Chepstow Festival of Arts

Saturday 17th July 2021 9.30 am - 4 pm


Chepstow Festival of Arts is a spectacular one-day Festival celebrating every aspect of the Arts: visual art, pottery, sculpture, photography, artisan crafts, music, dance and drama. This exciting Festival will be a vibrant and lively event with something for everyone. The streets will throng with dancers, musicians, singers and artists.

“We hope our festival will herald happier times and put the town of Chepstow firmly on the artistic map, and assist in its regeneration following Covid-19.

“Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram as we now start to showcase all our exhibitors.

And remember to put  Saturday 17th July 2021

in your diary!!


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. Church Walk will be filled with 290 umbrellas decorated by year 5 students. The Art in Action school’s competition artworks will be on display along Lower Church Street.  On Priory Green, 60 students will take part in a Street Art Workshop, and in The Drill Hall, there will be an exciting program of music, entertainment and Performance.

Image: Terry Walters 

Click on the image for more information
Click on the image for more information.

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

Many unique venues, including the historic Moot Hall, the imposing St Mary’s Priory and the newly renovated Board School, will be hosting exhibitions and activities.

All over town there will be an eclectic mix of performance artists, such as rock bands, folk groups, rappers, puppeteers, dance groups, choirs and many more, providing an exciting programme of entertainment throughout the day.

This is just a selection of what’s happening at the festival

  • At the Palmer Centre, the u3a amateur artists will be exhibiting their work.
  • In Cormeilles Sq, there will be performing arts throughout the day.
  • In Pye Corner, poets and small groups of performance artists.
  • Gazebos will run down the high street, where artists and photographers will display their work.
  • More artists and art groups will exhibit In the Florence Court Beaufort Hotel.
  • Beaufort Sq will be a performance art area.
  • The Moot Hall will host Sculptures.
  • St Mary’s Priory will host Peter Lord from Aardman Animations films, who will give our keynote speech.
  • In Cavil Hall, Photography groups will exhibit
  • On Priory Green, there will be Street art workshops and musical entertainment. 
  • Running down Church Walk, there will be a display of 290 painted and decorated umbrellas.
  • In Lower Church Street,   the ‘Art in Action’ competition artworks will be exhibited.
  • Youth Creativity is celebrated at the Drill Hall, where choirs, acting groups, dance groups, bands will perform. Young artists will exhibit their work.
  • At the Bandstand, there will be musical performances by local amateur bands of all genres.
  • On the Riverbank, there will be a spectacular sculpture.
  • At the Board School, Chepstow Mencap will host an Artisan Craft Fair and Floral art exhibition.

The Festival opens at 9.30am and closes at 4pm.

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.

Click on the image for more information.