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Tinners Moon Festival 4 – 13 May 2018

All events below at Ashburton Arts Centre, West St, Ashburton TQ13 7DT Advance tickets will be available very soon online (writing on 24 April), or in person. As soon as they’re available, people on the Ashburton Arts Mailing list will be the first to know. Tickets for the first concert, by The Lost Sound are […]

Jazz Colossus – Saturday 21 April

Another last-minute gig. This fantastic 20-piece big band was due to play in South Devon on their way home from Newquay but that was cancelled so they asked if they could come to Ashburton. They sound great, so why not‽ See for yourself here on Youtube or on the links below. Saturday 21 April, 2018. 7.30pm […]

Yoga at the Arts Centre

A wide range of yoga, meditation and mindfulness sessions are starting at Ashburton Arts this week. They’re taught and organised by Chris Willis of South Devon Iyengar Yoga. Generally, she follows the dates of school terms. For more information, contact Chris Willis:, 07521 715872, 01364 642398 MONDAY at ASHBURTON ARTS (will be away 14th May)  8-9 Mindfulness Group […]

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 […]

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