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

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


South Somerset District Council, Chard Town Council and Somerset Art Works, on behalf of a consortium of local partners, have been awarded a grant from Historic England as part of the Chard High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ). Over the next three years, creative and community organisations in Chard will work together to deliver the Culturally Chard programme. 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

Two days of FREE creative workshops for families living in Chard. Mon 9 or Weds 11 August 2021. Explore the farm and take part in creative workshops around the theme of landscape and food.  cultivate@takeart.org


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

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