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Jun 2024

NOBATB: Silence in the Court of Blues and Kev Davis Band
Monday 24 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024 at 7:30 PM
NOBATB: Silence in the Court of Blues and Kev Davis Band
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On the last Monday of every month, we celebrate the music that draws inspiration from the great tradition that is the blues. Most of the musicians and bands billed are based in Devon and the South West. At the end of each night there’s an open jam session where the musicians on the bill play with each other, and anyone else who’d like to play a tune or two. These nights are curated by local bass player, Mary Caffrey.


Orlando Dibelo & Ruth Rozelaar: Bandoneón: A musical journey through the heart of tango
Tuesday 25 June 2024 at 7:30 PM
Orlando Dibelo & Ruth Rozelaar: Bandoneón: A musical journey through the heart of tango
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Orlando and Ruth are playing a series of Milongas in June, where dancers can request their favourite tunes. This will be a seated concert where they’ll be exploring the repertoire of more lyrical Tangos, of which there are so many beautiful ones.


Hustings: Election of a Member of Parliament, Devon Central Constituency, on 4 July 2024
Wednesday 26 June 2024 at 7:00 PM
Hustings: Election of a Member of Parliament, Devon Central Constituency, on 4 July 2024
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At the general election on 4 July 2024 where a Member of Parliament will be elected to represent the Devon Central constituency. All six candidates have been invited.
If you’d like to ask a question, please submit it in advance to townclerk@ashburton.org or post it through the letter box at the Town Hall, North St, Ashburton by 12 noon on 26 June (later questions will be considered if possible). Please state whether you are registered to vote in Devon Central, and give your address (this won’t be kept after this event). Questions will be selected that are representative of those submitted, and/or look most interesting.


Yumi Hara's Groove Study (with Chris Cutler, Toshiaki Sudoh and Pierre Chevalier)
Thursday 27 June 2024 at 7:30 PM
Yumi Hara's Groove Study (with Chris Cutler, Toshiaki Sudoh and Pierre Chevalier)
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We’re literally pulling out all the stops for Yumi and her almost alternative-rock-and-pop-like sounds. Tuning the Arts Centre piano to our organ pipes, Yumi will perform live what she has only managed to capture in the recording studio before. This is a fascinating concert involving musicians who’ve been at the forefront of some of the world’s more experimental rock and jazz ensembles. As well as the unusual grooves it mixes several keyboards, including the wonderful pipe organ. Come and experience this unique and enjoyable Groove Study… it has a money back guarantee if you’re not satisfied!


Film: Only Love Matters (12A)
Friday 28 June 2024 at 7:30 PM
Film: Only Love Matters (12A)
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A young woman’s discovery of a life-changing book reveals the unique life story of its intersex author, helping her to come to terms with her own past, embrace her new romance and finally reunite with her intersex mother after years apart.


ACT with the Arts Climate Festival Choral Climax
Saturday 29 June 2024 at 7:30 PM
ACT with the Arts Climate Festival Choral Climax
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This is the choral climactiical finale of: ACT with the Arts Climate Festival at venues around Teignbiridge, 22nd – 29th June 2024
It features The South Devon Singers Community Choir, the Torbay Folk choir, Sing and Sign Jukebow choir and the Plymouth Climate Choir.

festival.actionclimateteignbridge.org


Jul 2024

Jazz Jam Session
Monday 1 July 2024 at 7:30 PM
Jazz Jam Session
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These sessions are becoming popular with musicians from near and sometimes as far afield as Penzance! Every month there’s a house rhythm section led by Jess Molins on guitar. This month he’s joined by Coach York on drums and Martin Jenkins on Hammond organ. Everyone is welcome to come and play or sing, or to listen. Admission is £8 or £5 or £3 (or free if you need it to be).


Echoes of Tradition: Ricky Romain & Tommy Khosla: Sitars and Lewis Riley: Tabla
Sunday 7 July 2024 at 3:00 PM
Echoes of Tradition: Ricky Romain & Tommy Khosla: Sitars and Lewis Riley: Tabla
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Join us for an inspiring musical journey featuring sitar players Ricky Romain and his former student Tommy Khosla (now with Anoushka Shankar), along with tabla player Lewis Riley. These three local artists, promise an afternoon blending traditional melodies with daring innovations, bridging classical roots with contemporary creativity.


BD Lenz Trio
Sunday 7 July 2024 at 7:30 PM
BD Lenz Trio
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Mix together the styles of Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, and Stevie Ray Vaughan and you have the recipe for contempo-jazz US guitarist B.D. Lenz.


Ed Jones / Rebecca Nash Quartet
Thursday 11 July 2024 at 7:30 PM
Ed Jones / Rebecca Nash Quartet
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Renowned saxophonist and composer Ed Jones joins forces with the rapidly rising pianist and composer Rebecca Nash to form this exciting new group. Both accomplished band leaders in their own right, they bring together a wealth of experience and fresh creativity. This collaboration promises a stimulating and provocative blend with both past works and new explorations.


Ken Mai Butoh Solo: Body Psalm/身体詩編/Shintaishihen
Monday 22 July 2024 at 7:30 PM
Ken Mai Butoh Solo: Body Psalm/身体詩編/Shintaishihen
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Ken Mai is a Japanese International Butoh Artist, Choreographer, Teacher and Yogi based in Helsinki, Finland. He has studied with legendary Butoh founder Kazuo Ohno for 5 years, and was a member of Sub Rosa Butoh Company. This is his second appearance at Ashburton Arts Centre.


Jackie Juno: Cancer Dancer - 8pm start
Thursday 25 July 2024 at 8:00 PM
Jackie Juno: Cancer Dancer - 8pm start
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JACKIE JUNO’S Cancer Dancer is a funny, tender, thought-provoking and uplifting one-woman show.


Oppenheimer (15)
Friday 26 July 2024 at 7:00 PM
Oppenheimer (15)
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As America’s isolation from World War II ends, prominent American theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer finds himself tasked with performing a miracle. Directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jnr


Aug 2024

Rory McLeod
Friday 9 August 2024 at 7:30 PM
Rory McLeod
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Rory McLeod, an ex-circus clown and fire eater, is a one-man-soul-band and poet. He has a natural troubadour’s talent for weaving magical, musical, storytelling spells accompanied by his own bizarre solo orchestra of distinctive instruments. The spoons, finger-cymbals, bandorea, djembe drum, harmonica, guitar, trombone and tap-dancing shoes accompany the “rich, raw, deep and resonant” voice of this “singular and liberating performer.”


Where is Heaven (12A)
Friday 30 August 2024 at 7:30 PM
Where is Heaven (12A)
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Maverick soul mates Ged and Dave are on a mission through the winding lanes and hidden tracks of North Devon, to record the lives and experiences of people living without mains electricity.


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