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THE CHIMES: JUDITH ROBERTS | INTERVIEW

THE CHIMES: JUDITH ROBERTS | INTERVIEW

Elizabeth Szymczak speaks to The Chimes director Judith Roberts about the adaption of the Dickens classic, as well as the experience of inviting members of the homeless community to join the production. How did this production of The Chimes come about? I’ve known the writer [David Willis] for many years, and this is a piece he’d been […]

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RED DESERT: ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL | FILM REVIEW

RED DESERT: ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL | FILM REVIEW

RED DESERT: ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL | FILM REVIEW ***** Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Thurs 23 Nov A friend of mine once pointed out that an ugly city makes a far better cinematic location than a postcard-perfect one. We’ve all seen a thousand lame representations of a tourist’s Paris, London, or New York, but the best […]

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THE ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL | PREVIEW

THE ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL | PREVIEW

The Italian Film Festival Cardiff (IFFC) returns this year boasting twelve feature films, including seven UK premieres, curated by artistic directors Luisa Pèrcopo and Luca Paci. The festival takes place between Wed 22 Nov and Sun 26 November at Chapter Arts Centre. This year the festival will present a catalogue of films that provide “a […]

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THE FUTURE IS FEMALE | LIVE REVIEW

THE FUTURE IS FEMALE | LIVE REVIEW   Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Sat 7 Oct Organised by From Now On, who already have a great track record through their annual experimental music festival at Chapter, this wasn’t just a day filled with sweet electronic sounds, punk rock, engrossing visuals. The Future Is Female also created […]

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IN THE FUTURE, THEY ATE FROM THE FINEST PORCELAIN | ART PREVIEW

IN THE FUTURE, THEY ATE FROM THE FINEST PORCELAIN | ART PREVIEW

Chapter, Cardiff Sat 14 Oct – Sun 14 Jan Larissa Sansour’s film, a combination of live motion and CGI, follows a narrative group who make elaborate porcelain deposits underground belonging to a fictional civilisation in an attempt to influence history. The video takes the form of a fictional video essay; a voiceover between a psychiatrist […]

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THE FUTURE IS FEMALE | LIVE PREVIEW

THE FUTURE IS FEMALE | LIVE PREVIEW

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff Sat 7 Oct Please, no more all-male line ups; no more songs about sexual coercion, violence and rape; songs that are sexist, that objectify. All too common are these themes in pop music today. From Now On are answering these prayers and offering resistance: they have an incredible track record of […]

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QUIET HANDS | STAGE PREVIEW

QUIET HANDS | STAGE PREVIEW

Chapter, Cardiff Tues 12 – Sat 16 Sept The final play in a trilogy, Quiet Hands is a performance piece that follows the life of an autistic person from childhood to adulthood. In this concluding part, we follow our main character as they interact with their new best friends. But problems accrue as these new friends […]

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BENNY | STAGE INTERVIEW

BENNY | STAGE INTERVIEW

“He never gave interviews; he didn’t like being in the limelight unless he was being a character and Benny Hill was his character. I think that there are questions that need to be asked about his content, particularly regarding the portrayal of women in his shows, and the play gives us an opportunity to put […]

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CARRI MUNN: CARDIFF MINGER OF THE WORLD | STAGE PREVIEW

CARRI MUNN: CARDIFF MINGER OF THE WORLD | STAGE PREVIEW

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff Fri 1 + Sat 2 Sept Essentially a tightened, reworked version of her sell-out performance during the Cardiff Comedy Festival in 2016, Carri Munn returns to present once again her stand-up show Cardiff Minger Of The World. By the very nature of the performance’s title, and being seemingly based around her […]

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HELEN JOHNSON AND MEGAN COPE | ART PREVIEW

HELEN JOHNSON AND MEGAN COPE | ART PREVIEW

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff Until Sun 24 Sept Australia and Britain have had a complex relationship that deals with issues like power, identity and an unusual closeness despite a massive physical divide. Many artists have explored this relationship, trying to make sense and understand the conflicting ideas and feelings that still remain after the Australian […]

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