24th May to 2nd June
2018 Arts Festival
15th May 2018, 10.30am - 4pm
50 lifesize models of soldiers each representing local men who where the first volunteers to land in France to fight in WW1. Please come and see them and learn their fate. FREE entry (Groups can book a short talk and tea and cake for just £3.00 per person).
24th May 2018, 7pm
An evening of short films from this award-winning local group. A true historical mystery drama based on Grace Dieu Priory, the origin of the saying “Painting the Town Red” and a couple of comedies written by Ashby Writers’ Club.
Traditional Hand-sewn Patchwork Workshops
26th May 2018, 10am to 12 noon
Make a simple hand-sewn patchwork project. Please bring scissors, a needle and pins. Other materials provided.
10am to 12pm, St Helen’s Community Heritage Centre. booking is via our website www.sthelensheritage.co.uk, £10.00 per adult
Photography for Children Workshops
26th May 2018, 1.30pm and 2.30pm
Take photographs of our 15th century heritage, print out your favourite shot to take home. Cameras provided.
1.30pm and 2.30pm, St Helen’s Community Heritage Centre. booking is via our website www.sthelensheritage.co.uk, £5.00 per child
The Word Splurge Workshop
26th May 2018, 3pm to 4pm
The writing workshop where you won’t need a pencil – aimed at making writing exciting! An interactive and drama-led session, learn to describe objects by touch, smell, appearance and sound. Appropriate for primary aged children and their grown-ups.
3-4pm, Ashby Library, Booking essential @Ashby TIC, FREE
1 Act Plays
26th May 2018, 7.30pm
A second chance to see this evening of 1 act plays by Ashby Dramatic Society!
7.30pm, Venture Theatre, Ashby
Book @ Ashby TIC, £5
26th May 2018, 10am
Packed with some of the regions best food and drink, live music, beer tent, fun for kids, sampling and artisan producer stands it is a great day out for the family.
10:30am – 5pm both days, Bath Grounds, Ashby. £2 entry, with Children under 12 going free.
2018 Festival Galleries
27th May 2018, 10am to 4pm
Our Galleries and Art Cafe remain open all Bank Holiday weekend. Full details in our 2018 Festival Galleries section
Calligraphy for Beginners
27th May 2018, 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Learn the art of calligraphy using uncial script. All materials provided.
1.30pm to 3.30pm, St Helen’s Community Heritage Centre. booking is via our website www.sthelensheritage.co.uk, £10
27th May 2018, 7.00pm doors for 7.45pm start
A laughter filled evening is guaranteed with a great line up of comics including STEVE ROYLE as seen on Live at the Palladium and Peter Kay’s Phoenix nights. Also Danny Ward, David Tsonos, and Chelsea Hart. All hosted by Spiky Mike.
7.00pm doors 7.45pm start. Lyric Rooms, Tickets £12 in advance from www.funhousecomedy.co.uk
Last day to see our Galleries!
28th May 2018, 10am-4pm
Full details in our 2018 Festival Galleries section.
Mono Printing Workshop
28th May 2018, 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Create traditional mono prints! No experience required! Please bring an apron and a folder for your work. All other materials will be provided.
1.30pm to 3.30pm., St Helen’s Community Heritage Centre. booking is via our website www.sthelensheritage.co.uk, £10.00 per adult
Coal and Canals
1st June 2018, 7.15pm
A multi media 2-act show with 6 musicians/vocalists, 20 songs, narration and film bringing to life the history, the culture and the heritage of these 2 symbiotic industries. Tea and coffee available – bring your own alcoholic drinks.
7.15pm Ashby Library, £7. Book @ Ashby TIC