What's On in the Ashby de la Zouch area this weekend

By Graham Hill

9th May 2024 | Local News

Ivanhoe School in Ashby is staging a pop-up arts fair this weekend. Photo: Ashby Nub News
Ivanhoe School in Ashby is staging a pop-up arts fair this weekend. Photo: Ashby Nub News


This weekend's Ashby events cover a wide range of entertainment and activities hopefully there is something for everyone.

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There are a number events around the Ashby Arts Festival this weekend.

The Ivanhoe School is hosting a pop-up arts centre on Saturday and Sunday.

Discover the joy of shopping for unique art and handmade works!

The Moira Mammal Marathon takes place this weekend. Image: Supplied

From hand thrown pottery to oil paintings you will find a diverse range of beautiful and unique works for your home or garden and a great opportunity to meet and chat to the local makers and artists who created them.

Perhaps you might even be inspired to commission a special piece for you or a special gift.

More details are HERE.

Also part of the festival is live music at The Venture Theatre in the shape of Skinner and Twitch.

Ashby Arts Festival present a fun night of music with Skinner & T'witch, supported by The Three Rivers Gang.

Drawing on music hall and vaudeville traditions, Skinner & T'witch combine original comedy and satire with folk, flamenco and theatre style songs.

The Venture Theatre in Ashby. Image: Instantstreetview.

Skinner & T'witch have been on the road since 2014, released five albums and have performed widely around the UK. They have also toured both in Australia and the US.

More details are HERE

The Belper Arms in Newton Burgoland is hosting a Family Fun Day on Saturday.

This includes the chance to have a go at Petanque, a Charity Dog Show and live music in the evening.

More details are HERE.

The Moira Mammal Marathon takes place from Friday until Sunday.

Join wildlife experts for a weekend of FREE furry fun for the family in the Forest to learn more about the mammals on your doorstep!

Indulge in a whole weekend of activity including talks, field studies, guided walks and exhibitions.

Night time bat walks and workshops identifying animals from their tracks and footprints, you can find out more about the mammals that live in the National Forest and what you can do to help protect them.

More details are HERE.

Brew in Market Street has more events on this weekend with pop up food on Saturday in the shape of One UK.

The Lazy Sunday Afternoon session this week comes from Lucy Bemridge.


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