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What’s happening in 2018

The best way to keep up to date with what’s happening is to be on the Ashburton Arts mailing list. You can subscribe right here: Enter your email address powered by TinyLetter and if you want to see the latest mail to the list, the archive is here. There’s also a Facebook Page: facebook.com/ashburtonarts And a […]

A Concert of Christmas Classics

This Sunday afternoon, 15 December 2017, the Newton Abbot Orchestra will be performing the first concert in the main Hall since Ashburton Arts acquired the old church earlier this year. That’s at 3pm. Before that at 11.30am, there’s a short (30min) performance by Ashburton’s Community group of Medieval musicians. More details below about both – please […]

Help us win £2000

Buying the church at the auction (£170k), plus fees and the costs of insurance (£2k) and getting the building’s electrics certified (£1k) and other things that are essential to open to the public have wiped out nearly all of the money that was donated or loaned to us. So we now need all the help we […]

We bought the Church!

Eleven days ago, we were able to bid £170,000 that it took to buy the church because of the generosity and support for this from around 130 people in our community (and one or two from further afield), who put in amounts from £5 to £20,000 as donations and loans – mostly  in the last few days […]

The auction is nigh…

A few people got together yesterday to make this little film: If you’d like to make a donation or loan, that will be returned if we’re unsuccessful at the auction on Wednesday, see this post for all the details: bank numbers, address or just drop it off at Ashburton Post Office.  If you’d just like […]

Open now for donations and loans & AGM on 20 July

Methodist Church: to be auctioned on 19 July 2017, 2pm at the Methodist Church, Ashburton Ashburton Arts: first AGM is on 20 July, 7.30pm at St Lawrence Chapel. All welcome. Today, I am in the process of contacting everyone who has already offered financial support to buy the Methodist Church. More donations/loans are very welcome, as […]

Support from Dartmoor National Park Authority

We received this from the acting head of planning at Dartmoor National Park Authority just a few days ago, in response to a request from us to update the advice which had previously been given about the possible conversion of part of the church for residential use: “The response given last year to initial enquiries was a […]

Ashburton Arts – people and objects

There are 8 people currently actively involved in setting up Ashburton Arts. We are: Pete Bingham A musician by background, Pete was technical manager at Dartington College of Arts. Subsequently he was Operations Manager for ‘artsdepot’ in London, then Director of Estates & Learning Resources at Central School of Speech & Drama. He currently plays […]

Who are we?

Ashburton Arts Trustees/Directors Pete Bingham A musician by background, Pete was technical manager at Dartington College of Arts. Subsequently he was Operations Manager for ‘artsdepot’ in London, then Director of Estates & Learning Resources at Central School of Speech & Drama. He currently plays bass guitar with Exeter based FOS Brothers. He is a parent […]

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