Chepstow Festival of Arts

Saturday 16th July 2022 9.30 am - 4 pm


We are planning an exciting community art installation for our 2022 festival, and we need your help.

We are looking for:

Clean fabric scraps, old T-shirts/leggings, any leftover wool or embroidery thread or unwanted blue/green curtains/fabric pieces.

To arrange collection, please contact:

Catherine Hawkridge

Watch our video for inspiration and instructions on how you or your group can contribute to the River on the Railings Art Installation. 

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River on the Railings


Chepstow Festival of Arts will fill the town with exhibitions and events from the historic town arch all the way down to the riverside. There will be inspirational displays of pictorial art, photographic art, floral art, crafts, sculpture, performance, and music.

Youth creativity is celebrated throughout lower Chepstow where there will be an exciting program of music, entertainment and Performance.

Image: Terry Walters 

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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, more artists will be displaying their talents in the Palmer Centre, and in the Artisan Market in St Mary’s Priory there are yet more fabulous artwork and astonishing and beautiful crafts on sale. Photography groups and talented individuals will be showcasing a range of styles in the Board School. Youth creativity will on display in Cavil Hall and on Priory Green.

There are many opportunities to have a go, book a slot to make a Morph or Shaun the Sheep Claymation with the Aardman Academy, pick up charcoal and make a drawing of The Boatman in the High Street, 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 9:30 in Beaufort Sq and going up to 8pm on the Bandstand.

The Festival opens from 9.30 all day.

Park and Ride at the racecourse provided by Classic busses.

Car Parks are situated around the town, and Festival Stewards will be on hand with Maps of the Festival.

Cafes, Pubs, and Restaurants from the historic Town Arch at the top of the High Street down to the Bandstand beside the beautiful riverside will be open offering everything from coffee and cake to a gourmet meal.

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