Only Remembered A Great Success!

The Only Remembered tribute concert to those who served in the Great War by Roots Community Singers proved a huge success with the Charles Booth centre at Thringstone packed to capacity. The choir put on an anti-war show paying tribute to the men, women and animals that served and died in the First World War […]

Only Remembered First World War Tribute Concert

Roots Community Singers mark the 100 year Armistice of the First World War this November with a unique tribute concert consisting of songs from the folk tradition, story telling and poetry all set to a back drop of evocative images reflecting the times and events of a conflict which left few unscathed and which had […]

Fabulous Young ‘Uns Workshop!

We laughed a lot, we learnt a lot! What an amazing day we had with The Young ‘Uns at Thringstone Community Centre. In spite of the awful wintery weather which still gripped the country after a week of icy blasts over 60 workshop participants braved the conditions for what turned out to be a superb […]

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SEX, SCANDLE AND SORCERY AT ASHBY ARTS FESTIVAL!

Take one lowly milkmaid, a high born knight, a meddlesome monk and a mischievous old biddy with a fondness for green magic and you’ve a tabloid topping headline show set to be the premier event of the 2010 Ashby de la Zouch Arts Festival.

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SUE THE MUSE AND LOIS THE POET ARTS FESTIVAL ANTHOLOGY LAUNCH

Local poets, Sue Kendrick from Newbold and Lois Crofton from Worthington, will be lauching their first ever poetry anthology at Ashby’s Arts Festival. Sleet, Shoots and Leaves follows the seasons through the National Forest in verse and photography and was first published in 2009 as a limited edition to family and friends of the poetic […]

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CRY MORRIS FOR ENGLAND & ST. GEORGE!

Lots of St. George’s Day events taking place all over the country including Loughborough where I’ll be dancing with Bare Bones border morris team. It’s not the first time I've danced time in public, but still a nerve wracking experience! What the heck! If St. George can take on a dragon, what’s a bit of […]

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STORY TELLER SOPHIE SNELL SET TO PUT ARTS FESTIVAL AUDIENCES UNDER HER SPELL!

Lovers of the aural storytelling tradition are in for a real treat during this year’s Ashby Arts Festival when nationally acclaimed storyteller, Sophie Snell joins the Folk on the Farm production of Sleet, Shoots and Leaves. Sophie, a professional storyteller from Derby, has a wide range of stories for both children and adults at her […]

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