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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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DANIEL SIMONSEN | INTERVIEW

DANIEL SIMONSEN | INTERVIEW

“I joined the student theatre in Bergen as a way to try to get over stage fright, and that eventually led to me trying standup,” starts Norwegian comedian Daniel Simonsen. “I think the Norwegian comedy scene is very good. It’s small but there’s lots of talent and many people I know can make a decent […]

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CARDIFF FRINGE: NERDFUCKER | STAGE REVIEW

CARDIFF FRINGE: NERDFUCKER | STAGE REVIEW

Cardiff Fringe Theatre Festival Chapter Arts, Cardiff, Thurs 20 + Fri 21 July ★★★☆☆ Nerdfucker is an unsettling play. Even its title is provocative and I struggled to collect my ticket from the box office as I was uncomfortable saying the name. The sense of discomfort carries through the whole of the performance, even when you are laughing—and […]

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CARDIFF GUITAR FESTIVAL | MUSIC PREVIEW

CARDIFF GUITAR FESTIVAL | MUSIC PREVIEW

The best way to improve one’s talents and skills is to learn from the best, and this month’s Cardiff Guitar Festival provides the opportunity to watch and learn from some of Britain’s finest and accomplished players. A Festival Pass for advanced player provides access to three days of workshops, lunchtime concerts and a masterclass from […]

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MARTIN CREED: TALK AND SONGS | LIVE PREVIEW

MARTIN CREED: TALK AND SONGS | LIVE PREVIEW

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff Sat 22 July Few musicians can claim to have had their work performed the length and breadth of the land in quite the way that Martin Creed can. The Wakefield-born, Glaswegian-raised artist’s snappily named piece All The Bells In A Country Rung As Quickly And Loudly As Possible For Three Minutes marked […]

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CAFFI SÏO | FOOD REVIEW

CAFFI SÏO | FOOD REVIEW

Chapter Culture Café, Craft In The Bay, Cardiff Bay Food **** Atmosphere **** Buzz was invited to sample the new menu for the exciting launch of Caffi Sïo in Cardiff Bay. This is Chapter’s new venture and the driving force of this is Laurentiu Florea, their director of food and beverages. The menu is very […]

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FLOWERS | STAGE PREVIEW

FLOWERS | STAGE PREVIEW

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff Thurs 8 – Sat 10 June Big Loop Theatre Company is a new Cardiff/Bristol theatre company who are endeavouring to create new, exciting and accessible theatre. They specialise in creating performance in intimate spaces using methods of play, poetry and physicality. Previous works include Moirai, which was at the Cardiff Fringe […]

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