Regular Activities

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,, 07980 680052
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Ashburton Singers – Thursday evenings
A traditional SATB choir (music-reading). If you’re interested, contact:
Bridget Ansell,

Yoga – Monday, Wednesday, Friday during school terms
For full details see
Chris Willis,, 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: or 01364 388538

Bingo – 3rd Tuesday of the month, 2 – 3.30pm
Ashburton Community Care – Suzy Williamson, 01364 712013

Flamenco and Bollywood Dance sessions on Tuesday evenings. Contact  Karina Gracia on  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: or call 01364 652939
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Journeys In Music – approx monthly, 6pm – 8pm on Saturday evenings. ‘For people who simply love to move to music’. Jackie Lake,, 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,

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