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Mardi Gras Workshops 3 & 4 February

It’s the Mardi Gras on Saturday 10th Feb, 2018. More here. To get you in the mood, there are Free! workshops this weekend 3 & 4 February, at the Arts Centre (West Street, TQ13 7DT, donations welcome): Samba band, with Elfyn Jones, who writes: I’m leading two samba workshops in preparation for the Mardi Gras at Ashburton Arts Centre 12-2 […]

Ashburton Mardi Gras: Saturday 10 Feb 2018

It’s Mardi Gras time! Mardi Gras: ˌmɑːdɪ ˈɡrɑː,French maʀdi ɡʀɑ/ noun  1. A carnival held in some countries on Shrove Tuesday, most famously in New Orleans by “the Mardi Gras parade”. (See also, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Venice Carneval) This is our home grown version…featuring Music! Costumes! Food! Revellry! Bringing a taste of New Orleans to […]

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: 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 […]

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