Fringe

A selection of small and interesting events, all of which have free entry.

 

Ashbourne Festival Fringe - Worldwide Knit in Public day

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashbourne Craft & Chat Group  FREE EVENT
Saturday 10 June 2017
11.00am – 2.00pm in Victoria Square, Ashbourne

 

Ashbourne Methodist Church Craft & Chat group will be joining in with knitting and crochet events world wide as they create unique additions to this year’s Festival yarn bombing on World Wide Knit in Public Day. Any experience level or gender welcome. Needles and wool will be available for you to use or bring your own. For more information www.wwkipday.com.

This group take yarn bombing very seriously and moving on from last year’s colourful display, visitors to the Church and indeed, that part of Church Street will be able to see garlands, flags and bunting on display.

 

Jenna Witts Ashbourne Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jenna Witts
Saturday 17 June at Smith’s Tavern
Sunday 18 June at Artisan Café Bar
FREE ENTRY to both venues

 

Jenna Witts will be playing at the Smith’s Tavern on the 17th June and The Artisan Café Bar on the 18th to celebrate it’s first birthday and launch the festival fringe in both venues. This is a return visit to Artisan for Jenna and she’s really looking forward to it. This new and contemporary cafe/bar has a brilliant venue space upstairs, it specialises in quality food and drinks and has a warm and friendly atmosphere!

 

Stanton Waits Recorder Consort at Ashbourne Festival Fringe

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stanton Waits Recorder Consort  FREE EVENT
Saturday 24 June 2017
10.00 – 11.30am at Ashbourne Library

 

Stanton Waits is a group of friends and recorder players. We rehearse in the small village of Stanton, just outside of Ashbourne. In medieval times, the Waits were municipal musicians. Our group play recorders of many sizes and music of many kinds. We have played previously at St Oswald’s Church, Sudbury Hall, Ashbourne Town Hall and Library and further afield, at Astley Castle, the Gothic Temple in Stowe Landscape Gardens and Cawood Castle.

GF Handel was a visitor to this area and in anticipation of the Ashbourne Treasures exhibition we celebrate his music playing “Mostly Handel”.

 

Elizabeth Macbain at Ashbourne Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local author Elizabeth Macbain   FREE EVENT
Monday 26 June 2017 at 7.00pm (entry from 6.45pm)
Ashbourne Library, Compton Road DE6 1GF

 

Elizabeth Macbain is a local author living in Ashbourne. She has had a variety of jobs to date, but writing has always been her true passion. Despite fierce competition, Elizabeth won the Urbane Publications competition prize of a publishing contract in 2014. ‘The Heart Ladder’, Elizabeth’s debut novel, was released on 10th March 2016 and is available through Urbane Publications, Amazon and WH Smith.
You can join Elizabeth at Ashbourne Library to hear more about her writing journey and also to get your hands on a signed copy of her first novel.Keep visiting this page, there’s more to come!