COVID-19 update: In light of the recent changes to Government guidelines, we politely ask that all visitors wear a face covering inside the building.
Chapel Arts, Cheltenham | A fabulous space for the arts
Great music, exciting exhibitions, workshops and talks and always a very warm welcome.
The Gallery, Guild Shop and our Café are open Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm.
The Guild Shop will open again on Wed 5th January 2022 at 10am.
The Gallery and Café will open again on Wed 12th January 2022 at 10am.
Our musicians/artists need all the support they can get so do spread the word if you can. Thank you.
Wed 27th October 2021 - Sat 22nd January 2022, Wed-Sat, 10am-4pm. Free admission. We are delighted to exhibit works by artists hailing from Vietnam, India, England and the European continent. The exhibition also includes several sculptures from France, Vancouver Island, the UK, Mexico and Nigeria. It is the private collection of Ian James, the owner of the gallery.
Sun 16th January 2022. Doors 10:30am, Performance 11am. £20. A recital of Russian music with David Powell (cello) & Robert Markham (piano) - programme includes works by Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich.
Mon 24th January 2022, 10am-3pm. £85.50 (£78 for the workshop, £7.50 for the materials). Join expert basket-maker & Guild member Susan Early and make a lovely willow bird-feeder & dragonfly for your garden.
Weekly from Wed 26th January to Wed 2nd March 2022. 10am - 1pm. £132 for the course. Artist & art tutor Helen Norman returns for a second instalment of her popular art course in collage. Join Helen and learn how to create your own impressionistic collages. Suitable for all levels.
Sat 29th January 2022. 10:15am-3pm. £50 per person. 8 places available. A day’s course with award-winning textile artist/embroiderer Jan Knibbs who is also a member if the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen.
Wed 2nd February to Wed 16th March 2022. 2pm. £5 for each session. In this series of six sessions, artist, art historian and lecturer David Addison will delve into another fascinating corner that looks at paintings in the full context of their time.
Wed 2nd February 2022. Doors 7pm, Performance 7:30pm. £15, £8 students. We are excited to welcome back Kim Cypher and her band for a wonderful evening of Jazz, Latin, Swing and funky grooves.
Sat 19th February 2022. 11am. £10. President of the Evesham Historical Society, Maurice Heritage will take you on a journey through 22 rooms of Snowshill Manor and garden and look at C. P. Wade’s fascinating collection.
Wed 23rd February 2022 - Doors 7pm, Performance 7:30pm. £18, £16 students. We welcome Hannah Davey (vocals), Dom Franks (saxes) and Alex Steele (piano) for a fantastic night of classics from the Great American Songbook.
Thu 24th February 2022. 10am - 4pm. £78 per person. Learn the art of watercolour techniques and practice with Jane Overbury - in our one-day course on 24th February, 10 am - 4 pm.
COMING UP AT CHAPEL ARTS
Wed 27th October 2021 – Sat 22nd January 2022, Wed-Sat, 10am-4pm. Free admission. We are delighted to exhibit works by artists hailing from Vietnam, India, England and the European continent. The exhibition also includes several sculptures from France, Vancouver Island, the UK, Mexico and Nigeria. It is the private collection of Ian James, the owner of the gallery.
Gloucestershire Guild members will be setting up on Thursdays in 2021 at Chapel Arts to demonstrate their crafts.
Free Friday recitals, featuring local musicians or schools. The concerts begin at 1pm and last for 40 minutes. You are welcome to just turn up on the day. We will be holding a collection for the musicians at the door, so please give generously.
About Chapel Arts Cheltenham
Soul & Blues
Latin, Folk and Country
Music Masterclasses (run by professional musicians)
Drama/Spoken Word and Comedy
The gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm (see our website for event dates/times).
We are home to the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen Shop, which showcases and sells a changing selection of jewellery, ceramics, textiles, furniture, leatherwork, glass, basketry and more – these are available to buy and commission. Books, magazines, greetings cards and gift vouchers are also available. guildcrafts.org.uk
Plus The Arts Café for light lunches, teas, coffees, cold drinks and cakes)
This solid, honest building was a Baptist chapel built in 1821. It later housed the Mormons and, in the 60s, the Christadelphians.
Ian James, formerly of Martin’s Gallery, poured his energy and soul into restoring the building and making it the most exciting, galleried space to show art and stage live music and events.
Got an enquiry? Feel free to get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org / 01242 580077.
Address: Chapel Arts, Knapp Road Near St James Square, Cheltenham. GL50 3QQ.