Meet our Venue Manager

Hannah Kester joined the Neeld in December 2015 as the Venues Manager. We thought it would be good to get to know her better so we asked her a few questions … How did you become interested in working in the arts? I was born and raised in London and had great aunts that used to […]

art exhibition in Chippenham

Art Exhibition in Chippenham at the Neeld

Summer Art Exhibition in Chippenham by Chippenham & District Arts Group Our art exhibition in Chippenham this summer is coming soon. Each year the Royal Academy in London stages its famous summer exhibition and now we’re having our own here in our Neeld foyer. Works by members of the Chippenham and District Artists group will be […]

a christmas carol

Christmas at the Neeld

The magic and sparkle of Christmas comes to the Neeld Community and Arts Centre in Chippenham which has unveiled its first festive season programme. The season highlight is the iconic festive Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol which has been adapted for the stage by award-winning writer Laura Turner.  The Chapterhouse Theatre Company production comes […]

Folk Music at the Neeld

Folk Music in Chippenham – Calan on Tour Calan have had a busy year!  They’ve been locked up in a detainment cell at Chicago airport, been struck by a tornado and been the subject of a House of Commons debate all in one year.  Calan, the band that have been credited for ‘giving folk music […]

Purple Flag

Purple Flag B2B conference

Join us to find out what Purple Flag could do for you, your business or organisation as we launch Chippenham’s first Purple Flag year at a special conference. Purple Flag status is given to towns judged to be lively, vibrant and safe at night. Chippenham is the first Wiltshire market town to gain the national […]

Chippenham community venue

The Rise Trust

The Rise Trust at the Neeld – Chippenham Community Venue This week we thought we would focus on one of our regular hirers who use the Neeld as a Chippenham community venue. Every Tuesday between 10.30am – 12 noon we welcome The Rise Trust to the Neeld. Their children’s centres provide services for families with […]

Show programme launch

First season show programme unveiled at Neeld Community and Arts centre We’re excited to be launching our first season this weekend with the fabulous Showstopper! The improvised Musical on Friday. A comedy is created from scratch at every single performance of this award-winning show through a feat of improvisation. Each night, audience suggestions are transformed […]

The Neeld Launch

The Neeld Launch

Being opened by Mel Giedroyc comedian and co-presenter of BBC TV’s hit show The Great British BAKE OFF! Friday October 9 at 6pm