ACMF: Ashburton Folk Orchestra and the ACMF musicians

ACMF: Ashburton Folk Orchestra and the ACMF musicians

Thursday 22 July 2021
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Ashburton Arts Centre


Book tickets here – Free

Every Thursday morning, the Ashburton Folk Orchestra meets at the Arts Centre. This is open to anyone, on (almost) any instrument, and is very much for fun. The festival musicians and the folk orchestra will play here together in an entertaining bit of communal music making.

Ar the time of writing, we don’t know exactly what restriction on audience size might apply. Admission is free, and donations will be collected. Or click the link above to book in advance with the option to donate a fiver, or get a free ticket, as you like.

Pandemic policies. This information will be updated as things change.

Update: April 2022

  • Face masks: In the Main Hall, on the ground floor, these are recommended at all times, but are optional. Anyone who sits upstairs in the balcony MUST wear a face mask – with NO exceptions (not even those who are exempt). This is to allow people who are clinically vulnerable to have a place to sit where seats are naturally separated, so: (a) to provide a place for people who want to be as distanced as possible from others, and with anyone nearby wearing a mask; (b) as virus particles when airborne are generally heavier than air, this helps to mitigate the risk of transmission from people sitting in the balcony to audience members below.
  • The windows and doors of the venue will be open, allowing fresh air to be constantly moving through. Although we have heating, this might mean that the ambient temperature is a little cooler than some might like, and audience members should dress accordingly.
  • Please, if you can, take a Lateral Flow test before coming to the Arts Centre, and if this is positive, don’t come. These tests aim to pick up anyone who is infectious at the moment of testing, so please take the test as late as possible on the same day before coming to the Arts Centre. If you test positive, a refund or transfer of your ticket to another event can be arranged, if you let us know before the start of the event, by emailing