What’s On

Here is what’s coming up in the next two months at Ashburton Arts. You can also view a calendar of events further down this page.

Jul 2019

Community Sit, Stretch, and Sound Bath
Saturday 20 July 2019 at 10:30 AM
sound bath
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Community meditation and yoga for everyone. An ideal opportunity to try yoga and or meditation for the first time or come along and inspire others if you have been practicing for a while.

Willow workshop
Saturday 20 July 2019 at 1:30 PM
willow weaving
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You will have the opportunity to learn some basic weaving techniques using willow to create a willow sampler. Equipment will be provided and you do not need to have any prior experience, just an interest in weaving.

Ashburton Chamber Music Festival Concert #1
Saturday 20 July 2019 at 7:30 PM

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The opening concert of the inaugural Ashburton Chamber Music Festival: bringing an international group of musicians to live and play in Ashburton for a week.

Chris Bowden’s Unlikely Being
Sunday 21 July 2019 at 7:30 PM

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Chris has been making music at the highest level for a LONG time!
His album Time Capsule, was originally released in 1992. When it was re-released in 2018, Gilles Peterson said, “This is the album that connected it all.”

Hausmusik at Great Ambrook
Monday 22 July 2019 at 7:00 PM

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Nobody knows the programme in advance – not even the musicians! From a pile of music the audience will choose pieces, and the musicians will sight-read them, right there in front of everyone: no rehearsal! All in a stunning Grade 2 listed C17th manor house and garden.

Ashburton Chamber Music Festival: Family Concert
Tuesday 23 July 2019 at 12:00 AM
Chamber Music Festival Family Concert
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A short concert aimed at a younger audience. Adults £5 children free. (It’ll end just in time for the KS2 Disco at Ashburton Primary School).

Hausmusik at Bigadon Cottage
Wednesday 24 July 2019 at 7:00 PM
Bigadon Cottage venue for Hausmusik 2
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Nobody knows the programme in advance – not even the musicians! Enjoy the second hausmusik performance in a walled garden with amazing acoustics and gorgeous views.

Ashburton Chamber Music Festival: Concert 2
Thursday 25 July 2019 at 7:30 PM

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Second concert in the 2019 Chamber Music Festival, in this lovely village a few miles from Ashburton. String Quartets by Shostakovich and Dvorak, plus a solo cello suite.

Talk: Mapping 1 : An art science Collaboration, by Yas Crawford
Thursday 25 July 2019 at 7:30 PM
Yas Crawford Talk: An art science Collaboration
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By mapping different scientific disciplines, Yas Crawford Photographer, has explored the current UK research on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) and chronic illness.

Hausmusik in Ashburton
Friday 26 July 2019 at 7:00 PM

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Nobody knows the programme in advance – not even the musicians! The third Hausmusik is in the heart of Ashburton, in one of East Street’s Grade 2 listed houses that stretch back such a long way inside.

Ashburton Chamber Music Festival: Concert 3
Saturday 27 July 2019 at 7:30 PM

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The final concert of the 2019 Chamber Music Festival. Featuring the 20th Century masterpiece that is Bartok’s fourth string quartet, plus a world premiere by Tom Vignieri for saxophone and string quartet.

Jade Gall (saxophone) & Alex Wilson (piano)
Sunday 28 July 2019 at 12:00 AM
Alex Wilson and Jade Gall
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Some of the finest classical saxophone and piano to be heard anywhere.

Just Us Musique
Tuesday 30 July 2019 at 1:15 PM

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Light classical music with folky influences. It’s a lunchtime concert – feel free to bring your lunch to eat during the concert. Tea, coffee and bar available.

James and Black
Tuesday 30 July 2019 at 7:30 PM
James and Black
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James and Black appeared in Ashburton in Sept 2018 and were sensational. At that gig they were picked up to perform at the Port Eliot Festival this year. Superb soul, jazz and blues from a top band (featuring Sam Kelly on drums).

Aug 2019

The People's String Foundation: Res Publica
Thursday 1 August 2019 at 7:30 PM
The People's String Foundation
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This show mixes live performers with puppets and a 32 piece virtual orchestra projected as a backdrop

2021: A Cornish Space Odyssey 
Friday 2 August 2019 at 7:30 PM

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2021: A Cornish Space Odyssey is a brand new piece of devised theatre from Theatre Royal Plymouth Lab Associates, The Narwhal Ensemble. Blending new writing, grungy aesthetics and live sound technology, this is an electric show with a human heart.

Between Us – Will Barlett & Kate Mullins
Wednesday 7 August 2019 at 7:30 PM
will barlett and kate mullins
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Pianist Will Bartlett and vocalist Kate Mullins are hitting the road this summer for a short exclusive UK West Country tour! The duo invites audiences into an intimate two-way musical conversation, delivering favourite music in a way that is designed to open up both themselves and their public to the power of musical connection.

The Diamond Family Archive, with Tim Jones Band
Friday 9 August 2019 at 7:30 PM
Diamond Family Archive and Tim Jones Band
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The Diamond Family Archive: is a blend of English lo-fi & psych-rock. It’s a unique multi-instrumentalist roving ensemble based around the guitar playing and songwriting of Laurence Collyer.
Tim Jones’s songwriting and delivery of traditional material has been likened to that of Peter Bellamy, Nic Jones and Fairport Convention.

Theo Mizú & Banda - Yallah! UK Tour 2019
Saturday 10 August 2019 at 7:30 PM
theo mizu
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Winner of the best street music band in São Paulo, the Brazilian-Gypsy-Fusion group ‘Theo Mizú & Banda’ features a danceable and universal repertoire, promising the public a whole journey around the world through ‘Yallah!’ and other original tunes.

Matt Carter Septet
Monday 12 August 2019 at 7:30 PM

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Matt Carter is a gifted jazz pianist who was already making a name for himself on the professional music scene in the South West when he decided to move to London to study at the Royal Academy of Music. He’s brought together a band of similar young players from the current London scene. This looks like a chance to see some of the jazz stars of the future – they’re already superb, and will sound great in the Arts Centre.
Andy Williamson, Ashburton Live

Matt Carter – Piano
Joe Lee – Bass
Luca Caruso – Drums
Alex Ridout – Trumpet
Harry Greene – Tenor Sax
Jonny Ford – Alto Sax
Harry Maund – Trombone

See https://mattcartermusic.co.uk/matt-carter-septet-quartet/

The Matt Carter Septet is made up of musicians studying on the jazz courses at The Royal Academy of Music, and at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. The band focuses on arrangements of classic swinging American Songbook songs, arranged by Matt for the band. They also play some original compositions, some of which are more groove based, taking influences from genres such as gospel and funk.

Matt was brought up in Exeter, and performed mainly around the South West until September 2017, when he moved to London to start studying jazz at The Royal Academy of Music. It was there that he met most of the rest of the band, and formed the group within a year. The band is made up of some of the finest young jazz musicians on the scene today, so catch them while you can.

£13 or £10 or £6 — you choose! (All the same unreserved seats)
Tickets in advance from wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts (10% booking fee added) or in person from Rafikis (next door to the Arts Centre), Ashburton Information Centre and on the door.
To reserve a ticket, email boxoffice@ashburtonarts.org.uk or leave a message on 01364 652781

Doors and bar open at 7pm
Accessibility: Venue has flat access from street. PA tickets available on request. Wheelchair users, please get in touch with the box office in advance if possible.
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What we’ve been up to so far…