The Banners of Chard
After nearly a year in development, Somerset Art Works is delighted to celebrate the completion of the Banners of Chard! These five stunning Banners are the culmination of 10 months of workshops with a diverse range of Chard residents including: The Watch Group, Holyrood Academy, Chard Museum, Manor Court Primary, Families, Local Businesses and the Cultivate Project. A truly collaborative process from start to finish, every single element featured on the Banners has been created by the workshop participants with artist Jenny Mellings.

A celebratory unveiling took place as part of the Culturally Chard Spring Festival at the Guildhall on Friday 29th April. With 300 visitors during the day there was a really lovely sense of coming together to celebrate community and creativity with music, dance and plenty of cake!
A huge thank you to everyone that has been involved in every aspect of this process. - Community-led cultural activity celebrating Chard's historic town centre.
‘Culturally Chard’ is the Chard High Street Heritage Action Zone cultural programme, funded by Historic England, Arts Council England and the National Heritage Memorial Fund.