Chepstow Festival of Arts will offer an exceptional programme of activities and displays to entertain and inspire you.

Artists in gazebos in the High Street will offer an eclectic mix of pictorial art and photographs for sale, u3a artists will be displaying their talents in the Palmer Centre, and in the Artisan Market in St Mary’s Priory there will be astonishing and beautiful crafts on sale. Photography groups will be showcasing a range of styles in the Board School. Youth creativity will on display in Cavil Hall and on Priory Green.

Young people will have a range of drop in creative activities on Priory Green, and in the Drill Hall creative workshops can be booked with professionals in many creative fields.

All over town there will be an eclectic mix of performance artists, such as rock bands, folk groups, dance groups, choirs and many more, providing an exciting programme of entertainment throughout the day, from starting with the amazing Bristol Batala Samba at 9:30am in Beaufort Sq and going up to 8pm on the Bandstand.

The Festival is on Saturday 15th July 2023 and opens from 9.30 all day.

This year will be the third Chepstow Festival of Arts and the third Art Installation exhibited along Church Walk. This year, the focus of the festival is to celebrate the people and communities of Chepstow. You can take part, as a business, as a sports team, as a school or as an individual. They want each person to draw a picture of themselves size 4″x 4″. All artistic styles and levels will be welcome. They will supply paper and display the images on panels down Church Walk together with the name of your business, group, team, or school. You do not need to include a name on the portrait; you may also be included on multiple boards in other groups.

If you wish to use your own medium knitting, embroidery watercolour etc., please keep to the size 4″x 4″. For more information and to order your paper squares, please call 07438463041 or contact [email protected] or [email protected]