What’s On

17 June 2021: most events in the diary are continuing as planned, and will operate under the same conditions that have been in place since 17 May.

The normal max audience capacity is reduced, so there’s space between bubbles; we’ll also have plenty of windows open, which means that the ventilation in the main hall is extremely good – almost as good as being outside! Audiences will be expected to observe other good covid practice, like wearing face masks whenever possible and regular hand-washing/sanitising. See our pandemic policies.

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Jun 2021

Skedaddle
Saturday 19 June 2021 at 7:30 PM
Skedaddle
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Skedaddle take their inspiration from New Orleans jazz bands of old, as well as gypsy jazz legends and some klezmer and eastern european influences. A delightful mix of laid back jazz and rip-roaring stomping tunes to warm the soul.
 
Dress to impress, 1920’s speakeasy/Peaky Blinders-inspired glad rags.


Yusuf Cat Stevens – performed by Keith James
Sunday 20 June 2021 at 7:30 PM
Keith James sings Yusuf Cat Stevens
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Keith James is back, after his performances of the songs of Leonard Cohen, and later Nick Drake with his show dedicated to the music and life of Yusuf Cat Stevens.


Kindred Souls Music
Monday 21 June 2021 at 7:30 PM
Kindred Souls Music
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Kindred Souls Music is a celebration of music as the universal language of the heart. Six musicians creating unique instrumental combinations and voices playing original songs and music, as well as traditional music from Japan, Africa and the Middle East.


Ed Jones with the Keith Michael Trio
Thursday 24 June 2021 at 7:30 PM
ed jones
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Award winning jazz saxophonist and composer Ed Jones, joins the Keith Michael Trio for a hard swinging and grooving tour of the south-west. One of the finest tenor sax players in the UK – this will be a great night of live jazz.


Platform Cinema: Woman at War (12)
Friday 25 June 2021 at 7:30 PM
woman at war
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Halla is a 50 year old independent woman. She leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Secretly, she wages a one woman war against the aluminium industry. Right as she plans her biggest and boldest operation, Halla receives an unexpected letter which changes everything.


Lord God (a musical comedy by Philip Reeve and Brian Mitchell)
Saturday 26 June 2021 at 7:30 PM
lord god
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When the Lord God is persuaded by His retainer and chief-cook-and-bottle-washer Gabriel to take an incognito holiday in a Devonshire seaside hotel (largely to get Him out from under His angels’ feet), He didn’t expect supernatural scrapes, japes and narrow escapes and the invention of a hot new global dance craze.


Lord God (a musical comedy by Philip Reeve and Brian Mitchell)
Sunday 27 June 2021 at 3:00 PM
lord god
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When the Lord God is persuaded by His retainer and chief-cook-and-bottle-washer Gabriel to take an incognito holiday in a Devonshire seaside hotel (largely to get Him out from under His angels’ feet), He didn’t expect supernatural scrapes, japes and narrow escapes and the invention of a hot new global dance craze.


Magical Engagements with Brian Rappert
Sunday 27 June 2021 at 7:30 PM
brian rappert
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Join our conjuror-in-residence for a brand new, highly interactive event that uses entertainment magic to explore themes of connection and estrangement.


Not Only But Also The Blues: In a Bit of a State • Steve Dow & Jim Rintoul •
Monday 28 June 2021 at 7:30 PM
In a Bit of a State
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Another great blues lineup: In a Bit of a State (Rob Brown, Lucy Piper, Adam Sweet and Ian Jennings);
Steve Dow and Jim Rintoul; Jam Session with Rhythm Doctors


Jul 2021

Love Music Hate Racism Ashburton
Saturday 3 July 2021 at 7:00 PM
love music hate racism
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There is more that unites us than divides us; and nothing demonstrates this more than music. The Ashburton grassroots community comes together to celebrate diversity and inclusion, and are excited to welcome Mama Tokus, Arash Torabi, Jelly Jazz, and Weird Dog.


Riviera Ramblers
Sunday 4 July 2021 at 1:00 PM
riviera ramblers
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This is a swinging sextet whose “Le jazz hot” has attracted a lot of attention from audiences and dancers throughout the South-West and beyond.


Ian Shaw
Sunday 4 July 2021 at 7:30 PM
Ian Shaw by Lisa Wormsley
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One of the most distinctive, original and creative jazz singers that the UK has produced, Ian Shaw is also a talented pianist, songwriter, actor, presenter and record producer. “One of the giants of British jazz… not only a wonderful singer and songwriter but an ambassador for jazz… an essential part of the scene.” Jamie Cullum


Flamenco
Friday 9 July 2021 at 7:30 PM
flamenco
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Karina Gracia and her musicians are back. More information coming soon.


Carolyn Hume & Paul May & Andy Williamson
Sunday 11 July 2021 at 7:30 PM
Carolyn and Paul
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More information coming soon.


Dominic Ingram Quartet
Sunday 11 July 2021 at 7:30 PM
Ashburton Arts
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More information coming soon.


Not Only But Also The Blues: The Johnsons; Steve Dow
Monday 26 July 2021 at 7:30 PM
Ashburton Arts
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More information to come


Platform Cinema: Minari (12A)
Friday 30 July 2021 at 7:30 PM
minari
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A Korean-American family moves to Arkansas in search of their own American Dream. With the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother, the stability of their relationships is challenged even more in this new life in the rugged Ozarks, testing the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.


Aug 2021

OK Aurora
Monday 2 August 2021 at 7:30 PM
Ashburton Arts
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More information coming soon.


Moscow Drug Club
Friday 6 August 2021 at 7:30 PM
moscow drug club
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Combining their original material with songs by the likes of Jaques Brel, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits & Eartha Kitt, Moscow Drug Club provide an intoxicating & intimate musical experience.


Spirit of Woodstock: Jonathan Brown
Saturday 21 August 2021 at 7:30 PM
Ashburton Arts
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Saturday 21st at 7:30 and Sunday 22nd at 3pm. More information coming soon.


Comedy Soirée Ashburton
Thursday 26 August 2021 at 7:30 PM
Comedy Soirée Ashburton
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A new night at the beautiful Ashburton arts centre is looking to make 2020, the year of no laughs, a long and distant memory. Appearing will be: Suzy Bennett, Richard James and David Arnold with Christian Russell-Pollock (MC). Hosted by ‘The Soirée Crew’.


Platform Cinema: Wadjda (PG)
Friday 27 August 2021 at 7:30 PM
Wadjda
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Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh. When she sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale, she wants it desperately. But Wadjda’s mother won’t allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue. So Wadjda decides to try and raise the money herself…


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