Some selected events at Ashburton Community Arts Centre (The Old Methodist Church, 15, West St, TQ13 7DT). Free, fast Wi-Fi available in the building (see notice in The Lounge for details). For programme see:, 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 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:


-            Regular Open Session on Saturdays with all welcome for tea, coffee maybe some cake or biscuits, gathering for musicians and chat with whoever's around.


-            Wide range of weekly Yoga sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with Chris Willis and Saturday mornings with Ty Lynne. See:


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


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


-            Flamenco or 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. £5 Just turn up.


-            Social Dance Hub: Weekly Sunday Night Swing Dance Session, at 6-7.30pm, upstairs at the Arts Centre to allow people to dance, swing & lindy hop in a free and creative style. All ages welcome. Led by teacher Jarl. Come along and check it out. All ages welcome! £5 adult / £3.


-       Kids Swing Club – a chance for young people and their parents to play around, enjoy the music and learn the building blocks of swing dance. 6pm-7pm:


-       Adults: 7pm - 9pm: Not a traditional formal class set up but is a fun lesson encouraging participants to explore rhythms and styles rather than focus on technicalities and routines.


-            RegularPlatform Cinema’ on Fridays approximately once a month


-            Thursday 1 August: The People’s String Foundation: Res Publica. Two live musicians, virtuoso violinist Ben Sutcliffe and co-founder and composer Zaid Al-Rikabi, plus a 32-piece virtual orchestra on film. Tickets:£13/£10/£6.


-          Friday 2 August: New Adult ballet class at 7pm with Clare Parker


-            Friday 2 August: 2021: A Cornish Space Odyssey at 7.30pm in Ashburton Community Arts Centre. A brand new piece of devised theatre from Theatre Royal Plymouth Lab Associates, ‘The Narwhal Ensemble’ directed by Nicole Redfern. Blending new writing by Chelsea Vincent & Sam Parker, music/sound composition by Daisy Higman, grungy aesthetics and live sound technology. Produced by Helen Bovey and performed by Roxane Boulbin, Chelsea Vincent, John Inkerman and Alex Robins, this is an electric show with a human heart. A regional story about big dreams and small places. For tickets at £13/£10/£5 click here.


-          Sunday 4 August: Piano recital at 4pm from Jenny Quick


-          Tuesday 6 August: Talk at 7.30pm by Sam McArthur of NoBrow Press


·           Wednesday 7 August: Between Us Will Bartlett & Kate Mullins.


·           Friday 9 August: The Diamond Family Archive with Tim Jones Band.


·           Saturday 10 August: Theo Mizú Band (from Brazil).


·           Monday 12 August: Matt Carter Septet.


To reserve tickets for any of the above, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.