpanzee who in the 1970s became the focus of a landmark experiment which aimed to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. Following Nim’s extraordinary journey through human society, and the enduring impact he makes on the people he meets along the way, this is an unflinching and unsentimental biography of an animal we tried to make human. What we learn about his true nature — and indeed our own — is comic, revealing and profoundly unsettling.


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A Separation Fri 12 — Thu 18 Aug • Gwe 12 — Iau 18 Awst Iran/2011/123mins/subtitled/PG. Dir: Asghar Farhadi. With Peyman Moaadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat.

Nader and Simin have been married for fourteen years and live with their daughter in Tehran. Simin wants them to leave the country together but Nader has concerns for his father, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease. When Nader firmly decides to stay in Iran, Simin files for divorce. The first Iranian film to win the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, Asghar Farhadi’s story is in essence simple, but raises complex and globally relevant questions about issues of responsibility, inflexibility and tyranny set against the backdrop of modern Iran.  

“succeeds in bringing Iranian society into focus for in a way few other films have done” — Hollywood Reporter

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The Big Picture

Sarah’s Key

Fri 19 — Thu 25 Aug • Gwe 19 — Iau 25 Awst

Fri 19 Aug — Thu 1 Sept • Gwe 19 Awst — Iau 1 Medi

France/2010/114mins/subtitled/ctba. Dir: Eric Lartigau. With: Roman Duris, Marina Foïs, Niels Arestrup.

France/2010/111mins/subtitled/ctba. Dir: Gilles Paquet-Brenner. With Kristen Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup.

Paul Exben is a success story — partner in one of Paris’s most exclusive law firms, big salary, big house, glamorous wife and two sons. But when he finds out that his wife is cheating on him, a rush of blood provokes Paul into a fatal error. When he realises that there is a chance for him to live out his dreams and re-invent himself, he flees to an isolated part of former Yugoslavia on the beautiful Adriatic coast. Here, he gets another shot at being himself and, at last, seeing the big picture. This French thriller skilfully studies the idea of moral ambivalence, while also looking at the nature of identity and the perils of modern globalism.  

“Duris is a stunningly handsome actor with real grit who’s well equipped to handle darker, more nuanced material.” Screen Daily

Julia Jarmond, an American journalist married to a Frenchman, is commissioned to write an article about the notorious Vel d’Hiv round up, which took place in Paris, in 1942. She stumbles upon a family secret which will link her forever to the destiny of a young Jewish girl, Sarah. Julia learns that the apartment she and her husband Bertrand plan to move into was acquired by his family when its Jewish occupants were dispossessed and deported 60 years before. She resolves to find out what happened to the parents of 10-year-old Sarah. The more Julia discovers, the more she uncovers about Bertrand’s family, about France and, finally, herself. Dealing with the difficult history of France’s role in the rounding up of Jews during Nazi occupation, Kristen Scott Thomas gives another beautifully measured performance in this gentle detective story.  

+ Adaptations Wed 31 Aug • Mer 31 Awst The reading group with a difference gets together following the screening to discuss the Englishlanguage bestseller ‘Sarah’s Key’ by Tatiana de Rosnay.

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In a Better World Fri 26 Aug — Thu 1 Sept • Gwe 26 Awst — Iau 1 Medi Denmark/2010/119mins/subtitled/ctba. Dir: Susanne Bier. With Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Markus Rygaard.

Having worked in a brutal, war-torn corner of Africa, Anton goes back to his idyllic life in suburban Denmark only to find a different type of viciousness in the schoolyard of his son’s school. His eldest, Elias, has been saved from his bullies by new kid Christian. It quickly becomes apparent that after his mother’s death something deep inside Christian has snapped and Anton’s pacifist argument seems weak. This Oscar-winning film demonstrates that each action has its consequences and the solution to an ugly problem is not always obvious.   “Bier has a potent gift for turning abstract, moral questions like these into edge-of-your-seat compelling dramas that examine, with devastating effect, the complex web of feelings that make us who we are” — Los Angeles Times

The Salt of Life Fri 26 Aug — Thu 1 Sept • Gwe 26 Awst — Iau 1 Medi Italy/2011/90mins/subtitled/ctba. Dir: Gianni Di Gregorrio. With: Gianni Di Gregorio, Valeria De Franciscis, Alfonso Santagata.

Gianni, a recently retired house husband, has many things to worry about but romance is not one of them. He lives with his wife and daughter in a small apartment in Rome, filling his days by walking his neighbour’s dogs, picking up groceries, paying bills and being taken for granted by his daughter and her lazy boyfriend. His glamorous but ancient mother is swiftly draining Gianni’s resources on poker, repairs and expensive champagne. One day his old friend Alfonso, inspired by his own surprising sexual escapades, decides it’s time for Gianni to get a girlfriend and reacquaint himself with some of life’s pleasures. With this story that says much about Berlusconi’s Italy, Gianni Di Gregorio (Mid-August Lunch) has once again turned in a charming funny film.

The Tree Fri 26 Aug — Thu 1 Sept • Gwe 26 Awst — Iau 1 Medi Australia/France/Italy/Germany/2010/100mins/ctba. Dir: Julie Bertuccelli. With Charlotte Gainsbourg, Morgana Davies, Martin Csokas.

The O’Neils are living happily in the Australian countryside until fate rears its ugly head and strikes down husband and father Peter, leaving the family alone in their grief and sorrow. Little Simone becomes convinced that her father’s spirit is inside the magnificent fig tree in the garden, which grows vigorously and has an increasing importance in their lives. She and her mother Dawn turn to the tree for comfort but its roots begin to become intrusive and threaten the structure of the house.   This mesmerising modern fairy-tale showcases lovely performances from Charlotte Gainsbourg and newcomer Morgana Davies, and uses beautiful cinematography to show our connection to nature and the need to move on.


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Young Person’s Film Academy: Uncut The YPFA’s inspiring summer workshops are suitable for 10–14 year olds and cost just £8 each or £40 for all 6.

Storytelling and Narrative

Writing Film Reviews

Wed 27 July • 2pm-5pm • Mer 27 Gorff Led by experienced tutor Claire Vaughan, this interactive discussion explores some of the different ways filmmakers tell stories, from basic narrative structure to weird and wonderful gimmicks.

Wed 17 Aug • 2pm-5pm • Mer 17 Awst By exploring the question ‘what is film language?’, Ben Lamb’s interactive workshop introduces you to the basic vocabulary required to write critical reviews of films.

Film History Extra: Design and Build

Practical Animation Workshop

Wed 3 Aug • 2pm-5pm • Mer 3 Awst Artist Holly Davey introduces you to the architecture and technology of early cinemas and gives you the chance to create your own zoetropes and ‘Shoebox Cinemas’.

Wed 24 Aug • 2pm-5pm • Mer 24 Awst Led by award-winning animator Gerald Conn, this practical workshop shows you the skills required to produce simple stop motion animation.

The Photography of Film Wed 10 Aug • 2pm-5pm • Mer 10 Awst Photographer Faye Chamberlain discusses the role of the cinematographer and uses film clips to stimulate discussion on how and why certain techniques create meaning and enjoyment.

Practical Editing Workshop Wed 31 Aug • 2pm-5pm • Mer 31 Awst Local filmmaker and Chapter regular Tom Betts (MovieMaker) introduces you to the basic functions of digital editing software.

Junior MovieMaker Sat 23 July + Sat 17 Sept • 3pm-5pm • Sad 23 Gorff + Sad 17 Medi Junior Moviemaker is an informal discussion and screening group for young people aged 9-16 who are interested in making films in their spare time. If you have something you’ve created that you would like to see on the cinema screen then get in touch. It could be an opening shot, a two minute scene, an interview, a piece of writing, an idea or a single image. If you want to share your ideas, get advice from experienced filmmakers, or are simply looking for inspiration then come along and see what’s on offer. For more information please contact Matt on 029 2031 1056 / 07891 749880 or matt.beere@chapter.org Free


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Muppets™, Music & Magic: Jim Henson’s Legacy Jim Henson started performing with puppets on television while still in high school. He called them Muppets. He reached out to a US audience with the creation of the beloved characters on Sesame Street, and gained international success with The Muppet Show, the most widely watched variety show in the world during the 1970s. This very special season features a selection of his best loved films, alongside rare shorts, TV appearances, commercials and more.

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

The Muppet Movie

Sat 16 July • Sad 16 Gorff

Sat 6 + Wed 10 Aug • Sad 6 + Mer 10 Awst

USA/1999/73mins/U. Dir: Gary Halvorson. With: Kevin Clash, Mandy Patinkin, Vanessa Williams.

UK/USA/1979/93mins/U. Dir: James Frawley. With: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Mel Brooks.

Elmo loves his fuzzy blanket so much that he gets into a tug-of war over it with his friend Zoe, losing it in far-off Grouchland. Nothing will deter Elmo from retrieving his treasured possession, plunging himself into a series of adventures including a battle of wits with the Queen of Trash.

From Kermit’s humble origins in a swamp, to the gang being hired by Orson Welles, this film is an absolute delight. As Kermit makes his way to Hollywood, he assembles a team of like-minded individuals, including Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and Gonzo.

Labyrinth Sat 30 July + Wed 3 Aug • Sad 30 Gorff + Mer 3 Awst UK/USA/1986/98mins/PG. Dir: Jim Henson. With: Jennifer Connelly, David Bowie, Toby Philpott.

Sarah is a young girl who must travel through the Labyrinth to save her baby brother from the Goblin King (David Bowie). Full of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop’s typically imaginative creature design, the film’s eye popping sets create a wholly believable world existing just behind the facade of reality.

Jim Henson & Friends: Inside the Sesame Street Vault Sun 7 + Tue 9 Aug • Sul 7 + Maw 9 Awst USA/83mins/U.

This entertaining program highlights the contributions of Jim Henson and his Sesame Street collaborators Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Fran Brill, and Caroll Spinney. Includes rare clips from specials and guest appearances on other TV programmes.

Commercials & Experiments

Muppet Music Moments

Sun 14 + Tue 16 Aug • Sul 14 + Maw 16 Awst

Sun 31 July + Tue 2 Aug • Sul 31 Gorff + Maw 2 Awst

A collection of experimental shorts, crazy commercials, and other rarities from the Henson vault. Highlights include: a legendary commercial and industrial film for Wilson’s Meat that must be seen to believed; excerpts from Henson’s experimental television programmes; and an 8-minute Oscar-winning experimental masterpiece (Time Piece) from 1965 that showcases Henson’s talent for making music out of everyday sounds.

UAS/77mins/U.

A collection of some of the classic musical numbers interpreted as only the Muppets can. Features performances from guest stars Harry Belafonte, Elton John, and Linda Ronstadt.

Jim Henson & the Muppets

USA/60mins/PG.

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Muppet Fairytales Sat 13 + Wed 17 Aug • Sad 13 + Mer 17 Awst USA/70mins/PG.

This lovely program of rarely seen shorts includes The Frog Prince and The Elves and the Shoemaker.

The Dark Crystal Sat 20 + Wed 24 Aug • Sad 20 + Mer 24 Awst UK/USA/1982/93mins/PG. Dir: Jim Henson, Frank Oz. With Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Toby Philpott.

Mixing Brian Froud’s conceptual design and elements of fairy tales, Henson and Frank Oz create a fantastic world ruled by the dragon-like Skeksis. Using a mix of puppetry, marionettes and special effects, Dark Crystal creates a visual world rarely equalled in any fantasy film. + Q&A on Wed 24 Aug at 5.45pm with Toby Philpott, who appears in the film and worked with Jim Henson on the animatronic puppets.

Sing! The Music of Sesame Street Sun 21 + Tue 23 Aug • Sul 21 + Maw 23 Awst USA/82mins/U.

A joyous, sometimes hilarious and poignant salute to forty years of Sesame Street music, featuring the original show classics, parodies, and special visits from some of the music industry’s biggest names.

The Great Muppet Caper Sat 27 + Wed 31 Aug • Sad 27 + Mer 31 Awst UK/1981/97mins/U. Dir: Jim Henson. With Jim Henson, Frank Oz, John Cleese, Diana Rigg.

Intrepid reporters Kermit, Fozzie Bear, and Gonzo go to London to interview fashion designer Lady Holiday, whose jewels have been stolen. When the jewel thieves strike again and Miss Piggy is accused of the crime, it’s Kermit and friends to the rescue. Memorable eccentrics like John Cleese and Peter Falk join in the fun, but the scenes with Miss Piggy on a motorcycle really steal the show.

Labyrinth

Sesame Street at 40: Milestones on the Street Sun 28 + Tue 30 Aug • Sul 28 + Maw 30 Awst USA/81mins/U.

This ‘best-of’ compilation features dozens of classic moments in the forty-year history of the show, including excerpts from the first episode, celebrity guests, and some of the best bits from Ernie and Bert, Big Bird, Snuffy, and the rest of the gang.

+ Chapter Summer School: It’s time to get things started... Mon 22 — Fri 26 Aug • Llun 22 — Gwe 26 Awst Our Gallery team have put together a fabulous week-long workshop to coincide with our Jim Henson season. Working with artist Holly Davey, children aged 5 to 12 can produce the most ‘sensational, inspirational, celebrational’ puppets, culminating in a puppet show grand finale that will be filmed and then screened in the cinema ahead of one of our Henson features. 10am-12pm: ages 5-8yrs 1-3 pm: ages 9-12yrs £30 per child (£25 per child for 2 or more children) To book your place or for more information please contact Lauren or Hannah on 029 2031 1050 or email visual.arts@chapter.org. This series is produced by The Jim Henson Legacy and Brooklyn Academy of Music. Tour Executive Producer Irena Kovarova. Photography courtesy of The Jim Henson Company, The Muppets Studio, LLC, and Sesame Workshop  Muppet, Muppets and the Muppets Characters are registered trademarks of The Muppets Studio, LLC. All rights reserved. © The Muppets Studio, LLC. Sesame Street ® and associated characters, trademarks and design elements are owned and licensed by Sesame Workshop. © 2011 Sesame Workshop. All rights reserved. TM & © 2011 The Jim Henson Company. Jim Henson’s mark & logo, characters and elements are trademarks of The Jim Henson Company. All rights reserved.

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Family Features Every Saturday. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Winnie The Pooh

Rio

Sat 2 July • Sad 2 Gorff

Fri 22 — Thu 28 July • Gwe 22 — Iau 28 Gorff

USA/2011/69mins/U. Dir: Stephen J. Anderson, Don Hall. With the voices of John Cleese, Jim Cummings, Craig Ferguson.

USA/2011/96mins/U. Dir: Carlos Saldanha. With Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez.

Everyone’s favourite bear of very little brain is back, completely adorable and beautifully drawn, in this faithful adaptation of AA Milne’s stories, narrated by John Cleese. + Supportive Environment Screening at 11am on Sun 3 July for children with disabilities. Lights are slightly raised, sound lowered and there are no ads or trailers before the film.

Blu is a domesticated macaw living a comfortable life with his best friend Linda in the small town of Moose Lake. Blu and Linda think he’s the last of his kind, but when they learn about another macaw who lives in Rio de Janeiro, they head to the faraway and exotic land to find Jewel, Blu’s female counterpart.

Thor [2D] Sat 9 July • Sad 9 Gorff USA/2011/115mins/12A. Dir: Kenneth Branagh. With Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Hemsworth.

This epic adventure takes us from present day Earth to the mystical realm of Asgard. The Mighty Thor is a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. As a result, he’s banished to Earth to live among humans. When the most dangerous villain of his own world sends his darkest forces to invade Earth, Thor must learn what it takes to be a true hero.

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X-Men: First Class Fri 29 July — Thu 4 Aug • Gwe 29 Gorff — Iau 4 Awst USA/2011/132mins/12A. Dir: Matthew Vaughn. With Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Kevin Bacon.

Taking us back to the beginning of the X-Men saga, the first generation of mutants discover, harness and come to terms with their formidable powers, as alliances are formed that will shape the eternal war between the heroes and villains of the X-Men universe.

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Kung Fu Panda 2 [2D] Fri 5 Aug — Thu 11 Aug • Gwe 12 — Iau 18 Awst +Fri 26 — Tue 30 Aug • Gwe 26 — Maw 30 Awst USA/2011/90mins/PG. Dir: Jennifer Yuh. With: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan.

Po is now living his dream, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters. But his new life of is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. Po must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed. + Supportive Environment Screening at 11am on Sun 7 Aug for children with disabilities. Lights are slightly raised, sound lowered and there are no ads or trailers before the film.

Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon Fri 12 — Thu 18 Aug • Gwe 12 — Iau 18 Awst USA/2011/ctba. Dir: Michael Bay. With Shia LaBeouf, John Malcovich, Ken Jeong.

When a mysterious event from Earth’s past erupts in the present day it threatens to bring a war so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save us.

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Arrietty Fri 12 — Thu 18 Aug • Gwe 12 — Iau 18 Awst Japan/2010/94mins/ctba. Dir: Hiromasa Yonebayashi. With the voices of Saoirse Ronan, Mark Strong, Tom Holland.

The latest film from Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo) is inspired by Mary Norton’s classic book ‘The Borrowers’. 14-year-old Arrietty and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items ‘borrowed’ from the house’s human inhabitants. But life changes for the Clocks when a human boy discovers Arrietty.

Gnomeo and Juliet Fri 19 — Thu 25 Aug • Gwe 19 — Iau 25 Awst UK/2011/84mins/U. Dir: Kelly Asbury. With James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Maggie Smith.

Shakespeare’s revered tale gets a comical, offthe-wall makeover showcasing both classic and original songs by Elton John in this fun tale starring garden gnomes.

Carry on screaming! Check out the calendar for details of our special screenings aimed at people with babies under one year old, every Friday at 11.00 am. Carry on Screaming allows parents or carers to see a film at Chapter without having to worry about their baby causing a disturbance. Free entry for babies.

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Carry on Screaming: Two In the Wave (12A) p28 11:00 Potiche (15) p25 2:30+6.00 Incendies (15) p25 8:15 Winnie the Pooh (U) p44 11:00+3.00 Incendies (15) p25 5:45 Potiche (15) p25 8:30 Supportive Environment: Winnie the... (U) p44 11:00 Potiche (15) p25 2:30 Alphaville (PG) p29 5:00 Incendies (15) p25 7:30 Incendies (15) p25 5:45 Potiche (15) p25 8:30 Alphaville (PG) p29 2:30 Potiche (15) p25 6:00 Incendies (15) p25 8:15 Incendies (15) p25 2:30+5.45 Potiche (15) p25 8:30 Risen (12A) p26 2:30 Potiche (15) p25 6:00 Incendies (15) p25 8:15 Carry on Screaming: The Beaver (12A) p27 11:00 Win Win (15) p30 2:30 The Beaver (12A) p27 6:15 Princess of Montpensier (15) p31 8:15 Thor (12A) p44 11:00+3.00 Princess of Montpensier (15) p31 5:30 The Beaver (12A) p27 8:30 The Beaver (12A) p27 2:45 Pierrot le Fou (PG) p29 5:00 Princess of Montpensier (15) p31 7:30 Princess of Montpensier (15) p31 5:45 The Beaver (12A) p27 8:45 Pierrot le Fou (PG) p29 2:30 The Beaver (12A) p27 6:00 Princess of Montpensier (15) p31 8:00 Win Win (15) p30 2:30 Princess of Montpensier (15) p31 5:45 The Beaver (12A) p27 8:45 13 Assassins (15) p27 2:30 The Beaver (12A) p27 6:00 Princess of Montpensier (15) p31 8:00 Carry on Screaming: Bobby Fischer (ctba) p31 11:00 Third Star (15) p31 2.30+8:15 The Passenger Side (ctba) p31 6.00

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fri • gwe 15

thu • iau 14

wed • mer 13

tue • maw 12

mon • llun 11

sun • sul 10

sat • sad 9

6:15 8:30 6:00 8:30

6:00 8:30 6:15 8:30

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12.30 8.00

6.00 8.00 8.30 2.00 8.00

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Found Reality Theatre p13

8.00

SWICA: Carnival Night p12 6.00 Coffee Shop Debate p19 6.30

Wales Dance Platform p11 Cardiff Storytelling Circle p19

Wales Dance Platform p11 Caroline Sabin: Lifedeathlife p12 Drones Comedy Club p19 Wales Dance Platform p11 Voices of Partition p13

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A Fire in the Master’s House is Set, p4

Princess of Montpensier (15) p31 Bobby Fischer Against The World (ctba) p31

5:45 8:45

Drones Comedy Club p19

6:15 8.30

Win Win (15) p30 13 Assassins (15) p27

8.30

Parthian Books: Launch Night p15 7.00 6:00 8:30

Gallery closed Mondays

Theatr Iolo: Little Ruby p13 12.00+2.30 Found Reality Theatre p13 8.00 Emily Underwood Lee p14 8.00 6:00 8:15 5:45 8:30

3:30 6:00 8:15 5:45 8:30

BAFTA Cymru Screening 13 Assassins (15) p27

Win Win (15) p30 13 Assassins (15) p27 13 Assassins (15) p27 Win Win (15) p30

Music Geek Monthly p19 Win Win (15) p30 13 Assassins (15) p27 13 Assassins (15) p27 Win Win (15) p30

13 Assassins (15) p27 5:45 Found Reality Theatre p13 8.00 Win Win (15) p30 8:45 Emily Underwood Lee p14 8.00

Two In the Wave (12A) p28 Risen (12A) p26 Risen (12A) p26 Two In the Wave (12A) p28

Chapter MovieMaker p25 Risen (12A) p26 Two In the Wave (12A) p28 SWICA: Elizabeth: The Golden Age (12A) p27

Risen (12A) p26 Bad Film Club: 2 Headed Transplant (ctba) p25

Two In the Wave (12A) p28 6:15 Risen (12A) p26 8:30 Risen (12A) p26 6:00 Two In the Wave (12A) p28 8:30

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Assembly: Art in the Bar: Annabelle Shelton, p6

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thu • iau 7

wed • mer 6

tue • maw 5

mon • llun 4

sun • sul 3

sat • sad 2

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sat • sad 16

Muppet Music Moments (U) p42 Cell 211 (18) p33

Cell 211 (18) p33 Hobo With A Shotgun (18) p33

Cell 211 (18) p33 Hobo With A Shotgun (18) p33

Angels of Evil (15) p32 Kaboom (15) p32

Kaboom (15) p32 Angels of Evil (15) p32

Kaboom (15) p32 Angels of Evil (15) p32 Angels of Evil (15) p32 Kaboom (15) p32

Inky Quill: Humanzee p15

The Harri-Parris p15 Inky Quill: Humanzee p15

7.30

7.30

8.00

Gallery closed Mondays

2.00+8.00

8.00

8.00

8.00

AUDIO DESCRIPTION. Check website for details.

Muscle p16

Muscle p16

Muscle p16

Muscle p16

Subtitled Screenings. Check website for details.

5:00 7:00

5:45 8:15

6:00 8:30

5:45 8:30

6:15 8:15

6:15 Gallery closed Mondays 8:15 5:45 8:30

5:45 8:30

6:15 8:15

Kaboom (15) p32 Angels of Evil (15) p32 Angels of Evil (15) p32 Kaboom (15) p32

6:00 8:00 6:00 8:30 6:00 8:45

6:00 8:00 5:45 8:45

11:00 Eating Green p7 10.30-4.30 6:15 8:15 5:00 Fabler Shakespeare Readers p19 6.30 7:30 Sunday Jazz p19 9.00

Bobby Fischer Against The World (ctba) p31 Princess of Montpensier (15) p31 NBCQ: Treacle Jr (ctba) + Q&A Bobby Fischer Against The World (ctba) p31 Angels of Evil (15) p32 Kaboom (15) p32

Bobby Fischer Against The World (ctba) p31 Princess of Montpensier (15) p31 Princess of Montpensier (15) p31 Bobby Fischer Against The World (ctba) p31

The Adventures of Elmo In Grouchland (U) p42 Bobby Fischer Against The World (ctba) p31 Princess of Montpensier (15) p31 Fahrenheit 451 (PG) + Adaptations p29 Bobby Fischer Against The World (ctba) p31

Please note: the stated film times represent the start of the adverts and trailers.

The Adventures of Elmo In Grouchland (U) p42 3:00 Third Star (15) p31 5.45 The Passenger Side (ctba) p31 8:00 Princess of Montpensier (15) p31 2:30 The Passenger Side (ctba) p31 6.00 Third Star (15) p31 8.15 Third Star (15) p31 6:15 The Passenger Side (ctba) p31 8:30 Fahrenheit 451 (PG) p29 2:30 The Passenger Side (ctba) p31 6:00 Third Star (15) p31 8:15 The Passenger Side (ctba) p31 2:30+8.30 Third Star (15) p31 6.15 Third Star (15) p31 2.30+8.30 The Passenger Side (ctba) p31 6.15 Carry on Screaming: Rio (U) p44 11:00 The First Grader (12A) p32 2:30+6.15 Life In a Day (12A) p32 8:30 Rio (U) p44 11:00+3.00 Life In a Day (12A) p32 6:00 The First Grader (12A) p32 8:15 Life In a Day (12A) p32 2:30 Jules et Jim (PG) p29 5:00 The First Grader (12A) p32 7:30 Life In a Day (12A) p32 6:00 The First Grader (12A) p32 8:15 Rio (U) p44 11:00 Jules et Jim (PG) p29 2:30 The First Grader (12A) p32 6:15 Life In a Day (12A) p32 8:30 Rio (U) p44 11:00 Angels of Evil (15) p32 2:30 Life In a Day (12A) p32 6:00 The First Grader (12A) p32 8:15 Rio (U) p44 11:00 Kaboom (15) p32 2:30 The First Grader (12A) p32 6:15 Life In a Day (12A) p32 8:30 Carry on Screaming: X Men First Class (12A) p44 11:00 The Messenger (15) p37 2:30+8.45 Poetry (ctba) + SciScreen Event p33 5:45 X Men First Class (12A) p44 11:00 Labyrinth (PG) p42 3:00 The Messenger (15) p37 6:00 Poetry (ctba) p33 8:30 Just Do It (ctba) p34 2:30 Poetry (ctba) p33 5:30 The Messenger (15) p37 8:30


theatre • theatr

gallery • oriel

mon • llun 15

sun • sul 14

sat • sad 13

fri • gwe 12

thu • iau 11

wed • mer 10

tue • maw 9

mon • llun 8

sun • sul 7

sat • sad 6

fri • gwe 5

thu • iau 4

wed • mer 3

tue • maw 2

Gallery closed The Messenger (15) p37 6:00 Chapter MovieMaker p25 6:00 Mondays Poetry (ctba) p33 8:30 Cell 211 (18) p33 8:30 X Men First Class (12A) p44 11:00 Cell 211 (18) p33 6:00 Muppet Music Moments (U) p42 2:30 Just Do It (ctba) p34 8:30 Poetry (ctba) p33 5:45 The Messenger (15) p37 8:45 Labyrinth (PG) p42 11:00 Just Do It (ctba) p34 6:15 Cell 211 (18) p33 2:30 Cell 211 (18) p33 8:30 The Messenger (15) p37 6:00 Poetry (ctba) p33 8:30 X Men First Class (12A) p44 11:00 Cell 211 (18) p33 6:00 Hobo With A Shotgun (18) p33 2:30 Just Do It (ctba) p34 8:30 Poetry (ctba) p33 5:45 The Messenger (15) p37 8:45 Carry on Screaming: Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG) p45 11:00 Poetry (ctba) p33 5:45 Drones Comedy Club p19 8.30 The Conspirator (12A) p34 2:30+5.45 Fire In Babylon (12A) p37 8:45 Beginners (15) p34 8:30 Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG) p45 11:00 Fire In Babylon (12A) p37 6:15 The Muppet Movie (U) p42 3:00 Poetry (ctba) p33 8:15 Beginners (15) p34 6:00 The Conspirator (12A) p34 8:15 Supportive Environment: Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG) p45 11:00 Jim Henson and Friends (U) p42 5:00 Cardiff Storytelling Circle p19 8.00 Poetry (ctba) p33 3:00 Fire In Babylon (12A) p37 7:30 The Conspirator (12A) p34 6:00 Beginners (15) p34 8:30 Gallery closed Beginners (15) p34 6:00 Fire In Babylon (12A) p37 6:15 Mondays The Conspirator (12A) p34 8:15 Poetry (ctba) p33 8:15 Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG) p45 11:00 Poetry (ctba) p33 5:45 Jim Henson and Friends (U) p42 2:30 Fire In Babylon (12A) p37 8:45 The Conspirator (12A) p34 5:45 Beginners (15) p34 8:30 The Muppet Movie (U) p42 11:00 BAFTA Cymru Screening 6.00 The Conspirator (12A) p34 2:30+8.15 Poetry (ctba) p33 8:30 Beginners (15) p34 6:00 Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG) p45 11:00 Poetry (ctba) p33 5:45 Fire In Babylon (12A) p37 2:30 Fire In Babylon (12A) p37 8.45 The Conspirator (12A) p34 5:45 Beginners (15) p34 8:30 Carry on Screaming: Transformers (ctba) p45 11:00 The Light Thief (PG) p35 6:15 The Tree of Life (ctba) p36 2:30+5.45 Arrietty (ctba) p45 8:15 A Separation (PG) p38 8:30 Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon (ctba) p45 11:00 Music Geek Monthly p19 3:30 Club Foot Foot films p19 8.00 Muppet Fairytales (PG) p43 3:00 Arrietty (ctba) p45 6:00 A Separation (PG) p38 5:45 The Light Thief (PG) p35 8:15 The Tree of Life (ctba) p36 8:30 The Light Thief (PG) p35 3:00 Commercials and Experiments (PG) p42 5:00 Boardgaming Sunday p19 5.30 The Tree of Life (ctba) p36 5.30 Arrietty (ctba) p45 7:00 A Separation (PG) p38 8:30 Gallery closed A Separation (PG) p38 5:45 Arrietty (ctba) p45 6:00

cinema 2 • sinema 2

cinema 1 • sinema 1

mon • llun 1

Calendar • Calendr AUGUST • AWST 2011

48 A Fire in the Master’s House is Set, p4


Please note: the stated film times represent the start of the adverts and trailers.

Subtitled Screenings. Check website for details.

AUDIO DESCRIPTION. Check website for details.

Mondays The Tree of Life (ctba) p36 8:30 The Light Thief (PG) p35 8:15 Commercials and Experiments (PG) p42 2:30 The Light Thief (PG) p35 6:15 Magdalena Project pp20–23 The Tree of Life (ctba) p36 5.45 Arrietty (ctba) p45 8:15 A Separation (PG) p38 8:30 wed • mer 17 A Separation (PG) p38 5:45 Muppet Fairytales (PG) p43 11:00 The Tree of Life (ctba) p36 8:30 Arrietty (ctba) p45 2:30+6.00 The Light Thief (PG) p35 8:15 Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon (ctba) p45 11:00 The Light Thief (PG) p35 2:30+6.15 thu • iau 18 The Tree of Life (ctba) p36 5.45 Arrietty (ctba) p45 8:15 A Separation (PG) p38 8:30 fri • gwe 19 Gnomeo & Juliet (U) p45 2:30 Carry on Screaming: The Tree of Life (ctba) p36 11:00 Drones Comedy Club p19 8.30 Project Nim (12A) p37 6:00 Sarah’s Key (ctba) p39 5:45 The Big Picture (ctba) p39 8:15 The Tree of Life (ctba) p36 8:30 sat • sad 20 Gnomeo & Juliet (U) p45 11:00 The Tree of Life (ctba) p36 5.45 Dark Crystal (PG) p43 3:00 Sarah’s Key (ctba) p39 8:45 The Big Picture (ctba) p39 6:00 Project Nim (12A) p37 8:30 sun • sul 21 Sarah’s Key (ctba) p39 3:00 Sing! The Music of Sesame Street (PG) p43 5:00 Project Nim (12A) p37 6:00 The Tree of Life (ctba) p36 7:30 The Big Picture (ctba) p39 8:15 Gallery closed mon • llun 22 Dark Crystal (PG) p43 10:00 Sarah’s Key (ctba) p39 6:00 Mondays The Big Picture (ctba) p39 6:00 The Tree of Life (ctba) p36 8:30 Project Nim (12A) p37 8:30 tue • maw 23 Gnomeo & Juliet (U) p45 11:00 The Tree of Life (ctba) p36 5.45 Sing! The Music of Sesame Street (PG) p43 2:30 Sarah’s Key (ctba) p39 8:30 Project Nim (12A) p37 6:15 The Big Picture (ctba) p39 8:30 wed • mer 24 Dark Crystal (PG) p43 11:00 Dark Crystal (PG) +Q&A p43 5:45 The Tree of Life (ctba) p36 2:30 The Tree of Life (ctba) p36 8:30 The Big Picture (ctba) p39 6:00 Sarah’s Key (ctba) p39 8:30 thu • iau 25 Gnomeo & Juliet (U) p45 11:00 The Tree of Life (ctba) p36 5.45 The Big Picture (ctba) p39 2:30+8.30 Sarah’s Key (ctba) p39 8:30 Project Nim (12A) p37 6:15 fri • gwe 26 Carry on Screaming: Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG) p45 11:00 The Salt of Life (ctba) p40 6:15 In a Better World (ctba) p40 2:30+6.00 The Tree (ctba) p40 8:15 Sarah’s Key (ctba) p39 8:30 sat • sad 27 Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG) p45 11:00 The Tree (ctba) p40 6:00 The Great Muppet Caper (U) p43 3:00 The Salt of Life (ctba) p40 8:30 Sarah’s Key (ctba) p39 6:00 In a Better World (ctba) p40 8:30 sun • sul 28 The Salt of Life (ctba) p40 3:45 Sesame Street at 40 (U) p43 5:00 In a Better World (ctba) p40 6:00 The Tree (ctba) p40 7:30 Sarah’s Key (ctba) p39 8:30 Gallery closed mon • llun 29 Sarah’s Key (ctba) p39 6:00 The Salt of Life (ctba) p40 6:00 Mondays In a Better World (ctba) p40 8:30 The Tree (ctba) p40 8:00 Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG) p45 11:00 The Tree (ctba) p40 6:00 Mandy Romero: Stevenage p17 8.00 tue • maw 30 Sesame Street at 40 (U) p43 2:30 The Salt of Life (ctba) p40 8:30 In a Better World (ctba) p40 6:00 Sarah’s Key (ctba) p39 8:30 wed • mer 31 The Great Muppet Caper (U) p43 11:00 The Salt of Life (ctba) p40 6:00 The Tree (ctba) p40 2:30 The Tree (ctba) p40 8:00 Sarah’s Key (ctba) + Adaptations p39 6:00 In a Better World (ctba) p40 8:30

tue • maw 16


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Shop • Siopa

Shop open: Tue — Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 2-8pm. Closed Monday

To cool you off over this hot hot summer, we’ve got some beautifully designed water bottles by Rob Ryan (see left), Penguin Classics and Mr Men, who, like Chapter, celebrate their 40th birthday this year. Keep the children entertained with one of our pocket money toys or games, perfect for those long road trips, including pop crayons and mini telescopes. We’ve got a great selection of pickle parade cards, from our favourite illustrator Gemma Correll — who you may remember from her Art in the Bar exhibition earlier this year — our favourite is her ‘ode to a party ring’. It’s official... Noodoll creatures have landed! Choose from monster iphone holders, soft toys, plastic clutches or, our personal favourite, fluffy cloud wrist rests, a great addition to any office. And don’t forget to take a look at our books — from world of geekcraft and sublime stitching to music listography and polaroid journals. Lauren, Visual Arts Officer

Eat • Bwyta

Café open: Mon — Sat 8.30am-9.30pm Sun 9.30am-9.30pm Breakfast: 9-11.30am (Sun 10am-12pm) Lunch: 11.30-3pm Main Menu: 12-9pm

Those of you who were here for our 40th Birthday weekend and sampled some of the scrumptious offerings from our barbeque will be delighted to know that it will be back for the Cider & Perry Palooza on Sat 16 July (see p7). What would summer be without a good barbie? We’ll have treats on offer to tempt both meat-eaters and veggies alike. Have you tried our summer vegetable gnocchi? Its garnering great praise from our Twitter followers who have described it as ‘amazing’ and said they’d highly recommend it to anyone. A perfect seasonal dish that will satisfy your stomach and your taste buds. Lex, Café Manager

Drink • Yfed

Bar open: Sat 12pm-12am, Sun 12-10.30pm, Mon-Thu 12-11pm, Fri 12pm-12.30am Free wireless internet is available in Caffi Bar Chapter.

If you love a fruity beverage, then you’ll love our Cider & Perry Palooza — a whole three days serving the best local craft cider and perry from around Wales (see p7). We also cater well for cider drinkers the rest of the year, with Aspall Suffolk Cyder and Kingstone Press on draught, alongside a changing guest cider (which, as I write, is Weston Bounds Scrumpy from Herefordshire). We also sell bottles of Hallets Cider, brewed at Blaengawney Farm in Crumlin, and Magners. Take your pick and enjoy — the perfect drink for a long summer’s evening. Louise, Bar Supervisor


Sut i archebu tocynnau

How to Book

Ar y ffôn galwch ar 029 2030 4400. Rydym yn derbyn y prif gardiau credyd. Galwch heibio mae’n Swyddfa Docynnau ar agor Llun-Sad 11.00am — 8.30pm; Sul 3.00 — 8.30pm Drwy’r post Chapter Rhadbost, RLYX-RTEBKYAL, Caerdydd CF5 1ZZ Danfonwch siec yn daladwy i Chapter gan ddweud pa docynnau rydych eu heisiau. Ar-lein: www.chapter.org Consesiynau: Fyfyrwyr, pobl dros 60 oed, plant, pobl ddi‑waith, pobl anabl, Aelodau a deiliaid Cardiau Chapter. Bydd angen prawf eich bod yn gymwys. Archebion grŵp: prynwch 8 tocyn a chael y 9fed am ddim. Noder • dim ond un gostyngiad a ganiateir ar yr un achlysur • rydym yn croesawu archebu o flaen llaw ond ni allwn gadw tocynnau • mae’n bosib y gwrthodir mynediad i hwyrddyfodiaid

By phone call us on 029 2030 4400. We accept all major credit cards. In person our Box Office is open Mon-Sat 11.00am — 8.30pm; Sun 3.00 — 8.30pm. By post to Chapter Freepost, RLYX-RTEBKYAL, Cardiff CF5 1ZZ. Send us a cheque made payable to Chapter with details of the tickets you require. Online: 24/7 booking at www.chapter.org Concessions: The concessionary rate applies to students, over 60s, children, unemployed, disabled people, MAX card, Chapter Members and Card holders. Proof of concession will be required. Group bookings: Buy 8 tickets and get the 9th free. Please Note • only one discount will be given at any one time • we are happy to take advance bookings but cannot reserve tickets • latecomers may be refused entry

Cinema • Sinema Full • Llawn Concs • Cons Card + Conc • Cerdyn + Cons

Before 5pm • Cyn 5pm £4.00 (£3.50) £3.00 (£2.50) £2.50 (£2.00)

From 5pm • O 5pm ymlaen £7.30 (£6.60) £5.50 (£4.80) £4.50 (£4.00)

Advanced/online prices in brackets. Prisiau ymlaen llaw/ar-lein mewn cromfachau. NB: Advanced = any time before the day of the screening.

Market Road, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1QE Heol y Farchnad, Treganna, Caerdydd, CF5 1QE

029 2030 4400 enquiry@chapter.org • www.chapter.org

Mae Chapter yn gwerthfawrogi’r gefnogaeth a dderbynia gan y canlynol Chapter gratefully acknowledges the support it receives from the following:

The Foundation for Sport and the Arts

The Community Foundation in Wales Y Sefydliad Cymunedol yng Nghymru

The Baring Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, Foyle Foundation, Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, Jane Hodge Foundation, Simon Gibson Charitable Trust, Garrick Charitable Trust, The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust, Ceredigion Community Fund ,The Steel Charitable Trust, Gibbs Charitable Trust, Oakdale Trust, Coutts Charitable Trust, Bruce Wake Charity, Finnis Scott Foundation, Follett Trust Chapter is a recipient of a Google Grant award

A’r holl unigolion hynny sydd wedi ein cefnogi’n hael drwy gydol y gwaith ailwampio a thu hwnt And all those individuals who have generously supported us through the redevelopment and beyond

Registered Charity No. 500813* Rhif Elusen 500813


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Lleolir Chapter yn Nhreganna, y tu ôl i Cowbridge Road East, rhwng Heol Llandaf a Heol y Farchnad. Mae’n hawdd ein cyrraedd o ganol y ddinas. Ar ôl 6pm mae llefydd parcio ychwanegol ar gael ym maes parcio Gwasanaethau Dysgu Cymunedol Caerdydd sydd yn ymyl maes parcio Chapter. Uchod gwelir meysydd parcio eraill cyfagos. Mae bysus rhif 17, 18 a 33 yn gadael Canol y Ddinas bob pum munud. Ar yr M4 o’r dwyrain: Dewch oddi ar y draffordd ar gyffordd 29 gan ddilyn yr A48; wedi 6 milltir cymerwch y tro bychan i’r chwith ar yr A4119/ Mill Lane; yna’r chwith ar Ffordd Caerdydd; ewch yn eich blaen ar y B4267/Ffordd Llandaf; wedi 300m trowch i’r dde ar Market Place; a’r dde nesaf ar Heol y Farchnad; mae maes parcio Chapter ar y dde. Ar yr M4 o’r gorllewin: Dewch oddi ar y draffordd ar gyffordd 33 a dilynwch yr arwyddion ar gyfer yr A4232; wedi 6.3 milltir dewch oddi ar y ffordd ar Ffordd Lecwydd, tuag at Stadiwm newydd Clwb Pêl-Droed Caerdydd; ewch yn eich blaen ac yna trowch i’r chwith ar Cowbridge Road East; mae Heol y Farchnad ar y dde; mae maes parcio Chapter ar y dde.

Chapter is situated in Canton, behind Cowbridge Road East, between Llandaff Road and Market Road. We are easily accessible from the city centre. Overflow car parking is available after 6pm at Cardiff Community Learning Services adjacent to the car park at Chapter. Alternative nearby car parks are shown above. Number 17, 18 and 33 buses leave every five minutes from the City Centre. From the east on M4: Take exit 29 onto the A48; after 6 miles turn slight left onto A4119/ Mill Lane; then left onto Cardiff Road; continue straight onto B4267/Llandaff Rd; after 300m turn right onto Market Place; take next right onto Market Road; Chapter car park is on the right. From the west on M4: Take exit 33 and follow signs onto A4232; after 6.3 miles exit onto Leckwith Rd, towards the new Cardiff City Stadium; keep straight until turning left onto Cowbridge Road E; Market Rd is on your right; Chapter car park is on the right.

Mynediad i bawb

Mae Chapter yn croesawu ymwelwyr anabl. Os oes gennych unrhyw anghenion mynediad penodol ffoniwch ein swyddfa docynnau ar 029 2030 4400, minicom 029 2031 3430.

Access for all

Chapter welcomes disabled visitors. If you have any specific access requirements or questions please contact our box office on 029 2030 4400, minicom 029 2031 3430.

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Chapter Magazine July/August 2011