It’s been a tough time for the live events industry since the start of the covid-19 pandemic started 7 months ago, but some good news is on the horizon. The Chapter arts centre in Canton, Cardiff, has announced a re-opening date!
The popular arts space has faced uncertainty for months due to lack of funding given to the live event industry and then the onset of the pandemic and lockdown. Under new social distance safety measure The art space, cafe, gallery and cinema will re-open later this month.
In a statement from the Chapter:
It’s been a long time… but we’re really happy to announce that we are opening our doors to Cardiff residents on Tuesday 20 October at 9am.
We’ve been busy making improvements to our venue, and putting in place new systems to make sure that it is as safe as possible when you return. Whether you’re visiting an exhibition, watching a film, rehearsing, attending a workshop, or sitting down to eat or drink in our Caffi Bar, the wellbeing of our community is our priority.
With this in mind, we’ve made lots of changes, so things won’t be quite the same as they were before. We’ve put together this video which shows you a little more about what to expect.
Whilst we’ve been closed, we’ve also been able to make some improvements to our building, thanks to an Arts Council of Wales grant that we received before lockdown. This includes a stylish bar, a laptop zone (with plenty of plug sockets) for those of you who want to work away from home, and new, all-gender toilet facilities on our ground floor. We hope that these changes will make your return to Chapter even more enjoyable.
The past several months have been challenging for everyone and we can’t thank you enough for all of your messages of support, and for your very generous donations. It’s because of this that we are able to re-open and continue to support you and the creative communities that are the heart of Chapter.
It’s going to be a long journey to recovery, so we ask you to please carry on supporting us by coming to see us. We’ll continue to bring you the very best in independent film, world-class exhibitions, virtual events and delicious food and drink. Every penny that you spend with us will go directly back in to supporting our programme, and the community of freelancers and creative companies who shape it.
For more information please visit our website where you will find details of how to book and what to expect from your visit.