Chapter Events - April 2016
- Friday, 1st - Saturday, 30th April 2016
- Age Restrictions:
- Dim oed isaf
Rose Wylie: TILT THE HORIZONTAL
INTO A SLANT
Preview: Fri 12 February.
Exhibition: Sat 13 February — Sun 29 May Exhibition open:
Saturday & Sunday 12–6pm; Thursday & Friday
12–8pm; closed Monday
From the Mouths of Babes
Sun 3 Apr 10.30am
A gallery talk for children by children.
Our family friendly gallery talk aims to encourage
children (and grown– ups) to talk and think about Art.
Looking at the work of Rose Wylie, children will be
able to share their thoughts and opinions with each other in a open and
creative environment. The event takes place in the Gallery and is intended for
children aged 8–12. Participating children must be accompanied by an adult.
Black Sheep Theatre presents Fear
Fear of Drowning
By PRW Jenkins
Directed by Ryan Romain Tue 19 — Sat 23 Apr 7.30pm
+ Matinee Sat 23 Apr 2pm
Steve and elli are getting married. But elli’s gone
AWOl and best man Deano is water–boarding elli’s brother Tim in the hotel bath.
Will elli return? Will Tim survive? can love bridge the class divide before
environmental apocalypse washes us all away? Runner up in the inaugural Wales
Drama Award, Fear of Drowning is a vicious romantic comedy about commitment,
tribalism and the end of the world, exploring the fallout when very different
cultures are forced upon each other. Age 14+
Theatr Iolo presents Made in
China’s Tonight I’m Gonna Be The New Me
Fri 8 + Sat 9 Apr 8pm
A woman takes to the stage. A man watches from the
wings. They both wonder if their love will survive what’s about to happen.
Tonight I’m Gonna Be The New Me is an arresting physical endurance act that
crashes headfirst into an impossibly true love story — and out the other side.
It exposes how we perform our relationships amidst a reality that just won’t
live up to what the movies promised.
Disarmingly honest and comically imagined, Tonight
I’m Gonna Be The New Me pierces the bloody heart of our obsession with
outlasting hardship. Intimate and startlingly immediate, it defies you to watch,
in spite of yourself.
Supported by Soho Theatre, The Place, Bios and
Town Hall. Developed at National Theatre Studio and
Park via Fuel’s Jerwood Residencies. Funded by Arts
Council England, Peggy Ramsay Foundation and Royal Victoria Hall Foundation.
Warning: This show contains a strobe lighting
Company of Sirens (in association
with Theatr Iolo) present the Welsh Premier of The Conquest of the South Pole
By Manfred Karge
Directed by Chris Durnall
Tue 26 — Sat 30 Apr 8pm + Matinees Wed 27 + Sat 30
Apr 2pm South Wales valleys. 2016. Young men without work and without purpose,
facing a future filled only with the pinball machine and lager, are the subject
of this vivid, achingly alive play. Stefan, (Slupianek) cajoles his unemployed
friends into recreating the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen’s infamous
expedition to the South Pole in his back garden. It’s a game, but is taken very
seriously indeed — involving raids on local camping shops and lessons in how to
make seal stew. For everyone involved, this make–believe feels more real than
their bleak everyday lives.
Staged during a time when icy winds continue to
blow through the British economy, and many young people have little prospect of
meaningful work, Karge’s drama is the right play at the right moment.
“It is often in the tiniest moments that hope is
found. In Manfred Karge’s The Conquest of the South Pole it is the cry of a
baby at the very end of the play, or is that cry simply one of despair, echoing
back and forth across the years?” Age 14+ £10/£8 companyofsirens.com
Theatre for the whole family
The legendary Adventure of litla the Brave
Tue 29 Mar — Fri 1 Apr 10.30am + Sat 2 Apr 1pm
Recommended age: 6+ £7
The Motley Technique creative Workshops
Tue 29 Mar — Fri 1 Apr 1–3pm
£12 per workshop or £40 when booking for all four
Flossy and Boo’s curiosity Shop
Tue 29 Mar — Sat 2 Apr 7pm
Boxy & Sticky / Bocsi & Ffoni
Sat 2, Mon 4 + Tue 5 Apr 11am + 2pm
Sat 2 Apr (English performance)
Mon 4 Apr (Welsh performance)
Tue 5 Apr (English performance)
Performance length is 40 minutes + 15 min play
Homegrown: films made in or featuring talent from Wales, including
Fri 1 — Thu 7 Apr
Wales/2015/85mins/15. Dir: Jamie Adams. With: Alice
Lowe, Dolly Wells, Tom Cullen, Richard Elis.
Fri 1 — Thu 7 Apr
UK/2015/112mins/15. Dir: Ben Wheatley. With: Tom
Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans.
ymadawiad (The Passing)
Fri 8 — Thu 14 Mar
Wales/2015/108mins/subtitles/adv15. Dir: Gareth
Bryn. With: Mark Lewis Jones, Annes Elwy, Dyfan Dwyfor.
As we commemorate 400 years of
Shakespeare, we take a look at his legacy on film, including Macbeth, West
Side Story, My Own Private Idaho, etc. Events co–ordinated by the British
Council as part of the Shakespeare Lives season.
Sun 3 + Tue 5 Apr
UK/1989/132mins/PG. Dir: Kenneth Branagh. With:
Christian Bale, Kenneth Branagh, Brian Blessed, Ian Holm.
Sun 10 + Tue 12 Apr
UK/2015/113mins/15. Dir: Justin Kurzel. With:
Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, David Thewlis, Paddy Considine.
Sun 17 + Tue 19 Apr
USA/1961/145mins/PG. Dir: Robert Wise, Jerome
Robbins. With: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno.
Mon 18 Apr
UK/1972/100mins/15. Dir: Douglas Hickox. With:
Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Michael Horden, Arthur Lowe, Dennis Price.
Tue 19 Apr
USA/1991/102mins/15. Dir: Gus Van Sant. With: Keanu
Reeves, River Phoenix.
Sun 24 + Tue 26 Apr
Japan/1980/156mins/12A. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. With:
Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu.
Thu 28 Apr
UK/1996/104mins+40mins additional material/15. Dir:
Richard Loncraine. With: Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Kristen Scott Thomas,
Robert Downey Jr., Maggie Smith.
Cardiff Independent Film Festival
Fri 22 — Sun 24 Apr
Cardiff Independent Film Festival returns for its
third annual celebration of indie and world cinema. This year sees a new
collaboration with Cardiff Animation Nights and a series of guest speakers and
screenings from the world of animation. Join us in the foyer for a chat, a
glass of wine and a chance to meet the filmmakers.
Animation and Autism
Animation and Autism
Course 1: Wed 24 Feb, Wed 2, Wed 9, Wed 16 +
Wed 23 Mar 5.15–6.45pm
Course 2: Thu 14, Thu 21, Thu 28 Apr, Thu 5 + Thu
12 May 5.15–6.45pm
This spring we will be running another two 5–week
animation courses for young people on the Autistic spectrum and those with
special educational needs. These 90 minute sessions allow the young people
taking part to increase social confidence and to learn and develop new or
existing animation skills in a supportive, creative environment. Each session
can stand–alone or be part of a larger scheme of work, as an individual
learning programme can be created for each participant. Places are limited to 8
participants each week. £25
Film Activity Day
Tue 5 Apr 9.30am — 3pm
Join Chapter’s Education Officer Matt Beere for a
fun– packed day of creative activities exploring the world of Disney’s the
Jungle Book. Please bring packed lunch.
£20, (includes ticket for the 11am film screening)
Sat 30 Apr 10.30am — 12.30pm
Join filmmaker and tutor Tom Betts for a selection
of carefully curated short films with accompanied discussion. Following the
film discussions, participants will be given a short filmmaking task to be
completed in under an hour. Age 9–14