LiTTLE BiG TOWN: 9 – 14 August 2022

FiVE days of LiVE MUSiC, CiNEMA, DANCE, POETRY, PHOTOGRAPHY, FASHION and a HUGE (free!) STREET PARTY in the Little BiG Town of Ashburton, South Devon.

All these events were originally announced as part of the second LiTTLE BiG FESTIVAL. In June, this outdoor festival (like many others in the UK this year) was cancelled. The organisers and Ashburton Arts Centre have been collaborating since then to move much of the festival into the town, to create this fantastic series of events right in the heart of Ashburton. The headline acts are performing at ticketed events at Ashburton Arts Centre in the evenings. There’s a free exhibition of Flamenco Photography by Isa De la Calle (Jerez, Spain) in the Arts Centre Gallery from 9 – 21August. There are workshops on photography, art, graphic books and Flamenco Dance (with tutors from Lola Flamenco, Jerz, Spain).

Tickets are on sale for Rory McLeod, Wurlitza, Lola Flamenco, Andy Quick Band, Mad Dog Mcrea, Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip and the flamenco dance workshop NOW at: More below about these and the other workshops. As usual at the Arts Centre there are three prices for these – please choose the one you can afford, and get in early for the cheaper tickets as numbers may be limited if demand is high:
Full Price: Support the Artists and the Arts
Mid Price: A bit cheaper if you need it
Low Price: Even cheaper for anyone who needs it

Tuesday 9 August

7.30pm Rory McLeod £12/£9/£6
Flamenco Photography Exhibition by Isa De la Calle from Jerez De La Frontera. 9 – 21 August. Free. This will normally be open from 10am – 5pm and during evening events. Email if you’re making a special trip to ensure it’s open.

Thursday 11 August
7.30pm Wurlitza – Live Music to Silent Films, Diary Of a lost Girl £14/£10/£7

Friday 12 August
1pm–5pm Gnash Comics Workshops: Gnash session / making zines workshops  and intro to Magic the Gathering workshop (Both Free to Drop In)

7pm Lola Flamenco– Flamenco that moves your soul £14/£10/£7
9pm Andy Quick Band £12/£9/£6

Saturday 13 August
11am Photography Workshop: Fashion Portraiture with Francesca Rowse
11am-1pm Flamenco Dance Workshop £30/£25/£20
12-2pm Lizzie Orcutt, Photography Workshop: Cyanotypes!
2-4pm Ask The Psychiatrist with Dr Ian Groeber (Free entry – donations welcomed)
7.30pm Mad Dog Mcrea £17/£13/£10 – Tickets already selling fast

Sunday 14 August

THE LiTTLE BIG TOWN STREET PARTY including food and bar! North Street, Ashburton from 11am – 6pm. FREE! Featuring…

Malavita, Abi Collins (hilarious Cabaret), Poets ZacLeon & Chris Scully, The mighty Vinyl Hits disco Caravan

1pm onwards – A Bigger Shot Art Workshop (more info soon)
1pm onwards – Kids Art Workshops with Jonty Lees (Head of Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art)
2pm – Reuben Lenkiewicz Fine Art Gallery, North Street: art tour and talk
7.30pm – Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip £14/£10/£7