Work-in-Progress

We have a number of projects and productions in progress including:

The Herbalist

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

Music Production

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.

Podcasts

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

More Music

More books

and . . . .

our first feature film . . . .

see you soon

The Creature – Promo Video

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

Umming and Aahing

In the meantime we can help with most aspects of media production of one sort or another

give us a shout . . . .

Busted – New Novel coming soon

Feels like we’re just waking up here after a long time of little activity – in the foreground at least.

We may go back to sleep after this or it may spark something off that leads to a huge increase in activity – i.e. sales of books.

Anyway, we are publishing a new novel by Derec Jones at the end of this month (May 2019)

In the meantime, here’s a picture of the cover and a little information that we hope will help to sell it.

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Tafftown – a brand new soap-opera set in Cardiff

Exciting News!

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

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.

Blodyn

Blodyn

by Derec Jones

Paperback available now:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1904958621/

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.

Listen

Gothic Folk musician Marc Roberts presents a collection of his unique poems, stories and song lyrics.

Listen…love, sadness, the esoteric, the everyday…

Listen…beauty and ugliness and a poetry of both…

Listen…the wheel is whispering…can you hear?

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His work has considerable stylistic variety, With a Shelleyan tremulousness at one end of the spectrum, and a hard edged fantasy – glitter at the other’
Richard Poole
‘If you worked in a health food shop, and had Andi Sex Gang as one of your top friends, then maybe you would write songs like this…’
Noel Gardner

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please contact us if you want to order a book from outside the UK with your delivery details and we will advise you of the cost.

Listen is also available in many ebook formats at Smashwords

The Walker

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A unique collection of short stories by Derec Jones.

What’s the point of this trudge around town? Why is the richest man in the world a miserable git?

The stories in this collection are both challenging and accessible, simply told yet illuminating.

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please contact us if you want to order a book from outside the UK with your delivery details and we will advise you of the cost.

 

Excerpt:

Me?  I’m just a walker, a walker and a watcher. I observe, I see things and I interpret them in my head. It used to be just a game, when I was younger, playing with people’s lives, my mind; but there’s a price to pay. Open yourself up; peel away the layers of self-justification and stare at the void. The price of being different, of being aware. So, I walk, and watch, and remember, storing away all the looks on your faces. I spend many a happy hour lying sleeplessly in my bed thinking of you, recalling those expressions.

Can you picture this?

A body walks down a street or in a shopping arcade – a market. It’s a man, could be a woman?  Or maybe women are different. Does it have to be a man?  This guy is walking. OK – you listening?  He has his hands in his pockets, his head bowed, bent towards his feet – walking – he passes a shop window; you stare out from behind the counter. He lifts his head from the floor and turns it towards you. You expect an intelligent stare – an inner knowing glow – at least a mad look, something to make you shiver with unknowing. No, what you see is a blank frightened look – the face of a loser – a shambolic dirty-coated greasy-haired, pimply-skinned loser. He puts his head down and moves on, shuffling forlornly, in character, on the damp concrete floor. You sigh with relief and turn back to your life your own hope renewed.

I’m still walking and watching.