…By Alan Peterson for TDPel Media.
Families in Cardiff seeking budget-friendly entertainment this summer are in for a treat.
Chapter Arts Centre, an arts venue, is extending its school holiday program to provide support to local families during the costly summer break.
From July 24 to September 1, the venue will offer free packed lunches for children, free film screenings, and free art packs, aiming to alleviate financial burdens and ensure an enjoyable summer for all.
Free Packed Lunches:
Chapter Arts Centre will provide free packed lunches for all children under 18 throughout the six-week program.
There are no qualifying factors or questions asked, and the lunches will be available from 12pm every weekday, with vegetarian and vegan options included.
Children can enjoy their meals at the venue’s Caffi Bar or take them away.
Free Film Screenings:
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, Chapter Arts Centre will offer free family film screenings.
The lineup features popular movies like Wall-E, Ice Age, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, The Lego Movie, The Greatest Showman, The Princess Bride, and more.
Tickets will be available for purchase this month, and a certain number of seats will be reserved for walk-ins each day.
Free Art Packs:
Art packs inspired by the current exhibition, “The Botanist,” by Canadian artist Myfanwy MacLeod, will be available for free at the venue’s art gallery.
These packs will include quizzes, teasers, coloring activities, drawing exercises, and more, allowing children to explore their creativity during the summer break.
In addition to the free activities, families can also enjoy paid-for events, such as children’s theatre shows and screenings of Barbie and Spider-Man.
Commitment to Community Support:
Hannah Firth, co-director and artistic director of Chapter Arts Centre, emphasizes the importance of supporting the local community, especially during challenging times.
Last year, the program was initiated, and this year, the venue is delighted to offer activities and lunches throughout the summer.
As the cost-of-living crisis deepens, Chapter Arts Centre aims to ensure that all children and young people have access to free food, art, and film, providing a safe and welcoming environment for everyone.
About Chapter Arts Centre:
Chapter Arts Centre, founded by artists in 1971, is a multi-artform venue located on Market Road in Canton, Cardiff.
It attracts nearly 800,000 visitors annually and features independent cinemas, an art gallery, a spacious cafe bar, and theater spaces.
Cardiff’s Chapter Arts Centre is committed to providing affordable family entertainment this summer by offering free packed lunches, film screenings, and art packs.
The initiative aims to support local families during the cost of living crisis and ensure that children and young people can enjoy a range of activities in a safe and inclusive environment.
Alongside the free offerings, families can also explore paid-for events, providing a diverse range of entertainment options for everyone to enjoy.
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