Regular Events

This is changing all the time, so the information below may not be up to date.
Last edited: 20 Sept 2018.

Open House every Saturday morning from 10am (until noon/1pm ish – depends what’s happening). All welcome to drop in for tea, coffee, cake (sometimes), conversation. Assorted taster events each week including music, storytelling, yoga, Dalcroze music for adults, life drawing – all fundraising for Ashburton Arts. On the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, there’s an acoustic music session open to all (see The Gathering below).

Ashburton Arts Community Choir – Tuesday evenings 7.30pm – 9pm £5 (suggested donation – or whatever you can afford in the hat at the end of the session). Open to anyone who wants to sing, drop in: no termly commitment or experience necessary. For more info, contact: Andy Williamson, andy@ashburtonarts.org.uk, 07980 680052
Join the mailing list for a weekly reminder at tinyletter.com/ashburtoncommunitychoir

Ashburton Singers – Thursday evenings
A traditional SATB choir (music-reading). If you’re interested, contact:
Bridget Ansell, info@ashburtonsingers.co.uk

Yoga – Monday, Wednesday, Friday during school terms
For full details see ashburtonarts.org.uk/yoga-at-the-arts-centre
Chris Willis, chrissiewillis@yahoo.co.uk, 07521 715872, 01364 642398

Amnesty Letter Writing Group.  1st Tues of the month, drop in anytime between 6.30 and 8pm, all materials provided. For more info contact Rachel Jennings: rachel@racheljennings.org.uk or 01364 388538

Bingo – 3rd Tuesday of the month, 2 – 3.30pm
Ashburton Community Care – Suzy Williamson, ashburtoncommunitycare@gmail.com 01364 712013

Flamenco and Bollywood Dance sessions on Tuesday evenings. Contact  Karina Gracia on danceflamenco@live.com  for more info.

Belly Dancing – Thursday evenings, 6.30 – 7.30pm. £5
Majidah Tribal Belly Dance. Drop in – all welcome (including men 🙂

Early Years Arts Mornings, Every Tuesday in term time

  • 10.00 – 10.45 am: Storytree Music – led by Rachel Miller. Songs, stories, puppetry, and creative interactive music making. A superb introduction to music with lots of musical instruments, fun and creative play! Musikgarten and seasonal songs included.
  • 11 – 11.45 am: Dalcroze Movement and Music – led by Jacqueline Vann Creative, joyful and playful movement and music activities. Lots of scarves, balls and hoops and a different theme each week.

    A wonderful way to introduce children to the foundations of music and dance. This combination of sessions offers a really wonderful and exciting foundation for young children. Come to one or both sessions:  each session £5,  both sessions £8. Sibling reductions available.
    More info and booking: info@rachel-miller.co.uk or call 01364 652939
    See Storytree music on facebook – and www.rachel-miller.co.uk/earlyyears.

Journeys In Music – approx monthly, 6pm – 8pm on Saturday evenings. ‘For people who simply love to move to music’. Jackie Lake, info@urbantranquillity.co.uk, 07958 728866

The Gathering – acoustic music session, usually 2nd & 4th Saturday mornings of the month
All welcome to play, sing, listen. Admission free (donations welcome). Contact Ian Pickvance, ianpickvance@msn.com

Platform Cinema – approx monthly public film screenings. To get involved in organising these contact Harry Staniland, harry.staniland@gmail.com or talk to Jenny Donaldson in Gnash Comics.