Culturally Chard Community Network Meeting

Wednesday 20th October 2021 from 3.30pm to 7:00pm at the Guildhall, Fore Street, Chard

Find out about Culturally Chard and how you can get involved.
We welcome community groups, organisations, schools, businesses and individuals to contribute ideas for the new Chard Spring Festival which will be held from Thursday 28th April to 1st May 2022. More info

Banners of Chard
First sketches with ideas

A Somerset Art Works project creating community banners to celebrate Chard – people and place. Lead Artist Jenny Mellings will develop workshops with the community to co-create banners with local relevance and reference. Five striking banners – collective pieces, with imagery created by many different people/groups will be showcase at the Spring Festival 2022. More info

Stories of Chard

Everyone and everywhere has a story to tell and now it is time for Chard to tell its story.
Through workshops, storytelling, oral and written tales of today, the future or way back when – an opportunity for everyone to explore feelings of longing and belonging that the people, landscape and culture of this place – that we call home – bring to make sense of the world we live in. Using short stories and poetry we aim to create a book that will become a legacy of Chard that can be treasured for generations to come. More info

CHARD CARNIVAL 4TH TO 9TH OCTOBER 2021 Find out the latest news and plans for Carnival Day on 9th October: https://chardcarnival.co.uk/

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.


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

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