Who are we?

Here are the people currently involved in setting up and running Ashburton Arts.

Oliver Bosence is a surveyor specialising in the repair and adaptation of historic buildings for new uses (especially in and around Dartmoor) and an enthusiastic member of the Ashburton Singers, a choir which rehearses in the Methodist Church.

Sarah Cobley is a Freelance Arts Manager, since 2011 she has supported a number of arts organisations with fundraising, marketing, project management and business development. Before embarking with a freelance career Sarah was the Regional Strategic Director at Dance South West and previously spent five years with Attik Dance as their Business Manager.

Pip Harris is a development worker in the Westcountry, with a background in environmental education and volunteer management. She believes that strong local communities are essential as we face uncertain times.  Creating opportunities for all to share skills & enthusiasm for music and art & crafts is very important to her

Jenny Pickvance works for Age UK in Ashburton and volunteers with the South Devon Youth Justice Team; a music lover and an amateur stone sculptor.

Jyles Robillard-Day is the director of a group of restaurants.

Nils White is an historic buildings consultant, and has been a planner for Dartmoor National Park Authority and South Hams. He also plays keyboards with the local band Makiwa.

Andy Williamson is a jazz musician and choral director. Since 2011 he’s been putting on concerts as ‘Ashburton Live’, mostly in St Lawrence Chapel. In 2019 he stood for the Green Party in Central Devon.