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CHAFF...How it all began!

Katrina Atkinson (Founder) describes how she had the concept of CHAFF (Cheddar Arts Fringe Festival) “bubbling around” in her mind for years. She initially invited a handful of Cheddar Artists including Sara Parsons, Ella Phillips, Robin Gray and Martin Wrench to a meeting to explain her vision for a walking arts trail around Cheddar. This event would allow local artists to showcase and sell their work, whilst allowing visitors to meet the artists and enjoy exploring the beautiful village of Cheddar.

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Since its grand opening in May 2015, CHAFF has grown considerably and this year we have 40 artists, photographers and crafts people taking part, some offering workshops and all delighted to discuss their artwork with visitors.