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Jul 2024

ACMF2024 Concert No 5: Festival Highlights at Ashburton Arts Centre
Sunday 21 July 2024 at 5:00 PM
ACMF2024 Concert No 5: Festival Highlights at Ashburton Arts Centre
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Another chance to hear the best bits from the festival – let us know what you’d like to hear.

This is part of Ashburton Chamber Music Festival (ACMF) 2024 – a series of concerts, hausmusiks (where the musicians sight-read what the audience chooses) and other events in and around Ashburton from 12 – 21 July 2024. To see everything that’s happening, and more about the music and the musicians go to ashburtonarts.org.uk/acmf.


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


Not Only But Also The Blues: Adam Sweet / The Sugar Shakers
Monday 29 July 2024 at 7:30 PM
Not Only But Also The Blues: Adam Sweet / The Sugar Shakers
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Another great line up of two of the best blues acts in the South West, followed by a blues jam session. The live music starts pretty sharp after 7.30pm, as we have three sets to fit in before the end of the night between 10.30 – 11pm.


Aug 2024

The Other Way / Al Swainger's Pointless Beauty
Thursday 8 August 2024 at 7:30 PM
The Other Way / Al Swainger's Pointless Beauty
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“If there is another way – for this inspiringly unique mix of musical voices – then it lies beyond easy categorisation. While elements of jazz, folk and soul coalesce here, The Other Way has a chemistry that’s more than the sum of its parts.”
Al Swainger’s Pointless Beauty has been evolving over the past decade or so into something that quite magical. Beautiful instrumental perfection!


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.”


The Jazz Funk Emporium
Thursday 22 August 2024 at 7:30 PM
The Jazz Funk Emporium
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Book here now: £14 full price • £10 or £6 if you prefer – please pay what you can*

The Jazz Funk Emporium band played here last year, and funk was in the house! A fantastic sound made by some of the finest musicians in the South West. This will be a great gig for a summer’s evening. Do you wanna dance? – get on the floor!

https://youtu.be/qrhVvHj5Z8Y

The band writes:
“The Jazz Funk Emporium first emerged in 2019 and includes some of the finest musicians with a slant and interest towards jazz funk in the Southwest. It’s a band dedicated to the funkier side of life dedicated to playing some of the most awesome jazz funk that this planet has to offer!. Bandleader and saxophonist Neil Maya has had an interest in Jazz Funk for a long time, particularly being a huge fan of funk saxophonists such as Maceo Parker and Michael Brecker, but also influenced by Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters and also the James Taylor Quartet (JTQ).

“The Line up is saxophones from Neil, keyboards from Tom Ball, electric bass from Kevin Sanders,, awesome Guitar from Ashburton’s very own Jesse Molins, drums from Gary Evans and percussion from Ben Waring.
Expect amazing grooves originally conceived by Herbie Hancock, The Brecker Brothers, John Schofield, The Yellow Jackets, The James Taylor Quartet, Average White Band, Pee Wee Ellis and more. ”

More at neilmayaquartet.co.uk/jazz-funk-emporium

Neil Maya: Saxes
Jesse Molins: Guitar
Tom Ball: Keys
Kev Sanders: Bass
Gary Evans: Drums
Ben Waring: Percussion

neilmayaquartet.co.uk/jazz-funk-emporium

Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7berEfcu2k Some Skunk Funk

https://youtu.be/qrhVvHj5Z8Y Starsky and Hutch

https://youtu.be/EaAZPAI4EpI The Chicken

https://youtu.be/PnpAv871Prc Mr Magic

https://youtu.be/_NCH6Mj6Vgo Pick Up The Pieces

 

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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.


Sep 2024

Lola Flamenco: Passionate music and dance from Jerez, Spain – The cradle of flamenco
Friday 27 September 2024 at 7:30 PM
Lola Flamenco: Passionate music and dance from Jerez, Spain – The cradle of flamenco
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Passionate music and dance from ‘The Cradle of Flamenco’ will infuse Ashburton this September, thanks to a return visit by this troupe of authentic gypsy performers.  Lola Flamenco is returning to the Arts Centre with their brand of fiery Spanish dance and song from their home in Southern Spain. The troupe of dancers, singers and their incredible guitarist accompanist will scorch audiences  with the flames of Andalucian passion and the pulsing rhythms of Spanish guitar, clapping and incredible footwork.


The End We Start From (15)
Sunday 29 September 2024 at 7:30 PM
The End We Start From (15)
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As London is submerged below floodwaters, a woman gives birth to her first child. Days later, she and her baby are forced to leave their home in search of safety. They head north through a newly dangerous country seeking refuge from place to place.


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