Chepstow Art Trail

A free arts event was held in the town centre and lower Chepstow showcasing the work of local artists on the weekend.

IMG_3287 copy.jpgPhotographed ( L to R): Anne Pettit, Anna Barker, Roger Kerley, Cherry Miles, and Lucy Grinnall.

A variety of media has been used and was on display at different locations around the town. Entertainment and refreshments were available. Visitors to the town walked the Chepstow Art Trail over two days to different events that included the Methodist church, the tourist information centre and the holistic therapy centre.

Anne Pettit said: ‘The Gestalt Centre Wales supports young people and their families with low cost access to therapy, for both children and a therapy room for adult support, recognising support is needed especially amongst the poorest and impoverished members of society. This community event has been running for three years and the event is supported by local artists, with this year 12 houses and two churches involved. We are also pleased to be supported by local music artists performing in the Holistic house gardens.’

This was a fundraising event for the Toad Fund, which supports children, young people and their families at the Gestalt Centre Wales. Entertainment included such things as Claire Williamson reading poetry, Fiona Frank on violin and Simon Cottle on guitar.

IMG_3282 copy.jpgPhotographed ( L to R): Nigel Thurgar, Sushil Nair, Brian Evans (secretary), Terry Walters and Nigel Bleaken (chairman).

Members of the Chepstow camera club at the Green Man displaying some of their photography. Chairman Nigel Bleaken said: “It is great to be part of this event for the second year and to raise money for such a good cause. We enjoyed displaying our work to the public and we welcome new members to join us at our meetings and photography trips.”

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