Chapter Arts Centre

Market Road Canton Cardiff CF5 1QE

Housed in an old high school in the suburb of Canton, Chapter remains Cardiff’s most enterprising cultural hub, some 40 years after first opening. It offers a wonderfully diverse programme of events, and on any given night you might find, for example, acoustic jazz, family dance, storytelling or stand-up. Chapter’s real forte, though, is film, with a prolific programme of independent and foreign language films alongside the occasional mainstream movie. The large-scale lightbox fronting the building is another clever use of space and is used to showcase the work of local artists. Otherwise, the big, buzzy cafe is a hugely popular meeting place, day or night.

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