What’s On

Exhibitions & Competitions

Click here to download a copy of this year’s programme leaflet!

AGM and First Committee Mtg for 2018 Festival

19th September 2017, 7pm

Come along to find out more about your local Arts Festival! Would you like to be involved? Perhaps you have an event in mind you would like us to include in next year’s programme. We have lots of roles you can play – from helping just a little to substantial jobs which could benefit your CV.

Tuesday 19th September,

AGM 7pm to approx 7.30pm

Committee meeting 7.30pm to 9.00pm

at the Museum, North Street, Ashby.

Looking through the Lens “A MIX OF MY FAVOURITES”

26th May 2017, 11am

An exhibition of landscape & nature photographs by award-winning local photographer Lesley Hextall

1st to 31st May, Ashby Museum, North Street

Usual museum opening and admission fee applies

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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.

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NEW for 2017 – 3D Sculpture Gallery

27th May 2017, 10am

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

 

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Performances Around Town

27th May 2017, 10.30am

From 10.30am free entertainment spills out onto Market Street and locations around town including:

Way of the Wyrd Morris Dancers

Maypole Dancing

Chorus Theatre Performance

 

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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

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Textiles Exhibition

27th May 2017, 1pm

A rare opportunity to see all the beautifully embroidered robes and alter cloths plus other embroideries and kneelers

27th 1-4pm, 28th & 29th 10am-4pm

St Helens Church, Church Yard. FREE entry

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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

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Drop in Crafting at Copper Leaf Craft 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. Copper Leaf Craft Cafe, Ashby, Various ½ hr sessions, from £5, Ages 3 to adult, parental supervision required for under 11s.

 

 

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Congregational Church May Fair

27th May 2017, 10am

Including a display of work done by church members & users including the embroidery group and Ashby Writers club.

10-4  Congregational Church, Kilwardby Street, FREE

Ashby Food Gusto Festival

27th March 2017, 10am

Enjoy fine fayre of all types and live performances today and tomorrow.

10am – 4pm, Bath Grounds, Ashby, £1 Adult Entry

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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.

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Gresley Male Voice Choir “A Night of Stage Music & More”

27th May 2017, 7.30pm

Don’t miss the chance to hear this local choir with an international reputation! With over 50 members the choir has a rich and powerful sound certain to deliver a memorable evening of music from the shows, and more from their extensive repertoire. 7.30pm, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Station Rd, Ashby, £8 Book @ Ashby TIC or www.wegottickets.com/GMVC

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Festival Galleries Open

28th May 2017, 10am

Our Galleries and Art Cafe remain open all Bank Holiday weekend. Full details on our 2017 Festival Galleries page.

Birch Tree Gallery

28th May 2017, 10am

A sale of traditional and contemporary original paintings in mixed media, oil and watercolour and limited edition prints 10am – 5pm, Sunday 28th May, Hood Park Leisure Centre Free entry – bar open.

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Last day to see our Galleries!

29th May 2017, 10am-4pm

Full details in our 2017 Festival Galleries section.

Theatre Masks – Children’s Workshop

29th May 2017, 10am

Create your own Mini Mask with local artist Di Lorriman. Materials kindly supplied by Shellbrook Toys

10am-11.30am, Library, Book @ Ashby TIC, £4 age 5-11ys

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“Swans on Ashby Canal” – Adult watercolour workshop

29th May 2017, 1pm-4pm

Try your hand at watercolour painting in this workshop by artist Di Lorriman.

All abilities welcomed.

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1 Act Plays

29th May 2017, 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

Music Night at the Crypt

29th May 2017, 7.30pm

An open mic evening without the mic, because the acoustics in the Crypt are wonderful! Non-alcoholic refreshments available. Feel free to bring along an alcoholic drink.

Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Station Rd.  FREE but there will be a collection towards festival funds.

Limited space, book to perform or attend via Martin on 07970 222542 or visit Cryptic Art exhibition to register.

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Overseal Art Club Exhibition

30th May 2017, 10am

An exhibition of works by club members.

30th to 31st May, Mutleys of Ashby, Rushtons Yard, Ashby

Drop in Crafting at Copper Leaf Craft Cafe

30th May 2017, 10am

Create your own art at a variety of drop in activity sessions all this week.

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

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Play in a Day

31st May 2017, 10am-6.30pm

Play in a day

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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