Friday 3rd May to Monday 6th May
2019 Arts Festival
A hard copy of our 2019 programme will be available to download soon.
3rd May 2019
Our competition and exhibition entry forms are now available to download here!
These include our Open Art Exhibition, Photography Competition and Children’s Creativity Competition.
New this year is out Under 16’s Mini Gallery!
2nd May 2019, 7.30pm
Ashby Dramatic Society opens the festival with this dark comedy – a battle of wits and arms staged on an allotment.
Bar open from 7pm, play from 7.30pm, Venture Theatre. Book online via www.ashbyventuretheatre.org.uk or at Ashby TIC, £9
This play is on Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd May and Sat 4th May plus other dates outside our festival weekend.
4th May 2019, 11am
See the monsters from Timber 2018 on the Bath Grounds from Sat 4th May to Monday 6th May. Join in the FREE interactive craft workshop for children and families today only! Pick up a Monster Hunt sheet at participating retailers, or from our Gallery at Ivanhoe College
11am to 4pm, The Bath Grounds
4th May 2019, 11am and 1.30pm
Chorus Theatre present a new adaptation of the classic tale by J.M. Barrie. Featuring original songs, music and puppetry. This magical show is one for the whole family. Running time: 45 mins approx
11am and 1.30pm Ashby Library. Book @ Ashby TIC, £4
“All things bright and beautiful” Mural
4th May 2019, 10am to 2pm
Help paint a mural in St Helen’s Churchyard. Materials provided, open to all ages, just don’t wear your Sunday best! 10am to 2pm
Unison in Harmony – Festival of Voices Workshop & Concert led by The Teacup Trio
4th May 2019, 10am to 4.30pm
Share a day of harmony singing at this workshop with the vibrant young a cappella group, The Teacup Trio. After a morning workshop, the afternoon is a showcasing concert featuring what we have learned during the workshop, plus extracts from the repertoire of some of our local choirs and of course, a rousing set from the Teacup Trio. The workshop is suitable for everyone whether you have sung before or not.
10.00 am – 4.30 pm The Baptist Church, Brook Street. Ticket price £25 includes workshop and afternoon concert. Available from bit.ly/unisoninharmony or contact: Sue on 07981 356388
Community Singing at St Helen’s Church
4th May 2019, 11am to 12 noon
Join us for a favourite hymn sing-a-long.
11am – 12 noon, All welcome!
“Show and Tell” Adult Writers’ Workshop
4th May 2019, 2pm to 4pm
Bring a treasured or interesting object or with a story behind it to this friendly workshop and share your story with others. Easy warm-up games will get you in the mood to tell and then write your story. No previous experience necessary. No object or photo to bring? No problem! We’ll provide some to choose from.
2pm to 4pm, St Helen’s Community Heritage Centre, FREE but limited places so booking is essential via Ashby TIC
Teacup Trio at The Lyric
4th May 2019, 7.30pm
We’re delighted to host this great folk concert featuring The Teacup Trio, three award winning harmony singers receiving great reviews on the Folk Festival circuit.
The Trio are supported by Roots Community Singers, the area’s foremost folk choir.
This concert is bound to be a sell out so get your tickets early!
7.30pm The Lyric Rooms, £10. Book via bit.ly/teacuptrio or Sue 07981 356388
“Ten Rods” Venture Theatre Play
4th May 2019, 7pm doors for 7.30pm start
A third opportunity to enjoy this entertaining dark comedy.
Bar open from 7pm, plays from 7.30pm, Venture Theatre. Book @ Ashby TIC, £9
2019 Festival Galleries
5th May 2019, 10am to 4pm
Our Galleries and Art Cafe remain open all Bank Holiday weekend. Full details in our 2019 Festival Galleries section
Monsters on Tour
5th May 2019, 11am to 4pm
Another chance to see the monsters from Timber 2018 on the Bath Grounds 11am to 4pm
5th May 2019, 7.30pm doors for 8.15pm start
A laughter filled evening is guaranteed with Chris McCausland, a brilliant blind comic, who has appeared on Live at the Apollo…the dazzling and witty Diane Spencer…and Rahul Kohli a high-energy Indian Geordie!
All skilfully compered by Spiky Mike.
7.30pm doors 8.15pm start. Lyric Rooms, Tickets £12 in advance from www.funhousecomedy.co.uk or 0115 952 5050
Last day to see our Galleries!
6th May 2019, 10am-2.30pm
Full details in our 2018 Festival Galleries section.
Last Day to see “Monsters on Tour”
6th May 2019, 11am to 4pm
A final chance to hunt the monsters from Timber 2018 on the Bath Grounds
6th May 2019, 10am or 1pm
Fused Glass Workshops
Led by experienced glassworker Carla Harris, you can make a unique pendant in the morning workshop or a glass picture in the afternoon workshop.
10am -12 noon, Pendant Workshop £16 or 1pm to 3pm Glass Picture Workshop £19, Ashby Library. Book @ Ashby TIC