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 music plus some events in St Lawrence 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.

Programme of regular events at Ashburton 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

·           Saturday 7 September: Duncan Chisolm Quartet at 7.30 pm. With Duncan Chisolm (fiddle); Jarlath Henderson (Uilleann Pipes and Whistles); Hamish Napier (Piano and Flute) and Innes Watson (Acoustic Guitar). £15/£11/£7 – You choose!

·           Friday 13 September: Flamenco Night Noche Flamenca. At 7.30 pm. £13/£10/£6 – You choose!

·           Sunday 15 September: Geoff Achison & The UK Souldiggers. At 7.30 pm. £13/£10/£6 – You choose!

·           Friday 20 September: Philip Robinson: Title and Deed. At 7.30pm. £10/£7/£5 – You choose!

·           Monday 23 September: Quentin Collins Quintet at 7:30 pm; £13/£10/£6– You choose!

·           Saturday 28 September: The First Ever Majidah Tribal Ashburton Hafla. At 7:30 pm. £5

·           Sunday 29 September: ‘Slow, Slower and Slowest’: An afternoon piano recital at 4pm with Jenny Quick, journeying through time and across Europe…. Bach (Germany); Scarlatti (Italy); Haydn (Austria); Scriabin and Rachmaninov (Russia); Paderewski (Poland), Janacek (Slovakia); Fauré and Messiaen (France); Frederic Mompou (Spain). Suggested donation £10/£8/£5/pay what you can.

·           Saturday 5 October: Treppenwitz; 7:30 pm; £13/£10/£6

·           Monday 7 October: Alison Rayner Quintet; 7:30 pm; £13/£10/£6

·           Friday 11 October: Jambones and GC3: Two trios; 7:30pm; tba

·           Saturday 12 October: Dartmoor Society Event; 10am – 5pm

·           Sunday 13 October: Liane Carroll; 7:30 pm; £13/£10/£6

·           Wednesday 16 October: Sunsplash (Philip Clouts, Neil Maya, etc); 7.30pm; £13/£10/£6

·           Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 October: Drop The Story Festival – see

·           Sunday 20 October: Kitty MacFarlane; 8pm; £12 click here to book

·           Wednesday 23 October: Boo Hewerdine; 7:30 pm; £10 click here (£1 fee)

·           Saturday 26 October: ISQ; 7:30 pm; £13/£10/£6

·           Saturday 2 November: Mama Tokus's social music club - The Get-Together; 7:30 pm; £13/£10/£6

·           Sunday 3 November: Nic Meier Quartet; 7.30pm; £13/£10/£6

·           Friday 8 November: Katy Hurt 7.30pm tba.

·           Saturday 9 November: Hummingbirds - tbc.

·           Sunday 10 November: The Songs of Nick Drake: Keith James; 7:30 pm; £13/£10/£6

·           Saturday 16 November: TwoManTing; 7:30 pm; £13/£10/£6

·           Sunday 17 November: Joy Ellis Quartet; 7:30 pm; £13/£10/£6

·           Wednesday 27 November: The Little Unsaid; 7:30 pm; £13/£10/£6

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