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Builders, blogs and all things bright and beautiful Thanks to all of you who joined us for our Community Garden Gathering in October. The sun shone and we shared Chapter honey, parsley pesto, chocolate and beetroot brownies and the last of the runner beans, yellow courgettes and green plum tomatoes were all up for grabs. Using funding from Biffaward and The People’s Millions (part of the Big Lottery Fund) we’re about to start work on landscaping our frontage so that we can really crack on with planting for next year’s crop. The building work will continue through November and the early part of December so will be finished (weather permitting) in plenty of time for the spring. Thanks to all the Canton Community Gardeners who’ve put in enormous amounts of free time to get the garden up and running, organise the many events throughout the year and look after the Chapter bees. We’ll be continuing free honey tastings throughout November usually from 4.30pm on Wednesdays when Mark’s Bread set up their regular weekly stall. Mark’s bread, Chapter honey… what’s not to love? Talking about love — we love blogs. If you do too, you can vote in The People’s Choice category and see who wins here on Thursday 27 October as part of the annual Wales Blog Awards. We’ll also be live streaming the event so that you can watch on your desktop, laptop or in the theatre foyer.
Images: Community Garden Gathering at Chapter
The WITH Collective Resident Fri 30 Sept — Sun 6 Nov • Gwe 30 Medi — Sul 6 Tach Resident is a witty and engaging rumination on the role of the artist in a rapidly changing and blurred cultural landscape. For their exhibition, The WITH Collective have moved a large section of our caffi bar into the gallery and have installed a paying turnstile into another section of the exhibition so that visitors must choose whether to pay to see the remainder of the show and to receive an unlimited edition WITH artwork. These jarring and provocative interventions have created a site for a series of unfolding (yet invisible) performances where WITH are engineering a number of delegated actions on behalf of visitors to the exhibition. As well as posing timely questions about the ongoing sustainability of the arts sector, Resident explores the nature of participation, memory and responsibility through a series of multilayered new works. Since its inception in 2002, The WITH Collective has received critical praise in the UK and beyond, largely through the creation of a diverse range of concepts that are for sale at their website, including: Knowthing™ where a commissioner can have their ‘me-time’ delegated to a member of the collective and Mymory™ where a client can have a memory recovered (or lost) on their behalf. These concepts or ‘solutions’ are the primary manifestation of the artwork; the theme that links all of the ideas together is that a client can have an experience either invented or lived out on their behalf by a member of the collective. WITH are hosting a talk on Thursday 3 November with Professor Christopher French, Head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London, about ‘False Memory’, as part of a new collaborative body of research commissioned by the Wellcome Trust. www.withyou.co.uk
The WITH Collective, installation at Chapter, 2011.
Opening hours for this show: Sun — Thu: 8.30am-11pm. Fri: 8.30am-12.30am. Sat: 8.30am-12 midnight. Shop open as normal (see p36).
Assembly: Art in the Bar Bermingham and Robinson When Worlds Collide Mon 31 October — Sun 4 December • Llun 31 Hydref — Sul 4 Rhagfyr Robert Bermingham and Richard Robinson have worked together for the past six years. Their practice plunders the worlds of advertising, comic book graphics, computer gaming and corporate culture to question the belief that as the world becomes more modern so it will become more reasonable and enlightened. For their new series of work, they explore this misconception through the familiar visual language of the vintage film poster — but there is something unsettling about them — something at odds with their bright, bold cinematic message. Bermingham and Robinson have meticulously removed the original illustrations, bringing the graphic boldness of their titles and sub-headings to the foreground: WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE; THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US; THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE and THE FUTURE IS CANCELLED! By doing this, they create an ambiguity that is closely associated with current paranoia — both at home and abroad — as the posters appear to mimic a tabloid style in both their layout and message. Biography Robert Bermingham (b.1971,Brighton) and Richard Robinson (b.1972, Orpington) have worked as solo artists and collaboratively since 2005. When Worlds Collide was originally shown at Oriel Mwldan, Cardigan (2011) and recent group exhibitions include: We Have The Mirrors, We Have The Plans, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno; Re:Animate, Oriel Davies, Newtown (2010); En Residencia, Laboral, Asturias, Spain; Auxesis, tactile BOSCH, Cardiff (2009); National Eisteddfod, Cardiff; Welsh Artist of the Year, Cardiff (2008).
Bermingham and Robinson, When Worlds Collide, 2011.
ÜBERSONG: A night of experimental song, art and performance Wed 23 Nov • 8–11.30pm • Mer 23 Tach ÜBERSONG is a one-night event that invites you on stage to sing your very favorite song. Live performance, video screenings, DJ sets, happenings and open mic sessions converge in this entertaining and engaging event. ÜBERGOOD or ÜBERBAD — all are welcome, all can join in. Following the hugely popular Stagefright event in November, and based on Yvonne Buchheim’s epic search for amateur singers through her Song Archive project, this eclectic evening also features her hot tips on overcoming stage fright plus the launch of a new publication. The publication has been produced with support from Elbow Room. Free (Please book tickets from the box office or www.chapter.org. All uncollected tickets will be released at 7.30pm on the night.)
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Paloma Varga Weisz Thu 24 Nov — Sun 8 Jan • Iau 24 Tach — Sul 8 Ion Paloma Varga Weisz’s sculptures and works on paper skirt the issues of history and influence, melting and mixing sources, periods and figments into an indistinct pool of images. In taming what she calls “the rapid pictures that arise in one’s head,” Varga Weisz tends to the metamorphosis of the images that move from mind to hand, from watercolour to wood, producing hybrids that recall at once history, folklore, contemporary media and works of art. As Guido de Werd noted in his catalogue to her exhibition at the Kurhaus Kleve, the charmingly surreal figures that populate her work seem “like pictures belonging to an unknown fairytale”. In this manner, Varga Weisz sculpts an uncharted terrain, tracing the border of the familiar and the remarkable. Trained as a woodcarver, in her sculptures and drawings Varga Weisz creates timeless works that — by means of a fusion of influences from Gothic Madonnas to the Teletubbies — encapsulate simultaneously states of adult knowingness and childhood innocence, personal reference and collective memory. The determination and tenacity with which she works is urgently felt throughout. Biography Paloma Varga Weisz, born in 1966, was raised in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany. She lives and works in Düsseldorf. She has had solo exhibitions at, amongst others, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv (2009); Gladstone Gallery, New York; Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin (2008) and Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2006). She was recently included in the Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone (2011) and has forthcoming exhibitions at Sadie Coles HQ, London and Museum Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen (both 2012)
Paloma Varga Weisz: Basket Figures, Gladstone Gallery, New York, 2008.
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PME-ART: Hospitality 3: Individualism was a Mistake
Lontano Ensemble Dream Hunter
Tue 1 Nov • 8pm • Maw 1 Tach A table with juice and snacks, another table cluttered with records and musical equipment. As you enter the theatre you are asked to write down answers to a series of provocative questions. The performers play records, tell stories, play music (placing themselves in an awkward relationship to the instruments and each other), demonstrating the intricate balance that lies at the heart of any true collaboration. With a strong focus on artistic collaboration, Canadian group PME-ART combine performance, installation and research to look at social and political aspects of the world around us. Hospitality 3 is part of an ongoing project, begun at Studio 303 in Montreal, which explores how friends and strangers alike might share a common space, creating encounters that are hospitable, critical, surprising and productive.The remarkable openness of the structure means that every show is uncannily different yet also loosely the same. In a broader sense, Hospitality 3 asks if our culture’s over-emphasis on individualism prevents us from working effectively together for political change. Creation and performance: Caroline Dubois, Claudia Fancello and Jacob Wren Sound: Radwan Gazhi Moumneh Lighting: Philippe Dupeyroux Technical Direction: Mathieu Chartrand
Sat 29 Oct • 7.30pm • Sad 29 Hyd Dream Hunter is a new chamber opera composed by Nicola LeFanu to a libretto by renowned poet and storyteller John Fuller. The piece is performed by the internationally renowned Lontano Ensemble with conductor Odaline de la Martinez, and directed by Carmen Jacobi of WNO. Set in Corsica, the opera explores the ambiguity surrounding the mazzere — women gifted with the prescience of death. The story centres on Catarina and her growing awareness of her powers, and looks at the collision of the real world and the world of dreams, where fantasy knows no bounds.
£10/£8/£6 www.pme-art.ca Co-produced by PME-ART, Usine C (Montréal) and FFT (Düsseldorf) in collaboration with Harbourfront Centre (Toronto). Supported by Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Conseil des arts de Montréal, Kunstiftung NRW and Playwright’s Workshop (Montréal).
£15/£12/£10 Supported by Arts Council Wales, the RVW Trust, the Britten Pears Foundation, The Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, the D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, The Mercers Foundation, The PRS Foundation and the Mornington Trust.
Dave Stapleton Thu 3 Nov • 8pm • Iau 3 Tach Dave Stapleton’s latest album ‘Catching Sunlight’ is filled with gorgeous melodies, drenched in lush harmonies and driven by subtle, shifting, exotic rhythms. Commissioned by the Lunar Saxophone Quartet, who join Stapleton for this special concert, it has been described as ‘simply brilliant, both in execution and conception’, with a sound half-way between Gil Evans / Miles Davis and Arve Henriksen. The band features Neil Yates, one of the purest trumpet players in British jazz, alongside Stapleton’s regular rhythm section of Paula Gardiner and Elliot Bennett. £12/£10/£8 www.editionrecords.com
The Fetch Theatre Basant Lahore!
“A tour de force of total theatre” — The Stage
Fri 4 Nov • 8pm • Gwe 4 Tach Basant Lahore! is a stunning exploration of puppetry and poetry which opens a window onto the culture, sights and language of Lahore and the Panjab. This performance brings together the talents of director, designer and puppeteer Purvin and poet/performer Mazhar Tirmazi in an entertaining, moving and illuminating show. The Fetch’s highly visual style of theatre incorporates masks, puppetry and music and goes a long way to dispelling the myth that “puppetry is for kids” by producing work that engages with all ages. This performance is suitable for audiences of 12 years+ Supported by Ledbury Poetry Festival and Arts Council England. £8/£6 www.thefetch.co.uk
Torch Theatre Company Accidental Death of An Anarchist by Dario Fo
Sat 5 Nov • 8pm • Sad 5 Tach Did he fall or was he pushed? An investigative farce with live music and breadsticks Responding to real events in Italy in the late 1960s and early 1970s, this hugely popular farce involves an anarchist who, whilst being held in police custody, fell — or was thrown — from the fourth floor window of a Milan police station. Comic, farcical and occasionally verging on slapstick, the play gains momentum as Fo’s snappy dialogue explodes like gunfire to reveal a masterly plot in an attempt to ridicule the police and expose a cover up. Although the play is set in Italy, the events are pertinent to Britain today. The ‘only doing my job’ policeman, the secrecy and cover-ups and the power of strengthening central state are problems we are all familiar with. Adapted by Gavin Richards; translated by Gillian Hanna; Directed by Peter Doran. Suitable for ages 14+ £10/£8/£6
Everyman Theatre Good by C.P. Taylor Tue 15 — Sat 19 Nov • 7.30pm • Maw 15 — Sad 19 Tach Perhaps the most intelligent play ever written about the Third Reich, Good makes you question yourself: if I were there, would I have reacted any differently? Would I have made a stand, or merely kept my head down? Am I keeping my head down now? The play tells the story of John Halder, a liberal academic whose best friend is Jewish. He slowly, by degrees, through a series of small petty lies to himself, finds himself at the gates of Auschwitz, in full SS regalia, in charge. Here he has the tiniest inkling that something, somewhere, has gone terribly, horribly wrong. £10 (£8 concs on Tue 15 + Thu 17 Nov)
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Coffee Shop Debate Does rioting make you happy? Tue 1 Nov • 6.30pm • Maw 1 Tach The latest informal debate from the Institute of Welsh Affairs looks at how the Welsh and UK Governments are using community wellbeing to guide public policy, which sounds in sharp contrast to the scenes of destruction played out on the news this summer. Dafydd Thomas from Wellbeing Wales gives examples and practical steps to help improve community wellbeing in Wales from the perspective of individuals, communities and decision makers. Free (please call 029 2066 0820 to book a place)
Theatr Iolo Visiting Katt and Fredda Fri 4 Nov • 8pm • Gwe 4 Tach A family-friendly play with live music which looks at the funny side and frustrations of friendships. Written and translated by Ingeborg von Zadow. Followed by a talk with the writer. For 6-10 year olds. £6/£5
“Children’s theatre doesn’t come any better” British Theatre Guide
Open Space Event
What Are We Going To Do About Theatre and Performance in Cardiff? Sat 5 Nov • 10am–6pm • Sad 5 Tach Do you care about theatre in the capital and have something you want to say? How good is Cardiff’s theatre scene? Do you want to blow it up and start again? Or do we need to light the touch paper and blaze a trail? What needs to change? Open Space — freedom to choose what you want to think, debate, plan and talk about with a forum for action at the end of the day. This event is presented by Lucid, a new artistcentred resource with a curiosity for what’s possible. If you wish to attend, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Dance Classes Sun 6 Nov — Sun 11 Dec • 3–4.30pm Sul 6 Tach — Sul 11 Rhag Taking place every Sunday afternoon over six weeks, this new dance class is led by Aleksandra Jones, an actress, choreographer and educator originally from Belgrade, Serbia who has been teaching dance and creative movement for 20 years. The class is for children, parents, grandparents… aunts, uncles, cousins! Dancing together is a wonderful way to have fun, get fit and become a closer unit. The initial programme of classes works towards a special presentation to invited friends and family (those who aren’t dancing with you… yet). All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. £3 (per person, per class)
Asking4It Productions Sun 13 Nov • 2pm • Sul 13 Tach As a precursor to their debut production Butcher, which comes to Chapter from Thu 8 — Sat 10 December, Cardiff-based theatre company A4I are chairing a discussion on the topic of genetic determinism. They are researching the contentious and sensitive area of the ‘cancer gene’ and are specifically interested in the growing trend of women choosing to surgically remove healthy breasts and other organs. This explorative discussion process will inform the development of Butcher. All are welcome. For further information please contact email@example.com. Free
Cardiff People First Right to Party! Band Night & Open Mic Thu 10 Nov • 6-11pm • Iau 10 Tach Cardiff People First, a self-advocacy group for people with learning disabilities, present a live music event featuring local bands and an open mic slot for people to have a go at performing themselves. £3 (on the door) Supported by the Big Lottery Fund
Robin & Bina Williamson
Sat 26 Nov • 8pm • Sad 26 Tach This magical Indo-Celtic duo perform a mix of original, traditional and spiritual folk music. Their concerts of song, story and music feature the East-West harmony of Robin and Bina’s voices alongside harp, bowed psaltery and other instruments. £12/£10/£8
“Pure beauty through simplicity” Robert Plant
On The Edge Orange
Diamond Age & EddieLadd.com Cabaret Songs
Tue 22 Nov • 8pm • Maw 22 Tach America and its allies invaded Iraq in 2003. It was not until August 2010 that Obama declared the ‘war’ over. Two street-unwise lads decide to do their own bit in the fight against terrorism on the streets of Cardiff. Are they up to it? The latest of Michael Kelligan’s script-held performances, Orange was first presented by Script Cymru in 2006. With Sule Rimi, Alan Humphreys and Dean Rehman. Directed by Michael Kelligan.
Fri 2 + Sat 3 Dec • 8pm • Gwe 2 + Sad 3 Rhag A new restaging of Diamond Age’s 1981 show performed by Janek Alexander (previous Chapter Director), theatre, choreographic and performance artist Eddie Ladd and guest jazz saxophonist Dave Perry (previously seen with Gerald Tyler and Bristol based group, Limbo). This evening of virtuosic singing, arrangements and playing is scored around Alexander’s tuneful pop songs about politics, society and happiness. From recordings made at the time of the Falklands War, these are songs “from the old country”, a visceral and ironic look at the state of the nation in a show that innovatively updated the cabaret format for the 1980s. A welcome return of Diamond Age and special guests to Chapter.
by Alan Harris
£4 (on the door)
SPECIAL OFFER! Save up to £6. Buy a ticket for Sometimes We Look (p15) or Cabaret Songs and get a ticket for the other show at ½ price.
Janek Alexander (photo: Tom Barrance, 1984)
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Marega Palser Sometimes We Look
Double CL1C card points
Thu 24 — Sat 26 Nov • 8pm • Iau 24 — Sad 26 Tach This site specific combination of dance, drawing, animation and printmaking investigates how the simple use of mark-making can affect the way movement can be created, and how dance, in turn, can affect the impulse to draw. Marega Palser combines her training in dance and fine art to provide this performing exhibition of her work in collaboration with three of Wales’ finest movement artists. Catherine Bennett trained with Rambert and worked with Random and Siobhan Davies; Belinda Neave trained at The Place and worked extensively with Moving Being and as a solo artist; and Rosalind Brooks has toured with Earthfall for the last three years and continues to teach with the company. The dancers and choreographer use their individual styles and experience to provide a subtle and intimate take on the art work and the exhibition space. Marega Palser is one half of Mr and Mrs Clark and an associate artist of Volcano Theatre Company. She trained at the London School of Contemporary Dance and studied Fine Art at UWIC. Sometimes We Look is supported by Volcano Theatre Company and Arts Council Wales. £10/£8/£6
“[Marega’s performance and drawing work is] engaging, skilful, serious, funny, personal and generous all at once” Caroline Sabin, Artist and Dancer
Canton Social Media Surgery
Music Geek Monthly
Wed 2 Nov • 5-7pm • Mer 2 Tach Have you heard of social media but are unsure how it all works? Or how it can benefit you or your group? Come along to the Cwtch area of our Caffi Bar for this relaxed and informal monthly get together. Perfect for beginners, or if you or your community group are already blogging, tweeting and sharing online but want to gain more confidence.
Sat 12 Nov • 3.30pm • Sad 12 Tach This listening event runs alongside a music night held at Milgi in Roath. One classic and one brand new album are chosen each month, and listened to in the plush surroundings of Cinema 2.
Sun 13 Nov • 5.30pm • Sul 13 Tach Join Cardiff’s friendly games shop Rules of Play in our Caffi Bar for this 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. Friendly volunteers are on hand to explain rules and make sure everyone is looked after!
Drones Comedy Club Fri 4 + Fri 18 Nov • 8.30pm • Gwe 4 + Gwe 18 Tach The very best in new stand-up comedy. £3.50 (on the door)
Tales for the Turning Year
Sun 6 Nov • 8pm • Sul 6 Tach Cardiff Storytelling Circle invites you to share and listen to a selection of traditional stories and songs to welcome in the winter.
£3 (on the door)
Sun 13 Nov • 6.30pm • Sul 13 Tach Fabler Shakespeare Readers get together every month to experience the works of the great bard spoken aloud. All are welcome. Please bring along a copy of the script if you have one.
SWDFAS Lecture: Shafts of Light The Phenomenon of Mining Art Thu 10 Nov • 2pm • Iau 10 Tach Much has been written about the mining industry but there is one priceless legacy which has escaped attention until recently - the miners’ art. Dr Robert McManners explores the motivation driving these artists and also examines why coal mining inspired so much art compared with other heavy industries. £5 (on the door) www.r-h-g.uk www.swdfas.org.uk
Canton Social Media Surgery
Fabler Shakespeare Readers: Two Gentlemen of Verona
£3 (on the door) www.fabler.co.uk
Sunday Jazz Sun 20 Nov • 9pm • Sun 20 Tach An evening of melodic acoustic jazz in the Caffi Bar with the Glen Manby Quartet. Free
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Wales Blog Awards
Sherman Cymru at Chapter
Thu 27 Oct • 7pm • Iau 27 Hydref Join us to celebrate the best of blogging in Wales. Created and sponsored by Cardiff-based Warwick Emanuel PR and Film, the 2011 awards include four new categories including ‘The People’s Choice Award’. (You can vote at http://walesblogawards.co.uk/2011) The event highlights creative and interesting blogs on a range of subjects including everything from food and drink to technology and best community blog. And to top it all we’re sponsoring an overall award for Best Blog.
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
Free (Please book tickets from the box office) This event will be live streamed on ustream.tv/channel/ChapterNoise
At Wales Millennium Centre
Earthfall At Swim Two Boys Wed 23 — Sat 26 Nov • 8pm • Mer 23 — Sad 26 Tach One of our longest standing resident companies, Earthfall are performing their award-winning production At Swim Two Boys at WMC in November. Based on the novel by Jamie O’Neill, the production features two male dancers and two musicians with the story unfolding against a cascading wall of water that slowly fills the stage. This tender and visually beautiful performance reflects the boys’ developing love against the turmoil of political revolution during the 1916 Easter Risings. £8–£12 Tickets can be booked at www.wmc.org.uk or call the box office on 029 2063 6465. www.atswimtwoboys.com
Company 5 Sherman Cymru are looking for new members for their diverse community theatre group, where participants can learn skills in acting, voice and movement and take part in small-scale productions in and around Cardiff. The group is open to anyone aged 20+, is totally free to join and you don’t need any previous acting experience. Tuesdays from 5–6.30pm at Plasnewydd Community Centre, Shakespeare Street, Cardiff. For more information about Sherman Cymru’s community engagement projects please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 029 2064 6911
At Wales Millennium Centre
The Elves and the Shoemakers/ Y Coblynnod a’r Cryddion by/gan Mike Kenny Tue 13 — Sat 31 Dec • Maw 13 — Sad 31 Rhag It’s going to be a long, cold Christmas for the old shoemakers. There’s no bread in the breadbin, no wood for the fire and no money to buy each other presents. But two little elves have other ideas — there’s still one last piece of leather to make one more pair of shoes. With just the right amount of elf magic things are about to change for the better. Ages/Oedrannau 3–6 Perfformiadau Cymraeg hefyd ar gael. www.wmc.org.uk/westonstudio 029 2063 6464
At Swim Two Boys
The Elves and the Shoemakers/Y Coblynnod a’r Cryddion
We Need To Talk About Kevin
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We Need To Talk About Kevin
Fri 28 Oct — Thu 17 Nov • Gwe 28 Hyd — Iau 17 Tach
Fri 28 — Thu 3 Nov • Gwe 28 Hyd — Iau 3 Tach
UK/2011/112mins/15. Dir: Lynne Ramsay. With Tilda Swinton, John C Reilly, Ezra Miller.
USA /2010/114mins/subtitled/15. Dir: John Madden. With Helen Mirren, Tom Wilkinson, Sam Worthington.
This adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s best-selling novel recounts the story of a mother desperately haunted by the horrific actions of her teenage son, who engineers a high-school killing spree which shakes their community and leaves him in prison. Now ostracised, Eva tries to deal with her grief and feelings of responsibility by looking back over her son’s upbringing. Producer and star, Tilda Swinton is astounding in this intimate and nihilistic character study of a woman in torment who can do nothing but wonder if her child was born evil or is the product of her own care. + sciSCREEN event on Thu 3 Nov.
In 1965, three young Mossad agents were assigned a secret mission to capture and kill a notorious Nazi war criminal. It’s something they imagine has been left in the past, but when one of the agent’s daughters writes a book about the famous exploit thirty years later, cracks start to appear in the trio’s version of events. At the same time, a man in Ukraine claims to be the target of their original mission, still alive and ready to talk. Though no longer together, the three agents are compelled to complete the mission. Directed by John Madden (Shakespeare in Love), The Debt is a very satisfying thriller that moves back and forth in time with a subtlety and believability that makes it feel like it’s based on a true story.
The Yellow Sea Fri 28 Oct — Thu 3 Nov • Gwe 28 Hyd — Iau 3 Tach Korea/2010/140mins/18. Dir: Na Hong-jin. With Kim Yun-Seok, Hajung-Woo, C ho Seong-Ha.
This high-action crime thriller follows Gu-nam, an ethnic Korean living in China, who is crushed by debts incurred by his young wife before she fled the country for a better life. His life becomes more complicated and desperate as he gambles to raise funds. One day he meets a hitman and reluctantly agrees to cross the Yellow Sea to kill a businessman living in Seoul in return for repayment of his debt and in the hope he may find his wife. When his target is killed in front of him, making him a witness to the crime, Gu-nam goes on the run for a murder he did not commit and can trust no-one as he’s chased by those responsible for the mess. Double CL1C card points
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Bad Film Club: The Boy in the Plastic Bubble Sun 6 Nov • Sul 6 Tach USA/1976/96mins/12A. Dir: Randal Kleiser. With John Travolta, Glynnis O’Connor, Robert Reed.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if John Travolta was encased in a plastic prison cell? Well, Nicko and Jo are here to provide the answers, lending their irreverent DVD-style commentary to another classic from their seemingly bottomless dreadful movie vault. Tod Lubitch was born with an improperly functioning immune system meaning contact with unfiltered air may kill him. He spends every day in his room, where he eats, learns, reads and exercises, while being protected from the outside world by various coverings. Who knows what kinds of adventures lay ahead of him. Watch out for an appearance from Buzz Aldrin.
Name: Marc Robert Roberts
Tue 1 + Wed 2 Nov Maw 1 + Mer 2 Tach
Job title: Cinema Projectionist / Cafe Counter Assistant / Usher How did you get started working at Chapter? I escaped from school at 16. Being keen on theatre, art and music I approached Chapter and started working under the YTS. My duties were mostly based in the publicity dept where I developed a keen interest in ‘Letraset’ and became pretty good at intricate, three-dimensional poster displays. Favourite thing about working at Chapter? The wonderful people. No two days are the same. Best memories at Chapter? Many over the years...from the danger of performing in a show ‘Over The Wall’, devised by Trevor Turton in the 80s to recently adorning a bee suit and opening the hive of the Chapter bees. Favourite Chapter event? So much choice, however, the launch of my book of Poetry/Stories/ Lyrics, Listen on my 40th birthday (It’s on sale in the shop!). What do you get up to outside of Chapter? I seek and listen to beautiful music. I make music. I enjoy vegetarian cooking. I collect found objects. I love a good rummage in a charity shop. I like to read. Tell us about your music I write songs, sing and play guitar with my group ‘Zeuk’. The music has been described as ‘smouldering gothic folk’. Some people are surprised when they hear me sing. Do you have any other hidden talents? I would love to learn ventriloquism to give a voice to inanimate objects. I am working on this with my friend, Michael Lordofchaos. Who would you like to play you in a film of your life? Peter Cushing and Hartley Hare...in the same film. Tell us a secret: I talk to the Chapter Bees. Tell us a joke To get to the other side...Why did the neutrino cross the road?
USA/1971/86mins/U. Dir: Douglas Trumbull. With Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin.
In the distant future, plant life on our planet is extinct. Remaining specimens are cultivated in vast greenhouse-like domes orbiting in space. Dedicated botanist, Freeman Lowell is awaiting the call to re-foliate Earth when an order comes instead to destroy the domes and return home. Lowell takes matters into his own hands, beginning a long and lonely voyage into the unknown with his robot drones, Huey, Dewey and Louie for support. Gaining recognition after his work on 2001: A Space Odyssey, special effects maestro Douglas Trumbull made an auspicious directorial debut with this uniquely contemplative and haunting environmental adventure. + SciSCREEN on Tue 1 Nov with BRASS as part of Sustainability Week. www.cardiffsciscreen.blogspot.com www.twitter.com/sciSCREEN
“A wonderful film... Full of stunning visuals” — Time Out
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Adventure Film Festival The Adventure Film Festival showcases the best in extreme sports and adventure films across 30 cinemas nationwide. Experience adrenalinepumping action through a selection of films that celebrate pushing mind and body to the limits. From snowy peaks to urban streets, underwater or underground, our three different exciting adventure nights include something for everyone. Tickets are £5 and are available from www.adventurefest.co.uk.
High Altitude Adventure Thu 3 Nov • Iau 3 Tach 100mins/adv15.
Where the air is crisp, clear and the clouds range below you, High Altitude Adventure awaits. From fast to first ascents, this night takes you to the extremes of Alpine speed-climbing, daring innovative BASE-jumping and a world of skis, snow and ice.
Endurance Adventure Thu 10 Nov • Iau 10 Tach 90mins/adv15.
From the heart-racing to the heart-breaking, human endurance will always test mind and body to the limits. World circumnavigation, subterranean scrambles and an exclusive preview of Charley Boorman’s exploits across Canada — expedition at its best.
Elemental Adventure Thu 24 Nov • Iau 24 Tach 90mins/adv15.
From the deep waters of freediving to the epic earth tracks of mountain-biking — the world is your playground. Adventurers that bring the planet to life.
Midnight In Paris Fri 4 — Thu 17 Nov • Gwe 4 — Iau 17 Tach USA/2011/94mins/12A. Dir: Woody Allen. With Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard, Michael Sheen, Rachel McAdams.
All is not quite right between hack Hollywood screenwriter Gil and his pushy fiancée Inez as they arrive in Paris to holiday with her well off Tea Party parents. As he bats away opportunities to go dancing with Inez’s intellectual bore of a former boyfriend (played with enjoyable gusto by Michael Sheen), he falls into an elegant old car carrying inebriated revellers. He comes to realise he is in the company of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway and that he’s slipped into the ‘golden age’ of 1920s Paris where Picasso rubbed shoulders with Dali, Man Ray and Luis Bunuel. Just as Gil falls in love with the city, it’s clear that Woody Allen has found much to inspire him as he celebrates his idols with this playful all-star time-shifting companion piece to The Purple Rose Of Cairo.
“Light, assured, and utterly charming: Woody Allen’s sublime gifts are still intact.” — Empire
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Fri 4 — Tue 8 Nov • Gwe 4 — Maw 8 Tach
Fri 18 — Thu 24 Nov • Gwe 18 — Iau 24 Tach
UK/2011/95mins/18. Dir: Chris Crow. With Scarlett Alice Johnson, Michael Jibson, Jack Gordon, Elen Rhys.
USA/2011/95mins/PG. Dir: Gus Van Sant. With Mia Wasikowska, Henry Hopper.
Four people win a trip of a lifetime to New York, courtesy of their favourite social-networking website. Boarding a private jet, they hand in their mobiles ready to take part in the in-flight entertainment — a new online gaming experience. But this is no ordinary game. Trapped at 30,000 feet, they must play for their lives and the lives of their loved ones with their invisible captor, who knows their every intimate secret. With no escape and no one to trust, they are about to learn that putting your life online can have deadly offline consequences. Touching on today’s hot-button internet issues, this inventive twister explores the chilling consequences of posting too much information online. In cyber-space no one can hear you scream. + Q&A with director Chris Crow and members of the team on Fri 4 Nov.
This delicate teen romance charts the first love between Enoch and Annabelle, a couple of likeminded outsiders who first meet at a funeral in their native Portland. The location of that initial meeting points to the tragedy-tinged melancholy that underpins the film’s airy charm. Orphaned by a terrible car crash, Enoch is withdrawn and sensitive and spends his spare time gate-crashing funerals. Meanwhile, Annabelle is confronting her own mortality in a much starker way. The film combines droll restraint with romantic intensity and allows Van Sant to continue with his astute chronicling of American youth.
Chapter MovieMaker + Kutosis album launch Mon 7 Nov • Llun 7 Tach MovieMaker is a regular showcase for short films by independent filmmakers. This special event celebrates the launch of Cardiff art-punk heroes Kutosis’ long-awaited debut album. The band have been harnessing the creativity of Welsh filmmakers, who have provided videos for the songs on the album, seen here in public for the very first time. http://chaptermoviemaker.blogspot.com
Tomboy Mon 21 — Wed 23 Nov • Llun 21 — Mer 23 Tach France/2011/84mins/subtitled/U. Dir: Céline Sciamma. With Zoé Héran, Malonn Lévana, Jeanne Disson.
A new school can be a tough experience, but it is especially so for 10 year-old Laure as she arrives in town during the summer break with short hair and is mistaken for a boy. Laure and her younger sister play along with this confusion in order to be free to join in the rough and tumble allowed to a boy of her age. However, pressure mounts on Laure as she is trapped in a lie with the summer drawing to a close. Raising interesting questions about gender and the difficulties of pubescence Céline Sciamma (Water Lillies) cements her reputation, as she oversees an extraordinary central performance from Zoé Héran. + Introduction on Mon 21 Nov by Lavender Screen, Chapter’s lesbian and bisexual film club.
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Talk Film: A Celebration of Europa Cinema It’s been 20 years since the Europa Cinema network began between over 1,000 cinemas in 60 countries. The Cardiff cinema experience has been enriched by the inclusion of Chapter in their network. Led by Claire Vaughan, this course celebrates just a little of their influence by screening a selection of four films taking in themes of what it means to be European in a post-9/11 world. The films will be screened on Sundays and the Tuesday matinee, with a discussion on the Tuesday night. Course fees are £45/£35 which includes a ticket to either screening. All films are, of course, open to the public at the usual ticket prices.
Sun 6 + Tue 8 Nov • Sul 6 + Maw 8 Tach
Sun 20 + Tue 22 Nov • Sul 20 + Maw 22 Tach
France/USA/2007/96mins/12A. Dir: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi. With Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands.
France/2005/117mins/subtitled /15. Dir: Michael Haneke. With Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche, Maurice Bénichou.
This autobiographical coming of age story by Franco-Iranian artist Marjane Satrapi was adapted elegantly from her graphic novel. A stark and beautifully designed animation, it’s as authentic and moving as it is funny. Satrapi draws on her experiences during turbulent times in 1970s Iran and her subsequent flight from a country that is becoming increasingly repressive. The film peppers a strikingly universal narrative of an imaginative little girl growing up with humour but without losing any of the seriousness of the task of trying to remain a free woman in Iran.
Head On Sun 13 + Tue 15 Nov • Sul 13 + Maw 15 Tach Germany/Turkey/2004/121mins/subtitled/18. Dir: Fatih Akin. With Birol Ünel, Sibel Kekilli, Catrin Striebeck.
Cahit is a drug addict trying to get over the death of his wife and Sibel is a young woman trying to be free and independent but struggling with the danger of letting her family down. United in their recent suicide attempts, they strike a deal to help each other out of the black hole they are in, and fall explosively in love. This edgy film explores the dilemma of how they retain their Turkish roots alongside the pressures of fitting in to German society. When Head On was released in 2004 it won plaudits across the world for its fearless exploration of the plight of immigrants in a modern society and its dynamic filmmaking and brave acting choices.
Opposite page clockwise from top: Head On, Persepolis, Hidden, Talk to Her
A well-off couple, Anne and Georges have been receiving video tapes from an anonymous stalker and Georges is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery, even if, as he suspects, it leads him to uncomfortable truths about his past. A tense, gripping thriller which is also a biting comment on western society and the responsibility of postcolonialism, this film doesn’t cosset you in an easy resolution and is impossible to forget.
“This is a movie that takes one back to the glory days of art-house films in the 1960s and 70s, when you left the cinema not in need of food and drink, but a sympathetic person to discuss the film with.” The Observer
Talk to Her Sun 27 + Tue 29 Nov • Sul 27 + Maw 29 Tach Spain/2002/113mins/subtitled/15. Dir: Pedro Almodóvar. With Rosario Flores, Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti.
Benigno, a nurse at a private clinic, notices journalist Marco’s emotional reaction to a Pina Bauch performance in a theatre in Madrid and their lives intersect again when Marco’s girlfriend, a bullfighter, is attacked and left in a coma. This wonderfully rich and mature work from Pedro Almodóvar dissects the relationship these men have with the women they care for and the implications of that devotion. This complex and at times disturbing film provides a touching look at the expectations of gender and love.
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold Fri 4 — Thu 10 Nov • Gwe 4 — Iau 10 Tach USA/2011/90mins/12A. Dir: Morgan Spurlock. With JJ Abrams, Noam Chomsky, Quentin Tarantino, Donald Trump.
The first ever documentary to be fully financed through product placement finds Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me) turning his playful eye to the ever expanding empire of brand sponsorship in film. He takes us into pitch meetings and subsequent negotiations where companies are offered brand category exclusivity and discuss the techniques they employ to make their brand appear more attractive to consumers. With a ‘brand personality’ which is both ‘playful’ yet ‘mindful’, Spurlock exploits the phenomenon with everything from branded pizza boxes to loo fresheners while including insights from some of the world’s leading media experts, academics and social scientists.
“Spurlock says he’s not selling out, he’s buying in. I’m buying into Spurlock. As ever, he makes you laugh till it hurts.” Rolling Stone
Double CL1C card points
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Anonymous Fri 11 — Thu 24 Nov • Gwe 11 — Iau 24 Tach UK/2011/130mins/12A. Dir: Roland Emmerich. With Rhys Ifans, Judi Dench, Vanessa Redgrave.
Was Shakespeare a fraud? Set at the time of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex Rebellion against her, this political thriller explores the theory that it was, in fact, Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare’s plays; bringing to the London stage tales of cloak and dagger political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court and the schemes of greedy nobles who hungered for the power of the throne.
“measured and accomplished with very few holes that can be poked. Don’t dismiss it as an Emmerich film, see it as a fascinating picture of political intrigue and mystery” Rope of Silicon
Contagion Fri 11 — Thu 17 Nov • Gwe 11 — Iau 17 Tach USA/2011/105mins/12A. Dir: Steven Soderberg. With: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard.
When Beth returns to Minneapolis from Hong Kong, what she thought was jet lag takes a virulent turn. As others start to exhibit the same mysterious symptoms across the world, it’s clear that this aggressive global pandemic is fuelled by the countless human interactions that make up the course of an average day. Researchers battle to break the code of the lethal virus and find a vaccine and the World Health Organisation tries to discover and isolate its source. But one activist blogger is sure that the public isn’t hearing the full truth of what’s going on and embarks on a crusade which, for better or worse, only feeds the rising paranoia and social unrest.
Wuthering Heights Fri 25 Nov — Thu 8 Dec • Gwe 25 Tach — Iau 8 Rhag UK/2011/130mins/15. Dir: Andrea Arnold. With Kaya Scodelario, James Howson, Nichola Burley.
Andrea Arnold (Red Road, Fish Tank) brings her bold direction to this tale of obsessive love and class division, which is based on Emily Brontë’s famous novel. A Yorkshire farmer finds a homeless boy on the streets and takes him home to live as part of his family at their isolated moorland farm. When the boy develops an all-consuming relationship with the farmer’s daughter, he provokes jealousy from her brother. Arnold has succeeded in making Heathcliff and Cathy, two of literature’s best known characters, feel entirely fresh and new. While respectful of the original text, this is a radical interpretation with a breathtaking visual style which captures the bleak and beautiful nature of Yorkshire’s wild and windy moors.
The British Guide to Showing Off Sun 6 Nov • Sul 6 Tach + Fri 25 Nov — Thu 1 Dec • Gwe 25 Tach — Iau 1 Rhag UK/2011/98mins/15. Dir: Jes Benstock. With Andrew Logan, Zandra Rhodes, Derek Jarman.
Double CL1C card points
Sculptor Andrew Logan created ‘The Alternative Miss World’ costume pageant as a chance for the creative and outrageous to come together in a celebration of strangeness. Begun as a kick against the greyness of the austere punk days of the 1970s, it has thrived due to its reverence for the flamboyant and ridiculous, while making serious points about who we are as a people. Derek Jarman as Miss Crepe Suzette is among the past winners, and the judges include David Hockney, Brian Eno and Grayson Perry. A fascinating documentary told with flair in a glittering patchwork style — a must for anyone interested in British fashion and culture. Join us for a preview screening on the Sun 6 Nov. Working alongside UniGlam Fashion student Phil Scully, we’ll be rolling out the red carpet for a particularly Welsh version of showing off. Dress as fancy as you like!
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The Ides of March Fri 18 Nov — Thu 1 Dec • Gwe 18 Tach — Iau 1 Rhag USA/2011/101mins/15. Dir: George Clooney. With George Clooney, Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ryan Gosling.
Based on Beau Willimoní’s award-winning play ‘Farragut North’, this is a smart and incisive exploration of dirty politics on the campaign trail — a story of ambition, loyalty, betrayal and revenge. As the presidential primary race hots up, Stephen Myers is the ambitious press spokesman for Democratic hopeful Governor Morris, reporting to an experienced campaign strategist who is willing to do anything to beat the opposition. His opposite number for a rival candidate is a master of backroom shenanigans and is out to poach the talented Myers over to his own camp. When Myers starts a clandestine relationship with Molly Stearns, a well-connected intern, the machinations of a life in politics take on a further ethical twist.
“Clooney sees blustering bustle and edgy familiarity — giant closeups of private conversations — as the contrasts of political campaigns, which are, at heart, all rhetoric and no accountability.” TIME Magazine
Wed 16 — Sun 20 Nov • Mer 16 — Sul 20 Tach Chapter and Spillers Records host a strand of films and events focusing on the relationship between music and the moving image. See the full Soundtrack programme at www.soundtrackfilmfestival.com. Ivory Tower Thu 17 Nov • Iau 17 Tach Canada/2010/75mins/ctba. Dir: Adam Traynor.
After four nomadic years travelling Europe in pursuit of his ‘Jazz Chess’ theory, Hershell returns home to find his girlfriend now engaged to his brother Thaddeus. In order to win her back, Hershell battles Thaddeus at the Canadian Chess Championships. Who will go home with the trophy, and who will go home with Marsha? This hilarious satire was written and soundtracked by prankster rapper Chilly Gonzales, alongside fellow musicians Peaches, Feist and Tiga. The Extraordinary Ordinary Life 0f José González Fri 18 Nov • Gwe 18 Tach Sweden/2010/75mins/subtitled/ctba. Dir: Mikel Cee Karlsson, Fredrik Egerstrand.
A beautiful and intimate portrait of one of Sweden’s most successful musicians, the quietly eccentric José González. Exploring universal themes like loneliness, boredom and isolation, Karlsson and Egerstrand track José as he records his sophomore album and tours the world. Though he’s playing in front of thousands of ecstatic fans and staying in nice hotels, the directors choose to focus on a rich atmosphere of emptiness and silence, finding a wry humour within. + Q&A with director Fredrik Egerstrand
Cinovate Panel Discussion Fri 18 Nov • Gwe 18 Tach Cinovate is a new training scheme for those working, or interested in film exhibition. Media Academy Wales are flying speakers in from cutting edge venues and festivals across Europe. Limited tickets, priced at £5 from Chapter box office. www.cinovate.org
The Law of Sync: Creating and Commissioning Music for Film Sat 19 Nov • Sad 19 Tach Hosted by Capital Law, this session explores the often difficult terrain of synchronization. Including advice on copyright law, publishing rights, synchronisation deals and collection societies, this session is a must for budding composers, musicians, producers and directors. Free (please book in advance by emailing email@example.com)
Soundtrack and BAFTA In Wales present Crowdfunding: Harnessing the Wisdom of the Crowd Sat 19 Nov • Sad 19 Tach A look at the potential springboards and trapdoors of crowdfunding, with speakers including Gregory Vincent of Sponsume and Felipe Bustos-Sierra of Debasers Filums. Free (please book in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lawrence of Belgravia
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The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye Sun 20 Nov • Sul 20 Tach
UK/2008/90mins/ctba. Dir: Paul Kelly
USA/2011/65mins/ctba. Dir: Marie Losier.
As lead singer with Felt, Lawrence was responsible for some of the most precious music of the 1980s developing a cult status with albums on indie labels like Creation. Moving on to form Denim and Go Kart Mozart, there’s been an air of tragi-comedy about Lawrence’s career. Paul Kelly’s intimate portrait, follows Lawrence between Go Kart Mozart albums, weighed down by the chips on his shoulders while still dreaming of being a pop star who rides in limousines and dates supermodels. He appears as a man out of time, touched by rare genius. + Q&A with director Paul Kelly
Genesis P-Orridge has been one of the most innovative figures in music and fine art for the last 30 years. A link between the pre and post-punk eras, he founded COUM Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, all of which merged performance art with rock music. In 2000, he began a series of surgeries in order to more closely resemble his love, and artistic partner, Lady Jaye, who died in 2007. It was the ultimate act of devotion, and his most ambitious and subversive performance to date.
X Banned: A Clockwork Orange Sat 19 Nov • Sad 19 Tach UK/USA/1971/136mins/18. Dir: Stanley Kubrick. With Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates.
In a futuristic Britain, Alex leads his gang on nightly rampages of ‘ultraviolence’. The classical/electronic soundtrack was a huge influence on the Synthpop movement, and featured the first use of a vocoder to manipulate the singing voice. + Exhibition An exclusive exhibition curated by João Serejo and Núria Campreciós featuring a number of documents from Kubrick’s archive, including research and promotional materials, press articles and other official files. + Discussion Panel & Q&A Richard Daniels (The Stanley Kubrick Archive), Craig Lapper (British Board of Film Classification), Nigel Galt (Kubrick’s Sound Editor) and author Peter Kramer discuss Stanley Kubrick’s profound influence on motion pictures.
Soundtrack & Spillers Records: Sound It Out Sun 20 Nov • Sul 20 Tach UK/2011/75mins/ctba. Dir: Jeanie Finlay.
Over the last five years an independent record shop has closed in the UK every three days. This documentary focuses on the very last surviving vinyl record shop in Teesside, a place that is thriving against the odds. It’s a distinctive, funny and intimate film about men, the North and the irreplaceable role music plays in our lives. + Q&A with Director Jeanie Finlay Special Offer: Got a Spillers t-shirt? Wear it to the screening and get a discount on entry. Punk Attitude + Don Letts In Conversation Sun 20 Nov • Sul 20 Tach UK/2005/90mins/ctba. Dir: Don Letts. With KK Barrett, Roberta Bayley, Jello Biafra.
Don Letts traces the evolution of punk from the burning embers of Jerry Lee Lewis’ piano, via New York’s Bowery, the English explosion, No Wave, Hardcore, Grunge and into the melting pot of contemporary rock.
+ Following the screening Don Letts discusses his career, how punk influenced his work and how he didn’t realise he was making his first film until the NME told him so.
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Resistance at Chapter Filmed and written in Wales, we celebrate the release of this alternative wartime drama with a number of events including a guest Q&A with author Owen Sheers, archive film screenings and our Adaptations book group looks at the differences between the novel and the film. We’ll also be hosting schools’ screenings during December, so please get in touch if you’d like to hear more.
The Silent Village
Fri 25 Nov — Thu 15 Dec Gwe 25 Tach — Iau 15 Rhag
Sun 27 Nov • Sul 27 Tach (+ selected dates in December )
UK/2011/91mins/PG. Dir: Amit Gupta. With: Andrea Riseborough, Michael Sheen, Iwan Rheon, Sharon Morgan.
This beautifully realised film is based on Owen Sheers’ widely acclaimed novel which explores an alternative reality when, in September 1944, the D-Day landings have failed and the German army is marching across Britain. When Sarah Lewis wakes up to find her husband has disappeared, she discovers that all of the men in their Welsh border valley have gone. Their disappearance coincides with the arrival of a German patrol in the valley. Filmed in the Black Mountains, this gripping portrait of a community under siege is also a moving story of love and friendship. + Post screening Q&A on Sat 26 Nov with author Owen Sheers. + Our Adaptations book group with a difference meets on Mon 28 Nov after the screening.
“[A] remarkable first novel. Resistance is at once a brilliant and sometimes frightening thriller, and a mature exploration of human blur and compromise.” — Jan Morris, The Guardian
Wales/1943/36mins/U. Dir: Humphrey Jennings
A rare opportunity to see this wonderful archive film which inspired Owen Sheers to write Resistance. “Two months after the Nazis’ massacre of over 170 men in a Czech mining village Humphrey Jennings gained the co-operation of the South Wales Miners’ Federation and local pitmen to stage a bold re-enactment of the events in Cwmgiedd, South Wales. Suggesting that the slaying could have happened in any similar village, Welsh locals reveal their actual names when forced by occupying Nazis to register at the village hall. There’s a civilised reticence about Jennings’ treatment and skillful montage builds tension isolating objects and telling details. There are no glib, articulate spokesmen here and Jennings, using light and shadow well, suggests a stunned community awaiting the decisive blow. The scene where the miners defiantly sing Land Of My Fathers at the climax can be expected to release audience emotions hitherto restrained by Jennings’ commendable rigour and sensitivity” An edited extract from an article by Welsh film historian Dave Berry.
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Llygaid Sgwâr Gan Philip Wyn Jones Dechreuodd yr Ail Ryfel Byd ym 1939 ac erbyn 1942 roedd perygl gwirioneddol y gallai’r Almaen oresgyn Prydain. Sefydlodd Winston Churchill, Prif Weinidog Prydain, fyddin gudd yn cynnwys tua 30 o ddynion o bob sir ym Mhrydain, rhai oedd yn hyddysg yn naearyddiaeth eu hardaloedd. Roedd eu pencadlysoedd yn danddaearol a chawsant eu hyfforddi i ymladd wyneb yn wyneb ac i baratoi a defnyddio ffrwydron. Eu gwaith fyddai arafu’r goresgyniad a rhoi amser i fyddin swyddogol Prydain ymateb yn effeithiol. Tyngodd y dynion lw na fyddent yn datgelu dim am fodolaeth y fyddin gudd am yr hanner can mlynedd nesaf. Ganed yr awdur Owen Sheers yn Fiji ond yn y Fenni y cafodd ei fagu. Yn 2007 cyhoeddodd nofel, Resistance, sydd yn dychmygu digwyddiadau yn yr ardal i’r gogledd i’r Fenni, yng Nghwm Olchon ar y gororau, ym 1944. Bellach mae’r nofel wedi’i haddasu’n ffilm gyda’r un teitl â’r nofel gan Sheers ei hun a chyfarwyddwr y ffilm, Amit Gupta. Mae’r Almaen wedi meddiannu tua hanner tiriogaeth Prydain ac un bore mae gwragedd yr ardal wasgaredig, amaethyddol hon yn sylweddoli bod y dynion i gyd wedi diflannu dros nos heb unrhyw eglurhad. Cyn hir mae patrôl Almeinig yn cyrraedd yr ardal anghysbell hon a’r gwragedd , yn eu plith Maggie (Sharon Morgan) yn gwbl ddiamddiffyn. Maent yn ymateb trwy geisio peidio â dod i gysylltiad â’r Almaenwyr yn eu bywyd beunyddiol ond pan ddaw’r gaeaf mae’r ddau grŵp yn dechrau dibynnu ar ei gilydd am eu cynhaliaeth. Mae perthynas yn datblygu rhwng Sarah, gwraig fferm ifanc sydd newydd briodi (Andrea Riseborough) ac Albrecht, pennaeth yr Almaenwyr (Tom Wlaschiha). Yn y cyfamser mae un o benaethiaid y fyddin gudd, Tommy Atkins (Michael Sheen) yn recriwtio dyn ifanc, George (Iwan Rheon) i ymuno yn yr ymgyrch. Tybed beth fydd yn digwydd ar ôl i’r gaeaf gilio? Efallai fod ambell enw anghyfarwydd uchod. Enillodd Andrea Riseborough wobrau am berfformio mewn dramâu gan Shakespeare a Strindberg a chwaraeodd un o’r prif rannau yn fersiwn diweddaraf Brighton Rock (2010). Roedd gan Tom Wlaschihah ran fechan yn Brideshead Revisited (2008) ac mae wedi ymddangos mewn nifer o ffilmiau yn yr Almaen lle mae ganddo lawer o ddilynwyr hoyw. Mae Amit Gupta wedi llwyddo mewn sawl cyfrwng, gan gynnwys y theatr, y teledu, ffilmiau a radio. Cafodd ganmoliaeth arbennig am ei ddrama fer ddychanol, Campaign sy’n darlunio syniadau a gweithredoedd hurt y gweision sifil a’r gweinidogion sy’n llunio a gweinyddu polisi tramor Prydain. Dangoswyd Resistance yng Ngŵyl Ffilmiau Caergrawnt ym Medi eleni. Cafodd adolygiadau ffafriol iawn. Canmolwyd Riseborough a Wlaschiha am greu perthynas gredadwy oedd yn sail gadarn i’r ffilm a braf oedd gweld yr Almaenwyr yn cael eu portreadu fel pobl go-iawn yn hytrach na’r creaduriaid ystrydebol a welwn fel arfer mewn ffilmiau rhyfel Prydeinig. Dywedwyd fod y ffilm yn gyfuniad boddhaol o stori serch a golwg real ar ryfel a bod profiadau George ( Iwan Rheon ) yn darlunio’r ail bwynt yn hynod effeithiol. Mae’n ymddangos fod hon yn ffilm Gymreig y gallwn ymfalchïo ynddi. Philip Wyn Jones — Golygydd ac adolygydd. email@example.com You can find extended and English language versions of Philip’s column at www.chapter.org
Kotatsu: Japanese Animation Festival Sat 26 Nov • Sad 26 Tach Back for its second year, this one day celebration of Japanese Animation features two Studio Ghibli films and the Welsh Premiere of Redline. Stroll around the Japanese Marketplace and take a look at the puppet and model display. Our younger audience can take part in a practical Haiku animation workshop while there will be a fantastic raffle for the grown-ups with prizes including an Animation Armature and a beautiful Kimono. Tickets available from the box office; please see the festival website for a full list of prizes. www.kotatsufestival.com
Haiku Animation Workshop
Tales From Earthsea
10am–4pm Join animation and education specialists Gritty Realism for this practical introduction to the basics of stop motion animation. The workshop is suitable for 8-14 year olds and is £10 per person. There are limited spaces so please book early by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Japan/2006/115mins/PG. Dir: Goro Miyazaki. With Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe
Arrietty Japan/2010/94mins/U. Dir: Hiromasa Yonebayashi.
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. A family friendly screening.
The directorial debut of Goro Miyazaki (Son of Hayao, co-founder of Studio Ghibli). This epic tale of good versus evil features dragons, witches, adventure and excellent animation as we follow the story of prince Arren as he runs from his kingdom only to encounter the ambitious wizard Ged.
Paprika Japan/2006/90mins/U. Dir: Satashi Kon.
Often referred to as the inspiration for Inception, this film focuses on a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient’s dreams. When it’s stolen, the young Paprika comes to the rescue. Welsh Premiere
Redline Japan/2010/100mins/15. Dir: Takeshi Koike.
This action drama centres on a deadly racing tournament held every five years and the reckless dare-devil driver who wants to win it.
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Family Features Every Saturday at 11am and 3pm. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
The Smurfs (2D)
Sat 5 Nov • Sad 5 Tach
Sat 12 Nov • 1-3pm • Sad 12 Tach An informal discussion and screening group for young people aged 9–16 who are interested in making films in their spare time. If you want to share your ideas with other like-minded young people, have something that you would like to show on the cinema screen, or would like to get advice from experienced filmmakers then get in touch.
USA/2011/103mins/U. Dir: Raja Gosnell. With Katy Perry, George Lopez, Alan Cumming.
After being chased out of their village by the evil wizard Gargamel, Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy Smurf, Gutsy Smurf, Grouchy Smurf and Clumsy Smurf panic and follow the path signposted ‘Do Not Go This Way’ which leads them to a portal into the human world.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Free For more information please contact Matt on 02920311056 / 07891749880 or email@example.com
Sat 12 Nov • Sad 12 Tach
Dolphin Tale (2D)
UK/2011/130mins/12A. Dir: David Yates. With Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson
Sat 19 Nov • Sad 19 Tach
In the series’ epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here.
The Smurfs (2D)
USA/2011/113mins/U. Dir: Charles Martin Smith. With Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr, Ashley Judd.
When young Sawyer untangles a dolphin whose tail was damaged after being caught in a trap, they form a close friendship as the boy helps the dolphin to learn to swim again with a prosthetic tail.
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.
Dolphin Tale (2D)
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2.30+6.00 Silent Running (U) + Sci Screen p20 6.15 IWA Coffee Shop Debate p14 6.30 The WITH We Need to Talk About Kevin (15) p19 8.30 The Yellow Sea (18) p19 8.15 PME-ART: Hospitality 3 p11 8.00 Collective: wed • mer 2 We Need to Talk About Kevin (15) p19 2.30+6.00 Silent Running (U) p20 6.15 Social Media Surgery p16 5.00 Resident, p4 The Debt (15) p19 8.30 The Yellow Sea (18) p19 8.15 thu • iau 3 The Debt (15) p19 2.30+8.30 Adventure Film Festival (adv15) p21 6.00 Dave Stapleton p11 8.00 We Need to Talk About... (15) + SciScreen p19 6.10 The Yellow Sea (18) p19 8.30 fri • gwe 4 Carry On Screaming: The Greatest... (12A) p26 11.00 Panic Button (18) + Q&A p23 6.00 Basant Lahore! p12 8.00 Midnight in Paris (12A) p22 2.30+6.15 The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (12A) p26 8.15 Theatr Iolo p13 8.00 We Need to Talk About Kevin (15) p19 8.30 Drones Comedy Club p16 8.30 sat • sad 5 Smurfs [2D] (U) p35 11.00+3.00 The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (12A) p26 6.15 Open Space Event p13 10.00 We Need to Talk About Kevin (15) p19 6.00 Panic Button (18) p23 8.15 Accidental Death of an... p12 8.00 Midnight in Paris (12A) p22 8.30 sun • sul 6 Midnight in Paris (12A) p22 3.30 Persepolis (12A) p25 5.00 Cardiff Storytelling Circle p16 8.00 We Need to Talk About Kevin (15) p19 5.45 Bad Film Club: The Boy in the Plastic... (12A) p19 7.30 The British Guide to... (15) + Event p28 8.15 mon • llun 7 We Need to Talk About Kevin (15) p19 6.00 Chapter MovieMaker + Kutosis Album Launch p23 6.30 Midnight in Paris (12A) p22 8.30 The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (12A) p26 8.30 tue • maw 8 Persepolis (12A) p25 2.30 The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (12A) p26 6.15 Midnight in Paris (12A) p22 6.00 Panic Button (18) p23 8.30 We Need to Talk About Kevin (15) p19 8.15 wed • mer 9 We Need to Talk About Kevin (15) p19 2.30+6.00 BAFTA In Wales Screening 6.00 Midnight in Paris (12A) p22 8.30 The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (12A) p26 8.30 thu • iau 10 SWDFAS Lecture p16 2.00 The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (12A) p26 2.30+8.30 Cardiff People First p13 6.00 Midnight in Paris (12A) p22 6.15 Adventure Film Festival (adv15) p21 6.00 We Need to Talk About Kevin (15) p19 8.15 fri • gwe 11 Carry On Screaming: Midnight in... (12A) p22 11.00 Midnight in Paris (12A) p22 6.15 Contagion (12A) p28 2.30+6.00 We Need to Talk About Kevin (15) p19 8.30 Anonymous (12A) p27 8.15 sat • sad 12 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (12A) p35 11.00+3.00 Music Geek Monthly p16 3.30 Anonymous (12A) p27 5.45 We Need to Talk About Kevin (15) p19 6.00 Contagion (12A) p28 8.30 Midnight in Paris (12A) p22 8.20 sun • sul 13 Midnight in Paris (12A) p22 3.00 Head On (18) p25 5.00 Asking4It Productions p13 2.00 Contagion (12A) p28 5.15 We Need to Talk About Kevin (15) p19 7.30 Boardgaming Sunday p16 5.30 Anonymous (12A) p27 7.45 Fabler Shakespeare Readers p16 6.30 mon • llun 14 Anonymous (12A) p27 5.45 We Need to Talk About Kevin (15) p19 6.00 Contagion (12A) p28 8.30 Midnight in Paris (12A) p22 8.15 tue • maw 15 Head On (18) p25 2.30 Midnight in Paris (12A) p22 6.15 Everyman Theatre: Good p12 7.30 Contagion (12A) p28 6.00 We Need to Talk About Kevin (15) p19 8.30 Anonymous (12A) p27 8.15
tue • maw 1 The Debt (15) p19
Calendar • Calendr NOVEMBER • TACHWEDD 2011 36 Assembly: Art in the Bar: Bermingham and Robinson — When Worlds Collide , p5
Please note: the stated film times represent the start of the adverts and trailers.
Subtitled Screenings. Check website for details.
Gallery closed Mondays
Paloma Varga Weisz, p7
Übersong p6 8.00
AUDIO DESCRIPTION. Check website for details.
2.30+5.45 We Need to Talk About Kevin (15) p19 6.00 Everyman Theatre: Good p12 7.30 Contagion (12A) p28 8.30 Midnight in Paris (12A) p22 8.30 thu • iau 17 Midnight in Paris (12A) p22 2.30 Soundtrack: Ivory Tower (ctba) p30 6.00 Everyman Theatre: Good p12 7.30 Contagion (12A) p28 6.15 We Need to Talk About Kevin (15) p19 8.30 Anonymous (12A) p27 8.30 fri • gwe 18 Carry On Screaming: Anonymous (12A) p27 11.00 Soundtrack: Cinovate Panel p30 2.00 Everyman Theatre: Good p12 7.30 Anonymous (12A) p27 2.30+8.30 Soundtrack: The Extraordinary Life... + Q&A p30 6.00 Drones Comedy Club p16 8.30 The Ides of March (15) p29 6.15 Restless (PG) p23 8.30 sat • sad 19 Dolphin Tale (U) p35 11.00+3.00 Soundtrack: The Law of Sync p30 12.00 Everyman Theatre: Good p12 7.30 The Ides of March (15) p29 5.30 Soundtrack: Crowdfunding Panel p30 2.00 X Banned: A Clockwork Orange (18) + Q&A p31 8.00 Soundtrack: Lawrence of Belgravia + Q&A p30 4.00 Restless (PG) p23 7.00 sun • sul 20 Soundtrack: Sound it Out (ctba) + Q&A p31 3.30 Soundtrack: The Ballad of Genesis... p30 2.00 Sunday Jazz p16 9.00 Soundtrack: Don Letts & Punk Attitude p30 6.00 Hidden (15) p25 5.00 The Ides of March (15) p29 8.30 Restless (PG) p23 7.30 mon • llun 21 Anonymous (12A) p27 5.45 Tomboy (U) + Lavender Screen p23 6.00 The Ides of March (15) p29 8.30 Restless (PG) p23 8.00 tue • maw 22 Hidden (15) p25 2.30 Restless (PG) p23 6.15 On The Edge: Orange p13 8.00 The Ides of March (15) p29 6.00 Tomboy (U) p23 8.30 Anonymous (12A) p27 8.15 wed • mer 23 Restless (PG) p23 2.30 Tomboy (U) p23 6.00 Anonymous (12A) p27 5.45 Restless (PG) p23 8.00 The Ides of March (15) p29 8.30 thu • iau 24 The Ides of March (15) p29 2.30+6.15 Adventure Film Festival (adv15) p21 6.00 Marega Palser p15 8.00 Anonymous (12A) p27 8.30 Restless (PG) p23 8.30 fri • gwe 25 Carry On Screaming: Resistance (PG) p32 11.00 The British Guide to Showing Off (15) p28 6.15 Marega Palser p15 8.00 Resistance (PG) p32 2.30+6.00 The Ides of March (15) p29 8.30 Wuthering Heights (15) p28 8.15 sat • sad 26 Arriety (U) p34 11.00 Paprika (U) p34 1.00 Marega Palser p15 8.00 Tales from Earthsea (PG) p34 3.00 The British Guide to Showing Off (15) p28 3.30 Robin & Bina Williamson p14 8.00 Resistance (PG) + Q&A p32 5.30 Redline (15) p34 6.00 Wuthering Heights (15) p28 8.30 The Ides of March (15) p29 8.30 sun • sul 27 Resistance (PG) + The Silent Village (U) p32 5.15 The British Guide to Showing Off (15) p28 2.45 Wales Blog Awards p17 7.00 Wuthering Heights (15) p28 8.00 Talk to Her (15) p25 5.00 The Ides of March (15) p29 7.45 mon • llun 28 Resistance (PG) + Adaptations p32 6.00 The Ides of March (15) p29 6.15 Wuthering Heights (15) p28 8.15 The British Guide to Showing Off (15) p28 8.30 tue • maw 29 Talk to Her (15) p25 2.30 The Ides of March (15) p29 6.15 Wuthering Heights (15) p28 5.45 The British Guide to Showing Off (15) p28 8.30 Resistance (PG) p32 8.30 wed • mer 30 The Ides of March (15) p29 2.30 The Ides of March (15) p29 6.15 Resistance (PG) p32 6.00 The British Guide to Showing Off (15) p28 8.30 Wuthering Heights (15) p28 8.15
wed • mer 16 Anonymous (12A) p27
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Shop open: Tue — Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 2-8pm. Closed Monday
After their success at our Oh So Crafty faires, we’re welcoming new makers Rosie Lee with their lovingly handcrafted cake stands, carefully selected from vintage treasures; and Luned Crefftau who makes beautiful one off pieces using recycled vintage charms and natural materials, along with bird inspired greeting cards. More makers will be added soon, so watch this space. And continuing the vintage theme, we’re bringing you Acorn and Will, whose quirky plastic and fabric vintage jewellery is the perfect stocking filler. We’ll be wearing the lovely ‘Reggie Deer’ brooches all the way til Christmas. Stuck for a present for the man in your life? Why not bring out their inner rock star with LP record frames, retro cassette erasers, LP record coasters and Music Listography — perfect for jotting down their ideal playlists. Kids will also love the mini boombox speakers — great for blasting out some festive tunes! Lauren, Visual Arts Officer
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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
We can’t do anything about our inclement Welsh weather but we can reap the benefits. I love this time of year, where you can eat all the comfort food you want and not feel too guilty as it’s freezing outside! In the café we’ll be bringing back our orchard pie — a delicious mix of chicken, gammon, apples and cider; and for you veggies there’s a scrummy ratatouille pie — mushrooms, onions, peppers and spinach in a rich homemade tomato and basil sauce. During the autumn we’ll also be warming you up with some lovely homemade stews such as Welsh beef, mushroom and stout or chunky winter vegetable and bean. And we’re mulling up some fantastic local cider with vanilla, cinnamon, cloves and orange available Wednesday to Saturday from 5pm. Lex, Café Manager
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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.
The days are getting colder and the nights are drawing in, but if you still fancy an open air tipple we can oblige. We’ve eschewed the traditional patio heaters and instead opted for the much more environmentally friendly option of freely available blankets. Just head over to the smoking area, grab one from the large crate and wrap yourself up. Snug as a bug in a rug! If you’re still not as toasty as you’d like to be, you might like to treat yourself to a warming wee dram of one of the single malts we have on offer. From Bushmills to Bowmore, our selection hails from across Scotland and Ireland, with something to suit the taste of every tongue. Louise, Bar Supervisor
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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
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Advanced/online prices in brackets. Prisiau ymlaen llaw/ar-lein mewn cromfachau. NB: Advanced = any time before the day of the screening.
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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, The Welsh Broadcasting Trust, Jane Hodge Foundation, Simon Gibson Charitable Trust, Garrick Charitable Trust, Singapore International Foundation, 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
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How to get to Chapter
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.
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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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