Open the Book launches Art Competition in Cheltenham

Children from Cheltenham are being encouraged to produce a picture of their favourite Bible story for a competition run by Bible Society’s Open the Book.

Open the Book is a national scheme that enables every child to hear Bible stories at primary schools. Volunteers attend schools from around the country to use drama and costumes to present the stories to thousands of children.

The Christian Arts festival has invited Open the Book to take part in their brand new festival that is being run across Cheltenham.

Events officer for Open the Book, Val Ralston said:

‘We are hoping the exhibition will receive many visitors to see how the children can use their imaginations and understanding of the classic Bible stories. They are told during an assembly through creating their own artwork.

She added: ‘We are delighted to be invited to run this first ever art competition with the children and look forward to seeing some amazing pictures.’

The competition is open to primary schools around Cheltenham from now until the 21 February. The winner and runner up’s will receive prizes in each school year.

Prize winners, family and friends are invited to attend the festival’s prize giving evening on Monday 11 April 2016 at Cheltenham’s Emmanuel Church.

The exhibition is free and open from 10am-4pm to the general public daily until Sunday 17 April 2016. For more information about the competition, visit


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