Ashburton Arts

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 […]

A new charity, and an appeal

In November, we applied successfully to Teignbridge District Council to have Ashburton Methodist Church building declared a public asset. This led to an embargo on the public sale of this building, which ends on 1 June 2017. We have pledges of over £50,000 so far — an amazing feat, with generous offers of loans and gifts […]

Pevsner on Ashburton

Someone mentioned the other day that the architectural author Pevsner was, apparently a particular fan of Ashburton Methodist Church. I thought I’d see if I could find it online – and lo and behold, here it is: It doesn’t look like he managed to get inside the place, and doesn’t have much to say. Andy Williamson

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