Everything changes, it’s always the same.
So to mark the end of one thing and the restart of another we are pleased to invite you to a farewell soiree and an exhibition of paintings and books.
More details soon, but the basics are:
Exhibition of paintings and books
Pulse Wholefoods / The Wholefood Shop
67 Radnor Road, Cardiff, CF5 1RA
Thursday May 26th & Friday May 27th
5.30pm – 7.30pm both evenings
Preview of some of the paintings in the exhibition here: http://derecjones.com/2021/05/14/art-exhibition/
Skin is a taxi driver, Bones is a Detective Inspector. They hate each other but both operate on the same patch, the large ex-industrial town of Elchurch on the South Coast of Wales. A young woman is found dead and they are both drawn into the investigation. But all is not what it seems as the brothers separately and together deal with the consequences of the murder.
Paperback and Kindle Edition here
We have a number of projects and productions in progress including:
a 5 minute short film / scene set in Tafftown Wholefoods to promote the development of our ongoing work on Tafftown – a soap-opera set in the capital city of Wales.
This video is a light-hearted look at some of the characters and themes that will be present in the programme
‘The Herbalist’ will be filmed, edited and released before the end of October
More details of story, location, and cast to follow
For more about Tafftown click here
We’re in the studio preparing a number of music projects including the production of a new album of original songs by Dafydd Wyn Roberts.
We’ve already done a few sample episodes of the Two Old Heads podcasts and are working on more – you can find some on the Tafftown website
Also on the way
More short films
and . . . .
our first feature film . . . .
see you soon
Here’s a short video we produced for ‘The Creature’, a play from Company of Sirens, written by Lucy Gough and directed by Chris Durnall.
The Creature is at the Seligman Theatre, Chapter Arts Centre Cardiff, from October 1st to October 10th, 2019
In the meantime we can help with most aspects of media production of one sort or another
give us a shout . . . .
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Opening Chapter is delighted to be leading the production of a brand new soap opera set in Cardiff – it’s early days and more information will be available in the coming weeks.
In the meantime click here to head over to Tafftown for more:
Resurrection by Kiára Árgenta
The Shattering sequel to Opera. Kiára Árgenta’s latest novel is an intimate portrayal of the life and loves of Opera Divas on and off the stage.
Beneath the beauty and glamour of the Opera stars and the richly coloured world they inhabit, lies a morass of insecurity and jealousy, passion and anguish.
A disturbing yet moving book that is written in Kiára’s unique style. Not to be missed.
by Derec Jones
Paperback available now:
The poems in this collection have been selected from work that spans more than half a century. They are in no particular order but have been chosen to represent as many styles and to present as much variety of content as possible.
This book has no direct connection to flowers except in its title and in the design of the book cover which features a photograph of a painting by the author called Blodyn.
If you know that Blodyn is the Welsh word for flower, and you do now, you’ll understand why the painting is called Blodyn.
But why is this book called Blodyn?
It’s because Blodyn, the painting, is very special to the author and the words in this book are special too. Blodyn is neither plant nor animal, neither he nor she, yet she is both plant and animal. She is pure and raw and beautiful and animalistic and wild.
Available from February 1st 2017 from the usual outlets. Launch event coming soon.
Please contact Opening Chapter to reserve a signed copy.
Bums is the fourth novel from Welsh writer Derec Jones, and the first to feature Detective Inspector Frank Lee.
During his investigation into the killing of the headmaster of the biggest school in the county, the DI comes across the motley collection of ‘Bums’ that inhabit the nether lands on the edges of society.
After a traumatic life as a Traveller who often came to blows with the authorities, Frank is now operating within the ‘system’. Despite all the pressures to conform and obey without question, he insists on doing things his way – laid back and Zen.
Look out for the next two books in this trilogy of stories featuring the unlikely policeman: Beats and Bones – coming soon!
BUMS is now available as a special hard-cover edition, limited to a maximum of 200 signed copies at £20 each plus delivery.
Now available in paperback and for the kindle
Scroll down to read the first chapter.
Enter your name and email address in the form below, and let us know where in the world you would like your limited edition book delivered. We’ll then send you an invoice by email which you can pay using a credit/debit card or Paypal. Leave any comments in the box.
** Click here to read the first review of Bums on Wales Arts Review
BUMS – First Chapter
A naked body, wrapped loosely in plastic bin liners, is dragged along a dark back lane. A man’s arm, bare, apart from an expensive gold wristwatch, flops out. A gloved hand snatches the watch from the wrist and lets the arm fall. The body is dumped on a pile of black bags already bursting with rotting rubbish. Continue reading “BUMS”