Canton Road Crossing- Steffan Dafydd wins the public vote

Katherine PeachCommunity, Creative

Chapter is delighted to announce that artist Steffan Dafydd’s design has been selected to be installed on a new Cardiff road crossing, located in Canton on Cowbridge Road East. Following an open call for submissions- that attracted more than 50 applications from artists, designers and illustrators- Steffan, MARCA Design (Marcus Smith) and Catrin Brierley were invited to develop their design … Read More

Staying Creative Through COVID-19

Katherine PeachCreative, Featured

No industry has been left untouched by Covid-19. But arguably the industry hit hardest is the arts. Who could have though that this time last year, such a diverse, vibrant, beloved industry would be in trouble. Here at Penarth View, we spoke to three young creatives, only just starting out in the industry, and they give us their view on … Read More

Spend an Evening in the Company of Crime Fiction Royalty

Katherine PeachCommunity, Creative

They have each sold millions of copies of their books worldwide and now Ann Cleeves and David Baldacci are joining Griffin Books for their latest must-see virtual event. International bestseller, Ann Cleeves, returns to the smash-hit Vera Stanhope series with her latest book, The Darkest Evening, a classic country house mystery with a contemporary twist. Daylight is the gripping follow … Read More

Chapter unveils a new artwork by artist-duo Malaphors

Katherine PeachCreative, Featured

Chapter is delighted to present ‘Y Canu Chalkydri’, a commission by collaborative duo Malaphors, artists Megan Broadmeadow and Abi Hubbard. Selected from nearly 150 applications from Welsh and Wales-based artists, Malaphors have created a new work for the front of the building that embraces the imminent re-opening of Chapter; a greeting and invitation for the people of Cardiff and Wales … Read More

The story behind Penarth Skytown Gateway, Penarth’s newest public sculpture.

John DaviesCreative, Featured

You may have already seen Penarth’s newest public sculpture taking shape at a new entrance to Dingle Park, Windor Road, one of the town’s gateways. Always interested to find out more, we’ve been talking to Ruth Spiller, Creative Designer at Bristol’s Cod Steaks, who won the public commission to design the sculpture, about the new addition. “This artwork celebrates the … Read More

Drawing Attention to Animation

Katherine PeachCreative, Featured

Penarth is chock-a-block full of interesting creatives, and in this first of new series of interviews, we speak to Penarth-based animator Matthew Gravelle-Eagles about his talent, his favourite projects and where his favourite Penarth haunts are. He is also a part-time lecturer in Animation of the University of South Wales. Matthew Gravelle-Eagles is an award-winning animator and lecturer. A graduate … Read More

Beautiful- The Carole King Musical: Review

Katherine PeachCreative, Culture, Featured

-Words by Katherine Peach This toe-taping musical, currently running in the Wales Millenium Centre, follows the story of Carole King and her journey to becoming the infamous singer-songwriter, we all know and love today. We see young, 16 years old, Carole breaking into the music business, following her through her bumpy marriage to the lyricist Gerry Goffin, her soaring career … Read More

Mel Brimfield: From This World, To That Which Is To Come

Katherine PeachCreative, Culture

Chapter Arts Centre presents a multi-media exhibition by artist Mel Brimfield that shines a spotlight on the powerful role that mental health plays in our everyday lives.  Taking its title from The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan, From This World, To That Which Is To Come adopts the parable’s infamous fictional pilgrimage as an allegory for the collapse of mental … Read More

Cardiff Animation Festival returns to Chapter for its Second Year

Katherine PeachCreative, Culture

Festival highlights include: 118 diverse animated short films from around the world Masterclasses and Q&A’s with Moominvalley, Fox’s Bob’s Burgers (by Welsh animator Simon Chong), His Dark Materials (produced in Cardiff) and more A range of exclusive industry events Behind the scenes of new Paddington series by Blue Zoo Animation Screening of Oscar-nominated feature film ‘I Lost My Body’ Chapter … Read More