Chapel Arts was formed in 2014 with the aim of promoting the range of Arts in Chapel-en-le-Frith and the surrounding area. We started with a pop-up shop showcasing local talent. Currently we put on local events covering art and crafts, performance and literature that are open to all. We became a charity in 2018, allowing us to develop still further by accessing sponsorship and grants to provide community events at little or no cost.
At present we have a thriving literary group, some members of this have become published authors. We also run an annual Short Story Writing competition with prizes for different age groups. There are musical performances held at the Town Hall, through Live and Local, bringing new musical experiences to Chapel-en-le-Frith. Our annual Open Art Show is a successful celebration of local visual artists’ work in various formats, opened by a local artist. Chapel Arts Film, held at Rems on the third Wednesday of the Month is very popular, showing up to date films on our doorstep (for the film programme call in to Rems). The Art group meets at the Mustard Seed coffee shop on a Tuesday evening which enables people to share their work and to have arty conversations.
Chapel Arts has established links with the Mustard Seed coffee shop to display handmade goods and books from local artists and authors, giving people who apply a chance to sell their work.
Grand Opening 29th November 2014