What’s On

Exhibitions & Competitions

A copy of this year’s programme leaflet will be available to download soon.

Ashby Dramatic Society -1 Act Plays

26th May 2017, 7.30pm

Ashby Dramatic Society opens the festival with an evening of amusing and thought provoking One Act plays and reprises it on Bank Holiday Monday.

7.30pm, Venture Theatre. Book @ Ashby TIC, £5

2017 Festival Galleries Opening Day

27th May 2017, 10am

Festival Galleries Opening Day

Our Galleries and Art Cafe open from 10am for the Bank Holiday weekend. Full details on our 2017 Festival Galleries page.


NEW for 2017 – 3D Sculpture Gallery

27th May 2017, 10am

3D Sculpture Gallery

A new opportunity to view and buy stone, metal, wood and ceramic sculptures by various artists. Refreshments available.

10am-4pm, 27th, 28th & 29th May

St Helens Heritage Centre, 4 Church Yard. FREE entry



Yarn Bomb on Market Street

27th May 2017, 10am

An amazing installation of knitted & hand-crafted street art can be found in and around the raised garden at the top of Market Street. Created by Ashby Spa WI


The Princess and the Pea

27th May 2017, 1.30pm

Chorus Theatre present a new musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale.

1.30pm Library, £3 child,  £2  adult. Book @ Ashby TIC


Drop in Crafting at Copperleaf Cafe

27th May 2017, 10am

Create your own art at a variety of drop in activity sessions, including printing a memento bag or tea towel.

10am-3.30pm daily. Copperleaf Cafe, Ashby, Various ½ hr sessions, from £5, Ages 3 to adult, parental supervision required for under 11s.




Quick Flicks from Pudding Bag Productions

27th May 2017, 7pm

An evening of short films made by local community heritage group, Pudding Bag Productions. From a ghostly tale of Moira Furnace to the life story of a Ravenstone Hospital almshouses resident including her years as a nurse in the Crimean War.


Play in a Day

31st May 2017, 10am-6.30pm

Chorus Theatre lead this popular workshop, where kids aged 8 – 14 yrs create their own short performance for parents at 6.30pm

Chorus Theatre lead this popular workshop where kids aged 8 – 14 yrs create their own short performance for parents.

10am – 6.30pm + performance. Congregational Church, Kilwardby Street, £15 per child (£25 for 2 from the same household). Book @ Ashby TIC


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