Chapter and Verse
It’s all happening at Chapter, Cardiff, this summer. Proceedings kick off with Art Car Bootique on 28 May. As part of Cardiff ’s Russia 17 Festival, this year’s theme is Revolution! Reflecting on 100 years since the Revolution, organisers are asking artists and makers what Revolution looks like to them, transforming Chapter’s car park into a psychedelic village fete, jam-packed with an eclectic mix of artist projects and performances, live music, delicious street food and vintage fashion.
Revolution is rapidly followed by Flowers (8-10 June), a hilarious and anarchic display of distorted memory and lost loving families that isn’t for the faint-hearted, featuring live music, puppetry and improvisation. On 13-14 June, evergreen comedian and social activist Marc Thomas, invites his audience to help work out just what the future holds, creating a fantastical, hilarious and sometimes spookily accurate vision of the world.
From 29 June to 1 July it’s Chapter’s Burgerstock, with plenty of options to tempt your tastebuds, like: the Big Blue – beef pattie with deep fried pulled pork and blue cheese; the Y Byrger Mawr – lamb pattie, with Welsh rarebit and leeks; and the Indian – tandoori spiced lamb pattie, veg pakora, cucumber raita and mango chutney. Pair your choice with a specially selected beer while enjoying some of the free live music on offer!
Then there’s the Megan Cope and Helen Johnson exhibition 1 July - 24 September, using the medium of painting, interrogating notions of identity, power and social history to explore the complex colonial relationship between Australia and Britain.
At The Cider & Perry Palooza (23 to 27 August) it’s time to grapple with the apple and share the pear. If you fancy a glass of Blaengawney’s Blindfold, Gwynt y Ddraig’s Black Dragon or Palmer’s Rubber Chicken, there will be varied selection of craft perry and cider from local Welsh producers, available from Chapter’s special festival bar.
Chapter Arts, Market Road,
Cardiff CF5 1QE.
Tel: 029 2030 4400