What’s On

Exhibitions & Competitions


Download a copy of our Poppy Trail leaflet by clicking here!

Ashby Poppy Trail and Exhibition

5th November 2018

To commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1 we are organising 100 poppy paintings to be created by amateur and professional artists, schools, community groups and the general public.

The paintings will be displayed in a trail of shop windows around the centre of Ashby de la Zouch from November 5th up to Remembrance Day.

After that the display will move to Ashby Library from the 15th November to 30th November where they will be sold by silent auction with proceeds going to the Poppy Appeal.

Download a trail leaflet here!


Poppy Trail Auction 15th to 29th November

15th November 2018

Following the lovely display of 100+ poppy paintings around town – the paintings have now been moved and put on display in Ashby Library where the paintings the will be sold by Silent Auction to raise funds for the Poppy Appeal.


Fifty Fantastic Females Exhibition

30th November 2018

Artists and community groups were invited to decorate a life-sized, figure-shaped cut out to represent an inspiring female. The response was amazing and you can see the 50 resulting females and learn their stories as well as thinking about the values they represent at the exhibition inside Coalville’s Cooperative Supermarket until the end of December


2019 Festival Dates Released!

4th May 2018

We are busy organising the programme for the 2019 Ashby Arts Festival and a full programme of events will be added here as events are finalised.

Be assured there will be the usual fine array of exhibitions, workshops, competitions and performances. Our Open Exhibition and Photography Competition and our Giant Outdoor Gallery will feature as usual!

Meanwhile note that we have moved weekend and keep these dates free in your diaries!

Friday 3rd May to Monday 6th May 2019!