Once again Chepstow Festival of Arts will fill the town with colour and excitement 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, an Artisan market floral art, and performances of every genre.
Saunter down Church Walk through the River on the Railings, depicting our River Wye celebrating both its beauty and highlighting the ecological and pollution concerns that threaten it. Members from every part of our wide community, are participating in creating what will be an astonishing and glorious experience.
Youth creativity is celebrated in Cavil Hall and in Priory Green with displays and a wide variety of performances.
Throughout the town there are opportunities to indulge your creativity with workshops and activities.
There will be lots to see and do, spend the day at the Festival and make sure you make the most of all the fabulous things on offer.
The historic port town of Chepstow is situated at the southern end of the beautiful River Wye in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It was historically known as the Orchard City, and today many of its open spaces are planted with community apple trees. Chepstow is famous for its spectacular Norman castle – often cited as the oldest surviving stone castle in Britain. The town also boasts ancient walls, many of them still standing, which encircle the town centre. The High Street is accessed through the medieval town gate and is lined with many historic buildings, including the ancient St Mary’s Priory. Chepstow has ancient industrial significance as a medieval port and the gateway to the beautiful Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean. The famous iron bridge spanning the River Wye forms the Welsh/English border. It stands at the bottom of town and offers spectacular views along the river and across to the castle. The town is also host to the Welsh Grand National, and Chepstow Racecourse attracts visitors from far and wide.