OUR FREE FESTIVAL took place on
Saturday 19th March 2022

Thankyou to everyone who cam along to celebrate one of Whitchurch’s most famous residents – the world renowned artist and illustrator Randolph Caldecott. Below is a link to see some of the festival highlights!

Festival Programme

See what we got up on the day!

Latest news

To follow our journey building this event from the ground up, visit our latest news section. We will also be sharing details of fundraising activities and local events.

Bear hunt details

Learn all about our bear hunt taking place at the fesitval! You can win a fantastic hand made bear!

Who is Randolph Caldecott

Learn about the life of Randolph, Whitchurchs own and the man who has inspired the  Caldecott Arts Festival.

Join us in Shropshire

Save the date – 19th March 2022! This will be a joyous day for the town celebrating art, creativity, our local heritage and most importantly – Randolph Caldecott. The day will be suitable for the whole family and it is completely free to attend.

What to expect

The festival will bring together illustration, art workshops, music, street theatre, sculpture, writing, storytelling, crafts, pottery, bell ringing, fun characters, photography, films, games and a market for the day!

Fringe Events

We are planning lots of events in Whitchurch in the months leading up to the event, from treasure hunts to art installations. Follow all the latest news here and please get involved!


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