Culturally Chard
Spring Festival

Chard Town Council presents the new Spring Cultural Festival which runs Thursday 28th April to Saturday 30th April 2022.

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The 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

The Banners of Chard Celebration Event

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

Join us for 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!

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Hidden High Street Histories + Rejuvenating Chard Historic Walks

Led by Chard Museum, this project focuses on the history and heritage of the 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

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

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

Somerset Art Works invites artists/artist collectives to propose an initial idea to create work that responds to the ‘spirit of water’ in Chard, researching and referencing the heritage of water in the town. 
Deadline: 01/03/ 22
Download the brief for more details.


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

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