Ashburton Community Arts Centre (The Old Methodist Church, West St, TQ13 7DT) is open regularly on Saturdays with all welcome for tea, coffee maybe some cake or biscuits, and chat with whoever's around and a programme of events, plus ‘Platform Cinema’. Free, fast Wi-Fi available in the building (see notice in The Lounge for details). For programme see: http://ashburtonarts.org.uk/, including Live Jazz plus some events in St Laurence Chapel, Ashburton TQ13 7DD. Advance tickets (where needed) for Ashburton Arts events will be available online at www.wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts from Rafikis Cafe or Gnash Comics, both in West Street Ashburton or by email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information see Ashburton Arts website and Facebook page and Facebook group.

New programme of regular events at the Arts Centre, including:

-       weekly Yoga sessions from 9 – 10am on Saturday mornings with Ty Lynne and on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with Chris Willis see: http://ashburtonarts.org.uk/yoga-at-the-arts-centre/

-       regular monthly Life Drawing session upstairs from 11am – 1.30pm with Andrew Stacey. Suggested donation £8. Some boards and easels now available to use.

-       Weekly painting course from 10am – 12.30pm on Friday mornings with Suzy Fasht FFI email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-       After School Art with Cara Roxanne – 2 spaces left in the 8 – 12 year-old weekly session on Tuesdays, 4.55 – 5.55pm. Email for details.

-       Ashburton Arts Orchestra on Monday evenings, 6.30 – 8.30pm. All welcome, on any acoustic instrument (not necessarily an orchestral one), just turn up. This is new!

-       Ashburton Arts Community Choir on Tuesdays, 7.30 – 9pm. All welcome. £5 – just turn up.

-       Flamenco & Bollywood dance on Tuesdays, with Karina Gracia. Bollywood 6 – 7pm; Flamenco 7 – 8pm. Just turn up or FFI or to book, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-       Belly Dancing on Thursdays at 6.30pm with Pat Langman starting on 10 Jan. £5 Just turn up.