Chard Museum has had a history of hosting successful events for a number of years. Events such as the Heritage and Modelling days offer locals with a special interest an opportunity to enjoy the Museum as well as explore their own interests. Successful events in 2019 included working with our friends such as, Sharandys Birds of Prey, the Puppetree Company and many local artists.
In 2020 the Museum had planned another Modellers Day, as well as a VE Party, unique events at both Easter and during Halloween. These have all had to be postponed as a result of Government advice linked to the coronavirus pandemic. The one event still on our calendar is the Christmas Tree Festival in early December. Let us hope we can go ahead and welcome Chard in to the holiday season.
BIG EVENT for 2021
Chard Museum has hosted two previous Community Plays. Working with local people the plan was to host a third Community Play in 2020. The production, now scheduled for Spring 2021 is called Canalmania. It is inspired by the history of the Chard canal in the 1800s.
Canalmania follows in the footsteps of previous Chard community plays Flying Visits (1992) and Coliphizacio (2000) drawing from real events and stories from local heritage.. It is a surreal depiction of Chard. It falls under many genres - history, comedy, drama, and current affairs. There are three time zones exploring Chard and its relationship with water. The 19th century during the construction and demise of the Chard canal, a present-day exploration of a canal tunnel, and the future possibilities of Chard following a rise in sea levels.
If you want to be kept informed of the plays progress and the agreed dates for Spring 2021 email firstname.lastname@example.org giving us the topic of ‘Community Play’ and your email address. We will put you on a unique Community Play mailing list.