Festival 2018 Archive

A selection of small and interesting festival fringe events with free entry unless otherwise stated.


Fringe Craft and Chat Ashbourne Festival 2018






Craft and Chat – PIlgrims on a journey

Ashbourne Methodist Church, Church Street
Throughout the Festival

Back for their third year, Craft & Chat will be yarnbombing  Ashbourne Methodist Church and hosting a complementary display and art installation inside the church. This year’s theme is Pilgrims on a Journey and we’ll be exploring the concept of journey in the contexts of our community, our own humanity and the life of faith.


Fringe - Sue Prince at Ashbourne festival 2018

My Place – Sue Prince Solo Exhibition

St John Street Gallery, St John Street DE6 1GH
15 June – 7 July 2018

‘My Place’ is about where Sue lives and her place as a folk artist.  Her folk art is like folk music only in paint; encompassing stories about people and their places, work, love, conflict and society. In 2017 Sue created a new Ashbourne Treasure with the help of over 170 Ashbourne residents, ‘The Ashbourne History Painting’ can be seen on the windows of the Library and other public places.


Fringe at Ashbourne Festival 2018

Teddy Bear Parachuting

St Oswald’s Church, Mayfield Road
Saturday 23 June 2018 10.00 – 12.00

Have you ever allowed your favourite Teddy Bear to leap off the roof of St Oswald’s Church? For children and adults alike, this is your chance – excited Teddies are lifted on to the church roof, wearing a real parachute, and then make their courageous jump. Teddy Bear first aiders are on hand!


Fringe at Ashbourne Festival 2018

Lunchtime Organ Recital

St Oswald’s Church, Mayfield Road
Wednesday 27 June 2018 12.00 – 12.45
Followed by lunch in the church centre

Organist – Hugh Morris, Director of music at Derby Cathedral and designate Director of the RSCM.


The Metabolix

The Metabolix

The Shire Horse, Edlaston DE6 2DQ
Thursday 28 June 2018

The Metabolix have one mission; to prove that rock, pop and funk are the best medicine. The group has 3 doctors and 4 scientists in its lineup and plays an eclectic set list of covers that will fix your ailments.


Fringe at Ashbourne Festivak 2018

Playing on the Pinn

Town Hall, Market Place DE6 1ES
Sunday 1 July 2018 2.00pm
£5 and U18 £2

Playing on the Pinn recently won an award at the 2018 Colorado Film Festival; it is currently touring the UK with its accompaniment of live music from the original score and a collection of poems. Rachel Bolton and husband Peter were out walking in the Derbyshire hills when Peter collapsed from a stroke and died shortly afterwards. This marked the start of a journey which would take Rachel back to the mountains they’d climbed together. The film, poetry and music follow Rachel’s story. This performance will appeal to films lovers, music and poetry fans; it is an inspiring and uplifting story about overcoming loss.

‘Thanks for a great evening…..full of fun, emotion, love and determination. Brilliant film, the whole evening was very inspiring.’


Fringe Ashbourne Festival 2018

Lunchtime Recital

St Oswald’s Church, Mayfield Road
Wednesday 4 July 2018 12.00 – 12.45
Followed by lunch in the church centre

Given by music students from Queen Elizabeth’s GS.


Festival Choral Evensong

St Oswald’s Church, Mayfield Road
Sunday 8 July 2018 6.30pm

A service to celebrate the 2018 Ashbourne Festival with local school singers and choral music including works by Vivaldi and Haydn