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Heritage Open Days 09 – 18th September 2022

Welcome to England’s largest festival of history and culture!

Every September thousands of volunteers across England organise events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore.
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Culturally Chard Projects

Culturally Chard
Spring Festival

Chard Town Council presents the new Spring Cultural Festival which ran 28th to 30th April 2022 and will take place 27th to 29th April 2023.

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The Banners of Chard

A Somerset Art Works led project creating community banners to celebrate Chard – people and place. Five striking banners – collective pieces, with imagery created by many different people/groups. More info

Chardcast – Chard Revealed

A serialised podcast (12 episodes), co-created with residents of Chard, fusing drama, history and sound-art. Using the vast archive at Chard Museum as a starting point, participants will work together to devise a serialised podcast that mixes historical accounts with funny sketches, audio-quizzes, poetry, sound-art and interviews focused on Chard and the High Street. Contact howard.bailey@chardmuseum.co.uk

Water Histories

A community project in Chard coordinated by Somerset Art Works. Lead artist Anna Chrystal Stephens will work with the community to create work that responds to the ‘spirit of water’ in

Window Wanderland

This project provides an opportunity for the community of Chard to create illuminated photo and mixed media artworks that will be suspended in the windows of buildings, including empty shops, in Chard town centre in February/March 2023.

We will energise the town centre with window displays in February and March, including a project event on Saturday 11 March 2023.

Hidden High Street Histories

Led by Chard Museum, this project focuses on the history and heritage of High Street businesses, organisations and people who worked and made their living in the High Street Action Zone. It also includes rejuvenating historic Chard walks. More info

Past Events

Launch 10 July 2021

The Launch of Culturally Chard was held on Saturday 10 July 2021. More info

Summer Family Days 2021

FREE creative workshops for families living in Chard.

Heritage Open Days

Explore the heritage of Chard high street 15-18 September 2021.


Find out the latest news and plans for Carnival Day on 9th October 2022: https://chardcarnival.co.uk/

Culturally Chard Community Network Meeting

Weds 20th October 2021 from 3.30pm to 7:00pm at the Guildhall. Find out about Culturally Chard and how you can get involved. More info

Artist Residency and Commission – Water Histories

Download the brief for more details.

Culturally Chard
Spring Festival 2022

Chard Town Council presented the new Spring Cultural Festival on Thursday 28th April to Saturday 30th April 2022. Click here to find out what happened

The Banners of Chard Celebration Event

Friday 29th April, 11am-5pm
at The Guildhall

A celebratory day and unveiling of the Banners of Chard – made by members of the community with artist Jenny Mellings. Drop-in free creative activities and refreshments through the day. All welcome – Free! Click here to find out more

Chard Revealed July 2022

Explore the History of Chard
Look back at the amazing history of Chard at Chard Revealed – a free, two-day event held at
The Guildhall, Chard on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd July.


Community-led cultural activity celebrating Chard’s historic town centre. Read More

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