Tinners Moon 2019

The second Tinners Moon Festival is happening here at Ashburton Arts from 24 April to 7 May. To book tickets for all the main Tinners Moon events, visit wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts

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Read on to find out more about the events making up this year’s festival.

NB Grace Petrie on Friday 3 May is now SOLD OUT. Email boxoffice@ashburtonarts.org.uk to go on waiting list for returns.

Apr 2019

Henry Lowther's Still Waters
Wednesday 24 April 2019 at 7:30 PM
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One of the most accomplished, tightly ensembled and creative bands around, playing radical and original music, ranging from gentle, quietly pastoral and melodic music, through to dynamic, free improvisation.

Talk: Peter Richardson, Comic Strip and more…
Thursday 25 April 2019 at 7:30 PM
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Peter Richardson changed British comedy when he founded the Comic Strip troupe of performers, which showcased his double act with Nigel Planer and launched the careers of French and Saunders, Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson, and Alexei Sayle.

Film: Shoplifters (15) 2018
Friday 26 April 2019 at 7:30 PM
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Wry, touching, beautiful. A great narrative. Lovely to look at. A great film. Shoplifters won a bunch of awards for things like best picture, best narrative, best foreign film, including the Palme D’or at Cannes Film Festival.

Awalé: The Soul of Senegal
Saturday 27 April 2019 at 7:30 PM
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Intense and spiritual Sabar Senegalese percussion and Afro-Latin drums conversations, weaving intricate guitar patterns and horn lines with catchy bass riffs.

War of the Spark PreRelease & Other Games Afternoon
Sunday 28 April 2019 at 1:30 PM
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The brand-new Magic’ set is coming. To mark this event that crowns the Magic storyline, Gnash is returning to the brilliant Ashburton Arts venue to host an afternoon of diverse gaming!

Malediction d’Amour: Gypsy Tango Cabaret
Sunday 28 April 2019 at 4:00 PM
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This London-based trio delves deeper into the European influences on Argentinian tango with an eclectic and popular programme with a Gypsy jazz twist. They perform the music of Romanian Gypsy Jazz diva Maria Tanassi, Carmen,Russian tango star Pyotr Leschenko and the ultimate popular singer Edith Piaf.

Orpheus, featuring Annika Skoogh
Sunday 28 April 2019 at 7:30 PM
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A truly unique and authentic Latin extravaganza ready to transport you straight to Brazil, with melodic lines and traditional rhythms playing a potent mix of uplifting sambas and stunning bossa novas.

May 2019

Grace Petrie with support from Voices Of Freedom Choir
Friday 3 May 2019 at 7:30 PM
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Grace’s unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered, have won over an army of loyal fans across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes.

Ashburton Gardens Association Plant Sale
Saturday 4 May 2019 at 10:00 AM

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The Ashburton Gardens Association Plant Sale. Weather permitting, our forecourt will be overflowing with potted plants of all shapes and sizes.

Tom Toomey: Solo
Saturday 4 May 2019 at 7:30 PM
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In addition to Tom being the lead guitarist for legendary band The Zombies (‘She’s Not There’ etc…), he also writes, produces, plays and tours as a solo artist. His music includes work with The Monficats, Jingo Santana, solo electric guitar and solo acoustic shows.

Broken Baroque: Emma-Marie Kabanova, solo violin
Sunday 5 May 2019 at 4:00 PM
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Emma-Marie is an active performer of baroque and contemporary music; known for her vibrant yet sensitive interpretations recent concerts have included performances of concertos by Vivaldi and J.S. Bach with orchestras in Italy, England, Sweden and Moldova.

The Great Giveaway Bank Holiday Party
Sunday 5 May 2019 at 7:30 PM

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Tonight, you’re the show! Come along and bring a song, or a dance, or a poem, or a…? It’s an informal thing among friends, all ages welcome.

Bank Holiday Feast of Percussion
Monday 6 May 2019 at 1:30 PM
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An afternoon of workshops and performances. Imagine a huge range of bells, gongs and metal percussion. The largest weighs ½ tonne, the smallest fits in your pockets. Imagine how they sound? Come and have fun playing this extraordinary range of instruments.

The Harmonic Canon
Monday 6 May 2019 at 7:30 PM
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Winner of the 2018 British Composer Awards, The Harmonic Canon is a project like no other. Featuring a specifically designed half-tonne double bell, an array of rare and distinctive percussion and two highly virtuosic, international percussionists, composer Dominic Murcott has written a work that is as much a visual spectacle as it is music.

Playback Theatre: Rebellion and Obedience
Tuesday 7 May 2019 at 7:30 PM
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When do you feel called to cross the line and break the rules? When is it wiser or easier to obey them? Playback Theatre performances are moving and magical, comic and courageous and always surprising!