With more open- air theatre productions than anywhere else in Wales, great music, inspiring and informative talks, poetry, dance and dancing, running and racing and finishing with fireworks to round off the bi-centenary celebrations of the beautiful Wye Bridge the Chepstow Festival is a four week long celebration of the Arts and community in the town and surrounds. Visit the website to find out more about each event and the latest news at www.chepstowfestival.co.uk.
Showcasing more of the towns extraordinary talent is ” Bands on the Bandstand” the free music summer Sunday afternoons funded by Chepstow Town Council, at the truly beautiful venue of the riverside gardens overlooking the River Wye and its graceful 200 year old bridge.
During this years festival you will hear chepstow Voice Choir, the Monmouth Big Band, the Don Fox Scandal a young chepstow band singing funk rock jazz swing and blues all together for an irresistibly dance-able set ( so get your dancing shoes on). Twysted River who took inspiration for their name from the beautiful River Wye, playig an exciting mix of Blues Rock and coming from further afield the FB Pocket Orchestra on the last Sunday of the the festival River Wye bridge celebration afternoon, takes listeners back in time to the hot jazz, blues, ragtime and popular dances of the 1920’s and 30s and even earlier.
In the even more splendid surroundings of the lower courtyard of our majestic medieval castle, enjoying the beauty of being outdoors but with the benefit of the canopy for protection, the Chepstow Music centre showcase in the evening of Sunday 10th July, presents the best of local talent- ensembles and individual performances, including the community orchestra, gospel choir, jazz bands, madrigal and renaissance brass groups.
The castle walls will resound to music of a very different kind, when Chepstow musical youth theatre, seniors, bring Disney camp rock: The musical to town! This new musical, based on the hit Disney channel original movies camp rock and camp rock 2: The final jam opens with Mitchie and her friends arriving at camp rock ready to spend another summer jamming out and having the time of their lives. But the new flashy camp star across the lake now threatens camp rocks very existence. CMYT will be giving three evenings performances and a Saturday matinee from Thursday 14th to Saturday 15th July.
Tickets from CHEPSTOW MUSEUM, BRIDGE STREET, CHEPSTOW
Tel: 01291 625981