Tinners Moon 4 – 13 May 2018

Ashburton Arts and Ashburton Festival Association present:Tinners Moon Festival 2018

Download the Tinners Moon Festival BrochureHere’s an overview of what’s happening – scroll down and click on the links for more details. Or download the Festival brochure.

Tickets for all events are now on sale at Gnash Comics, West St (map), and online here.  There’s a box office phone number – 01364 652781 – though this only takes messages, and we may take a day or two to reply, or you can email reservation requests to boxoffice@ashburtonarts.org.uk.e 

The Ministry of Biscuits: contrary to any rumours, there are still tickets for The Ministry of Biscuits on Thursday 10 May. Book here, via The Plough Arts Centre’s site or in person at Gnash Comics, West St, Ashburton. They’re selling well, so do book quickly to make sure.

Friday 4 May

The Lost Sound: In This Heart: 7.30pm, £8.50

This concert is SOLD OUT. If you’d like to be on the waiting list, email boxoffice@ashburtonarts.org.uk with a phone number where we can reach you during the day on Friday. 


Saturday 5 May

Ashburton and District Garden Association: 10am – 12.30pm, FREE
Pocket Money Plant Sale

Belly Dancing Workshop with Alida Epremian: 11am – 12.30, £10 or £8
All proceeds to Ashburton Arts

Ashburton Community Cabaret: 4pm – 10ish
£6 or £3 (advance) or Pay What You Can (on the door)
The stage is yours…

Sunday 6 May

Ashburton World Event Day: 11am – 4pm All events FREE
Music, Dance, Craft workshops, food and film from all over the world.


Wednesday 9 May

Tori Freestone (sax), Alcyona Mick (piano) & Brigitte Beraha (vocals): 7.30pm £10 or £8 you choose. Some of the best 

Thursday 10 May

The Ministry of Biscuits: 7.30pm,  £10 or £8 you choose.

Sunday 13 May

Guy Fishman – solo ’cello recital: 7.30pm,  £10 or £8 you choose.

Download the Tinners Moon Festival Brochure      Download the Festival brochure

All events will be held at Ashburton Arts Centre, West St, Ashburton, TQ13 7DT

Advance tickets will be available very soon online, or in person (writing on 29 April).

If you’d like to reserve tickets now for any event:

Friday 4 May 7.30pm The Lost Sound: In This Heart

This 35 strong, Dartmoor based folk choir, bring us  ‘In This Heart’ a selection of stunning traditional and contemporary songs, of love, joy and bravery. They’ll sound fabulous in the wonderful acoustic of our old chapel.

Saturday 5 May 10am – 12.30pm Ashburton and District Garden Association

A veritable cornucopia of horticultural delights, planted, grafted, watered, fertilised, grown and raised right here around Ashburton and Buckfastleigh will be on sale all morning.

Saturday 5 May 11am – 12.30pm Belly Dancing Workshop  with Alida Epremian

Alida Epremian, born in Egypt now in South Devon, is offering “El Baladi” (an Egyptian Belly Dancing workshop). She writes: “People of all ages are welcomed. No previous experience. You will come out feeling invigorated and a feeling of well being!”

Saturday 5 May 4pm – 11pm Ashburton Community Cabaret
Starting in the afternoon, with an open stage for local performers of all ages to get up and entertain, try out ideas and bring this old building to life. Everyone welcome.

Sunday 6 May 10am – 4pm Ashburton World Event

Ashburton Festival Association presents a fabulous day of free events, with music, dance and food from around the world, including Flamenco, Taiko drumming, Irish Folk. Free craft workshops for all the family, and much more.

Wednesday 9 May 8pm Tori Freestone (sax), Alcyona Mick (piano) & Brigitte Beraha (vocals)

Three of the top contemporary jazz musicians currently working on the UK scene. They produce original music, in the jazz tradition, mixing composition with improvisation that is consistently beautiful to hear.

Thursday 10 May 7.30pm Ministry of Biscuits (a Musical)

Can we stage a full professional touring musical in the Arts Centre? These guys think we can! This show has had rave reviews where ever it’s been performed.

“Absolutely hilarious…the freshest comedy in years!” Edinburgh Evening News.

On Friday 11th and Saturday 12 May Ashburton’s ‘Three Churches Music Festival’ is running concerts in Buckland and Bickington. For details visit stlawrencechapel.org.uk

Sunday 13 May: 4pm Guy Fishman – solo ’cello recital

Guy Fishman is Principal Cellist of Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society.  He performs three of Bach’s magnificent suites for unaccompanied cello on a spectacular instrument made by David Tecchler in Rome in 1704.  Bach’s cello suites are masterpieces of Western Art – the tranquil acoustic of the old chapel at the Arts Centre is the perfect place to hear them.

Thanks to Mark Burley of Burleve for all the Tinners Moon graphics.