THE new three-day ‘Culturally Chard’ festival was a success among residents.

The free spring festival took place from April 28 to 30 and featured unique entertainment and opportunities for those that attended.

The Guildhall was used for live shows across the three-day event which included Cuban music, a performance from the Blackdown Acapella band, and much more.

Day two of the festival focused largely on the unveiling of the ‘banners of Chard’ made by community members.

Artist Jenny Mellings helped out with the project and said: “One of the key goals of the project is to find ways of bringing people back together after many months of gloom, ill-health, and restriction.

“It is hoped that we will celebrate the best aspects of Chard, its people, culture, and environment, in ways that the community can engage with, enjoy and feel proud of.”

Free creative activities and refreshments accompanied the unveiling throughout the day, which was topped off by a performance from Manor Court Primary School.

Some other activities hosted by the festival included free Spanish tutoring, arts and crafts stalls, flower displays, Morris dancing, and a free showing of Disney’s Academy and BAFTA award-winning film, Encanto.

Chard Museum was also open for guided tours, and on the last day of the event, unveiled its new plaque, followed by a celebration.

The festival was finished off with a comedy night in the Guildhall Auditorium.

Written by Jamie Grover (@JamieGrover9)

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